“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sheep Ranch in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Sheep Ranch Mine

Sheep Ranch Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Sheep Ranch Mine Marker
Inscription.  First located in 1867, the fabulous Sheep Ranch Mine produced more than 8 million dollars in gold while in operation. Aquired in 1877, by senator George Hearst, K.B. Haggin and associates. It was operated continuously by the Hearst firm until 1893, produced an estimated 4 million dollars in gold, and reached a depth of 1,400 feet. By 1942, when finally closed, the mine had reached 3,100 feet in depth. Sold by the Hearst interests by 1898, the mine was later operated by the St. Joseph Lead Company. It can be described as the most productive in the Sierran East Gold Belt.
Erected 1964 by Matuca Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 38° 12.472′ N, 120° 28.082′ W. Marker is in Sheep Ranch, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Marker is at the western end of Main Street and is on private
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property. Please respect their privacy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11025 Main Street, Mountain Ranch CA 95246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheep Ranch (approx. 0.2 miles away); California Caverns at Cave City (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mercer Caverns (approx. 3.9 miles away); U.G.M.C (approx. 4.1 miles away); El Dorado (approx. 4.3 miles away); St. Patrick's Catholic Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of E.C.V. Saloon (approx. 4.8 miles away).
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Photographed By Matuca Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus
2. Sheep Ranch Mine Marker
Pioneers Hotel and Sheep Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matuca Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus
3. Pioneers Hotel and Sheep Ranch Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2017. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 17, 2024