Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Empire Mine State Historic Park


Location:At 10791 East Empire Street in Grass Valley, 24 miles north of Auburn on Highway 49.
Facilities:Historic structures, visitor center/museum (é), exhibits (é), restrooms, picnic tables, multi-use trails (8 miles).
Activities:Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, guided tours.
Special Features:For more than 100 years, Empire Mine was one of the largest, deepest, longest-operating, and richest gold mines in North America, producing nearly 5.6 million ounces of gold before it closed in 1956. The park includes many of the mine's original buildings, the owner's home and restored gardens, as well as the entrance to 367 miles of abandoned and flooded mine shafts.
Address:c/o Sierra District Office
PO Box 266
Tahoma, CA 96142

Phone:530-273-8522
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=499
Size: 853 acres.

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Some of the positive economics of the pattern were gained at Cliffs in a signing bonus that will be paid to include our brothers and sisters shifting to a permanent layoff status this summer with the indefinite idling of the Empire Mine.
The truck then turned down a road marked Empire Mine Office.
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If you have three days: To the previous itinerary, add a drive north of Coloma to Nevada City (46 miles) and make a stop at the Empire Mine State Historic Park outside Grass Valley.
The project, which requires approximately $290 million of incremental capital investment, is expected to allow the Empire Mine to produce at three million tons annually through 2017 and increase Tilden Mine production by more than two million tons annually.
The company will also temporarily idle production at its Empire mine beginning in the second quarter of 2013 in the form of an extended summer shutdown.
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