Where was Gold First Discovered?

Gold was first discovered in Coloma California by John A. Sutter and James Marshal in 1848. John and James were partners in building a sawmill. James was getting his water from a river called South Fork.James had seen metal flakes in the water and realized it was gold flakes in the water. John tryed very hard to keep the gold a secret. But when the secret got out it caused a gold rush in California in 1849. Look here for more information: