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he deposits of asphaltic and bituminous rock in Santa Cruz County have long been known and utilized. The material is ... [Read more]

There are extensive stretches along the coast of California where the heavier constituents of the beach sands have been concentrated ... [Read more]

Cement is the most important single structural material in the mineral output of California. As a cement producer, the state ... [Read more]

Up to the present time the clay deposits in Santa Cruz County have been only superficially studied. Common clays, suitable ... [Read more]

Several small veins of lignite coal have been found in Santa Cruz County. Prospecting for coal north of Watsonville was ... [Read more]

Gold occurs in Santa Cruz County in auriferous black sand deposits, in placer deposits in a number of creeks and ... [Read more]

Granite has been quarried from Ben Lomond Mountain in the past. The rock, which is classified as quartz diorite, is ... [Read more]

This company utilizes the black sand (magnetite) accumulated on the ocean beach, for producing sponge iron, alloy steel and briquetted ... [Read more]

The burning of lime is one of the earliest industries established in Santa Cruz County, the first lime kiln having ... [Read more]

This property, formerly known as the Thurber Quarry, contains 23 acres, situated two miles northwest of Santa Cruz, adjacent to ... [Read more]

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In an effort to develop the industrial future of Santa Cruz, and recogniz[ing] the importance of building our industries from ... [Read more]

Although several small mineral springs occur singly and in groups within Santa Cruz County, no mineral water is bottled or ... [Read more]

During the past year moulding sand has been added to the list of commercial minerals produced in Santa Cruz County. [Read more]

There has been no commercial production of petroleum in Santa Cruz County, although small seepages of crude oil have been ... [Read more]

Except at the plant of the Pacific Limestone Co., where a small tonnage of a siliceous dike rock is sorted ... [Read more]

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In only 25 years, Capitola went from an 1869 campground to home of one of the top seven coastal resort hotels in California, the Hotel Capitola. The town of Capitola continued to grow in popularity, and today is a popular beach destination. On Wednesday Capitola will celebrate its 125th ..." [More]

Excerpted from Capitola Hotel's Heyday by Ross Eric Gibson