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El Paso Herald 1910..Gold articles..


Two articles in The El Paso Herald (1910), one on The Old Abe mine in White Oaks, New Mexico (Billy the Kid playground) and one in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88084272/1910-11-01/ed-1/seq-9.pdf

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Finding Gold in rivers and streams…


How to find Gold | Reading Streams

How to read a stream and where to find gold have given a lot beginner prospectors and recreational gold seekers a hard time. Let’s face it, it’s not the easiest thing to find. There are a couple ways to go about finding gold and I’ll share one method that works best for me!

So.. Where do you find gold?? Well, creeks, rivers, and water run off’s are some of the best places! That’s not to say that they are the only places though! There’s ancient rivers that are long dried up now that are known to carry VAST amounts of very course gold… more on that in another post perhaps. For now lets focus on finding gold in rivers and creeks.
First things first. The rivers and creeks are not where the gold is coming from! They are where the gold collects! The water from spring run off, floods and landslides all wash gold into the stream bed for you to find later. The gold we find in streams are called “placer deposits”. Placer gold is gold that’s traveled from its original source – AKA the lode. The further the gold travels the more rounded and smaller the pieces become. With that in mind you can zero in on “new” course gold. If you’re finding quartz stone mixed in or even attached to the gold you are very, very close to the source.

Some people like running around with a shovel and gold pan like a chicken with their head cut off! It’s not the best method in my eyes, but it can be an adventure and it’s not a boring systematic way of doing things. It’s a “fly by the seat of your pants” way of doing it and if you’ve got the prior knowledge and some good intuition it can pay off! I think every newbie tries this once before getting frustrated with poor returns or hit and miss gold finds that don’t make any sense.
If you really want to locate a pay streak, the best way is to do a grid system or at least keep it linear. Try the following and see if it works for you.
Find a section of a creek you believe to be gold bearing and look for the high water mark. The high water mark is a good indicator of where the water was during the spring flood season. Those spring floods load and shuffle the creek (hopefully) with gold.
Highlighted in red is where the high-water mark ends. Highlighted in blue is a good place to look for gold. There’s lots of roots and it’s on an inside bend just after the apex where the water tends to move slowest and even pool around the peninsula.
Once you’ve located the high water mark grab your shovel and gold pan, take a sample, pan it out and note how much black sand you’ve found. You can be a little quick and sloppy because we’re only monitoring the black sand amounts for now. Continue in this fashion while working towards the center of the creek and taking samples ever foot or two. Note the black sands in each pan… how much… how little.. and where the most concentrations are.

Here you can see the path that gold and the heavier materials will follow along a stream.Once you have a rough idea where all the concentrations of black sand are grab your pan and shovel again. Go to the spot in the creek (or outside of it if the water is low) and begin panning the area closest to the center of the creek where the black sand levels began to drop significantly.
If the creek is an active gold bearing creek this will be your most likely spot for a pay streak! Continue sampling with your gold pan, and if thing are beginning to look good it’s time to move in the heavier equipment like a sluice box where permitted.

If you’re not finding much or anything in that spot move down or upstream to another spot and repeat the process. Several factors might be causing the gold not to collect there. For instance there could be a slow spot in the creek up stream where the water loses its momentum and most of the gold gets deposited there! It’s also possible that in the spot you checked the water was moving too fast, however if that is the case there should be very little black sand present.
…And remember the old saying: “Gold is where you find it”! It’s worth mentioning though that it’s best to start looking in areas where other people have found it before!!

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Utah…Lost Treasure….The Lost House Range Placers..


The explorers and surveyors of the American West are an august company that includes the great Lewis and Clark as well as a host of other renowned pathfinders. Men like Fremont, Long, Stansbury, Pike, Abert, and Beale opened up the west as surely as the mountain men who preceded them and the sutlers and traders who followed them. One of the most promising of these early explorers and surveyors was an Army engineer and West Point graduate named John W. Gunnison.

