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Finding Aid to the Report on the Cumberland Gold Mine, Arizona Territory MS.633
MS.633  
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Description
This bound volume is entitled "Report: The Cumberland Gold Mine" and contains newspaper clippings from 1879 and a hand-written report submitted by George E. Barnes and B. J. Burns to the President of the Cumberland Mining Company. The report was submitted from the Martinez District, Yavapia County, Arizona Territory on February 28, 1880.
Background
One gold-quartz mine, the Cumberland, is described by Lindgren 61 as follows: "The Cumberland mine is one mile north of Pine Flat and was last in operation about 1908. According to information obtained from T. Roach, of Pine Flat, this is a gold quartz vein striking a little east of north and dipping west. The shaft is 350 feet deep and there are short drifts. The shoot on the north is said to have continued to the lowest workings; it contains ore of $40 grade, which was treated in a 10-stamp mill at Pine Flat. The gold is reported as free and visible in places. The water level was found at a depth of 90 feet. It is probable that here, as in many other places, the conditions became unfavorable when the workings reached the sulphide ore below water level. There is said to be placer ground in the vicinity of the Cumberland mine." Source: Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Mining, by Edlred Wilson, 1983.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
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