Hike 5 Virtual Exploration of Almaden Quicksilver History & Geology

Thursday April 15, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Today we journey out on the trails to visit all of the Almaden Quicksilver mining ruins of the mid-1800s up close and from above. Along the way, we will learn about the history and geology of this county park from our tour leader, Michael Cox. He explored the mines as a teenager and became a geologist who was part of the team who cleaned up the park so it could be safely opened to the public. This special program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water. Image by Anne Ferguson