John Quirk mine

past producer of asbestos in Butte county, CA

Geologic information

Name of siteJohn Quirk mine
Developmentpast producer
StateCA
CountyButte
Geographic location:-121.59, 39.84
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Fibrous mineraltremolite asbestos
Associated mineralsserpentine
Host rock typesserpentinite
Geologic map unit-121.59, 39.84
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Reference information

O'Brien, J.C., 1949, Mines and mineral resources of Butte County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, v. 45, no. 3, p. 417-454.
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.