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VOL. 14. No.4. SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH. MAY 30. 1912. SINOt.


[ Deve lop men t ,

0 f the G r een River Oil Fields

The Green River oil fields of east-cen­ encountered, at a depth of 460 feet, in the ridge. The company is capitalized at 250,­
tral Utah, or, more strictly speaking, the well being sunk by the Moab Oil company; 000 shares of a par value of $1 each. Its
eastern portion of it, known as the Klon­ but, as to the value of this much-coveted main office is in the Gas Electric build­
dike region, has lately taken on renewed product, I have no reliable data at this ing, Denver, ColoradO, while headquarters
life and activity, owing to the showing of writing, It is not. thought, however, from have been established at Green River. W.
gas recently encountered at a depth rang­ the evidence at hand, that there is any J. Dixon, of Green River, is general man­
in-g from 320 to 460 feet on, the property great amount of gas flow, or pressure. ager. It is reported that the company has
of the Moab Oil company, which is located Should a large volume of gas be disclosed been largely financed by Philadelphia cap­
eighteen miles southeast of Green river; in and around this well and vicinity, noth­ italists.
and the further fact that the Green RiYer ing would excel! its value as a source of The Cook-Levi Well.
Engineering & Development company has cheap power for gas engine duty for pump- The Cook-Levi well was sunk to a

Cropp!ngs of Oil Sands at Base of Cllfr

closed a deal with Los Angeles parties, ing water with which to irrigate the very depth of 485 feet, and sinking discontin­
headed by George Mapes, a big operator of fertile surrounding country. ued when only five feet in the oil sand,
that city, for 5,000 acres of choice oil ter­ ,The Moab OH Company. whiCh is believed to be at least sixty. feet
ritory which is located from five to twenty The holdings of the Moab Oil company thick at this point, judging from the out­
miles southeast of Green River; and also embrace 26,000 acres in Grand county, this crop nearby_
to the further fact that these people, asso­ extensive area being favorably located in 'The well is located about twenty miles
ciated with the Gifford-Collins company, of the heart of the oil-bearing Held; and the southeast of Green River, and only twelve
Providence, R. I.. will at once begin the indications are most favorable for the ear­ miles from the nearest railroad station
drilling of. wells in order to prove the new­ ly striking of the oil strata In drilling oper­ on the D. & R- G. road. For some un­
ly-acquired -ground. ations. known reason the drilling was discontinued
Second Flow of Gas. The first well, which Is now being driv­ when the bore had reached a depth of 485
On May 18th a second flow of gas was en in aU Haste, is located on the Klondike feet; and nothing has been done since to­
12 THE SAL T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 3 0, 1 9 1 2.

wards reaching the oil-bearing strata; al­ Green River. The deal was consummated pen of Mr. E. T. ''Yolverton, a well-known
though it was claimed, when the well upon most favorable terms, by which the mining and civil engineer or Green River.
reached its present depth, that a fine show­ sellers secure a good interest in the com· The Green River Oil Fields.
ing of oil was in evidence. pany to ,be formed, and a bunch of cash, Some few years ago the late Dr. Wilbur
The Utah- Columbus. as well. The exact conditions of the sale C. Knight, of the University of Wyoming,
The Utah-Columbus Oil and Gas com­ have not yet been made public. The money a most eminent authority on oil occurrences
pany's property embraces a large acreage. with which the deal is being financed is and geological conditions attending the
The company has one well down to a already in bank, and only awaits abstracts presence of petroleum, contributed a most
depth of 980 feet, in which it is claimed, of title before finding active employment. interesting article to The Mining Review
there is a fine showing of oil. This well A standard rig will at once be installed from which we quote the following:
is only a mile and a half from the Cook­ and operations will be cO'mmenced within Location of the Field.
Levi No. 1 welL The oil is of fine grade a month. The rig has already been pur· The center of this oil field, north and
and has a parafine base; a quality of oil chased, and is now -ready at Los Angeles south, is some four miles south of Green
that is characteristic of the wells and seeps for shipment to Green River. At present I}lver station, about 180 miles southeast
of this field. This well is locally known this enterprise is what might be termed of Salt Lake City. The field has been cut
as the Queen well. The company has been a "close association," and there is every in twain by the Green river, which
incorporated with a capitalization of 250,­ evidence that those behind it mean busi· passes through it from north to south and
000 shares of a par value of $1 each. . M. ness. divides it into nearly equal parts. The
C. Hagan, of Sisterville, West Virginia, The British·American. area that will be discussed in this article
the general manager, is now at Columbus, The property of the British-American lies upon the east side of the river.
Ohio, conferring with his principals regard­ ~ompany is located fourteen miles south· Topography of the O'istrict.
ing future operations. The company main­ east of Green River, and consist of sev· Green River station is located in rather
tains an office at Green River. Its Phila­ eral thousand acres of promising territory a broad valley of the Green river, which
delphia address is P. O. box 337. on which one well has been sunk to a narrows rapidly to the southward towards

Oil-Bearing Sands Cut by Wash. In Warm Weather Oil Seeps from the Sides, as Shown in Cut to right of center
Gifford, Collins ell Co. depth of 1,260 feet. In this well oil was en the center of the oil field, and one mile be·
Geo. B. Gifford, of Providence, R. I., and countered at 1,190 feet. the sand having low the station the valley contracts into a.
p, K. Collins, of Philadelphia, together with been penetrated to a depth of eighty feet shallow canyon, which is enclosed by rather
two associates, represent the personnel of when operations were discontinued. Fail­ precipitous walls of .sandstone and shale.
the Gifford, Collins & Company, which re­ ure to case off the heavy flow of water To the northward of the station, from eight
cently acquired 2,400 acres of oil land sev· above the sand caused no end of trouble, to tWelve miles, and circling to the west·
en miles southeast of Green River; a tract and this, no doubt has ruined what, to all ward, are the Book Clitts, which rise in
of land which, by experienced operators, appearances, was one of the most promis· vertical walls many hundred feet above the
is believed to be very attractive, and pos­ ing wells in the entire district. The Brit­ broad valley. To the southward the coun·
sessed of great possibilities with develop­ ish-American is a new York corporation try is exteremely rough and rises gradually
ment. This syndicate is not incorporated, headed by W. I. Seman, of that city. for a distance of three or four miles. This
the principals preferring to invest their Just when a big producing oil field will area is cut by numerous east and west
own money in backing their judg'ment. The be opened in the Green River section, and gulches which have precipitoUS slopes and
company has $20,000 in bank with which by whom, remains to be seen. But, with prevent the construction of wagon roads
to begin Qperjl.tions, and if more is needed the activity now being shown there, it from the north to the south. There are
with which to prove the field, the original should not be very long before earnest and also a few gulches trending north and south
crowd will furnish it. intelligent work will c.rown with success which are equally rough. The center of
Mapes and Associates. the efforts of those now engaged in explor­ the field is marked by a high bluff running
George Mapes, a large oil operator of atory operations. east and west, that rises with nearly verti­
Los Angeles, and associates, have recently ,The Mining Review is promised a tech· cal walls to a height of 300 feet; and facing
acquired, from the Green River Engineer. nical description of the western portion of the south. In the immediate viCinity of the
ing & Development company, 5,000 acres the Green River field. known as the San river this bluff is the highest, and dies out
of desirable land fifteen miles south of Rafael Swell, for an early issue, from the to the eastward and westward, so that four

THE SAL T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 3 0, 1 9 1 2. 13

miles away, on either side, the country tend from the river to the eastward and the compose the crest of the bluff and extend to
graduates into a rough, rolling surface. From westward along the fault. They are also the north and nearly to Brown ranch. This
this bluff to the southward there are sev­ found from the level of Green River to a series of rocks is best seen by drifting
eral east and west gulches known locally height of 150 feet above it. down the river in a boat, where every por·
as washes. These extend for sixe miles south There are still other evidences of the tion of the formation is exposed.
of the oil spring, chief among which-is Salt fault, chief among which is the remarkable The Geological Horizon.
wash. On account of the roughness of the occurrence of natural gas along the river in The exact location of the petroleum hori·
country, if one wishes to visit the field by the vicinity of ·the break. J<'or several hun· zon in this field cannot be determined with­
wagon, it is necessary to travel a distance dred feet above the line of the fracture, out the use of a .drill. There are two hori·
of seven or eight miles from Elgin post­ and for considerable distance below it, there zons In which oil maybe found. The first
office around the eastern end of the bluff. are numerous natural gas vents. It would of these is in the Cretaceous formation, ly·
Boats can also be used for river work, but be out 'Of question to count them, owing to ing along the south side of the fold, which
on account of the rapids it is necessary to their -great number_ Occasslonally they are is quite thin and could not be considered as
tow these back over the rough water, which seen along the bank of the river, where the a valuable source from which the oil could
makes it very laborious. gas is escaping in the mUd. In the body of came. 'While it 1s possible that oil may
Geology of Green River Oil Field. the stream one can .sit in a boat and count come from this horizon, it is highly prob·
This region was originally covered with a hundred or more of these gas escapes able that the producing horizon is very
several thousand feet of C~etaceous rocks. from which the gas constantly bubbles. much lower down. In the other oil fields of
The Book Cliffs on the north are remnants There are a few places where the gas es­ the west there are no available oil sands
of this. Prior to these bands being eroded capes under sufficient pressure to make a found in either the red beds or the Jurassic,
down to the present level, and prooably be­ purring sound that can be heard several and owing to the fact that these are well·
fore the present valley was outlined, there rods away. These vents extend from bank exposed and do not show any signs of oil.
were numerous folds formed. Some of these t~ bank of the river, and no doubt there are it is very certain that they are barren in
folds were faulted, as for example, the many along the bluffs on either side that we this locality. The next possible formation
high bluff at the oil spring, and the Salt have no means of detecting. The exact below, in which one would look for oil,
wash. The fold that extended along the composition of the gas is questionable; but would be in the carboniferous or Permian

Ledge of Oil Sands Exposed by cut in canyon Wash. Man in the Background standing on top of OIl·Bearing Strata.

line now occupied by the bluff, was very ex· owing to the fact that it is of an explosive sandstones, which are located directly be­
tensive and, owing to some weakness in the nature. and often fired during the winter neath the red beds; but since it was impos·
strata, could not withsand the strain, which months, is suf-ficient evidence to prove that sible to secure- measurements one could not
caused the country to drop down a vertical it is the natural illuminating variety. From say exactly how deep a well would nave to
distance of between 800 or 1,000 feet. This evidence obtained here there is every rea· be driven to reach this horizon.
,fault caused the high bluff, and also a sec· son to believe that a well drilled in this n the oil field in the vicinity of Lander.
ond one; and caused the bluff along the Salt Vicinity would produce a large volume of Wyoming, oil is found in the carboniferous
wash, which practically parallels it. From gas. or Permain rocks and, in my opinion, It will
fissures leading to this fault, or the main Below the Cretaceous rocks, as noted also be found in the Green River field in
break, the oil reaches the surface at the above, there is a well-developed series of the same horizon. In many respects the oil
present time. The maximum displacement Jurassic starta that have a thickness of fields in the Vicinity of Green River bear
appears to be near the river and gradually not less than 500 feet, and below this there a close resemblance to those at Lander. It
decreases to the eastward, so that at a point is a series of characteristic Rocky Moun­ must be remembered in this connection
three miles east of the river, the arch is tain red beds, which have an estimated that the formations containing oil in the
fractured slightly. and it appears to be com· thickness of 1,000 feet. These rest upon an 'Rocky Mountain region are entirely unlike
posed of unbroken starta. The western unknown thickness of carboniferous sand· those of the eastern part of the United
part of the field was not examined; but in stone and limestone. The upper portion of States, and that the lowest geological hori­
all probability the conditions are the same the strata that have been called carbonif· zon from which oil has been found in the
in that portion of the field. Besides the erous in southeastern Utah, may belong to Rocky Mountains, lies above the highest oil
displacement of the formations which indio the Permain. Below the carboniferous horizon of Pennsylvania and Ohio. For a
cate the fault there are numerous deposits there is an unknown thickness of Paleozoic better idea of the possible 'Oil horizon of
that have been made by warm springs ris· rocks, which are made up chiefly of Ordivic· this field, see the geological section, which
ing to the surface, and. having the water ian and Cambrian. All along the line of the also illustrates the faulted condition of the
highly charged with carbonate of lime, de­ fault, and where the bluff is highest, the field. The strongest evidence that we
posited it over considerable areas. These red beds are exposed for 200 feet above the have that oil exists at some point below
are locally called deposits of spar, and ex- river. The Jurassic sandstones and clays the red beds, is the vast amount 'Of na­
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Iral gas that is constantly escaping from

le river. Natural gas accumulates In the
ighest portion of the arch in an anticlinal GREEN RIVER CARNOTITE

>Id, and just below this is the oil horizon.
'Wing to the fact that the Cretaceous rocks,
outh of the fault, dip to the northward up Green River, Utah, May 25.-The inter· ment, or the a1pount of ore showing, it is
) that point where the fault occurs, would est iii the uranium and vanadium deposits, impossible to determine from the fact that
lake it possible for these to contain oil, (carnotite ore) at Green River, Utah, is un· outsiders are, for some unknown reason,
ince the water pressure derived from abated, and at least one car of high·grade prevented from entering upon the sacred
Ile bi'gher horizons would have driven all ore is noW being shipped each week from domain of the company. The company
.il from the stratum, and it would have dis­ that point to the New York market, and evidently has a good thing, and is aiming
ppeared long ago. On the other hand, on two cars now bein'g loaded at Green River to keep the outside world in the dark as to
,ccount of the fault having !Ilevated the for shipment. its holdings; but, as to how well they may
ocks to the north of the fault line, makes Carnotite, or uranium and vanadium ore succeed is yet to be determined. One thing
t possible that there may be quite a storage depOSits, are traceable along the east side is certain, and this is that regular ship­
.f oil in a 'horizon which was elevated dur­ of the San Rafel Swell for about sixty ments of one car each week are being made
ng the process of faulting. miles, and in many places throughout thIs to Berghan Station. N. Y., and that the ore
Extent of the Green River Field. distance the ore crops to the surface; an being shipped is of a good grade, running
It is impossible, at this time, to give any experienced eye easily determining the lo­ high in both uranium and vanadium.
'easonable Ji'mit to the extent of this field, cation of the much-coveted mineral at a All of the ore in this property as de­
\.11 that can be done, until someone has glance. It will not be understOOd, how­ veloped, so .far, lays practically on the sur­
lrilled a well in a proper location, will be ever, that carnotite ore is to be found con· face, and the values are deposited in
.0 judge it from its geological structure. tinuously at all points along the swell. Car- lenzes throughout the blanket vein in
"rom this standpoint it extends for several which the ore occurs, and it is easily
niles to the east and west of Green River, mined; the ore being soft and easily brok­
lnd a most valuable portion of the territory en. At present twenty men are being
lVill be found to the northward of the worked at the mine and two four·horse
:ault. Just how .far north it will be possi­ teams are used in hauling the ore to the
Jle for the oil horizon to extend, it is impos. market, and supplies to the mine. The
sible to say. As soon as a well has been ore being soft and practically on the sur·
frilled, the depth of the oil sand deter­ face, no 'machinery of any description is
mined, and the production of a well has needed in mining, and of course no timbers
been determined, then wells can be drilled will likely to be required.
to the north of the fault, and possibly as The H ite·Loveless.
far as Green River station. The Hite·Loveless property is located
In this connection it is only proper to about ten miles south of the Cameron
mention that if the Green River field proves group, and consists of ten claims on Which
a valuable producer, there ~ill be found there is a big showing in at least a half
a vast area of good oil land lying south· dozen places, and some ore sacked and
ward along other- faults and folds cross· ready for shipment at each point. Plans
ing Green River. are being made to begin shipments at an
------~o~------- early date and a successful season of pro·
WHAT THE GRANBY WILL DO. duction is assured from this promising
(Special COrrespondence.) J. C. Morris has six claims located about.
Spakane, Washington, May 20.-Jay P. three miles south of the Loveless holdings.
Temple Mountain. Oontrolled by Oook & Roberts,
Graves of Spokane, president, announces Green River and now has good carnotite ore opened in
that the Granby· Consolidated Mining, nottte ore ris also found twenty-five miles at least five different places, and a big
Sm€lting & Power company will immedi­ southeast of Green River, and the showing showing is here found both as to quantity
ately begin improvements and development there has been largely located by Messrs. and quality; much of the ore supposedly
on the Hidden creek property costing $500" Cook and Roberts, of Green River. This going better than 5 per cent vanadiu'm and
000. Mr. Graves, Who has just returned latter property has what seems, from the up to 2 per cent uranium. This ore shows
from New York, where he attended a regu· work already done on it, a very high·-grade much high-grade red oxide of uranium and
lar 'meeting of directors of the company, ore. This later qiscovery proves that the vanadium, and has much black and yellow
said it was agreed by the directors to pro­ carnotite field is much greater than had oxide ore as well, the black oxide bein/;
ceed at once in the construction of docks, been supposed, until quite recently. considered by some as being the richest
railroads to the smelter site and the mines, The Angus Cameron Mine. ore in the district.
grading the site for the smeJt-er, building a The only property from which regular One of the most promising properties
power house and building foundations for shipments are now being made is that in this new carnotite field is that belong­
the smelter and the machinery building. owned by Angus Cameron and associates, ing to Jessie E. Inman, of Green River, and
Three hundred thousand dollars will be who are said to be connected with the consists of a larg.e group of claims on which
used for that purpose and $200,000 will be American Vanidum cOlIllpany of New York there has been completed considerable de·
expended in equipping and f.urther develop· City, although this is qUestioned, some velopment work, and all of the work in
ing the mine. claiming that he is backed by a big manu­ ore, This property lies between the Mor·
-----0-----­ ifacturer of dyes. This property is located ris and the Loveless properties, and has
The Consolidated Mercur Gold Mines fourteen miles southeast of Green River, every evidence of deVeloping Into a large
company, of Salt Lake, has declared a dlvi· and consists of some twenty odd claims, on producer. Shipments wlll be commenced
dend of 3 cents a share, payable July 10 which much development work has been not later than July 1st; preparations now
to stock of record June 10, done, but, as to the extent of this develop- being on the way to that end. The con·

