History of the Gold Rushes

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California

  • America
  • Found January 24, 1848
  • Duration (1848- 1857)
  • Coloma, American River
  • James W Marshall

Victoria

  • South Australia
  • Found February 12, 1851
  • Durration (1851-1861)
  • Anderson Creek
  • Hugh McGregor

Fraser Canyon

  • British Columbia
  • Found July 18, 1858
  • Duration (1858-1860)
  • Thompson River
  • James Douglas

Otago

  • New Zealand
  • Found May 20, 1861
  • Duration (1861-1863)
  • Gabriel�s Gully
  • Gabriel Read

Barberton

  • South African
  • Found June 20, 1883
  • Duration (1883- 1911)
  • Where Concession Cree
  • Who Tom McLachlan

Kimberly

  • West Australia
  • Found June 17, 1893
  • Duration (1885- 1903)
  • Where Halls Creek
  • Who Charles Hall

Porcupine

  • Ontario Canada
  • Found June16, 1909
  • Duration (1909-1924)
  • Where Porcupine Lake
  • Who George B

Yukon

  • British Columbia Canada
  • Found August 16, 1896
  • Duration 1896-1899
  • Where Rabbit Creek
  • Who George Carmack

Learn The Miners 10 Commandments

The Miners' Ten Commandments were written by James Hutchings and first published in the Placerville Herald in June of 1853. The commandments were later reprinted as a letter sheet and sold to miners and prospectors who used it as stationary to write letters.

Follow The Lifecycle of a Gold Rush

Within each mining rush there is typically a transition through progressively higher capital expenditures, larger organizations, and more specialized knowledge. They may also progress from high-unit value to lower unit value minerals (from gold to silver to base metals).

See Gold Production through History

In the last 6,000 years a little over 125,000 tonnes of gold has been mined. But this history is clearly divided into two eras: before and after the California gold rush of 1848. Some calculations suggest that up until then scarcely 10,000 tonnes of gold had been excavated since the beginning of time. Thus more than 90% of the world's gold has been produced since 1848

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