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The only significant gold rush to take place in Washington State occurred when gold was found in Swauk Creek in the central part of the state in 1873 Although prior reports of gold in the region existed as early as 1860 it was the rich deposits of gold on Swauk Creek that caused interest in gold mining in

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Swauk Creek Mining Claims

  • Washington State Gold Rush Historic Mining In Liberty

    The only significant gold rush to take place in Washington State occurred when gold was found in Swauk Creek in the central part of the state in 1873 Although prior reports of gold in the region existed as early as 1860 it was the rich deposits of gold on Swauk Creek that caused interest in gold mining in

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  • New Rules Striking A Nerve With Gold MinersThe Seattle

    New rules striking a nerve with gold miners who has been prospecting for 30 years and recently established a mining claim near Blewett Pass Gold was discovered in Swauk Creek in 1873

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  • Division Of Geology And Earth Resources

    Baker Creek Naneum Creek Boulder Creek Bear Cat Becker Bryant Bar Dennet Swauk Mining Gold Bar Swauk area Nugget Old Bigney Liberty area Williams Creek Swauk Creek Yakima River Perry Yakima River 15 Big Salmon La Sac Cle Elum River 16 Fortune Creek 17 Ingalls Creek Ruby Creek Bloom Solita Peshastin Creek Shaser Creek Negro Creek 18

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  • Kittitas County WA Gold MinesUS Mining

    Kittitas County WA Gold mines mine companies mine owners and mine information USMining provides information on mines operators and minerals mined in Kittitas County WA

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  • Historical Use Swauk Watershed Central Washington

    Introduction Like so many ma1 regions in the state the Swauk Watershed has undergone dynamic shifts in land use and ownership that help to explain todays spatial imprint Human activities including homesteading farming ranching mining logging trapping and railroadhighway construction have all taken place in the area greatly impacting the

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  • Mining Town Of Liberty Washington

    With the discovery of gold in Swauk Creek Liberty was one of several mining camps that sprang up in the 1870s The Swauk Creek discovery is notable for producing specimens of crystalline gold or wire gold The town became Liberty in 1916 it is the oldest mining town site in Washington state

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  • Kittitas County Washington MinesWestern Mining History

    About the MRDS Mines Database All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy

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  • Location MapsSwauk Creek Mine Liberty Swauk Mining

    These map resources refer to external websites and as such links are outside of the control of they may from time to time fail to work some may also not be as accurate as we would wish Important Disclaimer This locality information is for reference purposes only You should never

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  • WASHINGTON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    As fru as the mouth of Ingalls creek including its tributaries The claims on Negro creek however are often ref erred to as a part of the Negro Creek Mining District In this report an area of approximately nine square miles has been selected which includes all the more important mining claims

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  • PropertiesClassifiedsICMJ ProspectingMining Journal

    GOLD MINING CLAIMS 5992 acres FOR SALE 700000 with 100000 of equipment sold separately A few miles south of Lake Almanor CA Feather River runs thru the middle of the property Owner will consider 2yr MINING LEASE or TRADE for property in Washington Oregon or So Calif

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  • Washington Mining Claims

    Zoom in First Then choose a Base Layer To stay Informed About Land Matters Updates Subscribe to the Landmark Newsletter Customize Your Map Right Click on any Layer name and choose transparency to blend your Map Layers The Tool

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  • Kittitas County WA MinesUS Mining Has Mines Mining

    Kittitas County WA mines mine companies mine owners and mine information USMining provides information on mines operators and minerals mined in Kittitas County WA

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  • Swauk Creek PlacersWestern Mining History

    Swauk Creek Placers The Swauk Creek Placers is a gold mine located in Kittitas county Washington at an elevation of 2251 feet Premium members have access to Google dynamic maps

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  • Mining Claims For Sale Liberty Washington Gold

    Comments of Mining Claims For Sale Liberty Washington Gold With the discovery of gold in Swauk Creek Liberty was one of several mining camps that sprang up in the 1870s The Swauk Creek discovery is notable for producing specimens of crystalline gold or wire gold The town became Liberty in 1916 it is the oldest mining town site in

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  • Kittitas County Genealogical SocietyKittitas Co Places

    LIBERTY Liberty is the name of a historic gold mining camp on Williams Creek two miles off Highway 97 twentytwo miles from Ellensburg and seventeen miles from Cle Elum The area was first settled in 1873 when gold was discovered in Swauk Creek near the mouth of Williams Creek The camp was called Swauk mining camp

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  • Revisiting WashingtonCanadian Border To Swauk Creek

