Chili Gulch (also spelled Chile Gulch) is a gulch in Calaveras County, California. This five-mile gulch was the richest placer mining section in Calaveras County. It received its name from Chileans who worked it in 1848 and 1849, and was the scene of the so-called Chilean War. The largest known quartz crystals were recovered from a mine on the south side of the gulch. Jump to: navigation, search A gulch is a deep V-shaped valley formed by erosion. ... Calaveras County is a county located in Californias Gold Country. ... A sluice box used in placer mining Placer mining (pronounced plass-er) is a open-pit or open-cast form of mining by which certain valuable minerals are extracted from the earth without tunneling. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Quartz is the most abundant mineral in the Earths continental crust. ...
Chili Gulch is registered as California Historical Landmark #265. California Historical Landmarks (CHLs) are buildings, structures, sites, or places in the state of California that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below: approved for designation by the County Board of Supervisors or the City/Town Council in whose...
In December 1849, Anglo-European miners in Calaveras County drew up a local mining code that called for all foreign miners to leave the country within 15 days, leading to much protest and violence. The so-called "Chilean War" resulted in several deaths and the expulsion of Chilean miners from their claims. Accounts vary widely about the details, with some including mention of Joaquin Murietta's involvement on the side of the Chileans. The events in Calaveras County projected the Murietta legend into the politics of Chile where anti-American politicians used it to garner votes. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Joaquin Murietta (sometimes spelled Murieta or Murrieta) (b. ...
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