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Almaden Valley (often just called Almaden) is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, California, USA, roughly equivalent to the 95120 ZIP Code. The neighborhood is east of Cambrian Park, and west of Santa Teresa. It is named after the New Almaden Mines, which are themselves named after the mercury mine in Almaden, Spain. Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Mr. ... Cambrian Park is a census-designated place and neighborhood of San Jose, California. ... Santa Teresa is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, California, USA. It is east of Almaden Valley, surrounding Santa Teresa Boulevard, with access to California State Highway 85. ... General Name, Symbol, Number mercury, Hg, 80 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 6, d Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 200. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... This article is about the town in Spain. ...


Like its Spanish namesake, California's Almaden had a number of quicksilver mines. They produced mercury, which was used during gold extraction in the California Gold Rush, but all the mines are now disused and have been converted into Almaden Quicksilver County Park. As part of the Silicon Valley, the main industry in the neighborhood is now high technology research and development; IBM's Almaden Research Center is located there. General Name, Symbol, Number mercury, Hg, 80 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 6, d Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 200. ... Gold extraction or recovery from its ores may require a combination of comminution, mineral processing, hydrometallurgical, and pyrometallurgical processes to be performed on the ore. ... Gold rush handbill The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by mass hysteria concerning a gold discovery in Northern California. ... Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a 4,147 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury (quicksilver) mines adjacent to south San Jose, California, USA. The parks elevation varies greatly--the most used entrances (on the east side of the park) are less than 600 feet... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. Like many large cities, San Joses downtown is expansive and encompasses much more area than shown in this view. ... International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) (NYSE: IBM) (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: A page of links If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ...


The neighborhood is primarily upper-middle class, with homes owned by local professionals, scientists, and Silicon Valley executives. The major streets in the area are Almaden Expressway, Blossom Hill Road, and California State Highway 85. The valley is located between a small series of hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains, with Mount Umunhum dominating the local geography. Class or Caste Society is split into different groups according to class (in most western countries) or caste (in most eastern countries). ... Santa Clara County Route G8 is an important north-south arterial from the south valley area of Santa Clara County, California, USA to near Downtown San Jose. ... Santa Clara County Route G10, more commonly known along the majority of its route as Blossom Hill Road is an important east-west arterial roadway through the Almaden Valley area of Santa Clara County, California, in Silicon Valley. ... California State Highway 85 provides an alternative route from Highway 101 in Mountain View, California to Highway 101 in South San Jose, California. ... The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California. ... Mount Umunhum (Ohlone, possibly meaning hummingbird resting place) is the second highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California (after Loma Prieta). ...


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Almaden Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
Almaden Valley (often just called Almaden) is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, California, USA, roughly equivalent to the 95120 ZIP Code.
As part of the Silicon Valley, the main industry in the neighborhood is now high technology research and development; IBM 's Almaden Research Center is located there.
The valley is located between a small series of hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains, with Mount Umunhum dominating the local geography.
Birds of the Almaden Valley (7893 words)
Records for Almaden Quicksilver County Park include one heard in the Senator Mines Area on 6-15-00 (FVs), a newly fledged bird near the trailhead parking area in New Almaden on 6-12-00 (JMa), and a pair in that same area on 3-10-01 (AVe).
Yellow-billed Magpie —The Almaden Valley population formerly consisted of at least 2 large colonies; one near Calero Reservoir, and another on the east side of Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
Nesting was confirmed at Twin Creeks on 4-11-88 and at the junction of Bertram and Alamitos Roads in New Almaden on 4-2-03.
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