Gold was first reported about one hundred and twenty five years ago, near where Steimle stood, in what proved to be the largest and richest placer deposit in the southeastern corner of the state. In fact, Arizonas placer mining industry had its official beginning with the discovery of gold along the flanks of the nearby Quijotoa Mountains.
GOLD DEPOSITS NEAR QUARTZSITE, ARIZ. 49 this wash is imconsolidated, but placer operators report that on the eastern slopes of the Dome Eock Mountains a cemented wash is over lain by incoherent material, and Bancroft reports that the placer workings in the Plomosa Mountains are in a conglomerate of theFile Size: 1MB
Just about any dry gulch in this area will produce some gold. Another good area near Quartzsite is the La Paz placers on the western side of the Dome Rock Mountains. The richest area is around Goodman Wash, La Paz Wash, and the general area between La Paz Mountain and I 10.