Gold Atlas of Rich Hill, Arizona

The Rich Hill area, also known as the Weaver II Mining District, has produced at least 100,000 ounces of placer gold and 80,000 ounces of lode gold. Placer and lode mining has occurred continuously at Rich Hill for almost 150 years. Yet many questions remain about the origin of this gold.

Did you know that placer gold from Antelope Creek is usually more silver-rich than placer gold from Weaver Creek? Did you know that Placer gold increases in purity as it moves further down Weaver Creek from Rich Hill? Have you ever wondered where the source is located for the placer gold in Weaver Creek?

Experienced nugget shooters and novices alike will find this atlas an invaluable field reference. This gold atlas presents over 70 color pictures of gold from Rich Hill, including many multi-ounce nuggets and specimens. It also presents valuable nugget purity and geochemical information that provides a fingerprint for the gold from different areas around Rich Hill. In many cases, this fingerprint identifies the lode source of the placer gold.

Historical photographs from around the district, old mining maps, ghost town map, and a large fold-out reference map will assist the reader with understanding the past and present of what is arguably called Arizonas Most Amazing Gold District.

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