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By George H. Billingsley

This e-book is a synopsis of the prospectors, their occasions and mines, and the minerals they discovered in and round the Grand Canyon. it's a consolidation of knowledge at the topic. it's prepared in geographical presentation, from west to east around the sector.

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One mine (Granger, 1983). In 1887, Pearce also operated a dairy at building was in good shape, but the others had tallen down, the Httle sawmill town of Parashant, just north of Mount and most of the mining equipment lay scattered and rust­ Dellenbaugh on the Shivwits Plateau. ing. The main buildings had burned down in 1955. In the early 1900s, the buildings at the Grand Gulch During the 1880s, the Sanup Plateau yielded still other Mine consisted of a three-room bunkhouse made ot heavy ore deposits.

The bat colony is positioned in the highest point of the cave. doomed Bat Cave venture came to a certain and unceremo­ nious end. S. Guano crews moved deeper into the cave and a guano company recouping the losses incurred in the more concerted effort to mine out the guano was begun. destruction of the cableway (Huntoon, 1989b). Then a bitter truth was revealed. The cave contained only In February 1961, a Los Angeles public relations agency about 1,000 tons of guano, not the 100,000 tons originally contacted an agent of the Fred Harvey Company suggest­ estimated—the remainder of the hoped-for deposit was just ing the possibility for sales of cans of guano in the Fred decomposed limestone.

The twenty-seven-foot-deep tower footings for the north side tower were drilled only with jackhammers. The main horizontal span of the cable across the Canyon was 7,500 feet, with a vertical descent of more than 2,500 Figure 11. Upper Bat Tower and cable headhouse at "Guano Point" on feet). The cable lines included 9,820 feet of continuous the Hualapai Indian Reservation. Photo b\ Richard Quartaroli, 1995. one-and-one-half-inch cable, 20,200 feet of one-and-one­ eighth-inch regular plow steel cable for the pulling cable, guano by barge and by aircraft.

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