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Open-File Report 2006-1211

Reported Historic Asbestos Prospects and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in the Central United States

By Bradley S. Van Gosen

Abstract

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This map and its accompanying dataset provide information for 26 natural asbestos occurrences in the Central United States (U.S.), using descriptions found in the geologic literature. Data on location, mineralogy, geology, and relevant literature for each asbestos site are provided. Using the map and digital data in this report, the user can examine the distribution of previously reported asbestos occurrences and their geological characteristics in the Central U.S. This report is part of an ongoing study by the U.S. Geological Survey to identify and map reported natural asbestos occurrences in the U.S., which began with U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1189 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1189/). These reports are intended to provide State and local government agencies and other stakeholders with geologic information on natural occurrences of asbestos in the U.S.

First posted August 2006

  • Data Files
    Contains: the accompanying dataset for this report.

For additional information contact:

U.S. Geological Survey
Central Region Mineral Resources Science Center
Box 25046, MS-973
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225

http://minerals.cr.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Van Gosen, B.S, 2006, Reported historic asbestos prospects and natural asbestos occurrences in the Central United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1211, 1 pl.


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