(The New Mine)
— After Almaden Mine in Spain —The first workable quicksilver mine in North America - First mine of any kind in California - First worked 1824 - Denounced November 1845. Has produced more metallic wealth than any individual gold mine in California. Its discovery freed all American gold and silver mines from Spanish domination for until 1887, quicksilver was a pre-requisite in the reduction of precious metals. Favorable adjucation of its title in 1865 protected all Western mining titles and saved California and Nevada for the Union.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Placed By||New Almaden Historical Society. September 5, 1954|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 604970 N 4115308|
|Decimal Degrees||37.17831667, -121.81750000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.699', W 121° 49.05'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 41.94" N, 121° 49' 3.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21285-21297 Bertram Rd, San Jose CA 95120, US|
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