Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley, CA Photos

The Empire Mine (1850 -1956) now a California State Historic Park in Grass Valley, extracted 5.8 million ounces of gold. Visitors see the surface structure of an inclined mine shaft which winched a train down 4,600 feet, gold extraction equipment, offices which ran operations, and a posh clubhouse which sits atop the deepest, largest mine (367 miles / 591 km of tunnels ) in California.

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Inclined railway into 8,000-foot shaft at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.View down inclined shaft at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Stamp mill machine to crush gold ore at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Gold mining ruins at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Inclined railway into 8,000-foot shaft at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA. On National Register.View down inclined shaft at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Stamp mill machine to crush gold ore at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Gold mining ruins at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Collection of machines used in gold mining at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Gold extraction building & machine at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Office building at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Office building at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Collection of machines used in gold mining at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Gold extraction building & machine at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Office building (1898) at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA. Architect: Willis Polk.Office building (1898) at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Steel safe by Victor Safe & Lock Co. in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Desks in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Work table & rock samples in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Drafting table in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Steel safe by Victor Safe & Lock Co. in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Desks in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Work table & rock samples in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Drafting table in office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Empire Clubhouse, home of mine manager & guest house, at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Octagonal shingled tower of Empire Clubhouse at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Cottage at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Office at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Empire Clubhouse, home of mine manager & guest house, at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Octagonal shingled tower of Empire Clubhouse at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Cottage (1896) at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA. Architect: Willis Polk.
Front doorknob of Cottage at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Dining room of Cottage at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Dining room sideboard of Cottage at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Cottage patio at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.
Front doorknob of Cottage at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Dining room of Cottage at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Dining room sideboard of Cottage at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.Cottage patio at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Grass Valley, CA.

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