North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company

North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company (HM5CU)

Location: Nevada City, CA 95959 Nevada County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 22.123', W 120° 54.813'

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This was a major hydraulic operation in California. Its vast system of canals and flumes using a drainage tunnel 7800 feet long was termed a feat of engineering skill. It was the principal defendant in an anti-debris lawsuit settled by the Sawyer decision in 1884. Judge Lorenzo Sawyer's famous decision created control that virtually ended hydraulic mining in California.
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HM NumberHM5CU
Marker Number852
Year Placed1972
Placed ByCalifornia State Department of Parks and Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 679735 N 4359771
Decimal Degrees39.36871667, -120.91355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.123', W 120° 54.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 7.38" N, 120° 54' 48.78" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22801 N Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City CA 95959, US
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