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

Copperopolis Park

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2012
1. Copperopolis Park Marker
Inscription.  Although Copperopolis is known for copper mining, gold was discovered here in 1858, copper in 1860. The gold belt was a mile west of the copper belt.

The Madame Felix Mining District produced 200,000 ounces of gold between 1864 and 1974.

The 1986, Meridian Gold Co. consolidated the Madame Felix Mining District into a new gold mining operation, producing more than 300,000 additional ounces of gold.

This equipment, used from the 1880’s through WWI, came from the mines within the Madame Felix District and was donated by Meridian Gold Co.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources.
 
Location. 37° 58.917′ N, 120° 38.561′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Main Street near Baker Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 Main Street, Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Bart at Funk Hill (a few steps from this marker); The Copperopolis Bell and Cannon (within shouting
Copperopolis Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2012
2. Copperopolis Park Marker
Relic mining equipment in the background.
distance of this marker); Copperopolis (approx. ¼ mile away); Congregational Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Calaveras Telephone (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Copperopolis (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Corner Saloon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas McCarty (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copperopolis.
 
Also see . . .  Copperopolis History - The Madam Felix Mining District - Copper Gazette. The Madame Felix Mining District is made up of many small mines. Some of these mines include the Pine Log, Royal, the Royal Consolidated, Hodson, Mountain King, and the Empire. Gold production total was approximately 500,000 ounces from the District before it closed. (Submitted on August 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Relic Mining Equipment image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2012
3. Relic Mining Equipment
Copper Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2012
4. Copper Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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