Elephant Mountain

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Elephant Mountain is the location of the cave looted by Jack Lee Harelson at 41° 16' 1.64" N, 118° 54' 18.63" W or S21 T39N R27E

To the southwest is Cane Springs (Paiute Meadows).

A portion of the 1971 map showing ElephantMountain


  • GNIS
    • Citation: GNIS states: "U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981). 31-Dec-1981. Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps."
    • Alternate name: Murder Rock. GNIS states: "Degroot's Map of Nevada Territory, exhibiting a portion of southern Oregon and eastern California, with county boundaries, mining districts, etc.: 1863, scale 1 inch=12.25 miles. Warren Holt, Publisher, 305 Montgomery St., San Francisco, Calif. Entered according to an act of Congress in the year 1862 by Warren Holt in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Northern District of California, R. Jordan."
      • Degroot's map shows "Wetherlow Cr." to the northeast of Murder Rock. GNIS states that Wetherlow Cr. is an alternate name for Leonard Creek.
      • However, Degroot's map has Murder Rock south of Hardin City. It seems that Murder Rock is on the wrong side of the Black Rock?
      • The alternate name Murder Rock also appears on Ransom's 1868 A New Map Of The States Of California And Nevada Exhibiting the Rivers, Lakes, Bays.
      • Sharetrails: "Morning shadows stretched across the playa as we rolled out of camp. Following Harris north along the Black Rock range and to the ghost town of Hardin City, we veered east into a small box canyon to a site known as Murder Rock, where Harris shared the tale of Pete Lassen's demise."
  • The 1972 1:24,000 Paiute Meadows map shows Elephant Mountain
  • Humboldt County, 1960, Zone 2 shows the Pahute triangulation station at that location.

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