Yosemite Ghost Mines

Yosemite Ghost Mines (HM18LD)

Location: Clearfield, CA 16830 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.464', W 119° 15.755'

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As early as 1860, prospectors explored Mono Pass in search of rich rock. Here, among the glacially carved granite and craggy peaks of the Sierra crest, these hardy men discovered silver deposits and went to work in hopes of fortune.

Buildings of the Past
Five log cabins mark the location of the Golden Crown and Ella Bloss mines near Mono Pass. This windswept site was established in 1879 during the Tioga silver boom that also produced Bennettville and the Great Sierra Mine near Tioga Pass. Significant wealth was predicted, but around 1890, the mines were abandoned.

A Past Preserved
The cabins are increasingly fragile reminders of mining on the Sierra crest. Please help preserve these valuable historic resources by not using them as campsites or fire shelters. It is illegal to damage, deface, or remove archeological objects or features from federal lands.
HM NumberHM18LD
Placed ByYosemite Fund
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 301044 N 4196142
Decimal Degrees37.89106667, -119.26258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.464', W 119° 15.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 27.84" N, 119° 15' 45.30" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1937 CA-120, Clearfield CA 16830, US
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