The History of Mining in California

gold, bars, gold bars, mining, wealth

The California Gold Rush started in early 1848 in the Sacramento Valley with the discovery of gold nuggets. Prospective gold miners, about a thousand of them, traveled to San Francisco and the surrounding area. California’s non-native population grew to 100,000 and later to approximately 300,000, visibly more than the population of 1,000 … Read more

Top Historical Mines to Visit in California

a cottage made of rocks from the mine

Dubbed with various nicknames such as Cali, the El Dorado State, the Land of Milk and Honey, the Golden State, the Sunshine State, the Grape State, and the Golden West-California is not just a state but one of the best states and perhaps the wealthiest state in the US. With its vast … Read more

Famous Gold Rush Towns You Can Visit

The Metropolitan City of Gold, Johannesburg

Gold rushes are one of the most unforgettable moments in history. It is the large-scale and rapid movement of fortune seekers to the sites of recently discovered gold deposits. The most famous gold rushes took place in California, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The treasure-hunting craze made the towns near the gold … Read more