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Asbestos

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A fibrous natural form of certain silicate minerals, it has been used historically as a fire retardant and insulant.

However, since the 1980s the use of asbestos around the world has been almost completely phased out except for a few specialist cases primarily in chemical production.


Deposits of AsbestosHide

This map shows a selection of deposits 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Darling Co.
      • Barraba
    • Drake Co.
      • Baryulgil
    • Georgiana Co.
      • Rockley
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • South Flinders Ranges
        • Bunkers Range
          • Oraparinna homestead (Oraparinna National Park)
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Barossa Valley
          • Lyndoch
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Zeehan district
        • North Dundas
          • Serpentine Hill
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
        • Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine
China
 
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Tonghua Prefecture
      • Ji'an Co.
  • Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Chaoyang Prefecture
      • Chaoyang Co.
    • Liaodong Peninsula
      • Dalian Prefecture
        • Jinzhou District
  • Qinghai Province
    • Haibei Autonomous Prefecture
      • Qilian Co.
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Mangnai Co. (Mangya Co.)
  • Sichuan Province
    • Ya'an Prefecture
      • Shimian Co.
Cyprus
 
  • Nicosia District (Lefkoşa District; Lefkosia District)
    • Amiandos
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
        • Malenco Valley
          • Lanterna Valley
            • Lanzada
              • Scerscen Valley
              • Vallone del Cengiaccio (Cengiaccio; Cengiàsc; Cengiasco)
          • Torre di Santa Maria
            • Ciappanico
  • Piedmont
    • Torino Province
      • Lanzo Valleys
        • Balangero
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Ehlanzeni District
      • Barberton
        • Kaapsche Hoop (Kaapsehoop)
      • Pilgrim's Rest
        • Sabie
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Lake and Peninsula Borough
      • Bristol Bay District
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Kiana District
      • Shungnak District
    • Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Borough
      • Admiralty District
    • Southeast Fairbanks Borough
      • Fortymile District
      • Goodpaster District
    • Valdez-Cordova Borough
      • Chistochina District
      • Prince William Sound District
      • Tok District
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
      • Black District
      • Melozitna District
  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
      • Fort Apache Indian Reservation
        • Salt River Draw
      • Salt River District
        • Salt River
          • Mule Hoof Bend (Oxbow Bend)
      • San Carlos Indian Reservation
        • Salt River District
          • Salt River
            • Salt River Canyon
      • Sierra Ancha Mts
        • Sierra Ancha District
          • Center Mountain area
          • Horse Camp Mesa area
      • Sloan Creek
        • Asbestos Explorations Company leases
  • California
    • Calaveras Co.
      • Foothill Copper Belt
        • Copperopolis
      • French Creek District
        • Mountain Top
    • Fresno Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Coalinga area
      • Owl Mountain
    • Inyo Co.
      • Death Valley
    • Napa Co.
      • Spanish Flat
    • Riverside Co.
      • San Jacinto Mts
        • Pinyon Pines
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • San Benito River headwaters area
            • Dallas Gem Mine area
              • Santa Rita Peak
    • Shasta Co.
      • Klamath Mts
        • Sims Station
    • Tuolumne Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Jamestown District
          • Jamestown
  • Colorado
    • Rio Grande Co.
      • Decatur NE District (Jasper District)
  • Georgia
    • Rabun Co.
      • Burton
      • Pine Mountain
  • Idaho
    • Adams Co.
      • Blue Bunch Ridge
    • Clearwater Co.
      • Orofino District
    • Idaho Co.
      • Harpster District
      • Maggie Creek District
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore Co.
      • Hollofield
  • Massachusetts
    • Berkshire Co.
      • Hinsdale
    • Hampshire Co.
      • Pelham
  • Montana
    • Beaverhead Co.
      • Medicine Lodge - Cabin Creek District
    • Carbon Co.
    • Gallatin Co.
      • Gallatin Canyon
      • Gallatin Range
      • Spanish Peaks Primitive Area
      • West Gallatin
    • Jefferson Co.
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Rainy Creek District
      • Yaak
    • Madison Co.
      • Ruby Range
  • North Carolina
    • Avery Co.
      • Frank
      • Spruce Pine District
    • Buncombe Co.
      • Democrat
    • Caldwell Co.
      • Morganton
    • Jackson Co.
      • Glenville-Norton
      • Sapphire Valley
    • Macon Co.
      • Cowee Valley
        • Ellijay District
    • Transylvania Co.
      • Lake Toxaway
    • Wilkes Co.
      • North Wilkesboro
    • Yancey Co.
      • Brush Creek
      • Spruce Pine District
  • Oregon
    • Baker Co.
      • Blue Mts
        • Cracker Creek District (Sumpter District; Bourne District; McCully District)
      • Greenhorn District
      • Lower Burnt River District
      • Upper Burnt River District
    • Curry Co.
      • Agness
    • Grant Co.
      • Canyon Creek District
      • Greenhorn District
      • Mount Vernon
    • Jackson Co.
      • Gold Hill District
      • Upper Applegate District
    • Josephine Co.
      • Illinois River District
      • Lower Applegate District
    • Malheur Co.
  • Utah
    • Box Elder Co.
      • Newfoundland Mts
        • Newfoundland District
    • Millard Co.
      • Antelope Springs (Wheeler Amphitheater)
  • Vermont
    • Orleans & Lamoille Cos.
      • Lowell & Eden
    • Windsor Co.
      • Reading
        • Hammondsville
  • Virginia
    • Amherst Co.
    • Fairfax Co.
    • Floyd Co.
    • Fluvanna Co.
    • Goochland Co.
    • Grayson Co.
    • Henry Co.
    • Rockingham Co.
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
      • Iron Mountain District
    • Carbon Co.
    • Converse Co.
    • Fremont Co.
      • South Pass-Atlantic City District
    • Teton Co.
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