Great footage from the gold rush town of Mesquite Springs in California.
Titles read: "THE GOLD DIGGERS - OF OLD MEXICO".
Mesquite Springs, California.
Various shots of hastily put up shacks in the gold rush town of Mesquite Springs. Good shots of people arriving in cars, carts, on foot and on donkeys - a cute little baby donkey / foal follows. Men are seen using makeshift equipment to shake the gold free from clods of earth. In the town we see a man having a shave under the canopy of an open air barbers; exterior of a bank, established to deal with the gold; men drinking in a makeshift bar and exchanging gold dust for cash on the street.