FOUND! Rare 1850s California Gold Rush Buckle Found!

FOUND! Rare 1850s California Gold Rush Buckle Found!

In this captivating YouTube short, join Mark’s buddy Branton as he embarks on an exhilarating adventure uncovering a piece of history lost in time – an 1850s California Gold Rush era buckle clasp! 🌟

Watch in awe as Branton stumbles upon this museum-quality treasure, a relic from the golden era of California’s mining history. These two-piece buckle clasps were an essential part of the miners’ attire during the Gold Rush, serving both practical and personal significance.

Between 1850 and 1855, these intricate buckles were meticulously crafted and adorned by miners who ventured into the rugged terrain in search of fortune. Each buckle not only held together the miners’ belts but also symbolized their resilience, determination, and the pursuit of the American Dream.

Join us as we delve into the rich history behind these rare artifacts, exploring their significance as more than just utilitarian items but as cherished possessions deeply intertwined with the lives and stories of the brave souls who once wore them.

Don’t miss out on this incredible journey through time, as Branton unveils the beauty and rarity of this remarkable piece of Americana. Hit that like button and subscribe to our channel for more fascinating discoveries from the past! ✨ #GoldRushHistory #CaliforniaGoldRush #VintageTreasure

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Mark lives in California right in the heart of Gold Country and spends most days searching for long lost mining camps from the 1848-1865 era. He is also an avid and very successful gold prospector that uses metal detectors and dives underwater in rivers, creeks and streams for gold. However, whenever a witnessed meteor gets sighted, Mark is in a small group of meteorite hunters that travel the globe looking for freshly fallen rocks from space. Mark is very well known in the meteorite community as well. Mark runs a website called where he teaches courses related to many facets of treasure hunting, detecting, prospecting and even hunting meteorites.

Mark has been a treasure hunter for 35+ years and is a published author and expert in using metal detectors. Spent all of his adult life as a Firefighter-Paramedic in California. He is also a very busy professional musician (in one of California’s premier country bands). Mark has appeared on several TV shows, radio shows and podcasts. He is a frequent speaker at many detecting clubs and conventions and is highly sought after for speaking on the subject of field research and metal detecting. Here on YouTube you get to tag along on Mark’s epic adventures!


  1. @stinkasscat on March 12, 2024 at 8:51 am

    Very cool buckle 👍👍👍

  2. @Sattelhammr on March 12, 2024 at 8:53 am


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