By George H. Billingsley
This book is a synopsis of the prospectors, their instances and mines, and the minerals they discovered in and round the Grand Canyon. it's a consolidation of knowledge at the topic. it's prepared in geographical presentation, from west to east around the sector.
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Except in a few placer claims farther west from the Grand Timbering was almost unknown in the inner canyon Wash Cliffs. It was just a matter of time, though, before mines because there was no practical way to transport the meager mineral resources of Grand Canyon country enough wood to do the job. Fortunately, most of the mines were exploited. were driven into fairly sohd rock, and while the mines were still new, men were not placed in as much jeopardy as one Grand Gulch Mine might suppose. However, one of the prospects near the Although Hill (1915) has said that copper deposits in the mouth of Lava Canyon in the Palisades Fault is partly Grand Gulch area were discovered around 1853, by shored up with driftwood timbers (see under Little Richard Bentley, Samuel S.
C. Arms, June 10-11, 1958. The vertical section is exaggerated to show the dissolution pattern in the Muav Limestone. Redrawn with permission from a copy receivedfromPaul S. Martin. ^ 3 2 Ih C h a p t e r T h r e e : N l i n e s &c P r o s p e c t o r s o f t h e G r a n d C a n y o n Region (Richard Quartaroli confirmed in April 1995 that the track When we first entered the cave, we heard the noises of cables also remained on the slope between the cave and the bats—soft, but distinct. ) Outside of the cave there were "several lengths of 10 guano on it.
Many discouraged long in one area. A prospector could even starve to death if prospectors gave up their pursuit of riches and concentrated too much energy was expended in the search for food. Thus on getting back to the nearest settlement alive. many of the abandoned miner's caches throughout Grand ^22lh C h a p t e r T h r e e : ]VIines &C. P r o s p e c t o r s o f t h e G r a n d C a n y o n Kegion Canyon contain the relics of packed-in foods and the work made available. The fate that came to some men was implements necessary to prepare them.