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Photo Tour of the Inactive McGilvray Granite Quarry

Knowles, Madera, California

The McGilvray Quarry & Works Area – As It Appears Today

Our tour of the old McGilvray granite quarry was arranged by Lynn Northrop, who operates the Raymond Museum, and Robert Casaurang, local quarry historian and owner of Prides Hill Inn in Knowles. Today the quarry and surrounding land is owned by Cold Spring Granite of Minnesota. Permission needs to be obtained before visiting this quarry. (Photographs by Peggy B. & Pat Perazzo, September 30, 2010)

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Close-up of left side of quarry area

Close-up of left side of quarry area

Close-up of left side of quarry area showing part of the quarry face.

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The left side of quarry area showing part of the quarry face.

Close-up of left side of quarry area showing part of the quarry face.

The center of the quarry face.

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Left side and center of quarry face.

Center of quarry face

Right side of quarry face

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Close-up of right side of
quarry face

Right side of quarry face

Right side of quarry face

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Right side of quarry face

Grout Pile of Granite

Grout Pile of Granite

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Timbers stradling cut into granite

Timbers stradling cut into granite

Pat Perazzo, Lynn Northrop, Bud Richards and Robert Casaurang (on right)

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