Amanda Lode Claim - BCC

Location data

QUICK LOCATION PATH: Utah / Salt Lake County / Big Cottonwood District / Big Cottonwood Canyon / Mill A Gulch (North)

Approximate GPS Location:

40.38.930 N - 111.41.416 W  (plat estimate) 


Approximate Elevation:

8226'  (plat estimate) 


30 x 60 Minute Map:



7.5 Minute Map:




Mineral Survey Plat

Below is a copy of the Mineral Survey Plat for the Amanda Lode Mining Claim, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Mineral Survey #63, Lot #99, dated June 13, 1878. The original claim was 600 feet wide, and 1500 feet long, running South-East to North-West and encompassing 20.66 acres of ground.
The Plat shows the discovery marker at the south central portion of the claim on the west slope of Mill A Gulch (North) above the Maxfield Claim. At the time of the survey, the Amanda was worked at two different locations, both tunnels. The longer of the two, the Adelaide at 200 feet, and the shorter, the namesake of the claim, the Amanda, at 120 feet.
According to the plat, a "rock cabin" 10 x 12 feet was also present on the claim just above the tunnels.


Base Plat is from original 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

Nothing. No structures remain standing at this site. Only water flowing from the caved portal of the lower tunnel marks the site of the old Maxfield along the highway. Farther up the gulch to the left, small dumps from several other prospect holes and the original shaft (also caved) can be found.