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The California Gold Rush cartoon 1849 (The Wild West)
 
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Not many Americans lived in California, but that soon changed. By 1849 thousands upon thousands of people arrived in search of gold. Support the cartoons on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/simplehistory?ty=c Get your copy of Simple History: The Wild West today! https://www.amazon.com/Simple-History-Wild-Daniel-Turner/dp/153916036X/ Simple history gives you the facts, simple! See the book collection here: Amazon USA http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1457289367&sr=8-1 Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1457289367&sr=8-1 http://www.simplehistory.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Simple-History-549437675141192/ https://twitter.com/simple_guides Credit: Narrator: Chris Kane http://ckvox.com/ Animation: Daniel Turner CJ Boucher artwork: Daniel Turner Music: One Fine Day
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Biggest Abandoned Town in California - The Ghost Town of Bodie! - Random land!
 
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Abandoned. What makes people leave a town and not even bring their belongings with them? Leave a town to rot. This, everyone, is the story of a Ghost town. Not just any ghost town, but the biggest, most sprawling, massive ghost town in California. The one with the bad reputation. The one that once, reportedly, inspired a little girl to write in her diary, "Goodbye God, we're going to Bodie" Come with me, Justin Scarred, on a trip through time and a lot of miles of dirt road as we explore California's biggest ghost town, Bodie! Shirts! http://livefastdiepoor.spreadshirt.com Funding! http://patreon.com/justinscarred WEBSITE! http://livefastdiepoor.com Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/justinscarred Instagram! https://instagram.com/livefastdiepoor/ Twitter! https://twitter.com/justinscarred More of our YouTube videos: http://youtube.com/livefastdiepoor My second (blog) channel: http://youtube.com/JustinScarred
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Finding turquoise. Interactive Google maps for turquoise and gold
 
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SiriusMined: "How abundant is turquoise in areas that one would hunt it? How much could someone find in a typical day?" Turquoise / Gemstone mines and prospects in San Bernardino County, California, on a Google Map: http://desertphile.org/sbturquoise.htm Turquoise / Gemstone mines and prospects in the MRDS, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet: http://desertphile.org/turquiose.xls About Turquoise: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turquoise "In the American southwest turquoise is almost invariably associated with the weathering products of copper sulfide deposits in or around potassium feldspar bearing porphyritic intrusives.... turquoise is often recovered as a byproduct of large-scale copper mining operations, especially in the United States." Gold mines and prospects in San Bernardino County, California, on a Google Map (a large document): http://desertphile.org/sbgold.htm
Views: 20578 Desertphile
Finding Placer Gold Locations Using Google Earth - Yankee Gold Prospecting Adventures
 
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http://yankeegoldprospecting.com/ Finding placer gold locations using google earth is fun & effective. In this video I show you the basic things to research. Steep gorges to flat meandering streams. How to pin point the locations & make notes. Then when you are ready for a trip you can write down the GPS. coordinates of the location. Program them into a hand held gps or a vehicle gps, to get you near the chosen area. This technique will work anywhere there is placer gold. Best if you know where gold was originally found. Streams or Rivers that gold has been found, in the past. I ALWAYS FORGET TO MENTION IN MY VIDEOS, THAT I AM A GOLD PROSPECTING GUIDE AS WELL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP FOR 2012, MY INFORMATION IS ON THE SIDE OF MY YOUTUBE PAGE. 100% GUARANTEED TO FIND YOU GOLD & TEACH YOU HOW TO FIND MORE ON YOUR OWN. Join me on Facebook for great group chat & information. New information added every week. Search Yankee Gold Prospecting New England on FB. Hope you have great success in your search for GOLD. Copyright 2012; Yankee Gold Prospecting NE. All rights reserved. you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, videos and/or the comments made about my photos / videos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile.No part of this video may be used or reproduced. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, or distributing. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee , agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control or direction. in any manner or means, including print, electronic, mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system whatsoever, without written permission from the copyright holder.
Views: 386724 YankeeGoldProspecting
ABANDONED gigantic GHOST TOWN in the California Desert (bloody hospital found)
 
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SHARE the love! And SUBSCRIBE for more. What's the scariest thing you've ever done? Let us know in the comment section below. We stayed overnight in a ghost town and it was absolutely terrifying. Not a lot more to say here. Enjoy! Yes Theory are four friends from four different countries who constantly seek discomfort in order to grow. Ammar, Thomas, Matt and Derin met in Montreal, Canada in the summer of 2015 and bonded over their shared desire to live a life that challenged and excited them. Fast forward to a year later, the team is now based out of Los Angeles, making a show on Snapchat Discover every Sunday on the Brother Channel. Drone footage from Skye Cam. Snapchat handle: yestheory https://www.facebook.com/yestheory/ https://www.instagram.com/yestheory/ https://twitter.com/yestheory All music from Epidemic Sound: https://goo.gl/kOJz12 Use the link to sign up for a free trial. Hopefully this helps answer some of your questions on where to find music for your videos! Hosts: Matt Dajer, Thomas Brag, Ammar Kandil Filmed by Derin Emre Editor: Thomas Dajer, Thomas Brag
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Gold Rush - California Gold Mine Map
 
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This map shows the layout of the gold mine in california. The yellow circles are the spots where gold nuggets can be taken or dug out.
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find gold locations using Google earth etc. even by cell phone! DREDGE FOUND IN CALI
 
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mindat.com diggings.com raregoldnuggets.com google maps usgs/hydro cache.com search 1800s river flows and glacial pathing if app. to find yourself more gold on your next trip!!!
Views: 10493 CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
2018 GHOST Town Update: Desert Center, CA
 
