Little Emil Mine (prospect)

 

Located on the tiny fractional claim, Little Emil, near the Higgins mine. It was developed by Marks-Meyer Mining & Leasing Company in 1918. A 50ft. shaft was sunk on one corner of the claim with a level at the 50ft. point. There was also an adit on the claim. During the late 1940’s the adit was open and the crosscut went back to a “Y” intersection then ended. Presently, all workings on the site are filled and the dump is largely limestone with no indications of copper mineralization. It is believed the named Little Emil was derived from company’s president’s son who was tragically killed in an accident on the playground of the Loretto School in 1914.

Dumps of the Little Emil Mine

Map showing the Little Emil fractional claim

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