The Swift Shore Mine 1862—Present
March 2001 by Don RobinsonMichigan Bluff is an old mining town dating back to the 1850s. It is located in Placer County, about 25 miles northeast of Auburn, just past the town of Foresthill. It sits on the very edge of a mountain, with the Middle Fork of the American River flowing about 1200 feet lower at the bottom of the canyon.
I often wonder if I would have felt the same about gold prospecting if my father had introduced me to it at a young age. Would I have the same passion and fascination that I do now? How much further along the learning curve would I be if...
Clay described working the placer claim with his D-6 in 1998, “when this big one just rolled....."
The price of gold has certainly raised some eyebrows and has prompted some new prospectors onto the scene. They are faced with the same problem that we old timers have—where to find the gold.
We are sad to say that one our most beloved writers, Ron Wendt, passed away on November 10, 2007.
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