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On our way back from the Salton Sea we stopped by Desert Center, California for an update. We were exploring the ghost town when the owner stopped by..."Desert Dave" gave us permission to walk thru the abandoned Desert Center School. The town was founded in 1921 by Stephen A. Ragsdale, also known as "Desert Steve", and his wife, Lydia. Ragsdale was an itinerant preacher and cotton farmer, originally from Arkansas. In 1915, he left his farm in the Palo Verde Valley along the Colorado River to attend to some business in Los Angeles. The road between Phoenix and Los Angeles was mostly sand, and Ragsdale's vehicle broke down near a place called Gruendyke's Well. This featured a hand-dug well and was inhabited by a prospector named Bill Gruendyke. Gruendyke rescued Ragsdale and gave him food, shelter, and water until his vehicle was repaired and he could resume his journey to Los Angeles. He later moved back to Desert Center with his family to start a service station. Help support our channel, BUY A MUG! https://goo.gl/Jx8zXC #LiLV - Living in Las Vegas Youtube channel 2018
Views: 20654 Living in Las Vegas
California drought spurs mini gold rush in Sierra Nevada foothills
 
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Tim Amavisca and his teenage daughter Hailey are spending some time in the Californian wilderness panning for gold. "The game plan was, move a couple boulders, try to get to bedrock, spend time with the daughter and hopefully find some gold." he explains. "With the drought going on, we're able to dig in more locations that wouldn't be accessible at later times" he says. Leaning over a bed of rocks in waterproof overalls, Amavisca reaches into the river and scoops shovelfuls of dirt into a plastic bucket. He and his daughter then pour the dirt into a sluice box that's used to trap gold flakes on textured rubber mats. Another amateur prospector Rudy Price sources the dry rocks of the Bear River with a shovel and pan, surveying the riverbed for good spots for prospecting. "I do understand that it's a dramatic impact on everybody during a drought that's this severe, but at the same token I'm taking advantage of it," says Price. The drought is bringing in many first-time prospectors to Pioneer Mining Supplies in the Gold Rush-era town of Auburn. The store sells shovels, buckets, pans, rubber boots, maps and mining books, as well as more advanced prospecting equipment such as sluice boxes and gold concentrators. Frank Sullivan, who opened the mining store nearly 40 years ago, says business has increased by 20 to 25 percent because of the drought. "Oh yeah, it's been good for business. I do live in the mountains so I don't like to see the drought. But the rivers being low makes for business being good. A lot of people's having fun. I've seen a lot of new gold coming through the door." Sullivan is concerned about the lack of rain because he lives in the mountains and worries about forest fires. With good jobs in short supply and gold selling for more than $1,300 an ounce, many local residents are prospecting to supplement their incomes Sullivan sold four-foot metal sluice box to amateur prospector Trevor Whitehead and his friend. "It's more of a hobby, but obviously if we hit a nice pocket, then yeah, I would love to make some money," says Whitehead. He says water levels at the North Fork of the American River are about two feet below normal, which has opened up new areas for gold panning. One of the worst droughts in California history has prompted the state and federal governments to severely cut water supplies to farms and cities. It's also left rivers and streams with dangerously low water levels, putting fish and wildlife at risk, as Jeff Kitchen, a hydrologist with the USGS California Water Science Center explains. "The stream flow in many of our rivers is probably about 10 percent or less of what we would normally expect this time of year. So there's a very significant, noticeable drop in what we would normally see." But for now gold diggers are making the most of the unusually warm, dry winter. Amavisca, who recently left the military, has been prospecting several times a week this winter, a season when it's usually raining and river levels are too high for gold panning. "If you see a good-sized flake, that's when you get excited," says Amavisca, who lives in Sacramento, as he looked for gold in one of the sluice box trays. The father daughter team then proudly showed of vial containing flakes of gold, a good day's work prospecting. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ea52d348fa56ea3f0fc9ec87d00619b8 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 3005 AP Archive
Gold Maps
 
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GOLD MAPS Gold Maps Online -- The Best Gold Maps! Are you looking for legal places that you can go and prospect for gold. One of the last things you want to run into deep in the desert or deep in the woods is some angry prospector who claims you have mistakenly wondered on to his claim. Those guys tend to have shot guns and know how to use them! We're going to show you a product from Gold Maps Online that integrates with Google earth. If your new to prospecting or even a seasoned prospector you may not know that with Google Earth you can go and check out an area that you want to prospect and really get up close to the terrain, the rivers or washes before you even leave your home. You may have found a place you want to prospect but now you need to know if you're legally allowed to. When you purchase a Map from Gold Maps Online what you get is a current map of claims that have been filed. You are going to then be able to see on Google earth the following Active Load Claims Active Placer Claims Inactive Load Claims Inactive Placer Claims Areas that have No Claims Filed On them. Currently I am not a member of any of the groups that have claims that you can go prospect, so I have to look for areas next to claims and these maps have become an invaluable tool for doing just that. You can load maps on your laptop or touch pad and take them with you. I have a laptop that has a GPS I can hook up to it so it makes this even better for me. I can throw my laptop in my backpack or pack it on the quad and when I find an area I want to check out I can see if there are any claims on it or not and if not off I go. Gold Maps Online has an extensive list of states they carry and at a price of $20 bucks it's been a fantastic tool that's been added to my prospecting tool set. If you have any questions or want to learn more you can visit there website at www.GoldMapsOnline.com If you liked this video give it a thumbs up, visit our website at www.GoldProspectingInArizona.com or visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GoldProspectingInArizona.com
Hodges Mine - California - 2016
 
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The Hodges Mine is one of the largest mines in Southern California, and is known historically as the Roosevelt. It is one of many mines that fell under the umbrella of the Hodge claims. Known for its native gold in wide, rich veins, the Hodges mine has extensive workings and some of the best access imaginable.
Bodie, California: Best Ghost Town In The West!
 
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Subscribe! http://full.sc/1o4TTJn TWITTER: http://full.sc/1h0GJ6n California's official gold mining ghost town, Bodie was once notorious as the wildest town in the West. From 1877 to 1888, the community swelled to more than 10,000 residents and produced over $35 million in gold and silver. Now a State Historic Park, Bodie is the largest unrestored ghost town in the West
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SECRET ABANDONED GHOST TOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MOJAVE DESERT...
 
