North Fork of the American River, California – $89.95
This is an amazing map. Never before has California seen a map with so much key information
for prospectors consolidated and presented clearly with a few simple
From the cold waters of the American River up the steep canyons to the tertiary gravel
deposits at Iowa Hill, Foresthill, Gold Run and every hill in between, there has
been gold found throughout the drainage basin of the North Fork of the American
To put you on the path to this Gold, we dug deep to find the Old Maps of the Tertiary River
Channels and Gravel Beds. We located geologic folios, reports, studies and maps
to provide 7 map layers detailing the geology of these goldfields.
Historic gold locations are easily found with our custom map layer showing Mineral Patents
granted for Proven gold lands. A well-researched and documented mines layer
tells you where the mines are and details their history.
The North Fork of the American River watershed has thousands of acres of public land open to
prospect and claim. Included are map layers showing Land Ownership, current
Placer and Lode Claims, as well as Mineral Withdrawals for Power Sites and
With 70 selectable map layers designed for prospectors, a huge searchable database,
detailed reports & documents, tools for measuring & drawing, and GPS
capabilities, you have everything you need to print yourself a custom gold
The North Fork of the American River
Since gold was first discovered in California, prospectors have been digging, dredging,
dowsing, drilling, detecting and discovering gold along the American River. And
they still haven’t found it all.
Before you head up the canyon to find your share, you need to know the answer to a few
Where is the best place to look?
How can I get there?
Can I prospect and stake a claim there?
FootPrints was designed to help you answer these questions and more.
North Fork American FootPrint – All the Details
MinerDiggins has mapped in detail, 282 square miles or 180,500 acres of the North Fork of the American
River drainage basin. From Emigrant Gap and Snow Mountain in the northeast we
have followed the water all the way downstream to Auburn. The mapped area
includes Iowa Hill, Sailor Canyon, Yankee Jims, parts of Gold Run and the Forest
Hill Divide and lots of other famous gold bearing lands.
With 70 selectable map layers to choose from, you will see the North Fork of the American River in
whole new ways. Here is a just a sample of what map layers are available.
Especially for the Prospector:
Placer & Lode Claims, Mineral Withdrawals for Power
Sites, Reclamation Etc., Mineral Patents, Historic Places.
Base Layers: Aerial Imagery, Topo Maps, Shaded Relief and more.
Transportation:Roads, Rails & Trails
Land Status:Ownership, Patents, PLSS, & County Parcels
Hydrology: Rivers, Lakes & Streams, Water Basins and Flood
Geology: Tertiary Gravels, Local Geologic Maps & Reports, Historic Geologic
And by the way, did I mention the searchable database to help you find what you are looking
And…detailed geologic maps & reports, detailed mining history, land patent documents, actual
claims location filings. The list goes on.
FootPrints puts you miles ahead
on your pathway to the gold!