Near Trinity Center in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bucket Line Dredges
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 41° 3.173′ N, 122° 41.966′ W. Marker is near Trinity Center, California, in Trinity County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 3 and East Side Road, on the left when traveling north on State Route 3. This maker is in the dredge tailings field near the intersection of Highway 3 and East Side Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinity Center CA 96091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Turning Water into Gold (approx. 2.4 miles away); “Jim Swett Field” (approx. 4.6 miles away); Trinity Centre Then – Trinity Center Now. (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Bowerman Barn (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Giant Gold Machines - Gold Dredges. California mining engineers thought BIG, the floating gold dredge was one idea. Imagine a long string of giant buckets like this one. Imagine one hundred (Submitted on June 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Trinity County California Gold Production - Western Mining History. By A. H. Koschmann and M. H. Bergendah - USGS 1968
Substantial amounts of gold have been mined from lodes and placers in Trinity County. Mining began in the early 1850's with small-scale placer operations in the Trinity River basin. Later the terrace and channel gravels were worked by hydraulic methods, and huge dragline dredges were used near Junction City and Weaverville. Lode mining has also been successful in the Carrville district. (Submitted on June 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 6. submitted on August 23, 2020, by Doreen Thomson of Calgary, Alberta Canada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.