The history and geology of the Mother Lode Gold Country of California were well documented in numerous government mineral resource surveys throughout the century. Placer Gold Deposits of the Sierra Nevada compiles data from those reports, long unavailable, in a concise, convenient edition that concentrates on placer gold, hydraulic, and drift mines, giving location information as well as history and past production figures. Covering the mines of the Mother Lode, it also includes the other gold-producing counties of the southern and northern Sierra Nevada range, and the dredging areas of the American, Feather and Yuba Rivers. More than twenty county maps complete this valuable guide to prospecting the Gold Country of California. Contents include maps and information on mining districts and mines and mining operations in the follow counties: Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Kern County, Lassen County, Madera County, Mariposa County, Merced County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Sacramento County, Sierra County, Stanislaus County, Tehama County, Tuolume County, and Yuba County. Legislation and regulations pertinent to placer mining in California and contact information for regulating agencies are presented in 3 appendices. A two page bibliography of sources and cited publications is also provided.
Placer Gold Deposits of the Sierra Nevada