Rademacher 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

This district is in northeastern Kern County about 15 miles north of Randsburg and five miles south of Ridgecrest. It was organized in the 1890s, and the most active period was in the early 1900s.

The area is underlain by Mesozoic granitic rocks containing small pendants of metamorphic rocks and cut by many dikes. Acidic dikes arc most common to the east but become more basic to the west. Numerous faults are present. A number of narrow, north-trending quartz veins often cut the dikes. The ore contains free gold with varying amounts of sulfides and manganese oxide. Milling-ore usually averages 1/2, ounce or less of gold per ton, and the ore shoots usually are narrow with short stoping lengths.

Apple Green, Bellflower, Broken Axle, Butte, Crown Cons., Gold Bug, Gold Pass, Hillside, Huntington, Indian Wells Valley, Jerry, Lehigh Valley, Lost Keys, Northern View, Prize, Rademacher, Red Wing, Stardust, Star Lode, Stellar Group, Townsend, Vera Queens, White Star, Wildcat, Yellow Treasure.

Troxel, B. W., and Morton, P. K., 1962, Kern County, Rademacher mining district: California Div. Mines and Geology, County Rept. 1, pp. 46-47.

Tucker, W. S., and Sampson, R. J., 1933, Kern County, Rademacher mining district: California Diy. Mines Rept. 29, pp. 284-285.

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