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June Lake in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

June Lake Mining District

 
 
June Lake Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
1. June Lake Mining District Marker
Inscription.  Near this site was located June Lake’s first and only commercial mining venture organized in 1924. The district was composed of ten mines or claims, which produced high-grade ore of zinc, lead and silver.

During its heyday, the mines employed 15 workers and produced 100 tons of ore. The facilities included an assay office, shop, pump and bunk houses. Elaborate electrical and hydraulic systems were constructed to operate the mining equipment and machinery.

By 1929 the mines began to falter and soon thereafter all commercial operations ceased. Most of the equipment, machinery and buildings were dismantled and sold. Sporadic private mining activities continued into the 1950s, however those were marginally successful.

Although its existence was brief, the June Lake Mining District made a lasting contribution to the development of Mono County and the June Lake Loop. Today, remnants can still be seen along the east slopes of Reversed Peak.
 
Erected 2007 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
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Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 37° 46.836′ N, 119° 5.312′ W. Marker is in June Lake, California, in Mono County. Marker is on North Shore Drive near Mount Vista Drive (Leonard Drive), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: June Lake CA 93529, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carson’s Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legend of June Lake Slot Machines (approx. 1.9 miles away); West Portal (approx. 4.4 miles away); Legend of Deadman (approx. 6.1 miles away); Grave of the Unknown Prospector (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lost Cement Mine (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dave McCoy (approx. 9.4 miles away); Mono Mills (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in June Lake.
 
June Lake Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
2. June Lake Mining District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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