Laguna Mountains 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

The Laguna Mountains are in east-central San Diego County east of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and 55 miles east of San Diego. A considerable number of claims have been located here, but the principal gold source has been the Noble mine, which yielded more than $60,000 between 1888 and 1914. The district was prospected during the 1920s and 1930s. The ore deposits consist of narrow north-striking gold-quartz veins in shear zones in mica schist, gneiss, and quartz diorite. This district is at the southeast end of the same belt that includes the Julian-Banner and Cuyamaca districts.

Weber, F. Harold, Jr., 1963, San Diego County, gold: California Div. Mines and Geology County Rept. 2, pp. 115-167.

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