SECTION CK-36

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SECTION CK-36

MINING CLAIMS OF SECTION CK-36

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


JENNY LIND / JENNIE LIND

May 26, 1900: “COL. FERRIS LEFT for Los Angeles Thursday evening, to be gone a couple of weeks.  He has a force of four men working on the Jenny Lind, which he bought from Goldsmith, and he will work the Jenny Lind and the Philadelphia together.”  – Randsburg Miner

January 1904: PATENTED MINE. Located in Section 36, T29, R40 near Randsburg, Developed by two incline shafts of 50 and 60 feet, 50 feet of tunnel and 100 feet of drifts.  It is owned by the Butte Lode Mining Co.”  – Aubrey

PHILADELPHIA

June 10, 1897: “QUITE A NUMBER OF MINING PROSPECTS have been changing hands recently E. N. Baker, correspondent of the Newspaper Writers Union, and C. E. Ferris, a capitalist of Los Angeles have purchased the Philadelphia, a short wedge-shaped claim adjoining the Butte mine on the east and which undoubtedly a good property.  The consideration was $2000 cash.”  – Los Angeles Daily Times

December 29, 1900: “COL, FERRIS of the Philadelphia mine and others in town.  He says he is in luck.  When he came into town yesterday he applied for a room at the Wilson House and was turned away because it is full.”  – Randsburg Miner

June 12, 1897: “BAKER AND FERRIS also have men employed developing the Philadelphia, just east of the Butte, and already have a small but very rich vein or ore.”  — Los Angeles Daily Times

May 26, 1900: “COL. FERRIS left for Los Angeles Thursday evening, to be gone a couple of weeks.  He has a force of four men working on the Jenny Lind, which he bought from Goldsmith, and he will work the Jenny Lind and the Philadelphia.”  – Randsburg Miner

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