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In 1871, August Franklin killed a snake, looked down and found some rich looking float. He and his partners followed the rich looking ore on up to its origin and estimated the find at being worth over $1,000 a ton. It wasn't. After they dug down 150 feet and pulled out 100 tons they found the ore to be worth only $28 per ton.

Years later, in 1904, interest in the area was renewed after the discovery of the Keane Wonder Mine, Chloride City was laid out and soon after went bust.

Mining History of Chloride Cliff

This area starts at the Cliff itself on the south, where one may stand on an old mine dump and gaze down upon a spectacular ...

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