Homeward Bound Mining Claim - BCC

Stone cabin remains at the Baker / Homeward Bound mining site below the cliffs near Kessler Peak - c. 2005
Copyright 2005 - Donald Winegar - Tintic Images

Location data

QUICK LOCATION PATH: Utah / Salt Lake County / Big Cottonwood District / South Fork or Cardiff Fork / Kessler Peak

Approximate GPS Location:

40.37.346 N - 111.40.003 W  (field) 


Approximate Elevation:

9913'  (field) 


30 x 60 Minute Map:



7.5 Minute Map:



Mineral Survey Plat

Below is a copy of the Mineral Survey Plat for the Homeward Bound Lode Mining Claim, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Mineral Survey #4, Lot #40, dated July 26, 1872. The original claim was 200 feet wide, and 800 feet long, running East South-East to West North-West and encompassing 3.67 acres of ground.
The Plat shows the discovery marker near the center of the claim on the East slope of Kessler Peak near the Carbonate Claim. At the time of the survey, the Homeward Bound Claim was being worked by 1 tunnel. The tunnel length was not specified, nor are any structures noted.
There was at least one cabin at the workings, as it is shown on the plat done just 4 years later for the Baker Mining Claim. The plat does not mention the size of the cabin as others do, but having visited the site, there are now in the area scant remains of two rock or stone cabins about 8 feet square each.


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


Detail From larger 1902 Cottonwood - American Fork - Park City Claim Map showing the location and surrounding claims.             THRP - Winegar Collection 

What remains

Only the stone cabin remains shown above and the caved portal of the old workings are at this site. No structures remain standing.