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Santa Rita Mine (Union Carbide Nuclear; Santa Rita Asbestos Mine; Joe 5 pit; Joe 7-5 Mine; KCAC Mine), Santa Rita Peak, Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA

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A former asbestos mine located in the NW¼ sec. 25, T18S, R12E, MDM, 1.4 km (4,600 feet) SW of Santa Rita Peak.

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Eckel, Edwin Butt & W.B. Myers (1946), Quicksilver deposits of the New Idria district, San Benito and Fresno Counties, California: California Division Mines Report 42: 81-124.

Matthews, Robert Alfred (1961) Geology of the Butler Estate chromite mine, Southwestern Fresno County. California Division of Mines and Geology Special Report 71, 20 pp.

Merritt, Paul C. (1962), California Asbestos Goes to Market, Society of Mining Engineers, September: 57-62.

Rice, Sale Jewell (1963), California asbestos industry: California Division Mines & Geology, Mineral Information Service: 16(9): 1-6.

California Division of Mines & Geology (1964), Asbestos Plant Opens, Mineral Information Service Bulletin: 251.

Woodmansee, W.C. (1973) The mineral industry of California: Reprint from 1971. U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbook, 50 pp.: 19.

Kelley, F.R. (1974), Joe 5-7 Mine (Union Carbide Corp.) Mineral Report, unpublished, California Division of Mines and Geology.

U.S. Bureau of Mines (1974), Asbestos, Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbook, Vol. I, Metals and Minerals.

Mumpton, F.A. and C.S. Thompson (1975), Mineralogy and Origin of the Coalinga Asbestos, Clays and Clay Minerals: 23: 57.

Union Carbide Corporation (1979), Mining at Union Carbide, A Status.

Clifton, R.A. (1981) U.S. Bureau of Mines, Washington D.C., Telephonic communication (with USGS).

Matsten, R.O. (1981) Union Carbide Corporation - personal communication (to USGS).

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (1981), Union Carbide Corporation claim maps.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 423.

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