Tom Ashworths Prospectors Cache


by Tom Ashworth


COUNTY:Emery County


Unknown Locations

In 1916 the U.S. Bureau of Mines recorded a small amount of placer gold recovered in Emery County. Nobody, even state mining historians, have been able to agree where it came from. Some people say it was mined in the Emery or Lost Springs District and was placered as surface erosion from lode mines found there. Other experts say this placer was found on the Green River. Placer gold was found here in the depression years, but it was credited to Grand County.

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