Back in 2005, Alysia and I met up with Bill, Dan, Lewis and his daughters Sarah and Rachael for some exploring in the northern Sierra Nevada. We spent a couple of days in the forest exploring mines and jumping into rivers at the end of the day. This is a fantastic area.
The mine itself dates back to the 1860s and is a big one. It has thousands of feet of drifts following Tertiary river channels loaded with gold nuggets. The mine has produced over $1 million in gold nuggets and some are on display at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.