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1898 Excerpt: ...Boots." About five miles east of Murphys lie the
Collierville mines, which have for years attracted attention by
reason of the gold specimens that have been taken out. The various
claims are all worthy of consideration and inspection. On Indian
Creek is situated the Old Calaveras group, comprising the Oro
Minto, Enchantress and South Bank. To the east of the above group
arc the Hercules, Driver, Homestake, Sonoma, Rose Rock, Big Horn
and other mines, each and all estimated by their respective owners
to be valuable possessions. Many would undoubtedly prove good
mines, if opened and developed on a practical basis. To the west,
on the ridge between Indian and San Antone creeks, is the Golden
BeM mine, formerly known as the Washington, when it was for years
successfully worked by Samuel Woods of San Antone. The Esmeralda
mine, near the town of the same name, has been prospected by two
shafts 100 feet and 400 feet respectively in depth, the latter
being the deepest shaft sunk on any of the properties thereabouts,
as it is essentially a tunnel region. Three ore shoots have been
explored, each of which is between one and rwo hundred feet in
length. The course of the vein is a little north of west and south
of east, averaging from three to four feet in width and has a
northerly dip of about 68 degrees. The walls are both of Calaveras
slate, and the water flow about 13,000 gallons daily. North of the
Esmeralda, and occupying a corresponding position upon the summit
of the ridge between the San Antone and O'Neil creeks, a large
group of claims has been located, the Columbus and Rochester, two
patented mines owned by D. Fricot, forming the nucleus. These mines
were patented a number of years ago, and the development work done
at that time opened up a large vein o...
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