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The Trail Creek Gold Mines
6-contiguos unpatented mining claims - 920 combined acres
Salmon River Mining District - Siskiyou County, CA
In a region highly prized for its richness in gold
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Note: This map is accurate for illustrative purposes only. The full legal description of these gold properties is on public record at the Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento, CA.
Fifteen previously identified prospects are included within this collection...
Excerpt re; The Trail Creek Gold Mine properties;
"A short time prior to the Government Limiting Order L-208, closing all gold mines, the vein of gold-bearing ore in Trail Creek tunnel #2 was seven feet wide, a large increase over the four-foot width in the upper tunnel" >more...
Further re; the Fortune, Bull Calf, Frost King, & June Bride mines - The original Highland gold mines;
"Due to the topography of the area, it will be found that the highest point on the Frost King claim is about 750 feet above Trail Creek Tunnel No.1, at which point the vein is exposed in an open cut and has a width of 20 inches; northwesterly, and at an elevation 200 feet lower, this same vein has a width in excess of 5 feet, and shows values believed to be sufficient to produce profitable milling ore". >more...
TRAIL CREEK PLACER
all along the creek coming from the mines
THE SHORT MINES;
placer & quartz
ENTRANCE FROM HWY 93
FOLLOW TRAIL CREEK UP TO THE TRAIL CREEK MINES
Original Mines' Locations
The Trail Creek Mines Group, (outlined in blue below), was considered the "best prospect in the district" by the California State Mining Bureau of engineers. Veins of ore were running up to 7ft. wide a short time prior to the Government Limiting Order L-208 (closing all gold mines in 1942) The later acquired, Bull Calf, Frost King, Original Highland Gold Mines Group (outlined in orange) were reported as being identical in values as the Trail Creek Mines.
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