Discovery of Gold at Gold Hill

Discovery of Gold at Gold Hill (HMXEN)

Location: Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 12.756', W 121° 4.308'

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Inscription
The tablet commemorates the
discovery of gold-bearing quartzin California

The discovery was made on
Gold Hill
by
George Knight
October 1850

The occurrence of gold-bearing quartz was undoubtedly noted here and elsewhere about the same time or previously, but the above discovery created the great excitement that started the development of quartz mining into a great industry.

The
Gold Hill Mine
from 1850 to 1857 is credited
with a total production of
$4,000,000.00
Details
HM NumberHMXEN
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number297
Year Placed1929
Placed ByQuartz Parlor No. 58, N.S.G.W. and Manzanita Parlor No. 29, N.D.G.W
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 666471 N 4342140
Decimal Degrees39.21260000, -121.07180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.756', W 121° 4.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 45.36" N, 121° 4' 18.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 146 Hocking Ave, Grass Valley CA 95945, US
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