Gold Creek

Gold Creek (HM1BKY)

Location: Pleasanton, CA 94588 Alameda County
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N 37° 41.246', W 121° 55.743'

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The Great Gold Discovery of 1871

On Feb. 8, 1871 two men, the names of Neal F. Taylor and Timothy Cox, were looking for coal in the area and found more than they were looking for. On this creek which comes down through the then Dougherty Ranch the two men found a gold nugget. They prospected the area finding more nuggets and gold flakes and gold dust. Soon others heard of this and there was a grand rush to Gold Creek.
There were 20 claims staked and some 30 men working the creek for gold, which never produced much and was deserted by April 1871. There is no longer gold in the creek but it is yet another chapter of gold mining in Alameda County.

Dedicated to the Hardy Miner of the 1800's
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1988
Placed ByBy Joaqu?n Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 594425 N 4171675
Decimal Degrees37.68743333, -121.92905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.246', W 121° 55.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 14.76" N, 121° 55' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)925, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5430-5432 Pleasant Hill Rd, Pleasanton CA 94588, US
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