Gold Mined in California 1840-1859

  Troy Ounces Value (then)
1848 11,866 245,301
1849 491,072 10,151,060
1850 1,996,586 41,276,106
1851 3,673,512 75,938,232
1852 3,932,631 81,294,700
1853 3,270,803 67,613,487
1854 3,358,867 69,433,931
1855 2,684,106 55,485,345
1856 2,782,018 57,509,411
1857 2,110,513 43,628,172
1858 2,253,846 46,591,140
1859 2,217,829 45,846,599
TOTAL 28,783,649 $595,013,484

US gold coins during this time represent 69% of the total amount of California gold mined. Current gold production is around 900,000 ounces per year, worth $360,000,000 annually.