trlt,,,!'7 ' Tn 1 II w

tract for the ore from this property has

been made as follows, with Salt Lake par­
ties: $1.35 per unit for 3 per cent ura­ THE METALLURGY OF LEAD
nium and $3.50 for 3 per cent vanadium, WRITTEN FOR THE MINING REVIEW BY H. B. PULSIFIER
and 2 1-3 times these prices for 6 per cent
or beUer. THE IMPORTANT FACTORS IN BLAST· lar obligation to Mr. J. E. Greenawalt for
There are many other locations in the ROASTING.* the painstaking instruction and helpful in­
San Rafael district, but as yet only a lim­ The practice of blast-roasting which was terest in the study of all branches of the
ited amount of development work has been inaugurated by the first Huntington-Heber. subject.
done on them. In fact, most of the work lein process, originally of Pertusola, Italy, Nearly all the references given in the
being only location work necessary to hold and first patented in the United Sta.tes in bibJ:ography have been stud:ed either in
the claims by law. 1898, has found so great favor with lead their ()riginal or translated form; a few
The Cook-Roberts Property. smelters .that in some form or other it has only have been seen in abstract.
The Cook-Roberts property, located now come to be part of the standard pro­ Acknowledgment is according1ly freely
twenty-five miles southeast of Green River, cedure at all large lead"smelting plants made to each of the respective authors.
and ten miles from the nearest shipping where a considerable proportion of the ore BIBLIOGRAPHY.

pOint, consists of six full claims, and the is available in the form of sulphides. Patents.

vein outcrops for one-half mile; the values The success of the process is due to 1. U. S. Patent 511,476. December 26,
running high in vanadium and uranium. the fact that it is a good sulphur·elimlnat· 1893: C. VatUer, of Paris, France. De­
Thfl capping on this property is sand' ing process, that a great variety of ores signs a furnace for roastin'g and sinte·ring
stone, the same as on the San Rafael Swell, are susceppble to the treatment, that the sulphide ores and matte, keeps down the
l'.nd. in every respect is exactly like the materials is left in an ideal ferm for smelt­ fire and blowholes with mud on top. See
latter locality in its geological features. ing in less than the rost of any previous­ illustrations.
Shipments could easily be made from the ly known method which would even approx· 2. U. S. Patent 600,347, March 8, 1898:
imately produce the same results. Thomas Huntington and ,Ferdinand Heber­
A close approximation to the original lein. By mixing lime with lead ores, and,
Huntington-Heberlein process still perSists after a preliminary heating, forcing air
in certain localities where heavy galena through the hot mass, the ore is both de­
ores are to be made ready for smelting; sulphurized and sintered. The ore is first
a modification involving pre-roasting but to be heated in a furnace and then trans­
DO addition of lime is widely used where ferred to another receptacle for the com­
pyrite ores form a considerable part of pletion of the process.
the sulphides, Further deviation pre-roasts THE CHEMISTRY OF BLAST-ROASTING.
the priming or igniting layet only, and 1. The Elimination of SUlphur.
finally, as at Midvale, Utah, no part of the According to locality and conditions the
charge is·roasted, but a fire on the charge wh:ch it is desired to roast and
grate ignites the mixed raw charge which sinter may consist of a.ny of the interme­
is dropped upon the hot led of burning diate mixtures between the limits of rich
fuel. galenas on the one hand and nearly pure
Although nominally considered of the pyrite on the other. The general experi­
On the Border of San Rafael Swell, where Carno­ best mechanical design and construction, ence, as gleaned from the literature, is that
tite Ore Is Found

the plants for this type of roasting have with rich galenas or high lead mixtures the
Cook-Roberts mine on very short notice, charge, to be successfully blown, must be
not always proven satisfactory in opera­
the ore having been opened at a number of comparatively low in sulphur. The upper
tion. Slight precedent and unknown de­
places along the out-crop. limit is given by some operators as 9 per
mands may well account for the inability
The Temple Mountain vanadium and cent, while with possibly somewhat lower
uranium ground, controlled by the Green of the engineers to meet conditions where
the costs of the mechanical operations and leads other operators can blow mixtures
River Engineering & Development com· with up to 12 per cent. With comparative­
pany, which was fully described by May­ handling of materials hav~ suddenly be­
come the chief cost factor. ly low lead In the mixture, the remaining
nard Bixby in the last issue of The Min·· sulphur bein'g chiefly as pyrite or chal­
The introduction of the down·draft ma­
Ing Review, is one of the best properties in copyrite, charges containing up to 20 per
chines, at present represented only by the
the middle carnotite section. The company cent sulphur are successfully blown.
Dwight,Lloyd types, will unquestionably
has received results from a shipment of Evidently the two predominating factors
again make a general lowering- of the cost
Ifour tons, made to Ladoux & Co., 99 John as to the amount of sulphur admissible are,
of the roasting and at the same time again
street New York, the returns showing 1% first, the fusibility of the charge, and, sec­
improve the quality of the product for its
tc 4 per cent uranium and 3 to 7 per cent ondly, the form in which the sulphur ex­
use as blast furnace burden.
vaDadium. This property consists of six ists. A charge which is as eas:Jy fusible
The accompanying bibliography indi­
claims on which considerable develOpiment as must necesarrily be the case when the
cates the literature readily available to one
work has been done, the company being in lead is present to the extent of 40 per cent
interested in the subject. Unquestionably
shape so that r~gular shipments call be or more, or which consists largely of leady
not only the industry .at large but each in·
made, matte, in both of which cases the sulphur
dlvidual plant involved, wou!!l receive much
benefit if those most qualified were more to be removed must first be f~IlY oxidized,
The Columbus Consolidated, of Alta, must have the sulphur content already low
free to honor the literature with their ex­
Utah, reports that a big body of ore has for good results in a roasting pot. There
been encountered in a raise above the 400­ The author desires to express particu­ is evidently no avoiding of this conclusion.
foot level to the west. The new discov­ In the installation of the three annular
ery, it is 'Stated, is from fourteen to six· *From "Metallurgical and Chemical En­ down-draft tables at Bindsfeldhammer, as
teen feet in width, and averages $20 to gineering," with slight alterations, by per­ described by Guillet in his paper, pre,roast­
the ton. mission. ing is first practised. With the pyritefer­
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$ mixtures, which are inherently more by quenching the preparatory roasted ore The s'econdary reactions so prominent
'ficult to fuse, we also are favored with with water before finishing in the conver­ in the hand roasting of learl ores in rever­
blimation of the first easily discarded ter; find it is not necessary to mix lime beratory furnaces which furnish large quan­
)m of sulphur in pyrite. This sulphur, with the ore if the hot roast is quenched tities of sulphur troxide are largely sub­
iich is driven off by heat without' sup­ and combustion started anew in the con­ ordinated in up-draft roasting; with the
ring any heat by its oxidation, is easily verter. Their points of importance are pre­ still more expeditious results attained with
servable during the roasting of this class roasting, cooling, and then blowing in the down-draft work the production of sulphur
material. With up-draft pots it is of converter. trioxide is apin diminished. The exact
tie significance, but with down-draft sin­ 6. U. S. Patent 808,361, Dec. 26, 1905: amount in the gases from down-draft units
ring it is a source of much clogging of Herbert Haas. Patents a certain regulation is' not known to the author, although cer­
e pipes and of the fan if that be placed of the blast or air supply as used in his_ tain experiments indicate that it is very
dose proximity to the unit. sintering converter. low, indeed. This is a most important con­
The sublimation of sulphur is a condi­ Sideration where the gases are to be dif·
,n to be met in the planning of down­ fused over cultivated areas or are to be
aft construction, provided that pyrite neutralized and freed from the trioxide.
lY be a constituent of the charge, and in The volatilization of lead and silver val­
nsidering the heat evolution pf the charge"" ues, once such a handicap to al! roasting of
xtures we may allow that a definite per-' lead ores in reverberatory furnaces, be­
ntage of the sulphur will not be oxidized came of much les'S Significance with the in­
as: to supply its beat 'value to the rais· troduction of up-draft blast-roasting. 'With­
s of the temperature of the charge. out a thought we charge into the pots ores
Experiments with 2-ton charges show for roasting which would undergo serious
it for the elimination of sulphur from lOBS in ,a hand .reverberatory; rich concen'
Ldy copper matte by down-draft the best trates only will commonly be res-erved for
uent is iron ore; silIcious ore makes a briquetting. With the advent of down draft
mewhat more sa.tisfactory sinter cake, methods no reservation of ores on account
t the sulphur in the product will be of loss by volatilization will likely be re­
Illewhat higher. Limestone makes a good quired. Little data Is as yet available, but
uent also, from the structual side, but there is every indication that the los~ is
e sulphur in the product is much higher quite insignifioant. In ordinary pot or stall
:m with silieious diluent. A matte con­ roasting the chief loss occurs because of
.ning lead, 22 per cent; copper, 15 per ·the inevitable formation of blowholes and
I1t; and sulphur, 22 per cent, when dilut­ the overheating and burning which result
-with an equal or large and varying to the charge about them. In down·draft
lOunts of limestone and a little silicious work the formation of blowholes is auto­
Lterial, gave uniformly about 9.0 per cent matically inhibited; at any point of too
lphur in the product; siJlcious dilution much heat evolution and consequent fusion
me gave good sinters with less than 7.0 the suction pulls down the melt and the
r cent sulphur, While diluting with equal air is .choked off; nothing eomes of it ex­
rts of silica and iron o're made a pro­ eept delaying the operation of roasting.
ct, good in its physical properties, and Aside from the automatic inhibition of
ntaining only 4.0 per cent sulphur. blowholes the charge is exposed to heat for
Bibliography. a much shorter time thoan in the thicker
3. U. S. Patent 705,904, July 29, 1902: charges using up·draft; instead of breaking
chlbald Drummond Carmichael. By mix­ out to a free surface the gases are filtered
5 gypsum with sulphide ores or lead he through the eomparatively cool inert layers
able, after starting the reaction with protecting the grate, some small portion of
at, to prepare the ore for blast furnace fines is made during the charging and dis­
,rk in one operation. "My invention con· eharging of the cake, but flue-dust as such
,ts, essentially, in dispensing with the is not made to an aprpeciable extent in
~lI'lIlinary roasting and in the complete
down-draft practice.
3ulfurization and cineration of the sul­ To obtain a prompt and satisfactory
ides in the converter in one operation." roast the required amount of air must have
4. U. S. Patent 755,598, March 22, 1904: access to all portions of the ore mixture;
olf Savelsberg_ It is found that by mix­ that th;s may be possible the charge must
~ limestone with the lead ores sulphides be so constituted that air can drculate to
1 be desulphurized in one operation. Diagram oftne Vattl"r Furnace, from U. S. Patent all parts, and, even more important, the
he final product is a silicate consisting of 7. U. S. Patent 839,064, December' 18, air must have access to all parts until the
.d oxide, lime; silicic- acid and other con· 1906: J. E. Greenawalt. Combines a por­ required elimination of sulphur is accom­
tuents of the ore, which now contains ous hearth with drawing air and gas down plished. On the one hand, the charge must
~ little or no sulphur and constitutes through so as to collect and save values not contain so little sulphur that combus­ c

~oherent solid mass Which when broken other wise lost during roasting and ore­ tion shall cease and the material becoming
o pieces forms a material suitable tb trea1Jment. dry and powdery prevent the passage of
smelter." He uses a layer of limestone, Repeated tests by Greenawalt have uni­ air over a certain area, nor, on the other
her above, or below, or mixed with the formly indicated that limestone is not a hand, dare the sulphur be so abundant that
'er of fuel, to protect the grate. good diluent for pyritiferous charges. the charge shall ,become overheated and
5. U. S. Patent 786,814, April 11, 1905: Other investigators have come to the same falling a pasty mass, effectually clog the
omas Huntington and Ferdinand Heber­ conclusion when using this kind of mate­ area against further oxidation.
11. They improve their original process rial. Independent observers have come to

THE SAL T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW,. MAY 3 0, 1 9 1 2. 17

