Milt Orr Mining Claim - BCC


Location data

QUICK LOCATION PATH: Utah / Salt 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 Milt Orr Lode Mining Claim, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Mineral Survey #74, Lot #120. The Survey dated November 6, 1880, and accepted by the U.S. Surveyor's Office on january 6, 1881. The original claim was roughly 100 feet wide, and some 1400 feet long, not in a straight line but rather a hockey-stick shape. First running South-West to North-East and then turning North-West to South-East encompassing 3.214 acres of ground. It overlaps a portion of the earlier Reed & Benson Claim, portions of the Sacramento Claim, and portions of the Eclipse Extension Claim.
The Plat shows the discovery marker near the west-center of the claim just west of the Reed & Benson ridge. At the time of the survey, the Milt Orr Claim was being worked by one inclined tunnel 115 feet deep and a drift from that tunnel. The exact dimensions and direction of any of these workings at the time of the survey is not given.  
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


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

What remains

No structures remain standing at this site.