Murray Gold Fields

Murray is a small town now – immensely proud of it’s heritage, home of the SPRAGPOLE MUSEUM-BAR-CAFE (a ‘must see’ attraction.) Just down the block is the BEDROOM MINE BAR; the previous owner wanted to placer mine, and since it was cold out, they knocked a hole in a vacant bedroom floor, dug 30 feet to bedrock and proceeded to mine it, somewhat successfully. Which proves if you want it bad enough, you will find a way.

A miner stopped at the store on his way to file a mining claim. The owner and his wife (with several bystanders) were discussing their daughter Edith moving out to her own place, the fancy clothes and late hours, and company she was entertaining. The miner, for his own reasons, named his mine
‘The Terrible Edith’.

Placer mining along the bank.
East Eagle Creek
In places, they were still 20 feet
above bedrock because the water
level couldn’t be lowered to work it
with hand tools.