Picacho Mines

Picacho Mines (HMY55)

Location: Winterhaven, CA 92283 Imperial County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 58.314', W 114° 38.11'

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Opened by placer miners after 1852, the gold mines expanded into hard rock quarrying by 1872. Picacho employed 700 miners at its peak from 1895 to 1900. Mill accidents, low ore quality, and the loss of cheap river transport with the building of Laguna Dam, led to numerous periods of inactivity. With ores far from worked out, the Picacho mines using modern techniques again resumed operations in 1984.
HM NumberHMY55
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number193
Year Placed1985
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus and the Imperial Valley Pioneers Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 721008 N 3650654
Decimal Degrees32.97190000, -114.63516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 58.314', W 114° 38.11'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 58' 18.84" N, 114° 38' 6.60" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6304 Picacho Rd, Winterhaven CA 92283, US
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