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Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Kennedy Mining and Milling Company

1860 - 1942

 
 
Kennedy Mining and Milling Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
1. Kennedy Mining and Milling Company Marker
Inscription. In the late 1850ís, Andrew Kennedy discovered gold in an outcropping of quartz. The mine produced over $34.2 million in gold, making it one of the richest gold mines in the world. With a depth of 5,912 feet, it was the deepest mine in North America when it was closed by the War Production Board in 1942. The mine office building was constructed in 1908 and contained as assay room with bullion furnace, administrative offices and guest rooms on the third floor.

This plaque is in memory of the pioneer miners who are an important part of California history.

 
Erected 2002 by Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 22.056′ N, 120° 46.889′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from Kennedy Mine Road. Click for map. This is a use fee area. Marker is mounted on the Mine Office Building located on the grounds of Kennedy Mine and may only be viewed during normal operating hours of the Mine Tour. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson CA 95642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Massa (Tunnel) Adit (approx. 0.3 miles away); A. Chichizola Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anthony Caminetti (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Kennedy Mine / The Argonaut Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Argonaut Mine
Kennedy Mining and Milling Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
2. Kennedy Mining and Milling Company Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Amador County Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); University of California Foothill Field Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Kennedy Gold Mine Foundation. The official web site of the organization that manages the mine. It covers the history, geology, photos, and general information of the Kennedy Mine. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Kennedy Gold Mine Office
Built in 1907, this three story concrete building was the business center for the Kennedy Gold Mine. The west room on the first floor is the retort room. This is where gold and silver were separated from the mercury by heating. This is also where the gold bars were poured for shipment to the San Francisco Mint.
The east room on the first floor is the assay office where the assayer determined the richness of the ore samples. On average, one ton of ore produced 1/4 ounce of gold. Each day about 400 tons of ore were mined.
The west rooms on the second floor were offices. The room to the rear became a kitchen in later years. and is now the archive office.
The east room on the second floor was the main office and contains a large walk-in vault and safe. Most of the business was conducted here. This is where the miner came at the end of his shift on Saturday. He would walk up the long stairway to the office, receive his $3.00 per day and exit by the south door.
Source: Kennedy Mine
Kennedy Mining and Milling Company Office Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
3. Kennedy Mining and Milling Company Office Building
Walking Tour Brochure
    — Submitted June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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