RED ROCK AND ADJACENT AREAS

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September 05, 1897:  “In the celebrated Red Rock district placer mining was conducted very extensively and. profitably for many years, the nuggets ranging from $50 to $700 in value. Although quartz mining has largely superseded, placer mining, there are still from 40 to 50 men engaged in the latter pursuit, by dry washer process. Parties are also sinking a shaft … More >


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EL PASO MOUNTAINS, BLACK MOUNTAIN, AND RADEMACHER HILLS

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January 15, 1897:  In the Rademacher district there is much activity in mining. Forty-seven camps have been established. Considerable work is being done on Dr. Echafer’s mine, and also on the Rademacher, Louis Riggs’, McKinney Brothers’ and the O’Connor and Rutherford properties. A couple of arrastras are being run in that district. At present most of the ore is being … More >


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SEARLES STATION, SUMMIT DIGGINGS AND SPANGLER DISTRICT

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SEARLES STATION February 16, 1923:  Jim Witt has brought in samples of lead-silver ore that they discovered north of Garden Station.  He states that they located four clams, that there’s lots of it there on the surface.” – Bakersfield Californian SUMMIT DIGGINGS February 05, 1894: “SUMMIT – Summit camp is east from Goler, and from there also good reports come. … More >


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Summit Diggings

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February 05, 1894: “SUMMIT – Summit camp is east from Goler, and from there also good reports come. A miner named Van Slyke is working there; he has two or three partners working with him. A person who was at the camp recently says when he was there Mr. Van Slyke was absent, having gone after supplies, and to sell … More >


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GOLER MINING ACTIVITY

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September 02, 1893: “THE GOLER MINING CAMP. Mr. J. W. Abell, formerly a resident of Perris, but now a prospector of the new Goler Mining district, some thirty miles northeast of Mojave, brought with him a handsome assortment of nuggets from his camp. Mr. Abell says there are now about fifty miners in the camp engaged in placer and quartz … More >


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