Historic Mining at Mount Diablo, CA
September 1999 by Richard H. Peterson, PhDLocated in Contra Costa County in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mount Diablo was the site of the largest coal mining operation in the state in the last half of the nineteenth century. The northern foothills of the mountain produced nearly four million tons of coal.
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