For anyone interested in the Miller Mines. The subject of Kollenborn Chronicles this week is "The Lost Dutchman Mine Inc." and can be read at: http://www.ajnews.com/vol14/052410/pdfs ... JNW_A4.pdf
all this week until next week's article replaces it.
The story introduces a lot of historical information about Dr. Aiton which I was previously unaware of, and one statement about there not being any gold in the area, that I would not agree with.
ie: "Aiton found Miller’s story about gold in the area interesting. The question remains to this day. Did Aiton know there was no gold or did he really believe there was gold in the area?"[/color]
As I mentioned in the article that I opened this discussion with. The "Miller Mines" existed long before George Miller ever came to the area. The two shafts and a tunnel were already there when Miller first arived. I have taken samples from both shafts, and the over 200 feet of tunnel in the area, and retrieved small amounts of gold from all of them. Hardly enough to be worth while working them out of a backpack, but plenty enough, to know there is gold in the area, and more than enough to dismiss the statement above “Did Aiton know there was no gold………?”
Sometimes little enhancements to stories, can lead readers to form conclusions that are a long ways from the truth.