New Almaden Mine

California State Historic Landmark 339

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#339 New Almaden Quicksilver Mine
From this cinnabar hill the indians used pigment for paint. Mercury mined, 1845. Gold discovery made mercury indispensable and mine became world famous, most productive in America. Sold for $1,700,700 in 1864.

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On N-bound old Hwy 101 (PM 27.5)(Monterey Rd), 0.5 mi S of Ford Rd, San Jose.

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