RED MOUNTAIN OTHER MINES, CLAIMS AND LEASES

Survey number:      Owner:      Date of discovery:

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 CLAIMS portion of the web site up and working it will be much easier to conduct a search a specific claim or claim owner.

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JACK RABBIT



May 15, 1925: “THE JACK RABBIT shaft being sunk by Long Beach people is now below the 100 foot level and for the past week has been in rich looking sulfides which carry both gold and silver.  This property lies about 600 feet north easterly from the Mansfield-Curl Hummer mine.” Randsburg Times



MANSFIELD-CURL HUMMER



May 15, 1925: “THE JACK RABBIT shaft being sunk by Long Beach people is now below the 100 foot level and for the past week has been in rich looking sulfides which carry both gold and silver.  This property lies about 600 feet north easterly from the Mansfield-Curl Hummer mine.” –Randsburg Times



BELCHER EX. CONSOLIDATED



CHRONOLGY



Belcher Extension Divide Mining Company Stock Certificate. Collection of the Rand Desert Museum

1922: “BUSINESS ADDRESS TONOPAH NEVADA, President J. Goldsmith of San Francisco, Local representatives were P. M. Bradley, Superintendent and J. M. Fox, Engineer.  Claims were Phoenix and Reservoir.  Equipment consisted of a Hoist and Mill ran by a 45 horse electric motor.  The shaft at this time was 200 feet.” –SOUTHERN SIERRA POWER COMPANY, DIRECTORY OF RANDBURG, CALIFORNIA, MINING DISTRICT AS OF SEPTEMBER

July 19, 1922: “JULIUS GOLDSMITH AND THOMAS J. LYNCH of San Francisco, representing the Belcher Extension Mining Company of Divide,  Nev., are in the Rand District for a few days.” Bakersfield Californian

July 19, 1922: “BELCHER EXTENSION BUYS MINE PROPERTY –Randsburg, July 19. –The Phoenix Development Company of Johannesburg which was held under option from the Burcham Estate by R. M. Bradley and C. W. Sauer, has been sold to the Belcher Extension Mining Company of Divide, Nevada.  It is the intention of the Belcher Extension Company to begin operations on this property at an early date.” –Bakersfield Californian

November 24, 1922:  “BELCHER EX. DOWN an even 100 feet.  With their plant connected up with the juice, they will make the pace.” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

December 13, 1922:  “

January 5, 1923: “THE BELCHER EXTENSION reports a good vein of ore with assay of $18, of which one-half is gold.  Their shaft is near the Thermal Fault Reef, locally known as the Big Dike.  John M. Fox is consulting engineer.’—Bakersfield Californian


Photo Showing Location of Belcher Extension Shaft. It was located in the hills directly behind the Coyote Mine on the west side of the town of Osdick/Hampton. It shows in this photo as the second from the left of the mnes identified.

February 3, 1923:  “WHAT MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER RUBY STRIKE is beginning to show in the shaft of the Belcher Extension.  Samples taken Thursday afternoon from the dump show good looking quartz carrying the true shade of pyrites of iron, with specks of antimony and ruby.  John M. Fox, consulting engineer for the lease, is showing samples of the rock containing the ruby silver.” –Bakersfield Californian

February 11, 1923:  “GETS RUBY SHOWING—Superintendent John M. Fox of the Belcher Extension, down 310 feet, at 300 hit north-south fracture, showing 4 inches of quartz having a steep easterly dip.  Two other veins running north-easterly and southwesterly cross this ground and will be picked up in the deeper working.  Ruby showings and good assays have been had in this shaft.  For the Ben Hur Fox states that in the east cross-cut on the 400, approximately 200 feet south of the shaft, they cut a 11-foot ledge in oxidized ledge matter of shattered bluish quartz.  This is the strongest vein intersected yet on the Ben Hur.  On the north cross-cut, same level, at a point 45 feet north of the shaft, the formation has softened considerably, the last round showing several streaks of quartz conforming in strike and dip to the White Horse vein…” –Bakersfield Californian

