Big Horn Mine
Angeles National Forest, California
Perched high above the East Fork of the San Gabriel River on the Eastern Face of Mount Baden-Powell, the Big Horn Mine serves as a spectacular monument to the history of gold mining in Southern California. Discovered in the late 1800s by Civil War veteran and fugitive Charles Tom Vincent, the mine is said to have employed as many as 50 men at the peak of its operation and went on to produce 3,701 ounces of gold, 2,430 ounces of silver, and 1,357 pounds of copper. It is estimated the mine still holds 262,000 ounces of gold.
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