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Placer Mining in Nevada Placer Mining in Nevada originally published in 1936 by University of Nevada and U.S. Bureau of Mines mining engineer William O. Vanderburg. Over 60 locations in Nevada are covered including history of workings, geology, production, and potential of the area. Nevada is one of the richest gold producing states in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geology and Ore Deposits of the Creede District, Colorado Geology and Ore Deposits of the Creede District, Colorado Bulletin 718 was originally printed in 1923 by the United States Geological Survey. This rare geological work on the famous Silver District in Colorado is now available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placer Mining for Gold in California Placer Mining for Gold in California is the Definitive Resource on the Placer Mining History, Locations, and Production of California's Rich Placers. This book breaks out Placers by individual counties listing mines, their production, location by Township and Range where available, potential reserves, and geology. This must have book was published in 1946 by the California Division of mines and is now available again.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Gold in Southern California Expanded and updated, Where To Find Gold in Southern California is an updated edition of a classic best-seller. Find out where the best gold locations are found in the byways of Southern California. In fact, probably more is out there to be found by the determined prospector than at any time in recent years. Millions of acres of public land in Southern California are available for prospecting, but some sites are better than others. Amazingly enough, the old diggings are still the best places to look for gold. Ride along with veteran prospector, James Klein, miner and author of numerous books on gold mining, as he discusses the possibilities for you to find gold within a day's drive anywhere in Southern California. Helpful detailed maps make locating gold easy. Learn about the geology of placer deposits, where to pan in the desert, how to stake a claim, and much more! Filled with helpful photos, detailed illustrations, and descriptive text and glossary that will help you on your way to "showing color!"

 

 

The History of the Gold Discoveries in the Northern Mines of California's Mother Lode Gold Belt As Told By The Newspapers and Miners 1848-1875 This book is the chronological history of the gold rush and gold discoveries from 1848 through 1875, as viewed and reported by the newspapers and miners, on what was called the Northern Mines area of California's Mother Lode Gold Belt. The Northern Mines was that area north of the Cosumnes River, which included Placerville on northward. It included the region containing the South, Middle and North forks of the American River, the Bear River, the South, Middle and North forks of the Yuba River, and the South, Middle and North forks of the Feather River, plus all the other branches and tributaries that ran into the named forks and rivers.

This book contains as many newspaper articles that could be found relating to the gold rush days. In using the newspaper articles from the golden era as printed, with their dates, this reveals just when the "New Diggings" as they were called, were found; where they were being made; how rich some of the diggings were; what type of diggings they were; the names of some of the prospectors who found some of the diggings or who were at the diggings and what they were taking out. There are tales of how some of the diggings were found and why some of them received the names they did. The overall purpose of this book is to give a full picture of exactly what was happening to as many different named diggings, locations, camps, and towns that came up in the Northern Mines area, and to give an account of events over at least a certain length of time, exactly as it was reported.

To determine from just where each newspaper article within this book comes from, each of the newspaper articles used has first, the date on which it appeared in the newspaper, followed in parentheses by the name of the newspaper from which that particular article was obtained from.

 

  

Delos Toole's Where To Find ARIZONA'S Placer Gold MAPS on every page hand drawn for accuracy! MAPS on every page with directions to the gold site. Roads, trails, camp sites, Federal Forestry, State Forestry and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) FREE-USE gold mining sites are indicated in the book and on the maps. Geological, noble, rare-earth metals and minerals. Rivers, water-runs with placer gravel locations. Rules and regulations for State, Federal and BLM agencies governing dredging, hand panning, metal detecting, gold nugget sniping and rocker sluicing. ARIZONA is a highly mineralized state with much of its land open to the public for prospecting and mineral searching. Go into the back-country with caution! Published by Delos Toole., 1996, paperback, 144 pages.

 

 

 

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Mining Camps of Placer County (CA) (Images of America) Everything in Placer County history leads to gold, from its name the Spanish term for gold-bearing gravel to the mining camps that sprouted overnight in its rugged river canyons. Ecstatic cries of Gold on the American River! in 1848 launched the largest voluntary migration in the history of the world. As claims panned out, thousands of miners swarmed like locusts between the rough-and-tumble mining camps, from the crest of the Sierra Nevada to the Sacramento Valley. Some camps disappeared along with the easy placer gold; others found new methods to extract gold deposited deep in quartz veins or underground and developed into stable towns that still stand. Sometimes washing whole hillsides into rivers, hydraulic mining was outlawed in the 1880s, but the colorful characters and tall tales of the Gold Rush live on.

 

 

 

Placer Gold Deposits of the Sierra Nevada > The history and geology of the Mother Lode Gold Country of California were well documented in numerous government mineral resource surveys throughout the century. This book compiles data from those reports, long unavailable, in a concise, convenient edition that concentrates on gold placer, hydraulic, and drift mines-giving location information as well as history and past production figures. Covering the mines of the Mother Lode, it also includes the other gold-producing counties of the southern and northern Sierra Nevada range, and the dredging areas of the American, Feather, and Yuban Rivers. More than twenty county maps, this is the complete guide to prospecting the Gold Country of California.

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Geology and Ore Deposits of Shoshone County, Idaho Geology and Ore Deposits of Shoshone county, Idaho originally published by the USGS in 1923 as bulletin 732. This area was known for its rich Lead, Zinc, and Silver deposits but also for the lode gold and placer deposits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Districts of California This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

 

 

 

 

 

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