Pumice Deposit to be Mined
October 25, 1951
Possibility of developing a pumice deposit on land owned by B. F. Barbee of Susanville was discussed at a meeting of the industrial Chamber of Commerce.
The deposit covers about 30 acres in the Lake Leavitt area of Lassen county, and its depth has been determined to be at least nine feet.
R. L. Barnes, president of the Buttee Mortarless Block Co. of Paradise, Calif., has requested the committee to make the pumice available. Ray Arjo, Chamber of Commerce secretary, said there are other markets in Oroville and Chico.
Arjo said the committee had studied the matter and had agreed that the deposit should be developed. Barbee said that he would be willing to sell, or lease, the land to any individual or firm having the capital to mine the pumice.