Louis Nelson and the Gold Rush of 2013 Noted Designer Tapped by Sutter to Design Monument in Mother Lode Territory
Louis Nelson has been retained by the Sutter Gold Mining Co. (SGMC) as designer and consultant in connection with the exploration and development of one of the nation’s most historic districts — the Mother Lode Gold Belt in northern California’s Amador County. Sutter is named for the man whose property was at the very heart of the Mother Lode and where the discovery of gold in 1848 precipitated the California Gold Rush.
Mr. Nelson has designed a monument (shown), dedicating SGMC’s efforts. He is also starting the design of a proposed on-site exhibit and is consulting on brand strategy. The proposed exhibit will explore three principal themes: the history and heritage of the region and the California Gold Rush; SGMC’s mining plans for the area; and the mystique and allure that gold has represented ever since the dawn of history.
SGMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sutter Gold Mining, Inc. (SGMI). It was established to conduct mining operations in an undertaking known as the Lincoln Mine Project. SGMI, which controls more than four miles of the Mother Lode, with some 90 percent of the property still unexplored, is incorporated in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Its corporate office is in Lakewood, Colo.