GOLDEN QUEEN FEASIBILITY SUMMARY (30 minutes away)
RED ROVER MINE EXPLORATION ARTICLE(Adjacent to Governor Mine)
Red Rover Mine is adjacent to Governor Mine. Red Rover was the No. 2 gold
producer in the county (after the Governor mine on the next hilltop to the east) with a total yield of $550,000. The Red Rover was inactive from 1897-1912, when it was briefly worked, then inactive again until 1931. During the 1930s the mine was worked and yielded good amounts of gold at various intervals. The ore, averaging a modest $10 per ton in gold. The Red Rover closed down in 1940.
In 2012, Red Rover Mine was being explored, Red Rover Mine Inc. contracted an experienced, licensed drilling company to drill 18 bore holes of less than 1,200 feet in depth in order to evaluate gold and silver mineral prospects.
Drilling operations are scheduled for a 10-week period starting April 16, 2012. Drilling is scheduled for six days a week in daylight hours.
According to state Department of Conservation, the Red Rover had six shafts
ranging from 100 to 650 feet deep covering about a quarter of a mile along the strike of the vein.