New Almaden

New Almaden (HM8CG)

Location: San Jose, CA 95120 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 10.699', W 121° 49.05'

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(The New Mine)

— After Almaden Mine in Spain —

The first workable quicksilver mine in North America - First mine of any kind in California - First worked 1824 - Denounced November 1845. Has produced more metallic wealth than any individual gold mine in California. Its discovery freed all American gold and silver mines from Spanish domination for until 1887, quicksilver was a pre-requisite in the reduction of precious metals. Favorable adjucation of its title in 1865 protected all Western mining titles and saved California and Nevada for the Union.
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HM NumberHM8CG
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Year Placed1954
Placed ByNew Almaden Historical Society. September 5, 1954
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 604970 N 4115308
Decimal Degrees37.17831667, -121.81750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.699', W 121° 49.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 41.94" N, 121° 49' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21285-21297 Bertram Rd, San Jose CA 95120, US
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