Our Whitlock Ravine Dream Placer claim is located in the famous Meadow Valley Gold District. This district is located in west-central Plumas County, and is about 8 miles west of Quincy. Historically, this mining district was mined from the early gold rush days through the early nineties and is still being actively mined today.
Geology- The east portion of the district is underlain by quartzite, slate, schist, limestone, amphibolite and serpentine. Meadow Valley is covered by Pleistocene lake beds. Granite lies to the west. There are a number of scattered patches of auriferous Tertiary gravel, in the vicinity of and northwest of Spanish Ranch, were mined by hydraulicking and drifting. The Pleistocene lake gravels also yielded some gold. The only source of lode gold was the Diadem mine.
Work Cited: “Gold Districts of California” Edition 193. William B. Clark. 1998