Tom Ashworths Prospectors Cache

BEAVER COUNTY UTAH

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COUNTY:Beaver County

STATE:Utah


From the time gold was discovered in 1860 until present day, Beaver County has produced some 56,000 ounces of gold. Mostly as a by product of other base metal operations.

Milford Area

In the San Francisco Mountains, near Milford, there were many old silver, copper and lead mines that produced a by product of gold. If you go west of Milford by 24 miles on Route 21 to the old ghost town of Frisco, in the San Francisco Mountains, you will be in the San Francisco District which produced around 22,00 ounces of gold to 1917. The Horn Silver Mine was discovered in 1876 and produced 60% of the gold in the county. For about 10 years this was the most successful gold and silver mine in Utah.

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