Old Northfork Nos. 1 & 2

The Old Northfork Nos. 1 & 2 is a gold mine located in Madera county, California at an elevation of 7,680 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Old Northfork Nos. 1 & 2  

State:  California

County:  Madera

Elevation: 7,680 Feet (2,341 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 37.5069, -119.34500

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Satelite View

MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.

Satelite image of the Old Northfork Nos. 1 & 2

Old Northfork Nos. 1 & 2 MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Old Northfork Nos. 1 & 2
Secondary: Juniper Mill Site


Primary: Gold


State: California
County: Madera

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): MINE ALSO IN SEC. 16; MILLSITE IS IN SEC. 10.


Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES FILES (WFOC).

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