Siskiyou County, California Mines

Siskiyou County, California is one of the West's top gold producing regions. With over 900 active placer claims, it makes number 9 on our list of top counties to find gold.

WMH Mine Discovery Tools for Google Earth are available for Siskiyou county

Mines and active mining claims in Siskiyou County California
This image from the WMH Mine Discovery Tools illustrates high density of mines and claims in Siskiyou County

Siskiyou County has 2,212 mine records in the USGS MRDS database. Gold mines are overwhelmingly the most common mine type, with 1,769 mines being listed with gold as a primary commodity.

Siskiyou County has eight gold mines that the USGS identifies as significant producers, which is notable given that it is not uncommon for many counties in the West to have no mines considered significant.

Siskiyou County contains 25 historically important gold mining districts.

Mines and active mining claims in Siskiyou County California
Siskiyou County has many active mining areas. Numbers like L5-P4 indicate 5 lode claims and 4 placer claims in that PLSS section (at the time the reference claim data was created). Image is from the WMH Mine Discovery Tools

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 2,211 mines in Siskiyou County, California

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