New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Lot (112068)

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New Almaden Quicksilver Mine Lot  (112068)
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Lot of three items: 1) Quicksilver Mining Co. Annual Stockholder's Meeting reports and exhibits, held at New York City, February 26, 1873, 26 pages, 6 x 9 inches. 2) Q.M.C. billhead for 22 1/2 cords of wood from D. W. Anderson on October 20, 1867. 3) New Almaden Co. pay envelope. The New Almaden quicksilver mine in Santa Clara County, is the oldest and most productive quicksilver (i.e., mercury) mine in the U.S. The site was known to the indigenous Ohlone for its cinnabar long before a Mexican settler became aware of the ores in 1820. By the time they were identified as mercury, the mine was perfectly timed to supply the California Gold Rush. The mine ran intermittently after 1927 and eventually closed. It was purchased by the county and is now part of Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: New Almaden