A gold belt overlaps from Linn County into Marion County and slightly into Clackamas County. Primary placer gold deposits can be located about 22 miles Southeast of Salem on the Little North Fork of the Santiam River. Gold found from the Capital Mine, Crown Mine, Black Eagle Mine, and the Silver King Group of Mines produced roughly around 1,000 ounces.

There are more Marion County gold locations in the Clackamas County section.