New Almaden


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New Almaden

 

a mining center in the USA, located in the state of California, southeast of San Jose. Its large deposits of mercury combined with other deposits elsewhere in the state, provide around 70 percent of the total US production.

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Though the landscape of labor at New Almaden has not vanished to the same degree in a physical sense, it is equally defunct.
One of these affluent new residents was the quicksilver baron of New Almaden.
In a gold-mining region of the Sierra foothills, he managed the Mariposa Estate, which, he pointed out, was second only to New Almaden as the biggest mining investment in the state.
Miners and their families from New Almaden, though sorely in need of pastoral respite, were unlikely to visit.
In the 1860s, two articles based on visits to New Almaden appeared in the East Coast periodical, Harper's Magazine.
Finding himself with "nothing particular to do" while making financial arrangements, he headed (naturally) for New Almaden.
52) Average life expectancy for a furnace worker at New Almaden was forty-five years.
At New Almaden, the bosses took the grim working conditions of the quicksilver miners and the squalid conditions in which they and their families lived more seriously.
Innes, a long-serving judge in the district encompassing the New Almaden mining community.
The "Quicksilver Express" mine coaster speeds through a replica of San Jose's historic New Almaden Mine.
You can see the townsites and more mining relics only on tours led by volunteers from the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association; for a schedule and fees, call (408) 268-8331.
Driving in, you pass New Almaden, a national historic landmark district with adobe houses from the 1850s.

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