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    Rocklin City Hall looking over the Big Gun Granite Quarry, Rocklin, CA Portion of Big Gun Quarry, Rocklin, CA Fence post of Rocklin granite, Rocklin, CA

    Rocklin City Hall looking over the Big Gun Granite Quarry

    Portion of Big Gun Quarry

    Fence post of Rocklin granite

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Rocklin Granite Company Advertisement – Rocklin Granite Co. Advertisement from the San Jose City Directory – 1896-7, F. M. Husted, Publisher, San Francisco, Cal.
    Rocklin Ad #1 Rocklin Ad #2
  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – History of Rocklin, Placer County, California, by Roy Ruhkala of Rocklin, California. This article is presented on the Rocklin Historical Society web site.
  • Rocklin, California – Historic Foothill Terminus of the Trans-Continental Railroad. A History of Rocklin Extracted from Masters Thesis of Lila Harmon by Howard Scribner, published by Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce (1970).
  • Rocklin, Placer County, California –  Granite Quarries at Penryn (circa 1891) (from transcription of Stones for Building and Decoration (pdf), by George P. Merrill, Curator for Geology in the United States National Museum, J. Wiley & Sons, 1891, pp. 180.

    “...As early as 1853 a granite quarry was opened in Sacramento County, and since then others have been opened and systematically worked in Penrhyn and Rocklin in Placer County.  The Penrhyn works are some 28 miles east from Sacramento on the line of the Central Pacific Railroad.  The first quarries were opened in 1864, and are now said to cover some 680 acres at Penrhyn and Rocklin,* the latter point being some 6 or 8 miles distant from the former in a westerly direction.

    (*  Footnote:  Samples of stone said to be from Rocklin, and which the writer has examined, are rather quartz diorites than true granites.)

    “The rock varies in color from light to dark gray, one variety, which contains both hornblende and biotite, being almost black on a polished surface.  They are, as a rule, fine grained, and take a good polish.  Blocks more than 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and ten feet thick have been quarried out and afterwards broken up.

    “The Penrhyn stone is designated a hornblende granitite by Jackson,* who gives its mineral composition as quartz, orthoclase, plagioclase, hornblende, and biotite, with microscopic apatite and magnetite.  Submitted by the above authority to the action of a carbonic acid gas solution, a sample of this stone lost 0.05 per cent in weight; by disintegration in acid fumes it lost 1.09 per cent.  In this latter treatment every mica scale on the surface of the exposed fragments bleached to a pearly whiteness.  The iron was dissolved out, staining the rock slightly, while the feldspar grains became a trifle duller in lustre.  On being heated in a muffle to somewhat above a bright redness, the stone developed a complete network of deep-seated cracks, and after emersion in water could be readily crushed to powder in the hands.

    (*  Footnote:  Eighth Annual Report State Mineralogist of California.  1888.)

  • “The Rocklin stone is described by the same authority as a fine-grained white stone, carrying abundant small scales of mica and occasional granules of pyrite.  The composition is given as eesentially the same as the Penrhyn stone, but that muscovite replaces the hornblende.  Submitted to the same tests as above the stone lost in the carbonic acid gas solution 0.1 per cent; and by decomposition and disintegration in the strong acid fumes 0.68 per cent.  In this, as in the last case, mica scales bleached white, and the rock became slightly stained.  Heated in the muffle the stone behaved like the Penrhyn granite, though not cracking quite so deeply; it, however, could be readily crushed to powder after immersion.  Reports on crushing strength and ratio of absorption of these stones, and also that of a very similar granite from Mount Raymond is (sic) Fresno County are given in the table, on p. 404....”

    • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Granite Quarries in the Rocklin Area (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

      "Rocklin is the principal granite-producing point in the Sacramento valley. The first quarry was opened in 1863, and the stone was used in construction work on the Southern (then Central) Pacific Railroad. Brigham & Hawes operated the same quarry later and took out stone for the State Capitol at Sacramento. This quarry, after changing hands several times, came into possession of Degan & Brady, who took out the stone for the Hibernia Bank and the Crocker Building, San Francisco, since the completion of which this quarry has been idle.*

      (* Historical information furnished by A. W. Grindell of Rocklin.)

      "The Rocklin quarries are comparatively close together. They occur on an area probably less than a mile square, on a gently rolling plain, which borders the railway and extends from 1 to 2 miles on each side to the bottom of a bluff 200 feet or more in height, which marks the border of the upland mesa.

      "In most places over the quarry area the granite occurs at the surface. In some places there is a very light soil-covering, and in others the surface is covered with huge residual boulders. The stripping is very slight over the entire area.

