San Francisco Beach 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

Gold occurs as fine grains in the black sands on the beach at San Francisco. From 1938 to 1950, gold was produced at the beach by people who used small washing plants. From 1938 to 1941, the recorded production was valued at about $13,000. The most productive part of the beach was south of the Fleishhacker Zoo, and the gold was most plentiful immediately after heavy winter storms. Several narrow goldbearing quartz veins have been found in metamorphic rocks in the general area.

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