Information on these mines is sparse. The Contact claims were located at least by 1921 by a Phil Sullivan. Phil, with Bill McHaney, reportedly built an arrastra near Twentynine Palms around 1910 to mill the ore. In 1953, the mine was owned by E. M. Reimiller of Twentynine Palms. The mine workings consist of a 50-foot open cut and a 150-foot shaft with a drift on the 50-foot level. It was worked in 1933, 1935 and 1940 for gold.
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