How We Get Gold in California
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by William V. Wells, a Miner of the Year '49.
Mining methods in use in California's Mother Lode gold belt early in its history: use
of the pan, rocker, long tom, flutter wheel, quicksilver machine, and river
"jamming" and "coyoteing". Surveys state's active gold
regions--Mariposa, Table Mountain at Sonora, Grass Valley, Chinese Digging, Gold Hill,
Mormon Gulch, as well as the north coast. A good history of a dominant industry of the
state in its time, and whose relics and remnants dominate the tourist industry that has
grown up where the mines were. This story helps explain the marks and machinery that
modern-day tourists still see on the hillsides and in the museums of the gold country. And
its general principles will help would-be miners, too. Reprinted from "Harper's"
for 1860. Illustrations from early sources, including a center spread by Frederic Remington. 24
pages. New edition June 2010; color cover 8.5" x 11"
Order #: VIST0100 paper$4.95
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