March 8, 1923: “SINKING HAS BEEN RESUMED from the third station, 332 feet on the Belcher Extension.  As they wish to cut in the fourth station before deciding on any other lateral work.” –Bakersfield Californian

March 28, 1923:  “THE BELCHER EXTENSION is nearing the 400.  At 422 feet they will cut in a station for the purpose of connecting with the Garford and Ratcliffe lease.” –Bakersfield Californian

April 10, 1923: “WILL CUT STATION – Superintendent John M. Fox reports that the Belcher Ex. Shaft is now down 428 feet; at 422 they will cut station.  At this depth the station is to be cut for the purpose of connecting with the workings of the Garford-Ratcliff lease, making better ventilation for both underworkings.” –Bakersfield Californian

April 11, 1923:  “BELCHER EX., IS NOW CUTTING STATIONS on the 432 level.  Superintendent For of the Ben Hur, brought up a live piece of rock from the third level that is a little different from the general character found on either the third or fourth, a day or two may see a change in this advancement.” –Bakersfield Californian

May 22, 1923:  “THE BELCHER EXTENSION is cross-cutting on the 432 with the hopes of cutting two well defined veins exposed in the sinking of the shaft.  The Belcher Extension has taken over the lease on the Nancy Hanks and expects to encounter a good body of free milling ore.  The Nancy Hanks has always been considered one of the choicest claims of the Yellow Aster holdings.” –Bakersfield Californian

January 8, 1924: “ALONG ABOUT ANOTHER WEEK news is expected as to the Operators’ Divide starting up and also the Belcher Extension will again resume operations.—Bakersfield Californian

February 12, 1924:  ON THE RETURN OF JOHN M. FOX, mining engineer, in charge of the Operators’ and the Belcher Extension, from San Francisco,  it is expected that he will have orders to immediately resume operations on both properties.” –Bakersfield Californian

February 14, 1924: JOHN M. FOX HAS JUST RETURNED from San Francisco and Nevada, with orders to resume development on the Belcher Ex.  No time was lost in getting the men.  Drifting on the No. 2 vein on the 275 level is now to be followed, in the near future, by taking up the drift on the 432-foot level.

Both veins are showing silver values.  It is just a matter of a few days until another one of the “live” promotions will be given the air and another deep shaft will be added to the development of the white metal.” Bakersfield Californian

February 22, 1924: “JOHN M. FOX, engineer in charge of the Belcher X, expects to add another shift, putting them on the 425 level.”—Bakersfield Californian

February 22, 1924: “THOS. J. LYNCH, secretary of the Belcher X and the Operators Divide, now known as the Operators Consolidated Mines is in route to New York city, in the interests of both corporations.—Bakersfield Californian

February 26, 1924:  “BELCHER EXTENSION, a Nevada mining company now operating in the Rand district, has made its appearance on the New York curd for the first time in many months.  The quotations were: Bid, 2; asked 3 cents.” –Bakersfield Californian

February 27, 1924: “RANDSBURG MINES ARE LISTED ON N. Y. CURB—Randsburg, Feb. 27.—The Kelly Extension, formerly the Bisbee & Brey, is listed on the New York curb, quoted at 60 cents.  This may mean a resumption of the prospect workings.  With the Belcher extension capitalized for $1,000.000 and 10,000,000 shares also listed on the curb, Randsburg and the Rand mining district will get a wider publicity, especially in the eastern cities.”—Bakersfield Californian

February 29, 1924: THE BELCHER EX. On their 275 level just hit into from 20 to 30 inches solid quartz in a four-foot vein 17 feet south of the shaft, showing specks of red ruby here and there.  Engineer John M. Fox states “would say both foot and hanging wall have intense altrusions.”  The iron in some respects show similar to the gold bearing ore of the Big Silver; if so, the samples taken may show when assayed.” –Bakersfield Californian

