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California Gold Mines, Gold Prospecting, Gold Panning and Treasure Hunting in California Gold Region 3
WHERE TO LOOK FOR AND FIND GOLD IN CALIFORNIA
GOLD REGION 3
Big Ten's California Gold Prospecting and Panning Map 3 shows five hundred thirteen (513) gold mines and gold prospecting and panning locations from official geological records of the State of California and the federal government. The map is done in color. The margin of the map has text that tells where to look for gold in a streambed, how to tell "fools gold" from real gold and gives step-by-step gold panning instructions. Locations for finding gold are shown within 15 miles of each of the below listed places. These gold deposit locations, which show where gold has been found in the past, are clearly marked. A good gift.
Map 3 shows places
where to look to find gold near:
GOLD MINES, PROSPECTING AND PANNING IN CALIFORNIA GOLD REGION 3
Included in Map 3's five hundred thirteen gold mines and prospecting sites are heavy localized concentrations of gold deposits and many isolated deposits.
Ninety six (96) gold mining and prospecting locations are shown within 30 miles of Pasadena. There are one hundred twenty five (125) gold deposit sites within 40 miles of Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County and fifty (50) gold mining and prospecting locations in Ventura County in the area neighboring Frazier Mountain.
Placer gold was mined in the San Gabriel Mountains as early as 1834 in the Acton Gold District about 20 miles north of Los Angeles. Lode mining began there about 1880 and a number of mines in the district were active in the 1900's.
The Piru Gold District is in northeastern Ventura County near Piru Creek and just south of the Frazier Mountain Gold District. Gold from placer mining in the Piru Gold District was shipped to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1842.
The Saugus Gold District (also known as the Newhall Gold District and the San Gabriel Gold District) includes a number of canyons and the Santa Clara River in the vicinity of the city of Newhall in Los Angeles County. Placer mining has been carried on here with gold being recovered from gravels in stream channels and from benches and terraces along the banks.
Placer gold has been recovered in some of the canyons and washes along the south flank of the San Gabriel Mountains north and east of Los Angeles.
Some other concentrations of gold deposits are shown on California Gold Prospecting and Panning Map 3 to the east of George Air Force Base and around the city of Barstow. There is a group of 25 gold mines and prospecting locations near the San Bernardino County and Riverside County lines 10 miles south of Twentynine Palms. Another 15 to 20 miles to the east, and bridging the foregoing county lines, is the prolific Dale Gold Mining District.
Many of the gold mines and prospecting locations that appear on the map in east-central San Bernardino County are west of the Ward Valley on both sides of Interstate 40, and on both sides of the Fenner Valley. This gold mining and prospecting area has hundreds of dry washes.
The varied topography of this Southern California gold region enhances the recreational gold prospecting and panning experience. California Gold Region 3 has many physical variations, such as desert, mountains, canyons, valleys, dry washes and beautiful streams.
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