Mount Bullion, Mariposa County, California
Mount Bullion (formerly, Princeton and La Mineta) is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California. It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Bear Valley, at an elevation of 2152 feet (656 m).
Gold on quartz, Mockingbird Mine near Mt. Bullion
Location in California
Mount Bullion (the United States)
|Coordinates: 37°30′26″N 120°02′42″W|
|Elevation||2,152 ft (656 m)|
A post office operated at Mount Bullion from 1862 to 1955, with a closure for a period during 1887. The place was first named La Mineta (for little mine). Then it was called Princeton for the Princeton Mine nearby. Finally, the name Mount Bullion was applied in honor of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, whose nickname was "Old Bullion" due to his fiscal policies.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Bullion, Mariposa County, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 806. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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