MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION BK-25
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.
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. Indeed, parcels barely large enough for an out-house produced fabulous wealth, but they were the exception, and all are dumped here.
Mark Twain defined a Mine as “a hole in the ground owned by a liar.” Where the holes are deep enough we’ve probably given it a feature article at: Johannesburg>Mines.
Sorry if the organization seems confusing, kindly volunteer at the front desk to devise and implement improvements. – WJW
June 9, 1900: “AL LESTER HAS COMPLETED the job of sinking the shaft on the Irene mine 50 feet deeper, and he and Louie Woodward will on Monday begin work on the Belle, near the Pinmore, and will take out 50 tons and mill it at the Kinyon Mill.” — Randsburg Miner