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During prospecting, quartz lodes are often found by accident

In Tuolumne County in 1858, a hunter shot a grizzly bear on the side of a steep canon, and the animal tumbling down, was caught by a projecting point of rock. The hunter followed his game, and while skinning the animal, discovered that the point of rock was gold bearing quartz.

In Mariposa County, in 1855, a robber attacked a miner, and the latter saw the rock behind his assailant sparkle in the sunlight, at a spot where a bullet struck a wall of rock. He killed the robber, and found that the rock was gold-bearing quartz.

In Nevada County, many years ago, a couple of unfortunate miners who had prepared to leave California, and were out on a drunken frolic, started a large boulder down a steep hill. On its way down, it struck a brown rock and broke a portion of it off exposing a vein of white quartz which proved to be gold-bearing, induced the disappointed miners to remain some months longer in the state, and paid them well for remaining.

In the 1990s, a hunter found a large rich chunk of gold bearing quartz near Sierra City.

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