San Bernardino County, California Mines

Of the over 3,000 USGS mine records in San Bernardino County, 1,585 list gold as a primary commodity. The rest report a wide array of commodities, including silver, lead, zinc, and copper.

WMH Mine Discovery Tools for Google Earth are available for San Bernardino county

San Bernardino County California mine distribution
Image from the WMH Mine Discovery Tools for Google Earth illustrates gold mine distribution in San Bernardino County

According to the USGS, "Gold deposits are scattered throughout San Bernardino County. They occur in the Slate Range in the northwest, the Whipple Mountains in the southeast, the San Gabriel Mountains in the southwest, and the Clark Mountain area in the northeast" - read the full USGS report on San Bernardino gold mines here.

San Bernardino County California mine distribution
Image from the WMH Mine Discovery Tools for Google Earth illustrate the mining features of the Clark district

About the MRDS Mines Database:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

All 3,161 mines in San Bernardino County, California

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