Course at a Glance

March 9
HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 226

Hard Rock Gold Mining: An Almost Forgotten Industry


With Ray Hillman

Goldmining is more than just a pick, shovel and gold pan. There is far more to it. There were two widely different methods practiced throughout California: placer mining and hard rock mining. In this class, these industries will be brought to life. You'll learn prospecting methods, the heavy machinery used at mines and mills, environmental impacts, the history of famous mines, and more -- including some in Humboldt County.

Sat., March 9 • 9-11:30 a.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, room 226

$30 • Class #: 27230

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Ray Hillman

Ray Hillman

Ray Hillman is a professional historian/tour narrator. For over 50 years he has specialized in regional history. He has written several books and has a broad knowledge of North Coast history, much of which has been applied to OLLI courses for many years.