George Frederick Colton and the Duplex Mine
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 35° 27.692 W 114° 55.189
11S E 688761 N 3926216
Quick Description: Marker is at the rear of parking lot for the Kmillion Gold Mine, l575 South US Highway 95, Searchlight NV
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2010 3:59:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
George Frederick Colton and the Duplex Mine

George Frederick Colton can be considered to be the father of Searchlight. The Searchlight claim made on May 6, 1897 was the earliest claim of importance in what became the Searchlight Mining District. He is also credited with providing the name of the new district. It was either taken from a popular brand of matches, or a reference to the need for a searchlight to find the gold in this region. Colton's Searchlight Claim, New Years Gift Claim later became the Duplex Mine. The Duplex Mine was one of the important mines in the area along with the larger Quartette Mine. Colton often leased the Duplex to others to work, but he never gave up ownership. The mine continues today in family ownership.

Dedicated this 23rd day of October, 2005
By the Queho Posse Chapter 1919 Of the Ancient and Honourable Order of E Clampus Vitus

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