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Tulare County California

Tulare County had more than 60 lode mines, but only those in the White River District (discovered in 1853) produced a large amount of gold. The total gold production for this county was about 21,000 ounces. It had two districts, the Mineral King District and the White River district, that produced gold. Many area prospects made lode gold in arsenopyrite deposits in the Mineral King District. In the White River District, there were many many that produced lode gold. South of Porterville by 30 miles, on the middle fork of the Tule River, many small copper mines had a by-product of gold. South of Porterville, 11 miles, you will find the Deer Creek Mine. This mine was a silver mine that had a by-product of gold.

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