Obregon (HMYSY)

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

N 32° 49.152', W 114° 50.257'

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The historic gold mining community of Obregon lies near here in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains. As a frontier town, Obregon marks the location of several attempts to extract ore during the 1890s through the 1930s. Several different milling technologies were used during Obregon's existence. These included a 20 stamp mill, Cornish Rolls, and a Hardinge Mill, all successively employed prior to 1913. Finally, a floatation plant tried to extract gold from the meager ore in 1936 before all mining ceases in 1939. Today, modern heap leach and conventional milling operations continue the quest for gold.

In early 1989, American Girl Mining Joint Venture received the necessary governmental approvals to resume open pit and underground mining operations in American Girl Canyon. Prior to startup of these operations the remains of the original Obregon townsite were thoroughly documented, and 5 graves circa 1892 were relocated to the Holtville Cemetery.

Year Placed1990
Placed ByAmerican Girl Mining Joint Venture in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and the Imperial County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 702431 N 3633314
Decimal Degrees32.81920000, -114.83761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.152', W 114° 50.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 9.12" N, 114° 50' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17501-17699 Co Hwy S34, Winterhaven CA 92283, US
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