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Gold and Turquoise

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 34' 8.5872", -106° 12' 3.7872"
  New Mexico NM State Historical Marker
New Mexico State
Historical Marker

The first gold placer mining west of the Mississippi began with the discovery of the precious metal in the rugged Ortiz Mountains south of here in 1828, 21 years before the California gold rush. Since then, the district has produced more than 99,000 ounces of placer gold. Gold is produced from lode deposits.

Last updated: 8/11/2010 17:54:26
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Gold and Turquoise Historical Marker Location Map, Santa Fe, New Mexico