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Vallecito - Calaveras County

Valecito - Ruins of Building
Valecito - Ruins of Building

We next drove northeast of Angels Camp to what remains of the town of Vallecito. We were searching for the old Wells Fargo building and the Cuneo building. We found two ruins with iron doors, but we were unable to determine which is which. The buildings in Vallecito were made of rhyolite tuff from the Altaville Rhyolite Tuff Quarry.

Vallecito - Second Building Building Wall Photo #1 Building Wall Photo #2
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Vallecito - The old buildings in Vallecito were built of rhyolite tuff.


Rhyolite Tuff Building at Vallecito

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).

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