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 - to SlSItl aD BASALT A deposit of a superior...
to SlSItl aD BASALT A deposit of a superior quality cf granlU hu lately been discovered on Mad river within one - half mile of Vances railroad tn Humboldt county The discovery i valuable as it wsa made Just In time to permit the Government to utilise It ln the building of the light tower on St Georges reef To quarry the stone required for this Job will lve employment to not leas than 2UO men or several years There have also been found In Humboldt county two beds of basalt one on the waten of Glndslev creek and the other on the headwaten of Freshwater both ln the proximity of the railroad running to tidewater on Humboldt bay It la to be noped that these discoveries will be promptly utilized so Cmt the basalt block corner in this city which hu forced up the price of paving material over 100 per cent may come to grief at the earliest possible day The residents of Humboldt coor - ty who for a long time put bare been uklng for an appropriation to build a breakwater are ln hope that their request wilt now be granted as the objection heretofore urged tbat suitable building material wu wanting cannot now be made coolie work understand by summary tb off labon have yield that to men call Government persons buy and ia

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 04 Mar 1884, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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