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Talc City Mine (Inyo Talc Co. Mine; Sierra Talc and Clay Co.; Simonds Mine; Simonds deposit), Eagle Point, Talc City District, Talc City Hills, Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 19' 59'' North , 117° 40' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.3330555556, -117.669166667
 
A former talc mine located in sec. 29, T18S, R40E, MDM, 2.3 km (1.4 miles) ESE of Eagle Point, and about 7 miles NW of Darwin. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Local rocks include Devonian marine rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley).

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

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References

Waring, Clarence A. & E. Huguenin (1919), Inyo County: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 126.

Murdoch, Joseph (1934), Amber in California: Journal of Geology: 42: 309-310; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 358.

Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): 114-117, 119-121.

Page, Benjamin Markham (1951), Talc deposits of steatite grade, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines, Special Report 8, 35 pp.: 13-22, 29-30.

Hall, Wayne Everett & E.M. Mackevett (1958), Economic geology of the Darwin quadrangle, Inyo County, California: Calif Division of Mines Special Report 51, 77 pp.: 67-72.

Hall, Wayne Everett & Edward M. Mackevett (1963), Geology and ore deposits of the Darwin quadrangle, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 368: 80.

Wright, L.A. (1966) Talc and soapstone. California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 191: 414-420.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 417.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10076664 & 10212127.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270231.

 
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