"That was about the extent of my mining except that we dug some shafts there at York. We dug a well right out in front of the house there in Kingsberry. Then, we walked over in upper Oregon Gulch. They had a claim there. We dug some shafts there. It was while we were doing that that Mom found that shark’s tooth – over there.
Me: Did she dig for that or was it just laying there?
Dad: It was on an old mine dump. It was laying in on an old mine dump as I understand it.
Me: One of the teachers that was interested in that [when Petunia brought it to school for a science project. She] wanted to know if she [Grandma] dug for that or if it was just laying there.
Dad: I think it was laying on top of an old mine dump. But it was in Oregon Gulch. There’s no road goes exactly to it. I know how to get over there. I don’t know. They might have it fenced, so you’d have to go over and walk up. We used to be able to drive over to the edge and just walk down to the claim there, not very far."
|View from trail on ridge|
|Just after the snow melts, web-like fibers appear at the edge. I would like to know why.|
|The drift that stopped us.|