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Zeile Mine, Jackson, Amador County

Location is on the south side of Jackson at the intersection of Broadway Street and French Bar Road, on the left when traveling south on Broadway Street.

The Zeile produced over $5,000,000 in gold. It was first worked in the 1860's and by 1867, there was a 16 stamp mill crushing the ore and a chlorination plant treating the concentrates.

In 1890 the Zeile was the principal Jackson Mine then. It would be three years before the Argonaut mining company organized to buy and develop the old Pioneer claim. The Kennedy was operating, but not to the Zeile's extent.

About 100 employees on the average worked in shifts around the clock at the Zeile's hoisting, sawing and chlorination works on the easterly side of the road and a 40-stamp quartz mill, on dump and concentrators on the westerly side of the road not 100 feet from the creek.

The mine closed in 1875 but re-opened again in 1880 and operated continuously until 1914.

Information, photographs courtesy of the Amador County Archives, The Historical Marker Database


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