Hard Rock Miners

Hard Rock Miners (HMROH)

Location: San Jose, CA 95120 Santa Clara County
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N 37° 10.451', W 121° 49.467'

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Drilling contests were the miners' own distinctive event. The contest pitted individuals or teams of two miners against one another. They centered on hand-drilling, an essential aspect of the hard-rock miners' work. Drilling contests tested the participants' skill at this particular task; the men bored into a boulder, usually Colorado or Vermont granite. This piece of granite was used for one of these contests and came from the Delores Taranga Tunnel Site in the park. The competition required courage, skill, strength and endurance.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByHistorical Heritage Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation of Santa Clara Co., New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Assoc. and the New Almaden Community Club
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 604358 N 4114842
Decimal Degrees37.17418333, -121.82445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.451', W 121° 49.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 27.06" N, 121° 49' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21471-21501 Almaden Way, San Jose CA 95120, US
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