The idea of an intercontinental railroad stretching from coast to coast was not new in 1853. Fremont’s expeditions during the 1840’s were focused on finding the best route through the mountains for a railroad. In 1853, when an expedition was mounted to survey the west-central portion of Utah, John Gunnison was a natural choice to lead the party. His credentials were impeccable. He had cut his teeth as a surveyor for the Stansbury Expedition in 1849 and he knew the central Utah area well. Gunnison assumed command of the party, which included two survivors from Fremont’s disastrous fourth expedition of 1848, Richard Kern and Frederick Creutzfeldt. Kern was the expedition’s artist and topographer while Creutzfeldt served as botanist. The Gunnison expedition entered Utah Territory in the fall of 1853, passing through the town of Manti on its way to Fillmore. From Fillmore, the party traveled west, reaching the Gunnison Bend of the Sevier River, southwest of present-day Delta. To the west, Gunnison could see the wrinkled peaks of the House Range rising up from the Sevier Valley. To the southwest, he could see the meandering course of the Sevier River as it disappeared toward Sevier Lake. This was a good place. They made camp.

The following morning, the Gunnison Expedition awoke to the sounds of war cries and rifle shots. The end had come. A band of 30 or so Pahvant Indians descended upon the hapless explorers, killing all but four of the party. The dead included the leader, John Gunnison, and the two veterans from Fremont’s expedition, Kern and Creutzfeldt.

As he gazed westward the evening before the massacre, Gunnison may have been contemplating a route through the House Range into the Tule Valley beyond. The House Range stretches some 60 miles in a north-south direction and forms the western boundary of Sevier Valley. It extends from Sand Pass southward to the Wah-Wah Valley. Along its entire length the range is no more than 10 miles wide. House Range is transected by three major passes. Dome Canyon Pass is the northernmost pass, Marjum Canyon lies eight miles to the south, and Skull Rock Pass, south of Sawtooth Mountain, forms the southernmost and main portal through the range.

The House Range still holds many secrets. Prospectors have roamed these mountains for over two centuries. Evidence of early Spanish mining activity still occasionally surfaces. Caches of old Spanish tools and mining equipment have been discovered in the central part of the range, near the only major gold-producing area in the entire county.

Millard County has never been a major producer of gold. Only 500 ounces are officially recorded for the county. Most of this production hails from the small placer deposits of the House Range. Located in North Canyon and Miller Canyon, the gold placers were worked extensively during the 1930’s. Surely more than 500 ounces of gold were taken from the two canyons during the depression years, not to mention the efforts of the early Spaniards in the area. One story in particular has come down to us regarding an incredibly rich placer deposit somewhere in the House Range. In a single transaction, the discoverer of this placer sold more than 300 ounces of gold – 60% of the total recorded production for the entire county! The discovery occurred sometime during the late 1930’s. A Mexican sheepherder working in the House Range stumbled upon a glory hole of placer gold somewhere on the slopes of the mountains. The deposit must have been rich for the Mexican turned up in the nearby town of Delta with several sacks of fine gold dust. On one of his visits, the sheepherder sold more than 20 pounds of gold to a local doctor. Of course, the Mexican never revealed the location of his find and soon dropped out of sight. He was never seen again. Prospectors have searched the House Range for many years but the Mexican’s lost placer remains hidden to this day.

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California Lost Treasure….The Lost Breyfogle Mine..


Boundary Canyon slices through the heart of the rugged Amargosa Range just north of Beatty Junction, California. Besides Highway 190 which follows Furnace Creek Wash further south, the road through Boundary Canyon is the only route that cuts through the Amargosas. Boundary Canyon forms the border between two subranges of the Amargosas, the Grapevine Mountains to the north and the Funeral Mountains to the south. The canyon and surrounding mountains are extremely rugged and nearly waterless, but early prospectors sometimes used Boundary Canyon to travel to and from Death Valley. Occasionally, they left their marks along the way. On a vertical cliff in the Boundary Canyon area, an old inscription is carved into the rock. The words are enough to fire the imagination. There, cut into the rock above the canyon floor, is the message: “Hunting the Breyfogle. 1872.”

The Lost Breyfogle Mine is one of several legendary lost mines of Death Valley and is indeed one of the most famous lost mines of the entire West. And no wonder. The renowned Death Valley prospector, “Shorty” Harris, saw some of Breyfogle’s amazing ore and instantly pronounced it the richest he had ever seen! A chunk of the fabulously rich ore was on display in Austin, Nevada for a number of years. Hundreds of mining men and prospectors stared with amazement at the ore sample. It was nearly half gold!

