The Kennedy Mine / The Argonaut Mine

The Kennedy Mine / The Argonaut Mine (HM1D8U)

Location: Jackson, CA 95642 Amador County
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N 38° 21.889', W 120° 47.227'

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- The Kennedy Mine -
You are standing on property that once belonged to the Kennedy Mine. The Kennedy Mine is named for Andrew Kennedy, who reportedly discovered a quartz ledge in the late 1850s. The Kennedy Mining Company was formed in 1860 when he and three partners began digging shafts near today's mine property entrance. The mine operated sporadically until it closed in 1878. In 1886, fifteen people invested $97,000 to reopen the mine as the Kennedy Mine and Milling Co. There are many miles of underground tunnels beneath the area you are standing and looking out upon. The Kennedy extracted $28,600,000 in gold before being closed in 1942 by government decree.

- The Argonaut Mine -
The Argonaut Mine was originally known as the Pioneer Mine. The mine was discovered by two miners, James Hager and William Tudor in 1850. The mine's serious development began in 1893 when it was purchased by the Argonaut Mining Co. The mine operated until 1942, reaching a vertical depth of 5,570 feet (1,697m) via a 63 degree shaft and it produced $25,000,000 in gold.
HM NumberHM1D8U
Placed ByThe Kennedy Mine Foundation
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 693329 N 4248611
Decimal Degrees38.36481667, -120.78711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.889', W 120° 47.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 53.34" N, 120° 47' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)209, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10789 John C. Begovich Memorial Hwy, Jackson CA 95642, US
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