Map Showing Hickman and Other Early Mining Claims, Bingham or West Mountain Upper Mining District, Utah
Adapted from U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 38, Bingham Mining District, 1904, Plate XVI.
By 1904, when this map was published, many of the Hickman mining properties had been abandoned or sold to others. The claims were to the mineral values that could be extracted from the land, and not to the land itself, which remained Federal property. A claim owner could become owner of the property if he was able to maintain his claim intact and operate a working mine for several years. Because in most cases the Hickmans were unable to do this, the only information we have on the location of most of the Hickman claims is in the wording of the documents, which can be viewed by clicking here. The Jordan and the Phonograph are the only two Hickman claims that can be located on old Bingham mining maps, but from the context of their descriptions, we can deduce the general location where several others may have been. For discussion of Hickman mining activities at Bingham, click here. For the documents that describe Hickman claims, click here. For a similar map of Hickman placer gold mines in the lower portion of Bingham Canyon, click here. For a more modern map of this area, click here. For an aerial photograph of the area, click here and enter "Bingham Canyon". To return to the index page, click here.
Jordan Claim, NorthEast Extension of the Jordan Claim, Vedette Claim, Dick MacIntosh, Charles Reed, Frank Cushing Claims, Hickman Hill.