The man who discovered this golden bonanza came west during the 1849 rush to California. Charles C. Breyfogle and his brothers Jacob and Joshua left their home in Ohio and joined the nearly 50,000 Argonauts who journeyed overland to the California goldfields. Charles spent the next 10 years of his life in the mining districts of the Mother Lode country. In 1859, he was drawn to the booming silver camps of Nevada. By 1862, Charles Breyfogle was one of many prospectors working the western slopes of the Toiyabe Range, overlooking the Reese River valley. The mining town of Austin rose up near the silver mines.

Several accounts of the Lost Breyfogle Mine have Charles setting out from Austin on his fateful journey. Other sources have him traveling from Los Angeles to the Nevada silver camp when he made his discovery. The sources are confused and contradictory, but in any case, Breyfogle and at least two companions were traveling through Death Valley in 1863 when they were attacked by Indians. All were killed except Breyfogle. Breyfogle scampered into the foothills of the Funeral Range and started wandering through the mountains in a generally northward direction. Somewhere on the western flanks of the Funerals, Charles spied a solitary mesquite tree in the distance. As he headed toward the tree, he stumbled on an outcrop of incredibly rich gold ore! It consisted of native gold in an iron-stained “chocolate brown” quartz. The ore contained nearly 50% gold! He continued northward, his pockets bulging with gold. Charles was eventually discovered wandering in the Nevada desert and brought in to Austin, where he recovered from his ordeal.

The incredible richness of Breyfogle’s ore astounded the local miners. By 1865, Charles was ready to return to the Death Valley country to search for the ledge. Breyfogle, Jake Gooding, and Pony Duncan wandered the valley for months but were unable to find it. Charles returned many times; his last attempt in 1869 ended in failure. He died the following year. In 1872, Jacob Breyfogle (Charles’ brother) took up where his brother left off. Unfortunately, his efforts also proved to be futile. The fabulous ledge remains hidden today.

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Utah…Lost Treasure…The Lost House Range Placers…


The Lost House Range Placers….

The explorers and surveyors of the American West are an august company that includes the great Lewis and Clark as well as a host of other renowned pathfinders. Men like Fremont, Long, Stansbury, Pike, Abert, and Beale opened up the west as surely as the mountain men who preceded them and the sutlers and traders who followed them. One of the most promising of these early explorers and surveyors was an Army engineer and West Point graduate named John W. Gunnison.

The idea of an intercontinental railroad stretching from coast to coast was not new in 1853. Fremont’s expeditions during the 1840’s were focused on finding the best route through the mountains for a railroad. In 1853, when an expedition was mounted to survey the west-central portion of Utah, John Gunnison was a natural choice to lead the party. His credentials were impeccable. He had cut his teeth as a surveyor for the Stansbury Expedition in 1849 and he knew the central Utah area well. Gunnison assumed command of the party, which included two survivors from Fremont’s disastrous fourth expedition of 1848, Richard Kern and Frederick Creutzfeldt. Kern was the expedition’s artist and topographer while Creutzfeldt served as botanist. The Gunnison expedition entered Utah Territory in the fall of 1853, passing through the town of Manti on its way to Fillmore. From Fillmore, the party traveled west, reaching the Gunnison Bend of the Sevier River, southwest of present-day Delta. To the west, Gunnison could see the wrinkled peaks of the House Range rising up from the Sevier Valley. To the southwest, he could see the meandering course of the Sevier River as it disappeared toward Sevier Lake. This was a good place. They made camp.

The following morning, the Gunnison Expedition awoke to the sounds of war cries and rifle shots. The end had come. A band of 30 or so Pahvant Indians descended upon the hapless explorers, killing all but four of the party. The dead included the leader, John Gunnison, and the two veterans from Fremont’s expedition, Kern and Creutzfeldt.

As he gazed westward the evening before the massacre, Gunnison may have been contemplating a route through the House Range into the Tule Valley beyond. The House Range stretches some 60 miles in a north-south direction and forms the western boundary of Sevier Valley. It extends from Sand Pass southward to the Wah-Wah Valley. Along its entire length the range is no more than 10 miles wide. House Range is transected by three major passes. Dome Canyon Pass is the northernmost pass, Marjum Canyon lies eight miles to the south, and Skull Rock Pass, south of Sawtooth Mountain, forms the southernmost and main portal through the range.

The House Range still holds many secrets. Prospectors have roamed these mountains for over two centuries. Evidence of early Spanish mining activity still occasionally surfaces. Caches of old Spanish tools and mining equipment have been discovered in the central part of the range, near the only major gold-producing area in the entire county.

