Exhibit of Gold Nugget, National Museum of Natural History

ID: 33476 or MNH-33476

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: pre 1958

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 18

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Summary

Exhibit in the Gems and Minerals Hall showing a flake of the first gold discovered at Sutter's Mill, California, February 1848, by James W. Marshall, photo of James W. Marshall, and a copy of the letter of authentication. Also, from the Roebling Collection, the largest gold nugget found in many years near Greenville, Plumas County, California, at Union Placer Mine, owned by two old miners, Joe Dacoala and Bill Roedde.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Daccala, Joe
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Hall of Gems and Minerals (Exhibition) (1958: United States National Museum)
  • Hall of Gems
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 18

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

pre 1958

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Sutter's Mill
  • Gold
  • Roebling Collection
  • Geology
  • Mineral industries
  • Mineralogy
  • Exhibitions
  • Marshall, James W
  • Minerals
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Roedde, Billy
  • Union Placer Mine
  • Gold mines and mining

Place

California

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

33476 or MNH-33476

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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