Picks & Pans: Gold Mining on Joie Osgood Ranch
January 2000 by Lowell AhartButte County, California—On January 29, 1978, Peter and I received permission from Joie Osgood to pan and look for gold on her property. The 3800 acre property was located about four miles northeast of Honcut, Butte County, California.
For obvious reasons southern California is not known historically for its gold mines. Gold production was concentrated heavily in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the northern part of the state. However, the high mountainous region of eastern San Diego County was the site of a number of productive hardrock gold mines, notably in the late 19th century.
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I was informed, in a less than friendly manner, that I can only camp on the claim for 14 days of every 90.
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