Coarsegold 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

Location
This district is in east-central Madera County in the vicinity of the town of Coarsegold about 30 miles northeast of Madera. It is in the central portion of a 20-mile long belt that extends from Grub Gulch on the northwest to Fine Gold on the southeast. It includes part of the arca once known as the Potter Ridge district. Coarse and heavy placer gold was recovered from shallow deposits during the gold rush. Lode mining began in 1853, when the Texas Flat mine was discovered. The district has been intermittently mined and prospected ever since.

Geology
The area is underlain by medium to coarse-grained granodiorite with some narrow belts of slate and schist. A number of north-trending quartz veins that contain free gold and varying amounts of sulfides are enclosed in both the metamorphic and grantic rocks. The veins were mined to depths of 1000 feet.

Mines
Baker, Balfron, Daisy Bell, Five Oaks, Golden Road, Melvin, Morning Star, New Citizen, Texas Flat $200,000+.

Bibliography
Irelan, William, 1888, Texas Flat mine: California Min. Bur. Rept. 8, pp. 212-213.

Laizure, C. McK., 1928, Madera County, gold: California Div. Mines Rept. 54, pp. 324-328.

McLaughlin, R. P., and Bradley, W. W., 1916, Madera County, Texas Flat mine: California Min. Bur. Rept. 14, p. 551.


Page 1 of 1

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

Search

Recent Posts


Popular Tags

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Best Historical Photos Best Of Mining Era Structures Cemeteries Churches Gambling Towns Headframes Historical Commercial Buildings Historical Homes Hotels Mining Machinery Smelters Stamp Mills Victorian Homes Winter Scenes View All Tags