Gold Mining in Maryland

Gold Mining in Maryland (HM2E)

Location: Rockville, MD 20854 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 1.217', W 77° 12.75'

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Most gold found in Maryland came from the Potomac area. Mining operations began shortly after gold was discovered near Great Falls during the Civil War and continued until 1940; incidental prospecting continued until 1951. From 1884-1940 the US Mint in Philadelphia received 5,000 ounces of gold from the Maryland, Ford, Sawyer, Harrison, Potomac, Irma, Eagle, and Union Arch mines, and from smaller operations and prospecting; a larger quantity was sold locally in Washington and Baltimore.
HM NumberHM2E
Placed ByThe Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration
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Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 7:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308460 N 4321356
Decimal Degrees39.02028333, -77.21250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.217', W 77° 12.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 13.02" N, 77° 12' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9948 Potomac Manors Dr, Rockville MD 20854, US
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