June 5, 1924:  “THE BELCHER EXTENSION is the latest company to declare an assessment of one cent per share; this is their No. 1 call.” –Bakersfield Californian

July 18, 1924: “ONE SHIFT IS BEING used on the Belcher Ex.  Engineer John M. Fox is meeting with encouragement formation above the 420 level.  The rock is showing antimony, white iron and ruby specks.” –Bakersfield Californian

February 13, 1925:  “WITH THE SANTA FE AND SILVER GLANCE showings and the encouraging formation in the Belcher Ex., there is good reason  to look for a widening of the silver zone in every direction.” –Bakersfield Californian

March 1925: “THIS PROPERTY, located to the southwest of the California Rand Silver Mine, is operated by the Belcher Extension Mining Company, Inc.   The property is developed by a vertical, 1 ½ compartment shaft, 432 feet deep, and by approximately 300 feet of horizontal workings distributed between three level depths of 232, 332, and 432 feet.

Three veins were cut in the shaft.  These were prospected on the several levels and found to consist of vein matter similar to the silver producing veins of the district.  Locally, they carried as much as 24 oz. of silver and 20 cents of gold per ton.

This property is not now being worked, but it is stated that further explorations will be attempted in the near future.” –Hulin

June 5, 1924:  “THE BELCHER EXTENSION is the latest company to declare an assessment of one cent per share; this is their No. 1 call.” –Bakersfield Californian

July 18, 1924: “ONE SHIFT IS BEING used on the Belcher Ex. Engineer John M. Fox is meeting with encouragement formation above the 420 level.  The rock is showing antimony, white iron and ruby specks.” –Bakersfield Californian

May 14, 1925: A TENTATIVE  AGREEMENT  to lease the southerly portions of  Uranium claims, No. 1 and No. 6 to  the Belcher Extension Consolidated Company for a period of two years from June 1, 1925, under usual royalty and working conditions has been made.” Bakersfield Californian

February 13, 1925: WITH THE SANTA FE AND SILVER GLANCE showings and the encouraging formation in the Belcher Ex., there is good reason  to look for a widening of the silver zone in every direction.” Bakersfield Californian

May 15, 1925: “IT CAN BE SAID that since the Belcher Ex. Consolidated has resumed advancement is now being steadily their Reservoir lease, that they have been mining in a careful and practical way with results showing silver and gold values on their 432 level in the north drift.  From their No. 1 winze, which is 200 feet deeper, advancement is now being steadily going on.  For many weeks Tom Lynch has been on the ground and the saying goes that he handled every piece of rock that was sent up from below.  Mr. Lynch is well versed in handling silver bearing rock—any Nevadan will vouch for that.

With the successful closing of a lease of a block of ground of some 16 acres, covering the southerly portions of the Uranium claims Nos. 1 and 6, to the Belcher Ex. Consolidated by the California Rand Silver, their present north level 432, surely catch it in the cross cur from the 200 foot winze below this level.” — Randsburg Times


June 9, 1925: VIGOROUS DEVELOPMENT of the Williams vein in the Belcher Extension is proceeding from the 432-foot level, with rich ore continuing to show and the workings apparently entering an important body of shipping ore.  This work will soon enter the area leased from the California Rand Silver Company.  Sinking of the winze to an approximate depth of 650 feet is also advancing.  From the 632-foot level a drift will be sent out to cut the Williams ledge and seek other veins believed to traverse the lower areas.”Bakersfield Californian.

