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Near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lost Cement Mine

 
 
Lost Cement Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 7, 2006
1. Lost Cement Mine Marker
Inscription. Somewhere near this spot is located the famous Lost Cement Mine. First discovered in 1857, the find was described as a ledge, "wide as a curb stone" of rusty, reddish cement, two thirds of it pure gold. Various circumstances prevented the original discoverers from returning to claim their wealth. History indicates the location of the Lost Cement Mine may have been rediscovered and mined periodically until 1877 and then again concealed. An occasional prospector still searches for the elusive treasure but its location today still remains a secret. If while hiking in the area, you happen to come upon a ledge of pure gold please notify the nearest ECV chapter so that we might relocate this monument to the correct site.

Plaque dedicated September 6, 1980
Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1980 by Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 43.879′ N, 118° 58.162′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 395, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is behind the restrooms in the Safety Rest Area on Highway 395. Marker
Lost Cement Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 7, 2006
2. Lost Cement Mine Marker
is in this post office area: Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Legend of Deadman (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Mammoth Saloon (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Tavern (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 6.6 miles away); Temple of Folly (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Lakes.
 
Also see . . .  Legends of the Golden State - Lost Mines of California. (Submitted on October 15, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 5,390 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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