Blue Mountain District

Posted July 16, 2009 in Gold Mining
Publication Info: Gold Districts of California Bulletin 193 California Division of Mines and Geology 1976 Table of Contents

Blue Mountain is in eastern Calaveras County about 10 miles southeast of West Point. A number of narrow quartz veins exist in granodiorite, schist, and hornfels. The ore bodies are small and irregular but contain extremely abundant sulfides. The quartz often has a dark color. The principal properties have been the Black Wonder, Gold King, and Heckendorn mines.

Clark, W. B., and Lydon, P. A., 1962, Calaveras County, lode gold mines: California Div. Mines and Geology County Rept. 2, pp. 32-76.

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