      "In going northward through Penryn and Newcastle, the Rocklin plain becomes narrower and gradually disappears in the low rounded granite hills, which become higher and more rugged as one follows the railway north and east of the Sierras.

      "The granite area is many miles in length and width, but the quarries above mentioned are the only ones in the area in Placer County that have more than local importance.

      "The Rocklin stone is a biotite granite, bordering on monzonite. It contains some plagioclase and a little augite, but the prevailing feldspar is orthoclase, and biotite is in excess of muscovite. Some of the orthoclase shows a zonal structure and other portions show partial disintegration, most marked in the central portions of the crystals. In places on the weathered surfaces the biotite is partially disintegrated.

      "There are fifteen quarries in operation (August, 1904), and several others idle. Most of the quarries are small, employing from 3 to 10 men. The largest quarry is working 33 men, but at times employs as many as 50. Most of the small quarries are operated by Finns, Russians, and Italians. The following is a list of the operators in August, 1904, as nearly correct as could be obtained. Some of the men speak very broken English, if any at all, and a few of the names may not be spelled correctly:

      (1) The Rocklin Granite Company, I. L. Delano, president, Builders' Exchange, 106 Jessie street, San Francisco; (2) Adolph Penru; (3) August Martin & Co.; (4) Band Granite Company; (5) Nikolai Naykki; (6) John Pisili; (7) Holowen & Co.; (8) A. O. Wickman; (9) John Kannasta; (10) Henry Hebuck Granite Company; (11) Pete Johnson; (12) Matt Johnson; (13) Oskar Kesti; (14) John Mantyla; and (15) Janhiala Company.

      "Nos. 1 (the Rocklin Granite Co.) and 14 (John Mantyla) are the largest quarries. The Allen quarry, owned by Myers, now idle, has been quite productive in the past…."

      "Much of the work in the different quarries is done by hand. The larger quarries are supplied with steam drills and surfacing and polishing machines, but in the smaller quarries the drilling, surfacing, and polishing are done by hand. There are nineteen steam-power derricks, mostly at the larger quarries, and fourteen horse-power derricks used at the smaller quarries. Blasting is carried on to some extent, but most of the stone is split with wedges, or by use of plugs and feathers. Each of the quarries has a railway spur to the quarry, all connecting with the Southern Pacific Railroad at Rocklin."

  • Rocklin (near), Placer County, California – Granite Quarry near Rocklin, Cal.
    Granite quarry near Rocklin, Cal. (Colorized postcard photograph; pub. exl. for F. A. Lewis, Rocklin, Cal., by I. Scheff & Bros., San Francisco, Cal., Printed in Germany; postmarked January 1908) Granite Quarry near Rocklin, Cal.
  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Adams and Waldo Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Adolph Penru (Macadam) (Neither the type of stone nor the specific location were given, although the stone was probably granite.) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    Adolph Penru Macadam Quarry, located at Rocklin.

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Alexson, Gabriel and Company (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    “Alexson, Gabriel and Company. Formerly the Placer Granite Company. Rocklin district. Worked by G. Alexson and son and son-in-law. Owned by Gabriel Alexson, of Rockland.”

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – the Allen Quarry (Granite) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "…The largest one of the abandoned quarries is that known as the Allen Quarry, now owned by Myers. It is about 300 feet west of the property of the Rocklin Granite company. There are two other abandoned quarries of considerable extent near the south end of the area."

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Anderson Quarry (Granite) (Excerpts from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Anderson Quarry. Rocklin district. Worked by O. Anderson and three sons and son-in-law. Owned by Oscar Anderson, of Rocklin.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Andrews-Quinn Company (Granite) (Excerpts from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Andrews-Quinn Quarry. Rocklin district. Owned and worked by Oscar Andrews, of Rocklin.”

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Big Gun Quarry (Stone) (active ca 1996) (From Mines and Mineral Producers Active in California (1994-1995), Special Publication 103 (Revised 1996), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Mine name: Big Gun Quarry; Operator: Big Gun Mining Company; Address & County: P.O. Box 1267, Rocklin, CA 95677, Placer County; Phone: (916) 624-7754; Latitude: 38.79, Longitude: -121.23, and Mine location number: Map No. 428; Mineral commodity: Stone.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Brady and Began Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – California Granite Company (contains the old Mantyla Quarry) (Granite) (Excerpts from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    California Granite Company. Rocklin district. Sec. 19, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Eight acres owned, which includes the old Mantyla quarry. The company also leases the old Waters quarry. Equipped with a steam hoist, electric compressor and three derricks. Air hammer drills and wedges are used for splitting the blocks. The saws are in use; one a revolving wheel 7 feet in diameter, with teeth set at an angle of 26°, which will cut 48 inches to a depth of 30 inches in 46 minutes; and a California Granite Cutter consisting of steel plates ¼ inch thick, set as teeth along a horizontally moving frame. Steel shot are fed to the cutting edges of both of these saws. From 50 to 100 men are usually employed. Owned by the California Granite Company, Adolph Penru, president; A. Bocci, 518 Sharon Bldg., San Francisco, secretary, John Hall, superintendent, Rocklin. The same company is also operating a granite quarry near Porterville, Tulare county.”

