George Frederick Colton and the Duplex Mine
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 27.692 W 114° 55.188
11S E 688763 N 3926215
This Historical Marker is mounted on a concrete monument on an unnamed road, a short distance west of US Highway 95 just south of Gaviland Street in Searchlight, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFNX7
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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George Frederick Colton
and the Duplex Mine

George Frederick Colton can be considered to be the father of Searchlight.
The Searchlight claim made on May 6, 1897 was the earliest claim of importance in
what became the Searchlight Mining District. He is also credited with providing
the name of the new district. It was either taken from a popular brand of
matches, or a reference to the need for a searchlight to find the gold in this region.
Colton's Searchlight Claim, New Years Gift Claim later became
the Duplex Mine. The Duplex Mine was one of the important mines in the area,
along with the larger Quartette Mine. Colton often leased the Duplex to others to
work, but he never gave up ownership. The mine continues today in family ownership

Dedicated this 23rd day of October, 2005
By the Queho Posse Chapter 1919
Of the Ancient and Honourable Order of
E Clampus Vitus


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