An excellent contribution from two students from our local high school. It is a presentation that provides a brief historical overview of the early days of mining in Curry County. We’ll be adding more material and photos on the topic at Port Orford Historical Photos – so many thanks to these two for sharing this as a reference.
The practices outlined in this presentation are included for historical context only and do not reflect present day. Specific to mining, Slide 5 (“Sixes Placer Mining”) depicts hydraulic or placer mining which has been discontinued to protect the beautiful environment and wildlife (primarily Salmon) of Curry County.