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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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More photographs of the left side of the quarry face

More photographs of the left side of the quarry face

More photographs of the left side of the quarry face

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Photograph of the left side of the quarry face

Photograph of the left side of the quarry face

Photographs of the left side of the quarry face

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Photograph of the left side and center of the quarry face. Note Grout Pile in the foreground.

Photograph of the center of the quarry face. Note Grout Pile in foreground.

Photograph of the center of the quarry face. Note Grout Pile in foreground.

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Photograph of the center of the quarry face. Note Grout Pile in foreground.

A closer view the the Grout Pile in center area of quarry

A view of right side of quarry face with the Grout Pile to the left.

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Right side of quarry face

Right side of quarry face

Area to right of the quarry

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Area to right of quarry

Area to right of quarry with
stone structure

McGilvray granite quarry works area, Knowles, Madera County, CA General View - McGilvray's Quarry

Area opposite the quarry face where the granite work sheds
once stood.

General View - McGilvray's Quarry of granite work sheds (postcard photograph)

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