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14.4 Mining Boom. Western Mining. 1. Setters Mill, CA- gold rush 1849 (49ers). 2. Pike’s Peak, CO- 1858. 3. Carson River Valley, NV- gold and silver (Comstock Lode). 4. Tucson, AZ Patio Process- learn form the Hispanics- use mercury to extract silver from the ore.

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western mining
Western Mining

1. Setters Mill, CA- gold rush 1849 (49ers)

  • 2. Pike’s Peak, CO- 1858
  • 3. Carson River Valley, NV- gold and silver (Comstock Lode)
  • 4. Tucson, AZ
    • Patio Process- learn form the Hispanics- use mercury to extract silver from the ore.
    • Mill to separate gold from the quartz
  • 5. Idaho and Montana- small amounts
  • 6. Fraser River Valley, British Colombia- led to the purchase of Alaska “Sewards Folly” but it was no folly- GOLD- Klondike gold rush 1897
life in a mining community
Life in a mining community
  • Mostly men
  • Southern California- Mexicans, Californians, Chileans, Peruvians
  • Irish, Chinese, English- here for the glitter
  • Camps: frames shanties- whiskey barrel chimneys, stone and mud, blankets, canvas, coyote den, brush, potato sacks, old shirts, etc.
  • Conflicts- Competition- Violence

-Deadwood, SD-gamblers, swindlers, murderers

6. Settled: business’s boomed- saloons, hotels, etc.

Families join men- schools and law

Children- scavenge- gold dust and nuggets--sell food to miners

7. Effects- went bust looking for the fortune but the business owners were the ones who got rich

mining as a big business
Mining as a big business

1. Lone miner usually made a strike initially but when the easy to get gold was gone; larger tools needed

  • 2. 2 waysa- Hydraulic mining- water pressure to clear

b- Hard rock mining- deep shafts

-both are really expensive- big business takes over

          • Engineers help to locate ore
  • 3. Effects: 1879- U.S. geological Survey collected data on mines
    • Large machines caused
      • Dangerous conditions
      • Dirty, laborious work
      • Worker loses the idea of “striking it rich”- led to unionizing which meant better hours, wages, no immigrants
      • Environment suffers- eroded mountains, dumped rock in rivers- flooding, clear cutting