Hydraulic Mining in California: A Tarnished Legacy

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Hydraulic mining was, and remains, controversial.It produced great wealth from the soil of California, yet damaged the land in such a way that the scars will remain for eons. Great hillsides were denuded of soil by streams of water which boggle the imagination, and the sediment which was washed away filled the streambeds of the valleys below, causing flooding which decimated agriculture and inundated towns. This important new work, the first book-length study of the subject, provides a complete history of hydraulic mining ...

Hydraulic Mining in California: A Tarnished Legacy 2001, Arthur H. Clark Company

ISBN-13: 9780870623004

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