CALIFORNIA RAND SILVER (AKA KELLY, RAND DIVIDE, BIG SILVER)

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SUMMARY: 1925: “On April 12, 1919, the discovery of the ore bodies now being worked by California Rand Silver Mine was made by Jack Nosser and W. H. Williams. The original outcrop of the ore occurred only about 30 feet from a well-traveled road on the Juanita claim, a gold property. The outcrop contained abundant cerargyrite, assays of surface material … More >


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RANDSBURG SILVER MINING COMPANY ( COYOTE )

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SUMMARY: The Randsburg Silver Mining Company, Inc. holds 16 claims or fractions located to the southeast, northeast , and northwest of the California Rand Silver property.  The chief workings of the company are in the Coyote Mine.  The Coyote shaft, 1. ½ compartment, vertical and 730 feet deep is located 500 feet southeast of the California Rand No. 2 shaft.  … More >


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SANTA FE ( NEVADA WORTLEY CONSOLIDATED MINES COMPANY, GREAT WESTERN MINING COMPANY

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February 27, 1923: “…and the Santa Fe shaft is touching the hundred.” –Bakersfield Californian February 19, 1924: “ SANTA FE AND SILVER PICK CLAIMS SOLD AT RANDSBURG—Randsburg Feb. 19, Clark Wortley and associates, have closed the deal for the much sought after Santa Fe property, also taking over the Silver Pick adjoining, making $10,000 as a first payment on a … More >


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INTRODUCTION

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March 1, 1922:  “BIG DEVELOPMENTS IN RAND DISTRICT—Twenty Four Companies Are Doing Work or to Start Soon—Randsburg, March 1.—According to a committee of local mining men who have just completed a canvass of the local field, there are, in addition to “the California Rand Silver Incorporated (locally the “Big Silver”) and the Randsburg Silver Mining Company (Coyote), 24 live, active … More >


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RED MOUNTAIN OTHER MINES, CLAIMS AND LEASES

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While it is the intention of the Rand Desert Museum to have each claim posted in to the CLAIMS portion of each town this may not happen for some time while the mechanics of the Claims section are worked out.  In the mean time we are posting that information here so that is available to you.  When we get the … More >


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RED MOUNTAIN OTHER MINES AND CLAIMS PART 2

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While it is the intention of the Rand Desert Museum to have each claim posted in to the CLAIMS portion of each town this may not happen for some time while the mechanics of the Claims section are worked out.  In the mean time we are posting that information here so that is available to you.  When we get the … More >


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