Go South a few mile to Camp Eden, then go Southeast across canyon you will find the Blue Jay Mine, and in the gravels of nearby Jackson creek is an area which was a rich producer of gold nuggets after winter floods. This is one of the richest creeks in the Mother Lode as far as I am concerned. There are many area old mine dumps that show gold traces. Campo Seco district, located at township 4N and 5N and range 10E, in northwest part of county had a total production around 70,000 ounces. Several nuggets over a pound were found at the Depot Hill mine. At Marysville and Yuba City, regional gravels of the Feather River especially upstream toward the mountains are very rich in placer gold. Cecilville Cecilville is located 30 miles southwest of Callahan on the South Fork of the Salmon River. At the Indian diggings, placer grounds, and lode mines. The Perschbaker Mine, major producer prior until 1910 was a major lode gold producer. All regional stream gravels and bench deposits have panning colors and nuggets, The 16 to 1 Mine, principal producer of 100,000 ounces of lode gold located on Kanaka Creek. At the Blind Springs Hill district, you will find the Diana, Comet, Comanche, mines which were mainly copper, silver with a byproduct gold. The East fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River you will find placer gold, with platinum nuggets. If you go to Randsburg, in the heart of the Rand district, which lies along the Kern County, San Bernardino County line, produced nearly all of the 836,300 ounces of gold is from the Kern County half, with silver as a by product. LITTLE BUTTE CREEK The Magalia Tertiary gravel deposits produce placer gold.
If you go to the northeast 25 miles in the El Paso Mountains, all regional gravels contain placer gold, This is a rich area. It is 3 miles east of Hamburg on highway 96 dating lake fork idaho. The Cardinal Gold Mining Company Mine only produced lode gold. In the Dobbins district, in the Indiana Ranch area, the California M Lode was a rich lode gold mine. If you go to 16 miles south of Weldon, in township 28S. FRESNO RIVER Fresno River contains placer gold dating lake fork idaho. it is your responsibility to determine whether you are on private land or a mining claim. Fort Jones Fort Jones is located by traveling southwest along the Scott River road to Indian Creek, it had extensively dredged gold placers. MONKEY CREEK SHELLY CREEK SMITH RIVER The Smith River is definitly the place to look in this county. The Porphyry Dike Mine, was also an important producer of lode gold. The GPAA has a claim at Goler Gulch, see the claim information page. It s called the La Panza district, but no town of La Panza there today. In the Southwest corner of the county you will find Platina, which is located in the Harrison Gulch district, the Midas Mine discovered in 1894 and destroyed by fire in 1914 after producing more than 20,000 ounces of lode gold. Southeast of Victorville by 30 miles, you will fine the Wild Rose Group of claims that produced lode gold in tremolite.
There are no toilets or water or organized camping of any kind. In Mohave in township 11N and range 15W, you will find the Pine Tree Mine, which produced 75,000 ounces of lode gold. DIAMOND CREEK Diamond Creek area had several lode mines with placer possibilities.. The gravel deposits in Cedar Ravine, Forest Hill, Smith s Flat, Webber Hill, and White Rock Canyon all had very rich placer gold mining history. The lodes had both massive bodies and stringers which ran to high grade pockets. South of Porterville 11 miles you will find the Deer Creek Mine. East of Colfax by 5 miles you will find the Iowa Hill district, it consisted thick Tertiary gravel deposits worked hydraulically and by drifting. The primary gold is placer and I suppose if you get real lucky you may find a vein, however, this area has been well prospected for 150 years. At Ophir Hill, Rich Hill, Massachusetts Hill; you will find famous mines the Empire, North Star, Idaho, Maryland ( which had the largest production of any lode gold mine in state) all produced very rich lode gold deposits. North of Mono Lake, the Bodie Diggings had good placer gold. On Cherokee Flat, alluvial gravel deposits contain placer gold. Many other area mines around adjacent Wheeler Springs produced lode gold. I found some good gold on Kanaka creek below the Kenton mine. In the Crescent Mills district, in township 26N.
Many placer deposits are known to be rich today, but have not been touched because of state laws ending hydraulic mining operations. .