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.
1. Setters Mill, CA- gold rush 1849 (49ers)
-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
1. Lone miner usually made a strike initially but when the easy to get gold was gone; larger tools needed
b- Hard rock mining- deep shafts
-both are really expensive- big business takes over