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Today we explore a hidden, and some call secret ghost town in the middle of the Mojave National Preserve. Two of the nice abandoned cabins are maintained by volunteers as public cabins anyone can use. We tried to not give out the name in order to protect them from scumbag vandals. Link To Meth Cabins: https://youtu.be/rXzrmPh_OFM ☑️ Support Us On Patreon: https://goo.gl/su1umq A BIG thank you to all our Patreon supporters, thank you! 💗 Special Thank You To The Following Patreons: Bob Beck Steve R. Please Help Us Translate Our Content: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCJWKjrrUh2KL1d3zXQW79cQ&tab=2 _______________________________________________ ☑️ Business Inquiries [email protected] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- AFFILIATE LINKS: ☑️ Music: https://goo.gl/9MzDUJ Tons of awesome music and a FREE TRIAL month from our sponsor! This is where I get all my music for my videos. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ☑️ VidIQ is a must for any creator: http://www.vidiq.com/#_l_3q ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ☑️ GEAR: (Affiliate Links Support Us By Using These Links) https://www.amazon.com/shop/explorewithus #Abandoned #Exploring #ExploreWithUs
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Northern California Gold Mining (finding gold on public land)
 
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Thanks to www.GOLDSUPPLIES.com for the discount on my new equipment!!! Secret location in Northern location finding gold on public land
Views: 81284 Rugged Bullet Jewelry
North Fork American River Summer 2016 - Gold Mining , Sniping , Swimming and Camping
 
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Here is a video i put together of sum of the prospecting i did over the summer on the north fork of the American river Music by Ratatat - Loud Pipes (Extended Mix) https://youtu.be/0aSeL9-jhSo Ratatat - Falcon Jab https://youtu.be/6GQbcw0M2Kg
Views: 150932 Prospector Gio
Gold Placer Mining Southern California Desert | My Own Gold Rush | What Did We Find??
 
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Gold Placer Mining Southern California Desert | My Own Gold Rush | What Did We Find?? We're out in the Southern California Desert hunting for Shiney Stuff! Come along and see what we can find!! Please Like and Subscribe! Don't forget to Click that Bell Button to receive Notifications when I upload! Check Out My Other Personal Channel | Follow Link Below https://www.youtube.com/user/TyTrainsA2D/videos Follow Me On Instagram @TyranRam
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How to Use the California Gold Rush Story Map
 
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How to use the California Gold Rush Story Map developed by the California Geographic Alliance as part of the California Atlas 2.0 project.
San Diego Gold Mines - Julian Gold Mines
 
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San Diego Gold Mines - http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us San Diego Gold Mines - Julian Gold Mines: Southwest prospectors and miners Association members learn about the unique characteristics of hard rock gold mines in the Julian California area. Although nowhere near as productive as a Northern California, Southern California still has many gold producing areas. Mostly, the Golden Southern California is much finer than gold found in Arizona for Northern California. Just like diamonds, because of the rarity of the larger sizes both large diamonds and large gold nuggets command off hi premium over the basic price. With today's gold price more and more people are looking into weekend gold prospecting throughout San Diego County. When gold prospecting, you need good equipment to save time & help in finding gold nuggets by removing trash. Visit our site for real gold nuggets and prospecting equipment: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, be sure to get a FREE subscription to our popular gold prospecting blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner If you would like to see more of our videos, please visit our YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter
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Arizona gold prospecting drone     www.california-gold-rush-miner.us
 
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Arizona gold prospecting drone http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/ Whether you call it a drone or a UAV really doesn't matter they are becoming increasingly popular for getting great aerial videos as well as still photos. I'm proud to say, that at least here on YouTube,I I was one of the first to use my drone to check out gold prospecting areas. Today, major gold mining corporations all around the world are using drones to map out and survey their current claims as well as possible future areas that may be worthy of future close inspection. As far as for weekend gold mining, your time out in the field is very precious. So, the use of a drone like this could really save you a lot of time and increase your actual prospecting time. Just thinking about it, I must've seen hundreds of old gold mines high up in the hills that I would really like to inspect close-up, but just didn't feel a hike up in 85+ (many desert areas in the summer can easily hit over 115°) degree temperatures would be worth it. Now in just a couple minutes I could send my drone up there take a look around especially for mine tailing piles that have been undisturbed and decide whether or not it's worth to take our equipment up there. Sure you can find a lot of gold without having a drone! But, the same can be said for going out without a pick or a shovel. the drone is just another tool to save time and increase your production in the field. Plus, and it's a big plus, they're really fun to fly. Be sure to visit our very popular gold-mining blog where you can not only find gold Nuggets for sale but also links to the best buys in sophisticated drones. To see additional photos and or to get more information be sure to visit our very popular California gold nugget site. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ Also, get a subscription to our Youtube channel so you can get notified when we post a new gold prospecting video: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter For more information on gold prospecting you might wish to see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospecting Arizona gold prospecting drone
Views: 2321 GoldProspecter
Boom Towns of the California Gold Rush
 
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My 10 year old son did a gold rush project for his 4th grade class. This is a video he did featuring Boom Towns.
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Gold Mining On The Yuba River
 
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Gold Mining On The Yuba River The Ancient American River, Ancient Yuba River, Ancient Calaveras River, Ancient Mokelumne River, Ancient Tuolumne River, Ancient Magalia Channel, Ancient Intervolcanic Cateract Channel, Ancient Intervolcanic American River and the Ancient Jura River (from the Jurassic Period), are plotted in detail on Big Tens California Gold Map 5. The present-day rivers bearing the same names as their ancient rivers are also shown. The Ancient Rivers of Gold in northern California are from the Tertiary Period. The Tertiary rivers existed millions of years ago and many of them had large quantities of gold within their gravels. Because of that, they are known as the "Ancient Rivers of Gold." Each ancient river is discussed below. Information on this page is based on the classic work of Waldemar Lindgren of the United States Geological Survey and by study of Big Tens California Gold Map 5, which shows the relationship of the ancient rivers to landmarks, such as roads, creeks and towns in the region. These now-dry Tertiary rivers are thought to be a prime source of the gold found in many of the rivers and streams of the Mother Lode region of northern California. The ancient rivers are discontinuous and sometimes follow tortuous routes. They have been altered by volcanic activity, erosion, and in some instances portions of the rivers have been covered by lava. Much of the region underwent extreme volcanic eruptions. Volcanic flows have been found up to 4,000 feet deep. Volcanic flows were up to 60 miles in length. Portions of an ancient river may be found at ground level or near the top of a mountain, or on the side of a mountain, or buried. Early prospectors found portions of the ancient rivers and worked them for their rich gold content. Later, mining companies used hydraulic mining or drift mining techniques to recover the gold. In hydraulic mining, water under pressure is directed to, for example, the side of a ravine to dislodge the gravels and send the material to the sluices where the gold is recovered. The equipment that was used (called a "monitor" or "giant") was similar to a very large hose nozzle. Geologic reports speak of gravel deposits up to 250 feet deep with gold deposits interspersed at various levels within the gravels. Some of the gravels of the ancient rivers of gold have been cemented together over time. Smaller materials between the larger gravels have bound the larger gravels together. Drift mining is used in those instances to follow the channel underneath the volcanic covering. In drift mining, tunnels are driven in bedrock underneath the channels and when the channels are reached, the richest stratum, resting immediately on the bedrock, is extracted by underground mining methods and then washed at the mouth of the tunnel. Many miles of the ancient rivers are still un-worked and may be very rich in gold.
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Where Do I Find Gold Around Lake Oroville
 
