American Hill Diggings

American Hill Diggings (HM5N9)

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

N 39° 16.006', W 121° 1.591'

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On this site in April 1853 Edward E. Matteson developed one of the first hydraulic mines. An operation in which gold was washed from great quantities of earth with high pressure streams of water.

The method used here became a standard of the mining industry through out the world.

Dedicated October 2, 1976,Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.

The hydraulic monitor, pipe & gate valve displayed here was installed by Native Sons of the Golden West, Hydraulic Parlor 56. Nevada City
January 2006.
HM NumberHM5N9
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByWm. Bull Meek–Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 670250 N 4348236
Decimal Degrees39.26676667, -121.02651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.006', W 121° 1.591'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 0.36" N, 121° 1' 35.46" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Redbud Way, Nevada City CA 95959, US
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