Arapahoe Bar Placer Mine

Address: Two miles east of Golden along Clear Creek.

July 25, 1885, J.J. Wannamaker sold the Arapahoe Bar Place Mine to an unnamed company belonging to J. E. Chaffee and G.W. Cummings. May 22, 1886, a hydraulic gulch mining system under the charge of four proprietors and co-partners: Frank Soper, J.C. Summers, W.C. and T.B. Pearl. The California inventor of the hydraulic mining machinery, John H. Martin was on land supervising operations. They are using water out of the ditch of the Golden Ditch and Flume Co. August 6, 1892, the plant was sold by the sheriff for the $47,000 in claims against the plant. The land was valued at $20,000 and the machinery was $40,000.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S24, T3S, R70W
Source: "WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado," WPA project #3548, DAR Pioneer Museum, p.448-450, 453.
Other Names: Lewis Bar Place Mine
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012

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