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  • Vallecito (southeast of), Calaveras County, California – Angels Marble Quarry (Marble) (Excerpts from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. “The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County,” by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

    Angels Marble Quarry. Situated 3 miles southeast of the Stanislaus River. The character of the marble developed in the quarry is white, gray, fine grained and marked with faint gray veinings. Two shipments were made from this quarry, but operations were suspended on account of the high cost of transportation.

    “Equipment: 14" x 9" x 10" Sullivan compressor, 2 marble gangsaws, 2 derrick hoists, and 1 derrick, all of which were driven by electric power. California-American Marble Company, 25 Columbia Square, San Francisco, owner. A. F. Edwards, manager.”

    • Vallecito (southeast of), Calaveras County, California - Angels Marble Quarry (Marble) (Excerpt from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

      “Angels marble quarry is in secs. 33 and 34, T. 3 N., R. 14 E., M. D., 3 miles southeast of Vallecito on the west side of the Canyon of Stanislaus River. Forty to 50 years ago some work was done and two shipments of marble were reported. It is a fine-grained, nearly white marble with faint gray veining.”

  • Vallecito (east of), Calaveras County, California – Eagle Marble Quarry (Marble) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

    "Eagle Marble Quarry. Located 1 mile east of Vallecito, controls 160 acres. A small amount of marble has been shipped from this quarry. There is the following equipment on the property: 4-drill Ingersoll-Rand compressor, 12 h.p. derrick hoist, 2 derricks and 2000 feet of 10-inch pipe line. The character of the marble is fine grained, marked with faint gray linings. Idle. Eagle Marble Company, Stockton, C., owner. A. R. Kirkland, president."

  • Vallecito (north of), Calaveras County, California - Genelli Ranch (Lime Kiln) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Genelli Ranch. At the Genelli ranch, one mile north of Vallecito, some marble has been burned in a crude kiln for use as lime in that vicinity, but only at intervals and not for shipment. There is an unlimited supply of limestone in this vicinity.

    • Vallecito (north of), Calaveras County, California - Genelli Ranch - Lime Kiln (Excerpts from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      "At the Genelli Ranch, 1 mile north of Vallecito, limestone has been burned in a crude kiln for local use."

  • Vallecito (near), Calaveras County, California - Marble Deposits (Marble) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

    "The Columbia area of limestone which is exposed in the neighborhood of Vallecito, Douglas Flat, and Murphy, is extremely irregular, having a general strike of northwest and southeast. Most of the limestone although retaining a distinct bedded and schistose structure, has become a granular crystalline rock to which the name marble is applicable. When polished it is generally nearly white, marked by faint gray veinings and is rather fine grained. A small amount of development has been done on these deposits, but the quarries are idle (circa 1914) due to their distance from railroad transportation."

  • Vallecito (near), Calaveras County, California - Walter C. Sundberg - Marble Deposit (Marble) (Excerpt from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    "Walter C. Sundberg, Sonora, has recently used some yellow marble from an unnamed deposit near Vallecito to make terrazo (sic) at a small crushing plant operated at Chinese railroad station in Tuolumne County."

  • Vallecito (southwest of), Calaveras County, California - Talc Deposit (Talc) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Vallecito. One and a half miles southwest of Vallecito a 50-foot cropping of drab-colored talc is crossed by the wagon road. No regular quarry has ever been opened, but it is dug out as needed for firebacks and boiler linings."

    • Vallecito (southwest of), Calaveras County, California - Talc Deposit (Talc) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      ".One mile southwest of Vallecito there is a 50-foot cropping of drab colored talc. It has been quarried for local use for firebacks and boiler linings."

  • Valley Springs (southeast of), Calaveras County, California - the Caldwell Marble Quarry (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Caldwell Marble Quarry, in Sec. 35, T. 4 N., R. 11 E., M. D. M.; Edward J. Caldwell, Valley Springs, owner. Located about 4 miles southeast of Valley Springs, on Bear Mountain. The specimen in the Mining Bureau museum shows it to be a dark variegated limestone, capable of receiving a high polish. No marble has been shipped, merely development work having been done."

    • Valley Spring (southeast of), Calaveras County, California - Caldwell Marble Quarry (Marble) (Excerpt from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

      "Caldwell marble quarry is in sec. 35, T. 4 N., R. 11 E., M. D., 4 miles southeast of Valley Spring on Bear Mountain. It is a dark mottled marble. Apparently some work was done irregularly 50 years ago, and the stone is said to take a fine polish. There is no record of any sales."

