Gold: Santa Cruz Island

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Gold: Santa Cruz Island



In the News~

November 1, 1875-June 30, 1875 [Stehman Forney, Annual Report, Santa Cruz Island]: “Gold-bearing quartz is found on the island. The proprietors have opened a tunnel 60 feet into the mountainside, some good specimens of quartz have been found, but as yet no paying ore has been obtained.”


October 10, 1885 [SBDP]: “The Ocean King, which took a party of mining prospectors to Santa Cruz Island a few days ago, is in port.”