Atlas Asbestos Co. (Hidden Splendor, Todd) mine

past producer of asbestos in Fresno county, CA

Geologic information

Name of siteAtlas Asbestos Co. (Hidden Splendor, Todd) mine
Developmentpast producer
StateCA
CountyFresno
Geographic location:-120.5888, 36.3237
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile
Associated mineralsserpentine
hydromagnesite
chromite
crystalline carbonate
magnetite
uvarovite
Host rock typesserpentinized peridotite
Geologic map unit-120.5888, 36.3237
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Reference information

Merritt, P.C., 1962, California asbestos goes to market: Mining Engineering, v. 14, no. 9, p. 57-60.
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.
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.