New Idria Mine

New Idria Mine (HMHXF)

Location: Birmingham, CA 95043 San Benito County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 43.749', W 121° 16.743'

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New Idria Mine ranks amoung the most famous quicksilver mines of the world. Named for Idria Mine, then in Austria. Mission Fathers, before the American Occupation, made assays and determined ore to be cinnabar. Work begun in 50's. In 1881 between two and three hundred men were employed.

Historical Landmark No. 324
Department of Public Works - Division of Highways
Marker Number324
Placed ByCalifornia Department of Public Works - Division of Highways
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 653671 N 4066207
Decimal Degrees36.72915000, -121.27905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.749', W 121° 16.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 44.94" N, 121° 16' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12298 Airline Hwy, Birmingham CA 95043, US
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