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Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in California

Open-File Report 2011-1188

Prepared in cooperation with the California Geological Survey, California Geological Survey Map Sheet 59
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Abstract

The map (Plate.pdf), pamphlet (Pamphlet.pdf), and the accompanying datasets in this report provide information for 290 sites in California where asbestos occurs in natural settings, using descriptions found in the geologic literature. Data on location, mineralogy, geology, and relevant literature for each asbestos site are provided. Using the map and digital data in this report, the user can examine the distribution of previously reported asbestos and their geological characteristics in California. This report is part of an ongoing study by the U.S. Geological Survey to identify and map sites where asbestos mineralization occurs in the United States, which includes similar maps and datasets of natural asbestos localities within the Eastern United States (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1189/), the Central United States (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1211/), the Rocky Mountain States (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1182/), the Southwestern United States (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1095/), and the Northwestern United States (Oregon and Washington) (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1041/). These reports are intended to provide State and local government agencies and other stakeholders with geologic information on reported asbestos mineralization in the United States.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2011-1188
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description:
1 Plate - Plate 1: 36 x 48 inches; Pamphlet: iii, 22 p.; Datasets Directory; References
Country:
United States
State:
California
Datum:
North American 1927
Projection:
Lambert Conformal Conic