Biill From Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Co. to Belcher Extension. This shows that the Belcher Extension Mining Co. was still active in the Rand District in 1926. Collection of the Rand Desert Museum

1962:  “BELCHER EXTENSION MINING COMPANY, formerly operated in the Randsburg District.  Their Property was located southwest of the California Rand Silver Company’s mine.  A shaft was sunk to a depth of 432 feet and about 300 feet of drifting and crosscutting was done on the 230-330 and 430 levels.  No commercial ore bodies were found.” –Tucker, W. B. and Sampson, R. J., Los Angeles field division, San Bernardino: California Div. Mines Rept


HAWKEYE



SUMMARY



1962: “LOCATED  SE ¼ sec. 1, T30S, R40E, MDM, 2 miles southeast of Randsburg, at east end of Gold Coin claim   Probably same as Ben Hur extension.  Developed by an inclined shaft of undetermined depth and by drift adits and near-surface stopes along the vein for 75 feet.” –MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1



CHRONOLOGY


September 15, 1896: “HAWKEYE MINE (quartz) – It lies 2 ¾ miles S. E. of Randsburg, at 3,100 altitude, and is one of the new discoveries in the desert.  A 12’ shaft has been sunk on a 2’ vein, dipping 45 degrees N. E., and lying between diorite walls.  P. O. Fifield, of Randsburg, owner.” --California State Mining Bureau, Thirteenth Report of The State Mineralogist for The Two Years



SILVERTON PROSPECT



SUMMARY


1962: “LOCATED NE1/4 sec, 22, T30S, R40E, MDM, Rand district. 4 miles south-southwest of Randsburg, on south edge of Rand Mts.  Several claims: some are patented.  Developed by 160-foor inclined shaft with 40 foot crosscut on 100 foot level.” --MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1



CHRONOLOGY


Recipt For an Interest in the Silverton Prospect. Collection of the Rand Desert Museum

March 24, 1923: “SELMA PEOPLE WORKING – Near the Sydney a bunch of Selma (California) people are sinking a shaft now down 100 feet, at which depth they have run short crosscuts, they will resume sinking, they have named their outfit as the Silverton.” – Bakersfield Californian



MARCH 1925: “THE SILVERTON PROPERTY, composing eleven and a fraction claims, is located somewhat over 2 miles southwest of the Rand Contact Group.  It is operated by the Silverton Mining Company.  The property is developed by and inclined shaft 160 feet deep, and a 40-foot crosscut on the 100-foot level.  The shaft follows down the footwall of a fracture assays 2 ounces of silver and about $6.00 per ton.  No other values have been found. --HULIN



JASPER (GIMLET)



SUMMARY


1962: LOCATED– Center sec. 12, T30S, R40E, MDM, Stringer Dist., 2 ¼ miles southeast of Randsburg,  Prospect developed by moderately deep 80 degree inclined shaft and several shafts from 20 to about 80 feet deep in search for silver in the 1920’s.  Also prospected by bulldozer for scheelite in more recent years.  No recorded production.” –MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1


CHRONOLOGY


October 3, 1921: “FOR THE GIMLET MINING COMANY, Superintendent B. B Eldred reports that it is making good headway in sinking with a prospecting shaft equipped with a gasoline hoist.  This company is financed by Coalinga oil men.  It is their intention to continue sinking until they reach the 500 before any development is started.” – Bakersfield Californian



March 1925: “AMONG THE MORE RECENT workings (chiefly silver prospects) which the writer was unable to visit may be mentioned the Gimlet, lying 3000 feet west of the Black Hawk Mine.” --Hulin



MIZPAH-NEVADA (SATAN) MINE


1962:  “LOCATED — NE ¼ sec. 1, T30S, R40E, MDM, Rand district, 1 ¼ miles southeast of Randsburg.  Prospect shaft 150 feet deep with 40 foot crosscut adit to south.  No production. Idle since 1923.” –MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1



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1962: “LOCATED — NE ¼ sec. 12, T30S, R40E, MDM, Stringer district, 2 miles southeast of Randsburg.  Vertical prospect shaft 200 feet deep developed in search for silver-bearing veins in early 1920’s.  Production undetermined.”  –MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1



