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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 Waldemar Lindgren
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.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/0073/report.pdf

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.
https://ia600301.us.archive.org/24/items/golddistrictsofc00clarrich/golddistrictsofc00clarrich.pdf