gold bars

George W. Sarano, Swindler: Ideal Mining Company, Prescott AZ

Now why would anyone bring a bar of Gold into the town of Prescott worth $400 in 1901? That’s around $14,000 in today’s dollars…and even identify where it came from! It came from Highland Pines, the place that makes gold bars from test runs of ore….thats it.

“As a result of a test run on sixteen tons of ore from the property of the Ideal Mining Company in Thumb Butte district, a bar of gold worth $400 has been brought to Prescott by George W. Sarano.” -Pacific Coast Miner