From the Archives - April 7, 2022
Miners from the Buckhorn Mine pose at the mine shaft for a picture in 1896. It was said to be the highest grade gold mine in the Moyie-Yahk mining district.
(Photo courtesy BOUNDARY COUNTY MUSEUM)
"Operations on the Buckhorn, located on the Moyie, a few miles northwest of Bonners Ferry, began to assume a business aspect this week. Mr. J.P. Irwin, the gentleman who has an option on the claim, has appointed a gentleman by the name of Mr. Stewart superintendent of the mine, and the superintendent has started a force of men at work on the trail. Work on the mine proper will commence in a few days, and in the course of a week a large force of men will be employed in and about the mine." — The Kootenai Herald, May 29, 1897
Samples from the Buckhorn Mine were sent to the assay office in 1896. It was said to be the highest grade gold mine in the Moyie-Yahk mining district.
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