The initial lode claim of Charles Genung ultimately produced over 80,000 ounces of gold and 75,000 ounces of silver. The story of Octave does not end with the closure of the mine and abandonment of the town in 1942. Gunfights, stock swindles, and colorful characters were part of life in Octave up through 1980. This book presents the history of the Octave mine, from itís discovery in 1864 through the modern swindlers who claimed it was a platinum mine. Learn how mining was performed, the ore was milled, and gold recovered. Discover who the residents of Octave were, and how they lived. This book is packed with historical and modern photographs, and contains maps of the underground mine and original town. Amateur historians, gold prospectors, and ghost town explorers alike should find much to enjoy in this first-ever comprehensive story of Octave.