Thor Mining Claim - BCC



Simple rendering of the THOR mine just below the Mill D South Fork and Mineral Fork ridge-line on the Mill D side. Rendering is based on scant site remains and early written descriptionsTHRP - Copyright 2011 Donald K. Winegar - All Rights Reserved

Location data

QUICK LOCATION PATH: Utah / Salt Lake County / Big Cottonwood District / South Fork or Cardiff Fork / Mineral Fork - South Fork Ridge

Approximate GPS Location:

40.36.877 N - 111.40.105 W  (topo estimate) 


Approximate Elevation:

9858'  (topo estimate) 


30 x 60 Minute Map:



7.5 Minute Map:



Mineral Survey Plat

Below is a copy of the Mineral Survey Plat for the Thor Lode Mining Claim, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Mineral Survey #29, Lot #65. Survey dated November 21 & 22, 1876 and accepted by the U.S. Surveyor's Office on December 22, 1876. The original claim was 600 feet wide, and 1500 feet long, running roughly East to West and encompassing 20.66 acres of ground. and overlapping slightly the Venus claim to the south.
The Plat shows the discovery marker near the eastern third of the claim directly on top of the ridge. Though later work would create a tunnel on the South Fork side of the ridge, at the time of the survey, the Venus Claim was being worked by three shafts just below the ridge-line on the Mineral Fork side of the divide. The discovery shaft on the ridge 30 feet deep, the second shaft, an incline 78 feet deep, and the third shaft, also a n incline, 55 feet deep. All three of these shafts being 4 feet x 5 feet in width.  
No mention is made of cabins or structures at the site on the survey plat. 


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

Unknown at this time.