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Tintic Drain Tunnel

Tintic Drain Tunnel

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a planned technological feat that was never finished in the Eureka area
a planned technological feat that was never finished in the Eureka area

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A
great
tunnel
enterprise
for
gintic
tintic
ti
antic
miningdistrict
BY
WILL
C
HIGGINS
LA
martin and
associates
of 
salt
lake
ity
are
actively
engaged
at
thepresent
imeme
in
formulating
and
perfectingthe
de
ails
of 
an
enterprise
that
is
gigantic
in
ts
magnitude
and
whichshouldaddmany
rears
cars
to
the
life
and
productiveness
of 
the
nines
ines
of 
tintic
gintic
district
utah
and
at
the
ame
e
time
provide
means
for
economical
aeration
pe
ration
to
say
nothing
of 
the
added
rev
aes
ues
totb
be
derived from milling
opera
ions
electric
power
plantsandirrigation
iro
positions
doubt
could bemade
to
produce
many
mil-
lionsweretheysusceptible
of economicop-
eration
to
depths
of 1500to
feetas
it
has
beendemonstrated
that
their
ore
zonesextend
below
thewater
level
witheveryindication
that
they
will
maintain
their
size
and
valueto
great
depths
for
yearsithas
been
the
dream
of 
tin
tic
mining
operators
tosecuredrainage
for
their
holdings
lat
at
depth
to
saynothing
of 
transportation
facilities
that
would
obviateexpensivehoisting
and
anoutletfor the
brict
and
this
is
especially
truewhere
deep
mining
in
the
district
is
concerned
the
proposition
when
roundedintoshape
theenterprise
in
question
will
beknownas
the
tintic
gintic
tun-
nel
company
this
companyaccordingto
preliminary
plansproposes
to
start
taia
largedrain
and
transportation
tunnel
near
tho
the
head
of 
goshen
valleyon
the
foot
contour
line
anddrive
it
due
west
under
thegreat
Y
A
aa
41
43
A
w
ill
ak 
abw
anzi
it
willbe
cut
by
tintic
gintic
tunnel
1600
feet
photo
by
will
C
higgins
the
dragon
mine
elevation
feet
depth
at
which
D
districtthedeepest
mineshave
countered
water
troubles
whichhavevery
aerially
teri
serially
ally
handicapped
mining
operations
ile
e
in
the
southern portion
of 
the
district
the
silver
city
and
diamond
sections
ray
ly
every
active
and
producing
prop
y
has
been
obliged
to
abandon
develop
ent
t
and
ore
productionupon
attaining
a
eth
of 
fronifrom
three
to
five
hundred
feet
1119
g
to
the
great
volumes
of 
waterwith
ich
their
owners
have
had
to
contend
these
properties
withouta
question
of 
production
of 
their
mines
at
a
pointwhere
reduction
works
could
beerectedwitheveryconvenienceobtainable
such
as
an
abund-
ance
of 
water
desirablerailroadfacilitiesand
short
hauls
to
smelters
shelters
sm
elters
andmills
with
all
of 
these
advantages
inview
mr
martin
andhiscolleagueshavepreparedandpresented
a
plan
that
is
meeting
with
great
favorwith
the
mining
men
of 
tintic
ginticdistrict
and
whichpromisesto
solvea
knotty
problem
that
has
long
confrontedoperations
in
tintic
gintic
dis
miningsuc
successful
ce
ledgesandmines
of 
tintic
ginticdistrict
these
veinsas
is
well
known
andthere
are
a
number
of 
them
which
practicallyparallel
each
other
havea
strike
northerly
and
southerly
so
that
thetunnel
will
cutthesystem
at
right
angles
the
tunnel
will
start
near
a
point
located
at
39
degrees
55
seconds
north
latitude
and
at
longitude
about
degrees
in
utah
county
town-
ship
10
range
2
west
on
the
east
side
of 
tintic
district
and
almost
on
a
water
vater
gradewith
salt
lake
city
 
1
v
me
I
1
07
FM
NI
i
ma
za
the
yankee
consolidated
mining
company
aar
aa
7
al
I
1
4
aal
IT0
y
41
ir
A
the
lower
mammoth
the
victoria
mine
e
e
OF
0
T
F
i
the
mammoth
mine
knight
christensen
mill
EL
godiva
may
day
aid
unclesam
mines
some
of 
the
prope
arties
which
would
be
benefited
by
thelongtunnel
of 
thegintic
tintic
tunnel
co
photos
by
will
C
higgins
 
