Donnebrouge Mine

Donnebrouge Mine (HM10OK)

Location: Browns Valley, CA 95918 Yuba County
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N 39° 14.524', W 121° 24.554'

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Beyond this marker, the "head frame" for the mine still stands while most of the other structures were destroyed over time.

Extensive vertical shafts or "winzes" are honey-combed throughout the area, some of which are reportedly as deep as 1700 ft. These shafts were used to access the gold bearing quartz.

Known as a hard rock mine, the "pay dirt" was brought to a stamp mill, where the ore was crushed and an amalgamation process was used to separate the gold from the rock using mercury. It is said this mine produced millions of dollars in gold ore in its lifetime.

Last mined in the 1950's the shafts are now flooded by water from the Yuba River.
HM NumberHM10OK
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByWm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart, Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 637280 N 4344845
Decimal Degrees39.24206667, -121.40923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 14.524', W 121° 24.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 14' 31.44" N, 121° 24' 33.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5561-5599 Marysville Rd, Browns Valley CA 95918, US
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