Chowchilla 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

In recent years small amounts of placer gold have been mined from the lower Chowchilla River west of Raymond in western Madera County. The gold has been recovered by several small- to medium-sized floating suction dredges, which consist of pontoons that carry suction pumps and gold-recovery equipment. The river gravels range from 10 to as much as 35 feet in depth. This area was first placer-mined during the gold rush, when the Grub Gulch district to the northeast was active.

Logan, C. A., 1950, Madera County, gold: California Jour. Mines and Geology, vol. 46, pp. 453-456.

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