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Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Table of Mineral Production: Santa Cruz County, 1894-1924
by C. McK. Laizure

Prepared by C. McK. Laizure,
Mining Engineer of the California State Mining Bureau

Year Lime Limestone Bitumious Rock Misc. Stone
Barrels Value Tons Value Tons Value Value
1894 167,000 138,200 4,000 $5,000 20,782 $79,980 $79,980
1895 145,000 133,750 12,055 12,055 32,067 102,486 4,000
1896 116,000 95,500 27,827 28,663 48,843 109,536 4,000
1897 149,600 111,800 10,688 8,005 43,179 123,056 . . . . . .
1898 151,000 151,000 7,912 5,738 40,598 113,898 . . . . . .
1899 161,893 176,893 4,135 3,730 27,503 70,569 200
1900 163,985 131,288 1,669 1,213 21,960 58,590 . . . . . .
1901 161,500 161,500 3,845 3,595 13,580 30,654 . . . . . .
1902 185,223 161,302 1,850 1,850 31,700 41,084 . . . . . .
1903 220,835 185,442 3,000 2,725 18,426 45,190 20,750
1904 293,207 306,775 * . . . . . . * . . . . . . 2,925
1905 218,084 199,974 7,325 52,125 17,583 42,500 1,750
1906 255,469 347,490 11,431 55,242 13,544 38,860 3,500
1907 213,599 241,179 6,370 6,000 21,955 64,707 14,800
1908 119,996 119,996 1,178 2,167 25,041 85,123 19,736
1909 228,875 296,785 3,457 5,273 31,392 110,067 20,717
1910 214,137 230,513 4,361 6,770 35,565 124,195 23,425
1911 216,508 206,225 22,622 44,591 24,815 80,371 7,627
1912 169,646 159,505 7,308 7,553 32,146 80,439 22,710
1913 75,000 60,000 39,494 30,994 26,932 67,330 10,511
1914 173,282 157,011 14,666 25,082 40,540 115,500 4,276
1915 191,643 177,873 2,047 4,873 17,399 60,728 6,794
1916 176,263 225,485 4,318 9,820 * . . . . . . 2,815
1917 213,104 173,778 6,527 11,378 * . . . . . . 2,368
1918 182,083 285,316 7,132 15,313 * . . . . . . 9,107
1919 150,271 234,039 5,527 12,690 * . . . . . . 17,074
1920 141,633 202,908 5,062 20,101 * . . . . . . 23,379
1921 122,907 242,869 * . . . . . . * . . . . . . 22,895
1922 174,490 235,802 4,581 20,534 * . . . . . . 7,398
1923 157,660 203,632 6,733 14,242 * . . . . . . 15,363
1924 127,830 212,540 * . . . . . . * . . . . . . 29,217
Totals 5,437,723 $5,732,411 *237,119 *$614,561 *580,550 *$2,225,363 $277,337

* See under 'Unapportioned' in table below.

 

Year Miscellaneous and unapportioned
Amount Value Substance
1894 . . . . . . . . . . . .. -
1895 75 M. $375 Brick.
1896 497 M. 2,485 Brick.
1897 300 M. 1,500 Brick.
1898 . . . . . . . . . . . . -
1899 . . . . . . . . . . . . -
1900 . . . . . . . . . . . . -
1901 10 tons 30 Clay.
1902 106 tons 1,060 Asphalt.
1903 700 cu. ft. 140 Granite
1904 . . . . . . . . . . . . -
1905 . . . . . . . . . . . . -
1906 . . . . . . . . . . . . -
1907 . . . . . . . . . . . . --
1908 450 cu. ft. 336 Granite.
28,400 tons 28,400 Clay.
1909 63,541 tons 13,800 Clay.
. . . . . . 1,794,294 Unapportioned, 1900-1909.
1910 52,970 tons 15,981 Clay.
. . . . . . 2,096,031 Unapportioned.
1911 . . . . . . 2,448,339 Unapportioned.
1912 . . . . . . 879,437 Other Minerals.
1913 . . . . . . 1,647,970 Unapportioned
1914 . . . . . . 1,341,089 Unapportioned
1915 . . . . . . 1,331,263 Unapportioned.
1916 . . . . . . 1,440,991 Cement, marble, bituminous rock.
1917 . . . . . . 1,480,800 Cement, potash, bituminous rock.
1918 . . . . . . 2,599,717 Cement, potash, bituminous rock.
1919 . . . . . . 1,981,253 Other Minerals.
1920 . . . . . . 2,834,750 Bituminous rock, cement, iron ore, mineral paint, potash.
1921 . . . . . . 3,815,121 Bituminous rock, cement, limestone, mineral paint, potash.
1922 . . . . . . 3,345,071 Cement, bituminous rock, potash.
1923 . . . . . . 3,992,668 Cement, bituminous rock, potash.
1924 . . . . . . 4,097,476 Cement, bituminous rock, potash, limestone.
Total Value $37,190,287 -

 


The Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County was printed in the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce Annual Report, 1926. Reproduced by permission of the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce.


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