Gold Prospecting Research Material for California
This page is a work in progress, with direct links to downloadable reports helpful to prospectors in California.
The Tertiary Gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California by
1911 USGS Professional Paper 73
A California geology classic. An account of the Tertiary formations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the origin and distribution of the gold-bearing (auriferous) gravels.
Gold Districts of California by
William B. Clark
1970 California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 193
A relatively up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the gold deposits of California.