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Humboldt County - List of Quarries, Etc.*

(* Please note this list does not include sand or gravel quarries.)

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  • Bayside, Humboldt County, California – Jacoby Creek Rock Quarry, Bayside, California (These photographs are a part of the Humboldt State University Library collection.  The photographs are used with the permission of the Humboldt State University Library, Special Collections.)
    Jacoby Creek Rock Quarry, Bayside, California.  Getting Rock for the Humboldt Bay Jetty”; Alternate title:  “Group portrait of minors at the rock quarry”; Palmquist Collection; Photo No. 2003.01.3222; Author/Creator: Ericson; Region:  04 – Arcata to Blue Lake to Korbel Jacoby Creek Rock Quarry, Bayside, California. Getting Rock for the Humboldt Bay Jetty (Humboldt State University Library, Special Collections)
    Jacoby Creek Quarry, Bayside, California”; Palmquist Collection; Author/Creator: Ericson;  Photo No. 2003.01.3233; Author/creator:  Ericson; Region:  04 – Arcata to Blue Lake to Korbel. Jacoby Creek Rock Quarry, Bayside, California. Getting Rock for the Humboldt Bay Jetty (Humboldt State University Library, Special Collections)
  • Bayside (southeast of), Humboldt County, California - Moore 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.)

    "Moore deposit is on Jacoby Creek about 5 miles southeast of Bayside. In 1913 some of it was quarried for local use on farm lands. A sample analyzed for the State Mining Bureau at that time by Miller & Brown Company, San Francisco, gave the following results (Lowell, F. L. 16, p. 394).*"

    (* F. L. Lowell, "Humboldt County," California Mining Bureau Report 14, pp. 391-414, 1916.)

    Silica, 1.41 percent
    CaO, 53.61%; CaCO3, 95.74 percent
    Fe2O3, 0.35 percent
    Al2O3, 0.56 percent
    MgO, trace
    Water, 0.01 percent
    Residue from carbonaceous matter, 0.50 percent
    (volatile, CO2, H2O, etc.), 42.40 percent

    The above notes were abstracted from past reports of the California Division of Mines. (Averill, C. V. 41, pp. 516-518;** Lowell, F. L. 16, pp. 393-394***).

    (** Charles Volney Averill, "Mineral Resources of Humboldt County," California Division Mines Report 37, pp. 499-528, 1941.)

    (*** F. L. Lowell, "Humboldt County," California Mining Bureau Report 14, pp. 391-414, 1916.)

  • Eureka (north of), Humboldt County, California - Building Stone Deposit - Excerpt from the Tenth Annual Report of The State Mineralogist For The Year Ending December 1, 1890, California State Mining Bureau, Sacramento: State Printing Office, 1890, pp. 207. (This book is available on Google Books - Full View Books.)

    “There are deposits of mica and a ledge of building stone located about eight miles north of Eureka, and about one mile east of Humboldt Bay.”

  • Eureka (6 miles from), Humboldt County, California - Haw Quarry & Plant (Basaltic Lava/Tachylite) (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 III. "The Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino," by Walter W. Bradley, Field Assistant (field work in August, 1913), California State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1916, pp. 371-425.)

    "Haw Quarry. This quarry is owned by G. A. Dungan and I. M. Long, and is situated in Sec. 21, T. 5 N., R. 1 E., Humboldt meridian, and 6 miles from Eureka, at an elevation of 150 feet. There are 700 acres. The rock is a basaltic lava termed tachylite (Lawson). The plant consists of one mile of standard gauge railroad which connects with Humboldt Bay. There is one locomotive and eleven bottom dump cars, one barge, one tow boat, one air compressor, two Sullivan air drills, one No. 3 gyratory crusher, one 12-foot screen, drill tools, etc. The buildings consist of a cookhouse, blacksmith shop, powder house and several small buildings. Electricity is purchased at 2 cents per kilowatt hour. The capacity is 400 tons per ten hours. The rock is hauled by rail one mile to the bay and loaded on barges and towed to Eureka. The specific gravity of the rock is 3.169 and contains 42.7 per cent silica. The rock is used for road metal and for filling."

  • Ferndale, Humboldt County, California – Williams Creek Quarry, Ferndale  (This photograph that is a part of the Humboldt State University Library collection.  The photograph is used with the permission of the Humboldt State University Library, Special Collections.)
    Williams Creek Quarry, Ferndale”; Palmquist Collection; Region:  06 – Loleta south to Bear River; Comments:  pp 807. Williams Creek Quarry, Ferndale (Humboldt State University Library, Special Collections)
  • Humboldt County, California - A-21 (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: A-21; Operator: Mercer, Fraser Company; Address & County: P.O. Box 1006, Eureka, CA 95502-1006; Phone: (707) 443-6371; Latitude: 41.07, Longitude: -24.07, and Mine location number: Map No. 95; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Humboldt County, California - Ammon Quarry (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: Ammon Quarry; Operator: McIntosh Construction Company; Address & County: P.O. Box 493699, Redding CA 96049-3699, Humboldt County; Phone: (916) 222-8896; Latitude: 40.89, Longitude: -123.64, and Mine location number: Map No. 97; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Humboldt County, California - Libscomb Hill Quarry (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: Libscomb Hill Quarry; Operator: Tonkin Construction Company; Address & County: P.O. Box 449, Willow Creek, CA 95573, Humboldt County; Phone: (916) 629-2365; Latitude: 40.92, Longitude: -123.97, and Mine location number: Map No. 113; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Humboldt County, California - LP A-370 / M200 (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: LP A-370/M200; Operator: Mercer, Fraser Company; Address & County: P.O. Box 1006, Eureka CA 95502-1006, Humboldt County; Phone: (707) 443-6371; Latitude: 41.04, Longitude: -124.05, and Mine location number: Map No. 114; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Humboldt County, California - Monschke Pit (Rock) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: Monschke Pit; Operator: Wallan and Johnson; Address & County: 601 Hillcrest Dr., Garberville, CA 95442, Humboldt County, County; Phone: (707) 923-2293; Latitude: 40.12, Longitude: -123.78, and Mine location number: Map No. 119; Mineral commodity: Rock.

  • Humboldt County, California - R. Brown & Sons Quarry (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: R. Brown & Sons Quarry; Operator: Brown, Roger Construction; Address & County: P.O. Box 406, Willow Creek, CA 95573, Humboldt County; Phone: (916) 629-3702; Latitude: 40.93, Longitude: -123.68, and Mine location number: Map No. 120; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Humboldt County, California - Tosten Quarry (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: Tosten Quarry; Operator: Jim E. Adams Construction; Address & County: P.O. Box 6267, Eureka CA 95502, Humboldt County; Phone: (707) 445-9334; Latitude: 40.21, Longitude: -123.84, and Mine location number: Map No. 126; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Humboldt County, California - Walsh Quarry (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: Walsh Quarry; Operator: Walsh, Jack; Address & County: 519 6th St., Eureka, CA 95501, Humboldt County; Phone: (707) 442-2704; Latitude: 40.64, Longitude: -124.11, and Mine location number: Map No. 128; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park – Quarry, Humbodt County, California.  Originally there was information on the Humboldt Redwoods State Park site that noted a quarry was located within the boundaries of the park. (The site has been modified and no longer contains this information.)

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