Two San Diego County rock quarries totaling 86.57 acres, one in El Cajon the other in Lakeside, have been sold for $10.6 million.
The buyer of both properties was JJB Silverhawk L.P., 1508 W. Mission Road, Escondido 92029. The buyer is related to Escondido-based Superior Ready Mix LP.
The sellers of both properties (assessor's parcels 498-160-08, 09 and 32; and 392-020-19, 44 and 45) were McGrath Jamacha Road LLC (El Cajon) and McGrath Willow LLC (Lakeside). McGrath Development Inc. is the manager of both sellers, and Laurie C. McGrath is the president/CEO of McGrath Development. The C.W. McGrath family had owned and operated the quarries since the 1940s.
The seller was represented in both transactions by Tom Olson, of the Douglas Wilson Companies. The buyer represented itself. Title and escrow was provided by Chicago Title.
The 64.75-acre granite pit ($8.75 million) was “grandfathered,” meaning no conditional use permit was required, and located on Jamacha Road in El Cajon.
The property will continue to be mined for crushed rock, rip rap, aggregate base and manufactured sand. Extensive operating equipment, including rolling stock and processing plants, were included in the sale.
The smaller quarry ($1.85 million) was a grandfathered, 21.82-acre sand mine located on Willow Road in Lakeside. The property will be mined for sand products.