Golden Gate mine

 

 

Work began on the Golden gate claim in January of 1882. By March of 1882 a ten foot drift had been driven into the iron oxides on the claim. Work ceased for a time. Then around World War I, work was continued in small trench-like workings on the iron oxide/ manganese oxide area searching for a profitable manganese deposits. This mine is actually, like many other properties more of a prospected claim than a true mine. The substantial headframe on the claim along with the collapsed water tank and pipe lines belong to the Sunrise shaft, which is considered part of the Southwest Mine. The rich ores inside the Golden Gate claim would be developed by the Southwest Mine in from 1915-1944.

A view from the Golden Gate Claim looking towards Mexico. The Headframe of the Dallas Mine can be found roughly in the center of the picture and the gray dumps of the Congdon Shaft are in the middle right side

The dark oxide dumps belong to prospects of the Golden Gate Claim. The Lighter dumps and headframe belong to the Sunrise Shaft of the Southwest Mine.

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