San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Buena Vista
A Masterpiece of Masonry & Mechanics
Though not itself a significant source of ore, the Buena Vista’s value was in pumping water out of neighboring flooded mine tunnels, thus allowing miners to follow veins of cinnabar ore deeper into the earth.
Considered a masterpiece of masonry, the Buena Vista’s pumphouse foundation was constructed using sandstone from New Almaden and immense blocks of granite from the Sierras. Abandoned in 1893, these foundations are all that remain of the Buena Vista today.
Location. 37° 11.217′ N, 121° 50.626′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Touch for map. This marker is located in Almaden Quicksilver Park on the Randol Trail, near the junction with the Buena Vista Trail. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Isabel Shaft (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mining Operations (approx. 0.4 miles away); Day Tunnel (approx. 0.4 miles away); English Camp School (approx. Site of English Town ★ CCC Camp Mt. Madonna (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp Mt. Madonna (approx. 0.6 miles away); English Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Yellow Kid (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.