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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 17, 1938

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Diamond Mountain Custom Mill, 1940
From the Eastman Archives at UC Davis

Holmes Plans Wide Program
Work is Pushed on at Diamond Mountain
May 17, 1938

Extensive development of the Art Greig property, five miles south of Susanville on Diamond Mountain, is being mapped by John Holmes and associates following preliminary work on the claim.

The claim is located across the road from the old Lone Pine property which established a mint record in the Susanville district 40 years ago, and good pannings are being obtained, according to the Lassen Advocate.

Construction of a 40-ton mill is contemplated. A definite footwall of granite has been reached at a depth of 15 feet, and the vein is from four to six feet wide. The ore shoot has been stripped for a distance of 200 feet in both directions from the shaft.

The property, according to Holmes, is on a direct line from the old Arkansas property on Gold Run Creek. The vein has a mother lode trend, northeast and southwest, about 30 degrees east.

Holmes and his associates have taken a lease and option on 225 acres of the Greig holdings. A spring believed large enough to furnish ample water for development of the property is located about a quarter of a mile above the workings.

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One Response to Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 17, 1938

  1. Robert Ramey

    Robert Ramey

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I think George McDowell Was holding this mine in 1960. He told me there was gold in the mine but it was not feasible to run @ $28.00 per oz. And if gold ever went up to a price the could make it pay . They would Start it up . I have wondered many Times if when gold was $1500.00 an Oz. if they opened it up. Anyone know? I saw where George McDowell died A few years ago.

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