ROYAL TIGER MINES
This photograph is part of a small group of Royal Tiger Mines historical materials, including a panoramic photograph of the mining properties and a prospectus.
OTTO WESTERMAN, Photographer
This mine began as a placer operation; however, after a tunnel was driven into Farncomb Hill under the Company’s surface claims, the main workings went underground.
The Wire Patch Mining Company owned the following mining claims: Frederick the Great, Emperor, Queen of the Forest, Elephant, and others. In 1882, an underground gold ore body was discovered within the Elephant claim. $75,000 (about 3750 troy ounces) was recovered in the first four years. In 1888, The Wire Patch Gold Mining & Milling Company opened the Huntington Mill which used an improved gold ore reduction method.
Oro Mine, and Wellington, in French Gulch, near Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado.
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