Site of One of the First Discoveries of Quartz Gold in California
California State Historic Landmark 297
This tablet commemorates the discovery of gold-bearing quartz and the beginning
of quartz mining in California. The discovery was made on Gold Hill by George Knight,
The occurrence of gold-bearing quartz was undoubtedly noted here and elsewhere about the same
time, or previously, but the above discovery created the great excitement that started the
development of quartz mining into a great industry.
The Gold Hill Mine from 1850 to 1857 is credited with a total production of $4,000,000.00.
Nothing remains of this site.
SW corner of Jenkins St and Hocking Ave, Grass Valley.
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