Rand Mining District

Rand Mining District (HMY23)

Location: Randsburg, CA 93554 Kern County
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N 35° 22.084', W 117° 39.325'

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The Yellow Aster, or Rand Mine, was discovered in April, 1895 by Singleton Burcham and Mooers. The town of Randsburg quickly developed followed by the supply town of Johannesburg in 1896. Both names were adopted from the profusion of minerals resembling those of the Rand Mining District in South Africa. In 1907 Churchill discovered tungsten at Atolia, used in steel alloy during World War I. In June 1919 Willams and Nosser discovered the famous California Rand Silver Mine at Red Mountain.
HM NumberHMY23
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number938
Year Placed1964
Placed ByKern County Historical Society, The El Tejon Palor No. 239 N.D.G.W, The Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 N.S.G.W. and the Kern County Museum
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 440460 N 3914058
Decimal Degrees35.36806667, -117.65541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.084', W 117° 39.325'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 5.04" N, 117° 39' 19.50" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 159-161 Butte Ave, Randsburg CA 93554, US
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