Oriental gold mine

occurrence of asbestos in Sierra county, CA

Geologic information

Name of siteOriental gold mine
Developmentoccurrence
StateCA
CountySierra
Geographic location:-120.8576, 39.4605
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsantigorite
lizardite
brucite
tremolite
chlorite
talc
magnetite
millerite
chromite
pentlandite
awaruite
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-120.8576, 39.4605
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Reference information

Coveney, R.M., Jr., 1981, Gold quartz veins and auriferous granite at the Oriental mine, Alleghany district, California: Economic Geology, v. 76, p. 2176-2199.
[http://econgeol.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/reprint/76/8/2176]