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Wed Facts About Gold Mining

Jan 27 2015 Gold rush miners circa 1850 Courtesy of the California Historical Society In January 1848 James Marshall discovered gold in the American River northeast of Sacramento By the end of the year thousands of prospectors were dropping everything to bolt west The gold rush peaked in 1852 when 80 million worth was mined and ended with the discovery of silver in Nevada in 1859

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