Scott Bar 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

Scott Bar is on the lower Scott River in Siskiyou County a few miles south of Hamburg, where the Scott joints the Klamath River. John Scott discovered gold here in 1850. The district was an important center during the early days when the river and older bench gravels were extensively mined. The Quartz Valley mine just east of town has been worked on a large scale both by hydraulicking and as a lode mine. At this property the gold occurs in thin stringers or lenses of quartz and calcite in micaceous schist. A number of rich pockets have been found in this district.

Brown, G. C., 1916, Siskiyou County, Scott Bar district: California Min. Bur. Rept. 14, pp. 823-824.

O'Brien, J. C., 1947, Siskiyou County, Quartz Hill mine: California Jour. Mines and Geology, vol. 43, p. 447.

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