Where to Find Gold in California

With over 22,000 historical mine locations in the USGS MRDS database of mines, California has more gold mines that the next top four gold states combined. California was also the largest gold producing state up to 1965 with over 100 million ounces produced. In recent decades other states have overtaken California in total gold production,

WMH Gold Maps for Google Earth Pro are designed to locate areas with high potential for finding placer gold. One feature of these maps is the highlighting of townships that contain both active placer mining claims and historical gold mines. The screenshot above is from the Arizona Gold Map and shows gold-bearing PLSS townships roughly

WMH Mines Explorer Pro

The Western Mining History Mines Explorer Pro is an interactive map that displays over 116,000 mines from the USGS MRDS database, lode and placer claims by PLSS section centers, mining towns, and mining district information. The Mines Explorer Pro is available to Mines level premium members. Note: The Mines Explorer Pro loads approximately 45 megabytes

Western Mining History Gold Explorer

The Western Mining History Gold Explorer is an interactive map designed to assist in the location of both historic and modern gold districts in the Western United States. The Gold Explorer is available to Premium Members Members: Access the WMH Gold Explorer The Gold Explorer locates all the mines from the USGS MRDS database that