Willow 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 in southern Inyo County in the Black Mountains about 15 miles west of Shoshone and just east of Death Valley. The chief source of gold has been the Ashford mine, which has a reported output of $135,000, and the Confidence mine. A number of gold-copper-quartz veins occur in gneiss and schist. The deepest workings are about 375 feet. Some high-grade ore has been recovered. The old Ashford mill in Death Valley is now an historical exhibit.

Norman, L.A., Jr., and Stewart, R. M., 1951, Inyo County, Ashford and Confidence mines: California Jour. Mines and Geology, vol. 47, pp. 39-40.

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