ST. LAWRENCE RAND (ISABELLA K.C. N.) MINE



SUMMARY


1962: “LOCATED –NW ¼ SE ¼, sec. 1, T30S, R40E, MDM, Rand district. 1 ½ miles southeast of Randsburg.  Two patented claims. A deep prospect developed about 1923 in search for silver ore.  Two shafts 200 feet deep apart and about 1500 feet of drifts on 4 levels to depths of 450 feet.” —-MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1



CHRONOLOGY


October 4, 1923: “THE ST. LAWRENCE RAND, operating on ground leased from the Californian Rand Silver has recently cut a ledge of ruby silver.  This property is being developed under the supervision of Engineer S. L. Pearce and according to his belief should enter the shipping class before many weeks.”—Bakersfield Californian



January 8, 1924: “ST. LAWRENCE MAY GET RUBY SILVER—Randsburg, Jan. 8.—On the third level of the St. Lawrence, in the drift some 700 feet out, they have good indications of hitting into some nice looking ruby silver.  Pieces picked up on the dump this week show a decided change in the rock.



The St. Lawrence Rand Mining Company holds a lease from the California Rand Silver Mining Company on portions of nine claims known as the K. C. N. Group, located approximately 4000 feet west of the California Rand Silver Mine.


The property is developed by a number of old workings, and in addition an inclined shaft 450 feet deep.  Levels are cut at 100 feet (240 feet of drifting); 250 feet, (772 feet of drifting); 350 feet (182 feet of drifting); and 450 feet (242 feet of drifting), for a total of 1436 feet of drifting to January 1, 1924.


While much of the veins carried only traces of silver, one lot of 6100 pounds of ore removed from the 250-foot level averaged $75.00 per ton.”—Bakersfield Californian



January 28, 1924: “BOTH THE THIRD AND FIFTH LEVELS of the St. Lawrence are being sent along in good shape, developing and blocking our milling ore.”—Bakersfield Californian



TOGO GROUP



1962: LOCATED — NE ¼ sec. 12, T30S, R40E, MDM, Stringer district, 2 1/4 miles south of Randsburg.  Patented claims on west side of Vienna mine.  Several shallow excavations.” --MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1, PAGE 284



TREASURE HILL MINE



SUMMARY


1962: “LOCATED — SE ¼ sec. 1, T30S, R40E, MDM, Rand district, 1 ½ miles southeast of Randsburg.  Two claims.  Two compartment vertical shaft to 600-foot depth with levels at 400 and 500 feet, and shallow trenches and inclined shafts. MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1



CHRONOLOGY

February 27, 1923: “THE TREASURE HILL, now cutting in stations at the 200 level.” – Bakersfield Californian



October 4, 1923: “IN THE TREASURE HILL a good grade of gold ore showing silver values has recently been cut and the ore body is now being explored preparatory to taking down the mineral.”—Bakersfield Californian



December 26, 1923: CEMENT FOUNDATIONS for the new hoist and compressor at the Treasure Hill’s Silver Bar shaft are set.  With the installation of the heavy equipment, sinking to the 900 foot level will proceed.”—Bakersfield Californian



December 8, 1923: “SILVER BELLE LEDGE WIDENS FIVE FEET—F. A. Burge, superintendent of the Silver Belle Mining Company stated this morning that the ledge on the Silver Bar claim of the Treasure Hill Mining Company in the Randsburg district, had widened to 15 feet and that the ore is running an average of $35 to the ton.  The vein runs full length across the White Horse claim and officers of the company are now completing plans to sink a shaft to the 400-foot level.

