Would somebody be able and willing to explain to me how this material formed in such an otherwise volcanic region?
From the pages of the Redding Record-Searchlight 50 years ago:
1963: Diatomaceous earth would be mined near Lake Briton by a Covina company.
The D and F Mining Co. bought rights to 1,200 acres of diatomaceous earth.
The company was the only bidders when the U.S. Forest Service offered the deposit for sale.
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