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58min alchemikatt
Valencia The Beach, California
alchemikatt Scales for weighing #GoldNuggets | Counterfeit #goldcoin checker. Size had to match the corresponding value.
#California is one of the few places in the world where #crystallized #Gold is found in significant amounts. Most gold is locked up in surrounding #rock, but in California, there was enough space in the rock for the gold crystals to grow, forming large #crystals.

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alchemikatt Mining began in California in the 1800s when the U.S. government encouraged westward expansion to survey the land for valuable resources. Ranchers, cowboys and pioneers settling into #SouthernCalifornia discovered #Gold in the hills east of #LosAngeles.
This was 1842, six years before the famous #CaliforniaGoldRush of 1848. Gold was actually found all over southern California, including our own town of Julian, but its relatively low yield ultimately had minimal impact on the region’s reputation as a #mineral -rich area. Southern California’s gold did not compete with the riches of the northern California #GoldRush.

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el_compaa_ramon What I did in class #californiagoldrush 6d

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