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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/8 Exposure Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual Exposure Time 1/160 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 48 mm
ISO 100 Metering Mode Partial
Date/Time 2010:12:12 10:12:40 Resolution Unit Inch
X Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit
Compression Jpeg Compression Exposure Mode 1
Subject Distance 2.65 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US California CA Mariposa County history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Sign Signs American Day Daytime Historical Sites Vertical Education Historical Site Marker Markers Outdoor Outdoors Outside Road Road Signs Roadside Roadsign information display Whitlock Mining District gold mine mining eastern Mother Lode gold vein 49ers 1849 Placer mining Lode mining Whiskey Flat Colorado Sherlock Creek Lafayette Bunnell Champlin Spencer Thomas Whitlock John Sherlock Quartzburg post offices postmaster Newell Chamberlain The Call of Gold resort lodge stamp mills Midpines
Caption Whitlock Mining District This monument is located in the Whitlock Mining District, which is on the eastern Mother Lode gold vein and includes the Colorado, Sherlock Creek and the Whiskey Flat Areas. Placer and Lode mining began in 1849. 49er's Lafayette Bunnell, Champlin Spencer, Thomas Whitlock and John Sherlock and a monte dealer from Quartzburg have all been credited with being the sole discoverer of the rich gold deposits. Over 70 lode mines such as the Buffalo Champion 2, Colorado, Diltz, Geary, Golden Key, King Solomon, Landrum, Nutmeg, Our Chance, Permit, Schroeder, Spread Eagle and Whitlock have been recorded in the district since the 1850's. With several of them operating stamp mills, including a 20 stamp battery at the Whitlock Mine, post offices opened in the towns of Colorado in 1858 and Whitlock in 1899. In 1932 a mass specimen gold weighing 52 pounds (Troy) was taken at the Diltz mine, it yielded 43 pounds, 2 ounces of gold. Midpines was started as a resort lodge in 1926 by Newell Chamberlain, who authored "The Call of Gold" and became the community's first postmaster in 1929. The mining towns of Whitlock, Colorado, and Sherlock no longer exist. Dedicated by Matuca Chapter 1849, E. Clampus Vitus, Apr. 5, 2008 (6013) Credo Quia Absurdum