the same conclusion, that passing air It is not difficult to construct suitable fines are already to be had by simply
through the mass of a charge to be roasted grate'S for either up or down-draft types of screening the available silicious ore which
is many times more efficient than passing equipment, nor is it difficult to make the would otherwise be fed direct to the fur­
air over the same material, however well cha.rge permeable to the influence of the naces.
It may be stirred. draft. Originally the. permeability of the For the ores high in lead, above 40 per
This Is the chief factor in all blast-roast­ charge is mainly a matter of its moisture cent. and the sulphur reduced to about 9
ing; sulphur elimination demands the pass­ content. Whether it is coarse or fine is no J;er cent it has been found that if the re­
ing of air; for the easy passing of the air matter as long as the original moisture is mainder of the batch consists of approxi­
the charge must be so constituted that it appropriate for its physical condition. A mately equal parts of silica, lime and iron
will allow the air to pass both at the be­ charge of material, each particle of which the sinter will be of good structure and
ginning of the operation and during the is of % in. size, wHI pass air readily, work well in the, blast furnace. For the
whole course of the operation. whether dry or whether containing 2 per ores lower in lead the mixture to be sin·
Bibliosraphy. cent of moisture; a charge of slimy con· tered may well contain up to 30 per cent
8. U. S. Patent 839,065, Dec. 18, 1906: centrates and flue dust may be almost im­ silica, a little iron ore not mattering much
J. E. Greenawalt. In Qre-treating processes permeable, whether dry or whether muddy, but addition of limestone being avoided.
. the material is placed upon a porous bed yet there will be some definite moisture The two following analyses will certain·
and the products of roasting or ore treat­ content, let us say 12 per cent moisture, ly produce matty sinters:
ment are drawn down through the bed. The at which, if. the charge is first well agi­ Insol. Fe Pb S Zn
illustrations and application relate to me­ tated in a mixer and then put to sinter, the 22.0 17.8 23.0 18.6 4.3
chanically rabbled furnaces. batch will hold its' shape, be quite porous 20.5 28.8 10.1 20.4 G.O
9. U. S. Patent 870,690, Nov. 12, 1907: and allow the required amount of air to The sulphur is so high that local fusion
Adolf Savelsberg. Patents a two stage pass easily enough. will take place and although the sinter will
roasting with wetting of the charge be­ It has more than once been stated in ,be firm and tough it will be massive in
tween. the literature that batches were too fine for parts and contain layers or patches of
10. U. S. Patent 882,517, March 17. sintering; it is' also recommended for matte.
1908: A. S. Dwight and R. L. Lloyd. In charges too high in sulphur that consid­ Two batches for direct converting made
treating fine ores so as to roast and sinter erably more water might be added to keep up of concentrates, silicious ore and a lit­
them the surface from which the gases es­ down the heat by its evaporation. The tle iron ore or othe,r rather inert diluent
cape is restrained so that the whole mass fallacy of either opinion 'may be quickly analyzing as follows will produce excel­
is uniformly firm. The p,rinciples of sin­ dispelled by a few, even small­ lent and cleanly silicious sinters:
tering are elaborately expounded. scale, experiments. Insol. Fe Pb S Zn
11. U. S. Patent . 882,518, March 17, 2. The Formation of a Sinter Cake. 26.0 24.0 17.0 16.1 4.7 ,
1908: A. S. Dw'ight and R. L. Lloyd. The It so happens that those conditions 23.2 19.3 13.8 17.2 5.3
method of sintering with movable grate which produce desulphurization by blast­ Given the conditions necessary for sui­
is devised. The grate carrying the bed of roasting also leave the roasted product as phur elimination, and enough heat gener­
ore to be treated relative to the iguition, a sintered mass. This has been character­ ated to momentarily fuse the constituents,
suction, feed and discharge;' a continuous istic of every effort and all methods or if enough silica is present to form a web­
process. particular furnaces. The sintered product like skeleton other care is hardly neces­
. 12. U. S.. Patent No. 916,903, March 13, has been found remarkably desirable for sary.
1909: F. D. Weeks. A blast-roasting ma­ lead blast furnace smelting; furnaces smelt In large and thick charges there is al­
chine. rapidly and well using this kind of roast; ways a particular tendency to heat· reten­
13 U. ·S. Patents 916,391, 916,392, 916,­ it is 'so desirable that it is worth taking tion and melting together. The thin beds
393, 916,394, 916,395, March 23. 1909: A. S. pains to provide a sinter cake firm and made with down-draft OO'uipment are easi­
Dwight or to A. S. Dwight and R. L. Lloyd. porous. ly superior in this respect.
The three types of continuous machines, As has just been explained under Sul­ Thin beds can not easily accumulate as
cYlinder. annular table and straight line phur, the conditions governing the passing much heat and with the best work the sin­
are illustrated and described. of air account for the desulphurization; ,tered cake should replace the original
14. U. S. Patent 916,396, and 916,397, the same conditions apply to the formation charge in almost its exact volume.
March 23, 1909: A. S. Dwight. In the of the sintered cake. where the ore re­ The sinter will be firm, cellular and
first patent the ore is 'sintered between a mains unroasted the product will b<:l fines, porous, not containing any portions heavily
grate and a restraining device covering the where the heat has been too intense the slagged together.
ore, for eithe,r continuous machines or in­ material has fused together still carrying These cakes should not be crushed in
termittent units; in the second patent the its sulphur and now in a massive condi­ the heavy breakers which are required for
upper surface is restrained by a layer of tion, exteremely hind and tough. "pot-roast" cakes but rather in suitable
coarse ore. Irony 'materials, such as iron ores, may toothed rolls.
15. U. S. Patent 942,052, Dec. 7, 1909: replace the silica for desulphurization but 3. Igniting.
H. C. Bellinger. A blast-roasting furnace. not for the production of a firm .sinter. Hot charges as come from pre-roasting,
16. U. S. Patents 951,198 and 951,199, When iron ore would be added to the either in reverberatory or mechanical fur­
March 8, 1010; W. G. Perkins and M. L. blast furnace charge along the roast for naces, are extremely porous provided that
Requa. A new machine and method for the production of a suitable slag it might the ore has been stirred and is not badly
blast roasting. ,be considered advisable to let the roast caked. The particles evidently touch with·
17. U. S. Patent 1,20,345. March 12, carry the iron in Whatever excess should (}utpacking, exactly as when a COld, fine
1912. A. S. Dwight and R. L. Lloyd. Ob­ be necessary for the final slag. The condi· ore is moistened and mixed. Ine one case
tain a product patent on desulphurized, sin· tions evidently regulating this refer both the particles are sticky and lightly held
tered ore. to this production of a firm sinter and to together because of their temperature, in
18. U. S. Patent 1.021.509, March 26, the question of the fine crushing of the the other ,case because the amount of mois­
1912: . A. S. Dwight. Apparatus patent to materials. It would certainly appear poor ture is exactly right. In all cases stirring
correspond with the process patent previ­ management to crush iron ore, thereby and mixing must be done so as to lighten
OUSly granted. making the sillter friable when silicious instead of packing the ore; the hot or
THE SAL T LA K E_ MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 30, 1912.

moist ore once patted firmly together will waste liguts the oil as it is turned on, the CALIFORNIA PIG IRON.
be impermeable enough to any ordinary suction draws down the flame, it roars a
effort to pass air. few seconds, is turned off, the hood is Silver Bros. Iron Works Co., of Salt Lake,
Following the origina,l Huntington-He­ rolled away, exposing the whole surface. Gets First Carload Shipment.
Berlein process that type of pot-roasting a half minute before cold, damp and inert,
still begins' the operation In the converters now seething with an intense combustion (Courier-Free Pres;>, Redding, CaE!.)
by blowing air up through a comparatively that quickly eats its· way into the cake, The first carload of pig iron ever
thin bed of redhot pre-roast laid on a cov­ leaving the 'exterior again black and dead shipped to the east from a Calif'Ornia smel­
ering of clinke'r which protects the grate. but now hard and firm. Lacking unusual ter went f'Orward yesterday from the Noble
The ignition starting afresh in the hot imagination the operation needs be seen Electric Steel company's plant at Heroult
roast mounts through It. and into the cold for full comprehension. In case any spots on the Pit. Forty tons was the shipment
and moistened pre-roast or moistened "di­ are not well started they are 'best reme­ and it was consigned to Silver Brothers,
rect converting" mixture and soon accom­ died by waiting a few minutes and theu foundrymen at Salt Lake City. The event
plishes the desulphurization and sintering raking a little hot crust from other parts is important industrially, fcr it marks the
of the whole mass. over the raw areas. beginning of the production of iron in
Obviously the cost of ignition by tqis ----'Oi---~ Shasta county on a commercial basis.
method is nil, where pre-roasting is prll;c­ OPERATION OF OIL WELLS. This is the twenty-fifth consecutive day
Used. that the furnace of the smelter at Heroult
Where pre·roasting is not practised the It may not be generally known, but the has been in operati'On uninterruJ}tedly. Af·
ignition of the charge comes from some code or Utah contains a law regulating'. ter six years of expensive experimentation,
outside source as from a mixture of fine the operation of oil wells. This Was en­ the Noble Electric Steel company can say
coal, coke and pyrites as at the United acted in 1909 and provides as foll'Ows: that smelting iron by the electrical pro­
States plant at Midvale, Utah (see papers Section 1. (Duties of owner operator.) cess, without using a single pound of coke
by Palmer and others). After the grate When any well shall be drilled in this state or 'a single pound of bla£t, is commercially
has received a protecting layer of inert on lands producing or containing petroleum successful. The pig iron manufactured is
material, such as limestone or cold roast, or natural gas, it shall be the duty of the the best in the world, as declared repeat­
the fire is applied in the form of hot and owner or operator there'Of, before drilling edly by iron experts. Only last week an
burning coal and coke, a silght blast is said well into the oil or gas-bearing sand ir'On expert from Pittsburgh, who saw some
admitted, the pyrite is spread on, the or strata. to encase such well in such man· of the Heroult product In the company's
charge is dropped on and the blast is in­ ner as to effectually exclude and prevent office in San Francisco, said that the Her­
creased. all water from reaching said oil or gas­ oult iron would command $10 a t'On pre­
Igniting Is certainly a considerable item bearing sand or strata. mium in Pittsburgh, and that is where they
of cost when this method is used. In gen­ Secti'On 2. Id. And it shall be the duty know the different grades of pig iron to­
eral, if the charge mixture itself does not of said owner or operator, before abandon­ perfection.
ignite readily the cost is heavily increased. ing or ceasing to operate any such well, to The company is' already at work con­
It is a pretty sure method when enough securely and effectually plug said well, and structing a second furnace. A third, fourth
fuel is thus used; almost any amount of to fill it up with sand or rock sediment and fifth furnace will rise in rapid succes­
water 'may be driven off or too dry charges to a depth of at least fifty feet above the sion. The grading work is all done. The
will be sintered whether they support com­ top of the oil or gas bearing sand or strata, electrodes for the second furnace were
bustion themselves, or not. Other methods and also to prevent any oil or gas escap· shipped yesterday tram the manufactory at
would -be far cheaper for doing these kinds ing therefrom. Niagara Falls. With two furnaces in op­
of work. An inherent difficulty with this Secti'On 3. (Penalty.) Any person, firm eration the Noble Electric Steel company
method as with Huntington-Heberlein ignit­ 'Or corp'Oration violating the provisions of will utilize 4000 horsepower of electricity
ing is that results cannot be fully known this act shall be deemed guilty of a mis· and produce between forty and fifty tons
until the cake has to be dumped. demeanor, /and shall be sentenced, upon of "the best pig !-ron in the word" every
A charge for down-draft sintering, which conviction thereof, to the payment {If a day. Appr'Oximately one hundred men are
is composed of pyritiferous lead concen· fine not exceeding one tliousand dollars. employed n(lW at Heroult, and of course
trates, fine silicious ore and (lther desir· ----1'0)---­ as the capacity of the smelter is increased
able diluent, if sulphur, silica, moisture A NEW COPPER COMPANY.
the number will be augmented.

and mixing are properly dOlle and the sec­

tion applied, will take fire immediately (Record, Ely. Nevada.)
Much as the copper industry has added

to the pr'Osperity of Shasta c'Ounty, it stands

upon the application of a combustible ma­
terial or a flame. Oil, sprayed fr'Om nozzles
The E'ly Verdi Copper company filed its
articles of incorporation this week. The
to reascn that the iron manufacturing in­
dustry, as developed and being developed
under pressure and confined over the company is capitalized - at $5,000,000, and a:t Heroult, will be ~lVen more important
charge with a h'Ood, is the most suitable owns a large group of claims near' Copper and will give to the Pacific coast an en­
igniting agent yet f'Ound. The lighter oils Flat. The officers and directors of the tirely new industry.
work a little better but partly refined or company are given as George -Wingfield,
eyen thin crude oils are satisfact'Ory. of GOldfield, Leslie L. Savage, 'Of Goldfield; B. 'Campbell, superintendent of the
A 2-ton charge with a surface approxi­ S. R. Robe~ts, of Ely; John Berry, of Ely; Faithful-Surprise 'mine at Danville, Wash­
mately 5 ft. by 8 ft. may be ignited with A. P. Sawyer, (If Goldfield; M. R. Brown, ington, reports that a vein eight teet in
a flame of atomized oil. sprayed from of Pierre, S'Outh Dakota, and H. S. Ander­ width has been cut 500 feet deep On the
nozzles with a pressure of 90 lb., in 15 sec­ son, 'Of Pierre. The principal place of pitch on the 400-foot level. The vein is
onds. One minute is_ a long time to all'Ow
for such a flame to start even a. poor
business of the ccmpany is to be l'Ocated
at Pierre, South Dakota.
approached on that level by a crosscut tun­
nel of 1,268 feet, and at the inter-section

charge; if the surface will not ignite soon­ ----0---­ the average value of the ore is $22.15 a
er than this the heat will so dry the top The Swansea Consclidated Mining com­ ton. Four hundred feet from the portal
that longer heating is useless. pany, operating near Silver City, Utah, is of the tunnel is a fcur-foot vein of free
Especially at night it is a beautiful sight reported t'O have a fine showing of high­ milling ore, which averages $8 a ton, with
to watch this sort of igniting. A bit of grade ore in its mine workings. rich pockets.


interesting, and good specimens are ob­

tainable at any time.
The desert regions of Utah afford many
specimens of agate, the red jasper tints,
Variscite. soft substance resembling kaolinite, which mixed with chalcedony, probably being the
This mineral, under the trade name of is probably a decomposition of the felds­ most abundant. Many acres of such agates
Amatrice, has been mined and cut in larger pathic part of the rliyolite. These colored occur near Agate Switch on the Rio
quantity than any other Utah gem mineral, crystals fade rapidly on exposure to sun­ Grande railroad, east of Cisco. An occa­
and has been put on the market by the light, . losing all color practically in a day. s!onal stone, fit to cut for jewelry, may be
Oecidental Gem Corporation, of Salt Lake No explanation of this fact has been made picked up here; also fine red agate or jas­
City, which has opened and worked a de­ so far a.s the writer knows. -Some very per­ per casts of fossil shells, which might be
posit in Tooele county, from which has :fect and large topaz crystals have been col­ polished and made into unique jewelry.
been marketed the stones all over the lected at the Blxbyite locality, possibly fif­ Those probably most attractive, at this lo­
country. The mineral occurs in irregular teen miles north from the Thomas moun­ cality, are of a yellowish tint. splashed with
masses in a 'matrix which is more or less tains in the southern end of the Dugway bright red. Large areas of agate occur in
silicified, and is cut with the matrix, mak­ range. Opaque topaz crystals, usually Emery county, about one mile and upward
ing a great variety of pleasing and unique much larger. than the transparent speci· from the bridge crossing the San Rafael
combinations. The composition of the min· mens, and opaque from inclusions of quartz, river on the road from Huntsville to Green
eral is somewhat similar to that of tur­ and occasionally having attached near the River. Many pieces here are masses of
quoise, and the colors of the finished stone centre as many as twenty other opaque spheroidal forms, with interior reddish
run from light to quite deep apple green, crystals,' are found at the Thomas moun- spheres showing under the lighter chalce­
mixed with the brownish. grayish and dony. The stones. when cut, showing a
other tints of the matrix in numberless number of such forms, resemble somewhat
changes. The hardness of pure variscite the thompsonite from Lake Superior. Red
runs about 4.5, but with its silicious ma­ jasper is a prevailing color here, but Ii!,;ht
trix. many of the stones are said to run or nearly white, yellow and pink tints are
harder. At least it has found favor with found. These stones have been cut into
many people aud is largely worn. The handsome and attractive settings for va·
stones from this deposit show more attrac­ rious articles of jewelry. Agates are found
tive combinations than those from any more or less throughout the desert regions
other locality yet seen by the writer. Varis­ of the state, and often fit for economical
cite is also mined a a deposit in southern as well as interesting stones for jewelry.
Utah, and cut for gem purposes. A deposit Beryl.
haf' also been opened near Lucin, Box Elder Blue beryl crystals, showing gemmy
ceunty. The first discovery of this mineral tints and spots, have been found as :Il.oat
was made in Clay canyon, near Fairfield, in the Ibapah mountains, but so far no 'gem
Utah, from which many large and handsome 'material has appeared. This locality might
pieces, In nodule form, were taken and mar· w'ell repay the prospector, as transparent
keted in -various parts of the world. This blue beryl or aquamarine, if free from
deposit differed possibly somewhat from, brings a good price at present. A
the others in that it was associated with a very few deep red tabular crystals of beryl
mineral of a yellowish to pale greenish tint. have been found at the bixbyite locality,
generally surrounding the variscite and about ten miles south of he Dugway grade
called wardite. Variscite has also been in the Dugway mountains. These crystals
found in small quantity in the Mercur and Group of Opaque Topaz Crystals. from Thomas
were of exceedingly rare color, possibly the

Geyser-Marion mines at Mercur. deepest red ever found, and would make
Topaz. tains, and at the Dugway mountain local­ valuable and rare gems if found of suffi­
This gem mineral is probably more ity, often with bixby-ite attached to the cient size and clarity.
widely distributed in Utah than any other, sides and terminations. These curious Garnet.
as. it occurs in many localities in the des­ groups of opaque crystals are quite rare at Garnet crystals loose in the debris of
ert regions where rhyolite outcrops, with 'Ihomas mountains, 'and rather more so the gulches, and attached to rhyolite, occur
which it seems to be mostly associated. elsewhere in perfection, but many imper­ at Thomas mountains sparingly. They are
The best known locality is probably the fect specimens occur which lack termina­ occasionally quite perfect as crystals, deep
Thomas mountains, situated in Juab county, tions, usually ending in' a number of rough red to nearly black in color, but not of gem
about ten miles northWesterly from Drum points; a condition which has been ascribed quality. Good crystalized specimens of
springs in the Detroit district, or about to interference during formation. Topaz garnet OCCur near Gold Springs, Iron coun·
fifty miles northwesterly from Oasis. The has also been found in the Wah wah range, ty. These crystals are dark-red in color,
crystals occur in vugs or seams of a lIght­ westerly .from Newhouse, and at one time but are not gem material, and it seems to
gray rhyolite, a 'great belt of which extends were supposed to be diamGndsby people be a fact that very few crystals of garnet
northerly, and at various points outcrops in the locality. The clear transparent are ever fit to cut into gems, owing to lack
ina southerly direction. The colorless points of the colorless crystals, when cut of transparency. Garnets altered to topaz
crystals are found loose on the hillsides, in brilliant or diamond style. make a bril­ occur at the bIXbyite locality. They are
and in the sands of the dry gulches, where liant and durable stone. Pink topaz has also found near Frisco in good crystals.
they glitter in -countless numbers. The been reported at various times as found Andradite, or calcium iron garnet, of a
sherry -colored crystals are obtained by out in the desert, but none have so far 'greenish-yellow color occurs at the Orizaba
blasting for the yugs, in which they are been brought in. Th.ey would 'make a hand­ Mining company's Lucero claim in Wash­
found attached· to the sides, as well as some gem if the color proved to be dura­ ington district, Beaver county. These sped:
loose in thEffil; often accompanied by a ble. These topaz localities are exceedingly mens are well crystalized, but show no gem
• _ _ ,. _ ... _ "" J Ut,r,. I .., V, I.., • ""'.