    Photo No. 31. California Granite Quarry at Rocklin, Placer County, looking north.

    California Granite Quarry at Rocklin, Placer County, looking north
  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – “Capitol Granite Quarry at Rocklin, 22 miles from Sacramento. Central Pacific Railroad, California”  (stereoview photograph, No. 232)
  • Capitol Granite Quarry at Rocklin, No. 232 (stereoview), Pacific Railroad, Rocklin, CA Left side of Capitol Granite Quarry at Rocklin, No. 232 (stereoview), Pacific Railroad, Rocklin, CA Right side of Capitol Granite Quarry at Rocklin, No. 232 (stereoview), Pacific Railroad, Rocklin, CA

    Capitol Granite Quarry at Rocklin, No. 232, Pacific Railroad, California

    Left side of the Capitol Granite Quarry stereoview

    Right side of the Capitol Granite Quarry stereoview

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Copp Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    (Copp Quarry - See the “Pacific Granite Company Quarry” entry above.)

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Delano Granite Company (Granite) (Excerpts from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Delano Granite Company. Rocklin district. Sec. 20, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M., 80 acres leased for quarry purposes. Steam hoist, 2 derricks, air compressor and hammer drills. Produce about 15,000 cubic feet of stone yearly. Costs about 50¢ per cubic foot to quarry and load on the cars. Sold for 75¢ per cubic foot laid on the cars at Rocklin. The stone is sold chiefly for building and monumental purposes. Owned by the Delano Granite Company, Inc., L. E. Delano, president, I. T. Delano, secretary, Rocklin.

    Photo No. 32. Delano Quarry, east of Rocklin, Placer county, looking southward. Delano Quarry, east of Rocklin, Placer county, looking southward
    Delano’s Quarry, Rocklin, Cal.(postcard photograph; early 1900s; unmailed) Delano's Quarry, Rocklin, Cal.
  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Dunns Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Escola, Kaivola and Tuperinan (Granite Quarry) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Escola, Kaivola and Tuperinan. Rocklin district. Sec. 30. T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. quarry southeast of Rocklin, with derrick. Sell curbstone and rip-rap. The three owners do their own work.”

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Eureka Granite Quarry (photograph) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)
    Ill. No. 9. Eureka Granite Quarry at Rocklin, Placer County. Eureka Granite Quarry at Rocklin, Placer County
  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Hoyt’s Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Hytiman’s Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Janiala Jacob Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Kakkinan Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – the Mantyla Quarry (Granite) later owned and renamed by the Rocklin Granite Company (Also see the “California Granite Company” entry above in the Rocklin District.)

    (Mantyla Quarry - Also see: Rocklin District, Placer County, California – California Granite Company (contains the old Mantyla Quarry) above.

    Ill. No. 8. Mantyla’s Granite Quarry, Rocklin, Placer County. (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.) Mantyla's Granite Quarry
  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Marks Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Perno Quarry (Granite) (From Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    At the time the field work was done for this report in October and November, 1915, this quarry was listed as being idle.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Adolph Penru Granite Quarry (Granite) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    “About three hundred yards south of the Rocklin Granite company’s quarry is another opening on similar granite, which belongs to Adolph Penru. It is 50 feet deep and about 50 feet square, and is supplied with a large derrick at the quarry and another at the cutting shed. The work is done entirely by hand.”

    • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Adolph Penru (Macadam) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

      Adolph Penru Macadam Quarry, located at Rocklin.

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Hebrick Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Hebrick Quarry. Rocklin district. Sec. 30, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Small quarry being worked by L. Hebrick and two brothers and father. Leased by Louis Hebrick from his father.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Hendrickson Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Hendrickson Quarry. Rocklin district. Sec. 30, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Small granodiorite quarry being worked for curbstone by the two Hendrickson brothers, a cousin and a son-in-law. Owned by Hendrickson Bros. and Company.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Huhtala and Kanasto Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Huhtala and Kanasto Quarry. Rocklin district. Mr. Huhtala and two sons and Mr. Kanasto work a quarry on rented ground. Equipment consists of a steam hoist.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Oscar Kesti Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Oscar Kesti Quarry. Rocklin district. Sec. 19, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Owned by Oscar Kesti who, with his son and one hired man, gets out curbstone and rip-rap.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Kesti Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Kesti Quarry. Rocklin district. Sec. 30, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Messrs. Sam and Otto Kesti work a rented quarry. Sam Kesti also owns a quarry in the same section which he with two helpers work for curbstone and paving blocks.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Leed Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Leed Quarry. Rocklin district. Werner Leed produces some curbing and rubble.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Liikola Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Liikola Quarry. Rocklin district. Ed Liikola rents a quarry and sometimes employees one man.”

