"Arranged for the use of persons who are about to visit the gold region of California."
Original document: Book.
This comprehensiveℓvolume includes drawings and diagrams of the equipment used in the process of collecting, testing, melting and assaying gold. Many of the immigrant gold hunters had no prior experience in mining, and guides like this proved indispensable. Published in 1848, the author was hoping to capitalize on the Gold Rush fever gripping the nation.