Bonanza Mine

Bonanza Mine (HM4OE)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 59.398', W 120° 23.079'

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King of the Pocket Mines

Discovered 1851, by Chileans, they took out a substantial amount of free gold.
Early 1870's acquired by James Divoll, Charles Clark, and Joseph Bray, sinking a shaft 1500 ft. in 1877. Big strike came in 1879, 990 lbs. of gold was removed in one week, valued over $300,000.
The mine yielded fortunes to Alonzo Colby, Edward Kiel, Albert Johnson, J.B. Harriman, and David R. Oliver, "All of Sonora".
No true record of the yield, but it ran into the millions.
HM NumberHM4OE
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the More Than Words series.
Year Placed1988
Placed ByMatuca Chapter No. 1849, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 729671 N 4207929
Decimal Degrees37.98996667, -120.38465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.398', W 120° 23.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 23.88" N, 120° 23' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 525 W School St, Sonora CA 95370, US
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