The Silver Bar strike was made one month after the discovery of the famous Californian Rand.  As ten-foot ledge was encountered, showing promising gold values.”—Bakersfield Californian



December 17, 1923: “A 50-H.P. MOTOR FOR THE TREASURE HILL mining company will be installed for the new hoist.  Iron for a new hoist building has been ordered.  In the development work planned, besides the sinking to a depth of 900 feet with levels at every hundredth, some 750 feet of lateral work will be done on the 500 where the big 10-foot god vein was struck last month.”—Bakersfield Californian



January 5, 1924: “ITS NEIGHBOR (Silver Belle) the Treasure Hill company, has its new big hoist set and sinking from the 530 to 900 feet, is now the order, with stations and levels at every hundred feet.  With the coming activity of these two companies and the day and night advancement of the St. Lawrence, this part of the field may make history in the very near future.”—Bakersfield Californian



January 11, 1924: “TREASURE HILL LETS CONTRACT FOR SHAFT—Randsburg, Jan 11.—The Treasure Hill management has contracted for the sinking of its main shaft for the sixth level.  It is believe d that better time can and will be made by contracting.  A contract for the lateral work on the 600 level, after the station is cut in, has also been made.  The development and advancement by the Treasure Hill means much encouragement to the many operators in the silver zone.”—Bakersfield Californian



January 28, 1924: “SINCE THE TREASURE HILL entered into a contract to both sink and run laterals, there is good headway.  The shaft is now down 585 feet.  Two drifts and a cross-cut on the fifth are very encouraging as to gold value.”—Bakersfield Californian



MARCH 1925: “”THE TREASURE HILL MINING COMPANY INC., is operating a group of three claims lying 1200 feet to the east of the St. Lawrence Rand property.  The property is developed by a 2-compartment vertical shaft which was 540 feet in depth in January, 1924, sinking operations still being in progress.” –Hulin



WHITE HORSE RAND (HIGH GRADE RIDGE) PROSPECT



SUMMARY

1962: “LOCATED–SE ¼ sec. 1 T30S, R40E, MDM, Rand district.  Vertical prospect shaft about 200 feet deep developed in search of silver bearing veins.  Work discontinued in 1923. MINES AND MINERALS OF KERN COUNTY CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY COUNTY REPORT 1, PAGE 285



CHRONOLOGY

White Horse Rand Mining Company of Randsburg Stock Certificate. Collection of the Rand Desert Museum.

February 27, 1923: “WITH ALL THE MACHINERY running smooth, sinking is now under way on the Rand White Horse shaft, now down 70 feet.” – Bakersfield Californian



March 1925: “THE WHITE HORSE RAND Mining Company holds 11 acres near the highway southeast of the St. Lawrence Rand holdings.  The property is being prospected by means of 1 ½ compartment vertical shaft which is about 200 feet deep.  Several small flat veins or stringers of quartz were cut in sinking the shafts.  No lateral work has been done.  Work was discontinued in the summer of 1923.” --Hulin



MOJAVE RAND



CHRONOLOGY

March 15, 1922:  “VALUABLE ORE BODY IN MOJAVE RAND LAND –Randsburg, March 15.  – An Assay received yesterday from the Mojave Rand property gave $185.20 per ton, of which $107.20 was gold and $75 silver.  This high assay in gold indicates that the property will develop into a valuable gold mine, as well as silver.

The shaft is down50feet and machinery will soon be installed for further sinking.

Major Martin of Los Angeles is general manager of the property and the board of directors includes:  Dr. Sherrary, W. D. Beatty, Dr. Jones, a geologist of note formerly associated with the Sun Oil Company, Dr. Beatty, Dr. Stukey, Mr. Phillips and Judge Stevens, all of Los Angeles.  Dr. Sherrary is president of the company, and W. D. Beatty secretary and treasurer.

