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Near the western end of Florissant lake basin we found an incline shaft cut to a depth of about 50 feet through the tertiary lake beds, and 30 or 40 feet of the beds exposed above the shaft. The whole capped by what may be a crumbling stratum of volcanic ash 3 or 4 feet in thickness. We found a shaft sunk also at the base of the east wall of the igneous dyke north of Florissant , which we are told was sunk in search for gold by a man who claimed to have found a shaft already started, presumably by the original inhabitants, with
and enter the lake quite , and leave the lake in about the same condition, but soon gather great quantities of sediment from the fine silt of the valley and very muddy-almost black, which condition continues as far we drove down the river- a mile or two.