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quarry of asbestos in Skagit county, WA
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|Name of site||Burlington quarry|
|Geographic location:||-122.3197, 48.4848|
Political divisions (FIPS codes)
USGS map quadrangles
Mount Vernon(quadrangle 1:24,000 scale)
Port Townsend(quadrangle 1:100,000 scale)
Victoria(quadrangle 1:250,000 scale)
Hydrologic units (watersheds)
Lower Skagit(hydrologic unit)
Puget Sound(hydrologic accounting unit)
Puget Sound(hydrologic subregion)
Pacific Northwest(hydrologic region)
|Fibrous mineral||Asbestos-Talc Products of Washington, Inc., of Burlington, Skagit County, mines a somewhat fibrous soapstone-actinolite mixture that has developed in shear zones cutting greenstone. It is ground, mixed with asbestos and use [sic] for special cements"" (Glover, 1936, p. 14).|
|Host rock types||greenstone|
|Geologic map unit|
Glover, S.L., 1936, Nonmetallic mineral resources of Washington: Washington Division of Geology Bulletin No. 33, 135 p.
Bowles, Oliver, 1955, The asbestos industry: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 552, 122 p.
Valentine, G.M., 1960, Inventory of Washington minerals, Part I, Second edition, Nonmetallic minerals: Washington Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin No. 37, 175 p., 39 plates.
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