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Hydraulic Mining

 
 
Hydraulic Mining Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
1. Hydraulic Mining Marker
Inscription. Hydraulic mining shaped the reddish cliffs along this highway corridor. From the 1850ís until 1885 jets of water were used to break down gold-laden gravel and to wash the material through gold separating devises called sluices. This practice was halted by Federal injunction. During those 30 years it is estimated that hydraulic mining in the state yielded over $100 million in gold.
 
Erected 2009 by State Department of Transportation and the Placer County Historical Society, June 3, 2009.
 
Location. 39° 10.92′ N, 120° 51.337′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Interstate 80. Click for map. Marker is located at the Gold Hill Safety Rest Area - Westbound Interstate 80 between Sawmill and Gold Run Overcrossings. Marker is in this post office area: Gold Run CA 95717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Railroad Workers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gold Run (approx. half a mile away); Adobe Store Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dutch Flat (approx. 2 miles away); Cape Horn Promontory
Hydraulic Mining Marker and Nozzle image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
2. Hydraulic Mining Marker and Nozzle
(approx. 5.2 miles away); The Stevens Trail (approx. 5.2 miles away); Iowa Hill (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Bear River Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Giant Gold Machines – Hydraulic Mining. An article by the Oakland Museum of California. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. A Collection of Historic Photos. This series of photographs, from the Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum, show hydraulic mining in the Gold Hill area near the marker. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Hydraulic Mining, Gold Rush
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Hydraulic Mining Nozzle image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
3. Hydraulic Mining Nozzle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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