The information given below is based on that which can be found in our new gold/gem folios. If you would like some of these gold/gem maps for your own, CLICK HERE.
Washington's gold production has been steadily increasing year by year. It has the third largest lode mine in the US. It is all a state with many placer areas some of which are listed below.
The sites are listed by county. These are just a few of the sites which are imprinted on the maps.
BENTON COUNTY - Placers at Columbia River bars.
CHELAN COUNTY - BLEWETT district - at Peshastin Creek and Culver Gulch in
....south-central area. CHELAN LAKE - at Holden, Lucerne and S to Pyramid Mtn - Rex mine.
....WENATCHEE - 2 miles W of Wenatchee Hts - Gold King mine. Placers at Chiwawa,
....Columbia, Entiat and Wenatchee River bars - at Bridge, Negro and Railroad Creeks.
CLALLAM COUNTY - Placers at Cedar Creek, Ozette Beach, Sand Point, Shi Shi Beach
....and Yellow Banks.
CLARK COUNTY - Placers at South Fork of Lewis River.
FERRY COUNTY - REPUBLIC district - at Republic - Lone Pine and Knob Hill (#3 in
....US mines). Placers at Columbia, Kettle and Sandspoil River bars - at Bridge Creek, Danville.
GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY - Placers at Cow, Damons Points - at Point Brown and the
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Placers at Ruby Beach.
KING COUNTY - Placers at Denny and Money Creeks - at Tolt River
KITTITAS COUNTY - SWAUK district - at Liberty and 10 miles to the east. Placers at Cle
....Elum, Columbia, Teanaway and Yakima River bars - at Manastash, Naneum and Swauk
....Creeks - at Liberty.
OKANOGAN COUNTY - CASCADE district - 12 miles NW from Republic - Bodie and
....Wauconda mines. METHOW - at Methow - Hidden Treasure, Bolinger, Friday and
....Highland Light mines. MYERS CREEK - at Chewsaw. ORVILLE-NIGHTHAWK - between
....Palmer Mtn., Oroville and Cordell. Placers at Columbia River bars - at Methow and
....Similkameen Rivers - at Mary Ann, Myers and Squaw Creeks - at Oroville, Wauconda
PACIFIC COUNTY - Placers at Fort Canby.
PEND OREILLE COUNTY - Placers at Pend Oreille River bars - at Russian and
PIERCE COUNTY - Placers at Silver Creek.
SKAGIT COUNTY - Placers at Skagit River.
SKAMANIA COUNTY - Placers at Camp and McCoy Creeks - at Texas Gulch.
SKOHOMISH COUNTY - MONTE CRISTO district - at Monte Cristo. SILVERTON -
....at Silverton. Placers at Sultan River, Granite Falls and Darrington.
STEVENS COUNTY - ORIENT district - 2 to 5 miles E from Orient, 8 miles long
....N to S - First Thought and Napoleon mines. Placers at Columbia and Kettle River bars
....at Kettle and Meyers Falls - at Orient, Northport, Marcus.
WHATCOM COUNTY - MOUNT BAKER district - N from Mt Baker near Glacier -
....Boundary Red Mountain and Lone Jack mines. SLATE CREEK - between Jack
....Mountain, Devils Dome and Okanogan Cty line - Gold Ridge, Eureka and Mammoth
....mines. Placers at Silesia, Ruby and Slate Creeks - at Mount Baker and Acme.
WHITMAN COUNTY - Placers at Snake River bars.
YAKIMA COUNTY - Placers at American River - at Surveyors and Morse Creeks.
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