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Home California Nevada County County Grass Valley North Star Mine Powerhouse

North Star Mine Powerhouse

Mining and Pelton Wheel Museum, 10933 Allison Ranch Rd, Grass Valley, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 39° 12' 31.3092", -121° 4' 12.072"
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The North Star Powerhouse, built by A. D. Foote in 1895, was the first complete plant of its kind. Compressed air, generated by Pelton water wheels, furnished power for the entire mine operation. The 30-foot Pelton wheel was the largest in the world, and was in continuous use for over 30 years.

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