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Taken 14-Jun-18
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Dimensions626 x 850
Original file size2.27 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUnknown
Date taken14-Jun-18 12:41
Date modified27-Jun-18 11:05
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Camera makeNIKON
Camera modelCOOLPIX P7700
Focal length6 mm
Focal length (35mm)28 mm
Max lens aperturef/2
Exposure1/400 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x
Josephine Creek

Josephine Creek

One of the earliest gold discoveries in Southern Oregon came at the mouth of this creek, where it enters the Illinois River a few hundred yards from here. By 1852 hundreds of small-scale placer mines were tearing up Josephine Creek, and hundreds more on other tributaries of the Illinois River below Eight Dollar Mountain, as well as far upstream into the Siskyous to the California border. Later, heavy-duty hydraulic mining methods in the Illinois and Rogue river drainages destroyed many natural stream banks, turning once swift-running streams into broad gravel washes or obliterating them altogether.