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Another Nevada Lost Gold Mine Story
Their are some great accounts of this story one great one by Harold Weight,
here are some of the eairler storys and a map
in the Monte Cristo Mountains, There is a lonely and almost forgotten Mine now. Few modern maps even admit that it exists. But at the beginning of this century it played an important role in the history of southern Nevada. When Jim Butler made his spectacular silver strike at Tonopah Springs in 1900, the Carson & Colorado was the only railroad anywhere in that part of the country. Old Sodaville, on the C&C 60 miles northwest of Butler’s discovery, became the gateway to the Tonopah boom and remained so until completion of a narrow-gauge to the silver camp in July, 1904.
The Dale Gold Mining District is located about 15 miles southeast of Twentynine Palms, Miners started coming as early as 1881 when reports of gold in the Pinto Mountains went out. By its peek production period in 1898, there were as many as 3,000 miners chasing the Gold within the district.
The Area has a lot of Private Gold claims that are owned by Groups and clubs in the Area, by joining one of these groups, Especialy the locaL ones, should get you some great info on the history of the area and where the gold is being found today.
Of Corse there is always the GPAA claims and this local group I found by accident doing some reasurch, I plan to get in touch with them and attend a meeting or 2 their, Its only 100 Miles from me in QUartzsite AZ. FIRST CLASS MINERS website http://www.prospectorsdepot.com/id4.html
Here is the map I found good luck in you gold and lost treasure hunting.
If you crave for some real adventure and can spare the time for this purpose, a search for lost gold mines and rich deposits should be highly attractive. The world” mine” in the parlance of gold prospectors does not always mean a hole in the ground for the purpose of extracting gold, but rather, in a broader sense, also any deposit of mineral or of O1′e suitable for extraction, no matter whether there has been any lost digging done or not.
That a rich discovery, once made; may be lost again, seems unbelievable to many who are not acquainted with the wide open spaces of the western deserts and mountains, where many hills look almost alike and very few of them possess definite distinguishing landmarks whereby they may be recognized again when seen for the second time. This should impress you with the importance of our advice for noting on the topographic maps every spot where a sample has been taken and record very carefully and accurately your location on the topographic maps after staking the same.