Santa Cruz County History - Making a Living

Mineral Survey of Santa Cruz County - Granite
by C. McK. Laizure

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

Granite has been quarried from Ben Lomond Mountain in the past. The rock, which is classified as quartz diorite, is a fair building material but is not being used at present.

There is a deposit of granite on Branciforte Creek in Sec. 29, T. 10 S., R. 1 W., which is said to present a face 700 feet high, from which large blocks could be easily quarried for rip-rap or similar use. The rock is reported to be of excellent quality, and transportation would not be difficult. It is undeveloped.

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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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