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Home California Imperial County County Ogilby Tumco Mines

Tumco Mines

On Gold Rack Ranch Rd, 1.0 mi E of County Hwy 834, 9.0 mi N of I-8, 4.5 mi NE of Ogilby, Ogilby, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 52' 53.9904", -114° 51' 25.5924"
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Pete Walters of Ogilby discovered the first gold vein at Gold Rock on January 6, 1884. From his Little Mary Claim began a gold camp which reached its peak development between 1893 and 1899 as Hedges, with 3,200 residents. Nearly closed, 1900-10, it was reopened as Tumco, 1910-13, and worked intermittently until 1941. Tumco has long been a California ghost town.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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