The company is incorporated for $500,000 and most of the stock has already been spoken for, the fiscal agents being the Graham Roth Company of Los Angeles.” –Bakersfield Californian

February 25, 1922: “A NEW PROPERTY, CALLED THE MOJAVE RAND, situated north of the North Rand, has been financed by several prominent Los Angeles physicians and a retired shoe manufacturer, whose name have not yet been made public.  Assays of $21 are claimed at the grass roots.  Machinery will be installed as soon as possible for sinking a shaft.”—Bakersfield Californian

March 26, 1922:  A TRIP ABOUT 10 MILES BEYOND the north of the “big silver” brought us to the new sensation, the  Mojave-Rand, it is now down 65 feet in its standard double compartment shaft.  Samples of the rock that assayed $185 show plenty of white iron and the little black spots of the metal of that color.” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

June 14, 1922: “MOJAVE- RAND operating in the north Rand District have receive word that their machinery which they ordered and pad for a short while ago has been shipped and is expected to arrive any day now.  It will then be immediately installed and the shaft hustled down.” –The Rand District News

October 11, 1922: “LOCAL PROSPECTS ACTIVE—The Mojave-Rand situated in the north-field, is not making any noise, just sinking with better formation as they progress. – The Rand Miner



MOjave Rand Development Company Stock Certificate. Collection of the Rand Desert Museum

February 25, 1923: “W. B. BEATTY, E. B. PHILLIPS, DR. CAMPBELL, AND MAJOR J. L. MARTIN, officials and principal shareholders in the Mojave-Rand, paid a week-end visit to the property.  This is one of the strongest companies operating in the north end of the silver field.  It is the intention of the company to continue deep sinking.  With the showings on the surface, with good assays as they go down, there is every reason to believe with depth that this end of the district will be brought in as another sensation.” –Bakersfield Californian



March 1925: “AMONG THE MORE RECENT WORKINGS (chiefly silver prospects) which the writer was unable to visit may be mentioned the Mojave Rand, northeast of Red Mountain.” –Hulin

November 29, 1925: MOJAVE-RAND TO CORE DRILL TO DEEPER LEVELS—Plan Extensive Exploration  Work on Promising Group at Rand. – Contract for core drilling to a depth of 1225 feet has been given Frank F. Davis by the Mojave-Rand Company headed by W. H. Allen, president of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission.  The property is located in good  silver _______  ________in the north rand _________.  A prospect shaft was sunk to a depth of 225 feet and the core drilling will be __________ the location of this working….” –Bakersfield Morning Echo


SILVER KING GROUP Silver King No. 1, Silver King No. 2, Silver King No. 3 Silver King No. 4 and Lucky Fraction No. 2 Lodes.

CHRONOLOGY

October 11, 1922: “SILVER KING PROMISING—The Silver King operated by the owners of the Silver Moon, is below 500, with better formation in the close vicinity of the leases that are making history in the big silver.  This claim ought to in the very near future, be getting into the formation that thrills.” -- The Rand Miner



January 5, 1923: “THE STRIKE ON THE SILVER KING is improving in extent.  The values are silver glance and ruby silver and are exceedingly high grade.  Engineer Jackson is very enthusiastic over the situation.  He also reports good gold assays from the Silver Moon shaft, though the extent of the zone has not been sufficiently exploited to class it as commercial at this time.” –Bakersfield Californian



February 22, 1923: “VISIT THE RAND MINING DISTRICT DISPLAY — National Orange Show San Bernardino.—Metal from other property which is being shown: lead ore from the Witt Bros., which was brought in by Ed. Hekelrath.  Silver ore from the Rand Extension, formerly the Rand Silver King.  Silver Lead ore from the Bee Hive group, which is located four miles northwest of Randsburg. “–Rand District Miner



Mineral Survey No. 5695, Independence Land District, Claim Surveyed May 18, 1923, Claimed by Johannesburg Mining and Milling Co.  Improvements consist of 7 shafts, 1 shaft crosscut and drifts valued at $29,615.

August 15, 1924: “MINING MEN OF KERN COUNTY are taking much interest in reports that officials of the Silver Glance Company are negotiating for the purchase of a portion of the Silver King holdings at Randsburg.  The Silver Glance interests are operating a lease on the above property, where a rich strike of high grade silver was recently encountered.  Since then is said the deal to purchase has been underway.%

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