    Prospectors returning from British Columbia’s Cariboo and Fraser districts in 1860 wandered into the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and began placer mining on the creeks The town was named Edward Blewitt of Seattle who operated a gold mining company that owned many of the claims

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  • Washington Gold Rush History ArchivesGold Maps Online

    Mar 30 2017 · Let us make one thing clear first the only significant gold rush in Washington took place in 1873 when gold was found in Swauk Creek in the middle of the state There had been prior reports of gold discoveries but the gold deposit in Swauk Creek was the one that really caused interest in gold mining in the state It was a gold rush but in a

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  • Search ResultsWashington State Historical Society

    Steel head has points at both ends Head has a oval eye and bulges around the section into which the handle is inserted Red cloth around top of handle in hole of ax The wooden handle has spike or nail driven through it just below the pick head Used on the Benson gold mine Windfall claim Swauk mining district near Liberty WA Kittitas Co

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  • ClassifiedsICMJ ProspectingMining Journal

    FOR SALE23 Placer BLM mining claims totaling 483 acres in Baker County Oregon Located in an established placer gold district Highway 97 on Swauk Creek near Mineral Campground 20ac claim 5000 ED LEVESQUE 2533633440 LJul6 MINING CLAIM DEADWOOD CREEK ALASKA 185 miles from Fairbanks Price option without equipment125K

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  • Virden Mining Camp Kittitas County WAGhost Towns Of

    Virden was one of the earliest miners in the Swauk District and established the Virden mine in 1891 At the Virden camp today is the ruins of a cabin and arrastra An arrastra was a primitive mill used to grind or pulverize ore to extract the precious metals In 1897 there were eight arrastras operating in the Swauk Mining

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  • Gold Miners Slam Rules Designed To Save FishSFGate

    Gold miners slam rules designed to save fish Ed Levesque pans for gold on his mining claim land Sunday Nov 2 2008 in near Liberty Wash Prospectors such as Levesque who dig or dredge

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  • OF MINERAL PROPERTIESWashington

    Most of the areas originally called the Nigger Creek and Peshastin mining districts but it did not include a number of nearby mines on Ingalls Creek Nigger Creek and upper Peshastin Creek and some of its smaller tribu­ taries In order to include these mines which naturally belong with those

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  • BLM Reporting Application

    The BLMs Legacy Rehost System called LR2000 provides reports on BLM land and mineral use authorizations for oil gas and geothermal leasing rightsofway coal and other mineral development land and mineral title mining claims withdrawals classifications and more on federal lands or on federal mineral estate

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  • Swauk Mining District – Washington Our Home

    Central Washington Ghost Towns History Mining 12 485 Returning from an overnight trip to Leavenworth always a mustsee if you happen to be in the Wenatchee National Forest I spotted a sign along US97 pointing the way toward Liberty Washington which billed itself as

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  • Washington State Gold Claims Liberty WashingtonBINQ Mining

    Washington state gold claims liberty washington – Below is some information about the products equipment if you puzzle about the pricethe factorythe model and the photo of YEC production or want to know more about

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  • Southern Star Mine Environmental Assessment

    Southern Star Mine Environmental Assessment HydrologySoils Specialist Report –June 11 2016 IntroductionSummary – Southern Star is a small mining project proposed within the Swauk Creek Watershed in the OkanoganWenatchee National Forest It involves both underground mining operations and above ground processing

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  • 25 Rivers In Washington Where You RareGoldNuggets

    Apr 04 2017 · One great thing about prospecting in Washington is that gold can be found in just about every part of the state Placer gold is probably most prevalent in the creeks and rivers of the Cascade Range but central and eastern Washington also have some

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  • Swauk Creek Mine Liberty Swauk Mining District Kittitas

    Swauk Creek Mine Liberty Swauk Mining District Kittitas Co Washington USA This does not claim to be a complete list If you know of more minerals from this site please register so you can add to our database This locality information is for reference purposes only You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in

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  • Swauk Basin History

    Swauk Basin History – February 2006 Gold Discovery Creates a Community Th e Swauk Mining District formed in 1873 after gold was discovered in Swauk Creek Unlike many mining camps Liberty did not boom and then bust Instead it rose and fell certainly but did not become a ghost town It instead became a living ghost town

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  • Liberty Historic District Route 2Cle Elum Liberty

    Somehow JK Morrell acquired this townsite but by 1897 TF Meagher had jumped the townsite claim and won his case in court renaming the townsite Meaghersville By 1907 there were numerous cabins built on the mining claims in the Swauk area when the Wenatchee National Forest which surrounds Liberty was created

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