Prospecting & Detecting
Another Prospecting Adventure: Coulterville
November 2021 by Dan Stanton
What also helped keep Coulterville alive was the fact that the town itself happened to be sitting on top of one of the richest veins in the Mother Lode. The ledge itself was three hundred feet wide.
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