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.
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.