Quick Answer. Columbia, Sonora, Groveland and Mariposa are famous Gold Rush towns. They are located in northern California. According to the Merced County Events website, Jamestown's Rail, Coulterville, La Grange and Hornitos, are also popular with tourists in the same region.
A California property owner is literally sitting on a goldmine and is selling the land on Craigslist for just under a quarter of a million dollars.. Seneca is a 12-acre gold mining ghost town in Northern California about 100 miles northwest of Lake Tahoe and complete with three small cabins, a bar called the Gin Mill and a liquor license.