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.