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Death Valley Mine, Panamint Treasure claim group, Gold Hill, Gold Hill District, Carbonate District, Panamint Mts (Panamint Range), Inyo Co., California, USA

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A talc mine possibly located along Galena Canyon, E of Gold Hill (summit), on National Park Service wilderness land (Death Valley National Park/Death Valley Wilderness).

NOTE: This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database. The locality string is interpolated from the descriptions of the similar localities in a series. These localities are talc deposits described as being located in "Death Valley-Kingston Range District, Panamint Mts (Panamint Range), Death Valley" or "Death Valley-Kingston Range District, Panamint Mts (Panamint Range), Death Valley National Park." The error in these original locality strings is apparent regarding the District.

The original Death Valley claim in the Panamint Mining District, "situated 1/2 mile south of where the Panamint and Death Valley Trail crosses the summit and on the Death Valley side of the ridge," was discovered by John Lemoigne and others on 6 June 1879. The next possible mention of the claim occurs in the form of a location notice for a Death Valley Mine, situated in the Cleaveland Mining District, "about 1-1/4 miles north of Chief Mine." It was located 13 May 1889 by Taylor and Beckerton and was recorded on 6 June 1889. The claim was evidently relocated and rerecorded on 14 November 1890 by the Death Valley Mining Company, who described the mine as being "Situated 1-1/4 mile NE of Chief Mine and about 2 mites North of Death Valley Mining Company's Boarding House at Gold Hill and adjoins the Beckerton Mine to which it runs parallel in Panamint Mining District." A third relocation notice by the Death Valley Mining Company on 9 August 1893 located the claim "about 1-1/4 miles NE of 'Ibex' Mine and about one mile north of Death Valley Company's Boarding House." Possibly the Ibex Mine is a later relocation of the Chief Mine, about which the writer could find no mention in the county courthouse records. (Greene, Linda I. (1981): III.A.2.a)(3)).

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References

Greene, Linda I. (1981), U.S. National Park Service, Historic Preservation Branch, Pacific Northwest/Western Team, Denver Service Center, Death Valley – Historic Resource Study – A History of Mining, Volume I (Parts 1 and 2): III.A.2.a)(3).

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 419 (map 12-3).

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