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New Mexico Mining History - Albuquerque Gem & …

1685 - First mining claim recognized by historians: Pedro de Abalos claim in Fra Cristobal Mountains. 1692 - Reconquest of New Mexico by Governor don Diego de Vargas. 1697 - Vetancurt noted copper, gypsum (selenite), jet, lodestone, salt, turquois; vein ores of lead and

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THE EDUCATED GENEALOGIST: California Mining Claims

 · California Mining Claims Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, wrote a post in June about all the federal records one might find when researching mining claims and the land they are on. It's a great article and I urge you to read it.

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California-Mines - Mining Artifacts

By the early 1850s, a single miner could no longer work his claim alone. He needed help and he needed technology. At first, miners banded together in informal companies to dam the rivers, reroute the water and expose the gold underneath. But soon even more capital-intensive measures were needed to extract the gold and the loose knit groups of ...

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How to Research Mining Claims - California Genealogy …

First of all, when researching mining claims, you practically need to do it in person. I would strongly suggest that you also call in advance to the County Recorder to inquire exactly what records they have available. There are six different volumes of records which mining claims are recorded. The following is an outline:

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Calaveras - CA State Parks

Mokelumne Hill was the center of the richest placer mining section of Calaveras County and one of the principal mining towns of California. Corral Flat produced over thirty millions in gold. Sixteen feet square constituted a claim. The so-called 'French War' for possession of gold mines occurred in 1851. 'Calaveras Chronicle' was established in 1850…

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Stake Your Claim In California Gold Rush Records - Archives

Stake Your Claim In California Gold Rush Records. by Ruth Lang | Sep 29, 2011. The California Gold Rush was a pivotal time in American history. Soon after gold was discovered in January of 1848, thousands upon thousands of gold seekers converged on the once pastoral Mexican province.

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Land claim - Wikipedia

claim with the claimant visiting the land; claim with claimant living on the land. Today, only small areas of unclaimed land remain, yet large plots of land with little economical value (e.g., in Alaska) can still be bought for very low prices. Also, in certain parts of the world, land can still be obtained by making productive use of it. Mining claim (United States) Edit. A mining claim …

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Search - BLM GLO Records

Mining Claim: Authority: Search Patents: Note: This site does not cover every state, but we do have ... To search for tract book records: Start by selecting the state. Fill in a complete land description. Click the Search Tract Books button. You will be switched to the "Search Results" page. You can get a brief description of what each field means …

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From Commons to Claims: Property Rights in the …

Articles From Commons to Claims: Property Rights in the California Gold Rush Andrea G. McDowell I. INTRODUCTION Scholars have long …

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Washington Prospectors Mining Association

Claims Information Claims guide WebPage. The WPMA has access to 1665 acres of claims available for members to use. The claims are located in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California. You keep all the gold you find on the claims. Click here to see our latest list of available claims. When panning or visiting a claim we need a claim report for each trip Please use the Mining Claim …

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Mining on the American Frontier – Legends of America

Mining Methods and Claims. Nellie Cashman – Pioneer in the Mining Camps. The Old-Time Miners. Reed Gold Mine, North Carolina – First Gold Discovery

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Nevada County HISTORY - Nevada City California

1850 and where California quartz gold mining began. Jenkins Street and Hocking Avenue. 2. Hardrock Gold Mining. An estimated $500 million . in gold has been mined within a one-mile radius of this historic marker. Near the creek in Memorial Park. 3. Red Ledge Stamp Mill. This three-stamp mill was donated to the city of Grass Valley by the Red …

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Mining – News From The Diggings

While the origins of hydraulic mining could be traced to ancient Roman technology, it's popularly recognized use came around in the 1850s with the California Gold Rush. By shooting high pressure jets of water to dislodge and direct earth, hydraulic mining brought new life to the mostly played out placer claims of the California foothills….

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"Rainbow #1850" Placer Claim, John Clem et al. in …

Placer mining claim report for "Rainbow #1850" (#AMC239000) held by John Clem et al. in Maricopa County, Arizona.

