Bearson Mining Claim - BCC



Arrow shows the Bearson Mine dump on 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:

40.37.440 N - 111.39.890 W  (topo approx.) 


Approximate Elevation:

9666'  (topo approx.) 


30 x 60 Minute Map:



7.5 Minute Map:



Mineral Survey Plat

Below is a copy of the Mineral Survey Plat for the Bearson Lode Mining Claim, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Mineral Survey #54, Lot #90, dated December 22 & 23, 1877. The original claim was 600 feet wide, and 1500 feet long, running North North-East to West South-West and encompassing 19.60 acres of ground.
The Plat shows the discovery marker near the center of the claim on the East slope of Kessler Peak below the Carbonate and adjoining the Homeward Bound and Baker Claims. At the time of the survey, the Bearson Claim was being worked by 1 shaft and 1 open cut. The shaft was 4 x 6 feet across and driven to a depth of 40 feet by that time. The open cut was much smaller, only 8 x 16 feet, and just north of the shaft.
There is no mention of cabins or structures on the plat, and I have not yet visited this site.  


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

According to others who have visited the site, only the shaft and the cut mark the site. No structures remain standing.