Mother Lode Gold, California
August 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDIncluded here is a portion of an article entitled “The Mother Lode of California” written in 1898 by Ross E. Browne. He was a son of J. Ross Browne, adventurer and writer, who won fame for his reports to the US Congress on the mineral resources of the...
Q: What does MDB&M stand for?
When they strung up poor Bogs Greenwood on a ranch near here in 1864 for murder, most probably figured it was the start and finish of his moment of fame. But when a Main Street bank building was torn down decades later, a time capsule turned up, and there was Bogs’ skull, along with a brief biography.
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…we cheered and high-fived each other as the ore cart slowly crested the top of the headframe, then picked up a bit of speed on the short downhill section and came to an abrupt halt, ejecting its contents of ore…
I thought I’d try something totally different—a large area of small material tailings. After about an hour of digging and test panning we both had more gold than all the other digs combined.
It is said that the richest deposits of gold at Foresthill were discovered by one of those accidents that is impossible for man to foresee, but which all are willing to take advantage of.
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