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Madera County California

The total gold production of Madera County through 1959 is calculated at 90,000 ounces. Along the Fresno, Chowchilla, and San Joaquin rivers, there were many dredging operations for its placer gold content from discovery years until now. Near the town of Coarsegold, many area lode gold mines are hidden back in oak-covered hills. North of Coarsegold, by 2 miles, there are old mine dumps with gold showings. Northeast of Coarsegold, by 5 miles, there are area gold quartz mines, and on dumps gold showings. Near the Hildreth area extending to Grub Gulch, there are quartz mines that contain lode gold. Near Raymond, you will find the Mount Raymond district. The Star Mine produced gold with lead.

CHOWCHILLA RIVER

Chowchilla River is said to be rich in placer gold.

FISH CREEK

Fish Creek is located in the North Fork district and contains many area lode gold mines and placer operations.

FRESNO RIVER

Fresno River is said to contain placer gold.

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER

San Joaquin River is said to contain placer gold.

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