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Angels Camp in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lightner Mine

 
 
Lightner Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2008
1. Lightner Mine Marker
Inscription.  This mine site was located in 1855 by Peter Cameron, A.M. Wood, Will Powell and C.G. Lake. Lightner Mining Company organized and operated from 1896-1915. A 40 stamp mill crushed 500,000 tons of ore from vein which widened to 120’. Ore stopped at 700’ and cave in occurred. A new 900’ shaft failed to locate vein. Total production from the mine was $6,000,000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 38° 4.392′ N, 120° 32.603′ W. Marker is in Angels Camp, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (State Highway 49). The marker is located at the north end of Utica Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Angels Camp CA 95222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Vietnam Era Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Utica Mine North Shaft (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mark Twain (about 500 feet away); Utica Mansion (about 700 feet away); Stalactite/Stalagmite
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Ol' Beth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Serpentine Drill Core Section (approx. 0.2 miles away); Signal Cannon/Utica Mine Ore Car/Arrastra Model (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angels Camp.
 
Lightner Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2008
2. Lightner Mine Marker
Machinery From The Stamp Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2008
3. Machinery From The Stamp Mill
Lightner Mine Tailings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2008
4. Lightner Mine Tailings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,926 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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