Three-Quarters of a Million Pounds of Gold were Mined During the Gold Rush
This was a time when the rivers of California ran with gold. Many fortunes were made during the Gold Rush. All it took was some hard work and a lucky hit and anyone really could strike it rich! During the Gold Rush, more than 750,000 pounds of gold, worth over $2 billion was mined. The rush that started in early 1848 wouldn’t even peak until 1952.