Union Pacific Mining Claim - BCC
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Lake County / Big Cottonwood District / South Fork or Cardiff Fork / Reed & Benson Ridge
Mineral Survey Plat
Below is a copy of the Mineral Survey Plat for the Union Pacific Lode
Mining Claim, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Mineral Survey #46, Lot #82. The Survey dated October 13,
1877, and accepted by the U.S. Surveyor's Office on November 24, 1877. The original claim was 100 feet wide, and 1400 feet
long, running South-West to North-East and encompassing 3.214 acres of ground. It lies just north of the Reed & Benson
mine on the Reed & Benson Ridge.
The Plat shows the discovery marker near the center of the claim just west of the Reed & Benson ridge. At
the time of the survey, the Union Pacific Claim was being worked by one shaft and one tunnel, the shaft 25 feet deep and the
tunnel 50 feet long. The exact dimensions of any of these workings at the time of the survey are not known.
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).
digital map image Copyright 2011 - THRP - Tintic Images
Detail From larger Cottonwood - American Fork - Park City Claim Map
showing the location and surrounding claims THRP - Winegar Collection
No structures remain standing at this site.