Millard County has never been a major producer of gold. Only 500 ounces are officially recorded for the county. Most of this production hails from the small placer deposits of the House Range. Located in North Canyon and Miller Canyon, the gold placers were worked extensively during the 1930’s. Surely more than 500 ounces of gold were taken from the two canyons during the depression years, not to mention the efforts of the early Spaniards in the area. One story in particular has come down to us regarding an incredibly rich placer deposit somewhere in the House Range. In a single transaction, the discoverer of this placer sold more than 300 ounces of gold – 60% of the total recorded production for the entire county! The discovery occurred sometime during the late 1930’s. A Mexican sheepherder working in the House Range stumbled upon a glory hole of placer gold somewhere on the slopes of the mountains. The deposit must have been rich for the Mexican turned up in the nearby town of Delta with several sacks of fine gold dust. On one of his visits, the sheepherder sold more than 20 pounds of gold to a local doctor. Of course, the Mexican never revealed the location of his find and soon dropped out of sight. He was never seen again. Prospectors have searched the House Range for many years but the Mexican’s lost placer remains hidden to this day.

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Gold Prospecting Radio Show….


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Washington State…Gold claims available for filing…Grays Harbor County…


Gold Locations..Grays Harbor County
Cow Point Placer
Hoquiam
Moclips Placer
Moclips Placer
Moclips River Placer
Oyhut Placer
Oyhut Placer
Point Brown
Point Brown Placer
Site Name : Cow Point Placer
State : Washington
County : Grays Harbor
Latitude : 46.96149
Longitude : -123.83456
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Placer
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :
Site Name : Hoquiam
State : Washington
County : Grays Harbor
Latitude : 46.9709
Longitude : -123.87876
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Beach Placer
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold, Platinum
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :
Site Name : Moclips Placer
State : Washington
County : Grays Harbor
Latitude : 47.24006
Longitude : -124.21795
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Beach Placer
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Chromium, REE, Thorium
Secondary Commodities : Platinum, Silver, Gold
Other Commodities : Titanium, Metal, Zirconium, Iron
Site Name : Moclips River Placer
State : Washington
County : Grays Harbor
Latitude : 47.23918
Longitude : -124.20738
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Placer
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :
Site Name : Oyhut Placer
State : Washington
County : Grays Harbor
Latitude : 47.02118
Longitude : -124.1696
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :
Site Name : Point Brown
State : Washington
County : Grays Harbor
Latitude : 46.92701
Longitude : -124.17488
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Beach Placer
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Titanium, Metal, Zirconium, Iron, Gold, Platinum
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :
Site Name : Point Brown Placer
State : Washington
County : Grays Harbor
Latitude : 46.95559
Longitude : -124.15687
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Placer
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

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Texas Gold Claim Locations….Available to file on….


Site Name : Burdett Prospect
State : Texas
County : Brewster
Latitude : 29.98993
Longitude : -102.96712
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Manganese, Silver, Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Bailey Prospect
State : Texas
County : Burnet
Latitude : 30.891
Longitude : -98.39973
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Copper, Silver, Gold, Fluorine-Fluorite
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Frank Thomas Farm
State : Texas
County : Burnet
Latitude : 30.891
Longitude : -98.39973
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Zinc, Silver, Molybdenum, Gold, Iron, Lead
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Pavitte Prospect
State : Texas
County : Burnet
Latitude : 30.76691
Longitude : -98.29702
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Copper, Silver, Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Spring Creek Prospect
State : Texas
County : Burnet
Latitude : 30.77799
Longitude : -98.29199
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Zinc, Fluorine-Fluorite, Silver, Gold, Molybdenum
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Hazel Mine
State : Texas
County : Culberson
Latitude : 31.16961
Longitude : -104.90051
Year Discovered : 1856
Years in Production : 1880-1886, 1891-1947
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Vein
Production Size : L
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Silver, Copper
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities : Gold, Lead

Site Name : Bonanza Mine
State : Texas
County : Hudspeth
Latitude : 31.18207
Longitude : -105.49053
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Surface-Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Hunter Mine
State : Texas
County : Hudspeth
Latitude : 31.18934
Longitude : -105.45136
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type : Vein
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Lead, Silver, Zinc, Copper, Uranium, Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Maltby Prospect
State : Texas
County : Hudspeth
Latitude : 31.03712
Longitude : -104.92884
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : N
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Copper, Silver, Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Adolph Sneider Place
State : Texas
County : Llano
Latitude : 30.73191
Longitude : -98.88064
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities :
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities : Copper, Gold, Silver

