Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Discovery of Gold at Gold Hill
discovery of gold-bearing quartz
The discovery was made on
The occurrence of gold-bearing quartz was undoubtedly noted here and elsewhere about the same time or previously, but the above discovery created the great excitement that started the development of quartz mining into a great industry.
Gold Hill Mine
from 1850 to 1857 is credited
with a total production of
Erected 1929 by Quartz Parlor No. 58, N.S.G.W. and Manzanita Parlor No. 29, N.D.G.W. (Marker Number 297.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 39° 12.756′ N, 121° 4.308′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Jenkins Street and Hocking Street, on the left when traveling north on Jenkins Street. Click for map. Marker is the centerpiece of a small park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Jenkins Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Empire House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Patrick’s Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Saint Mary’s Convent and Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Nevada County Traction Co. (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Star Mine Powerhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lola Montez 1819 - 1861 (approx. half a mile away); Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Grass Valley Library (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Grass Valley.
Regarding Discovery of Gold at Gold Hill. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 297.
Also see . . . Gold Hill, Nevada County. A short wikipedia article on the history of Gold Hill and the discovery of quartz gold. (Submitted on November 14, 2011.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 6. submitted on . 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.