Erskine Creek District

Publication Info:
Gold Districts of California
Bulletin 193 California Division of Mines and Geology 1976
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Related: Where to Find Gold in California

Erskine Creek is a northwest-flowing tributary of the Kern River in northeast Kern County, a few miles to the southeast of Isabella. The district includes the area known as the Pioneer district. Gold and varying amounts of silver, antimony, tungsten, copper, and uranium have been recovered here. The principal sources of gold have been the Glen Olive mine, which has yielded $500,000, and the Iconoclast mine. Other properties include the Golden Bell, Laurel, Valley View, Faust, and King Solomon mines. Two northwest-trending roof pendants of pre-Cretaceous metamorphic rocks are surrounded by Mesozoic granitic rock. The ore deposits consist of quartz veins containing free gold and varying amounts of sulfides.

Troxel, B. W., and Morton, D. K., 1962, Kern County, Erskine Creek district: California Div. Mines and Geology, County Rept. 1, pp. 31-32.

Tucker, W. B., and Sampson, R. J., 1933, King Solomon mine: California Div. Mines Rept. 29, pp. 312-313.

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