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Utica Mine Hoist, Angels Camp, CA, Photo

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Photographic Images - Antique Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 800.00 USD
Utica Mine Hoist, Angels Camp, CA, Photo
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This item SOLD at 2018 Mar 26 @ 12:43UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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7 ¾ X 4 ½ inches; operator at a single drum hoist. By 1885 Angels Camp had become one of the major gold-mining districts in the state. The Utica Mining Company was organized in the middle 1850s, and for the next 40 years the Utica mine was a major source of gold. From 1893 to 1895 this mine yielded more than $4 million worth of gold. All of the major mines were shut down during World War I. The Utica was also the site of Angels Camp's worst mine disaster when 17 men were buried when the North Shaft collapsed in 1889. Three men escaped through the adjoining South Shaft. The bodies of those who died were recovered over a period of years, the last two remained buried for 12 years. Date: Location: Angels Camp, California HWAC# 60835