The Richmond Mine in City Creek Canyon was one of several mines in Utah that would share the
name Richmond. This one was just getting started in 1873 and was one of mines mines located in "Dry Gulch".
The shaft was
down 30 feet, and was showing ore in a vein that was increasing in width as the shaft went deeper. (1) Even with this promising showing, work was
suspended on the property less than 30 days later, as it was reported that bad air had been encountered. The article went
on to state that the owners were "...putting in a newly
patented process for supplying the shaft with pure air."(2) The name of this patented process was not noted. Further
details are not known at this time.
No images of this property are known.
The exact location of this mine is not yet known.
(1) Salt Lake Daily Herald, Vol. IV - No. 66, August 28, 1873, p.3
(2) Salt Lake Daily Herald, Vol. IV - No. 94, September 28, 1873, p.3