California Landmarks in San Benito County
California Landmark 324
New Idria Mine
State Highway 25 and Panoche Road
Ranks among the most famous quicksilver mines of the world. Named for Idria Mine, then in Austria. Mission fathers, before American occupation, made assays and determined ore to be cinnabar. Work begun in 50s. In 1881 between two and three hundred men were employed.
Historical Landmark No. 324
Department of Public Works - Division of Highways