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Hydraulic Gold Mining Hydraulic Mining was a gold recovery method that was used during many of the gold rushes around the world during the 1800’s It was used extensively in Californias Mother Lode county during the famous gold rush there

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  • Gold Fever Giant Gold Machines  Hydraulic Mining

    Gold Fever Giant Gold Machines Hydraulic Mining

    Giant Gold Machines Hydraulic Mining An ancient northern California river once laid down an immense bed of goldbearing gravel There had to be an easy way of getting down to the ancient streambeds now buried in the mountains There was hydraulic mining Click here to see Malakoff Diggins Click icon to hear Hydraulic Mining

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  • Hydraulic Mining  CPRR Photographic History Museum

    Hydraulic Mining CPRR Photographic History Museum

    Hydraulic Mining in California By Craig E Crouch Rocklin California Hydraulic mining uses jets of water to break down goldladen gravel banks and to wash the material through goldseparating devices sluices and undercurrents It was one of the dominant forms of the California gold mining industry from the mid1850s until 1884 when it was halted by federal injunction

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  • CaliforniaMines  Mining Artifacts

    CaliforniaMines Mining Artifacts

    California Hydraulic Mining Argonaut Mine Jackson CA The Kennedy Mine is named for Andrew Kennedy who reportedly discovered a quartz ledge in the late 1850s

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  • Mining History and Geology of the California Gold Rush

    Mining History and Geology of the California Gold Rush

    Hydraulic Mining In 1853 the first successful hydraulic nozzle was brought to bear on the terrace gravels In this method a high pressure hose was used to direct a violent stream of water at the slopes and cliffs containing the terrace gravels and their load of gold

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  • Gold in California  Wikipedia

    Gold in California Wikipedia

    In a modern style of hydraulic mining first developed in California a highpressure hose directed a powerful stream or jet of water at goldbearing gravel beds The loosened gravel and gold would then pass over sluices with the gold settling to the bottom where it was collected

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  • Mercury Contamination from Historical Gold Mining in

    Mercury Contamination from Historical Gold Mining in

    From the 1850s to the 1880s more than 15 billion cubic yards of goldbearing placer gravels were processed by hydraulic mining in Californias northern Sierra Nevada region The resulting debris caused property damage and flooding downstream

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  • Gold Prospecting in California Panning and Mining for

    Gold Prospecting in California Panning and Mining for

    California has extensive gold prospecting opportunities with rich placer and lode deposits throughout the state The Mother Lode region of Northern California is one of the richest gold areas in the world and has produced millions of ounces of gold

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  • Mining History and Geology of the California Gold Rush

    Mining History and Geology of the California Gold Rush

    Hydraulic Mining In 1853 the first successful hydraulic nozzle was brought to bear on the terrace gravels In this method a high pressure hose was used to direct a violent stream of water at the slopes and cliffs containing the terrace gravels and their load of gold

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  • Hydraulic Gold Mining

    Hydraulic Gold Mining

    Hydraulic mining is easy and efficient method to move huge amounts of dirt It was used by Romans in their placer gold mines and later became very popular during California and Alaska gold rush events

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  • Californias First Environmental Law

    Californias First Environmental Law

    One of the first environmental laws in the United States was passed in 1884 after California gold seekers waterblasted entire mountains searching for the prized metal During the Gold Rush era the first FortyNiners looked for surface gold in riverbeds using pans and improvised wooden devices called sluices or

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  • Gold Mining  Nevada City California

    Gold Mining Nevada City California

    Gold Mining Methods California gold is generally found in two kinds of deposits lode and placer The lode deposit is usually deeply buried quartz gold that is mined with hardrock techniques Placer deposits originated in lodes but have been moved over the centuries by erosion and weathering

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  • Mining History Hydraulic Mining  News From The Diggings

    Mining History Hydraulic Mining News From The Diggings

    Mar 06 2017 · California Gold Rush Hydraulic Mining as we know it was first used in 1853 outside of Nevada City California by Edward Matteson He used canvas hoses to redirect water and dislodge gravel As the more easily accessible gold deposits in California were depleted miners generally had two choices hard rock mining or hydraulic mining

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  • Mining Techniques of the Sierra Nevada and Gold Country

    Mining Techniques of the Sierra Nevada and Gold Country

    It was underground hardrock mining operations that transformed California gold mining into a corporate activity It was in the Northern Mines clustered around Grass Valley which dominated underground mining In the beginning the goldbearing quartz was wrenched from underground veins by backbreaking dimly lit sweat and blood

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  • Mercury Contamination from Historical Gold Mining in

    Mercury Contamination from Historical Gold Mining in

    From the 1850s to the 1880s more than 15 billion cubic yards of goldbearing placer gravels were processed by hydraulic mining in Californias northern Sierra Nevada region The resulting debris caused property damage and flooding downstream

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  • There’s Still Gold in These California Hills But Mining

    There’s Still Gold in These California Hills But Mining

    Apr 03 2018 · Vishal Gupta is CEO of California Gold Mining the Canadian company that owns Fremont Gold He says another reason gold mining slowed is because this is California ground zero for environmentalism I won’t say there was a moratorium on any gold mining since the Second World War” he says “but it had become increasingly difficult for gold and other commoditybased companies to do

