Gold at Quartzville, Oregon
June 1999 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe site of the old mining camp of Quartzville is 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, Oregon, via a road which is paved for much of the distance. It is located in mountainous terrain along the west slope of the rugged Cascade Range, with elevations ranging from 1,600 to over 4,000 feet.
...it was impossible not to notice the absence of many junior mining companies that were present last year. Due to the dual circumstances of the world’s credit problems along with the steep declines in base metals prices, many of them, unfortunately, have simply gone broke and closed their doors. Others are so strapped for cash...
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Anyone who has found a patch knows the difficulties involved. Those who haven’t can guess, and with any effort will soon realize it.
Mike and I each selected a side of the creek and started to work our way upstream. We both worked the water and sides of the creek, and better than half the gold found in this area is in the water.
This year the State Gold Panning Championships were held August 24-27, at the California State Fair, sponsored by the Motherlode Goldhounds and Cal Expo.
In 1849, the story spreading around the Barnes Store (on the North Fork of the American near Colfax, California) was about some rich diggings being found up in the hills going east, and not very far up the ridge according to some accounts.
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