View Full Version : New Almaden, Calif. English town

Total Wreck
08-31-2006, 02:47 PM
power failure

High Desert Drifter
08-31-2006, 03:14 PM
English Town was occupied mosty by Cornish Imigrants and the town was built on Mine Hill above the current "new almaden" townsite. The area has always been off limits because of unsecure structures and massive clean up of mine equipment. I noticed that they had moved a lot of the mine equipment down to the valley floor and the smoke stack from the smelter had undergone some restructuring last time I was there. I have not heard anything about Mine Hill beeing opened up to the public however?

you might check out www.newalmaden.org for updates.

High Desert Drifter
08-31-2006, 08:47 PM
If I get a chance I will take a looksie this weekend and take some pic's.

High Desert Drifter
09-04-2006, 12:55 AM

I did not get a chance to check out Mine Hill there in New Almaden, my crew talked me in to exploring the New Idria instead. Fortunately the trip proved successful and I was able to locate and access the town site and mines. lots of pictures going up on my web site soon. Being from this area I hope you might appreciate what I obtained of the New Idria as well. Quite a nice trip, took the full day and lots of 4x4!