Grant County Washington

Electric City

East of Electric City by .5 miles, in section 14 T28N R30E at the foot of the east wall of Grand Coolee, is the location of The Electric City Mine. It was a beryllium, bismuth, molybdenum and silver mine that had a by-product of a small amount of gold. In the southwest corner of section 14, in floor of Grande Coolee, is the Hope No. 1 Mine.


In section 22 R18N T23E, southeast of George, to the Columbia River, in the gravel and terrace along the Columbia River you can find placer gold.

Priest Rapids

In sections 10 and 11 T13N R24E, in the far southwest corner of Grant county, near toll bridge junction of route 24 and 243, is the Chinaman’s Bar Placers. The river gravels yield placer gold.