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Placerville

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Placerville is a city located in the Western Sierra Nevada foothills. Placerville was was an important hub for the region's mining operations during the California Gold Rush. Placerville is named after the placer gold deposits that were found nearby. At the Gold Bug Park and Mine, visitors to Placerville can tour galleries formerly used for hard-rock mining, as well as try their hand at gold panning.

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Brick building and main street, Placerville. California, USA ( color) El Dorado County courthouse, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Boulders and green foliage reflection in river. California, USA ( color) Federal Mining Claim painted on rocks, El Dorado County. California, USA ( color) Registered mining claim sign, El Dorado County. California, USA ( color) Entrance of historic Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Gallery with wooden support beams, Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Mine gallery carved in rock, Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Tracks and car for ore removal, Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Gallery with tracks and ore car, Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) El Dorado Mine gallery with wooden beams, Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Visitors panning for gold, Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Hands holding pan, Gold Bug Mine, Placerville. California, USA ( color) Hands holding pan with bits of gold, El Dorado County. California, USA ( color)
All the 14 color pictures of Placerville are on this page