The Stonewall Jackson Mine, San Diego County, California
July 2001 by Richard H. Peterson, PhDFor obvious reasons southern California is not known historically for its gold mines. Gold production was concentrated heavily in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the northern part of the state. However, the high mountainous region of eastern San Diego County was the site of a number of productive hardrock gold mines, notably in the late 19th century.
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