Cottonwood 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

Cottonwood Creek, which forms the southwest border of Shasta County and is a tributary to the upper Sacramento River, has yielded substantial amounts of gold. Its principal tributaries, Crow, Antelope, Dry, and Roaring River Creeks, also have been productive. During the 1930s, the area was worked by both dragline and bucket-line dredges. Digging depths were mostly 10 feet or less.

Princess Hydraulic Mine, Shasta County

Averill, C. V., 1938, Gold dredging in Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties: California Div. Mines Rept. 34, pp. 96-126.

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