Gold Run J. J. Reilly Stereoview – Views of American Scenery Series - Hydraulic Mining (123753)

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Gold Run J. J. Reilly Stereoview – Views of American Scenery Series - Hydraulic Mining (123753)
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The first is a 4½ x 7¾“ by L. Reinhard showing a group of eight miners at the mine location, c1870’s.” L. Reinhard, Georgia Slide” is stamped on the reverse. The second is 4½ x 7¼“ by George D. Stewart a photographer located in Sacramento during the 1890’s. It shows a number of women and children by a flume used by the mine. Stewart’s company stamp is on the reverse.

The seam deposits at Georgia Slide were mined on a large scale by hydraulic mining from 1853 to about 1895 yielding some $6 million. The mine, located in the Georgetown district, is in northwestern El Dorado County at the north end of the northeast segment of the Mother Lode belt. It extends from just north of Garden Valley north through Georgetown and the Georgia Slide area to the Middle Fork of the American River and is both a lode- and placer-mining district. Georgia Slide was also the name of a mining town lost to history and is located close to Georgetown. Mining began here in 1849 by a party of placer miners from Oregon. The site was first known as Growlersburg but was soon changed to Georgetown. It is reported to have been named for either George Ehrenhaft, who laid out the town, or George Phipps, a sailor-prospector. The placers were highly productive during the 1850s. The seam deposit at Georgia Slide was 1000 feet long and 500 feet wide. Usually the milling ore yielded from 1/7 to 1/5 ounce to the ton, but many high-grade pockets were encountered. In addition, there are several wide quartz veins containing finely disseminated free gold and pyrite. These veins contained ore shoots with stoping lengths of up to 500 feet. The Tertiary gravel patches yielded gold. More information included.

Date: c1870, 1890's
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Georgetown, Eldorado County

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