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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gold Bug Stamp Mill

 
 
Gold Bug Stamp Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Geschke, Auburn Parlor NSGW
1. Gold Bug Stamp Mill Marker
Inscription.  The Gold Bug stamp mill was built in the 1880s in the Tahoe National Forest. The Gold Bug Mine, one of many smaller hardrock mines located throughout the Mother Lode, was established to protect the ownership of the main quartz vein of the Eagle Bird Mine. This was the result of the 1878 mining law which allowed the mine to follow the vein to its apex. In association with the U.S. Forest Service, the mill was removed in 1996 for reconstruction at this site by the members of Auburn Parlor No. 59, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Erected 2000 by Grand Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Clare D. McCullough, Grand President.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.707′ N, 121° 4.576′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from Auburn-Folsom Road 0.1 miles south of Lincoln Way. There is a public parking
Gold Bug Stamp Mill image. Click for full size.
By Dave Geschke, Auburn Parlor NSGW
2. Gold Bug Stamp Mill
Monument is visible behind the tree on the left. The mine car at the top is visible from Auburn Folsom Road.
lot on the west side of Auburn Folsom Road, about 0.1 miles south of Lincoln Way. The Gold Bug Stamp mill is in the little park at the south end of the parking lot. The little mine car visible from Auburn Folsom Road is "dumping" into the stamp mill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brye House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bosse-Morgan Building (about 500 feet away); The Tsuda Grocery (about 500 feet away); Chinese Houses (about 600 feet away); American Hotel (about 600 feet away); Auburn Post Office (about 600 feet away); The Auburn Joss House (about 600 feet away); General Gomez Cigar Factory (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
More about this marker. The marker is by the front of the fence enclosure
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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May. 29, 2020