The Bodie Mining District: A Brief History

In 1859 four prospectors discovered gold in a shallow California valley north of Mono Lake, where tales of riches had drawn them from their homes in the Mother Lode region. Joined by other gold hunters they mined briefly, until an unexpected November blizzard overtook the remote mining outpost and killed one of the discoverers.

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In 1888 the company erected a 10-stamp mill below the mine and conveyed the ore to mill via a 400-foot tramway. By 1892, a new vertical shaft was down 400 feet, with several levels being worked. In 1894, according to the California State Mining Bureau's annual report, the Red Rover was the most productive mine in the district.

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Historic Patented California Lode Gold Mine For Sale

•105 Acres with multiple Lode Mines • 45 Patented Acres including Mill Site • Hard rock Mill is nearly completed and all equipment is included in the selling price • 65 Gold veins and one Ore Body have been discovered so far on multiple mining sites • $4 million has been spent on all mine development and the hard rock mill • Potential for $1 Billion or more in Gold

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Lost Horse Gold Mill, Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino

Lost Horse Gold Mill, Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, CA The Lost Horse Gold Mine and Mill is a prime interpretive exhibit of efficient early western gold-mining practices and compactness of design, whereby the mine's ten-stamp mill was located directly over the shaft being mined, thus negating the need for transporting ore to a

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North Carolina Gold

North Carolina was the site of the first gold rush in the United States and remained the most significant producer until the California gold rush. In 1799, the son of farmer John Reed found a 17

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The California Gold Rush

John A. Sutter Jr.: He founded Sacramento which was the gateway to the El Dorado County gold mines. John Marshall: He worked for Sutter building a saw mill in Coloma. He found the first gold on January 24, 1848. Sam Brannan: He published his own newspaper the California Star to promote the gold

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Biography of John Sutter, Landowner During Gold Rush

May 15, 2019Updated May 15, 2019. John Sutter (born Johann August Suter; February 23, 1803–June 18, 1880) was a Swiss immigrant in California whose sawmill was the launching spot for the California Gold Rush. Sutter was a prosperous pioneer and land baron when one of his sawmill workers found a nugget of gold at the mill, on January 24, 1848.

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News headlines for Grass Valley and Nevada City California

'Keep it going in the same direction': Original owners of Scraps Dog Bakery retiring; family members taking on store ownership | After 18 years as the owners of Scraps Dog Bakery in Grass Valley, three sisters — Jan Hundemer, Arnette McClure, and Audrey Moore — are retiring, passing on ownership of the business within their family.

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Vindicator Gold Mine

The Vindicator Mine, located near the former town site of Independence in Teller County, Colorado, was the fourth highest producer in the historic Cripple Creek Victor Mining District. The Vindicator realized gold production of 1,244,000 troy ounces valued at more than $27,000,000.

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1922 Gold Mine Disaster Was State's Deadliest

Jan 15, 2006The incident at the Argonaut Gold Mine in Jackson, about 30 miles from Sutter's Mill in Coloma, turned into a 22-day rescue effort. The harrowing

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California Gold Rush's Richest Mine and Original Sin

Mar 13, 2019By Lee Foster (Author's Note: California Gold Rush's Richest Mine and Original Sin is about the Empire Mine and the Malakoff Diggins.Both are now California state parks. At the former, deep rock gold mining produced prodigious wealth. At the latter, miners harnessed water to wash down hillsides in search of gold.

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Desert Mines Mills

An exception is the Lost Horse Mine, which produced 10,000 ounces of gold and Mastodon Mine The ore from the original mine shaft at the base of Mastodon Peak produced Moorehouse Mine OK Mine The OK and Supply mines were top producers starting up about 1899 providing Old Dominion Mine Copper and some gold were dug out of the Old

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The Gold Rush of 1849

Apr 06, 2010Effects of the California Gold Rush: Gold Fever. Though Marshall and Sutter tried to keep news of the discovery under wraps, word got out, and by mid-March at least one newspaper

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Gold Rush

Thousands of people moved to California after gold was found by James Marshall at Sutter's Mill on January 24, 1848. Although it took a year for the news to reach the east coast, by 1849 thousands of 'forty-niners' were mining for gold.

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Moffat Co.

The latter was formed on March 4, 1851, with the purpose of operating a quartz mill. The entire mill was not completed until February, 1852, at a cost of some $100,000. Among the major stockholders in the Merced Mining Co. were John L. Moffat and T. Butler King (the former U.S. Custom Collector for California).

