Argonaut Mine

Argonaut Mine (HM1D8S)

Location: Jackson, CA 95642 Amador County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 21.888', W 120° 47.23'

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On the hill to your right stand the remains of the Argonaut Mine gallus (headframe), beneath which 47 miners were lost when a fire broke out deep in the main shaft on August 27, 1922. At that time the Argonaut was one of the deepest gold mines in North America. The disaster that occurred on that fateful day is noted as the largest gold mine disaster in North America. These brave men were from California, Texas, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Montenegro, Portugal, Hercegovina, Serbia, Illinois, Washington, Sweden, Dalmatia, Sardinia and Michigan.

Buried in the Jackson City Cemetery:
Elmer Lee Bacheller (California), James Clayton (California), Evan Ely (California), Edward Wiliam Fessel (Germany), Charles F. Fitzgerald (California), Ernest Miller (Illinois), Arthur W. O'Berg, son (Washington), Charles O'Berg, father (Sweden), Bert E. Seamans (California)
Buried in the Jackson Catholic Cemetery:
Peter Bagoye (Austria), Rafallo Baldocchi (Italy), Domenico Boleri (Italy), Eugene Buscaglia (Italy), John Caminada (Italy), Pete Cavaglieri (Italy), Paul Delonga (Austria), A. Fazzina (Italy), V. Fidele (Italy), Simone Francisconi (Italy), Battista Gamboni (Switzerland), Timothy E. Garcia aka. Eurigue Harismendey (California), Maurice Gianetti (Italy), Giuseppe Giorza (Italy), Lucio Gonzales (Spain), Manuel Kosta (Portugal), Antonio Leon (Spain), Luis Leon (Spain), Battista Manachino (Italy), Pio Oliva (Italy), Emanuel Olobardi (Italy), Aldino Piagneri (Italy), Giovanaria Guzzu (G. Ruzzi) (Sardinia), Domenico Simondi (Italy), George L. Steinman (Michigan), Daniele Vilia (Sardinia), Cesare Zanardi (Italy)
Buried at St. Sava:
Rade Begovich (Serbia), Mihailo Jovanovich (Montenegro), Marko Janovich (Serbia), Jevto Kovac (Hercegovina), Scepo Marinovich (Serbia), Jovo Maslesa (Hercegovina), Todor Miljanovich (Hercegovina), Elija Pavlovich (Dalmatia), Niko Stanicich (Serbia), Mihailo Vujovich (Hercegovina, Rade Lajovich (Serbia.

"From the Lowest Place Unto the Highest, God Has Taken 47 Sons of Amador" - Stockton Record 1922

funding by
Italian Benevolent Society · Dr. Elizabeth and Steven Pinotti
Artwork by
Cotdy Fisher
HM NumberHM1D8S
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West with the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Italian Benevolent Society, Dr. Elizabeth and Steven Pinotti, St. Sava Orthodox Church, Amador County and the City of Jackson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 693325 N 4248609
Decimal Degrees38.36480000, -120.78716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.888', W 120° 47.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 53.28" N, 120° 47' 13.80" W
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Area Code(s)209, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10789-10867 John C. Begovich Memorial Hwy, Jackson CA 95642, US
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