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Yes- In late 1879, the San Rafael & Coast Range Company had solicited financial backing from many leading citizens including the Governor of California and the General Superintendent of the railroad. The mining company was sinking shafts into the east slope of White's Hill above today's Bothin Youth Center.
Newspapers reported much activity for several months with glowing accounts of favorable early assay results. By April 1880, however, activity had ceased with no explanation and with speculation that the assay reports had been highly exaggerated. In September 1880, the mine's heavy equipment and tools had been sold at auction. The "Fairfax Gold Rush" was over.