A day at Malakoff Diggins
Nevada County photographer Annita Kasparian recently captured the swampy grasses adjacent to the historic mining scars of Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Home to what was once the country’s largest hydraulic gold mining pit, operations devastated the area environmentally, beginning in the mid-1800s. Twenty six miles northeast of Nevada City, the site now serves as an enduring testimony to the scale of the environmental and social devastation that hydraulic mining once caused throughout northern California.
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