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Title: Appendix to the Journals of the Senate and Assembly of the … session of the Legislature of the State of California
Year: 1853 (1850s)
Authors: California. Legislature
Subjects: Legislative journals
Publisher: Sacramento : State Printing
Contributing Library: San Francisco Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: San Francisco Public Library
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ar-ne3reie-m- i c aleedire :orid,ne.ue8d. by lat •ge to AMADOR COUNTY. ASBESTOS. Mace Asbestos Mine. It is 2^ miles east of lone, on Sutter Creek; some veins and stringers of the chrysotile asbestos occur in a dark green serpentine along the contact with the black slates. Several small open cuts have been made on this asbestos. IMrs. A. Mace, of lone, owner. CLAY PRODUCTS. Description of Carhondalc and lone .1/a/. \ liic area about Car-bondale and lone are extensive deposits of liigh-grade clays. Fineplastic potters clay and fire clays occur in unlimited quantities. Thereis also a highly sandy clay, and associated with these are plastic varie-gated clays adapted to terra cotta, sewer pipe and drain tile, and sim- v.—
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lone Coal and Iron Companys clay banks, lone. Amador County, California. ilar uses. A large part of the extensive clay area around Carbondaleoccurs in an old Spanish grant of 34,000 acres, which is now controlledby the Pacific Improvement Company, from whom the clay lands areleased. N. Clark d Sons, 116 Natoma street. San Francisco, obtain clay fortheir factory in Alameda from a large pit on the lone-Sacramento road.2J miles north of lone; M. R. Bacon is their superintendent at lone.The clay is soft, smooth, plastic, and free from grit. It has a light bluecolor in the interior of the bed. but changes to a snow white when dried.It occurs in a massive bed. from 20 to 30 feet thick, and is overlaid byfrom 3 to 10 feet of variegated, yellowish, red and white sandy clay thatis stripped oft and thrown to waste. The white clay is quarried in largequantities at very little expense. From the pit it is hauled by wagons tostorage sheds on the railway siding. Fifteen men employed. G MINES AND MIN
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