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Scott Bar Mine

Mill Valley Road Scott Bar, CA 96085. Description: A truly unique opportunity to own a historic producing gold mine, rich in California history. Resting on 71 gorgeous and timber lucrative acres, this patented Gold Mine, located in Scott Bar. From 1938 to 1945, 1514 ounces were extracted from the mine, and an additional 1075 ounces were

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Mine tales: Mohave County mine produced gold, silver

By 1934, the Gold Standard Mining Corporation employed 40 men and had a 300-ton capacity mill treating 60 tons of ore a day, including ore from the nearby Roadside, Arabian and Tyro mines.

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Gold Mine at Mathenias Creek

Gold from the American River! On August 19, 1848, the New York Herald was the first major newspaper on the East Coast to report that there was a gold rush in California. On December 5, 1848, the State of the Union message of President James Knox Polk urged Americans to explore and exploit California's new-found mineral wealth. Suddenly a mania

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Our Mission Empire Mine E

Newmont Mining — produced enough gold to keep the Great Depression of the 1930s just a story in the local newspapers. End of the Empire. The mine closed during World War II when many miners enlisted. In 1945 the mine reopened, but gold was still at its 1934 price — $35 per troy ounce. Unfortunately, it then cost more to bring gold to the

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The Alaska daily empire. [volume] (Juneau, Alaska) 1912

mines under Joseph Macdonald, like so many of the big Alaska miners, is a graduate of the University of Cali fornia. He succeeded Joseph Mac donald as superintendent of Tread well in 1904. and later became super intendent of the Alaska-Juneau mine also. He further increased the pro ducing capacity of the Treadwell mines and had charge of the devel

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On This Day: Gold Discovered at Sutter's Mill in California

Jan 24, 2011On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold in a river near Sutter's mill, sparking the California Gold Rush. "I Discovered the Gold" Capt. John A. Sutter owned about 48,000 acres in the great Central Valley of California and

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The Discovery of Gold in California

When James Wilson Marshall found gold in the tailrace of Sutter's mill on January 24, 1848, he was not the first to come across this much sought mineral in California. As early as 1816, there were reports of gold in the Spanish province of California. Reports and rumors of gold persisted, but it was not until 1842 that there was a real gold

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Copperstone Project – Arizona Gold Corp. TSX:AZG

Jun 01, 2021The Copperstone Mine is located in LaPaz County, in Western Arizona, within the Walker Lane mineral belt where it intersects gold provinces in Southern California and Western Arizona. These provinces host a total known gold endowment of over 40 million ounces of gold. Copperstone is part of a lesser-known, globally significant, high-grade gold

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1848 California Gold Discovery – Coloma, California

California Gold Discovery. On January 24, 1848, an event occurred in Coloma that would radically impact the history of California and the Nation. James W. Marshall was building a sawmill for Captain John Sutter, using water from the South Fork of the

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Haile Mine And Mill Near Kershaw, South Carolina

The Haile Mine And Mill is near Kershaw, South Carolina. Historically the site has been part of the Kershaw Mining District. The site was first discovered in 1827. The Haile Mine And Mill is a surface mining operation. Initial production took place in 1829. Mine operations consist of surface workings extending 40.00 hectares (98.84 acres).

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Gold Mining in America – Legends of America

Thus, the mines were opened at several distant points. The following was the first printed notice, in a California newspaper published in San Francisco, of the discovery: "In the newly-made raceway of the sawmill erected by Captain Sutter on the American Fork, gold has been found in considerable quantities.

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19821 gold mine

headframe and stamp mill. Central Eureka Mine Gold Mine Trail SUTTER CREEK EST. 1854 Gold Mines of Amador After the placer gold rush of 1848-50, After the placer gold rush of 1848-50, miners began to dig into earth and rock to uncover gold imprisoned in quartz rocks' deep veins. The largest vein was the Mother Lode between Yosemite (Oakhurst) and

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2 1848 newspapers with News of CALIFORNIA GOLD DISCOVERY

Lot of two (2) 1848 newspapers with News of the CALIFORNIA GOLD DISCOVERY The GOLD RUSH BEGINS - #1Q-035. Only later would the news reach

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The California Gold Rush

Jul 23, 2019Robert McNamara. Updated July 23, 2019. The California Gold Rush was a remarkable episode in history sparked by the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, a remote outpost in California, in January 1848. As rumors of the discovery spread, thousands of

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About The Empire County argus. [volume] (Coloma, El Dorado

California mining newspapers, as they were called by one of their first chroniclers, Helen Giffen, sprang up in these newly settled towns as the initial Gold Rush waned. Not only were they some of the earliest papers printed in the state, collectively they chronicled a region as it transitioned from often lawless and violent mining camps to

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First Gold Rush in the West: California, 1848 The fi rst gold rush in the West started in California in 1848. One man discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, and nearly 250,000 people dashed to California to seek their fortunes. The pattern repeated across the West. Prospectors (people who search for gold

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