November 04, 2016 at San Francisco Gem and Mineral Society in San Francisco.
Gary Parsons will give a presentation about New Idria Quicksilver Mine in San Benito County, the second largest mercury producer in the state of California and possibly the nation. His presentation will cover the ghost town of New Idria, its associated cinnabar mines, and the ore processing mill. The presentation will include a brief introduction to the area’s ecology, geology, and history; and will also describe some uses of mercury.
This event will be held at our clubhouse, 4134 Judah Street in SF. Admission is free and anyone is welcome to attend!