Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of the Original Ott Assay Oﬃce
Erected 1970 by Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
Location. 39° 15.78′ N, 121° 1.003′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Main Street near Commercial Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Main Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Wells Fargo Building (here, next to this marker); South Yuba Canal Office (a few steps from this marker); Five Stamp Mill (a few steps from this marker); Pelton Water Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada Hose Co. No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaft Drill Core (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Marsh House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Nevada City.
More about this marker. The marker is located in Robinson Plaza behind the South Yuba Canal Building, which now is occupied by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and Lotus
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Comstock Lode marker in Virginia City, Nevada
Also see . . . Ott’s Assay Office & The South Yuba Canal Building. In 1859, J.J. Ott made the famous assay of the blue muck that was causing the Washoe miners no end of trouble, clogging up their workings, difficult or impossible to throw away. But when the blue muck turned out to be almost pure silver, the news started the fabulous Silver Rush to the Comstock Lode and Virginia City, Washoe County, Nevada Territory. (Submitted on February 15, 2011.)
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