Located at township 3N and Range 10E, along the Calaveras River, you will find the Jenny Lind district which had large scale dredge and dragline operations, with and estimated production of over 1,000,000 ounces of placer gold.Camanche district, in NW part of county, had a total production estimated at 1,000,000 ounces, along the Mokelumne River there were huge, bucket type dredge operations with rich placer gold.
CALAVERAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIAAfter placer gold was discovered in 1849, rich lode veins were opened in 1850 above the placer workings.Try your luck gold prospecting and gold panning at the these Northern and Southern CALIFORNIA locations. Park is three miles north of Sonora off Highway 49. Hangtown's Gold Bug Park & Mine: A 61.5-acre park in Placerville, 2635 Goldbug Lane. This county produced approximately 6,500,000 ounces of placer gold and 7,700,000 ounces of lode gold. The richest area in this county is about 1 mile wide across the west central part of the county from the south to the north.Scroll all the way down the page for more free California Prospecting and Gold Panning Info NEED MAPS OR BOOKS WITH WITH PLACES TO GO PANNING IN CALIFORNIA? Columbia State Historic Park: Look for Matelot Gulch Mining Co. The Old Eureka Mine had the deepest shaft in America at 1,3500 feet deep and it was the largest producer in the mother lode in the early days.Campo Seco district, located at township 4N and 5N and range 10E, in northwest part of county had a total production around 70,000 ounces.All the area tributary stream gravels contain rich placers.The town of Magalia located in north central part of county, production from 1932 - 1959 was 15,976 ounces of placer gold.The Magalia Tertiary gravel deposits produce placer gold. AMADOR COUNTY, California Gold Panning & Gold Prospecting Amador County was the most productive of "The Mother Lode" counties. Even today, gold mining continues on a large scale. The state has produced over 150 million ounces of gold with most of that being produced in "The Mother Lode" placer mining areas.On Cherokee Flat, alluvial gravel deposits contain placer gold.Oroville district, in south part of county, along the Feather River, had a total production between 1903-59, of 1,964,130 ounces.