Santa Rita quarry (Union Carbide Corporation, KCAC mine)

past producer of asbestos in San Benito county, CA

Geologic information

Name of siteSanta Rita quarry (Union Carbide Corporation, KCAC mine)
Developmentpast producer
CountySan Benito
Geographic location:-120.6141, 36.339
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsantigorite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-120.6141, 36.339
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Reference information

Mumpton, F.A., and Thompson, C.S., 1975, Mineralogy and origin of the Coalinga asbestos deposit: Clays and Clay Minerals, v. 23, no. 2, p. 131-143.
Rapp, J.S., Silva, M.A., Manson, M.W., Bane, D.L., and Kiessling, E.W., 1981, Mines and mineral producers active in California, 1981: California Division of Mines and Geology Special Publication 58, 58 p.
Ross, M., and Nolan, R.P., 2003, History of asbestos discovery and use and asbestos-related disease in context with the occurrence of asbestos within ophiolite complexes, in Dilek, Y., and Newcomb, S., eds., Ophiolite concept and the evolution of geological thought: Geological Society of America Special Paper 373, p. 447-470.