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#339:  New Almaden Mine

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Location:

On N-bound old Hwy 101 (P.M. 27.5) (Monterey Rd), 1/2 mi S of Ford Rd, San Jose

37.248476,-121.790102

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

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.



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