By George H. Billingsley

This e-book is a synopsis of the prospectors, their occasions and mines, and the minerals they discovered in and round the Grand Canyon. it's a consolidation of knowledge at the topic. it truly is prepared in geographical presentation, from west to east around the quarter.

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From there it was a short, easily traveled ever, the miners were soon to contribute to the grief of the distance to the Colorado River. The Diamond Creek native peoples of Grand Canyon, through displacement and Hotel, or the Farlee Hotel (figure 6), operated from 1884 cultural erosion. until perhaps 1901. H[20]l­ c h a p t e r t h r e e MINES & PROSPECTORS OF THE GRAND CANYON REGION ecorded mining claims in the Grand Canyon Kontaktlagerstdten (contact-metamorphism deposit). region date from the late 1860s through the Presumably, the symbol maps both the Hance and Bass middle of the twentieth century.

Mouat of White HiUs, Arizona. The ore contained twelve-feet thick below an overburden of two feet, starting some gold and silver, and assayers measured 17 percent to 20 at river level, extending back about five hundred feet, and percent copper (Schrader, 1909), but the placer gold mines which had been thus far proven to a width of ninety feet. formed the nucleus of the Lost Basin Mining District. Although he indicated that the deposit contained "Good fine gold in tailings," illness had precluded his working the Jim Music, for whom the mountains are named, was a claim, but it was not for sale.

Of course, the Spaniard's quests for riches are historically well known and form an integral part ot most post-Columbian histories. If James's source is accu­ But this is not to say that Grand Canyon transients were prospectors, even though few others would have had the rea­ rate, this could be one ot the earliest records ot non-native son to wander into the canyons. Unfortunately, if prospectors mining in the Grand Canyon region, but there is no corrob­ were there at the time, there are no known claims from that oration of—or for that matter, source for—his statement.

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