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Altaville & Altaville Rhyolite Tuff Quarry
Calaveras County

The B. R. Prince and Garibardi Building
The B.R. Prince and Garibardi Building - This is the only building left in Altaville, which lies adjacent to Angels Camp. The building was built of dressed blocks of rhyolite tuff.

The third day we visited the old Prince and Garibardi store, the only building left in Altaville, which lies adjacent to Angel's Camp. It is built of dressed blocks of rhyolite tuff, and the quarry can be found one mile east of Altaville on the Murphys Grade Road on a butte. The rhyolite tuff quarry can still be seen from the road, and it is still in operation. In the past the quarry provided stone for buildings in Altaville, Angels Camp, Vallecito, and places at greater distances. The stone has been quarried there since the 1850s.

Prince and Garabardi Store Rhyolite tuff quarry 1 mile east of Altaville
Prince and Garabardi Store Rhyolite tuff quarry 1 mile east of Altaville

[ Used with permission of the California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology from Bulletin 141 (Geologic Guidebook Along Highway 49, Bulletin 141), (1948). ]



Side View of Prince and Garabardi Store (Photo #1) Side View of Prince and Garabardi Store (Photo #2) Side View of Prince and Garabardi Store (Photo #3)
Side Views of Prince and Garabardi Store
Dressed block of rhyolite tuff sitting near Prince and Garibardi Building Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #1) Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #2)
Dressed block of rhyolite tuff sitting near Prince and Garibardi Building Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #1) Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #2)
Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #3) Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #4)
Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #3) Altaville RhyoliteTuff Quarry at a distance (Photo #4)


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