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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

New Almaden Quicksilver Mine

 
 
State Historic Landmark 339 image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 20, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark 339
This marker is 12 miles east of the village of New Almaden & the New Almaden Mine.
Inscription. 12 miles ← [west]. From this cinnabar hill the Indians used pigment for paint. Mercury was mined, 1845. Gold discovery made mercury indispensable and the mine became the most productive in America, became world famous. It sold for $1,700,700 in 1864.
 
Erected 1939 by California Department of Public Works - Division of Highways. (Marker Number 339.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 14.892′ N, 121° 47.328′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Monterey Highway (U.S. 101) half a mile south of Flintwell Way, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bernal Adobe Site and Bear Tree (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hayes Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Hayes Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); Frontier Village (approx. 2.2 miles away); Keesling’s Shade Trees (approx.
New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 20, 2006
2. New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Marker
2.9 miles away); Montgomery Hill (approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Goodrich Quarry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rockin’ M Ranch (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
More about this marker. Marker is 12 miles east of the village of New Almaden & the New Almaden Mine.
 
Additional keywords. Quicksilver Mining, Mercury Mining
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,414 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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