Location: Mother Lode

The California Mother Lode is also know as the “Mother Lode” or ” Gold Country” stretches north to south along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Highway 49 meanders its way through the length of the Mother Lode. Famous for miles of hard rock gold deposits, the Mother Lode contains and almost endless supply of abandoned gold mines as well as hundreds of gold mine tours, museums and ghost towns.

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Forest City

Forest City California now called “Forest, CA” is a real lost gem. Settled in 1850 and named Brownsville in 1852…

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Central Eureka Mine

Its amazing that one of California’s most productive mines has faded into a barely visible steel structure among the trees…

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Mother Lode
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Monte De Oro Mill

The Monte De Oro Mine’s stamp mill still stands in the woods only yards from the busy paved highway south…

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Mother Lode
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Salado Creek Stamp Mill

I found this stamp mill searching the internet. No real information other than it is near Salado Creek off Hunt…

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Mother Lode
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