Gold mining in kern county california

The Amalie Mine was a major producer, but there were several other area mines that produced lode gold.

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Green Mountain District If you head southeast by dirt road to Bodfish, the Green Mountain district located on the west slope of the Piute Mountains and the edge of Kelsey Valley on the east side of mountains, you will find the Bright Star Mine, which had production around, 34, ounces of lode gold.

Cove District In Kernville, located in township 25S. It produced free gold, associated with arsenopyrite. Also in area quartz mines, there was some lode gold. West in township 26S. There were numerous area Mines that produced lode gold. If you go southwest by 4 miles in township 10N and 11N and range 11W, 12W, and 13W, you will find the Rosamond-Mohave district, that had total production,ounces of gold plus silver.

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West of Rosamond several miles, you will find the Tropico Mine, it was a major producer into s. Many other area mines around adjacent Wheeler Springs produced lode 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. There are major mines in the area. Rand District 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 theounces of gold is from the Kern County half, with silver as a by product.

The Yellow Aster Mine was the largest producer, and many other area mines produced lode gold. If you go northwest 9 miles, in Goler Gulch, the placer deposits were worked The Yellow Aster Mine that was equipped with a 30 stamp mill.

The Mojave nugget, which weighs ounces was unearthed near Randsburg using a metal detector in Kern County. The ounce Mojave Nugget.