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Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in the conterminous United States

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2019

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Van Gosen, B.S., 2019, Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in the conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P92IB844.

Summary

This data release is a compilation of six earlier reports on natural occurrences of asbestos in the conterminous United States, which were published separately; these are Van Gosen (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) and Van Gosen and Clinkenbeard (2011). The earlier reports were compilations divided by regions of the United States; in each report the data were provided in spreadsheet format. This data release combines the regional datasets into a single compilation for the entire conterminous United States, and includes shapefiles and spreadsheet formats. This data release provides site-by-site information on 876 natural occurrences of asbestos reported within the conterminous United States. This dataset allows the user to examine the [...]

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KCAC mine.jpg
“KCAC chrysotile mine, CA, in 1998; the last asbestos mine in the US.”
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Natural_asbestos_occurrences_conterminous_US.csv
“Natural occurrences of asbestos dataset in csv format”
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Natural_asbestos_occurrences_conterminous_US.xls
“Natural occurrences of asbestos dataset in Excel format”
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References_csv_format.csv
“References cited in the dataset in csv format”
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References_Excel_format.xls
“References cited in the dataset in Excel format”
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Natural_asbestos_occurrences_conterminous_US.zip
“ArcGIS shapefile”
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Natural_asbestos_occurrences_conterminous_US.xml
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Purpose

This data release intends to provide Federal, State, and local government agencies and other stakeholders with information on the geology and distribution of known natural occurrences of asbestos in the conterminous United States. To enable the user to display, manipulate, and (or) compile a database of the occurrences, the data is provided in three types of formats: Esri shapefile, and Excel and comma-separated values (CSV) files.

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