Dos Palmas 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

Dos Palmas is in the Orocopia Mountains northeast of the Salton Sea. Some mining was done here in the 1890s, and the area has been prospected since. Several narrow gold-quartz veins occur in gneiss, schist, and granitic rocks. There have been considerable shearing and faulting in the area; the San Andreas fault zone extends southeast along the side of the Salton Sea.

Charity, Dos Palmas, Fish, Free Coinage, Messenger.

Merrill, F. J. H., 1919, Riverside County, gold: California Min. Bur. Rept. 15, p. 541.

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