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Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. It is located 43mi north of Eureka, at an elevation of 26 feet . The population was 357 at the 2010 census.The first post office at Orick opened in 1887.The rare minerals Orickite and Coyoteite were discovered at Coyote Peak near Orick.HistoryOrick is one of the three Yurok Indian villages at the mouth of the Redwood Creek. It later became known as Orckw, then Orek, then Orick. Some say it means "mouth of the river." Others say it means "home of the driftwood." Orick is the halfway point between Trinidad and Requa and was settled by whites in the early 1870's.ClimateThis region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Orick has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. Being situated a couple of miles inland surrounded by hills, Orick has somewhat milder summer days than expected for areas on the North Coast with on average 0.7 days above 32C and average September highs of 21C. Although never more severe than -8C; there are on average 38 air frosts per season. There is on average 67.3in of precipation in a year, making it a very wet mediterranean climate.
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