#0324 New Idria Mine


#0324 New Idria Mine

Site information:

From Paicines (Hwy 25), go 30.9 mi E on Panoche Rd (J1) to New Idria Rd, then 21.2 mi S to mine

You can also take Panoche Rd from the 5, to New Idria Rd, but be prepared for more rough road and potentially deep water crossing.

New Idria Rd is generally paved until the last few hundred feet, which you can walk. 


Plaque information:

State plaque at NW corner of State Hwy 25 and Panoche Rd. There is an old sign at the site.


Plaque text:

New Idria Mine

New Idria Mine ranks among the most famous quicksilver mines of the world. Named for Idria Mine, then in Austria. Mission Fathers, before the American Occupation, made assays and determined ore to be cinnabar. Work begun in 50's. In 1881 between two and three hundred men were employed.

California Department of Public Works - Division of Highways.

Registered 7/12/1939