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Volcano - Amador County

Ruins of Volcano Amphitheatre
Ruins of Volcano Amphitheatre

The next day we started out early by visiting the small town of Volcano. Volcano is located down at the bottom of a steep grade, and the road curves through the old part of town and is one of the most interesting of the Gold Rush towns that we visited.

There are still several old buildings and ruins in Volcano, and they were made of quarried and rough-dressed blue limestone. Several of the old stores on Main Street only have the stone facades left, although others are occupied. The St. George Hotel is the largest remaining building constructed in 1863. Also, you can see large blocks of blue limestone lying about town including in the small park, which you can see in the photographs shown below.

Main Street - Volcano
Main Street, Volcano
Limestone Building Ruins
Limestone Building Ruins

[ 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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Volcano - The old buildings and ruins were built of quarried and rough-dressed blue limestone and throughout Volcano you can see large pieces of the blue limestone.


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