Name: Town of Calico
Site Number: #782
Date Visited: 03/05/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 36600 Ghost Town Rd., Yermo, CA 92398
Coordinates: 34.948809, -116.865134
Description: The Calico Mining District, which had a peak population of 3,000, produced between $13 and $20 million in silver and $9 million in borate minerals between 1881 and 1907. On April 6, 1881, several claims were located that formed the Silver King, largest mine in the district. Profitable mining of silver in the area ceased in 1896.