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Name: Tumco Mines
Site Number: #182
Date Visited: 02/19/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: Ironwood Trail, Winterhaven, CA 92283
Coordinates32.881962, -114.863376
Website: N/A

Description: 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.