North Bloomfield and

Malakoff Diggins State Park



North Bloomfield was settled in 1852 and is currently contained within Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.  Some of the town’s original buildings remain, and the town has been historically preserved.

Malakoff Diggins is a remnant of the mining days. It's canyon is 7,000 feet long, 3,000 feet wide, and almost 600 feet deep in places. You can see huge cliffs carved by powerful streams of water, caused by the hydraulic mining technique of washing away entire mountains of gravel to wash out the gold.


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