Scraping the Rocks Clean

Scraping the Rocks Clean (HM100Y)

Location: Columbia, CA 95310 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.021', W 120° 24.029'

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Mining Activities at Columbia

Armed with pickaxes,shovels and powerful jets of water miners, removed massive amounts of dirt and gravel to expose the marble limestone formations you see here today. Deep open-pit mines once extended for miles east and south of Columbia.

As gold grew scarce, the search moved closer, into the community. Townspeople's lives were upset and many buildings torn down to get to the shiny metal underneath the ground.

Long after the mining in this area stopped, the devastation remained. It will be many years before anything substantial grows again in the boulder-strewn fields that border the town. Today this limestone serves as a permanent reminder of the relentless search for gold.
HM NumberHM100Y
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 728145 N 4212742
Decimal Degrees38.03368333, -120.40048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.021', W 120° 24.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 1.26" N, 120° 24' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22671 Main St, Columbia CA 95310, US
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