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Alder Gulch (alternatively called Alder Creek) is a place in the Ruby River valley, in the U.S. state of Montana, where gold was discovered on May 26, 1863, by William Fairweather and a group of men including Barney Hughes, Thomas Cover, Henry Rodgers, Henry Edgar and Bill Sweeney who were returning to the gold fields of Grasshopper Creek, Bannack, Montana.
The Amazon rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Selva Amazónica, Amazonía or usually Amazonia; Forêt amazonienne; Amazoneregenwoud), also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America.
Amazonas is a state of Brazil, located in the North Region in the northwestern corner of the country.
An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand was an official encyclopedia about New Zealand, published by the Government of New Zealand in 1966.
Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River - geographically Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt, in the place that is now occupied by the countries of Egypt and Sudan.
The Appalachian Mountains (les Appalaches), often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America.
Apuí is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.
Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.
The Territory of Arizona (also known as Arizona Territory) was a territory of the United States that existed from February 24, 1863 until February 14, 1912, when the remaining extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the state of Arizona.
An Arrastra (or Arastra) is a primitive mill for grinding and pulverizing (typically) gold or silver ore.
Atlin (Tlingit: Áa Tlein) is a community in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, located on the eastern shore of Atlin Lake.
Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.
Bannack is a ghost town in Beaverhead County, Montana, United States, located on Grasshopper Creek, approximately upstream from where Grasshopper Creek joins with the Beaverhead River south of Dillon.
Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region.
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.
The Bechuanaland Protectorate was a protectorate established on 31 March 1885, by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in southern Africa.
Beechworth is a well-preserved historical town located in the north-east of Victoria, Australia, famous for its major growth during the gold rush days of the mid-1850s.
Bendigo is a city in Victoria, Australia, located very close to the geographical centre of the state and approximately north west of the state capital, Melbourne.
The Big Bend Gold Rush was a gold rush on the upper Columbia River in the Colony of British Columbia (now a Canadian province) in the mid-1860s.
The Black Hills (Ȟe Sápa; Moʼȯhta-voʼhonáaeva; awaxaawi shiibisha) are a small and isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, United States.
The Black Hills Gold Rush took place in Dakota Territory in the United States.
Bodie is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, United States, about southeast of Lake Tahoe.
Boer is the Dutch and Afrikaans noun for "farmer".
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
The Brazilian Gold Rush was a gold rush that started in the 1690s, in the then Portuguese colony of Brazil in the Portuguese Empire.
British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
British Columbia gold rushes were important episodes in the history and settlement of European and Chinese peoples in western Canada.
Butte is a town in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States.
Cabarrus County, from the North Carolina Collection's website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The California Dream is the psychological motivation to gain fast wealth or fame in a new land.
The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California.
Capes in the Americas Cape Virgenes (Cabo Virgenes, Cape Virgins) is the southeastern tip of continental Argentina but the southern one, a little to the south-west, is Punta Dungeness.
The Cariboo is an intermontane region of British Columbia along a plateau stretching from the Fraser Canyon to the Cariboo Mountains.
The Cariboo Gold Rush was a gold rush in the Colony of British Columbia, which earlier joined the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The Carolina Gold Rush, the first gold rush in the United States, followed the discovery of a large gold nugget in North Carolina in 1799, by a 12-year-old boy named Conrad Reed.
The Cayoosh Gold Rush was one of several in the history of the region surrounding Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia.
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
CNNMoney.com is a financial news and information website, operated by CNN.
The Cobalt silver rush started in 1903 when huge veins of silver were discovered by workers on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (T&NO) near the Mile 103 post.
Cobalt is a town in the district of Timiskaming, in the province of Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,118 according to the Canada 2016 Census.
Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande).
Colville is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States.
Confederate Gulch is a steeply incised gulch or valley on the west-facing slopes of the Big Belt Mountains in the U.S. state of Montana.
Coolgardie is a small town in Western Australia, east of the state capital, Perth.
The Cripple Creek Gold Rush was a period of gold production in the Cripple Creek area from the late 1800s until the early 1900s.
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States.
The Town of the City of Dawson, commonly known as Dawson City or Dawson, is a town in Yukon, Canada.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.
Der Spiegel (lit. "The Mirror") is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg.
Diodorus Siculus (Διόδωρος Σικελιώτης Diodoros Sikeliotes) (1st century BC) or Diodorus of Sicily was a Greek historian.
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
Enga is one of the provinces in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The Fairbanks Gold Rush was a gold rush that took place in Fairbanks, Alaska in the early 1900s.
Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Fort Colville was a U. S. Army post in the Washington Territory located north of current Colville, Washington.
The Fortymile River is a tributary of the Yukon River in the U.S. state of Alaska and the Canadian territory of Yukon.
Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana, with a population of about 100,079 and 150,800 inhabitants for its agglomeration at the 2011 census.
The Fraser Canyon is a major landform of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains en route from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser Valley.
The Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, (also Fraser Gold Rush and Fraser River Gold Rush) began in 1857 after gold was discovered on the Thompson River in British Columbia at its confluence with the Nicoamen River a few miles upstream from the Thompson's confluence with the Fraser River at present-day Lytton.
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.
The Georgia Gold Rush was the second significant gold rush in the United States and the first in Georgia, and overshadowed the previous rush in North Carolina.
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.
Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.
Gold cyanidation (also known as the cyanide process or the MacArthur-Forrest process) is a hydrometallurgical technique for extracting gold from low-grade ore by converting the gold to a water-soluble coordination complex.
A gold dredge is a placer mining machine that extracts gold from sand, gravel, and dirt using water and mechanical methods.
Gold mining is the resource extraction of gold by mining.
A gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is based on a fixed quantity of gold.
Goldfield is an unincorporated community and the county seat of Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States.
The Gulag (ГУЛАГ, acronym of Главное управление лагерей и мест заключения, "Main Camps' Administration" or "Chief Administration of Camps") was the government agency in charge of the Soviet forced labor camp system that was created under Vladimir Lenin and reached its peak during Joseph Stalin's rule from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Gulgong is a 19th-century gold rush town in the Central Tablelands and the wider Central West regions of the Australian state of New South Wales.
Gympie is a town and a locality in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia.
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Helena is the state capital of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County.
Hill End is a former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia.
The history of California can be divided into: the Native American period; European exploration period from 1542 to 1769; the Spanish colonial period, 1769 to 1821; the Mexican period, 1821 to 1848; and United States statehood, from September 9, 1850 (in Compromise of 1850) which continues to this present day.
Holcomb Valley, located in the San Bernardino Mountains about five miles north of Big Bear Lake, was the site of the most gold mines in Southern California.
Not to be confused with Point Hope, Alaska Hope is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Hydraulic mining, or hydraulicking, is a form of mining that uses high-pressure jets of water to dislodge rock material or move sediment.
Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.
John Dickinson "Jack" Littlepage (September 14, 1894 - July 8, 1948) was an American mining engineer.
John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.
Johannesburg (also known as Jozi, Joburg and Egoli) is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.
The Kakamega gold rush occurred at Kakamega, Kenya in the early 1930s, fueled partly by the reports of the geologist Albert Ernest Kitson.
Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.
The Kildonan Gold Rush was a gold rush in the Strath of Kildonan, Sutherland, in the Highlands of Scotland in 1869.
The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
The Klondike River (Hän: Tr'ondëk) is a tributary of the Yukon River in Canada that gave its name to the Klondike Gold Rush.
Kolyma (Колыма́) is a region located in the Russian Far East.
Kumara is a town on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Lapland gold rush, also known as the Ivalo Gold Rush, was a gold rush that occurred in the 1870s in Lapland, Grand Duchy of Finland, then part of Imperial Russia.
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States.
Lillooet, formerly Cayoosh Flat, is a community on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada, about up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver.
In geology, a lode is a deposit of metalliferous ore that fills or is embedded in a fissure (or crack) in a rock formation or a vein of ore that is deposited or embedded between layers of rock.
Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil, Bolivia and the Peruvian regions of Puno, Cusco and Ucayali, in the Amazon Basin.
Minas Gerais is a state in the north of Southeastern Brazil.
Mongolia (Monggol Ulus in Mongolian; in Mongolian Cyrillic) is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia.
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.
The Mount Baker Gold Rush (1897 to mid 1920's) occurred in Whatcom County, Washington, United States, upon the discovery of the Lone Jack Mine.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
The Territory of New Mexico was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed (with varying boundaries) from September 9, 1850, until January 6, 1912, when the remaining extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of New Mexico, making it the longest-lived organized incorporated territory of the United States, lasting approximately 62 years.
New South Wales experienced the first gold rush in Australia, a period generally accepted to lie between 1851 and 1880.
The Nome Gold Rush was a gold rush in Nome, Alaska, approximately 1899–1909.
Nome (Siqnazuaq) is a city in the Nome Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.
The Omineca Gold Rush was a gold rush in British Columbia, Canada in the Omineca region of the Northern Interior of the province.
