Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Adventures at the Empire Mine
By Paisley Kirkpatrick The Empire Mine, located in Grass Valley, California, is one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest, and richest gold mines in California. Between 1850 and its closure in 1956, the Empire Mine produced 5.8 million ounces of gold, extracted from 367 miles (591 km) of underground passages. The Cottage included a greenhouse, gardens, fountains and a reflecting pool. PHOTOS: Paisley Kirkpatrick JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, c Clark, W.B. - Gold Districts of California, Bulletin 193, California Division of Mines and Geology Johnston, W.D. - The Gold Quartz Veins of Grass Valley, California, Professional Paper 194, USGS Broken Promise is set in the California 1849 Gold Rush. The heroine inherits a gold mine and must discover its location to save her inheritance.