U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1229

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Ultramafic-Hosted Talc-Magnesite Deposits

By Gilpin R. Robinson, Jr., Bradley S. Van Gosen, and Nora K. Foley

Ultramfic-Hosted Talc-Magnesite Deposits  

This presentation on the geology of ultramafic-hosted talc-magnesite deposits was given at the 42nd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, May 7-13, 2006, in Asheville, N.C. (U.S.A.).

Talc is a soft inert industrial mineral commodity commonly used as a component or filler in ceramic, paint, paper, plastic, roofing, and electrical applications. Ultramafic-hosted talc-magnesite deposits are important sources of talc.

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