Hot Springs Mining District

Desert prospectors.
The heavy winter of 1906-07 brought tremendous flooding to the region. One of the side effects was the erosion exposed a variety of minerals, especially that of gold. Thus, folks were finding gold in places they never thought of like Antelope Grade and Bass Hill. It was the discovery of gold on Skedaddle Mountain that caused quite a stir. So many mining claims were filed on the mountain that it necessary to create the Hot Springs Mining District.

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