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Sells the Silver Mountain Claim

In December of 1873 Lane entered into an agreement to sell an option to one of his claims on Silver Mountain to Mr. B. Carter for $10,000:
    This Agreement, made the 9th day of December, A. D. 1873 by A. G. Lane to and with B. Carter is to this effect, A. G. Lane, agrees that if the said B. Carter or the assignee of said B. Carter shall pay or cause to be paid to the said A. G. Lane the sum of ten thousand dollars, gold coin on or before the 25th day of February A. D. 1874, in consideration therefor the said Lane will sell, grant, and convey by instrument in writing, to the said Carter or his assignee the following described mining property, lead or lode with all its dips, angles, spurs & c, being situate in the County of San Bernardino, State of California, fifty miles from the Town of San Bernardino on the Mojave River, seven miles west of Lane's Ranch, known as the Moss Lead in Lane's District Silver Mountain.

    Aaron G. Lane
No record has been found to indicate this sale was finalized. Whether or not Carter purchased the Moss Lead claim, it presumably was sold eventually, since the location of the claim was in the center of the mines that would one day supply the ore for the booming mining community of Oro Grande.

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