Gold Dust Mine, Mill & Camp Complex, Wards Gulch, Salmon, Lemhi County, ID
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Wards Gulch, Salmon vicinity, ID
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ID-24
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N11).
Significance: The Gold Dust Mine, Mill, and Camp are locally significant as a representative example of the small lode mines which operated in the Leesburg Basin during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Because Leesburg was primarily a placer mining area, these mines were few in number and accounted for only a small percent of the area's gold production. Among the most long-lived of the Leesburg lode claims was the Gold Dust; it operated sporadically between 1895 and 1939.
Mines (industrial Facilities)
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. OVERVIEW OF AREA B OF SITE, SHOWING LOG BUILDING AND BUNKHOUSE AT LEFT (Features 9 and 10), RUIN AND SHED IN CENTER (Features 11 and 12), AND HOUSE RUIN AT RIGHT (Feature 13), LOOKING EAST-NORTHEAST
2. VIEW OF LOG BUILDING AND BUNKHOUSE IN AREA B (Features 9, right, and 10, left), SOUTH SIDES, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHWEST
3. OVERVIEW OF SITE, AREAS B (RIGHT) AND C (LEFT BACKGROUND) (c. 1903)
4. OVERVIEW OF SITE, AREA C (c. 1903)
5. VIEW OF SITE, AREA B; LOG BUILDING AND BUNKHOUSE (Features 9 and 10) AT FAR LEFT AND HOUSE (Feature 13) AT CENTER (n.d.)
6. VIEW OF SITE, AREA B; HOUSE (Feature 13) AT CENTER (n.d.)
7. OVERVIEW OF SITE, AREAS C (FOREGROUND) AND D (BACKGROUND)
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