The Monitor

The Monitor (HMR0H)

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

N 39° 15.746', W 121° 1.048'

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The first hydraulic mining originated on American Hill near Nevada City, California in 1853. This miners giant known as The Monitor washed hillsides away under high pressure uncovering gold bearing gravel beds. This mining technique flourished profitably until 1884 when the Sawyer decision closed hydraulic mining. Rivers were being filled with mud debris causing flooding of the rich farmlands below.
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HM NumberHMR0H
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByHydraulic Parlor No. 56 Native Sons of the Golden West
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 671041 N 4347772
Decimal Degrees39.26243333, -121.01746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.746', W 121° 1.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 44.76" N, 121° 1' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-206 Broad St, Nevada City CA 95959, US
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