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New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum - New Almaden, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 10.701 W 121° 49.180
10S E 604777 N 4115309
Quick Description: History museum detailing the mining history in South Santa Clara County.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2008 2:34:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM54R1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 9

Long Description:
"One of the most significant buildings in New Almaden is La Casa Grande. It was built in 1854 as hotel, but became the home of the mine manager. It was purchased by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department in 1981. Today it houses the Quicksilver Mining Museum. The museum has exhibits on quicksilver mining as well as historical photographs and artifacts showing what life was like in the quicksilver mining towns. It has maps showing the huge network of mining tunnels. There were around 100 miles of tunnels. Some descended hundreds of feet below sea level. The museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm Friday-Sunday. Next to the museum is Club Almaden, an outdoor group picnic facility with catered meals." (visit link)
Theme:
Mining history


Street Address:
21350 Almaden Road New Almaden, CA 95042


Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
10 am to 4 pm Friday-Sunday


Museum Size: Small

Food Court: Not Listed

Cost: Not Listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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