Taylorsville 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

This district is part of the Crescent Mil!s-Taylorsville-Genesee gold belt of east-central Plumas County. It has not been as productive as the other two districts in this belt. The general region was first mined during the gold rush, and there has been intermittent prospecting and development work ever since. It was named for J. T. Taylor, who built a mill and hotel there in 1852.

The Taylorsville area is underlain by a series of northwest-trending belts of Paleozoic and Mesozoic metamorphic rocks, serpentine, and granodiorite. The gold-bearing quartz veins are narrow and strike in a northwest direction. The veins usually occur in and near the granodiorite. The ore contains free gold and varying amounts of pyrite and chalcopyrIte.

Buster, California, Deadman, Iron Dike, King Solomon (placer), Pettinger, Premium $180,000.

Averill, C. V., 1937, Plumas County, gold: California Div. Mines Rept. 33, pp. 103-124.

Diller, J.S., 1908, Geology of the Taylorsville region, California: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 353, 128 pp.

Diller, J. S., 1909, Mineral resources of the Indian Valley region: U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 260, pp. 45--49.

Mac Boyle, Errol, 1920, Plumas County, Taylorsville

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