Antelope Mining Claim - BCC


Brief history

The Antelope was one of the earliest properties in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It was rich in ore, and output in the early days, substantial. Just how much is not known. Adjacent to the Prince of Wales, output and production was usually included with numbers from the larger and richer neighbor.   

Mineral Survey Plat

Below is a copy of the Mineral Survey Plat for the Antelope Mining Claim, Silver Fork, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Survey #11, Lot #47, Dated November 6 & 7th, 1873.
The original claim was roughly 100 feet wide and just over 1500 feet long. A portion of the claim was on the south side of the creek but mostly it was located on the north slope. It did not run in a straight line, but skewed to the left and then back to the right as it rose in elevation. The claim ran from south-west to north-east and encompassed 3.82 acres of ground.
The Discovery shaft was located near the upper portion of the claim, and a shaft house is noted as one of the structures present at the time of the survey. No other structure information is given.


Base Plat is from originals scans by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Modified digital map image Copyright 2011 - THRP - Tintic  Images

What remains

A few buildings once sat near the old shaft, but have long ago disappeared.
More information on the Antelope will be added in the future.