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New Almaden Quicksilver Mine

 
 
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2006
1. New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Marker
Inscription.
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine has been designated an historical landmark by American Society of Metals
Discovered in November 1845, it was the first workable quicksilver mine in North America and preceded the Coloma Gold Discovery of January 1848 by 27 months. The mine supplied much of our industrial requirements for mercury for well over a century.
 
Erected 1982.
 
Location. 37° 10.703′ N, 121° 49.172′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Click for map. Marker is mounted at the entrance to the Mining Museum at Casa Grande. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21350 Almaden Road, San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casa Grande (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); The Randol Family Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hacienda Cemetery (about 400 feet away); John Young House (about 400 feet away); Huttner House (about 500 feet away); Robert Scott House (about 600 feet away); New Almaden (about 600 feet away); The Hauck House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Regarding New Almaden Quicksilver Mine.
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2006
2. New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Museum
The marker is mounted on the wall at the entrance to the museum
Also see all other New Almaden Quicksilver Mine “Nearby Markers” for additional information.
 
Also see . . .
1. Timeline detailing the events of New Almaden Mine from 1824 to 2009. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Santa Clara County Parks – The New Almaden Mine Museum. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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New Almaden Quicksilver Mine at the top of the Hill image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2006
3. New Almaden Quicksilver Mine at the top of the Hill
Mining Equipment on Display at the New Almaden City Park image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2006
4. Mining Equipment on Display at the New Almaden City Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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