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Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

California State Mining and Mineral Museum

  • 5005 Fairground Rd. Map It
  • Mariposa

Updated 05/18/2015

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A California State Park since 1999, the museum has displays on gold-rush history including a replica hard-rock mine shaft to walk through, a miniature stamp mill, and a 13-pound chunk of crystallized gold. In 2012 thieves stole almost $2 million in gold and jewels; suspects were soon arrested, but only some of the items were recovered.

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5005 Fairground Rd., off Hwy. 49, Mariposa, California, 95338, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $4
  • May–Sept., Thurs.–Sun. 10–5; Oct.–Apr., Thurs.–Sun. 10–4

Updated 05/18/2015


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