Golden Fleece Tunnel (California)

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Coordinates: 39°11′09″N 120°37′02″W / 39.185735°N 120.617152°W / 39.185735; -120.617152 The Golden Fleece Tunnel, is a gold mining site in the Westville gold mining district in Placer County, California.[1] [2] The mine is located 2 miles northeast of the former mining town Westville, California, north to the Foresthill Divide Road. It has a 3,000 ft (910 m) tunnel and was operated successfully by the Golden Fleece Mining and Milling Company (New York).[3] [4] The mine is no longer in operation. Other nearby mines are the Hogsback Tunnel and the Union Tunnel.

Other Golden Fleece mines include:


  1. ^ Logon, C. A. (1936). Gold mines of Placer County, Placer Mines. pp. 49–96. California Division of Mines Report 32. 
  2. ^ Clark, William B. (1970). Gold districts of California. pp. 130. Sacramento, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletion no. 193. 
  3. ^ G. Spaulding & Co. (1885). Gold mines and mining in California : a new gold era dawning on the state. pp. 270–271. 
  4. ^ House documents, otherwise publ. as Executive documents: 13th congress, 2d session-49th congress, 1st session, United States congressional serial set, 1832, p. 128.