El Senador Mine

El Senador Mine (HMRRW)

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

N 37° 12.666', W 121° 53.412'

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The Most Productive of New Almaden's "Outside Mines"

Cinnabar was first found in the Senador Mine area before 1863. Systematic development recovered more than 20,000 flasks (1,500,000 pounds) between 1909 and 1926.

Under the direction of John Drew, development started by trenching the outcrops of silica-carbonate rock at the ridge-top. A modern reduction plant was built in 1915. It included the first Herreshoff furnace and electrolytic dust collectors ever used in the recovery of quicksilver. Two years later a Scott furnace was added. Prior to 1915, Senador ore was roasted at the Hacienda furnace site in New Almaden.

In 1919 a wooden ore bin caught fire at the Senador's Scott furnace and destroyed the entire reduction plant. It was quickly rebuilt and mining continued until March 11, 1926.
Placed BySanta Clara County Parks
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598473 N 4118867
Decimal Degrees37.21110000, -121.89020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.666', W 121° 53.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 39.96" N, 121° 53' 24.72" W
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Area Code(s)408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 Senador Mine Trail, San Jose CA 95120, US
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