Friday, September 27, 2013

California Historical Landmark #339

New Almaden Mine
California State Historical Landmark #339

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This landmark is located on north bound old Highway 101 (Monterey Rd), 1/2 mile south of Ford Road, San Jose, California. There are 42 other California State Historical Landmarks in Santa Clara County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 14.906 W 121° 47.400.

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California Historical Landmark #339

The Indians used pigment from this cinnabar hill for paint. Mercury was mined as early as 1845. The gold discovery made mercury indispensable, and the mine, the most productive in America, became world famous. It sold for $1,700,700 in 1864.

California Historical Landmark #339

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