  • Valley Spring (8 miles from), Calaveras County, California - Gale Ranch Deposits (Limestone) (Excerpt from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    "Gale Ranch deposits, address Oscar Gale, Mountain Ranch, are in secs. 20 and 29, T. 5 N., R. 11 E., M. D. The small deposits reported on this ranch are 8 miles from Valley Spring and were not visited. From this ranch northwestward into Amador County there are numerous small bodies of limestone which lack roads and are rather remote from railroads."

  • Valley Springs, Calaveras County, California - the Late Sandstone Quarry (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Late Sandstone Quarry, in Sec. 23, T. 4 N., R. 10 E.; Miss E. E. Late, Valley Springs, owner. A small quarry has been opened on a bold outcrop, which is plainly visible from the road. The stone is a medium-grained, white sandstone, occurring in thick beds, which have a slight dip to the north and into the hill. The stone in place is fractured and cross-seamed, so that no large dimension stone is visible, but this might have resulted from careless blasting. The quarry has been idle for many years. The stone was used, rough-hewn, in building the residence of the owner in 1870, and some has been shipped to Stockton and used as a decorative stone in brick buildings."

    • Valley Springs (south of), Calaveras County, California - Late Sandstone Quarry (Sandstone) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      "Late Sandstone Quarry. Situated 1 mile south of Valley Springs. A small quarry was opened up on a bold outcrop. The stone is medium grained white sandstone. Idle. Mrs. E. E. Late, of Valley Springs, owner."

  • Valley Springs (north east of), Calaveras County, California - LeClercq Limestone Quarry (AKA Le Clerq Limestone" (Limestone) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

    "LeClercq Limestone Quarry. Situated 7 miles northeast of Valley Springs, on ridge south of the Mokelumne River. Idle. Adolph LeClercq, of Fosteria, owner."

    • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Le Clerq Limestone Deposit (Limestone) (Excerpt from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

      "Le Clerq Limestone. This deposit, 7 miles northeast of Valley Spring, and once productive, is now reported to be covered by the water of Pardee Dam."

  • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - the Markwood Quarry (Limestone) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Markwood Quarry, in Sec. 32, T. 5 N., R. 11 E.; George Markwood, Sr., Fosteria, owner. The rock is occasionally quarried for use as flux at the smelter at Campo Seco."

    • Valley Springs (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Markwood Limestone Quarry (Limestone) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      "Markwood Limestone Quarry. It is 5 miles northeast of Valley Springs. Idle. George Markwood, of Fosteria, owner."

    • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Markwood Ranches (Limestone Deposits) (Excerpt from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

      "Markwood Ranches are assessed to Mary E. Markwood and Charles R. Markwood, Valley Spring. There are some small bodies of limestone on these properties. The most accessible, in N N sec. 32, T. 5 N., R. 11 E., M. D. shows an outcrop of possibly half an acre with no backs above the surface. It is probably similar in quality to that on the adjoining McNamara property."

  • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - the McNamara Quarry (Limestone) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "McNamara Quarry, in Sec. 32, T. 5 N., R. 11 E.; Charles McNamara, Fosteria, owner. The limestone occurs in highly tilted slates. It is operated intermittently to furnish stone for fluxing purposes at the smelter at Campo Seco."

    • Valley Springs (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - McNamara Limestone Quarry (Limestone) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      "McNamara Limestone Quarry. It is 5 miles northeast of Valley Springs, on the McNamara Ranch. Charles McNamara, of Fosteria, owner."

    • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - McNamara Limestone Deposit (Limestone) (Excerpt from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

      "McNamara limestone is owned by Josephine McNamara and Mary E. Gallagher, Valley Spring. It is in sec. 32, T. 5 N., R. 11 E., M. D., 5 miles by good road northeast of Valley Spring."

      Insoluble, 2.99 percent
      Ferric and aluminic oxides, 1.21 percent
      Calcium carbonate, 89.90 percent
      Magnesium carbonate, 5.63 percent
      Total, 99.73 percent

  • Valley Spring (5 miles from), Calaveras County, California - the Plaza Limestone Quarry (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Plaza Limestone Quarry, in Sec. 32, T. 5 N., R. 11 E.; Penn Chemical Works, Campo Seco, owner. The entire output is used for flux at the company's smelter at Campo Seco."

    • Valley Springs (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Plaza Limestone Quarry (Limestone) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      "Plaza Limestone Quarry. Situated 5 miles northeast of Valley Springs, on the Valley Springs and Mokelumne Hill road. The entire output is used for flux at the smelter of Penn Mining Company. Idle. Penn Mining Company, 1713 Harris Trust Building, Chicago, Ill., owner."

