Coalinga (Johns-Manville) mine

past producer of asbestos in Fresno county, CA

Geologic information

Name of siteCoalinga (Johns-Manville) mine
Developmentpast producer
StateCA
CountyFresno
Geographic location:-120.539, 36.3181
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
hydromagnesite
chromite
crystalline carbonate
magnetite
uvarovite
Host rock typesserpentinized peridotite
Geologic map unit-120.539, 36.3181
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Reference information

Key, W.W., 1966, Use of mineral fillers, granules, and roofing rock in California asphalt-consuming industries: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8300, 56 p.
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.
Munro, R.C., and Reim, K.M., 1962, Coalinga--Newcomer to the asbestos industry: Mining Engineering, v. 14, no. 9, p. 60-62.
Rice, S.J., 1963, California asbestos industry: California Division of Mines and Geology Mineral Information Service, v. 16, no. 9, p. 1-7.
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.
Southern Pacific Company, 1987b, Minerals for industry--Volume III, southern California: California Division of Mines and Geology Special Publication 95, 242 p., 4 plates.