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Home Mine, American Asbestos Mine (Arizona Asbestos Inc. claims; includes claims: Vosberg; Smith; Benstago; Wilson), Horse Camp Mesa area, Sierra Ancha District, Sierra Ancha Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

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A former underground asbestos mine. Produced 1952.

Mineralization is short asbestos fiber hosted in the Mescal Limestone. An associated rock unit is diabase.

One of the earliest worked deposits. Production was a few hundred tons of ore.

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1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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References

Stewart, L.A. (1955), Chrysotile-Asbestos Deposits of Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7706: 72, 86.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System: Arizona Asbestos, Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources (June, 1976).

Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp.

Peirce, H. Wesley (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10060327, MRDS ID #TC10374; and Dep. ID #10137117, MAS ID #0040070091.

 
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