There were 38 lode mines and 5 placer mines reported in Pend Oreille County up until 1959. Probably the most likely places to prospect would be on the Pend Oreille River and its Tributary, Sulivan Creek, above Metaline Falls.
Browns Lake Placers
In Township 34N Range 44E at the east end of Brown’s Lake, in the NW 1/4 NE 1/4 section 24, is the location of the Browns Lake Placers.
In section 2 Township 39N Range 45E, is the Deemer Mine. It consisted of 5 claims, that used open cuts. Most of the open cuts are caved in now. This was a lode mine.
Farmer Jones Mine
Out of Newport 4 miles, in Pine Canyon, is the Farmer Jones Mine and Mill. It produced lode gold.
In section 24, Township 31N Range 44E, is the location of the Gilbert Mine. This mine processed free milling gold in quartz.
In section 14 Township 30N Range 43E, 1 mile from road, is the Hansen Mine. It produced copper, lead, zinc and a by product of gold.
Harvey Bar Placer
On the Pend Oreille River, .5 miles west of Slate Creek Road, in the north center section 26 Township 40N R43E, is the location of the Harvey Bar Placer Mine.
In Township 34N Range 44E in section 26 SE 1/4 NW 1/4, is the Isabella Mine. It produced lode gold with copper and silver.
In Township 30N Range 43E, on the main highway, in section 24, is the Nevell Mine. It produced lode gold and silver.
On the east side of the Pend Oreille River, just below mount of the Z Canyon gorge, 2.5 miles west of Crescent Lake, is the location of the Schierding Placer. This placer was worked using a dragline dredge and produced some nice nuggets.
Placer gold can be found near the southeast corner of section 19 township 39N range 43E, in a draw near Schultz’s Cabin. This was the location of The Schultz Placer.
Sullivan (O’Sullivan) Creek Placer
On Sullivan Creek, near Metaline Falls, is the Sullivan Creek Placer. Nuggets up to 2 ounces have been found here.
In section 22 Township 30N Range 44E, is the Sunrise Mine. It was a lode gold and silver mine.
In the northeast 1/4 section 24 Township 30N Range 43E, is the Wold Mine. It was a lode gold producer.