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Pacific Granite Company Quarry (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Pacific Granite Company. Rocklin district. Sec. 29, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Elevation 204 feet. One mile southeast of Rocklin.

    “Spur track to quarry. Own the old Copp quarry and rent the Werner Leed quarry. Equipped with steam hoist and electrically operated compressor. Hammer drills are used, with 100 lbs. air pressure, and about one foot per minute can be drilled. A specialty is made of mausoleums and building stone. About 35¢ per ton is received for rip-rap. From 6 to 8 men, all of whom are interested in the company, do their own work. Carl Ranta, president, Rocklin; Wm. Maki, secretary, Rocklin.”

    Photo No. 33. Pacific Granite Quarry, one mile southeast of Rocklin, Placer County. Pacific Granite Quarry
  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – the Pisila and Aho Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Pisila and Aho Quarry. Rocklin district. Sec. 30, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Equipped with steam hoist. Rented and worked by Messrs. Pisila and Aho, of Rocklin.”

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – R. H. Copp Stone Quarry (Granite), Rocklin (No specific location given.) (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    R. H. Copp Granite Quarry, located at Rocklin.

  • Rocklin, Placer County, California – the Rocklin Grante Company Quarry (From The Structural and Industrial Materials of California, Bulletin No. 38, California, State Mining Bureau, San Francisco, California, 1906.)

    "The most northern and the largest quarry in the Rocklin area is owned by the Rocklin Granite Company. Like all the other quarries in this locality, it is in a rectangular pit, sunk in the surface of the rolling plain. The opening is about 100 feet deep, 100 feet wide, and 250 feet long. The rock has a remarkably straight grain and regular cleavage. Curbing slabs, from 10 to 20 feet long, are split with surfaces almost as regular and even as those cut with saws. Numerous slabs up to 16 by 20 feet surface, and from 10 to 12 inches thick, have been removed from the quarry. These large slabs, like the smaller ones, are nearly all split from the ledge by use of plugs and feathers. The large slabs are used in construction of cemetery vaults. The quarry is well equipped with machinery for handling and dressing the stone. It is provided with large derricks and steam hoists, an overhead steam traveler in the cutting sheds, and several polishing and surfacing machines. Compressed air is used in the cutting shed for drilling and surfacing. Steam and hand drills are used. The quarry was opened in 1877 by Mr. Marine. From 1878 to 1889 it was operated by Mr. G. Griffith. Since 1889 it has been operated by the Rocklin Granite Company. It has furnished large quantities of building and ornamental stone in that time…."

    Ill. No. 10. Rocklin Granite company’s Quarry, Placer County. ocklin Granite company's Quarry
  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Union Granite Company Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Union Granite Company. Rocklin district. Sec. 30, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M., ½ mile spur track from Rocklin. Four acres leased at 25¢ per ton royalty. Equipped with one steam hoist. Hand drills are used. Street curb and monumental stone are sold at 49¢ and 70¢ per cubic foot, respectively, at the quarry. Mat Ruhkala, manager, Rocklin.”

    • Rocklin, Placer County, California – Union Granite (Granite) (Excerpts from “California Mineral Commodities in 1951,” California State Division of Mines, California Journal of Mines and Geology, pp. Vol. 50, No. 1, January 1954, pp. 59-147. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

      (Operator) Union Granite; (Address) Rocklin; (Location) Rocklin.

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – the Walters Quarry (Granite) later owned and renamed by the Rocklin Granite Company

    (Walters Quarry - See the “California Granite Company” entry above in the Rocklin District.)

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – Werner Leed Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    (Werner Leed Quarry - See the “Pacific Granite Company Quarry” entry above.)

  • Rocklin District, Placer County, California – the Wickman Quarry (Granite) (Excerpt from Report XV of the State Mineralogist, Mines and Mineral Resources of Portions of California, Chapters of State Mineralogist’s Report Biennial Period 1915-1916, Part III. The Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yuba, California State Mining Bureau, 1919, pp. 271-459. Used with permission, California Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey.)

    Wickman Quarry. Rocklin district. Sec. 30, T. 11 N., R. 7 E., M. D. M. Owned by Oscar Wickman, who works the quarry aided by his two sons and two hired men.”

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