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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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[This article is excerpted from a manuscript titled, "The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon," pp. 44-45. The maps, drawings, and photos of the manuscript are not included on this site. The manuscript is copyrighted 1996 by the author. It is used here with permission.]

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Excerpted from The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon by Robert W. Piwarzyk