Argonaut and Kennedy Mines

Argonaut and Kennedy Mines (HM1D8N)

Location: Jackson, CA 95642 Amador County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 21.881', W 120° 47.228'

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Argonaut Mine, discovered 1850, and Kennedy Mine, discovered 1856, played dramatic roles in the economic development of California, producing $105,268,760 in gold. Kennedy Mine has a vertical shaft of 5,912 feet, the deepest in the United States and changed mining methods in the Mother Lode. The Argonaut Mine was the scene of the Mother Lode's most tragic mine disaster. Forty eight miners were trapped in a fire at the 3,500-foot level on August 27, 1922 - A few survived. Both mines closed in 1942.
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HM NumberHM1D8N
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Marker Number786
Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe California Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The Amador County Board of Supervisors, The Amador County Chamber of Commerce and the Amador County Landmarks Advisory Committee, February 3, 1968
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 2:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 693328 N 4248596
Decimal Degrees38.36468333, -120.78713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.881', W 120° 47.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 52.86" N, 120° 47' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)209, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10727-10787 John C. Begovich Memorial Hwy, Jackson CA 95642, US
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