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165 with few pine groves near top. Gold diggings in lava drift on top -- River gold drift at foot Sketch: Lava A, granite, Lava, slate Sec (Longtiludinal [Longitudinal]) of ridge |o| [between] Mid & south branch of Mid Fork, above Hartmanns Bar, Lava at A about 400 ft [feet] thick Elevation of ridge about from 4000 to 4700, for 3 miles of length, Spanish Pk [Peak], Mtn [mountain] on head of Mid feather timbered to top, about 8000 ft [feet]?

166 N [North] Fork of Feather "3 times more water than Mid fork & rises mostly in large springs in Big Meadows. "One Fork of Mid Fork heads around American Riv [River] within a few miles of Donner Lake region" Jack Delap Sketch: Lost Crk, Pinkard Crk, S Fork, Rock Crk, Fall R, Cascade Crk, Pinkard Crk, S Branch Mid Fork Ridge 4000 ft [feet] high containing [heavy] deposits of gold drift 100 ft [feet] deep at Dodsons mostly ancient lava bowlders Can [canon] of S [South] Fork near mouth of Rock Crk [Creek] about 1200 ft [feet] deep -- of the others about 500

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