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  For a few short years at the beginning of the 1850s hundreds of thousands of people flocked to south
The "epicentre" of the gold rush in New South Wales was the Bathurst district and with the word spreading, hopeful prospectors started to arrive from the British Isles, Europe, China and America.
This gold rush was mainly the result of alluvial gold being found in the waterways.
With the prevalence of disease in the gold towns, it was an extremely unhealthy place for children, and children living in the diggings had a very high mortality rate as the result of diseases that we, fortunately, now only read about in history books.
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 World Gold Council > discover
Gold was first discovered in Brazil in the mid - 16th century but the significant output did not emerge until the early 18th century, considerable supplies began to come from Russia as well, and annual world production was up to 25 tonnes.
The crucial turning point in the history of the gold mining industry came with the discovery at Sutter's Mill on the American River in January 1848, which ushered in a new age of gold.
Gold had first been found in eastern Transvaal in 1873, but the outset it was obvious that the Witwatersrand deposits were of a completely different order.
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 The California Gold Rush
The history of gold mining must be divided into two periods -- before and after the California gold rush of 1848.
From the middle of the 15th century, the Gold Coast of West Africa, in that area that is now Ghana, became an important source of gold, providing perhaps 5-8 tonnes per year.
Gold was first discovered in Brazil in the mid-16th century but significant output did not emerge until the early 18th century.
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 Discovernet: Australian Tales - Gold rush!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Usually gold was found in small specks, but the gold rush fever was intensified by the occasional discovery of large nuggets.
Today, the gold industry is well established and instead of hundreds of gold miners panning for gold in riverbeds and creeks, the work is done by huge machines that sift through mountains of rock, extracting microscopic amounts of the precious metal.
Gold even travels into space because of its ability to reflect heat and radiation - it is used in the construction of satellites and as a thin coating on the visors of spacesuit helmets to protect astronauts!
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 Market Lethargy and Gold Basics
Many gold bugs would be nearing the stage of being "fully invested", and until there is further evidence of the uptrend resuming with gusto we are unfortunately going to experience some lean times.
Russian gold production in the late 18th century was estimated to have reached 30-35 tonnes per annum, in 1847 (one year before the Californian gold rush).
The gold sector has long been considered speculative, however apart from the explorers there are a number of companies that have consistently returned money to shareholders in the form of dividends and capital returns.
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 THE GOLD RUSH AND CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Yet, during the gold rush the economic-political revolution was confined primarily to Northern California and the mining regions of the Sierra Nevada.
The first gold rush was a small, localized phenomena which built permanent mining towns and established the institutions necessary for the frenetic 1849 gold rush.
During the heyday of the gold rush only 2 percent of the city's population was female, and by 1850 it had increased to only 8 percent.
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 California Gold Rush: 1848   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Throughout that first summer, the Californians had their find almost exclusively to themselves, for in the days before the telephone or cable the news of the discoveries percolated slowly even to the eastern seaboard of the United States.
As the search for gold became more sophisticated, the primitive panning process was supplemented by a 'cradle' - a long wooden box on rockers - which enabled much larger quantities of gravel to be handled at a time.
There was a rush to the Fraser river in British Columbia in 1858; Pike's Peak, Colorado in 1859; and Boise, Idaho in 1862.
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 Part One - The California Gold Rush: An era remembered
The Gold Rush spurred long-delayed congressional approval of the proposal for a transcontinental railroad.
The Gold Rush, in fact, proved to be a harbinger of similar events in California history that kept the state on the cutting edge.
In the end, perhaps, the impact of the Gold Rush can't truly be measured, at least not quantitatively.
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 Silver and Gold - Native Californian
The Maidu were disproportionately hurt by the onslaught of settlers and gold seekers in 1848 and after.
One early government report in 1848 estimated that half of the gold diggers in the state were Indians.
he effect of the Gold Rush and its aftermath is impossible to ignore: the state's Indian population declined from an estimated 150,000 in 1845 to less than 30,000 in 1870.
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 Gold Rush
The output of gold rose from $5 million in 1848 to $40 million in 1849 and $55 million in 1851.
This abundance of gold, and the all-engrossing pursuit of it, have
From 1849 to 1853 there was a rush of people to the Pacific coast, of the class described, All thought that fortunes were to be picked up, without effort, in the gold fields on the Pacific.
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 The Australian Gold Rush - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal
The gold rushes of the nineteenth century and the lives of those who worked the goldfields - the 'diggers' - are etched into our national folklore.
Gold fever gripped the nation and the colonial authorities responded by appointing 'Commissioners of Land' to regulate the diggings and collect licence fees for each 'claim'.
The discovery of gold in NSW and Victoria accelerated the abolition of convict transportation to the east coast of Australia, and ultimately to the nation as a whole.
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 British vs. American Racism
While American experience of the California Gold Rush was one with little government administration and official law, overt racism was commonplace.
In contrast to the gold rush experience on the Fraser River where racism was often institutionalized, in California it was precisely the lack of a controlling governmental democratic framework that provided a perfect breeding ground for nativism and racism.
British Columbia, in contrast to the American experience of the Californian gold rush, was governed with official law.
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 Californian gold rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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 The Gold Rush 1823-96 | K6 at Board of Studies
The first goldfields were alluvial or surface goldfields, where the gold could be washed or winnowed from the soil.
In Victoria in 1852, it was estimated that the value of gold found by diggers was an average of 324 oz per head.
The early rush to the NSW fields led to a serious decline in the population in Victoria, so a reward was offered for the discovery of gold in that region.
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 Westward Expansion
The gold rush transformed California from a sleepy society into one that was wild, unruly, ethnically-diverse, and violent.