h
results
obtained
running
this
tunnelthrough
the
range
gy
abild
through
and
under
the
igneousforma
5
eions
of 
tintic
gintic
the
mines
of 
thedistrict
would
be
drained
to
great
depthand
the
thetunnel
will
beusedfor
transportation
purposesandall
companies
and
owners
of 
mines
after
having
madeunderground
con-
nectionshect
0
nswith
the
tunnel
will
be
given
transportation
facilities
so
that
their
ores
A
ar
Y
44
na
 ji
41
av
chief 
consolidated
shaft
at
eureka
water
drawn
from
the
veinsand fissures
would
be
worth
many
thousands
to
farmi-ng
lands
in
thevalley
thus
securing
two
blessings
by
eliminating
theconstant
men
ace
to
the
one
and
bygiving
to
theother
the
moisture
needed
for
the
successful
growl
growing
ng
of 
crops
factsabout
the
tunnel
this
giant
tunnel
whencompletedwill
be
about
five
milesin
length
it
will
proba-
bly
cut
under
treasurehill
in
the
silver
city
portion
of 
tintic
ginticdistrict
and
many
any
mines
in
that
locality
that
fare
known
to
possess
greatdeposits
of 
payableore
but
whir
which
h
cannotbesuccessfullyandprofit-
ably
worked
to
only
shallow
depths
onac
count
of 
theexcessive
flow
of 
underground
waters
such
for
instanceas
the
old
swan
aeaea
the
south
sv
swansea
iran
sea
the
laclede
the
montana
tana
sunbeam
united
tintic
ginticand
oth-
ers
whiled
it
willalso
the
mines
in
the
0
northern
portion
of 
thedistrict
which
avoave
sunk 
to
the
water
level
the
tunnelwill
beequipped
with
double
track 
ack 
and
the
oreandwaste
bearing
cars
1111
be
electrically
operated
while
the
wa-
terway
r
ter
bergay
gay
orditch
on
one
side
or
in
the
dle
of 
thebig
borewill
haveacapacity
of 
75
10
to
second
feetper
minute
the
ae
of 
thetunnel
will
befrom
ten
to
twenty
aty
feet
per
mile
to
complete
the
tun
tel
will
vill
costin
the
Q
neighborhood
ot
of 
1000
1000
00
besides
accomplishing
theprimary
ob-
 jectof 
draining
the
mines
of 
thedistrict
andwaste
can be
delivered
at
the
tunnels
portal
at
a
trifling
costthe
oretobe
treat
ed
in
reductionworks
tobe
established
at
or
nearthe
outside
terminal
orshippedprocess
of 
organizationand
it
is
announc-
ed
that
the
directorate
will
consist
of 
some
of 
the
mostprominentand
activemininmining
0
menin
utah
whose
names
will
beannounc-
ed
withina
few
days
reports
arebe
being
I
1
i
ng
prepared
bysomeof 
the
most
competentand
well
known
engineers
in
thewest
andthese
willbe
ready
to
submittothe
pub-
lic
in
the
nearfuture
the
financing
of 
this
attractiveenterprise
will
be
accomplished
by
the
sale
of 
bondsandstock 
some
of 
the
mines
to
be
benefited
there
are
hundreds
of 
properties
in
district
which
will
be
directly
and
in-
directly
A
benefited
by
the
driving
of 
this
long
tunneland
these
might
bedividedinto
two
classes
those
already
sufferingandhandicapped
by
the
presence
of 
water
in
their
workingsand
those
whose
develop-
ment
is heldinabeyance
because
of 
the
known
fact
that
when
depth
is
attained
op
orations
erat
ions
must
bechecked
orentirelysus-
pended
because
of 
thisgreat
obstacle
to
sue
and
economic
continuation
many
0oe
the
mines
of 
thedistrict
heavy
producersand
regular
dividend
payers
at
the
presenttimeare
still
working
dry
but
the
dayis
notfar distant
when
they
also
mustbecomeconfrontedwith
thewater
problem
to
all
such
the
knowledge
that
the
tunnel
will
have eliminatedthisobstacle whentheyshallhavereached
water
level
willbe
an
ail
encouragementto
proceed
without
fearor
apprehension
there
areothers
too
which
will
bevastly
benefited and
theseare
the
mine
owners
who
have
not
thoroughly
pros
rw
14
04
IN
oen
centennial
tennial
eureka
mine
at
eureka
direct
to
nearbysmelters
shelters
sm
eltersthus
doing
away
with
the
heavyexpenseof hoisting
fromdeep
levels
levelsand
other
costs
connected
withsurfaceminingoperations
at
high
altitudes
the
tintic
gintic
tunnel
company
is
now
in
pecked
their
holdings
on
thesurface
but
who
withthetunnelrunning
nearor
through
their
ground
could
run latera
literals
lateralslate
rals
Is
ham
horn
it
either
for
the
accomplishment
of development
operations
or
the
performance

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