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Gold Districts of California


District County Type Production
($ millions)
Grass Valley  Nevada Lode 300+ 
Jackson-Plymouth  Amador Lode 180 
Hammonton  Yuba  Dredge field  130+ 
Folsom  Sacramento  Dredge field 125 
Columbia  Tuolumne  Placer  87 
La Porte  Plumas  Placer  60+ 
Oroville  Butte  Dredge Field  55 
Nevada City  Nevada  Lode and placer  50+ 
Alleghany  Sierra  Lode and placer  50+
French Gulch Shasta-Trinity  Lode and placer  30+ 
Bodie Mono  Lode 30+
Sierra City  Sierra  Lode  30
Angels Camp Calaveras Lode and placer 30
Jamestown Tuolumne Lode 30 
Placerville El Dorado Placer and lode 27+ 
Carson Hill  Calaveras  Lode 27 
Magalia  Butte Placer 25 +
Big Oak Flat Tuolumne Placer and  lode 25 +
Forest Hill Placer Placer 25 +
Mojave Kern  Lode 23 
Iowa Hill Placer Placer 20+
Rand Kern Lode 20+
Soulsbyville Tuolumne Lode 20
Snelling Merced Dredge Field 17
Poker Flat Sierra Placer 15 +

Excerpt from: Gold Districts of California, by: W.B. Clark, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 193, 1970. 

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