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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 my husband Pat and I 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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Photograph of Griffith Griffith and a list of notable Griffith Granite Contracts, Penryn, CA Griffith’s nephew, David Griffith, who took after Griffith Griffith’s death, Penryn, CA

Photograph of Griffith Griffith and a list of notable Griffith Granite Contracts

Griffith’s nephew, David Griffith, who took after Griffith Griffith’s death

Sign on David Griffith’s desk, Penryn, CA Glossary & Sketches of Stone Terms for: Plinth, Quoin, Sill, Cornice, Lintel, Penryn, CA One of the 2 fireplaces in the room – this one of of dark Penryn granite, Penryn, CA

Sign on David Griffith’s desk

Glossary & Sketches of Stone Terms for: Plinth, Quoin, Sill, Cornice, Lintel

One of the 2 fireplaces in the room – this one of of dark Penryn granite

The other fireplace in the office of lighter-colored Penryn granite, Penryn, CA Details of fireplace in the Griffith Penryn granite quarry office, Penryn, CA Details of fireplace in the Griffith Penryn granite quarry office, Penryn, CA

The other fireplace in the office of lighter-colored Penryn granite

 

Details of fireplace in the Griffith Penryn granite quarry office

Block of Penryn granite demonstrating the use of plugs and feathers, Penryn, CA Block of Penryn granite demonstrating the use of plugs and feathers, Penryn, CA Block of Penryn granite demonstrating the use of plugs and feathers, Penryn, CA

 

Block of Penryn granite demonstrating the use of plugs and feathers

 

Photograph demonstrating the use of plugs and feathers used to split the granite in quarry, Penryn, CA Photo of split piece of granite showing drilled hole in which black powder of dynamite was used to split the granite, Penryn, CA Stone workers shaping granite blocks using hammers and chisels, Penryn, CA

Photograph demonstrating the use of plugs and feathers used to split the granite in quarry

Photo of split piece of granite showing drilled hole in which black powder of dynamite was used to split the granite

Stone workers shaping granite blocks using hammers and chisels

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