Hoosac Tunnel Soapstone Quarry (Hoosac Talc Mine), Rowe, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||42° 40' 45'' North , 72° 52' 5'' West (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~0km|
Worked for soapstone ca. 1885-1895. Mined for talc beginning in 1909.
Taconian ultramafic tectonic "sliver" located on a major regional thrust fault at the top of the Rowe formation, separating it from the Moretown formation.
7 valid minerals.
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Chute, Newton E. (1969) The Talc, Soapstone, and Asbestos deposits of Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 69-39, p. 14-16.