HARDTACK MINE

Survey number:      Owner:      Date of discovery: 192?

SUMMARY:

1962: “LOCATED SW ¼ sec. 24, T29S, R40E, MDM, Rand district, 1 ¼ miles northwest of Johannesburg. Vertical Shaft 135 feet deep in schist, 350 feet of horizontal workings at depth of 105 feet. No production. Owned in 1925 by Hard Tack Mining Co.” - Mines and Minerals of Kern County California, California Division of Mines and Geology County Report 1

Hard Tack Mine, ca 1925 - RDM Collection

January 5, 1923:  “J. M. REYNOLDS IS ERECTING buildings preparatory to sinking a shaft on the Hard Tack group, one and a half miles northeast of town.” –Bakersfield Californian

March 1925THE HARD TACK PROPERTY, worked by the Hard Tack Mining Company, lies approximately 2 miles northwest of Johannesburg.  The property is developed by a vertical shaft 135 feet deep, and by 350 feet of drifts along a level at a depth of 105 feet.  This work has been carried out in the hope of picking up an old vein  from which a small production is reported to have been made in the past years.  A number of old workings exist on the property.”  -  Hulin

 

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