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Santa Monica Mountains
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Robert Murata
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27 Jun 2019 10:18 PM
    Anyone know if any mining every occurred in the Santa Monica Mountains? What little info is in web is zero so far, a knew a guy about 10 years ago who worked for the state and he indicated that they did some bore samples along side of road it contained a bit of gold. Any thoughts or comments appreciated.
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    28 Jun 2019 06:01 PM
    Try downloading a PDF copy of the CA State Minerologist’s report from the early 1900’s. If there were any significant discoveries up until that time, it would be listed there.
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    28 Jun 2019 06:12 PM
    Great idea, thanks
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    28 Jun 2019 06:18 PM
    Many miners underreported what they found or didnt report anything at all. Are you going to give away your favorite fishing hole or spot on the ocean. No. Back then times were more ruthless and cutthroat and people surely didnt want to pay taxes. Large finds back then were not possible to keep quiet about also, if it was a real mine. Most old reports are those from the USGS geologists sent out to get information.
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    28 Jun 2019 06:37 PM
    Was not asking for specific location, just question out of curiosity. I happen to live just below this mountain range, so just curious.
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    28 Jun 2019 07:01 PM
    You might have misunderstood my note....I was only implying that its very hard to find old records that were mostly accurate. After all the best way to find gold is to be in areas where gold was found, and get out and study the geology to give yourself the best chance. SMM our not quite in the known gold belt of CA.
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    02 Jul 2019 10:49 PM
    No worries, I don’t believe there is any gold in these mountains at least along the coast. Gold is where you find it. Poop
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    31 Jul 2019 05:18 PM
    I did finally get this report from UCLA Archives and there is no mention of Gold in those mountains.
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