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San Luis Obispo County California

As listed in a reprint from the Friends of the Adobes, Post Office Box 326 San Miguel, CA 93451. A reprint of the History of San Luis Obispo County by Thompson & West, 1883. Pages 246 through 254. Also, gold has been found and mined mostly in the flour variety throughout the County. Only three locations have produced sizable nuggets. Mostly West of Paso Robles, in the Mountain Country. A lot of it is private. Some are National Forest. (Los Padres National Forest). Just to the Northern Outside Boundary of the County in Monterey County and to the Eastern Boundary of San Luis meets the Kings & Kern County line, Nuggets have been found on Private Cattle Ranches for years. On JACK RANCH, now owned by the Hearst Corp., there is a butte behind the Headquarters, known as Gold Hill, for a good reason. The Mission Padres of San Miguel Mission (7 miles north of Paso Robles) and Mission Indians mined gold there around 1805. Gold has been found North of there in the Castle Mountains, also known to the locals as Kings Peak.

La Panza Area

Reported by: Dr. Sluice

An abandoned town/mining district east of Pozo, CA. San Juan Creek and its tributaries. It's called the La Panza district, but no town of La Panza there today. Mostly flour gold. Two GPAA claims in the area.

PS - The area west of Mission San Antonio (Hwy 101) and east of Ragged Point (Hwy 1)is an old mining district called Los Burros, but it's mostly private.

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