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Argonaut and Kennedy Mines

W roadside rest, State Hwy 49 (P.M. 5.6), 1.6 mi N of Jackson, Jackson, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 21' 55.7532", -120° 47' 15.4824"
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Argonaut Mine, discovered 1850, and Kennedy Mine, discovered 1856, played dramatic roles in the economic development of California, producing $105,268,760 in gold. Kennedy Mine has a vertical shaft of 5,912 feet, the deepest in the United States. The Argonaut was the scene of the Mother Lode's most tragic mine disaster-on August 27, 1922, 48 miners were trapped in a fire at the 3,500-foot level - few survived. Both mines closed in 1942.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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