Mercer Caverns

Mercer Caverns (HMAFS)

Location: Murphys, CA 95247 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 9.111', W 120° 28.768'

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Discovered September 1, 1885, by Walter J. Mercer. Resting at this site and noticing movement of grass near a small hole. Enlarging the opening, he ascended into extensive caverns containing varieties of fantastic crystalline formations. The public tours began September 12, 1885.

In 1900, a display of the rare Aragonite Flos Ferri was awarded the Grand Prize at the Paris World's Fair.

Recognized by the State of California as a Point of Historical Interest on August 2, 1985.
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 720856 N 4225665
Decimal Degrees38.15185000, -120.47946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 9.111', W 120° 28.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 9' 6.66" N, 120° 28' 46.08" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1665 Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys CA 95247, US
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