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Category: Jackson

Kennedy Mine, Jackson

I’m sure that you’ve all heard the term mother lode. The term comes from the world of mining and refers…

Panning for Gold

I thought all the gold in California was gone… that mining companies and individuals had found some way to chemically…

Sutter’s Mill, Coloma

Along Route 49 in Coloma, approximately 50-minutes from Sacramento and an hour from Jackson, you’ll the Marshall Gold Discovery State…

Preston Castle, Ione

This was the unexpected surprise of our Gold Country Road Trip. Originally we were going to bypass the Preston Castle,…

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