August to December 1900
Excerpted from USGS Reports
The Gold Belt of the Blue Mountains
by Waldemar Lindgren
Robinsonville is an old, celebrated placer camp, but at present consists only of a few dilapadated log cabins.
Robinsonville Gulch and several other small streams as far south as McNamee Gulch have been extensively worked for placer gold, and some work of this kind is done at the present time at the last-names locality. The gravels were shallow, resting in flat gulches, and were rich in high-grade gold.
About 5 miles south of Robinsonville, at an elevation of 5,100 feet, on the road to Austin, is McNamee Gulch, reported very rich in early days. A $14,000 nugget was found here.
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