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I show you where to find gold around Lake Oroville using USGS gold maps. Click here if you want to see more about making your gold maps: http://sourdoughminer.com/government-gold-maps-offer See this video about where gold has been found around lake oroville and how the flood waters will move the placer and lode deposits. How gold moves in a storm is crucial to find gold.
Views: 6140 Prospector Jess
Ancient River Beds of California
 
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A little fun with Google Earth Overlay of Ancient River Bed Gold in California. *THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES* GENERAL CALIBRATION of Points: Yuba City, Grass Valley, Oroville, Forbestown, Camptonville. I had NO SCALE to work from, just approximate town locations, waterways.
Views: 8794 VI BC Outdoorsman
Exploration Of The Calico Mines Part 1
 
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Link to part two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rfSgMUEq7g&ab_channel=Stasisorflux? The first set of videos from Stasis Or Flux. A weekend spent in the throws of exploration in the cavernous depths of the southern California area. Camera credit to; Justin Taylor Dana Klingler Dustin Klinger This video is intended for educational purposes, as well as to promote safe practices. This video is meant to document lesser traveled areas for future generations. Do not attempt this without proper knowledge, preparation, and equipment. This is very dangerous.
Views: 3465 Stasis or flux?
Hike to the Hemet Bell gold mine part 1 in Southern Ca
 
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Exploring the Hemet Bell Mine in Garner Valley Ca part 2 is continuing on to the Gold Shot Mine
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Gold Mining Equipment
 
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Gold Mining Equipment - http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us California Gold Prospecting Show - Gold nugget prospecting equipment - gold mining hand tools, floating dredges, fine gold recovery, gold nuggets, gold nugget detectors, prospecting maps, metal detectors, California gold nuggets & Arizona gold nuggets. Gold Mining Equipment - For investment or just a very special unique gift visit: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us for a large selection of natural gold nuggets, silver nuggets, gold pin-pointers, gram scales & pro gold picks. Visit our gold prospecting blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner Gold Mining Equipment
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🌟🌟 Gold mining Grass Valley, Northern, CA--Green Horn Creek--GOLD MINING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
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This not so secret spot. Green Horn Creek, Grass Valley. Great gold. Lemme know if you need specifics, it is a tricky spot to reach, but once you get there, the world is your oyster. Be careful, a lot of the area is either claimed or private property. But there are large sections that are public, just look for signs it isn't that hard to stay in public areas. #AlienAmerican
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Ghost Towns of the Mother Lode #1
 
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A guided tour through Eastern California's Ghost Towns: See: Sierra City, Downieville, Nevada City, Auburn, Pilot Hill, Colma, Diamond Springs, Eldorado, Plymouth, Amador City, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Jackson, Butte, Mokelumne Hill, Angels Camp, and Columbia, California. Also see Gold Mining Techniques back then and today.
Views: 639 Dan Holt
OATMAN ARIZONA ~ OLD MINING GHOST TOWN [HD]
 
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April 6, 2012. I spent an afternoon in Oatman Arizona on historic route 66 (Oatman Hwy) about 28 miles from Kingman AZ. This town was founded a gold mining community in the very early 1900s. Just recently in 2008, the Gold Road Mine in the area was reopened for business, as gold prices are now quite high, making it profitable once again. It seems the town itself is thriving on tourism alone, most of whole Oatman Arizona downtown area is souvenir shops, antique shoppes, restaurants, etc. If you're through this way, off I-40 at Kingman AZ, you might want to take this trip into Oatman AZ. There's a gunfight (actors) in the street a couple times a day, like 12 noon and 2:15pm, something like that. There's a lot of wild donkeys (borros) that roam about town begging for food. There's one place I went into there in Oatman Arizona that I felt for sure is haunted (among other obvious haunted historic places nearby), a very strong presence there. I didn't include it among the video clips here.
Lost Gold Mine Found in California http://www.askjeffwilliams.com/
 
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Jeff Williams from http://www.askjeffwilliams.com/ shows you that while traveling the Mojave Desert in southern California, we stumbled upon this forgotten Gold Mine. Below are links to other Gold related videos we made. Enjoy Jeff http://youtu.be/U8IXMpe6cOo http://youtu.be/ej4Z61w2wnc
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Three Gold Mining Secrets on Apache Trail, Goldfield Ghost Town AZ, The Mystery House
 
