Excelsior 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 Excelsior Lode
Mining Claim, Big Cottonwood Mining District, Mineral District #5, Mineral Survey #118, Lot #154. The Survey dated July 20,
1888, and accepted by the U.S. Surveyor's Office on July 1, 1889. The original claim, located August 5, 1870, was 200 feet
wide, and 2200 feet long, running South-West to North-East and encompassing 10.101 acres of ground. It lies just north and
adjacent to the Reed & Benson mine on Reed & Benson Ridge.
The Plat shows the discovery marker near the center of the claim just west of the Reed &
Benson ridge-line. At the time of the survey, the Excelsior was part of the Reed & Goodspeed Mining Co. and was being
worked in conjunction with the Reed & Benson Claim.
No mention is made of cabins or structures at the site on the survey plat other than those
related to the Reed & Benson property.
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
No structures remain standing at this site.