SUlarlte, or calc!um-alumin­ Is found near Fish Lake, and a translucent otber field in tbe western part of Utab
~ or::r;; at or near Bonanza Flat, variety at the Old .Jordan mine, Bingham. might be w'ell, in paSSing, to say that n:
ltl~~et 00 . liS a rock lind In very per· . Olivine 01" Peri dote. gems are sold as coming from Utab, wI
gll-t rl' Cin, to nearly two Incbes across. This gem mineral has been reported do not exist here in gem quality, so t
, l'~stillS uP urring as more or less angu­ from southern Utah. There are other dis­ buyers should look well, as to tbe repl
or'! ~et, OCCflltlS from tbe bars of tbe tricts in whicb tbere Is a possibility of find­ tion of tbe dealer from whom they th:
I g~~leS' 00 lind possibly wltbln the ing gem minerals not yet reported as oc· 01 buying, before spending good cash
pet'{) rl"arvtab and In the Navajo res­ curring in tbe state, and frOlffi information glassware, or even for imported stones.
)rttd·ies of Bluff. Fine gems are brougbt gatbered, it would look as if such a field MAYNARD BIXBY.
nd llt ~ell-r be re tbey are obtained from might exist somewhere near Coyote, in tbe Dealer in native and foreign gems, 3
ItlO~uf\', W collect them from the sand southern part of the state; and possibly an· Atlas block, Salt Lake City.
13 'II bO
(1 'J!!~'"
Ill" J"!'lIs. corundum.
,r "to bead are the hi"ghly prized
er tbl~tes, and other tints of this BLACK CANYON DISTRICT

{]~d :;!!ppb1 !'10 gem material of tbis na­ SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE

ieS , 'Iler!!!. roduced in tbe state. It bas
~ rill. peen ~n rough masses from the Lovelock, Nev., May 24,-In the Septem­ minent being galena, antimony and. I am
bllP d 1
e .pOr te se"ler Lake, also from Par­ ber 15tb issue of Tbe Salt Lake Mining Re· informed, a small quantity of zinc, al-so. The
reell d of view I wrote briefly regarding a ' ITro,perty gr~en, brown, and blue stains command at­
re r 1l101l. Ilg0 a man in cbarge of a situated in Black canyon, Humboldt county, tributed to chlorides and bromides, are also
S Nevada, kn'Own locally as the Camp Bird
'. elle yeaf uP on tbe Wasatch moun· in evidence. Despite tbe apparent basic
sorll sb eeP, :Brighton, showed two steel mine. character 'Of the ore, It doos not seem to b.o
cit °bllclt of f sappblre wblch he said The development of this mine during entirely refractory, as panning tests sbow
nS'crystg.lS ~Icb on the east side of the the past four mon'ths has .attracted cons1d· a liberal quantity of free gold.
Ie ftofll lI- FIeber. In case the statement erable attention among mining' men, and The vein is a fissure between a massive
file ffl,ci llg igbt prove profitable to pros· bids fair to become a real ITroducer, in the blue limestone and a black dike of probable
ge. it rIl near future, of no mean proportions. similarity to the diabase and basalt dikes
II trUe, g.lity.
lr e tile 10c fourmaline. The ground, a part 'O,f wbich had been so common in tbe district. The strike is a
,ct Iflll gem mineral has not worked for gold and silver in the early 70's, little north of east and sO'llth of west and
is bell~t quantity In Utah, until the and subsequently abandoned, was relocated the dip is about 20 degrees 'S'o'ut'heast.
'fll (OUlld III ill the Lucy L. mine, Cllf­ a little over a year ago by two prospectors, The grouIT of claims embraces several
lell di$Co"' tourmaline in partial1y Tbos. Walsh and Wm. b'raser, and a half other very likely showings; a parailel vein,
.te distriCt. aSseS showing native gold is Interest in 'Same was acquired by Ellis Max­ several hundred feet above, disclOlling a
,11 li~ed Ill. occurrence at tbe mine, but field and Gus Selium, of Imlay, Nev., in con· body of sulphide ore said to be of good ship­
rYstll 11 I/o rlI- rare occurrence anyw here. sideration of equipment ,and grubstake fur­ ping value; and a some'what tortuous vein,
at Ollceedil1glYblack touramline Is quite nished by them. W. Hunt, 'Of National, soon lower down, 'containing specks of free go!:l
1 eS rdlllllrY be ores at this mine. after bought Walsh's interest. in' places. Work on these latter showings
o 'n t Amethyst.

~.e ~lIt 1. Val-ues warranting a thorough prospect­ bas not as yet been prosecuted, altho plans
rystals are found of small ing of the ground induced H. H. Hunter, of are being made for the development of both.
etbyst C .1 mountains, but of no gem San Frandscn, to take an option on the Should the ore exposed in tbe present
!~0 the J.Al stine quartz Is reported from pmperty. He let a contract to Adamson workings continue In size and value to the
e 1 ,~IIl etll f f,1arysvale, and a specimen •
and Fuzard to sink ten feet, and drift fifty lower level, at which It is being sought, the
!le. !lst 0 h HumbOldt range will add another to her a1·
jllity e received from soutbern Uta . feet, from an old shaft already twenty feet
Ie !lliS been fall' gem material of tbis deep. In drifting on the vein from the bot· ready large list of producers. A telephone
t or e"ell be found in the state. 't'Om of thi'S shaft, ore of an excellent .grad~ line bas been Installed from the main line
d et to . was encountered, disclosing a chute which along -the S. P. R. R. to tbe camp, and a
hilS Y prosoplte.
ieces of this mineral. of a subsequent drifting has proven to be tramway or wagon road is being contem·
tWO P eighty-five feet in length. A force u! eleven ITlated.
ve or . e bIlle color, were found some
tOrQu01S Wild cat mountain. If found m.ol1 waslTut to wQrk drifting at this lev.ol The stock is largely heLd by San Francis­
ago Ilt it would make a somewhat and cross-cuttlng from an old tunnel, ninety co investors, altho It is rumored that a block
oil color. of excellent wearing qua­ feet below. The vein has been reached on of stock has been acquired by the manage­
geJll the lower l.ov.ol, I belieVe, and drifting com­ ment 'Of the Seven Troughs Coalition com­
.e ~"d Azur-Mafachite. menced. ShOUld this chute Qf ore show in pany.
~~Ilictl't ,_, of tnis sort is not abund· the lower workings, the future of the mine The mine is ·under the superintendency 01
,d III occasional piece of fair qua· i-s ass,ured. The body of ore in sigbt above, Mills Adamson. a capable mining man and
It 11011 !l1 the Dixie mines, of south­ ,bowever, represents a large. tonnage and a engineer, and an alumnus of the University
lle~ f~;O!l1 the Tlntlc district, and shipment is soon to be made. Sixty tonS" of Idaho.

all: e crom western Utab. of this Qre, taken fTOm the drift above, are New Vein on the Al"mstnong.

r,s(llll Obsidian. at present sacked un the dump. On the Armstrong property in .Tohnson
~ mottled red and black col· The nature uf the ore is somewhat dif­ canyon. a new vein has been uncovered
, ound near Twin Peaks, Mil, ferent from anything seen elsewher.o in the which should intersect the main vein 'On the
small pieces on tbe surface district. Tbe matrix i-s. a massive vein strike. This new vein carries with it a
quartz and the chief values are in gold. layer of clay gouge showing a remarkable
I polished handsomely, and Assays up to $200 per ton having been fr~­ string of colol'S in the pan, and the entire
ul and unique· ornaments. quently obtained, according to Mr. Adamson. vein should run pretty high in gold, though
w.;;;,' Opal. The average value of the tonnage sacked assay returns have not as yet been made
"'bPll has been found so far as I was not abl.o to ascertain. The associated known.
11I0Ws, but common milky opal minerals are quite numerous, the most ITro­ A survey has recentlv h~-­
.. "c;. MINING FtEVIEW, MAY 30, 1912•

• r .....umate point of inter-sec­

f the veins and also plan a cross-cut

Mining Machinery and SappU".. Mlnlnc Attorn"T•.
.he lower workings to cut the ore 'Shoot

l new vein. It is probable that both Bogue Supply Co. ..................... 10

Booth. Lee. Badger & Lewisholl
Denver Fire Clay Co. ................. 39
Bradley, Pischel & Harkness ....
on this property make into the lime· W. O. Dray Mfg. ,ex.. . ... , ... " .... ,.,' 8
Callahan, D. A .• Mining Law B,
vry contact a few hundred feet to the Jerrrey Manufacturing Co. • _.. .• .. •. • •• 9
Davis & Davis .•.... _......... .
Lane Mill & Machinery Co. . . . . _ . . . . . . . . 4
Higgins. E. V. . .......... : .... .
with which they are in alignment. Jones & Jacobs, Mill Builders .......... 4
Pierce, Crltchlow & Barrette ... .
lerable interest in this property is be­ Kelly Fi.: ter Press Co. ................. 43

Mine and Smelter Supply Co. .......... 1

Civil and Mining En!rln"e

anifested and big things are expected MinneapoliS Steel & Machinery Co.. _..... 6
Adamson. W. G. . .............. .

Numa Rock Drill Sharpener Co. . . ,.,.. 1Q

Arnold, Fisher & Calvert ....... .

ummer. Richmond, F. C .. Machinery Co, ........ 2

hurch. Caetani & Hershey ...... .

The Walker-Savage Lease. Revere Rubber Co. _••.. _..•. _. . . . . .. • • . 6

Brown, G. Chester .............. .

Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Co. .... 42

Burke, James J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

)rk is beingpu'Shed on the Walker­ Salt Lake Boiler & Sheet Iron W.orks. . . • 38
Craig. W. J . • _.................. .

Salt Lake Hardware Co........ _• • . • . •. . H

Deseret Construction Co. . ........ .

e lease as f3!St as is possible. This Silver Bros. Iron Works Co. . . . . ,....... 3
Fiske. Winthrop W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,.

·ty is owned by Jno. G. Taylor, Jos. H. A. Silver Foundry & Machine Co..... 40
GaHgher. T. W. . ................. .

Union Portland Cement Co.............. 43

General Engineering Co. ,. _..... .

Jr. Gallagher. Mrs. O. Kane and War· Utah Fuel Co........................... 41

Green River Eng. & Construction ,

Noteware, all of LoveloCk, Nev., and Utah Fire Clay Co. .................... 40
Howell & Kingsbury ............•.

Utah Welding Co. ..................... 40

James, Geo. D. . .................. .

urray estate, of Fitting, Nev. Three Way's Pocket Smelter Co. .............. 41
Jennings, E. P. . ..•................

ago, under a lease, Wm. Borland and 'Vestinghouse M::lchine Co. ............ 8
Pack, Mosher F . . . . . . . . . . . . _. _..... .

Z. C. M. I. ............................ 4
Peet, C. A ................•..........

Cormack 'Shipped a large quantity of PulSifer. H. B. . ..........•.........

Roberts, J. C. . ............•. _..... .

:ionaJly rich and spectacular high Bonkl .... Hooft._ Sarrord. J. L ..•......................

ore from this property, causing some Merchants' Bank ....................... 38

Silver Bros. Engineers & Contractors

McCornick & Co. . ................ _. . .. 38

Utah State School of Mines ., ....... .

lerable excitement in the locality, The National Copper Bank • _. . . .. . . . . . . . . ... 38

Villadsen Eros. . .................... .

Walker Bros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 and 23

WIddicombe & Palmer ............. .

und in the Borland lease was all taken Utah State Na tional Bank ............ 38
Walker. H. C. . ...... , ............. ..

or above the 40·foot level, excepting Zalinskl, Edward R. _......•...•......

A ....Te... aad MetallarCI.... Mls(!ellaneous.

'1 bunch of eighty pounds worth $15
A. F. Bardwell ..................•.... _ . 39
Albany Hotel ........................ .

3d, which was taken from a winze ten Bird-Cowan ...............•............ 39

Bingham Mines Co., For Sa~e ........ .

elow this level. This winze. w.hich was Crismon & Nichols ........•...........• 39
Century Printing Co. . ................ .

Currie. J. W. . ... _.......... _ . .. .. . .•.. 39

De Bouzek Engraving Co. '., _ ......... .

on the vein to a depth of twenty·one Orricer & Co .• R. R. ..................... 39

Hotel Stanford ....................... .

mcountered Ii diabase dike, and soon Tyler, Lu C. .........................•. 39

Gardner & Adams ........•....•.......

Union Assay Orr!ce ..................•• 39

Jensen Creamery Co. . ................ .

further development .work was aban­ Utah Department Denver Fire Clay Co... 39
Otricial Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co. . . . . . . . .

Directory of Mines ...•..•. _.•••

. The dioscovery of high grade ore di- Nephi Plaster Co. . .....•........•.....

Railroad". Rallroad Time Tables •......•..•.••••.•

above, or in very close proximity to

Oregon Short Line .................... 39
Salt Lake Stamp Co.................•••

ke where it cuts the vein, led the pres­ Salt -Lake Route .•.................... 40
Smith & Adams, Tents ................ .

sors to attribute the deposition of the Rio Grande Western .................. 40

Shlplers, Commercial Photographers ... .

Tooele Sme:ter ....................... .

)re, in some measure, to this intru­ Mine and Stock Dealer.

Utah Junk Co. . .......•..............•.

Utah Ore Sampling Co. . . . . . . . . . _..... ..

Orem & Co. . . . . . . . . . . _••........ _..... 38

Whitaker, Geo. A .• Cigars ............. .

