Gold has been recovered from the Tehachapi Mountains a few miles south of the town of that name in south-central Kern County. Most of it came from the Pine Tree mine, which was active from 1876 to 1907 and had a reported total production of $250,000. The gold occurs in faulted and sheared quartz veins in granitic rocks. Scheelite also occurs locally in the quartz veins.
Troxel, B. W., and Morton, P.K., 1962, Kern County, Tehachapi district: California Div. Mines and Geology County Rept. 1, p. 52.