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El Dorado Co., California, USA

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McMillan, W.D. ( ), Preliminary Report on U.S. Chrome Mines, Pilliken Chrome District, El Dorado County; U.S. Bureau of Mines Preliminary Report, 13 pp. (August).

Taylor, Bayard (1854), El Dorado, appendix by T. Butler King: 201-247.

Shepard, Charles Upham (1872), On a meteoric iron lately found in El Dorado County, California: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 3: 438.

Goodyear, Watson Andrews (1873), Diamonds in El Dorado County, in Raymond, R.W., Fourth report on mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Mississippi, 1871: 27; …42nd. Congress, 2nd. session, H. Ex. Doc. 211 (1873).

Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1873a), On the meteoric iron found near Shingle Springs, El Dorado County, California: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 6: 18-22.

Mining and Scientific Press (1875), Quicksilver in El Dorado County: Mining and Scientific Press: 31: 118.

De Groot, Henry (1890), Alpine, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino Counties: California Mining Bureau (Report 10): 10: 96-97, 169-182, 209-218, 336-344, 518-539.

Kunz, George Frederick (1892), Octahedrite (anatase) near Placerville, El Dorado County: Mineralogical Magazine: 9: 395.

Preston, E.B. (1893), Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Monterey, Plumas, San Benito, Sierra, Tuolumne Counties, also Salton Lake: California Mining Bureau. (Report 11): 11: 139-178, 200-209, 241-242, 259-262, 323-333, 370-373, 387-393, 400-419, 493-513.

Fairbanks, Harold W. (1894), Geology of a section of El Dorado County: California Mining Bureau. (Report 12): 12: 479-481.

Lindgren, Waldemar & Henry Ward Turner (1894), Description of the gold belt, California; description of the Placerville sheet: USGS Geol. Atlas, Placerville folio (Folio No. 3) 3 pp.; […(abstract): Jour. Geol.: 4: 248-250 (1896)].

California State Mining Bureau (1902), (California Division of Mines and Geology): Register of mines and minerals with map (each county issued separately), El Dorado County.

Knight, C.Y. (1907), A curious occurrence of copper near Shingle Springs, El Dorado County, California: Mining and Scientific Press: 94: 242.

Watkins, S.L. (1917), El Doradoite: American Mineralogist: 2: 26.

Tucker, W. Burling & C.A. Waring (1919), El Dorado County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 15): 15: 271-308.

Haley, C.S. (1923) Gold placers of California. California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 92, 167 pp.

Logan, Clarence August (1926), El Dorado, Shasta and Trinity Counties: California Mining Bureau. (Report 22): 22: 1-67, 121-216, 397-452.

Logan, Clarence August (1934), Mother Lode Gold Belt of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 108, 221 pp.: 34.

Logan, Clarence August (1938), Mineral resources of El Dorado County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 34): 34(3): 206-280.

Ball, Sydney H. (1939), Gem stones: Minerals Yearbook, 1939: 1387.

Wells, F.G., Page, L.R., and James, H.L. (1940), Chromite deposits of the Pilliken area, El Dorado County, California: USGS Bulletin 922-O: 417-460.

Averill, C.V. (1946), Placer mining for gold in California: California State Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 135, 336 p.

Cox, M.W., D.G. Wyant & G.R. Heyl (1948), Geology of the Lilyama and Pioneer mines, El Dorado County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 144: 43-47.

Eric, J.C. (1948), Tabulation of Copper Deposits in California in: Copper in California: California Division of Mines Bulletin 144: 197-387.

Cater, F.W., Jr., G.A. Rynearson & D.H. Dow (1951), Chromite deposits of El Dorado County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 134, part 3, Chapter 4: 108-167.

Wiebelt, F.J., Sanborn, W.C., Trengrove, R.R., and Ricker, A.S. (1951) Investigaton of West Belt copper-zinc mines, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and Mariposa counties. U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4760, 62 pp.

Clark, Wm. B. & D.W. Carlson (1956), Mines and mineral resources of El Dorado County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 52(4): 369-591.

Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines (Report 53): 53(3&4): 353-724.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 86, 213, 305, 313, 368.

Moore, L. (1968), Gold resources of the Mother Lode Belt, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa counties, California: U.S. Bureau of Mines Technical Progress Report 5: 1-22.

U.S. Bureau of Mines (1968), Situation Report, Gold Resources of the Mother Lode Belt, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa Counties, California. Heavy Metals Program (April, 1968).

Clark, Wm. B. (1970a) Gold districts of California: California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 193.

Wetzel, N., Gale, G. (1980), The Pilliken Chromite Deposit El Dorado County, California, U.S. Bureau of Mines MAS Deposit Report, unpublished, June, 1980.

Scott, D. F. (1982) Mineral Investigation of the Dardanelles Roadless Area Review & Evaluation (RARE II) Areas (Nos. 4982 and 5982), Alpine and El Dorado Counties, California, MLA Open File Report 82-82.

Earhart, R. L. (1988), Geologic setting of gold occurrences in the Big Canyon area, El Dorado County, California: USGS Professional Paper 1576, 13 p.

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