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Ventura County California

Piru Creek

Reported By: Bob DeAscentis

Dear Tom, I just thought I would drop you a suggested prospecting site in southern California. It's the Piru Creek area in the Los Padres National Forest. You might be familiar with it. It is located just north of Los Angeles in the Gorman Region on Interstate 5 in Ventura county. I hope you add this to your list, as this is a very scenic and accessible area for the Southern California Prospector. It is a year-round creek good for panning and sluicing. The gold is a fine flake with an occasional nugget.

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