Sylvester asbestos deposit

past producer of asbestos in Shasta county, CA

Geologic information

Name of siteSylvester asbestos deposit
Developmentpast producer
StateCA
CountyShasta
Geographic location:-122.3949, 41.1018
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Fibrous mineralanthophyllite asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
Host rock typesperidotite
Geologic map unit-122.3949, 41.1018
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Reference information

O'Brien, J.C., 1948, Current and recent mining activities in the Redding district: California Journal of Mines and Geology, v. 44, no. 4, p. 335-378.
Wiebelt, F.J., and Smith, M.C., 1959, A reconnaissance of asbestos deposits in the serpentine belt of northern California: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7860, 52 p.
Lydon, P.A., and O'Brien, J.C., 1974, Mines and mineral resources of Shasta County, California: California Division of Mines and Geology County Report 6, 154 p., 2 plates.
Southern Pacific Company, 1987a, Minerals for industry--Volume II, northern California: California Division of Mines and Geology Special Publication 94, 207 p., 1 plate.