Wheatland 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 is a small placer-mining district in the viciniry of the town of Wheatland on the lower Bear River in western Placer and southern Yuba Counties. During the gold rush placer gold was recovered from the creeks and streams. During the 1930s gold was recovered from the gossan by cyanidation at the Dairy Farm copper mine a few miles to the east and by drag line dredging in some of the ravines.

Lindgren, Waldemar, and Turner, H. W., 1895, Smartsville folio: U.S. Geol. Survey Geol. Atlas of the U.S., folio 18, 6 pp.

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