By George H. Billingsley
This ebook is a synopsis of the prospectors, their instances and mines, and the minerals they discovered in and round the Grand Canyon. it's a consolidation of knowledge at the topic. it truly is prepared in geographical presentation, from west to east around the quarter.
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And I After 1910, some, if not most, of the ore was hauled forty did love Maggie Averett's raisin pies—she was a wondertul miles to St. Thomas, Nevada, a site now beneath the Virgin cook. There was also the lady from Los Angeles and a tew River arm of Lake Mead. from down on the Muddy [River] in Nevada. " the surface, into the center ot the generally circular ore body By 1951, production at the mine totaled 15,701 tons of with a pear-shaped profile (a breccia pipe, but not recog ore containing 24,349 ounces of silver, 6,651 pounds of nized as such by the early miners).
The may be instances of miners taking the copper ore without highest copper content sampled yielded 18 percent copper; filing claims. An old wagon road passes through the limestone the highest uranium oxide content was 19 parts per million narrows of Hidden Canyon west of the mine, where also sev (Lane, 1984). The copper ores azurite, malachite, chalcopy eral ancient American Indian pictographs can be found. rite, bornite, and chalcocite occurred onlv in small amounts. On April 14, 1982, Pathfinder Mines Corporation made Hematite is commonly associated with the copper minerals, claims on the Hidden Canyon mines and began exploratory especially in large cavities up to two feet in diameter that drillings for uranium.
He was lying in a natural position, with his and removed from the national park, mostly during extrac head resting on a rock. An overcoat was buttoned tightly tion programs conducted by the National Park Service and around him. No large bones were broken, but he might private animal humane societies in the 1970s. Today burros have had afall and injured himself internally. More likely are still found in several remote canyons of the Hualapai he became sick and died. The small bones of the hands and and Havasupai Indian Reservations.