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#265:  Chili Gulch

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Location:

State Hwy 49 (P.M. 26.4), 1.4 mi S of Mokelumne Hill

38.280629,-120.708583

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

Richest placer mining section, extending five miles, in Calaveras County. Received name from Chileans who worked gulch in 1848 and 1849, and scene of the so-called Chilean War. Largest known quartz crystals recovered from a mine on south side of gulch.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Mokelumne Lions Club. Dedicated July 4, 1949.



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