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Last Chance is a mining district south of the main branch of the North Fork of the American River; north-east of Michigan Bluff. The diggins were discovered in 1850 and established October 13th 1856. In 1871 local newspapers reported rich profits by hydraulic mining. In 1927 the total production of the district was $2,500,000. mainly from the El Dorado Mine, which continues to be workd intermittently. The camp at Last Chance was called Caroline Diggins. The Last Chance mine was run by hydraulic method in a small way in the early 1970.s.
Following plaque was erected by Parlor #59 N.S.G.W.---14 Sep. 1985 -----LAST CHANCE-----The Native Sons of the Golden West are proud to donate this plaque to commemorate the pioneers of Last Chance, mining community here at the top of the El Dorado trail which also served such early communities as Michigan Bluff and Deadwood. Here also rests one of the two Grosh brothers, the original discoverers of the fabulous COMSTOCK Lode of Virginia City, Nevada.....* * * * * * *----*All discriptions of Placer county locations taken from
"California Gold Camps", Gudde, ErwindG.-1975