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The Porter mine high on the ridge, as seen through a telephoto lens from the Porter Wash.

The Porter (and Palace) claims (No. 59, pl. 30) are located high on a ridge at the head of Monte Cristo Gulch, about 5 miles south of Goodsprings, in the Goodsprings Mining District, in Clark County. The claims were located in 1893, patented in 1918, and were owned by the Yellow Pine Mining Company. An opening on the Porter claim was the source in 1905 of the first shipment of lead ore by the Yellow Pine Mining Company. From a flat stope parallel to the bedding, an area 15 by 25 feet yielded 36 tons of lead ore., the net value of which was $1,985.

These claims have yielded 250 to 300 tons of high-grade lead ore. Most of the work has been on the Porter claim, north of the Monte Cristo Gulch, where there are four tunnels, the longest about 200-feet long. No work has been done at these claims since 1922.

My photos were all taken from the Monte Cristo Gulch as I did not explore the claims.

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Monte Cristo Gulch, which empties into the Porter Wash




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