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This video is about Three Gold Mining Secrets on Apache Trail, Goldfield Ghost Town AZ, The Mystery House The drive from Apache Junction AZ offers magnificent vistas of the Superstition Mountains, Salt River Canyon and Canyon Lake. The waters of scenic Canyon Lake wash against a gentle swimming beach at Acacia. Acacia is adjacent to Palo Verde Boating Site. Unique Sonoran Desert vegetation surround Acacia. The waters of this scenic lake wash against multi-hued cliffs. Acacia is an escape from the heat of the Valley. Nearby is Goldfield Ghost Town, formed in 1893, as gateway to the legendary Superstition Mountains. Shops and historic buildings are near the entrance of Mammoth Gold Mine and Goldfield Museum. Panning for gold going on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train are available for visitors who can witness an old west gun fight performed by famous Goldfield Gunfighters. Back in the 1890′s Goldfield boasted three saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house. Just when it looked like the town would outgrow Mesa, the vein faulted, the grade of ore dropped and the town died a slow painful death. Geology experts say time created the shallow caves sheltering their cliff dwellings and the productive river basin for their farming needs. Tonto Basin is a deep sedimentary basin filled with debris eroded and carried from the adjacent mountain ranges. Layers were formed as the land was repeatedly covered with water. Debris washed from the mountains was layered among the sediments. Mud cracks formed when sediments dried out during low tide, creating patterns on rocks. Some rocks display ripples of cross bedding, also formed in shallow water. Mountains of today were formed through cycles of layer deposits, block uplifts and erosion. As the final uplift began, the Salt River began downcutting, carrying debris to the surrounding lowlands. The coarsest materials were dropped close to the mountains, while finer sediments were carried out into the center of the basin. Rick Allen wrote a book in 2009, The Disoriented Dutchman's Gold Mine. Parker: Outskirts Press, Paperback, 225 pages. "Joe Waltz is the great-grandson of the famous Lost Dutchman, Jacob Waltz. The location of the gold mine was lost with the death of Joe's grandmother, or so he thought. His parents have been loose-lipped about their heritage, a mistake that forces them into hiding, and now places their lives in jeopardy because of an eavesdropping con man, bent on obtaining the treasure at any cost. Joe's ex-girlfriend, now privy to his true identity, also joins in the search, and has enlisted the help of her bumbling brother and friend in her plot. With clues left by his late grandmother Now surfacing, Joe's life and the famous Lost Dutchman's gold are in growing peril.” $12.95. Natural processes formed the caves, probably starting between 50,000 and 400,000 years ago. Rock alcoves that house the cliff dwellings are located in a layer consisting primarily of siltstone. Nearby is Goldfield Ghost Town, formed in 1893, as gateway to the legendary Superstition Mountains. Shops and historic buildings are near the entrance of Mammoth Gold Mine and Goldfield Museum. Panning for gold going on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train are available for visitors who can witness an old west gun fight performed by famous Goldfield Gunfighters. Back in the 1890′s Goldfield boasted three saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house. Just when it looked like the town would outgrow Mesa, the vein faulted, the grade of ore dropped and the town died a slow painful death.
Views: 5714 Lloyd Mackall
Secret Miner’s Cabin & Mines In The Sierra Nevada - Part 1
 
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Probably less than a dozen people know about the historic miner’s cabin hidden away on this mining claim - and even fewer still know about the abundance of gold mines found here… It remains a secret because the people that do know where this is remain tight-lipped about it and this cabin and mines are located in an absolute black hole on topographic and other maps. There is simply nothing marked anywhere near here. With the contractors for the Forest Service, BLM, Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) programs, et al working overtime (with taxpayer money) to get all of these historic mines erased, it is very nice to be introduced to some gold mines that are not (currently) in danger of being permanently closed. It is a shame that we have to wallow in such secrecy simply to protect a historically significant site from the very entities that should be preserving it, but such is the upside down world we live in. The two adits featured in this video appear to be quite old. I was able to find a couple of references to the mines consolidated on this claim in mining journals dating back to the turn of the last century and they were described as already having been worked for a while at that time. So, initial work here probably dates back to around the time of California’s “Gold Rush” era. The earliest gold miners in California were placer miners. However, when the easy pickings from the surface were worked out, they became lode miners and headed underground to start chasing the veins where the gold in the creeks originated from (some underground miners also chased the rich placer left behind by ancient river channels that were buried millions of years ago). The little hole by the creek under the huge boulder would have been referred to as a “coyote hole” by the miners of the time. These were in abundance along the creeks and rivers of California in the early days as the miners pursued gold flakes and nuggets back into the rocks and gravel lining the waterways. So, it seems likely that the small adit we visited first would have been the one developed initially and then the larger adit punching into the hard rock would have come along later. In further support of the idea that these mines are older rather than newer is that, although it may possibly have been there at one point, there was no sign of rail at the mines we visited. The claim owner also stated that he has never seen any sign of rail here either. It is not difficult to imagine a swarm of miners crawling all over these canyon walls like ants during the “Gold Rush” era, churning up the creeks and digging out coyote holes. This initial surge of miners, however, would have been followed by a more patient, more sophisticated group of miners that had an eye on heading underground. At the second adit shown in this video, for example, you could have had something like a father and son team or two brothers slowly working away at that lode mine for years, chasing those quartz veins and hauling load after load of ore and waste rock out in wheelbarrows. I’m giving more of a general feel for the area with these videos rather than showing every single bit of mining history present as both sides of this canyon are covered in mines and the remains of mining equipment. We’ll see more of that in the next video. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines that I have explored: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
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Chinese Camp Ghost Town Tuolumne County Sonora California Video
 
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Remnants of Chinese Camp Ghost Town. Old California Gold Rush Mining Town.
Views: 529 Kitty Murphy
Exploring an Abandoned Mine and Mill in the Plumas National Forest
 
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Back out with the crew from Gold Country Explorers for this one (link below)… As stated in the title, this is in California’s Plumas National Forest and the mine shown in the video was a gold mine. The road in to this abandoned mine is overgrown and the main adit is not marked on the topographic map or any other map that I am aware of. So, it is easy for this mine to be overlooked. Wooden bunkhouses, cabins, engine houses or, really, any wooden structure at all have a tough time in the mountains and so we are fortunate to have come across two structures that are still standing (for now). This mine is also unique for its stamp mill. It is difficult to find mills no matter what, but this is the only stamp mill that any of us have ever seen that had a large metal wheel on its side rather than a wooden one. I couldn’t find any records on this particular mine, just the mining district that it is located in. According to the records, this mining district had a fair amount of lode mining (for gold) in the 1930s, but just minor prospecting since then. As I explain in the video, I tried an experiment with using the GoPro HERO5 underground at this mine, but it didn’t work very well for that environment. So, the underground portion of this video is not of the high quality that I strive for, but if one doesn’t experiment from time to time, how can we improve or progress as a civilization? The website for Gold Country Explorers is: https://www.facebook.com/Gold-Country-Explorers-850167371691275/ ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, guess what? We have fun doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a hundred years, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 9015 TVR Exploring
Scouting Gold Mines to Purchase
 
