Kimshew 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

The Kimshew mining district is in northeastern Butte County and northwestern Plumas County about 10 miles northeast of Stirling City. It includes the Golden Summit area to the north.

There are a number of moderate-sized deposits of Tertiary and Pleistocene gravel that have been mined both by hydraulicking and drifting and a few narrow gold-quartz veins. Bedrock consists of slate and amphibolite to the west and a granitic stock to the east.

Brown, Carr, Cash Entry, Gallagher and Perkins lode, Golden Summit, Little Johnnie, Ream and Burnside, Reese and Jones, Snow, Wescott.

Diller, J. S., 1895, Lassen Peak folio: U.S. Geol. Survey Geol. Atlas of the U.S., folio 15, 4 pp.

Turner, H. W., 1898, Bidwell Bar folio: U.S. Geol. Survey Geol. Atlas of the U.S., folio 43, 6 pp.

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