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Mountain Leather

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A variety of Asbestos

An early popular name for the leather-like varieties of asbestos. Similar material has been called mountain paper, mountain wood, mountain paper, or mountain cork.

See also: pilolite.

Minerals known to form "mountain leather" include actinolite, chrysotile, palygorskite, saponite, sepiolite, tremolite or zeolite.

Classification of Mountain Leather

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Other Names for Mountain Leather

Synonyms:
BärgkoarkLeatherstoneVoile de montagne
Other Languages:
German:Bergholz
Bergkork
Bergleder

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Mountain Leather

Reference List:

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Dana, J.D. (1837) System of Mineralogy 1st Edition, 310.
Clark, A (1993) Hey's Mineral Index 3rd Edition, 472.
Cavallo, Gregory J. (1989) X-ray Investigation of "Mountain Leather", Canadian Mineralogist, v. 27, p. 237-239.

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  • Localities for Mountain Leather

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Austria
     
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Stubach valley
    Martin Gruell
    • Styria
      • Neuberg an der Mürz
        • Arzbach (Arzbachleiten)
    Sigmund 1912
    • Tyrol
      • East Tyrol
        • Tauern valley
          • Gschlöss valley
    Stroh (1979)
    Canada
     
    • Québec
      • Outaouais
        • Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM
          • L'Ange-Gardien
    C. Lemanski collection (7801CL).
    Chile
     
    • Atacama Region
      • Copiapó Province
    Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 154-167
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Wunsiedel
            • Wunsiedel Marble quarries
    Meier, S. (2008): Mineralien aus dem Wunsiedler Marmor im Fichtelgebirge. Lapis 33 (11), 22-27.
    Italy
     
    • Trentino-Alto Adige
      • Bolzano Province (South Tyrol)
    Dan Weinrich
    Japan
     
    • Kyushu Region
      • Oita Prefecture
        • Ono-gun
    Dr. Yohachiro Okamoto collection (conserved by the Geological Survey of Japan)
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • St Just District
          • St Just
            • Botallack
              • Cliff outcrops
    Carne, J. (1822): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 2, 290-358
    USA
     
    • Alaska
      • Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Borough
        • Chichagof District
          • Lemesurier Island
    Ward's Natural Science Co. and Mineralogical Research Co. specimens
    • Arizona
      • Graham Co.
        • Ash Peak District
          • Ash Peak
    Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 92.
    • California
      • Calaveras Co.
        • Moore Creek - Mokelumne River confluence area
          • Garnet Hill
    www.mineralsocal.org
      • Los Angeles Co.
        • Lang
          • Tick Canyon
            • Tick Canyon Borate deposit
    www.mineralsocal.org
      • Riverside Co.
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 68.
      • Santa Cruz Co.
        • Santa Cruz Mts
    Fitch, A.A. (1931), The geology of Ben Lomond Mountain, California: University of California Department of Geological Sciences Bulletin: 21: 9; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 68.
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield Co.
        • North Canaan
          • Canaan
    Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
    • Maine
      • Knox Co.
    King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore Co.
        • Texas
    Rocks & Min.: 21:274-275.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire Co.
        • Jaffrey
    Hitchcock, 1878.; A Catalogue of American Minerals, with their localities By Samuel Robinson
    • New Jersey
      • Hudson Co.
        • Secaucus
    Minerals of Laurel Hill, Secaucus, NJ, Facciolla, N.W. (published privately).
      • Middlesex Co.
    The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 83.
    • New Mexico
      • Hidalgo Co.
        • Sylvanite District
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Lasky, S. G. (1947) Geology and ore deposits of the Little Hatchet Mountains, Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 208
    The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 84.
      • Dutchess Co.
        • Fishkill
          • Delaware Aqueduct
    George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
      • Putnam Co.
        • Patterson
    Rocks & Min.: 14: 4-9.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence Co.
        • Cumberland
    Miller, 1972. Rhode Island Minerals
    • Vermont
      • Addison Co.
        • Leicester
    Grant, 1968. Mineral Collecting in Vermont
      • Chittenden Co.
    Lucarini, Carl, 1938, Mineral Localities in Vermont, Report of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, v. 40, p. 83-90
      • Franklin Co.
    Lucarini, Carl, 1938, Mineral Localities in Vermont, Report of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, v. 40, p. 83-90
      • Rutland Co.
        • Danby
    Grant, 1968. Mineral Collecting in Vermont
      • Windham Co.
    Morrill & Chaffee, 1957. VT Mines & Mineral Localities.
      • Windsor Co.
        • Woodstock
    Rocks & Min 71:337
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun Co.
        • Mountville
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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