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The Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is a state park and historic site in Nevada City, California. It preserves the site of the state?s largest hydraulic mines.

Transformed into a state park in a step to preserve the environment, the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park was one of the first areas where hydraulic mining was used as early as 1853. However, within just a couple of years, its destructive effects have quickly shown themselves, making it a less favorable method of mining. Legal actions were taken in the 1880s, making hydraulic mining illegal by 1884.

The Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is now open to the public as a park and recreation area. It offers swimming, fishing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding opportunities to the public.
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