The Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine

The Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine (HM14EC)

Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Mono County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 35.522', W 118° 59.375'

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Mammoth's famous gold mining boom began in 1877 and ended abruptly in 1881 when the Mammoth Mining Company's property was sold at a sheriff's sale. Miners have contributed to prospect and mine Red Mountain on a small scale to this day. In 1927 the Mammoth Consolidated Mining Company began the last significant mining operation here. The Great Depression and bank failure contributed to its closing in 1933.

Arch Mahan, the principal partner in this venture, then changed careers from mining to recreation when he purchased the resort and pack station at Red Meadow. He was prominent in the local tourist industry for the rest of his life. His career followed the trend that began in the early 1900's as Mammoth's scenic resources replaced mining as its major attraction and recreation became the base of the economy.Plaque dedicated July 1989
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HM NumberHM14EC
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1989
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64/U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Mammoth Range District
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:57pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 324347 N 4162412
Decimal Degrees37.59203333, -118.98958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.522', W 118° 59.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 31.32" N, 118° 59' 22.50" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Cold Water Creek Campground Rd, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, US
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