#297:  Site of One of the First Discoveries of Quartz Gold in California

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SW corner of Jenkins St and Hocking Ave, Grass Valley





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

The tablet commemorates the discovery of gold-bearing quartz in 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

This monument dedicated by Quartz Parlor No. 58 N.S.G.W. Manzanita Parlor No. 29 N.D.G.W October 20, 1929

©2009 David Schmitt