Open-pit, open-cast or open cut mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
The Otago Gold Rush (often called the Central Otago Gold Rush) was a gold rush that occurred during the 1860s in Central Otago, New Zealand.
Owens Valley is the colonial name of Payahǖǖnadǖ (Numic: place of flowing water), the, now, arid valley of the Owens River in eastern California in the United States, to the east of the Sierra Nevada and west of the White Mountains and Inyo Mountains on the west edge of the Great Basin section.
The Palmer River is a river located in Far North Queensland, Australia.
Papua New Guinea (PNG;,; Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
The Peruvian Amazonia (Amazonía del Perú) is the area of the Amazon rainforest included within the country of Peru, from east of the Andes to the borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia.
The Pike's Peak Gold Rush (later known as the Colorado Gold Rush) was the boom in gold prospecting and mining in the Pike's Peak Country of western Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory of the United States that began in July 1858 and lasted until roughly the creation of the Colorado Territory on February 28, 1861.
Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America.
Pilgrim’s Rest (Pelgrimsrus) is a small museum town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site.
Placer mining is the mining of stream bed (alluvial) deposits for minerals.
Pliny the Elder (born Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23–79) was a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and friend of emperor Vespasian.
The Porcupine Gold Rush was a gold rush that took place in Northern Ontario starting in 1909 and developing fully by 1911.
Potassium cyanide is a compound with the formula KCN.
A precious metal is a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value.
Princeton (originally Vermilion Forks) is a town in the Similkameen region of southern British Columbia, Canada.
The Queen Charlottes Gold Rush was a gold rush in the southern Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) of what is now the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, in 1851.
Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia.
Queenstown is a town in the West Coast region of the island of Tasmania, Australia.
A rare-earth mineral contains one or more rare-earth elements as major metal constituents.
The Reed Gold Mine is located in Midland, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and is the site of the first documented commercial gold find in the United States.
Resurrection Creek is a waterway in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, US.
Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon".
The Rock Creek Gold Rush was a gold rush in the Boundary Country region of the Colony of British Columbia (now part of a Canadian province).
The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.
The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Russian Empire (Российская Империя) or Russia was an empire that existed across Eurasia and North America from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.
The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa.
Serra Pelada (English: "Naked Mountain") is a brazilian village, district of the municipality of Curionópolis, in the southeast of Pará.
Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa.
The Sierra Nevada (snowy saw range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.
A silver rush is the silver-mining equivalent of a gold rush, where the discovery of silver-bearing ore sparks a mass migration of individuals seeking wealth in the new mining region.
Smelting is a process of applying heat to ore in order to melt out a base metal.
The South African Republic (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
A stamp mill (or stamp battery or stamping mill) is a type of mill machine that crushes material by pounding rather than grinding, either for further processing or for extraction of metallic ores.
The Stikine Gold Rush was a minor but important gold rush in the Stikine Country of northwestern British Columbia, Canada.
The sulfide minerals are a class of minerals containing sulfide (S2−) as the major anion.
Sutherland is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in the Highlands of Scotland.
A telluride mineral is a mineral that has the telluride anion as a main component.
The Gold Rush is a 1925 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Trail of '98 is a 1928 American silent drama film featuring Harry Carey.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
Tierra del Fuego (Spanish for "Land of Fire") is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan.
Between 1883 and 1906 Tierra del Fuego experienced a gold rush attracting a large number of Chileans, Argentines and Europeans to the archipelago, including a large number of Dalmatians.
Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada, on the Mattagami River.
Vatukoula (meaning "gold rock" in Fijian), is a gold mining settlement in Fiji, 9 km inland from the Town of Tavua on Viti Levu, the main Fiji island (home to the national capital Suva and its international airport Nadi).
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s.
Virginia City is a town in and the county seat of Madison County, Montana, United States.
Wendy Lewis (born 1962) is an Australian writer working in Sydney who has written a number of non-fiction books about Australian people, history and events.
The West Coast Gold Rush on the West Coast of New Zealand from 1864 to 1867 populated the area, which up till then had been visited by few Europeans.
In the latter part of the nineteenth century, discoveries of gold at a number of locations in Western Australia caused large influxes of prospectors from overseas and interstate, and classic gold rushes.
Whatcom County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Witwatersrand Basin is a largely underground geological formation which surfaces in the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
The Witwatersrand Gold Rush was a gold rush in 1886 that led to the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the western United States.
Yukon (also commonly called the Yukon) is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three federal territories (the other two are the Northwest Territories and Nunavut).
The Yukon River is a major watercourse of northwestern North America.