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Gold mines and mining -- United States

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View Resource Bodie, CA

Held in a state of arrested decay, the ghost town of Bodie, California is one of the best known ghost towns in the United States. As with many a small town in the western part of the country, the town was part of the boom and bust cycle that was emblematic of the raucous world of mineral extraction, and as the gold in the region came and went, so did most of the residents of Bodie. This whole...
View Resource Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills: Gold and Gold Mining in Georgia, 1830s-1940s

When thinking about searching for gold deposits in United States, some may automatically think of the intense activity that took place in California during the middle of the 19th century. Thus it may be of some surprise that there was also a significant amount of gold mining in Lumpkin County in the state of Georgia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This fine digital archive from the...
View Resource As the price of gold continues to rise, prospectors return to the Golden State to find a fortune

Gold panners digging up a new income in Mariposa County Gold Panning Instructions N.A. Chandler California Gold Rush Era Letters Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic...