MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION EK-12
BLUE Claim boundaries and names are those shown by Cleveland Taylor, 1925 and Troxel & Morton, 1962.
GREEN boundaries and names are those shown by Shepard, Wheeler & Rhodes, 1897.
GOLD fills the 1908 boundaries of the Yellow Aster Mine, later enlarged.
Where claims straddle two Sections, we’ve put the text in the Section using up the most real estate.
For the purposes of organizing the mountain of information, we’ve created the Claims Category as a repository for the zillions of locations which ‘didn’t pan out’ or whose economic ore had played out before 1925.
Particularly in the beginning, many properties came under the classification of ‘Paper Claims’, held on the merest hint of color, or merely by virtue of their proximity to known producers and nuisance value .