Mining Timeline

Events

Mining

1847 - 1900

Gold discovered in California

1848

California Gold Rush

1849

California Becomes a State

Approx. 1850

Comstock & Finney discover gold and silver & start another rush

Approx. 1856

Gold Discovered in the black hills

Approx. 1858

2nd Gold Rush

1859

Nevada becomes a state

1864

Colorado Becomes a State

Approx. 1876

Little Big Horn

Approx. 1876

Wounded Knee Massacre

Approx. 1890

Last strike of gold in the Black Hills

Approx. 1890