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A rich find of ore along the Klamath

From the pages of the Crescent City American, October 1927.

Two Klamath men in Monday from the lower Klamath River section, says the Yreka Journal, had specimens of ore running $25,000 to a ton. These men, yet in their early 30s, came here about a year ago from the south and hearing about the good mines on the Klamath, determined to prospect. After considerable testing, they got a better bargain then they had ever dreamed.

Running a tunnel was successfully undertaken. They took a square foot of soil and rock, crushed and washed, and when they took it to the bank they were given a $250 check in exchange. 

These miners are reticent about giving out their names to the public, or giving out a great deal of information regarding their rich find. It is better than Weepah and is not a pocket find but a defined ledge, richer the deeper they go, they stated when in.

“We have made many assays and have in so many ways tested out the ledge for a long distance that we are now confident of what we have,” the men said. Then one of them produced a piece of the rich ore, more gold than rock.

“It’s just a little piece we broke off, and there is plenty more where that came from, and just as rich,” one said.

If the ledge is all that the specimen would indicate and if it runs for miles it ought to be a mighty big thing for the Klamath River country. Here’s hoping it is the bonanza it seems!


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