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Jamestown in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Humbug Mine

 
 
The Humbug Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 28, 2015
1. The Humbug Mine Marker
Inscription. The Humbug Mine was situated on the east slope of Table Mountain near Jamestown. It was the richest mine of its kind in the Mother Lode. Producing more than $4,000,000 worth of gold in its heyday due to the geology of the mountain, the mine produced placer and river gold, as opposed to hard rock which is what is normally found underground. John ONeil took out the first patent on the property in November of 1880. The Humbug Mine began on his property and ran partially under it. In an agreement with ONeil for the mineral rights, the mine was operated by The California Company out of Boston. The mine was owned and operated from 1914 to 1950 by Frank T. Moyle and his family.
 
Erected 2012 by Matuca Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 58.078′ N, 120° 26.186′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Rawhide Road 1.2 miles north of California Route 108, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown CA 95327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Light District (approx. 1.2 miles away); 75 Pound Nugget
The Humbug Mine Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 28, 2015
2. The Humbug Mine Monument
(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Willow (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jamestown Branch Jail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Community Hall / Jamestown Justice Court (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rocca Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jamestown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ramirez – Preston Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
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The Humbug Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 28, 2015
3. The Humbug Mine Marker
Table Mountain Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 28, 2015
4. Table Mountain Gap Marker
A natural passage to Rawhide Valley and beyond. This structure built in 1971 by John and Myrna Moyle is dedicated to the memory of the Moyle ancestors and other early pioneers who mined and settled at the base of this magnificent flowed mountain
Table Mountain Gap Monument image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 28, 2015
5. Table Mountain Gap Monument
This marker is across and up the road about 100 yards. The gap is about 1/4 mile up the road from the Humbug Mine marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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