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Site of One of the First Discoveries of Quartz Gold in California
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 39° 12.760 W 121° 04.302
10S E 666480 N 4342148
Quick Description: A marker in Grass Valley commemorating the site of one of the first discoveries of quartz gold in California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2013 6:26:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMGEDP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 6

Long Description:
This tablet commemorates the discovery of gold-bearing quartz and the beginning of quartz mining in California. The discovery was made on Gold Hill by George Knight in October 1850. The occurrence of gold-bearing quartz was undoubtedly noted here and elsewhere about the same time or even earlier, but this discovery created the great excitement that started the development of quartz mining into a great industry. The Gold Hill Mine is credited with a total production of $4,000,000 between 1850 and 1857.
Marker Number: 297.00

Marker Name: SITE OF ONE OF THE FIRST DISCOVERIES OF QUARTZ GOLD IN CALIFORNIA

County: Nevada

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 2/23/1939

Location:
SW corner of Jenkins St and Hocking Ave, Grass Valley


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