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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]

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]

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

The burning of lime is one of the earliest industries established in Santa Cruz County, the first lime kiln having been built in 1851 by I. E. Davis and A. P. Jordan. This afterwards became ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Lime by C. McK. Laizure