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Historic Hwy 49, California
Historic Hwy 49, California's Gold Country
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Gold Series: Country Music Mix 4/Serie Dorada: Compilación de música country 4
Gold Series: Country Music Mix 4/Serie Dorada: Compilación de música country 4
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Chuck Ragan - Glory - Gold Country
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Gold Country teaser
Gold Country teaser
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A trip to the California Gold Country!
A trip to the California Gold Country!
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Gold Series: Country Music Mix 2/Serie Dorada: Compilación de música country 2
Gold Series: Country Music Mix 2/Serie Dorada: Compilación de música country 2
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Moke Hill - Gold Country (edit)
Moke Hill - Gold Country (edit)
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Chuck Ragan - Let It Rain - Gold Country
Chuck Ragan - Let It Rain - Gold Country
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Geocaching in Gold Country
Geocaching in Gold Country
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Gold Series: Country Music Mix 1/Serie Dorada: Compilación de música country 1
Gold Series: Country Music Mix 1/Serie Dorada: Compilación de música country 1
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Team Thunder-Gold Country Teaser 1
Team Thunder-Gold Country Teaser 1
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Premium E-Juice Review | Gold Country Vapor | New House Line Debut
Premium E-Juice Review | Gold Country Vapor | New House Line Debut
::2014/06/22::
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Gold Country - Marshall Gold Discovery State Park - El Dorado County
Gold Country - Marshall Gold Discovery State Park - El Dorado County
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Death Outside of Gold Country Casino
Death Outside of Gold Country Casino
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Gold Country Harvesters
Gold Country Harvesters
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Metal Detecting in 49er Gold Country
Metal Detecting in 49er Gold Country
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Team Thunder- Gold Country teaser 2
Team Thunder- Gold Country teaser 2
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2013 TEVIS & HAGGIN CUP WINNERS  Gold Country Videos
2013 TEVIS & HAGGIN CUP WINNERS Gold Country Videos
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Gold Country Summer Promo 2012
Gold Country Summer Promo 2012
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HUBRIST - GOLD COUNTRY
HUBRIST - GOLD COUNTRY
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Cal OES DTF Gold Country
Cal OES DTF Gold Country
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California Gold Country, Almost Home Last Road Trip Video
California Gold Country, Almost Home Last Road Trip Video
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Idaho Gold Country
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California Gold Country Steam Locomotive Brakeman Side Steaming in Roundhouse Sierra Railway
California Gold Country Steam Locomotive Brakeman Side Steaming in Roundhouse Sierra Railway
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Ponderosa  Lotus California Gold Country RV Resort and Campground
Ponderosa Lotus California Gold Country RV Resort and Campground
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Gold Country Campground Resort Tour
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Gold Country GeoTourism Trailer
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Gold Country California
Gold Country California
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Craigslist Gold Country - Used Cars and Trucks and How to Avoid Scams
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Gold Country: Amador County
Gold Country: Amador County
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Steam Chest & Smoke Box Close Detail California Gold Country Steam Locomotive Steaming in Roundhouse
Steam Chest & Smoke Box Close Detail California Gold Country Steam Locomotive Steaming in Roundhouse
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Roger Miller Marilyn McCoo duet on Solid Gold "Country Gold" 1983
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POT OF GOLD . Country.Rock.Dancer.
POT OF GOLD . Country.Rock.Dancer.
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World
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Gold Country Videos
Gold Country Videos
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MarkTwain on the Gold Country and Jackass Hill
MarkTwain on the Gold Country and Jackass Hill
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GoPro HD Goldwing Motorcycle Scenic Touring Ride, California Gold Country.WTA-Volbeat, Doc Holliday
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Murphy Bed went to California Gold Country
Murphy Bed went to California Gold Country
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Kayaking Clavey Falls, Gold Country Paddlers 7-25-09
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Rob Gold COUNTRY
Rob Gold COUNTRY
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Gold Country Automotive Video | Auto Repair in Grass Valley
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The Easy Leaves - Street Corner Session: Gold Country
The Easy Leaves - Street Corner Session: Gold Country
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Chloe Beam Routine - Gold Country Classic - Level 9 Gymnastics
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California Gold Country Sierra Railway Steam Locomotive No.3 Detail in Roundhouse Steaming
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Barnstorming with the Gold Country Flyers
Barnstorming with the Gold Country Flyers
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Teresa Brewer - Gold Country album - I Love You Drops + 3
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Placings From the Gold Country Model Horse Show
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Crystalline gold specimen from Amador County, California. Size 2.0 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm.

The Gold Country (also Mother Lode Country) is a historic region in the U.S. State of California, primarily located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada.[1] It is famed for the mineral deposits and gold mines that attracted waves of immigrants, known as the 49ers, during the 1849 California Gold Rush.

Geology[edit]

Sutter's Mill in 1850.

The Gold Country lies on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, reaching down to the Sacramento Valley. The oldest geology can be found along the easternmost portions of this region, closer to the Sierra Nevada summits. It consists of ancient sea floor and portions of islands which were added onto the western edge of North America during the late Paleozoic, about 275 million years ago. The western sections of the Mother Lode are significantly younger, from the mid Mesozoic about 150 million years ago, and also consist of material that was solidified on the ocean floor to the continental edge. Massive intrusions of granite forced their way into these formations. After ten miles of overlying material was eroded over the last 70 million years, these intrusions became visible throughout the Sierra Nevada. Over the last 50 million years, rivers and volcanoes deposited materials; these built up in thick layers found atop many of the high ridges of the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Climate[edit]

For the most part, the climate in this part of California resembles that of much of Italy or Spain, making wine grapes and vineyards one of the region's primary crops and industry. Over 100 wineries are found throughout the Gold Country. Winters are cool and damp, averaging around 30 inches of rainfall and occasional snowfall, especially in the higher elevations of the eastern reaches up the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Winter temperatures range from the upper twenties to mid fifties. Summers are dry and hot, with long stretches that reach triple digits. This region has very short periods of autumn and spring.

Transportation[edit]

California State Route 49 is the primary north-south highway through the region, passing through many historic mining communities. Major east-west highways include Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 50.

Two Amtrak routes run through the area. The eastern terminus of the Capitol Corridor is in Auburn. The California Zephyr stops in Colfax.

Principal cities and towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold Country". California State Parks. California Department of Recreation. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°24′N 120°48′W / 38.4°N 120.8°W / 38.4; -120.8

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