California Historical Landmarks in Nevada County

California Historical Landmark 298
Empire Mine
10791 Empire Street
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Year 1850

Empire Mine

The Empire Mine was originally located by George D. Roberts in October 1850. In the spring of 1854, the Empire Mining Company was incorporated and in 1865 new works, including a 30-stamp mill, were erected. In 1869 Wm. B. Bourn, Sr. purchased the Empire, when he died, Wm. B. Bourn, Jr. took over its management. The Empire was in constant operation from 1850 to the late 1950s.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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