Tom Ashworths Prospectors Cache

KANE COUNTY UTAH

by Tom Ashworth

LOCATION

COUNTY:Kane County

STATE:Utah


Kanab

If you go east of Kanab about 20 miles on a dirt road to the Paria River and ghost town settlement of Paria there was some placer mining conducted. The area around the Vermilion Cliff's had a few small mines for gold and silver. In the regional shinerup clays, finely disseminated gold was worked. Paria was the site of an old gold rush in 1911, when considerable machinery was freighted in from Marysvale to hydraulic the clays. Remains of an assay office still stand, but the gold content runs about a few cents a yard.

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