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Picture Frame
Photo By Kay Adams

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Photographer: Kay Adams

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  • Title: Picture Frame
  • State/Province/Region (required): California
  • Country (required): United States
  • Nearest Area: US Highway 395
  • Nearest Town: Red Mountain
  • Description: old house Red Mountain,CAW. Hampton Williams and Jack Nosser prospected for some time on a grubstake furnished by Miss Edith Coons, Kern County Assessor, and John K. Kelly. Kelly had mined at Randsburg years before, but later served as Kern County Sheriff for several terms. Nosser and Williams began sinking the K C N (K for Kelly, C for Coons and N for Nosser) shaft situated north of Atolia, on the hill between Randsburg and the soon to be established town of Red Mountain, with Nosser doing most of the mining, and until the shaft reached a depth of 40 feet Williams hand hoisted the broken rock. At that time they borrowed a small gasoline hoist from one of the nearby tungsten mines. After the tungsten boom had gone bust, Kelly received a letter from Los Angeles inquiring about hematite deposits suitable for paint pigment. On April 12, 1919, Kelly persuaded Williams and Nosser to go across the valley, east of the K C N claims and stake some claims that he thought might contain hematite. After staking the claims Nosser headed back, ahead of Williams. On the side of a hill about a half mile east of the K C N claims and 30 feet from a well-traveled road Williams found Nosser sitting on a pile of rock evidently blasted loose by some prospector. Jack handed Williams a piece and wondered what it was. Williams at once recognized it as hornsilver. The samples they had sent to Los Angeles for assay returned 280 and 360 ounces of silver per ton. In addition, the samples contained about three ounces of gold per ton. It was found that the outcrop was situated on the Juanita claim of a Mr. McCormick, who had recently died. The claim was purchased from his son for $15,000. Work began of a block of ore measuring 22 by 18 feet and seventy feet deep. Every pound from this pit was shipped to the smelter. The mine that followed became known as the Kelly silver mine. To encourage prospecting of the ground the company leased small blocks of claims. Edward T. Grady, who had worked with the owners since the beginning, took a lease and sank a shaft through 260 feet of barren schist. At that point Grady struck high-grade ore. Production continued until 1929 when the price of silver dropped from $1 per ounce to as low as 28 cents. At that time the mine was sold. Total production is estimated at about $12 million. .
  • Brief Directions: US Highway 395 approx 23 miles south of Ridgecrest, CA.
  • Best Season: Spring
  • Gear: Camera cannon elan IIE- lens sigma 28mm-70mm f2.8

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