Information on The Black Eagle Mine

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Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by scooterspal » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:57 am

Hello to all.

I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about the old Black Eagle Gold Mine? I ask this because I own a 16mm original B&W silent film made in 1926-27 that details one "Black Eagle Mine" and I'm interested in any information I can learn about the mine and this film. The film has title cards in between the segments to describe what the viewer is watching and appears to depict all the various stages of an operating gold mine of that era. I can only assume it was made to try to interest other investors or to show the board of directors or owners... but this is speculation on my part. It is a very interesting and very well photographed film, to say the least. I would venture to guess it was done professionally by someone "for hire". It runs about thirty minutes.

Has anyone ever seen or heard of this film?

It lists one W. S. Noblitt, Secretary/Tresurer of Signal Oil and Gas, as the film's producer. There was a man by that name, born in Hawaii in 1899, living in the LA area in the 1940's. Signal was started in 1922 as Signal Gasoline Company. It became part of AlliedSignal years later.

Was Signal connected in some way with the Black Eagle Mine?

I also see another notation I made years ago when I last looked at the film regarding a Continental Limited coal locomotive seen in the film. Perhaps someone knows more about this railroad and its connection to the mine.

Thanks for whatever details anyone can provide.

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Re: Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by Space Cowboy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:22 am

scooterspal,

DUSA has an article on the Black Eagle Mine at Joshua Tree, http://www.desertusa.com/mag03/may/black_e.html, but there were mines named Black Eagle in Arizona, Colorado and Oregon as well. Which Black Eagle Mine specifically are you talking about?

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Re: Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by scooterspal » Fri May 03, 2013 6:33 am

I'm fairly certain this was the one in California given that the man who shot it or had it shot lived (and maybe died) there.

BTW: Thanks for the link to the article. It states the Black Eagle is still "under claim". Do you know who the owners are?

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Re: Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by Space Cowboy » Sun May 05, 2013 6:04 am

This I do not know. Any active claim would be with the BLM, and I'm pretty sure that would be public record. Look at this BLM FAQ page: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/iac/faqmc.html

Try contacting them. I'd like to know how it goes. Any chance of you up-loading that silent movie to You Tube or something?

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Re: Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by scooterspal » Mon May 06, 2013 6:27 am

I'm considering uploading the video but I am not the copyright owner. Since it is original film and not a print copyright remains with the person who took the film. Even if dead it remains for 95 years after that.

What I may do is upload to my personal server with a statement at the end allowing the owner (or his heirs) to reply if he/she wants it removed. Similar to the DMCA we use today.

I don't think there will be any issues. If the film was that important I would assume they would not have let it go.

Do you think others out there have any interest in viewing this kind of thing?

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Re: Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by Mrs.Oroblanco » Mon May 06, 2013 6:59 pm

Don't know if it helps at all, but, this is the only BLACK EAGLE I can find in California that is active.

https://www.blm.gov/workspace/ihtml/Ope ... rtcut=true

I have the page on PDF, but, don't know how to post that

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Re: Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by scooterspal » Wed May 08, 2013 7:59 am

Thanks.

This site seems to want a name and password.

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Re: Information on The Black Eagle Mine

Post by Mrs.Oroblanco » Wed May 08, 2013 5:22 pm

Sorry, didn't realize that. Let me try again. This is going to look horrible, but, I can't seem to get a good copy of a pdf to jpg conversion that can be read - so I copied it to notebook - the names and addresses are there, and the location and claim number, they just look horrible.


Run Date/Time:
05/08/13 07:15 PM
Page 1 of 1
Click here to
see on map
NO WARRANTY IS MADE BY BLM FOR USE OF THE DATA FOR PURPOSES NOT INTENDED BY BLM
Serial Number
01 05-10-1872;017STAT0091;30USC26,28,34
Case Type 384101: LODE CLAIM
Claim Name: BLACK EAGLE
Case Disposition: ACTIVE
CAMC270115
NILS-PARCEL2/map.jsp?
category=BLM&casetype=384101&map=MC&adminregion=CA&id=4764234

CAMC270118
Lead File Number
Total Acres
20.660
$140.00
Required Maintenance Fee:

Name & Address
HESTON JOHN R
CLAIMANT


PO BOX 1797 BISHOP, CA 93515-1797



LAMPI BILL
CLAIMANT


HC BOX 16 INDEPENDENCE, CA 93526




Int Rel

District

County / State
INYO County, CA
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA DO



21 0130S 0360E 003
SW
21 0130S 0360E 010
NE

Subdivision
Mer Twp Rng Sec
07/27/1996
403
LOCATION DATE

1
1,996
7
27
10/24/1996
395
RECORDATION NOTICE RECD

1
1,996
10
24

2
0
13

Act Date
Code
Action Text
Action Remarks
Receipt Number
08/15/2012
682
MAINTENANCE FEE/$140
2013;$140
2631401
1
2,012
8
15
07/27/2011
682
MAINTENANCE FEE/$140
2012
2390818
1
2,011
7
27
08/30/2010
682
MAINTENANCE FEE/$140
2011
2205454
1
2,010
8
30
08/06/2009
682
MAINTENANCE FEE/$140
2010
1972392
1
2,009
8
6
08/15/2008
582
MAINTENANCE FEE/$125
2009
1762637
1
2,008
8
15
08/06/2007
582
MAINTENANCE FEE/$125
2008
1537871
1
2,007
8
6
08/04/2006
582
MAINTENANCE FEE/$125
2007
1328281
1
2,006
8
4
08/08/2005
582
MAINTENANCE FEE/$125
2006
1124823
1
2,005
8
8
08/09/2004
582
MAINTENANCE FEE/$125
2005
925009
1
2,004
8
9
08/07/2003
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
2004
725749
1
2,003
8
7
07/31/2002
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
2003
531511
1
2,002
7
31
08/10/2001
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
2002
354474
1
2,001
8
10
07/31/2000
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
2001
161752
1
2,000
7
31
08/27/1999
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
2000

1
1,999
8
27
08/24/1998
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
1999

1
1,998
8
24
08/28/1997
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
1998

1
1,997
8
28
11/04/1996
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
1996

1
1,996
11
4
11/04/1996
482
MAINTENANCE FEE/$100
1997

1
1,996
11
4

2
0
13

08/27/1999
170
ADDRESS CHANGE FILED
HESTON JOHN R

1
1,999
8
27
07/09/1997
669
LAND STATUS CHECKED

1
1,997
7
9
11/04/1996
501
ACCT ADV IN LEAD FILE
CAMC270115

1
1,996
11
4
10/23/1996
404
COUNTY RECORDATION
0;964290

1
1,996
10
23

2
0
13


Remarks
Line Nr
0001
VERIFIED CASE DOES NOT CONTAIN INDIAN TRUST DATA;



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Mrs.O

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