North Bloomfield in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
North Bloomﬁeld Mining and Gravel Company
Erected 1972 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation. (Marker Number 852.)
Location. 39° 22.123′ N, 120° 54.813′ W. Marker is in North Bloomfield, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Bloomfield Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Bloomfield School (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel (approx. half a mile away); St. Columncille's Church (approx. half a mile away); Alvin Stevens Trivelpiece (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shoot (Chute) Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (approx. 0.7 miles away); Giant (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Lake City (approx. 1.8 miles away).
More about this marker.
Regarding North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company. The Malakoff Diggins open pit mine site is approximately 1.25 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, with a scenic loop trail that circles the perimeter of the mine pit floor.
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Also see . . .
1. Malakoff Diggins State Historical Park website. (Submitted on June 23, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
2. North Bloomfield, California. "North Bloomfield and the Malakoff Mine became a ghost when hydraulic mining was brought to an end in 1884 by a suit filed by Sacramento valley farmers. Debris, silt, and millions of gallons of water used daily by the mine caused extensive flooding in Marysville and Yuba City. San Francisco bay was estimated to be filling with silt at a rate of one foot per year." (Submitted on June 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,901 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.