Kennedy Gold Mine Jackson Usa Attractions Lonely Planet
Jackson ~ Placer gold was found in the town of Jackson in small amounts. But the real wealth came from the quartz lodes, the Kennedy and Argonaut mines. The Kennedy Mine was the first deep shaft mine in the Mother Lode, with a 4,600 foot drop, the deepest in the United States. Mule carts were used in the 180 miles of underground workings.Jul 11, 2012 Empire Mine. The Empire Mine State Historic Park, the richest gold mine in California, portrays the next phase of gold mining, finding the ore deep underground in quartz veins. The Empire Mine is intriguing both for what you see and don’t see. Above ground, at the Visitor Center, you gaze upon some marvelous examples of gold in quartz rock.