~fIOSS-cut tunnel was run recently and

'.n cut at a depth of 150 feet. A drift which no signifieance ha'S. as yet. been at­ report. this difference "was more than (
~o reaClh a point beneath the upper taChed. set by the items of extraordinary repa
~s i'S in progress, and it is expecte::i T·he present operators are confident of and expenditures in excess of norn
e dike will be encountered in the striking ore of a high grade when the dia­ years," amounting to $583,462.27. This
I days.. The vein is strong at this base intl'usion is reached. eludes the installation of electricity a
\d the mineralization and physical Associated with Messrs. Walker and Sav­ air in various mines, and in addWon,
s indicate conditions identical with age in this lease is Mr. R. M. Hardy, attor-' number of shafts have been entirely 1
the zone above. where the high ney. of Lovelock, and Dr. Joo. B. Hardy, of
lined, while more than thirty miles of
l been found. Reno.
true fissure in quartz-porphyry, velopment worl\ has been done. The A:
The Walker Savage lease includes the
conda mine shaft, for instance, was til
by the U. S. Geolo-gical Survey a'S entire group of four claims, covering the
oughly repaired to the 2,400 level. w
Ind is easily traceable for 3.000 ground. dumps an.::i workings of the leases
the exception of 100 feet near the surf(
the strike. The vein is two to formerly held by Kruse and Stoker, respeC'
-the shaft being out of commission
in width, and has been filled by tively, and a sensational strike Is predicted
depositions from aqueous 'Solu· the entire year. It will shortly be rea
-as the outcome of the development now in
for operation, the report says, and will
te minerals intimately associate::i progress. H. G. WALKER.
sunk 275 feet further, to make connecti
, brown .and purple fluorite, a
e and marcasite, and consider­
---0--­ with the 2.800 level of the High are.
es of a black oxide, vopularly
; mangane>se. The Silver King Coalition Mines co
(Intermountain, Butte, Mbnt.)
z porphyries, which are most pany, of Salt Lake, held its annual me
sume the varieties known as At the annual meeting of the Anaconda ing, on the 20th, and elected officers a
,vadite, also dhyolite; and in· Copper Mining company, held in Anaconda directors as follows: David Keith, prE
.duations. They are very this morning, the following directors were dent; Thomas Kearns, first vice preside
1 and besides being seamed re-elected: B. B. Thayer, \VilJiam Rocker­ and general manager; John .s. Sanfo'
)f quartz, show thermal ac­ feler. John D. Ryan, H. H. Rogers, C. F. second vice president; W. S. McCorn!
1ces. Pockets of sulphide of Kelley. Urban H. Broilghton and George treasurer; Frank J. \Vescott, secreta I
r,::i rock are common, and H. Church. Th-e election of officers will Windsor V. Rice, Moylan C. Fox, W. M(
)pears in bunches as the occur at the next meeting of the directors. Ferry, J. Frank Judge, and Jam"" Y

.ed. It is noted that the dividends declared The annual reno r ' •
small intrusions of ande- during the year exceeded the protlts by
THE SAL TL A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 30, 1 912.

"~.. '~ryE1t.
the .method of calling attention to the camp, RIGHT KIND OF BAIT FOR SUCKERS.

_ _
and not against its mineralization or fu­
ture possibilities. H. W. Storms, state min­
eralQgist of California, has issued a warn­
Whether it is nesting time for the robins.
harvest time for the pumpkins, or Yule TIde

-" - ... "

thed Semi-Monthly by Will C. Higgins and
ing concerning the methods of certain wild­
catters, and this action On his part has
been rmiscontrued, in certain circles, as a
turning down of the camp itself. In this,
in the cottage or in the man'Sion, it is al­
ways the "open season" when fishing for
su~kers-and suckers are always plentiful.
· A. B. Greeson. And yet, believe us, it Is not everyone
evidently, Mr. Storms has been done an who is out with rod and line, that is after
Box 1137 Phone, Wasatch. 2902 injustice. He claims he has been misquoted this kind of game; although there are those
• Rooms 434-435 Atlas Block, 'West Second
South Street. . in some instances, and, in an answer to in­ who firmly belleve' that every mining com·
, C. HIGGINS •...•.......•..•.•.. Editor
quiriesregardlng his position, stated em­ pany, seeking the assistance of capital for
GREESON •...••..•.. Ru/llne•• Manaa-er phatically that he is satisfied that gold the development and equipment of its prop­
Subscription Rate•• exists at High Grade, and that he has the erty, is bending its energies to the landing,
Year .................................. $2.50 welfare ,of the camp at heart. However,
fonths ................................ 1.50 in its net, of members of the sucker family.
I Copy ..................................15 ~he maintains his stand against the wild­ It is only once in awhile that a company
Pl Countries In the Postal Union .... 4.00 catter, and in this he will be sustained by
Subscription Payable In Advance. is formed Which, within its membership,
all real mining men. has ample capital for the exploitation of its
tered November 29. 1902, at Salt Lake We all know that the majority of the lead­
.Utah, as" second-class matter, under Act cla~m or group of claims. As a matter of
ttgress of March 3, ing mining camps of the west owe their fact, most of our bonanza propositions of
iveMlslng Rates: Advertising rates fur­ origin and ultimaLe success to the excite­ today were once on the ragged edge for the
l on application. ment arid interest taken in the discovery wherewithal for. their development; and the
- Contributor". of high grade ore. Tonopah, GDldfield and majority of them, but for the success at·
· Pulsifer. A. L. Sweetser. National are instances of what a boom can
:. calvert. H. W. McFarren. tendant upon the sale of treasury stoc~,
y A. Palmer. Maynard Bixby. do. A boom leads to an inrush of mining
McLaren. B. F. Tibby. would now' 00 but little more than pros­
J. Eliot Johnson. men and Investors. The interest created pects. In seeking buyers of their treasury
Advertlllln&," A&,encle•• leads to the acquisition of property, and stock these mining companies were not an­
!lNVER Colorado.-The National Advertls­
this Is followed by development; a con­
:0., Quincy Building.
gling for suckers, but were making over-·
llW YORK.-Frank Presby Co., General
dition that could not exist unless an in­ tures to capitalists and investors that were
rtlsing Agents, 3-7 West 29th Street.
terest was first created. And this inter­ based upon honest and legitimate busIness
est, unfortunately, is seized upon by un·
ling Agency, South Pasadena, Cala.
principles. They made this kind of a propo­
O.-W .W. Ross Co., Pub­
epresentatlve, 1006 Call Bulld­
ncisco. Cala.

principled men as an opportunity for the

fleecing of the unwary public. Still, the
sition: "We own what we believe to be
promising and valuable mineral ground. We
fact stands prominently forth that out of lack the means to develop the same as it
x this excitement, this turmOil, the earnest should be. Undeveloped it is practically
effort of the many, the skulldruggery of a worthless. The indications are that our
few, new mines and new dividend-payers prospects, if intelligently and eeonomically
struggle into existence, and the whole worked, will eventually take rank as regular
ost "unjustly the new camp of High country is benefitted, producers and dividend payers. Will you
e, in M"odoc county, California, has .Jarbidge, Nevada, was a winter discov· join hands with us in the furtherance of this
criticised ,by individuals who, without ery, and hundreds of people rushed into enterprise? We will put up the property if
"stion of doubt, are unacquainte<t, with this. new Eldorado while the snow was still you will assist us with the ,necessary cash.
eal merits and promise of this district; deep on the ground; and the majority were If we succeed we will all make our ttlousands
~oundW'ork for this criticism being disappointed. The wild catter had his in­ where we have expended hundreds. \Ve be­
1 upon the activity of so-called "boom·
ning there and 'soon left the field. Those !leve we will succeed. If We fail, we are all
whose actions and st::tements, to put who had faith in its future, however, re­ in the same boat. This is purely a business
Idly, ar~ most reprehensible. mained behind and fought the hoo-doo cast venture."
upon it by the boomer, Who could not, for No one can consistently say that the pro­
ut, just because there are those who
any length of time, detract from the real mulgation of a proposition of tllls kind is
seized upon this opportunity of hood·
value of the district, and now it is coming
ing the investing public, no good reas­ merely a "bait" for suckers." Many, how­
into its own. ever, who have gone into mining ventures
xists why the camp as a whole, and
Wherever there are surface showings of indiscriminately, and who have not met with
eputable mine owners, claim owners
mineral, wherever a few mines are in suc­ the success anticipated, are inclined to re­
;>rospectors, should be placed under the
cessful operation, there is always a chance
~y of public condemnation; nor can gard every new mining company as a
that a great mining c~mp may be estab· fraud, paying but little attention to the
tction of wild-catters and boomers de·
lished. This is the condition of High Grade
, in the least, from the real and in­ many marvelous successes chronicled year­
and, for this reason, those prone to criti­ ly in the annals of the mining history of
ic merit of the e!tmp. And, if this is
c:sm should go slow until development has
making of a really bgn/lnza district, this western country; and it is this class
dis proven any beliefs or theories they may
Ippment, and development only, will that "pass up" more opportunities for safe
3 this claim, regardless of any feeling and profitable investment in mining affairs
o than do men with evenly bahmced minds I
umosity or antagonism that may exist •
1st it. The Skidoo Mines company, of Skidoo,
is a regretable fact that the bOO'mers California, milled 1,068 tons of ore in May,
who carefully consider all sides of the ques­
tion when invited to join in with some
~ the mid-winter season in their en­ losing over ten days on account of a short­ strictly legitimate mining enterprIse.
Zlr to attract attention to this locality; a'ge of water. Value of bullion produced, It is too true that there are many fake
it is due to this fact, very largely, $8,222 50. Value or cyanides, $4,286.42. To­ mining enterprises and companies. but
so many unfriendly remarks have been tal value, $12,508.99. Costs: Development, these angle with such lurid bait that noth­
l regarding High Grade. And yet, the $1,468.57; operation, $7,5525.16. Profits for ing but a sucker would bite; but, a sucker is
1 of these criticisms has heen against the month, $3,515.26. a sucker, and no sympathy need be wasted
THE SAL T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 3 0, 1 9 1 2. 23

upon him. Still, because there are fishers is long, and would scorn to roh any man
for suckers and because the sucker will al­
ways take the bait, this is no reason why the
The Prospector of even the 'makings'. You want to know
if any man can be sincere in his belief
sensible investor and capitalist should fight
shy of legitimate mining propositions and
and His Burro that a stringer In the formation is really
a big body of pay ore, and still keep clear
of companies desiring to dispose of treasury of the 'bug house;' and if he is allowed to
stock for the purpose of developing mining ramble at l<arge among tenderfeet and
property of merit and acknowledged value. suckers, where he would do as much pam­
Were all men to fight shy of mining because age to his kind as an outlaw burro would
a sucker is_hooked every now and then, the if allowed to get into a provision tent? To
result would be that many prospective bo­ which inquiries I must refer you to the
nanzas would remain undeveloped and un­ authorities, who are more able that I am
known in the canyons and hills of our vasl to judge of the intent of the visionary
mountain ranges. Ad yet it takes but a small gen-tleman who peddles around fine ore sam·
amout of intelligence to distinguish between pies as coming from his prospect when, in
the fake mining company-the fisher for fact, his claim is 'as worthless as a ten­
suckers-and the genuine thing. Lurid ad­ pound hammer in the hands of a eight·
vertisements, glowing promises, dividends year old kid.
guaranteed and millions assured comprise "Some few years ago," continued the
(By Will C. Hi'ggins.)
the different baits used in angling for suck­ p,rospector, "an old time friend of mine, and
ere. A conservative statement of facts and "Ever sinde we crossed the divide," saId a prosIJ'CCtor of c,onsiderable experience,
actual conditions are the arguments used by the I'ro.spector to hi'S burro, "you have came to me with the announcement that he
the legitimate seeker for assistance in the shown unwonted activity in reaching this had recently returned from an extended
development and operation of a mining prop­ (JId cabin where, without doubt, you ex­ prospecting trip into Lone Lizard range;
o~ition. It is legitimate to advertise for cap­ pected to find a succulent garbage heap, or that. after almost undescribale hardships
ital, to make an effort to dispose of treasury at least a good feed of barley stored away and difficulties. he had found a ledge of
stock, and this brings to our mind the ad­ under the foreman's bunk;. which all goes to gold, exposed in the face of a high cliff,
vertisement of a certain western mining com­ show that you can unwind a Waterbury that was as rich as lImburger cheese. He
pany in which the following teree statem'ent curve when you once get the idea. that was an honest sort of a fellow, but so po:>r
is made: "We are not fishing for suckers, some,thing substantial and satisfying await'3 that he had to Use a gunny sack for a
nor gunning for mossbacks. We don't guar­ you at the end of a j-ourney. In this case, covering when he washed his shirt. He
antee anything but square treatment. If we however, you have met with keen disap­ couldn't even get a grub stake down at the
did not think that we will get adequate re­ pointment, for ,this ),oint has not been occu­ canyon store, he looked so seedy; and so
turns for {Jur time and money, we would quit pied for over a year, during which time th8 he proposed to let me in for a half interest
the deal cold. If we make money you will 'trading' rat has hauled away severything in his disc{lvery if I would go back with
get your share of it if you take a chance of value to you, as well as a conglomeration him and help him to make the necessary
with us." of bric,a-brac that no one could poS'Sibly locations and discovery work. Having
No 'sucker will bite at a bait like this. He use; all of which gDes to show th,at even nothing particular to do, at the time, I ac­
is too foxy. the lowly burro meets with disap.pointments cepted of his offer, and loaded two burros
in life, as weU as individuals; for you were with grub and tools. We had a hard trip
UTAH COPPER MILLIONAIRES. evidently on the wrong scent; a condition and were five days out before we reached
A press dispatch from 'Colorado Springs, which often confronts the prospector in his the canyon near which he claimed to have
in commenting upon the holdings of indivi­ meanderings in the hill'S, as well as the made his discovery. We camped there for
dual members of the Utah Copper C{Jmpany, camp hanger·on who has a hunch that he the night, and the next morning, bright and
Whose property is located at Bingham, can buck the tiger off the boards until, early, £tarted to climb to the over-hanging
Utah, says: when the last shuffle and deal has been cliff under which my friend had found hi!'
Charles M. .MacNeill and Spencer Pen­ made, the man behind the table rakes in aU Monte Cristo mine. I didn't think thE'
rose, both of this city, and the banking of the coin and chips in sight. country looked very well mineralized, but
, house of Hayden, Stone & Co., own stock "Of course," coll!tinued the prospector, thought a change might occur when w(
in the Utah Copper company. having a pres­ "we can understand how we are likely to reached the the rhyolite further up. Why,
ent market value of $11,021,246, according be mistaken by appearances. From the I didn't see even a piece of float all th?
to the stock voted at the company's meet­ lo'oks of things, from the top of the divide, way u,p aud, when we finally reached the
ing in New Jersey last week. yonder, you had good reason to believe that cliff, tired ana exhausted, my companion
'These figures show the immense wealth you would find creature comforts when you didn't seem to be so exuberant and buoyant
which the Colorado Sprin-gs men have made reached this old camp, and in this you are as a man should be who was on the very
out of their copper deals in recent years. excus'able; but, what allowance can be made verge of coming into a fortune within a few
They have received dividends on their for the prospector who, making a small minutes. Instead, he seemed to be very dis­
stock regularly for several years. 'and important disco,very, allows the propo­ pirited 'and as depressed as y'ou were today
Spencer Penrose is the largest indivi­ sition to grow upon him to such an extent when you found this camp barren of eat·
dual holder residing in Colorado. He holds that he is ready and willing to make affi· abIes. For half an hour he sat on a boulder
50,060 shares, which, at the 'present quota­ davit that his half·inch streak of $10-ore is looking out into the valley,as if he wished
tion of $62 a share, represents a value of really four feet in width, with values going he were somewhere else. Finally I urge!'!
$3,103,722. R. A. Ii'. Penrose's interest is up into the thousands? Such instances are him on, and we made our way to {he base
placed at $1,996,524. MacNeill was shown not at all rare, and represent a curious of the cliff, in whiCih there was a perpendicu,
to own 34,194 shares with a market value condition of mind that the scientist has lar crevice about an inch in width, but as
of $2,120,028. Hayden, Stone & Co.,'s in­ never been able to solve. And yet this ab­ barren of ore as a restaurant sandwich is
terest is worth $3,800,000.72. The Guggenheim beration of the intellect has nothing to do of meat. In a half-hearted way the discov­
Exploration company owns 171,699 shares, with the moral reCitude of the victlm who, erer of thi'S bonanza took a pick and began
worth $10,645,388. in (Jther matters, is as honest as the day driving into a crevice as if he ex'pected to
something; but with no hilarious UTAH'S COAL PRODUCTION. the production amounted to less than 15,.
· Then he turned to me. and. with 000 tons. It assumed some importance in
(look in his eyes, said: 'Well, I declare, Slightly Less Than in 1910, but Output 1882, when the production amounted to
me has been here while I was gone Possessed Greater Value. 100,000 tons, and it reached the million-ton
lug it all out.' I saw at once, and It mark in 1900. In 1909 it exceeded 2,000,­
t necessary to get an affidavit from an The production of coal in Utah in 1911, 000 tons.
lit to prove it, that the fellow was in· according to figures compiled by E. ·W. The following figures show the growth
and so, without any show of disgust Parker, just made public by the United of the industry:
;:ner, I told him it was !loo bad, and States Geological Survey was 2,513.175 Production of coal in Utah, in short tons.
anyone who ·could dQ such a dastardly short tons, having a spot value of $4,248,­ 1882... .... 100,000 1907 ....... I,947,60i
would steal the joker from a pack of 666. 1890... .... 318,159 1908 •...... 1,846,792
• He seemed relieved at this, and SOOl1 This production was about the same as 1900 ....... 1,147,027 1909 ....... 2,266,899
ere on the back trnck, and, when I left in 1910, the dHierence being less than 5.000 1905 ....... 1,332,372 1910 ....... 2,517,809
I.t the mouth of the canyon, he was as tons. The value increased $24,110, or a 1906 ....... 1,772,551 1911 ....... 2,513.175
ful and happy as if he had really been little more than 0.5 per cent.' That the -----~o----··

