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California Historical Landmark 297
Gold Hill Mine
Jenkins Street and Hocking Avenue
Grass Valley

California Historical Landmark #297: Site of Gold Hill Mine
  California Historical Landmark #297: Site of Gold Hill Mine
15 December 2013
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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
October, 1850

The occurrence of gold-bearing quartz was undoubtedly noted here and elsewhere about the same time or previously, but the above discovery created the great excitement that started the development of quartz mining into a great industry.

The GOLD HILL MINE from 1850 to 1857 is credited with a total production of

$4,000,000.00

California Historical Landmark #297: Site of Gold Hill Mine
15 December 2013
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This monument dedicated by
Quartz Parlor No. 58 N.S.G.W.
Manzanita Parlor No. 29 N.D.G.W.
October 20, 1929
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