The Red Bird was one of the better mining properties on Scott Hill, and from the very locating,
the property seemed to hold promise. Unlike other claim-holders in the area, the owners of the Red Bird chose to work the
property themselves rather than letting out contracts to others.(1)
By September the the work was so promising that they had also "...commenced building substantial
and comfortable log cabins." so that work could
be continued throughout the winter.(2)
By 1884 the Red Bird was being called one of the "Principle locations" on Scott Hill with several tunnels and drifts, and a shaft
sixty feet deep driving on a three foot thick vein of ore. Samples at that time showed low grade galena and 15 percent iron
images of the mine 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
(3) (Utah) Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake Cities for 1884, Robert W. Sloan, Herald
Printing & Publishing Co., 1884, p. 74