NEW IDRIA MINE


Named for Idria Mine in Austria, the New Idria ranks among the most famous quicksilver mines of the world. Mission fathers, before American occupation, made assays and determined the ore to be cinnabar, mining began in the 1850s, and in 1881 between two and three hundred men were employed.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (324)
Visited: 06/27/2015
Location
• Plaque: Map
• Site: Map
Website: N/A