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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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Grout pile at McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Grout pile at McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Grout pile at McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA

Grout Pile of granite
near quarry

Grout Pile of granite
near quarry

Grout Pile of granite
near quarry

Grout pile at McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Grout pile at McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Piece of granite from the McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA

Close-up of granite Grout Pile
near quarry

Close-up of granite Grout Pile
near quarry

Piece of granite located near
Grout Pile

Piece of granite from the McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Grout pile at McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Piece of granite from the McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA

Piece of granite located near
Grout Pile

Close-up of granite Grout Pile
near quarry

Piece of granite located near
Grout Pile

Metal hook in granite at McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Piece of granite from the McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Structure in McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA

Close-up of granite Grout Pile
near quarry

Piece of granite located near
Grout Pile

Granite structure near Grout Pile

Closeup of structure inMcGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Piece of granite from the McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA Pieces of granite from the McGilvray granite quarry, Knowles, Madera County, CA

Granite structure near Grout Pile

Piece of granite located near
quarry area

Piece of granite located near
quarry area

View approaching residental area from quarry. View approaching residental area from quarry. View approaching residental area from quarry.

View approaching residental area from quarry.

View approaching residental area from quarry.

View approaching residental area from quarry. Note ruins or residental housing on right.

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