#0265 Chili Gulch


#0265 Chili Gulch

Site information:

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

Nothing remains of the site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Chili Gulch

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.

Registered 9/3/1937