American Ores mine

past producer of asbestos in Gila county, AZ

Geologic information

Name of siteAmerican Ores mine
Developmentpast producer
StateAZ
CountyGila
Geographic location:-110.9468, 33.7616
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
calcite
Host rock typesmagnesian limestone
Geologic map unit-110.9468, 33.7616
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Reference information

Bateman, A.M., 1923, An Arizona asbestos deposit: Economic Geology, v. 18, no. 7, p. 663-683.
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Melhase, John, 1925, Asbestos deposits of Arizona: Engineering and Mining Journal-Press, v. 120, no. 21, [Nov. 21, 1925], p. 805-810.
Wilson, E.D., 1928, Asbestos deposits of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin No. 126, 100 p.
Stewart, L.A., 1955, Chrysotile-asbestos deposits of Arizona: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7706, 124 p.