Milt Orr 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 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).
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.