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

Sheep Ranch Mine

 
 
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1. Sheep Ranch Mine Marker
Inscription. First located in 1867, the fabulous Sheep Ranch Mine produced more than 8 million dollars in gold while in operation. Aquired in 1877, by senator George Hearst, K.B. Haggin and associates. It was operated continuously by the Hearst firm until 1893, produced an estimated 4 million dollars in gold, and reached a depth of 1,400 feet. By 1942, when finally closed, the mine had reached 3,100 feet in depth. Sold by the Hearst interests by 1898, the mine was later operated by the St. Joseph Lead Company. It can be described as the most productive in the Sierran East Gold Belt.
 
Erected 1964 by Matuca Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.472′ N, 120° 28.082′ W. Marker is in Sheep Ranch, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the western end of Main Street and is on private property. Please respect their privacy. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11025 Main Street, Mountain Ranch CA 95246, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheep Ranch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercer Caverns
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By Matuca Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus
2. Sheep Ranch Mine Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); St. Patrick's Catholic Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of E.C.V. Saloon (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Compere Store (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Heinsdorff Bakery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Pioneers Hotel and Sheep Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matuca Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus
3. Pioneers Hotel and Sheep Ranch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2017. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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