Site Name : Heath Mine
State : Texas
County : Llano
Latitude : 30.79048
Longitude : -98.61089
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities : Vanadium, Bismuth, Vermiculite

Site Name : Kiam Pegmatite Prospect
State : Texas
County : Llano
Latitude : 30.63601
Longitude : -98.54503
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities :
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities : Molybdenum, Gold, Bismuth

Site Name : Mayes Pasture
State : Texas
County : Llano
Latitude : 30.8527
Longitude : -98.65223
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities :
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities : Copper, Gold

Site Name : Sheeton’s Place
State : Texas
County : Llano
Latitude : 30.68191
Longitude : -98.63643
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Occurrence
Primary Commodities : Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Carr Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Chinati Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Lead, Silver, Zinc, Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Cibolo Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Zinc, Gold, Silver, Lead
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Gleim Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Last Chance Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Lead, Gold, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Mac Daniel Or Leland Prospect
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Prospect
Primary Commodities : Lead, Gold, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Montezuma Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Lead, Gold, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Perry Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.80828
Longitude : -104.3566
Year Discovered : 1932
Years in Production : 1932-1933, 1946-1947.
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Silver, Lead, Zinc, Gold
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Presidio Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.813
Longitude : -104.32938
Year Discovered : 1880
Years in Production : 1883-1930; 1934-1942.
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : M
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Silver, Lead, Gold, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities : Manganese

Site Name : Ross Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Ross Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Stauber Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.81352
Longitude : -104.36379
Year Discovered :
Years in Production :
Operation Type : Underground
Deposit Type :
Production Size :
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

Site Name : Sullivan Mine
State : Texas
County : Presidio
Latitude : 29.80439
Longitude : -104.41938
Year Discovered :
Years in Production : LATE 1940’S AND EARLY 1950’S
Operation Type : Unknown
Deposit Type :
Production Size : S
Development Status : Past Producer
Primary Commodities : Gold, Silver, Lead
Secondary Commodities :
Other Commodities :

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Look for gold in North Carolina…..


Cherokee County
1….A rich ledge of Silver was worked by the Cherokee Indians located in a cave
in the Nantahia Mountains. The cave was not far from Factory Creek near Andrews.
A landslide sealed the cave, an old smelter and burned ore have been found in the area
The cave entrance has never been found.

2….Silver can be found in the Unaka Mountains near the Tenn State Line.

3….A lost silver mine is in the Snowbird Mountains between Marble and Andrews-worked in 1800’s

Swain County
1….The Cherokee Sycamore Treasure estimated to be worth over $250,000 is hidden on the
mountain West of Smokemount near the Tenn state line.

Macon County
1….Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Diamonds and other gems can be found in the foothills
of the Nantahala Mountains near Franklin.
2….The gravels beds on each side of Cowee Creek beginning at the forks of Caler Creek,
going upstream, contain Rubies and Sapphires.

Haywood County

1….A lost gold mine exsits in the Smokey Mountains on the Tenn and NC border in either
Swain or Haywood countyies. Known as the Lost Delosia Mine.

Rutherford County

1….Diamonds can be found on the old Levinthrope property near Placer
2….Diamonds can be found by the old Twitty Gold Mine at Twitty
3….From 1790 to 1840 Rutherford County was the principal gold source in the U.S.

Burke County

1….The Copper Hill lost Silver Mine is located in the area of Jonas Ridge.
2….Diamonds can be found at the Brindletown Creek Ford

Alexander County

1….Emeralds can be found at Hiddenite, 25 miles West of Salem

Cabarrus County

1….Gold has been found in Meadow Creek
a. 1873..17 lb nugget
b. 1803..28 lb nugget
c…1804..9 lb nugget
d…1835..13 1/2 lb nugget
Gold is still being found ranging from grain size to walnut size in this area.
2….Gold in Quartz can be found in the bed of the Rocky River near the old Reed’s Gold Mine

Guilford County

1….A gold mine was worked in the 1790’s 5 miles from High Point nead the Hayworth picnic
grounds.
2….Gold can be found near Jamestown along the Deep River, 5 miles south of town

Richmond County
1….Gold can be found in nearly all the streams the entire length of lthe NC/SC border.

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