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Since suction dredging is banned in California and Oregon and I did not do to well in Idaho dredging for gold, I am looking for some dry land options to acquire my gold from in the future of my gold mining adventures.
Views: 1860 Bearkat4160
How To Find Abandoned Mines
 
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So, you want to know how to find a specific abandoned mine or abandoned mines in general? We will dive into answering that question in this video by taking you along on our search for an abandoned mine that took us two years to locate! Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to observe the tools and techniques we use to find the historic mines that appear in our videos and you will, hopefully, be able to incorporate some of what we have learned over the years (and are now sharing with you) into your own search for mines and mine sites. I will cover how we find out about mines in the first place, the research that we do, the online resources we utilize, the technology we take out in the field with us and more. Whether you are a historian or a gold miner looking for promising sites to file claims on or a mine explorer interested in documenting our industrial heritage or are just curious what is around the area where you live, this video will, hopefully, have something useful for you. Some of you will obviously already know many, if not all, of these search techniques. However, this video is intended to have something for everyone – from the novice to the experienced mine hunter. Many people have no interest at all in finding lost mines, but enjoying seeing them and the efforts of others to find them, and so I have included the footage of the mine when we finally found it for that demographic as well. Fortunately, we don’t normally have to work this hard to find an abandoned mine, but if our search for this mine, although quite unpleasant and frustrating at times, was useful to someone else out there, then it was worth it. Happy hunting! Here are the links for the websites mentioned in this video: https://thediggings.com/ caltopo.com http://www.mylandmatters.org/ http://www.westernmininghistory.com/ https://www.google.com/earth/ https://goldrushexpeditions.com/ ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L If you like these videos on exploring abandoned mines, please subscribe! https://goo.gl/yjPxH1 Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, guess what? We have fun doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a hundred years, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 20857 TVR Exploring
Bear valley,calif
 
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We found this mine while looking over all the plowing over that CNF did to sanitize the area. They missed this fortunately. They destroyed almost all the other mines in this area including the eagles nest.
Nevada Publications | Ghost Town Maps | Treasure Hunters Guide
 
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http://NevadaPublicationsOnline.com Stanley W. Paher is the owner, writer, and operator of Nevada Publications located in Reno, Nevada. Nevada Publications Bookstore has hundreds of books about the Western States of Nevada, California, and Arizona. Many of these books have been compiled and written by Stanley Paher. There are books on Ghost Towns, Mining maps, Cities, Places and people in Stan's Nevada Publications Bookstore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztovElSk9fM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab47bj1Hmno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e1rzV0sGYQ Squaw Tom Speaks, Robert Laxalt: The Story of a Storyteller, Fearful Crossing, Fort Churchill, Nevada Trivia, California Gold Country, Goldfield Hotel, A Field Guide to Nevada Grasses, Death Valley Cabins, Arizona Treasure Hunter’s Ghost Town Guide, Aurora: Ghost City of the Dawn, Beatty Frontier Oasis, Before the Nukes , Bodie Bonanza, Bodie Boomtown: Gold Town, Bodie: Mines Are Looking Well, Comstock Conflagration, The California Star , Breaks, Brains and Balls, Callville: Head of Navigation Arizona Territory, Nevadans: The Spirit of the Silver State, Eastern California Treasure Hunters Ghost Town Guide, Elegance on C Street
Views: 909 Nevada Publications
Bodie – Amazing Empty Town In California
 
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Welcome to Bodie, California. The once bustling mining town, known for it's shootouts, bar room brawls and stagecoach holdups is now just a shadow of itself. It sits deep in the desert, almost as if time has stood still since its last resident left in the 1940's. Founded in 1876, Bodie started out as a small mining camp until the "standard company" found a profitable deposit of gold bearing ore. The discovery of the precious metal quickly transformed the town into a bustling Wild West Boomtown. By 1879, Bodie had a population of approximately 5,000-7,000 people and boasted around 2,000 buildings with annual gold revenue reaching the millions. The "boom," however, didn't last long. By the early 1880's, the gold began to dry up. The decline continued, and by 1917, the local railroad was abandoned and the iron tracks were scrapped. Now Bodie has only a few residents. They are full time caretakers who preserve the town, making it accessible to the 200,000 or so visitors who come a year.
Views: 22 John Bern
MOST Mysterious Ghost Towns in the US
 
