Mines of El Dorado County

The County Museum volunteers have been compiling information, photos, maps, newspaper articles, reports, and anything else relating to mining in El Dorado County. Throughout the year, we have "Mining History Research Day" usually scheduled on a Saturday. Please call to get the latest schedule. Mining History Research Day is an open house research day - no appointment is needed - to ask about the mine that interests you.

Are you interested in knowing more about the history of mining? Do you want to know the history of a particular mine?

  • Thousands of digitized mining photographs
  • California dredge photo collection
  • Over 2,000 digitized mining folders of information
  • Historical maps showing mining claims.
  • Mining exhibit and artifacts

Call or email us in advance with specific questions: 530.621.5865 (ask for Bill) or museum@edcgov.us. Donation of $2.00 per visitor requested.
* During the El Dorado County Gem and Mineral Show taking place next door in the Fairgrounds

Mines of El Dorado County (By Doug Noble)
An alphabetical listing of mines by name