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Ninth Annual Report of the
for the year ending December 1, 1889,
by the California State Mining Bureau.
Book excerpt: "River Mining"
River mining is a branch of placer mining that is carried on
in the channels and beds of rivers and large streams. Practically it may be considered as
including the mining of such deep bars as have to be exploited below the surface of the
water in the adjacent river. River mining is not local to California, though undoubtedly
carried on to a greater extent here than in any other gold-bearing district in the world.
As contrasted with gulch and ravine mining
and hydraulic mining, it is dry season work, only practicable when the rivers are in their
low water stages. Probably no other branch of our gold mining industry is subject to more
uncertainty under ordinary conditions than is river mining, yet in no other branch are as
large returns possible with comparatively small capital.
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