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From abandoned mining towns with no more gold, to haunted places, here are 10 Mysterious Ghost towns in the US GET TO DYNAMITE TV AND SUBSCRIBE ! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJf35rv_-9uZiXjOi51t3JQ Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 5. Thurmond West Virginia Once a thriving center of Coal mining in West Virginia, Thurmond was a prosperous place of commerce and businesses along the Ohio Railway. It popped up in the 1880’s in the center of the state and consisted of popular hotels, casinos, banks, schools. It was a fairly well organized city with strict laws on drinking. In 1888 a rail station was built which allowed for tourism in the area and also to carry the coal out of the hills. The population reached a peak of 462 people 1930 but steady downfall would occur not too long after. A popular hotel was burnt to the ground which which had startled much of the population and would finally reach 0 in the year 2000. You can see the contrast between the cities built out in the west and out in the east during this time. There was much more technological advancements and the addition of coal to a city at this period of time would allow them to heat their homes. Surprisingly the city hasn’t received too many vandals and much of it’s past is preserved. 4. Salton Sea Gallons of water were sent gushing into a dry lake bed after a storm caused an irrigation canal to flood and break in the Colorado River. So the Salton Sea is basically lucky to exist in that sense. A resort town was built near this body of water, which became a popular location for boating. Many people once flocked here to soak up the sun, go jet skiing and drive fancy yachts in the booming 50’s and 60’s. Stars like the Beach Boys and Bono would encore this lake, right in the heart of California’s desert. It’s probably now the last place you’d want to go on vacation unless you enjoy putrid odors and some of those boats are left abandoned on this decaying lake.. Not all good things last forever and this place quickly turned into an ecological nightmare due to pesticides and fertilizers from nearby farms and the irrigation system. It’s seen as one of California’s biggest environmental blunders of all time It became much too polluted to sustain life even for fish. The inhabitants quickly fled once the smell of the water became unbearable. To this day, dead fish litter the once popular beaches, leaving a rotten egg like smell that would be enough to scare off any urban explorer and it’s certainly not good for tourism. The size of the lake continues to shrink even in 2017 and the smell of rotting fish will continue to get worse. 3. St Elmo Colorado Don’t forget the rockie mountains also have their fair share of gold as well. And where there was once gold, there are abandoned towns.This places is located in the Sawatch Mountains and features well-preserved wooden buildings from the 1880’s after the gold and silver mines sprung up. The town had a general store, a town hall, 5 hotels, dancing halls and saloons during it’s peak around the 1890’s the resources were mined and not much else was left, the railroad was closed so no one kept on coming here. Some residents seemed to stay until 1952 when the postal service was cut off. If you don’t mind high elevation at 9,961 feet, this might be an enjoyable place to visit and it’s our ghost town with the highest elevation on this list.. It’s also one of Colorado’s maintained ghost towns. 2. Virginia City, Nevada Virginia city grew quickly in the 1850’s and 60’s after the huge discovery of the comstock lode which was a major silver deposit in the sierra nevada mountains,. But once the silver was gone, everyone fled the city. You can actually explore one of our most mysterious ghost towns in the US on google maps. Check out the entire well preserved ghost town of Virginia City, which is also rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Besides some of the modern day vehicles, this place is exactly the way it was over 100 years ago and it’s the most haunted place in Nevada. Some ghost towns are quite as accessible on google maps, and this is one of the more detailed ones we were able to find. Ignore the motorcycles and get a good feel for how historic site would have looked, when miners were sifting the the hills in search of gold. Drop into the Silver Terrace cemetery for a creepy flash from the past!
Views: 495597 American Eye
Gold Rush Ghosts, Sutter Creek, CA Part 2
 
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Investigated several places in Sutter Creek, CA (one of the old gold rush towns): Bella Grace Winery, Sutter Creek Inn, and The Palace.
Views: 214 MQWIK
Gold prospecting near Groveland, Ca.wmv
 
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Gold outing for the East Bay Prospectors on private land near Groveland Ca
Views: 5682 HurtHawks
Impacts and History of the California Gold Rush (Documentary - 2017)
 
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The Gold Rush was one, if not the most impactful event that shaped American history as it is today. We share the impacts, Manifest Destiny, and culture of the gold rush and other people it affected. STARRING Zander Rice and Blaze Rice.
Views: 913 ZRice Films
Power Sluicing and Booming in California with the Hydro-Force Suction Nozzle
 
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Gold Mining - Get your own Hydro-Force Nozzle Here: http://mashdetectors.com/mashdetectors/hydro-force_dryland_suction_nozzle.html Using a Keene High-banker modified to use with a 3" Hydro-Force Suction Nozzle to Power Sluice and Booming in Northern California before dredging season began 2010. I used it with a 6.5 hp Honda motor full throttle to pull material up the dirt wall. Sorry for shaky video... See more at: http://mashdetectors.com
Views: 150667 Bearkat4160
Bodie California Ghost Town. Guns, Gold, Hookers & Greed
 
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Bodie the ghost town from the California gold rush. Full of guns and gold, hookers and greed, the town of Bodie saw it all. Gun fights and poker, wealth and killings, Bodie was a town to beat. W.S. Bodie himself started this lawless town after finding gold here in 1859. The town eventually went on to become a very upscale place after even more gold was found. Read more at: www.lostmines.net
Views: 211 old lost mines
Arizona Prospecting
 
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Arizona Prospecting weekend trips to Arizona gold fields in Yuma & Quartzite Az. Watch our adventures at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ There is still a lot of gold in the Arizona deserts. Weekend recreational gold miners visit old gold mines and prospecting areas in Western Arizona. In most cases a high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle will be necessary to reach the old Goldfields. Also, because of the many open mine shafts, cactus, snakes and high heat, this is not an area to bring children or pets. If you’re thinking of planning an Arizona prospecting trip it would definitely pay to research and join one of the local clubs in the area you’re going to be visiting. Most recreational prospecting clubs allow you to join online and once you are a member you’re able to visit their claims. Once you are a member you’re given a set of maps and usually the best directions to reach the club claims. Everything you find on one of the club claims is yours to keep. Also, keep in mind that an Arizona there are number of State lands Federal monument lands and Indian reservations where not only are you forbidden from prospecting but in many cases from even entering into these areas. This is another reason why you should definitely do your homework and talk to other local weekend prospectors before venturing out on your own. If you are planning a Arizona gold prospecting trip, keep in mind the most important thing you should take is an adequate supply of water. Also, it's always a good idea to go on these trips with other people and vehicles. This way should one vehicle become disabled you won't end up being stranded miles from civilization. Because of the triple digit heat in the southern desert areas, there are just about four months out of the year that it's feasible to hunt for gold. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/ Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ If you would like to see more of our gold prospecting videos, please visit our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ArizonaGoldnuggets/ Arizona Prospecting
Views: 347 ArizonaGoldNuggets
Historic Gold Mine & Mill Deep In The Forest  - Part 2
 
