George Frederick Colton and the Duplex Mine

George Frederick Colton and the Duplex Mine (HMJJP)

Location: Searchlight, NV 89046 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 27.692', W 114° 55.189'

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George Frederick Colton can be considered to be the father of Searchlight. The Searchlight claim made on May 6, 1897 was the earliest claim of importance in what became the Searchlight Mining District. He is also credited with providing the name of the new district. It was either taken from a popular brand of matches, or a reference to the need for a searchlight to find the gold in this region. Colton's Searchlight Claim, New Years Gift Claim later became the Duplex Mine. The Duplex Mine was one of the important mines in the area along with the larger Quartette Mine. Colton often leased the Duplex to others to work, but he never gave up ownership. The mine continues today in family ownership.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByQueho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 688761 N 3926215
Decimal Degrees35.46153333, -114.91981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 27.692', W 114° 55.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 27' 41.52" N, 114° 55' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 675 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Searchlight NV 89046, US
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