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Shingle Springs Mine (Shingle Springs Rossi; Docs Mine), Shingle Springs, Shingle Springs District, West Belt, El Dorado Co., California, USA

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A former talc-soapstone occurrence/mine located in sec. 5, T9N, R10E, MDM, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) E of Shingle Springs. Operated during the period 1919 to 1928. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters. T&R section uncertain, described as 1 mile E of Shingle Springs.

Local rocks include pre-Cenozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks undivided.

Workings include surface openings comprised of an open pit. Processing plant was located in Alameda County. Mine operated for 2 months of the year. Employed 1 at the mine.

Soapstone was shipped for use as a roofing coating.

10 years of reserves were reported.

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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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Clark, Wm. B. & D.W. Carlson (1956), Mines and mineral resources of El Dorado County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 52(4): 589.

Engineering and Mining Journal (1975), Directory of Mining.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10092076 & 10284006.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060170260.

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