to lead me to a great discovery. What yroduction did not show a larger decrease RICH CONCENTRATES FROM NATIONAL.
bject was I never could discover, for he and that the value showed any increase at
ed nQ benefit from our long and tire- 'all was due to develop'ments in E:mery (Star, Winnemucca, Nev.)
hike; but I have long believed that If county, which nearly trebled its produc· Yeste·rday Frank Frey's big team
asn't in~ane, he ought to be. tion of 1910, 40,657 tons. the output in 1911 bronght in 250 sacks of concentrates from
want to te1l you, Old Long Ears." con­ being 120,000 tons. The average price for the Stall lease at National. A day or two
d the prospector, "the woods are full the Emery county product advanced from ibefore that one of the Summerfield-Pearce
dlvlduals such as I have described. $1.98 a ton in 1910 to $2.09 in 1911. All company's teams brought in 31,000 pounds
don't mean to be dishonest and un· the other counties showed decreased pro­ and more are on the way. These teams
ful, but, they dwell so long upon the duction in 1911. and Carbon county, by will be kept busy all summer hauling these
, of their discoveries that they grow far the most important producer, showed concentrates. The value per sack is said
grow, in their Imagination, until an also a slight decline in price. Summit and to run frO'm $15 to $200. When the mill
of ore soon swells to a foot, a foot loses Uinta counties had decreased tonnages but started on the great dump at the Stall
.me in assuming the prQj)Ortions of a higher prices'. In addition to being the lease two months ago there was estimated
4eposit; <and the larger the growth most important coal-producing county of to be 2,500 tons of milling ·rock on the
;reater the belief until the man laboring the state, Carbon county is the only one dump-rock that yields concentrates of the
r this huUucination imagines he haB in which coke is made. In 1911 a total of quality above named. after the greater part
world by the tail on a down-hill pull,' 381, 696 tons of coal, an increase of 113,891 of the values have been recovered by amal­
there you are, and then some." tons over 1910, was made into coke in Car­ gamation, and in the length of time the
---~o bon county. mill has run it can scarcely be noticod that
THE INDEPENDEN'CE MILL. Returns from mining companies repre­ the great dump has diminished in size.
senting over 90 per cent of the total coal All the richest ore from the mine was
(Times, Hailey, Idaho.) production of the state show that although tr8Jnsported by automobiles, under heavily
he new mill of the Independence Min­ less -than 3 per cent of the output in 1911 armed guards, and such are as was not
company was put into commission at was mined by machines, the practice of rich enough' to warrant such transporta­
yesterday and operated until 6 o'clock shooting from the solid has not obtained a tion was piled UP on the dump and allowed
Le evening, when it was closed for the strOllg foothold in Utah. Out of 2,256,979 to remain until a mill was built. when it
L. short tons for which the methods of 'Inining could be milled. These facts, without going
· worked smoothly and s-o satisfactori· were reported, 1,993,574 short tons was Into detailed figures, should give one a
that Superintendent Allen ordered that undercut or sheared by hand and 70,653 good idea of the riches of National.
.ould be-gin a summer campaign today. tons mined by machines_. The quantity ----0----­
he mill has a capacity of 100 tons of shot ott: the solid was 192.752 short tons, or RESUME WORK AT .SPRUCE.
, run of ore per day of twenty hours, about 7.7 per cent of the total output of
it will probably make eight or ten the state. In spite of the small propor­ (Herald. Wells, Nev.)
of concentrates per day. What their tion of coal undercut by machines. the C. M. Spence came down from Spruce
~ will be remains to be ascertained. average tonnage won by the miners is con­ Tuesday to make arrangements for the re­
fore the recent' renovation of the mill siderably above the average bituminous sumption of opera.tions in the cross .cut from
~ grades of concentrates were made. production per man for the United States. the Latham shaft. This property is under
first grade averaged 160 ounces of sll­ Labor troubles are not of frequent oc­ the owncrohip of the Spruce Mountain Cop.
and 65 per cent of lead' per ton. The currence in the coal mines of Utah, and ill per Mining Co., and has been lying idle for
class ore that was not milled yielded this, respect 1911 was consistent with the some time. T-he company has decided to
ounces of silver and i 4 per cent lead rule. Only one suspension of work be­ continue t.he cross-cut and has arranged
Lon. The mill will now probably make cause of dissatisfaction with conditions with Mr. Spence to superintend t'he work.
classes of concentrates, the second was reported. The miners affected were Tue cross-cut is now in 1325 feet, and the
pich will carry, in addition to its lead idle but three days. The mines are prac­ W10rk of continuing it further into the moun­
"liver contents, up to 55 per cent of tically aU worked eight hours a day. tain will be resumed as soon as men and
per ton. The men employed in the coal mines of necessary 'supplies can be obtained, which
-'---0-­ Utah in 1911 numbered 3,060, who worked will be within a fewd·ays. Five men will
'ne of the richest ore-bodies ever un­ an aV'erage of 236 days. The average pro­ be employed on the work at present. Mr.
ted in Tonopah, Nevada. was d;sclosed, duction for each man employed was 82l.3 Spence states that the indications are good,
'IN days ago, in a winze from the 500 tons in 1911. and that he would not be sUl"Prised to find
I of the West End mine. It is esti­ The Ninth United States Census reo a good body of Qre as soon as the rhyolite,
~d the ore will average about· $1,200 corded the first prodUction of coal in Utah in w·hich formation the cross cut is in, is
1.e ton. an output of 5,800 tons. Ten years later cut through.
• nCo VLU l,;AMI-" UF COM
tfiat at Salt Creek, the oil is found at con·
.. _ .,_, ",olden after Visit­ siderably lower horizons, being present in Rejuvenation of District That Wa
~ "alorado, Utah, and Montana Camps. the Sundance formation, in sO'me of the nent in Early Days.
sandstone beds of the Morrison, and in a
The senior class of the Col()Tado School stratum of conglomeratic sandstone doubt· (Journal. Reno, Nev.)
Mines, which graduated a few days ago, fully calle'd "Dakota," The oil Is a heavy It's an old story that far away j
sed through Salt Lake, on the 19th, from lubricating oil. much heavier tban that of look greater than those close at ha
atana, after being several weeks in the the :principal producing sand at Salt Creek, this old saying is applicable to a gl
i, during which time C-olorado camps and contains small amounts of asphalt. The gree in mining districts. The fart
'e visited, a trip -of inspection was made "Dakota" sandstone gives the largest show· they are the larger the veins, the riel
Bingham, Utah, while t'he final round-up ing 04' oil in the field. It is a little over ore, the greater the chances of get
lraced a visit to the mines of Butte, and 5 feet in thickness and is at numerous stake. Stories grow rapidly with di
inspection of the Anaconda smelter. places saturated with oil. Several open and frequent telling. A one-foot ve
T'his is a large class, included in which pits dug in tMs sandstone along the crest comes ten feet when repeated twenty
'e a fine bunch of bright and brainy of the dome contained. at the time of the and passed from person to person, $~
JViS; young men who will yet make corn· examination, a considerable quantity of oil, becomes $200 ore, and so on. A Propl
ld·able records in the mining and engl­ but wells put down on the west flank of the without honor in his Qwn country. A
ring world. The boys were clean·cut, dome have encountered only water. As by district mine or .prospect, no matter
it was gratifying to note the interest pointed out by Mr. Wegemann, however. good the outlook, is commonplace and
pleasure they took in visiting the points the east side of the dome, which from the actual truth usually does not stir the in
[!lining and smelting interest laid down point of structure is much more favorable itants like a tale of far-off riches. All
their !tInery. for the accumulation of oil than the steep­ apropos of the old camp of Como, now bl
[<ollowing is the personnel of t·he class: ly dipping west side, has never been ade· rejuvenated with Reno capital. situated (
(rews, Earle D. Huntington, Walter C. quately prospected. Even should the "Da· thirty-eight miles distant in the Ind
lks, Leon M. Kissock, Alan kota" sandstone itself prove of little val­ Springs and Palmyra mining district, In
k, Dantel L. MacKay, Donald R. ue in the field as an oil-producing "sand," Pine Nut range. some ten miles in a sou
Ie, Willi'S J. May, And,rew J" J. the occurrence of oil seeps in the lower erly direction from the old town of Dayt,
nel, Frank May, Ross R. strata indicates a possible source of the the nearest railroad point. It was di'Sc(
vert, Clarence E. Mertes, Albert T.
oil, as yet undiscovered. the value of which ered about the time of Virginia City al
rens, Warren W. Moore, Carl A.
can be determined only by the drill. had its tirst boom and a population of son
'enport, John Murchison, E. H.
The report gives a br{ef description of 1,500 people. But little work was done an
k, James E. Meiswender, G. B.
the geology of the region and describes the surface barely scratched, and when th
enforth, Donald Ramlow, G.
in detail the occurrence of the oil. It is second boom came in Virginia t.he camp wa
rich, Jay .L. Ramsey, Elmer R.
accompanied by a map of the field, which all but deserted.
?ks'On, Guy W. Richardson, Allan S,
rshows by means of structure contours In November, 1910, no properties wen
.d, Edmund M. Roberts. H. N.
the sbape of the dome and the probable working when Edwin Baruch and C. O. ErilC
ze, Verne Rockwood, Carl A.
depth of the oil·bearing rocks below the sur­ on took a bond on the old Como-Eureka
terton, Wilford Saxton, Frank B.
face throughout the area. They cleaned up the old workings, drov,
1, John C. SChellenberg, G. W.
A copy of the report may be obtained new drifts and opened a large amount 0
-y, E. S. Sprfng, Archer
free on application to the Director, U. S. milling ore with shoots of high grade of won
ifel.der, N. S. Stewart, Hugh A.
Geological Survey, Washington. D. C, derful rich ness.
" Chas. D. Thomas, Lester C. ----0---­ The property was then "lold for a larg.
r, Edward T. Toenges, Albert L.
THE MUTUAL MINING CO. amount to H. T. Taylor of Red Top an,
, Edwin E. Walker, A. D.
Jumbo fame, who incorporated as the N€
ngton, Chas. L. White,head, Paul
(Standard, Leadore, Colorado,) vada Deep Mines company. After furthe
;, A. W. Wilcoxson, E. D.
\, F. B. Youker. C. N. The Mutual Mining company. capitalized development by him he decided to tear ou
1, Chas. D. Allon. Carl A. at $500.000 with property at Gilmore and the old mill and construct a modern plant
r, Arthur J. Haldane, W. G. principal office at Butte, Mont., is the latest Tests in the ore have just been completec
~has. R. Hazaard, W. J. on the mining boards of Lemhi county. The and an order placed fOr a complete new n
e, Paul Otis. R. B. incorporation was made under the laws of ton per day plant. ten stamps. plates. tub.
Earle E. Schneider. G. W. Idaho and its officers comprise the follow­ mills and continuous cyanide plant. Worl
Traphagen, F. W. ing: J. Collins West, president; also presi· will be commenced on this mill very short!;
·----0..---­ dent Billings Brewing Co., Billings, Mont.; and its construction rushed to completiOl
_ POWDER RIVER OIL FIELD. L, B. Woods, vice presdent. general agent as quickly as jlO'SsibJe.
Great Northern Ry., Butte, Mont.; J. J. Mc­ The mine is developed to the 300-foo
?ond edition of the report on the Greevy, secretary-treasurer, also president level and large bodies of ore exposed tha
River oil field of Wyoming. by J. J, McGreevy Co., Butte, Mont.; C. W. wiIJ run between $15 and $20, with high
:. Wegemann, of the United States Nolan, superintendent, mining engineer, Gil· grade shoots running UJl into the thousands
I Survey, has just been issued as more. Idaho. Board of directors are com, This property has already produced ove
ulletin 471-·A-3.
posed of the same gentlemen. $:;:50.000 in bullion. No complete geologica
)wder River field has been known
The holdin~ of the company are situated survey has been made of this district by th.
early eighties. but attempts at in the "Texas" mining district, at aboet U. S. G, S. However. the principal proper
nt have thus far met with small three miles northwest of Gilmore, line of ties lie in a basin at the head of the eas
tecently, however. interest in the 1he G. & P. Ry., and consist of four full branch of };JJdorado canyon. This basin il
Jeen aroused by the large dis- claims compriSing an area of eighty acres, nearly surrounded by high ridges and peaks
oil in the Salt Creek field. on Iy the mineralized surface showing of which the topography resembling somewhat tha
istanL Although the structure Is A 1. of Virginia City. The main mineral zone
al hundred feet in width, strikes shop, head frame and everything necessary THE CEDRO·EUREKA MINES CO.
_east and southwest. Cross fissuring as for economical work. The power line of
ped by north and south veins, is fre· the Truckee River General Electric com· Incorporated to Work a Group of Thirty
.t. In a number of instances these pany crosses the property altd cheap and Claims on Adams HIli.
Il. and south veins are productive of efficient power is assnred.
\!lercial are. Quite recently float has been found in (Sentinel, Eureka. Nev.)
~e entire district is in the later erup- the heart of this district running from $20,­ Bob Mabry of Spokane, Washington, and
t and the lode porphyry is hornblend 000 to $50.000 per ton. The news of its dls­ J. A. Wardlow and W. T. McDowell of
,'Site. similar to that found at Virginia civery has been kept secret for business Chattanooga, Tenn., some of the principal
and similar in many respects to the reasons. but 'yhen it is generally known stockholders in the .company organized
porphyry of nearly all the bonanza considerable of a I'llSh is expected. here this week to takeover and develop
ps east of the Sierras. Later now'S of This is a very interesting district from a group of some thirty odd mining proper·
lsite are found covering the lode por- a legitimate mining standpoint ,ud judging ties on Adams Hill,. arrived ,here Monday
'Y 'in the higher portions of the range from the amount of gold in the surface dirt afternoon on a special train from Para­
in ,several places these are capped by and gulches the locating of extensive are dise. P. B. Wallace, engineer in charge of
iII later. flow of basalt. In the mIneraI· shoots should be comparatively easy for the ·construction work on the E. & P., brought
portion of the district, situated in the ,,~ modern prospector. The altitude is 6,500 the party up.
n mentioned above, these later flows . feet. summers cool and winter easy. Its ac· 1,Vith J. C. Buchanan, another stock·
~ been eroded, exposing the lode por- cessibility, notwithstanding the opening holder of the eompany, arrived early
ry and the mineral carrying veins. It story, is a great feature. and no doubt when last week and had the work (}f repairing
elieved that the formation of this'range the people of Reno realize that they have tti~ 400·foot shaft on the Racine mine com·
'district' was contemporaneous with that the prospects of a great 'camp within a com· menced. The gentlemEO)n have been busy
:he Vit'ginia range, and the period of paratively short distance from home they during the week perfecting the organization
eralization the same. will wake up to its possibilities. of the new company, arranging for perma­
U Como the fissuring ha"> been extensive nent offices, and attending to many other
at least two periods of ore dellosition matters necessary in getting the work
be recognized. The ore is a Lilicified ACTIVITY IN WEDEKIND DISTRICT.
planned by the company in .shape to be
aced country rock. Gold predominates
properly handled.
he east and· west fissures and "nver in
The company has taken a lease from P.
(Gazette, Reno, Nev.) H. Hjul of the Ryland brick building on
north and south veins. Modern milling
hod'S extract from 90 to 95 per cent of Latest reports from the Wedekind min: the corner of Bateman and Buel streets. op·
values. jng district are extremely favorable. The posite the Brown hotel, and established
Jonsiderable activity' is being displayed IShovel King M~ning company, which owns its offices there on Thursday. It is planned
the district and stimulated by the suc· the Roop lease, has taken the Currie and to use the rooms on the first floor for its
:I of the Nevada Deep Mines company, Wheeler lease over and will start work on business offices and assaying plant at this
properties are being reopened and new the upper shaft. This shaft is now down time, and to hold the rooms on the second
s found. Careful prospecting with the
more than 200 feet and is in excellent. con· floor in reserve for future use.
as pursued in Goldfield and sCJUthern
dltion. To a Sentinel representative who asked
radII, has disclosed rich veins and ore The company intends to sink about 250 for some information regarding the plans
ots on the surface never suspected be· feet farther, or until the ore body is hit,
rllql palTllS A.IqTlW 'JW 'AUTldmo;) Mau aql JO
~. One of these veins found on the
which should be cut at about 450 feet on was the name of the new company that
r of the West claim, which adjoins the its dip.
has been incorporated to handle this group
lada Deep Mines on the east, is from The Roop shaft will be abandoned and of claims; that active deevlopment has
:lteeninches to two feet in width, with work will be centered on the upper shaft. he and Ilissociates of Spokane, Wash., and
pre shoot several hundred feet in length, Two shifts will be put to work o'n the first Chattanooga, Tenn., have purchased some
contains are from $20 to $2.000 per
of the month, after preliminary work is thirty Adams Hill mmmg properties
A few ton'S milled from the surface
conCluded and everything in shape' to ex· through an option held by William Sweet,
duced between $44.000 and $5.000 in bul· pedite sinking. the following claims being emDraced in the
l in three days. This was entirely a new Three claims are held by this company Isale;
11 and never had a pick struck in it be- in addition to its lease holdings. Marguerite, Members, Relief, Fraction,
The carload of ore shipped by the Ne­ January, Democrat, Nos. 1 and 2, Badger,
The Pier Gold Mining company acquired vada United Mines company last week has Little Giant, Oom Paul, Oriental & Bel·
claims adjoining the Star of the West returned very favorably. The shipment mont, Bowman, Racine, Central Consoli·
the eas,t and is ,sinking a joint shaft on weighed 65.000 pounds and the returns from dated. Red Seal, Ruby Hill Nos. 1 and 2,
line between two known rich veins. This the various qualities ranged from $90.91 to Monarch. March No.2, Fredericka, Europa
)-compartment shaft is now down 100 $119.75 to the ton. There were no smelting Con., "1906," Macon City, Lone Pine,
t with a ten·foot sump and crosscutting charges owing to the desirability of the ore Morning Star, Fraser & Molino, Barton, and
lOW in progress to catch both of the veins as a flux. the Northwestern Group. inCluding three
lased on the surface. The Pier company Ed Arkell says that he has fine pros. claims. Fifteen IOf these properteis are
a local concern recently incorporated by pects of his London deal going through patented claims.
eney Gordon, Clyde Garrett and H. C. and expects to have everything fixed up Mr. Mabry said that The Credo·Eureka
tler, all well known mining men who had by June 15. Mines company, a Nevada incorporation.
m in Nevada for a number of years and The Price lease has a full shift at work been started with a force of sixteen men
lpected with ~. number of successful and it is expected that the ore body will now at w{)rk, and that more will be put au
lperties. Fif!:, thousand sh~res of the be cut. in the next fifty or sixty feet. IliS the working plans develop. He said
.asury stock was placed locally at 5 cents Messrs. Dowdle & Duffy on section 20 this company is financially able to develop
. share to cover the cost of this work. are starting the installation of a 25·horse­ their claims by the best mining methods,
e property is thoroughly equipped with power hoist. They are down sixty-five feet and as the principal stockholders are suc·
aO·horsepower electric hoist, biacksmith and have very encouragin'g showings. cessful mining operators, ·their develop·

