U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library

ID. Gilbert, G.K. 3241

Tailings from hydraulic mining, Shady Creek, near Patterson. The tailings were deposited in the creek valley as an alluvial fan, and were afterward partly eroded. Trees buried by the gravels were killed, but their stumps remained erect. Nevada County, California. 1909.

Tailings from hydraulic mining, Shady Creek, near Patterson. The tailings were deposited in the creek valley as an alluvial fan, and were afterward partly eroded. Trees buried by the gravels were killed, but their stumps remained erect. Nevada County, California. 1909.

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