Philosopher Josiah Royce, whose family arrived in the midst of the gold rush, declared that the Californian was "morally and socially tried as no other American ever has been tried." In San Francisco alone there were more than 500 bars and l,000 gambling dens.
By the mid-l850s, the lone miner who prospected for gold with a pick, a shovel, and a washpan was already an anachronism.
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 Gold Rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
One of the largest events in California history was the discovery of gold in 1849.
During the early years of the gold rush, California's economy experienced an incredible boost.
Gold deposits were often found inside quartz veins.
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 Mike Reisbord's history lesson: the California Gold Rush
Two years before the gold rush began, San Francisco was a small port town called Yuerba Buena, named after the wild mint which grew in the hills.
The ingredients which fueled the gold rush, and the kind of person who was drawn to participate in this historic event have profound influences on California even today.
Modern day examples of the gold rush spirit exist in Silicon Valley and the technology revolution, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and in countless individuals who immigrated from around the world to live in the state where the streets are paved in gold!
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 ~ GOLD ~
The New South Wales gold rush was threatening the very existence of the Victorian colony.
The gold rush had not only taken over the psyche of Victorians, it had taken over the economy too.
Drastic action was needed to stabilise the situation, so the next year the government promised to guard the gold claims of those who chose to return home during planting and harvesting.
www.sbs.com.au /gold/story.html?storyid=29   (836 words)

 California Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gold miners excavate a gold-bearing bluff with jets of water at a placer mine in Dutch Flat, California sometime between 1857 and 1870.
Both during the Gold Rush and in the decades that followed, gold-seekers also engaged in "hard-rock" mining, that is, extracting the gold directly from the rock which contained it (typically quartz), usually by digging and blasting to follow and remove veins of the gold-bearing quartz.
For example, in the midst of the Gold Rush, towns and cities were chartered, a state constitutional convention was convened, a state constitution written, elections held, and representatives sent to Washington, D.C. to negotiate the admission of California as a state.
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 California's Natural Resources: A Brief History of the Gold Rush
This discovery led to the rush to the upper Kern River region.
In 1854, a 195-pound mass of gold, the largest known to have been discovered in California, was found at Carson Hill in Calaveras County.
The rich surface and river placers were largely exhausted; hydraulic mines were the chief sources of gold for the next 20 years.
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 IT-Director.com - The Perils of a Gold Rush
IT-Director.com - The Perils of a Gold Rush
The dot com gold rush is somewhat different because it targeted a much broader base of the economy but we see a good deal of similarity in what has happened.
The real problem of the dot coms was that they behaved as though the gold rush would continue indefinitely and ran business models based on that assumption.
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Californian gold was made public to the nation by President James K Polk in his farewell address at the end of 1848.
Of course, stories of gold just waiting to be found were far from the truth, and very few pioneer miners made their fortunes.
Early prospectors panned for gold in the rivers and streams for gold dust washed down from the hills, but soon more elaborate equipment was used to recover the gold.
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 Fraser Canyon Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, aka the Fraser Gold Rush, occurred in 1858 after gold was discovered on the Thompson River at its confluence with the Nicoamen River, a few miles upstream from the Thompson's confluence with the Fraser at present-day Lytton.
Many of those of European origin were Californian by culture, and this included Maritimers such as Amor De Cosmos and others, so the numbers of "Americans" associated with the gold rush must be understood to be inherently ethnic to start with.
This diaspora from the Fraser resulted in other gold rushes at Rock Creek, Wild Horse Creek and the Big Bend of the Columbia River; the Fort Colville Gold Rush in Washington Territory was also a spin-off of the Fraser gold rush.
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 California Gold Rush & Native Americans | Gold, Greed & Genocide - the untold impacts of the Gold Rush on ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gold, Greed and Genocide - the untold impacts of the Gold Rush on native communities and the environment
Read more about the impact of Gold Rush on Environment.
The Gold Rush incited ambushes, massacres and deliberate extermination campaigns of native peoples in Calfornia.
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 The California Gold Rush
Gold was found in many forms, including gold dust, gold nuggets, and gold ore.
There were many bandits in the California Gold Rush but the three main ones were Tom Bell, Black Bart the PO8, and Joaquin Murrieta.
Though he found gold, he was not the one to start the California Gold Rush.
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 Gold2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The popular image of the early history of gold mining in Western Australia is that of the prospector and the small-hold miner.
In reality large gold mining companies were rapidly established on the goldfields of Kalgoorlie.
The invention of the dryblower to sift through soil for alluvial gold, as opposed to the traditional practice of panning for gold with running water, distinguished the prospectors of the Western Australian gold rush from those of the Victorian, or even the Californian, gold rush.
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 San Diego Maritime Museum : Historic Ships : Californian
Californian was built from the ground up in 1984 at Spanish Landing in San Diego Bay.
The Californian is a replica of the 1847 Revenue Cutter C.W. Lawrence, that patrolled the coast of California enforcing federal law during the gold rush.
The acquisition of the Californian by the Maritime Museum of San Diego in June 2002 was made possible by the Hughes and Sheila Potiker Family Foundation.
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 forty niners gold rush - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Although the Gold Rush drew its votaries...year of the Forty- niners and it is fitting...California and the Gold Rush.
Forty-Niners Lethal Legacy by...is a by-product of the gold rush.
It was the year of the Californian Gold Rush, the year of the `Forty-Niners when gold fever swept the country and there was mass migration...ends meet, probably headed off to prospect for gold leaving his fairly useless land to the elements...
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 California Gold Rush
The first stop on the Gold Rush tour is a visit to the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, located at Coloma, California.
It was later scraped off the plates and taken to the retort room to be heated and separated from the mercury which was used again and again in the recovery process.
During the gold rush, lumber had to be shipped in for nearby forests were often stripped of all trees in order to feed steam engines.
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