Compressed Air Engine

Compressed Air Engine (HMTKI)

Location: Foresthill, CA 95631 Placer County
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N 39° 1.295', W 120° 48.997'

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This engine, powered by compressed air, began operation in the late 1880's and ceased around 1909. The engine was used to remove gold ore from the Red Point Mine, located approximately 12 miles north-east of Foresthill. This area, mined heavily from the mid 1800's to the last part of that century, yielded as much gold, for the area of ground being worked, as any other area in California. Nearly five million dollars is believed to have been taken from the mines on the main Foresthill Ridge. Mining equipment donated by Hughes Brothers, Foresthill.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 689015 N 4321439
Decimal Degrees39.02158333, -120.81661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.295', W 120° 48.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 17.70" N, 120° 48' 59.82" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24601 Harrison St, Foresthill CA 95631, US
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