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Monthly Time Record for Forbestown Consolidated Gold Mines, 1912-13

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Monthly Time Record for Forbestown Consolidated Gold Mines, 1912-13
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Monthly Time Record for Forbestown Consolidated Gold Mines (Queen Lease) from August 10th, 1912 to August 20th, 1913. Payroll log of miner’s name, time pay rates and monthly pay. Approx. 30 pages used. 7 x 4" Binding loose. Interestingly the pay rates varied from $2.50 to $4.00 per day which was less than the Comstock bonanza days in the 1860’s and 1870’s. The Forbestown district is in southeastern Butte County about 15 miles due east of Oroville. It includes the Feather Falls area. A former Au-Ag-Cu mine located between 1.1 km (3,500 feet) NNE and 2.0 km (6,600 feet) N of Forbestown. Located in the SE¼ sec. 2. Mineralization is hosted in amphibolite, schist and diorite. See Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Butte County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 15): 15: 216-217. Also, Logan, Clarence August (1930), Mines and Mineral Resources of Butte County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 26): 26(4): 373-375. “Operations were started in 1912 with repairing the shaft to a depth of 1,600 feet along the Gold Bank and Golden Queen claims. A new 20-stamp mill and cyanide plant were installed.” Ref. The Minerals Yearbook (Mineral Resources of the U.S. for the year 1912) by the U. S. Bureau of Mines USGS, printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913 Date: Location: Butte County, California HWAC# 572055