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  • Gold Prospecting in California Panning and Mining for

    Gold Prospecting in California Panning and Mining for

    California has extensive gold prospecting opportunities with rich placer and lode deposits throughout the state The Mother Lode region of Northern California is one of the richest gold areas in the world and has produced millions of ounces of gold

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  • Calisphere Environmental Impact in the Gold Rush Era

    Calisphere Environmental Impact in the Gold Rush Era

    The Gold Rush positive for California in so many ways had a devastating effect on the states environment Many of these problems were directly related to goldmining technology The process of hydraulic mining which became popular in the 1850s caused irreparable environmental destruction

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  • Yuba River Gold  Mining for Gold Nuggets along the Yuba

    Yuba River Gold Mining for Gold Nuggets along the Yuba

    The Yuba River is in the heart of Californias Mother Lode and was one of the richest gold mining rivers in the entire state Miners during the gold rush washed the gravels by panning and sluicing to recover huge amounts of gold Later it was dredging and hydraulic mining that left its mark on this region

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  • Gold Mining in California  Plumas County

    Gold Mining in California Plumas County

    From 1855 to approximately 1859 there was extensive hydraulic mining activity in Plumas County About four and a half millions ounces of California Gold was recovered using this method Some of the sites worth mentioning are Nelson Point Sawpit Flat Gopher Hill and the Upper Spanish Creek mines

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  • Gold Prospecting Equipment

    Gold Prospecting Equipment

    Gold Prospecting Equipment Panning Supplies and Recreational Mining Gear Were proud to offer you Americas largest selection of gold prospecting equipment if we dont have it you probably dont need it Scroll down the page to view mining equipment prices and and click on

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  • 9 FamilyFriendly Gold Country Adventures

    9 FamilyFriendly Gold Country Adventures

    Children must wear hard hats and safety goggles then they can scramble slide climb and slither through rock formations uncovered by hydraulic mining in the 19th century For tamer discoveries try gemstone mining using screen bottomed boxes to sift for treasures and gold

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  • California Gold Panning  Gold Prospecting

    California Gold Panning Gold Prospecting

    Even today gold mining continues on a large scale Gold ranks 3rd in Californias mineral production The state has produced over 150 million ounces of gold with most of that being produced in The Mother Lode placer mining areas THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH WAS THE SECOND USA GOLD RUSH FIRST ONE WAS OUT IN THE EAST GOLD BELT

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  • 21 Rivers in California that are Still Loaded with Gold

    21 Rivers in California that are Still Loaded with Gold

    May 12 2018 · The Yuba River is another one of the major gold rivers in California The town of Downieville was one of the main gold camps during the California Gold Rush There is lots of gold all throughout the river Some big gold nuggets have come out of this river as well Lots of hydraulic mines and dredge fields are located in the Yuba River country 10

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  • Calisphere Hydraulic Gold Mining

    Calisphere Hydraulic Gold Mining

    Image Hydraulic Gold Mining Every item on Calisphere has been contributed to the site by a California institution The institution can answer questions about this item assit you with obtaining a hires copy and gather additional information you may have about it If you are experiencing technical issues wed request that you contact

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  • CSLMining in California

    CSLMining in California

    Gold The California Story Berkeley University of California Press Curious about how and why gold panning eventually gave way to hydraulic mining Then you should check out Gold by Mary Hill This book provides a good lay introduction to the history geology and technology of 19th century gold mining in California

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  • Mining Claim for Sale  California Gold Claims

    Mining Claim for Sale California Gold Claims

    Old hydraulic mines all along the river in the local area Mining claim for sale Mining claim for sale This claim is located in a historicallyrich section of the Klamath River Old hydraulic mines all along the river in the local area Mining claim for sale Home » Gold Mining Claims for Sale » Gold Mining

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  • There’s Still Gold in These California Hills But Mining

    There’s Still Gold in These California Hills But Mining

    Apr 03 2018 · He says another reason gold mining slowed is because this is California ground zero for environmentalism I won’t say there was a moratorium on any gold mining since the Second World War” he says “but it had become increasingly difficult for gold and other commoditybased companies to do any sort of a business within the state Pat

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  • Gold Mining in California  Plumas County

    Gold Mining in California Plumas County

    From 1855 to approximately 1859 there was extensive hydraulic mining activity in Plumas County About four and a half millions ounces of California Gold was recovered using this method Some of the sites worth mentioning are Nelson Point Sawpit Flat Gopher Hill and the Upper Spanish Creek mines

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  • Gold Run and Dutch Flat  The Wake of Hydraulic Mining

    Gold Run and Dutch Flat The Wake of Hydraulic Mining

    Steeped in mining and transportation history nowpeaceful Dutch Flat and Gold Run buzzed with activity from 1851 until 1884 when hydraulic mining was outlawed by a federal court Hydraulicmined gold fields show the lasting effects of destructive mining well over a century later

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