    • Valley Spring (5 miles from), Calaveras County, California - Penn (Plaza) Limestone Deposit (Limestone) (Excerps from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

      "Penn (Plaza) deposit is owned by Penn Mining Company. It is in sec. 32, T. 5 N., R. 11 E., M. D., 5 miles by good road from Valley Spring. The owners used this as a source of limestone for flux in their copper smelter at Campo Seco. No work has been done on the deposit in recent years. An open pit 200 feet long by 50 feet wide, with a maximum depth of 40 feet, was worked to the property line on the county road. The limestone does not outcrop south of the road and the deposit is about worked out to the floor of the pit with little room for further operation without sinking. The production was probably about 15,000 tons."

  • Valley Spring (5 miles from), Calaveras County, California - Plaza Limestone Deposit

    See: Valley Spring (5 miles from), Calaveras County, California - Penn (Plaza) Limestone Deposit above.

  • Valley Springs (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - the Wildermuth Quarry (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Wildermuth Quarry; Isaac Wildermuth, Valley Springs, owner; about 3 miles northeast of Valley Springs, and about one quarter of a mile east of Campo Seco reservoir. The stone is a soft, coarse-grained, dark-gray sandstone, and is not very compact. It has been used in constructing the residences and the buildings on the place, but is hardly suitable for large buildings. A quarry was opened years ago on the bold outcrop which occurs near the home, and extends for about 150 feet along the face with a 20-foot elevation."

    • Valley Springs (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Wildermuth Sandstone Quarry (Sandstone) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      "Wildermuth Quarry. Situated 3 miles northeast of Valley Springs. The stone is soft, gray sandstone and is not very compact. Idle. Isaac Wildermuth, of Valley Springs, owner."

  • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Young's Quarry (Limestone) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "Young's Quarry, in Sec. 4, T. 4 N., R. 11 E.; A. & D. Young, Fosteria, owners. This is the largest limestone quarry in the vicinity. Formerly the owners burned some lime, but of late years the quarry has been idle except when rock was sold to the smelter at Campo Seco for use as flux. The limestone outcroppings extend for about three fourths of a mile in a general northwesterly and southeasterly direction.

    "The limestone in the quarries near Fosteria is a compact, fine-grained, dark blue rock, colored by carbon, which readily burns, producing a good lime."

    • Valley Springs (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Young Limestone Quarry (Limestone) (Excerpt from Report XIV of the State Mineralogist - Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist's Report - Biennial Period 1913-1914, Part I. "The Counties of Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolumne County," by W. B. Tucker, Field Assistant, San Francisco, California, July, 1915, California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 2-172.)

      "Young Limestone Quarry. Situated 4 miles northeast of Valley Springs, on Young Ranch. There is an extensive deposit of limestone, having a course of N. 30 W. Formerly the owners burned the lime for local use, but of late years the quarry has been idle, except when rock was sold to the smelter at Campo Seco as a flux. Idle. Andrew G. Young, of Fosteria, owner."

  • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Watt and Field (Young) Limestone Deposit (Limestone & Lime Kilns) (Excerpts from "Limestone in California," by Clarence A. Logan, California Journal of Mines and Geology, Vol. 43, No. 3, July 1947, California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California, pp. 175-357. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    "Watt and Field (Young) deposit is assessed to Hannah R. Watt and Albert Field, Valley Spring, and others. It is in N. sec. 4 T., 4 N., R. 11 E., M. D. 5 miles by road northeast of Valley Spring but only 2 miles from the railroad running to the cement plant. A series of limestone outcrops, most of them small, extends for half a mile N. 25 W. The largest exposure is on the south end, and is 600 feet wide. It may be too siliceous, except for use in portland cement. There is also a siliceous outcrop 80 feet wide on the north end. Between the two there are numerous small outcrops from 6 to 60 feet wide, none conspicuous. It is possible that the deposit is continuous, but this could only be proven by trenching or drilling. In earlier days several lime kilns were operated on this land but most of the limestone burned must have been gathered from the surface, as there is little evidence of excavation. Backs of about 60 feet could be obtained on the north end and less to the south, before reaching the level of the small creeks draining the land.

    "The sample which gave the analysis quoted below was taken from 11 small outcrops from 6 to 60 feet wide, and represents the better-grade limestone. Analysis November 13, 1943, by Abbot A. Hanks, Inc."

    Insoluble, 2.23 percent
    Ferric and Aluminic oxides, 1.29 percent
    Calcium carbonate, 93.10 percent
    Magnesium carbonate, 3.02 percent
    Total: 99.64 percent

  • Valley Spring (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Watt and Field (Young) Limestone Deposit

    (See: Valley Springs (northeast of), Calaveras County, California - Young Limestone Quarry above.)

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