Tumco Mines

California State Historic Landmark 182

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#182 Tumco
Pete Walters of Ogilby discovered the first gold vein at Gold Rock on January 6, 1884. From his little Mary claim began a gold camp wchic reached its peak development between 1893 and 1899 as Hedges, with 3200 residents. Nearly closed, 1900-10, it was reopened as Tumco, 1910-13, and worked intermittently until 1941. Tumco has long been a California ghost town.

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Site on Gold Rock Ranch Rd, 1.0 mi E of County Hwy S34, 9.0 mi N of I-8, 4.5 mi NE of Ogilby; plaque 2 mi W of S34 on Gold Rock Ranch Rd..


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