GOLD MINING CRADLE : GOLD PEAK ICE TEA : GOLD VALUES PER OUNCE
Gold Mining Cradle
- The technical and mechanical way of removing gold from its ores using various mining methods is known as Gold mining.
- Hold gently and protectively
- Place (a telephone receiver) in its cradle
- hold gently and carefully; “He cradles the child in his arms”
- birthplace: where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; “the birthplace of civilization”
- Be the place of origin of
- a baby bed with sides and rockers
gold mining cradle – Gold Mining
Circle Bridge: Mosquito Ridge Road crossing over the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River – California
Mosquito Ridge Road crossing over the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River
Placer County, California
“Circle Bridge” is the Mosquito Ridge Road crossing over the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River in Placer County, California. It is a curved alignment steel truss bridge with steel truss tower-piers. The use of steel was maximized in the construction of this remote, vintage bridge since it was easier and less labor intensive to get steel sections to the site, as opposed to hauling and casting concrete.
This bridge is in the upper reaches of California’s “Gold Country”, a vast area throughout the western foothills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada Range. The river area shown is still an active registered placer mining claim. The historic region of Michigan Bluff, which includes the “Big Gun Diggings” and dozens of other surface (placer) and tunneled (lode) gold mines, is located about one mile to the north-northwest. The Imperial Mine is located about 0.6 miles west-southwest (downstream) from the bridge.
Mosquito Ridge Road is also known as Tahoe National Forest Road 94, a well maintained road between the town of Foresthill, CA and Donner Summit.
Bridge Length: ?
Year Constructed: ?
Bridge Elevation: 1391 feet
Bridge Latitude: -120.71973
Bridge Longitude: 39.02482
Old Lady Justice at Dusk
Placer County Superior Court
I’ve photographed this magnificent building during full daylight and under artificial illumination at night. I wanted to capture this image at the cusp between the two.
Here’s the history of the courthouse:
After gold discovery in 1848 and the ensuing California Gold Rush of 1849, it was only a year later that the first murder occurred over, what else, gold! A judicial system was subsequently established for the area serving what is now Placer County, California. For almost 50 years, court was held in various structures ranging from a tent to a two story wooden building. Construction of the existing courthouse started in 1894. Some historic records indicate that gold and silver coins were sealed inside the cornerstone at that time. Judicial operations commenced here in 1898 when construction of the courthouse was completed. The courthouse is still in full use today, more than 100 years later.
The courthouse is located on the historic Lincoln Highway.
Original caption based on public information.
gold mining cradle