Silver Crown
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Title:Silver Crown
History:Silver Crown Post Office was established on July 10, 1882 with Patrick J. Hall as postmaster. It was discontinued on October 12, 1882. It was re-established on November 9, 1882 but discontinued again on July 26, 1893. It was established for a third time on September 8, 1910 and discontinued for a final time on January 31, 1914. Its mail was then handled by the Cheyenne Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) "Throughout much of the southern and middle portion of the Territory, copper-ore is found in many localities, and in addition there is a large area of the Territory that has not been examined for the purpose of finding copper. In a locality northwest of Cheyenne, some twenty-five miles, and on the eastern slope of the Laramie range, is a mining district known as the Silver Crown; here is a deposit of copper-ore, that is mingled with gold and silver. A test mine showed veins of ore from two to three feet thick; the dip of these veins is almost perpendicular. " One of the veins showed 30 per cent of copper, $10.36 per ton of silver, and $10.33 Per ton of gold." In another instance the assay gave 46 per cent of copper, and $20.25 worth of silver per ton; and still another assay, from ore selected, gave 57.4 per cent of copper." (Jacob Harris Patton in Natural Resources of the United States, 1899) A station on the Colorado and Southern Railway. (Commercial Atlas, 1924)
County:Laramie
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:The Silver Crown mining area was discovered by the individuals from the Silver Peak Mine. (Cheyenne Daily Sun, April 05, 1879, page 4)Silver Crown Post Office was established on July 10, 1882 with Patrick J. Hall as postmaster. It was discontinued on October 12, 1882. It was re-established on November 9, 1882 but discontinued again on July 26, 1893. It was established for a third time on September 8, 1910 and discontinued for a final time on January 31, 1914. Its mail was then handled by the Cheyenne Post Office. (Wyoming Post Offices) "Throughout much of the southern and middle portion of the Territory, copper-ore is found in many localities, and in addition there is a large area of the Territory that has not been examined for the purpose of finding copper. In a locality northwest of Cheyenne, some twenty-five miles, and on the eastern slope of the Laramie range, is a mining district known as the Silver Crownhere is a deposit of copper-ore, that is mingled with gold and silver. A test mine showed veins of ore from two to three feet thickthe dip of these veins is almost perpendicular. " One of the veins showed 30 per cent of copper, $10.36 per ton of silver, and $10.33 Per ton of gold." In another instance the assay gave 46 per cent of copper, and $20.25 worth of silver per tonand still another assay, from ore selected, gave 57.4 per cent of copper." (Jacob Harris Patton in Natural Resources of the United States, 1899) A station on the Colorado and Southern Railway. (Commercial Atlas, 1924)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:WSGS Preliminary Report 14, Geology and mineral deposits of the Silver Crown mining district, Laramie County, Wyoming, by Terry Klein (1974), map scales ~1:24,000 and 1: 1,200, 27 p.
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11140287

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