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There is quite a lot to this abandoned mine site and so while I found a fair amount when I was wandering around on my own, I still missed interesting pieces of mining equipment that Michael showed me the next day. Further, I’m quite confident that there is plenty more scattered around in the brush or underneath the ruined buildings that we both missed. Eventually, forest fires will roar through all of the areas where these abandoned mines we document are located. When that happens, many hidden adits and pieces of metal equipment that were hidden away in brush will be revealed. It certainly isn’t in any way worth having a forest fire for, but it is an interesting side effect. As I mentioned in the prior video in this series, credit for our trip to this mine site goes to Gold Country Explorers. They get out in the forests (mostly in California’s Gold Country) and have an uncanny knack for tracking down stamp mills and other impressive elements of our industrial history – not to mention, a fair number of adits too! Check out their site – they post some great pictures on there: https://www.facebook.com/Gold-Country-Explorers-850167371691275/ It felt good to discover that adit that the Forest Service missed near the top of the hill. They are pretty thorough, but some things are not easy to spot in the forest and many adits are not marked on the topographic map. As I mentioned in the video, I’d like to show you the portal and how this adit was essentially hiding in plain sight. However, if I post that, the Forest Service will be able to find it pretty easily and will be out there as soon as the snow melts to gate it. So, I reluctantly declined to share the view from the outside. Like I said in the video, we need to preserve some of our industrial history outside of a museum. I also think it is important to maintain at least something in the way of the spirit of adventure and the excitement of discovery in our increasingly fearful and risk-averse society. The site of the shaft that we visited toward the end of the video was so badly degraded that I mistakenly speculated that it was an adit (easy to do when there were adits all over the place). However, my subsequent research demonstrated that it was, in fact, a shaft. I could not find many records on it, but the shaft dropped down for almost four hundred feet and apparently had two levels to tap into the hard rock gold veins underground. The large waste rock pile all around that section is supposed to be from the shaft. I’m not sure how the ore was transported from the shaft to the mill, but I’d be curious to know. ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference… You can click here for the full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 50122 TVR Exploring
Exploring Southern California Desert | Gold Sampling | Old Mines
 
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Exploring Southern California Desert | Gold Sampling | Old Mines In this video we were out exploring old mines, taking samples and adventuring! I hope you enjoy. Please Subscribe and Hit the Thumbs up button to help the Channel grow! Also, Hit the Bell button at the top so that you get notified when a new video is uploaded! Check out my personal channel by clicking the link below! https://www.youtube.com/user/TyTrainsA2D Follow me on instagram @TyranRam
Views: 123 Galleons And Gold
Interesting Underground Gold Mine Stuffed With Quartz
 
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This gold mine is one of those abandoned mines that didn’t look like much at first, but ended up being really interesting… Aside from the complexity of the underground workings we explored, we just kept finding stuff. Well, more accurately, I should say that my exploring buddy kept finding stuff. While I was inside the first adit looking around, Mr. McBride, discovered the lower adit and the buildings above the mine workings. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about the history of this mine. As with many things, California is behind other states in digitizing the records in their archives. By contrast, Nevada is fantastic in this respect. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the University of Nevada in Reno have done a really impressive job of digitizing and organizing their records online. So, for example, if you have the name of a mine, you can look through their database and find extensive records and maps for the mine you’re curious about. Obviously, not every historic mine is included in their database, but most are. Even without knowing the history though, it is apparent that this mine is an older mine that was worked off and on for quite a while. It also doesn’t seem to be a big stretch to assume that a respectable amount of gold was extracted. I’m basing that on the size of the workings and how the miners burrowed off in all directions from that quartz core where the pit was. They even went down and ran another adit in... Actually, as I was typing that, I realized that it may have been the other way around. If you’ll recall, the track in the lower adit was the “budget rail” where the miners nailed the metal strips onto boards to run the ore carts over. Since the track in the first adit I entered was solid metal rail, it would suggest the possibility that the miners may have done well enough in the lower adit to afford to splash out on expensive rail when driving a second adit above. In other words, the lower adit may have been the first adit. The mine buildings just above the underground workings were interesting to us given their age. The main building looked just large enough to accommodate a crew of approximately the size of the number of names on the board where the miners would badge in and badge out. It’s possible a mining crew could have worked this operation in the winter, but given its remote location, fairly poor dirt roads and heavy snowfall in the winter, it seems more likely this was a summer mining operation. Was that a grave at the end? What do you guys think that was? ***** All of these videos are uploaded in HD, so adjust those settings to ramp up the quality! It really does make a difference. You can see the gear that I use for mine exploring here: https://bit.ly/2wqcBDD You can click here for my full playlist of abandoned mines: https://goo.gl/TEKq9L Thanks for watching! ***** Growing up in California’s “Gold Rush Country” made it easy to take all of the history around us for granted. However, abandoned mine sites have a lot working against them – nature, vandals, scrappers and various government agencies… The old prospectors and miners that used to roam our lonely mountains and toil away deep underground are disappearing quickly as well. These losses finally caught our attention and we felt compelled to make an effort to document as many of the ghost towns and abandoned mines that we could before that colorful niche of our history is gone forever. But, you know what? We enjoy doing it! This is exploring history firsthand – bushwhacking down steep canyons and over rough mountains, figuring out the techniques the miners used and the equipment they worked with, seeing the innovations they came up with, discovering lost mines that no one has been in for a century, wandering through ghost towns where the only sound is the wind... These journeys allow a feeling of connection to a time when the world was a very different place. And I’d love to think that in some small way we are paying tribute to those hardy miners that worked these mines before we were even born. So, yes, in short, we are adit addicts… I hope you’ll join us on these adventures! #ExploringAbandonedMines #MineExploring #AbandonedMines #UndergroundMineExploring
Views: 71451 TVR Exploring
gold prospecting UAV - Drone Prospecting
 
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gold prospecting UAV - http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/gold-rush-miner.htm - UAV is an acronym for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or More commonly known as a drone. Now, here I'm talking about very small drones under 5 pounds. These are being used for all sorts of task such as land surveying, roof inspection, and naturally some very cool aerial video photography. In this video I'm using my Yuneec Typhoon G model drone with my go Pro Hero 4 Black camera attached. We are in Southern California about 20 miles west of the border with Yuma Arizona. Where in the area of placer gold mining just a little north of Highway 8. As you can see from the video the use of a drone like this which not only records video but also sends back the video stream to a screen on my transmitter, gives the recreational prospector a great tool for saving time when looking for areas that might be the best to sample or start prospecting in. To see additional photos taken on this gold prospecting trip and or to get more information on where to purchase this drone at the best possible price be sure to visit our very popular California gold nugget site. To view our large selection of real California and Arizona gold nuggets visit our site at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us Also, to stay up to date with the latest gold prospecting news and gold price information, get a free subscription to our very popular gold blog at: http://www.california-gold-rush-miner.us/california-gold-rush-miner/ Also, get a subscription to our Youtube channel so you can get notified when we post a new gold prospecting video: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldProspecter Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: information on gold prospecting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_prospecting gold prospecting UAV Drone prospecting
Views: 3588 GoldProspecter

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