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San Diego Gold Mine

San Diego Gold Mine

This video was originally broadcast November 2014 by local CBS news station (KFMB).  The Golden Chariot Mine was one of San Diego County’s largest producing gold mines back in the day with a reported gold production of one million dollars. The news story reports that the mine was recently bought by three investors, so perhaps ore cartloads of gold will once again come rolling out of the Golden Chariot Mine tunnels and shafts.

James Henry: “A few years ago when the mine was still on the market, we did go onsite and look around.  Yes, there was a lot of equipment still in the mill building — a shaker table seemed to be one of the biggest items from what I can recall.  Most of it seemed to be junk, but I don’t know that much about what equipment would be salvageable or not.  The two vertical shafts I saw were totally flooded.  One of those shafts is 600 feet deep, I think.  Pumping out the mine would be a major undertaking.” Read more »