THE SAL T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 3 0, 1 9 1 2. 27

ment work here will receive the benefit of value of from $3,000 to $100.000. which. portation rates, hoping that he can take
their experience in successes in other with capital to deevlop, it is believed, advantage of the present boom in the im·
camps. would result in greater profit to the own­ proved NorWegian stoves.
Some Adams Hill History. ers. o
Adams Hill, one of the principal sec­ From the experience of miners on Ad­ WILL MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.
tions of the Eureka mining district, is sit­ ams Hill there seems to be no reason for
uated about 3.400 feet nearly due north ot a belief that these deposits do not extend (SpeCial Correspondence.)
Ruby Hill and Prospect Mountain. and to a. considerable depth. ana with the Trail, B. C., May 25.-0tiicial announce­
about one mile west of the town of Eureka. present decreased cost of mining and re­ ment has been made that the Consolidated
The principal part of Adams Hill is duction of ores. which inevitably follows Mining and Smelting company will expend
composed of Hamburg limestone. the Se­ the increasing age of every mining camp. fully $100,000 in improvements on its
cret canyon shale forming a band running and with the pros[l€ct of development smelter at this place. The betterments in­
east and west along its southern Hank, and work at depth by Practical mining men at clude a matte plant and a lead mill. and
the Hamburg shale make.s its appearance the head of the new Credo-Eureka Mines the installation of an electric trolley sys·
in a similar manner on the northern slope. company, a revival of the mining industry tem. thus Increasing the capacity of the
To the north of thc Hamburg sale and east on Adams Hill can reasonably be looked works 25 per cent.
of the Hamburg limestone. the Pognip for In the near future. The company has ascertained that the
limestone is expose{!. The absence of the cost of treating copper ore has been greatly
shale between the limestones is due to the DISCOVERS ASBESTOS. reduced by running the raw matte through
continuation of the Jackson fault. the furnace instead of first roasting it in
North of the Hamburg shale, in the Pog­ A Goodyears Bar correspondent of the furnaces and pots. The new process. which
nip limestone. there is a large outcrop of Transcript,'of Nevada City, California, says:has been in operation seven weeks, is
quartz-porphyry, and further on, In the \V. W. Casserly has struck a vein of as·
known as the pyritic system. using 3 j;er
same rock, smaller overflow Is visible in CEnt coke .and 5 per cent silicious ore.
bestos on Goodyears creek. promising to
the undergroun{l workings of the Bul!· The improvement in the lead refinery
create a new industry for this distriCt. He
whacker mine. The dip of all the forma­ consists of the construction of a bunding
was developing a gold quartz ledge on his
tions of Adams Hill is apparently to the and the addition of eighty-four refinery
ranch when he found asbestos fioat. an~'
north, visible in the underlying limestone, tanks. giVing the plant a total of 324 tanks
following it up discovered the vein of as·
and overlies beds of shale in varying de­ and in.creasing the capacity of the plant.
bestos in the contract between surpentine
grees. twenty·five to 100 tons a day.
The deposits in this district are alI more The electric tramway system will con­
It is from six inches to four feet wide.·
nect the five levels at the smelter, and the
or less connected with fissures and slips, of a soft and fiuffy fiber, and which. while
cars will convey the anoues from the S'melt·
which in the limestone near the shale have short and thus not available for weaving
er di·rect to the refinery.
a general course parallel to their control, into asbestine cloth or mattlngs, will have 0---­
observed in the old Bowman shaft. AI· commercial value in its service for fillin'gs
though no great caves, as on Ruby Hill, for fireless cookers and fireproof rOOfing,
have been opene{! in Adams Hill, many the rapid growth of the manufacture t~
(Herald. Libby, Mont.)
rich bodies of ore .have been mined, all of these articles in the last few years making
What is apparently the most important
which have been discovere{! at or near a strong demand for all sorts of asbestos.
>the 'surfa~, none· of the mines having Casserly has sent specimens of his find strike of the camp was made a few days
reached a depth of over 400 feet. to manufacturers at San Francisco, Port· ago on Shaughnessy hill by the Hazel T.
The ores contain a higher percentage of land and Detroit. and also to the state min­ company, belonging to John H. Town and
gold than those of Ruby Hill. the values eralogist for technical mineralOgical classi· associates, when the 640·foot cross-cut tun·
prevailing in the quartz. Carbonate and fication of the mineral, and meanwhile he nel encountered the ledge. At this writing
sulphide of lead, however, have been pro­ is sinking a shaft on the contact to ascer­ it is known that ten feet of ore of high
duced in large quantities from the BulI­ tain the depth of the deposit. Althougll grade values has been cut through and the
whacker and Williamsburg mines. the forty miles from a railroad station. Cas­ opposite wall has not been reached. This,
Oriental and Belmont and many others. serly thinks he can overcome the ostensible tunnel gives a depth of 150 feet from the
Probably the largest producer of ore high cost of transportation in part by mak­ surface. where good ore had already been
from Adams Hill has been the Bullwhacker, ing arrangements with the teamsters who Ifound.
with a record of over $1,400.000. A depth deliver supplies at Downieville. and who Further news of this important strike
of about 400 feet has been reached and generally return with empty wagons unless will be awaited with considerabJe inter­
between three and four miles of workings a load of shakes comes conVeniently into est. as the present indications po:nt to a
run. All the ore produced has been ship­ their way. Several deposits. of asbestos bonanza mine.
ped to the smelters. rock .occur near Washington, and an effort Mr. Town. the principal owner, is re­
The Oriental and Belmont and the Wi!·· was made four or five years ago to market CEiving congratulations from all sides, as
liamsburg fol'ow the Bullwhacker with a the product. but failed because of the short· there is no one in the camp whom the peo­
production of over a quarter a million ness of the fibre. The new manufacturers ple generally would rather see make "a
each. A de.pth of over 300 feet has been should now make it of commercial value, killing" in his mining enterprises. He has
reached in the Williamsburg. Not more and the claims have recently been located consistently. perseveringly and financially
than 100 feet has been attained in the anew with a view to mining and marketing backed the proposition to its present stage
Oriental. the new mineral. of development.
The Silver West is another Adams Hill H. O. Kohler, of Washington, contem· --~~iO~~--

property from which a great deal of ore plates building a factory at Nevada City George Ames and P. L. Williams. Jr.,
has been produced. In fact, the whole for the manufacture of fireless cookers, leasing on the property of the Salt Lake
Adams Hill district abounds with prospect utilizing the home article for non·heat con· Copper company in western Utah. not far
holes, few of them fifty feet in depth, but ducting or heat.conserving material, and from Tecoma, Nevada, are shipping about
all of which have produced ore to the has started inquiries as to railroad trans· six cars, monthly, of good copper ore.
persistency THE EAGLE MINES.
Around ihe- State uncover.
Provo Herald: It is reported here that (Copper Era, Clifton, Ariz.)
L. L. Nunn has purchased the Annie W. M. MCCoy, for years with the
.Bingham Review: The Bingham· Mines
Laurie mine on Gold Mountain and will Shannon Copper Co., and now manager
.mpany continues to ship an ave;age of
erect a large power plant to operate the of the Eagle Gold & Copper Mining Co.,
,0 tons of ore a day out of the camp. The
mine and furnish power for other pr'lpel·' was in the city on Wednesday to attend
lmmercia'i mine is producing 100 tons of
a meeting of the directors. The company
"Pp~r ore a day, while the Dalton. & ties in that section. The Annie Laurie
has produced millions in the past and is owns twenty claims four miles northwest
~rk is also sending out 100 tons each
o(lonsidE'red one of the big mines of I lIe of Morenci and some of them already pro­
state. Mr. Nunn is in the east and noth­ duced considerable ore, mined in the
Park Record: Superintendent Joe fashion of years ago. There is a five
ing definite was known of the tra'1saction
limp reports work progressing very satis­ stamp mill on the property which is now
at the local headquarters of the Telluride
ctory at the Little Bell and a. big shlp­ operating on free milling gold ore which
Power company.
ent of ore is ready for market as soon runs about $24 per ton, nearly all of which
the roads are passable. Surface water Milford Times: According to Bert Nich­ is saved on the plates. On March 16th, a
mmenced to come in· this week whicq. ols one of the owners of the Dippie group ·car of ore was shipped to the Shannon
!ly impede work in portions of the mine, in 'Beaver Lake Mining district. this coun­ smelter that averaged 7.45 per cent cop­
r a short time. ty, they have now attained a depth of thir­ per and also values in silver.
ty-five feet and the ore, as heretofore re­ The property embraces a variety of
St. George News: Frank A. Dudley, of ported in our columns is still persisting at
agara Falls, N. Y., has sent in to the minerals, gold, silver, lead and copper
about the same width, varying more or
unty recorder's office for filing the maps veins being carried in different· sections.
less as they go down. They noW" have Galena ores carrying gold, silver of $51
owing rights-of-way of the proposed rail­ twenty tons of ore ready to ship, which
il from Lund to St. George. As soon as they figure will net them $30 per ton. The
per ton. A shaft now forty feet deep hi
e fees are received from Mr. Dudley's being sunk •.on the vein which is one and
cr..:" will be set and hauling commenced the
:orneys. H. C. EUw·ards and E. C. Ashton, one half feet wide in the shaft bottom.
latter part ()f this week. Test a:ssays of a rich streak in this vein
Salt Lake City, the filing will be made.
Eureka Reporter: With a good force have shown as high as $187 per ton.
Milford News: F.l C. McGarry, the Rob­ at work at the Swansea mine, Silver City, All the development work at present is
Ion boys of Beaver, E. H. Althoff and is taking on new life. The closing of the carried by the ores shipped to the
lers interested in the Busy Bee ground Knight smelter was a hard blow to this smelterS. A car of the galena is now be­
Newton Mining district are aU feeling camp but at the present time the mines, ing prepared for shipment to El PaSO. The
ad over free gold, which is showing up the sampler, the Knight railroad and the copper deposit is said to be very large and
mtifully in the ore. Some o'f the ore offices and shops at the smelter are fur­ virtual~y a SUITIliCe pl'oposition easy to
ows gold to the naked eye, a good deal nishing emploYllllent for quite a number of mine and handle. Shipments will be kept
it develops under the microscope and men. About fifty men are now UpOn the up from ores output in the development
nning shows good values. Work is be­ pay roll at the Swansea and it is stated process.
; steadily prosecuted on this property. that many of the houses that have been Mr. J. J. Hall, a miUman and miner of
Bingham Review: The Brooklyn mine vacant for the past few years are now long experience in California, has charge
developing into a large property and being used again. of the mill and meeting with good success.
Ire ore is in sight now than there has Milford Times: J. W. Hardy, Fred P. He is greatly impressed with the property
an in a number of years. Under the Kesler, and John B. Smithson have, for sev­ and calls it a winner.
mll.gement of Imer Pett, this company eral weeks now, been working the Old Cave Among the Clifton people interested in
~ again been brought to the producing
property in Bradshaw Mining district un­ the Eagle are: W. J. Riley, cashier of the
;ge. Square sets are being put in on a der a two year's lease, which they have First National Bank, E. V. Horton, John
mber of levels and ore is being blocked secured from the owners, Messrs.. Hamp­ R. Hampton, John R. McRea, M. H. Kane,
t. This property will be producing a ton and Lawrence. of Salt Lake City. The E. C. Bunker, and W. M. McCOY·

~e tonnage before the end of the year.

time will probably never come when good ----10

Richfield Reaper: A six-foot vetn of ore cannot be found in this mine. It has BULLION FROM IDAHO.
ver has been encountered in the Coppe! produced a 'million or two of good ore in
tte property. Specimens from the vein the past and every time a leasor or any­ (Boise Statesnlan)
re brought to Richfield. They showed body else goes to work OUt there they get Gold to the value of $75,000 was shipped
h values in copper ,and silver. The silo results. It is to ·be hoped that these. par­ from the Boise allsay office to the Denver
r ore ioS the first that has been encoUln.­ ties will meet with the usual success. mint Monday. The gold was the accumula­
ld at the mine and those engaged in Eureka Reporter: Over at the Gemini tion of bullion w·hich has been brought to
;,elopment work are of the opinion that mine fully 100 miners are now at work in the assay office fram various parts of Idaho
l silver ore will be fourid In large quan­ that section of the property which is be­ and eastern Oregon during the last twenty
·.es. The stockholders are elated Over ing handled under the leasing system and days.
s latest find on the property. almost without exception they are making The large shipment is evidence of the
Park Record: Messrs. Rolley and Mer­ 'Irloney. The Gemini property is one of the active work which is already going on at
!lV/lth a small force of men, took sup­ most attractive leasing propositions in the the mines, and considering the earliness of
es and provisions up to the Iowa Cop­ Tintic district and some sensationally rich the season at the (:amps located in the
. the first of the week, where develop· ore is being mined from a dozen different mountains, and the fact that operations
nt work will be prosecuted all summer. blocks of ground upon which lessees are have just commenced at many pla.ces, a big
e encouraging reports from the Barry­ at work. Supt. J. H. McCrystal states that output of gold will be looked for during
I[e property are causing the owners of the lessees are nOw sending out ore at the the summer.
ltt-Hill claims to sit up and take notice rate of about one carload each day a.ld ----;0)---­
I well it might, for there are surely vast that the leaSing system is now furnishing The Golden Rule placers, near Elk City,
, deposits in that section simply await- employment for not less than 100 men. Idaho, are in operation.

