Skip Loader

Skip Loader (HMZON)

Location: San Jose, CA 95120 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.398', W 121° 49.579'

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The skip loader was used to carry cinnabar ore to the surface from deep in the mines. A motor-driven hoist pulled the skip loader up tracks until it reached the surface, where two sets of tracks, one inside pair and one outside pair, were reached. The skip loader had narrow wheels in the front, which rode on the inside pair of tracks, and wider wheels in the rear, which rode on the outside pair of tracks. As the hoist continued to pull the skip loader upward, the rear wheels became higher than the front wheels and the ore was dumped into an ore bin or transport vehicle. After dumping, the hoist operator then allowed the loader to return back down the track for another load of ore.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Placed ByNew Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association/The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 604194 N 4114742
Decimal Degrees37.17330000, -121.82631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.398', W 121° 49.579'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 23.88" N, 121° 49' 34.74" W
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Area Code(s)408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 Deep Gulch Trail, San Jose CA 95120, US
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