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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1850.
Location. 39° 12.756′ N, 121° 4.308′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Jenkins Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 6. submitted on November 14, 2011. 7. submitted on November 14, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.