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Gold Mining Guide | NSW State Archives

These volumes contain details of name of account (either mining company or miner), location, date and registered number of ministerial approval of prospecting aid, any conditions upon which aid is granted, amount of aid, dates and registered numbers of applications or claims against aid, description of work performed for which aid is …

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Land Status Determination - AZGS Document …

most of the land and mineral, status, and mining claims case records along with reference maps including surface management agency boundaries, active and closed mining

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1848 - 1855 - California State Parks

Auburn SRA (gold discovered 1849; first mining company chartered in the state at Boston Bar in 1850; mining companies and towns: Louisiana Bar, Murderer's Bar, New York Bar, Vermont, Buckners Bar, Sailors Bar, Sliger Mine, Hinchy Mine, Mine, Dukens Mine, French Hill Mine, Vore Mine, Tahmaroo ...

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News From The Diggings – Mining News, Tutorials, And ...

While the origins of hydraulic mining could be traced to ancient Roman technology, it's popularly recognized use came around in the 1850s with the California Gold Rush. By shooting high pressure jets of water to dislodge and direct earth, hydraulic mining brought new life to the mostly played out placer claims of the California foothills….

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Abandoned Mine History | Arizona State Mine Inspector

American mining history in Arizona begins after the American-Mexican war in the 1840's. In the 1850's prospectors from the played-out gold fields of California began exploring more of the American West in search of gold and silver.

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Oregon Mines - Mining Artifacts

oregon mines Mammoth Mine - Elkhorn Mnts. near Sumpter, OR In the early 1850s, prospectors first discovered gold in the southern region of what was then Oregon Territory. In the 1860s, gold miners moved into eastern Oregon. In both areas, corporations with outside investors soon replaced small and independent mining operations. Workers …

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California Gold Rush - Wikipedia

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, ... there was no law regarding property rights in the goldfields and a system of "staking claims" was developed. Prospectors retrieved the gold from streams and riverbeds using simple techniques, such as panning. Although the mining caused environmental harm, more …

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CSL - California As We Saw It: Exploring The California ...

At the first meeting held on September 17, 1850, the miners elected Isaac Caps as alcalde and Samuel G. Chamberlain as sheriff and adopted seven rules and regulations governing mining claims. Prospectus for the Sonora Gold Mining Company

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Brief History of Ontario Mining | Republic of Mining

Later the claims Wright had staked with his brother-in-law, Ed Hargreaves, were found to be on the main ore-bearing fault structure, the "spinal column" of Kirkland Lake ore bodies and mining camp.

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History of Gold Mining in Victoria - Earth Resources

History of mining in Victoria Earth Resources, under a number of different guises, has been involved in facilitating and regulating mining in Victoria since 1853. We have retained a large amount of historical information on mining, available through the [email protected]

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Mining Claims Maps

Pick a Mining Claims Map from the Green highlighted list below. The map will open in a new Map window or will replace the map you are …

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American Experience | The Gold Rush | Timeline | PBS

An estimated 50,000 people are mining in California by the end of 1850. The estimated Chinese population in California is 660. 1851. After 1850, the potential for making a big fortune diminished as the surface gold disappeared. As more miners showed up, claims shrank in size and mining techniques grew more complex. March 14: Foreign Miners …

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Mining Claims And Mineral Deposits In Mariposa County ...

Charts, maps, timelines, and other analysis of 1,504 gold, silver, and other mining claims and 1,504 mineral deposits in Mariposa County, California

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HOW TO STAKE A CLAIM - Desertphile

HOW TO STAKE A CLAIM This article was taken from an online brochure found on the BLM website ... A mining claim is a particular parcel of Federal land, valuable for a specific mineral deposit or deposits. It is a parcel for which an individual has asserted a right of possession. The right is restricted to the extraction and development of a mineral deposit. The rights granted by a mining claim ...

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