Dedrick-Canyon Creek

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

These districts are in north-central Trinity County about 15 miles northwest of Weaverville. The bench gravels at Canyon Creek are very extensive and apparently were quite rich; hydraulic mines are almost continuous throughout its length of more than 12 miles. A few of the hydraulic mines have been worked in recent years.

Dedrick is a lode-gold district near the head of Canyon Creek. The mines were developed during the 1880s and 1890s and were active until the 1930s. The Alaska, with an output of $600,000, and the Globe Consolidated, with a total output of more than $700,000, have been the principal lode mines. Others include the Ralston, Maple, Silver Gray, and Mason and Thayer mines. The lode deposits consist of parallel quartz veins containing fine free gold with some sulfides. Country rock consists of hornblende schist with granitic stocks lying just to the north and east.

Dunn, R. L, 1893, Canon Creek district: California Min. Bur. Rept. 11, pp. 482-483.

Ferguson, H. G., 1914, Gold lodes of the Weaverville quadrangle: U.S. Geol Survey Bull. 540, pp. 22-79.

Logan. C.A., 1926, Trinity County, Globe Consolidated mine: Californio Min. Bur. Rept. 22, pp. 20-21.

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