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Griffith Penryn Quarry Museum Photo Tour
October 2010

Penryn, Placer County, California

The photographs in this section of our web site were taken in early October 2010 when we accompanied the Sun City Lincoln Hills Gem & Mineral Society (Ron Clawson, Field Trip Leader) on a docent-led tour of the Penryn quarry and museum. For more information about the historical Griffith Penryn granite quarries, visit the “Placer County – Penryn” of our web site and the “Griffith Quarry Park and Museum” web site. Peggy B. Perazzo

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Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Griffith Quarry Museum Sign, Penryn, CA Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA

Griffith Quarry Museum – Docent-led tour with the Sun City Lincoln Hills Gem & Mineral Society

Griffith Quarry Museum Sign

Griffith Quarry Museum built with granite quarried from the nearby quarry

Wall of the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Window on the the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Window on the the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA

Griffith Quarry Museum wall facing the road

Side wall of the Griffith Quarry Museum

Closeup of window on one of the side walls of the Griffith Quarry Museum

Closeup of granite block, the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Closeup of granite block, the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Closeup of granite block, the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA

 

Closeup photo of the granite blocks on one of the walls of the Side wall of the Griffith Quarry Museum

 

Sculpture on wall of the the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Sculpture on wall of the the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Carved block of dark Penryn granite located at the back of the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA

 

Sculpture high up on one of the walls of the Griffith Quarry Museum

 

Carved block of dark Penryn granite located at the back of the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Carved block of dark Penryn granite located at the back of the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Carved block of dark Penryn granite located at the back of the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA

 

Carved block of dark Penryn granite located at the back of the Griffith Quarry Museum

 

Plaque at the Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CAGriffith Quarry


“In the fall of 1864, Mr. Griffith Griffith, a native of Wales, established the quarry located near this site which was to later supply high quality granite for a number of the important buildings in San Francisco and Sacramento including portions of the State Capitol. This was also the State’s first commercially successful granite polishing mill, erected in 1874


“Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Parks and Historical Restoration Commission May 7, 1976.”


Piece of light Penryn granite showing tool marks, Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Piece of light Penryn granite, Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA

Piece of light Penryn granite showing tool marks

 

Piece of light Penryn granite, Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA Piece of light Penryn granite, Griffith Quarry Museum, Penryn, CA

Pieces of light-colored Penryn granite displayed outside of the Penryn Quarry Museum

 

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