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Are there any old gold mines in Yosemite?

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Are there any old gold mines in Yosemite?

Postby nprangerdow » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:44 am

Are there any old gold mines in Yosemite?
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Postby AlmostThere » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:34 am

There are defunct silver mines on Mono Pass and in Gaylor Lakes basin. Don't think they ever found anything despite all the digging tho.

Gold mines, not so much... I know of a couple locations of modern gold mines in Jamestown area, but I think they will not let you in.
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Re: Are there any old gold mines in Yosemite?

Postby dan » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:19 am

nprangerdow wrote:Are there any old gold mines in Yosemite?

At Mono Pass, and just outside the park at TIoga Pass. See this book for more info:

Ghost Mines of Yosemite (1958) by Douglass Hubbard http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/ghost_mines/

This book is still in print, BTW. Usually available in Yosemite stores and gift shops.
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Postby bill-e-g » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:32 pm

All the information you seek is here:

http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/geol ... Index.aspx

with a map here:
http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/geol ... _AUMap.pdf

Generally speaking... Silver on the East, Gold on the West.
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Postby nprangerdow » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:22 pm

Thanks for the info
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