South of the Mokelumne Hill 2 miles you will find the Eclipse, Infernal, and other mines that were large producers of lode gold. The Keystone, Lancha Plana, and Union mines were gold mines with a by product of copper.The Utica and Gold Cliff mines were major producers of lode gold. Carson Hill was the most productive area and contained many mines with rich lode gold deposits.
The town of Magalia located in north central part of county, production from 1932 - 1959 was 15,976 ounces of placer gold.
The Magalia Tertiary gravel deposits produce placer gold.
Try your luck gold prospecting and gold panning at the these Northern and Southern CALIFORNIA locations. Park is three miles north of Sonora off Highway 49. Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine: A 61.5-acre park in Placerville, 2635 Goldbug Lane. This county produced approximately 6,500,000 ounces of placer gold and 7,700,000 ounces of lode gold. The richest area in this county is about 1 mile wide across the west central part of the county from the south to the north.
Scroll all the way down the page for more free California Prospecting and Gold Panning Info NEED MAPS OR BOOKS WITH WITH PLACES TO GO PANNING IN CALIFORNIA? Columbia State Historic Park: Look for Matelot Gulch Mining Co. The Old Eureka Mine had the deepest shaft in America at 1,3500 feet deep and it was the largest producer in the mother lode in the early days.
Placer gold production is estimated at 2,415,000 ounces and lode gold at 2,045,700 ounces The Calaveras River channel and all tributaries contain rich placers.
In the Table Mountain area placers were also very rich.
DEL NORTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIABetween 18 Del Norte County has produced approximately 50,000 placer gold ounces and about 1,000 ounces from lode deposits.
Diamond Creek area had several lode mines with placer possibilities.
Auburn State Recreation Area: Includes 40 miles of the north and middle forks of the American River. Near the town of Jackson, you will find the Gwin Mine, it produced lode gold in masses of crystallized arsenopyrite. Hydraulic operations were located on this river that produced considerable placer gold.
From Auburn, reach the area from Highway 49 or Auburn-Foresthill Road. South Yuba River State Park: Includes a 20-mile stretch of the Yuba River's south fork. Near Volcano in the west central part of the county around Jackson Gulch and Ranchero Gulch there were some very rich placer deposits.
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.