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Yakima County Washington Gold

Yakima County Washington Gold

Most of the gold in Yakima County came from the far northwest corner of the county, along the boundary of Pierce County on the northeast side of Mount Rainier.

Summit District

The Summit district is located in township 16 and 17 N, range 10 and 11 E. Near the head of Morse Creek, is the Morse Creek Placer Mine. This mine was said to produce well in the early days and produced coarse to large gold nuggets. In T26N R11E in the NW 1/4 of section 4, the Elizabeth Gold Hill Mine, which produced lode gold, copper, lead and silver. In section 6 is the Highland Mine. In T17N R10E, in section 25, is the Black Hawk Mine. In T17N R11E in SW 1/4 section 29, is the Comstock Mine. Just west of the Comstock Mine is the Crown Point Mine. In the SW 1/4 section 31, is the Damfino Mine and in the S 1/2 , is the Gold Hill Mine 9 (on Morse Creek Rd.) Along the Cascade crest from Bear Gap to Crown Point, in section 31, is the Fife Mine, which has access by road up Morse Creek from Chinook Pass Hwy. and 1/2 mile by trail. In sections 4 and 5 are the Elizabeth Placer and the Gold Links Placer.

White Swan

Southwest of White Swan, across the Yakima Indian Reservation (get permission to enter at the agency) to the Klikitat River, in section 14 of T8N R12E, is the Surveyors Creek Placer. It was real productive.

Pierce County Washington Gold

Pierce County Washington Gold

The most likely spots to prospect are in the Eastern part of Pierce County. The White River and its tributary, Silver Creek would be my choices. Morse Creek or Silver Creek may be a good choices if you want to find bigger nuggets.

Campbell Mine

In the far east part of the county, adjacent to the Yakima County Line, in the Summit district, Township 17N Range 10E, on the south end of Crystal Mountain, at head of Silver Creek, is the Campbell Mine. it can be reached 3 miles by trail from the end of the Morse Creek Road. It consisted of 5 claims for lode gold.

Current Mine

In the far east part of the county, adjacent to the Yakima County Line, in the Summit district, Township 17N Range 10E Section 35, is the current Mine. It consisted of 9 claims that produced lode gold and silver.

Morse Creek Placers

In the far east part of the county, adjacent to the Yakima County Line, near the head of Morse Creek, is the location of the Morse Creek Placers.

Ogren Placer

In the far east part of the county, adjacent to the Yakima County Line, in the Summit district, Township 17N Range 10E Section 12, is the location of the Ogren Placer.

Silver Creek Mine

In the far east part of the county, adjacent to the Yakima County Line, in the Summit district, Township 17N Range 10E Section 25, is the location of the Silver Creek Mine. It can be reached by trail from end of road up Silver Creek. It was a lode gold mine.

Silver Creek Placers

In the far east part of the county, adjacent to the Yakima County Line, in the Summit district, Township 17N Range 10E Section 25 NE 1/4, is the location of the Silver Creek Placers. It produced coarse gold nuggets and was very productive.

Washington Cascade (New Deal) Mine

In the far east part of the county, adjacent to the Yakima County Line, in the Summit district, Township 17N Range 10E Section 25, is the location of the Washington Cascade Mine. It can be reached 7 miles by road from the Chinook Pass highway. It produced lode gold and silver.

  


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