Blue Rock Asbestos Mine, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 53' 32'' North , 82° 11' 14'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||35.89222,-82.18722|
Commodities (Major) - Asbestos
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock: Plutonic Rock
Production:: CONRAD, S.G. AND OTHERS, 1963, N.C. DIV. MIN. RES. BULL. 77
3 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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541 - 1000 Ma
|Alligator Back Formation; Gneiss|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Alligator Back Formation
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
North Carolina NOA Site Screening Summary Report (2006), Screening of Historic Mines, Historic Asbesto Prospects, and Natural Asbestos Occurrences in North Carolina.