Tom Ashworths Prospectors Cache


by Tom Ashworth


COUNTY:Iron County


Most of the 12,760 ounces of gold produced in Iron County came from the Stateline district in the extreme western part of the county near the Nevada border. Iron County has been a major producer of iron, copper, silver and gold. Gold has been relatively unimportant economically by itself, but usually as a by product of other mining. The mines in this county were worked until World War II. Flooding and high cost keep them closed.


The area along the Utah - Nevada Line at Latitude 38 degrees North is the location of the Stateline district. The Gold Springs Camp had many are mines and veins in latite with a by product of gold. North of Uvada, several mines had veins of gold in rhyolite.

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