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    Lost Gold Mine

    I found a reference to a lost mine in Washington State. "The Lost Swank Creek Gold Mine is in the area of Ostrander off US 5". I have never seen anything in writing about this lost mine. I have been trying to find out more infomation, but come up with nothing. I did find Ostrander, but did not find a Swank Creek in the area of Ostrander.
    In the directory of lost mine's there is mention of a "Landside" lost mine on Ostrander Creek in Garfield County, However Ostrander Creek is in Cowlitz County. Does anyone have a other reference to this lost mine or where I might get more information.
    Thanks john

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    The Watcher

    Apr 2004
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    Re: Lost Gold Mine

    Hey John…..Been there, done that….In the old days names of places changed by who was there at the time…..46 12.391N 122 52.394W…Do some research on this area and see what you can find out..Art

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    Dec 2005
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    Re: Lost Gold Mine

    Thanks Al
    I have been looking in that area. All the maps that I have viewed don't show a Swank Creek. I went to the library and looked at old maps without any luck. The coordinates you gave me are just north of Ostrander Creek and the terrain look like there might be a creek there. Is that what you are try to tell me.
    Thanks john

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    The Watcher

    Apr 2004
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    Re: Lost Gold Mine

    Hey John….The old timers would follow the gold up a creek until they found none. Then they would follow the float up the mountain. The gold comes down the mountain in an upside down V pattern. I dowsed the area and that area is the only place I received a gold signal….Art

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    Dec 2005
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    Re: Lost Gold Mine

    Thanks Art. I thank you for your efforts. I suspected that you might have dowsed the area. This area was not a major gold producer, however a few colors have been found in the local streams. I will check it out.
    John

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    Feb 2008
    Kentucky
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    Re: Lost Gold Mine

    Quote Originally Posted by aarthrj3811
    Hey John….The old timers would follow the gold up a creek until they found none. Then they would follow the float up the mountain. The gold comes down the mountain in an upside down V pattern. I dowsed the area and that area is the only place I received a gold signal….Art
    Gold signals are great, but until it is in your pan, the signals really don't matter all that much. Where is the gold Get it into your pan/crusher/et al!
    Lookin' and pickin'!

 

 

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