Silver King 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

Silver King is in southeastern Alpine County near the headwaters of Silver King Valley about 17 miles southeast of Markleeville. The area was prospected during the 1860s with apparently some production, but little or no mining has been done since. The country rock consists of slate, schist, and granite which in places are capped by andesite. A few bodies of schist contain disseminated pyrite, which in a few places is gold-bearing. Also there arc a few narrow quartz veins.

Bibliography
Eakle, A.S., 1919, Alpine County, Silver King district: California Min. Bur. Rept. 15, pp. 26-27.

Irelan, William, Jr., lB88, Silver King district: California Min. Bur. Rept. 8, p. 39.


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