Facility Tour - Vulcan Materials Company's Chula Vista Quarry
Thursday, April 26
Buses depart from Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines at 12 p.m. sharp!
All attendees 18 years old and up are invited to the annual facility tour at Vulcan Materials Company’s Chula Vista quarry. Boxed lunches will be provided when boarding the buses.
Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. NSSGA will provide hard hats, safety glasses and safety vests.
About Chula Vista Quarry
Throughout California, as sources of alluvial aggregates (sand and gravel) near depletion, mining is shifting to hard rock sources like Vulcan Materials Company’s Chula Vista quarry, which produces a very durable volcanic rock called andesite. Chula Vista’s unique andesite deposit can be used to make high-strength, high-performance concrete.
Since the 1940’s, rock from Vulcan’s Chula Vista quarry has been used to build some of the region’s most iconic buildings, highways and bridges, as well as military and commercial harbor facilities throughout the port of San Diego. The quarry produces a wide range of aggregates for concrete and asphalt as well as rip rap and railroad ballast.