THE SAL T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 30, 1 9 1 2.

strike of richer rock than heretofore has of men is kept busy breaking down the
[ In Adjoining Slales
heen taken out of this well known bon­
anza. The value of the rock is not known,
ore and in the neighborhood of 80 tons is
being broken down daily.
ARIZONA. but to say that Mr. Smart was gratified, is Silverton Standard: Louise Lowe and
putting it mildly. John Yeager, who have been engaged In
Parker Post: In the month of April Nevada City Transcript: A twenty-foot prospecting at the head of Pole creek in
4.000 tons of ore were hauled each day shaft in the yard of F. S. Hecker of Wil­ the Bear Creek district, just over the divide
from the Ray Consolidated mines at Ray low Valley has tapped a vein which previ. from the Intersection mine, have opened
to the concentrator at Hayden. The total ously had been worked in another part of up a continuous vein of mineral in one
amount of ore taken out was over 200,000,­ the place and the results have been more of their claims which contains a streak
000 pounds When the remaining four units than gratifying to the owner. The ledge of high-grade ore two inches and more In
of the <!tlncentrator are in operation, the is from four to five inches wlde and full of width. ,carrying values of 114.6 ounCes in
daily shipments will be increased to 9,000 Ifree gold for 60 feet, which is as far as gold and 160.8 ounces in silver per ton. In
or 10,000 tons. Mr. Hecker has followed it to date. He driving the cross-cut tunnel four veins
Kingman Miner: The Frisco Mjnes and sacked 1000 pounds of it and took it to the were cut and in drifting on the fourth vein,
Power company is now shipping regularly Ott assay office yesterday. It is believed a distance of twenty-five feet the rich ore
it may run as high as $100. Fifteen tons was encountered.
about $15,000 in bullion from the mill each
month. The ore is broken down and sent more have been extracted that undoubtedly Ouray Herald: The strike of yesterday
to the mill by six or Seven men in the are as rich as the first samples. morning in the Angel :Mi!ning company's
stapes. The ore is broken by the eaving Nevada City Transcript: The Bessie drift on the Wheel of Fortune·Bimetallist
system and the expenSe of mining is very mine in ;Brown's Valley has been bonded dike, was made in cross-cutting the dike,
light. With a larger mill the property by C. B. Whitewell of this city, G. E. Bi'ge' after driving fifteen feet in the approach
would vecome one of the largest producers low, Bryon Burrows and a number of to the hanging wall. The breast shows
of gold ore in the state. others, and preparations are being made to three feet of beautiful white quartz, fiecked
Kingman Miner: Report is current begin active development. The mine al­ with free gold throughout, streaked with
ready has a shaft of about 350 feet. and black (probably tellurium) and spotted with
that the Gold Road Mines company con­
present plans are to drift along the ledge glistening yellow iron. Assays heretofore
te'mplates the doubling of the capacity of
in the direction of what may prove better made indicate that this ore shoot will av­
the big mill, whiCh would double the out·
rock. The present rock will pay expenses. erage good shipping values-all in gold­
put of bullion. At the present time the
mill is producing in excess of $80,000 The mine is owned by Burrows, who also probably running in the neighborhood of
is interested in the new venture. It is $100 per ton, for the enUre three feet.
monthly, the ore being taken from the low·
completely equipped with machinery, .in­ 0'---­
er grades of the mine run, and when the
cluding a mill with five 1300-pound stamps. IDAHO.
tram is completed enough of the higher
grade ores will be taken from the east end o
COLORADO. Wallace Miner: The Bunker Hill and
of the big vein to sweeten the run of the
ore up to a grade that will give the mill Sullivan Mining and ·Concentrating com­
an output in excess of $200,000 per month. Telluride EXaminer: George H. Hall, pany this week declared the regular month­
The Gol.d Road !}roperty is one of the great· manager of the Nellie lease, is getting out ly dividend which amounted to $65,400, dis'
enough good ore to keep five stamps of his bursement of which was made at once from
est gold mines in the United States and
under the present management will be mill runnjng regularly. the company's San Francisco offices. This
brought up to a high state of production. Telluride Examiner: Jim Belisle, C. H. is the 176th dividend declared by the com­
McKeever and others, who own some va­ pany and the total amount paid to the
. Prescott Courier; The Clara Consoli­
naduim producing ground in Paradox val· shareholders to date is $13,453,950.
dated Mining company has been superseded
ley, have recently opened up a body of higb Wallace Press-Times: The manager of
by the Swansea Consolidated Gold and Cop­
per Mining company, and under terms of -grade carnotite which is worth $300 per ton the 'Success Mining' company, H. F. Sam­
contracts between the tWD companies the to them. That is one of the best propo­ uels, yesterday gave out the statement that
latter corporation 'agrees to pay forthwith sitions in Paradox valley and there are a the company would pay a dividend of $30,­
all labor claims outstanding against the lot of good ones down there. 000 on May 30, the regular date for divi­
Clara company, and also agrees to pay the Georgetown Courier: '.rhe Collins Core dends. The amount, however. is double
balance of its unsecured indebtedness. The Tunneling Machine company held a meeting that usually disbursed in one paY'ment. This
readjust.ment of the affairs of the Clara in George town on Monday and elected the will be the fourth dividend paid thIS year
Consolidated took place in the offices of following officers: W. R. Collins, president; by the Success, and brings the total for
Attorney R. E. Morrison, those present and A. R. Clay!}Ole, vice president; E. W. Col­ the first five months to $45,000.
interested in the transaction being W. P. lins, treasurer; W. S. McGintie, secretary. Mackay Miner: The Lucky Gulch Group
Taylor, treasurer; E. D. Elson, secretary; The contract entered into with a coal eom· of six mining claims, owned by Gilbert &
ReV. Alfred Quetu; Carrol Allen. W. pany of Chicago for the construction of Carr, has been taken over under a lease
Klapetsky, W. Schutte of Amsterdam, Hol­ two machines to be used in four states and bond, with option of purchase and priv­
land; and C. Clerc, of Paris, France. The in mining for coal was ratified by the com­ ilege of shipping ore, under royalty. by
latter gentleman, who is a French Imining pany, Ravenel Macbeth, acting for wealthy out­
engineer of note, will probably be in charge Georgetown Courier: The capital mill side mining interests whose representative
of the mines at Swansea, . is running steadily on ore from company wiJI be on the ground as soon as condi·
---~ 0 ground and as the ore is now much richer tions will permit, for the purpose of rna·
CALIFORNIA. than it had been up to a few weeks ago king a thorough examination of the proper­
the tables have been nearly overloaded. ty to determine what work should be done.
Nevada City Transcript: When W. I. The mill has been running on company HaileY Times: \Vm. Schultz ca'me down
Smart oJ;. the Sixteen to One mine, at Alle­ ore steadUy for about eight weeks and from Saturday from the mines of the Boulder
ghany, was in town yesterday on his way to present appearances it will continue to Cons. M. Co., of which he is the superin­
the bay. He showed· samples indicating a run indefinitely on this ore. A good force tendent .and part owner. The contract let
ilt fall to drive the deep tunnel is com· estimated, at adjoining the famous Shively strike at the
,leted and another has just been let for These are the lowest totals for sO'me time north end of Winnemucca mounttaln, com­
tOO feet. The adit is now in 900, feet and past. menced what is to be extensiY'e develop.
this other ~ontract will put it in 1000 feet. Austin Reveille: Will Watt and J. L. ment work on'the property this morning.
et is expected to cut the vein at a depth of Watt w'ent to 'Carroll this week and will The company, which was recently organ­
~200 feet from the surface and 4200 ,feet put on two shifts of men at once sink!ng ized, is composed principally of G. E. Coxe
~elow the apex of the mountain. The mill the main shaft on the Gold Bas:n property. of Salt Lake City, Judge B. F. Curler, Wil­
is being overhauled and put in readiness Ore samples from the bottom of the shaft liam Rea and a number of Winnemucca as·
:0 resume working by the 1st of June. It show fine values. Three feet of the vein sociates, is well financed and Is well pre­
las a daily capacity of twenty tons of ore. will run $77 to the ton, one foot assays pared for aggressive explOitation. William
Boise Statesman: Large consignments $394 and a four-inch streak gives returns Rea, a well-known minillg operator who
::If gold bullion have begun to come in at of $508. has been prominently identified w!th prop­
lile assay office, and from present indica­ Winnemucca Star: The results from the erties at the camp of National, Is the man·
tions, the run this year will be up to the carload shipment of ore recently sent out ager.
,tandard of previous years, if not higher. from the Adamson-Turner property at Rex­ ---,..,0'---­
Wednesday was a big day at the assay of· all proved very satisfactory and now the OREGON.
Ice. Much gold was brought in by 'miners management is making arrangements for
lnd some arrived by eXDress. TheSpr.a· other shipments from that valuable estate, Grants Pass Courier: Failing to get
~ue Mining company at Elk City sent a The ,gross return for the rullcarload was jobs, three miners at Galice, Jolin Carlson,
Ihipment, and word comes from that place $73 per ton and when it is taken into CDn· George Colvin and Oscar Shattuck, went
:0 the effect that a good output can be sideration that this lot was taken from to digging on their own account and un­
ooke-d for. Some bullion has been sent what is called the second grade dump it covered a lead of free gold quartz which
~own from the north fork of the Boise riv­ shows a pretty high average. has netted them about $flOO in 6 days.
~r. Operations have been resumed at the Searchlight Bulletin: A strike of some' They sent the lJUlliOll in to Grants Pass
:Iomesteak mine at Neal, after work had importance is reported from McCullough today by County Commissioner ·C. L. Bar·
leen shut down for four months. L~rge Mountain, seven and one-half 'miles north low, and the metal Ii:! at the First National
lodies of ore have been found tbere, and of Crescent and an equal distance from bank. The lucky trio are still taking out
L force of men went out from Boise yester­ the rich quartz, and say they believe they
Nipton. The find was made by D. J. Calla­
lay to wprk in the mill. han, formerly of Nipton, who has been are at le'ast good for $10,000.
working in the McCullough Mountain sec­ - - ­....o }---­
tion for the past two years. Values and
extent are not definitely known, but they
Libby Herald: Wm. Criderman, who are said to be good. ~flr. Callahan has a Joe Bruner, of Fort Bidwell, California,
las been in the Silver Butte country for force of four men workirrg on the property. recorder of High Grade district, in a letter
lOme time, returned to Libby Friday and to The Mining Review says:
'eports that the camp over there will ,be Yerington Times: E. H. Walker arrived
the first of this week from San Diego, Cal., The camp is looking fine now, and new
ively this summer. Parties are going to faces are seen here every day; and the
:ake hold of the old Silver Butte property where his family resides and where he has
been for some mDnths past. Mr. Walker is relmarkable part of it is that that most of
IUd do some extensive work on it. He the neW·comers are the real prospectors
lays there are some fine showings and if here looking after the interests of the
who have their burro trains with them.
he camp does not 'make a good one he will Black Diamond Copper Mining company,
You know they are the real developers of
)e much mistaken in his judgment. He of which, h'e is president and manager. Re·
the country.
lays the Williams property is looking fine, cent strikes in the property, which lies
The snow Is almost gone, now, and 10'
LS are all the properties now being devel­ among the big .ones on the west side of the
{!ations are coming in so fast that the of­
lped in the camp. district are warranting the expenditure of
fice is almost snowed under; but this is
Missoula Sentinel: A $36,000 mill is some money on development, aiId it is mDre
what we like· to see. A number of Cripple
;() be erected at onCe at the Gwinne mine than likely that a campaign of active and
'Creek operators are here. They are well
It Gifford, on Hall creek, near Colville, extensive development work will SDon be
pleased with the formation, and are tak­
Nash. A 200 horsepower hydro-electric 'inaugurated, The property has the making
ing options on everything that is held at
lower plant has been purchased and the of a good copper producer.
a reasonable figure.
llant' will include a concentrator, and drills Ely Record: The Ely Gibraltar and the The sale of lots in the new town of High
IUd a compressor. A good body of rich Lead King company are hauling are from Grade is something wonderful, fifty-three
Ire has just been enconntered in the shaft their mines to the railroad at McGill for ,having been sold during the past week;
It a depth of 160 feet and this largely in· shipping to the ~melters at Salt Lake City. an of them helng cash sales.
~eases the total of the ore available. The 'Both properties are In good physical condi­ -~~----O---.--

Ire shoot is six feet wide at the bottom of tion, and it is' expected that they will be The Eureka Leasing Mining company,
he shaft and is valued at about $35 per able to continue shipping steadily during of Salt Lake, has purchased the holdings
,on, the values being chiefily in copper and the entire season. The .ore shipped will of the Nephi Mining company, in the San­
;i\ver. The mine is owned by Peter Prof average about 70 per cent lead, and also taquln-Nebo district, Utah, for the sum of
Ind associates of Rosalia. carries silver values, making the entire pro­ $8.759. A meeting to ratify the action
0...- - ­ duct warth about $1600 per car, Which will of directors of the Nephi company will
NEVADA. return a handsome profit above CDst of pro· be held in Salt Lake on June 1. The offi­
ductduction. It is expected that in the fu· cers and directors of the Elureka Leasine:
Goldfield News: The preliminary esti­ ture neither of these companies will be {!ompany are \V. R. Wheelwright, presi·
pates of l}roduction .of the Consolidated compelled to levy assessments, as they have dent; T. B. Wheelwright, vice .president;
\fines in April, 'given out today, show that been dOing for several years rast. A. E. Custer, second vice preseident; C. D.
he mill treated 28,317 tons. Gross value Winnemucca Star: The Winnemucca Hanks, secretary and treasurer; Harry L.
',ecovered is placed at $680,000 operating North End Mining company, which has ac­ Christy, J. H. McFate, and G. M. Wheel­
lxpenses at $195,000 and the net realiza­ quired the A. H. Dickson group of claims, wright.
THE SAL T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 3 0, 1 9 1 2. 3t

I Mine 6- Smeller Building 1

The Lucky Jim Mining company, of
.spokane, Washington, G. Weaver Loper,
managing director, has decided to equip its
Constructio'n News r
The old Suffolk mill, near Telluride, Coi­ British Columbia property with a Concen· The city council of Missoula, Montana.
orado, George B. Pickett, manager, is to be trating plant. is making arrangements to pave Higgins
re-modeled. The Sterling Silver-Lead Mining com­ avenue.
pany, of Metaline, Washington, will equip The Aerie of Eagles, local No. 659, Rob·
John D. Fields, of Philipsburg, Montana,
its property with new machinery. C. 1. ert Askew, president, of Bingham, Utah, is
has smelter building and railroad construc·
Gage and R. E. Pearson, of Spokane, are preparing plans for a new building.
tiqn in contemplation.
interested in the company.
Challis, Custer county, Idaho, is dispos­
Additional filter presses are to be added The United Comstock Pumping associa­ ing of a bond issue of $5,000 for the pur­
to the equipment of the Mexican mill, at tion, of Virginia City, Nevada, has author­ pose of putting in a water works system.
Virginia City, Nevada:. ized the preparing of plans and specifica­
Heber school district, Heber, Utah, has
The Butte & Superior Mining com· tions for the installation of three hydraulic
voted $15,00 bonds for the purpose of
pany, of Butte, Montana, is getting ready pumps for the C. & C. shaft.
equipping its school house with a heating
to construct Its new mill. The Oregon & Nevada Minerals com­ plant.
The Gwinne mine at Gifford, Washing· pany, of Seattle, Washington, H. A. Libby,
The town board of Bingham, Utah, is
ton, near Colville, is to be equipped witb manager, which recently purchased the Dis­
getting ready to construct a brick and con­
a $35,000 milling plant. aster Peak 'mine near Winnemucca, Ne·
crete ci ty building, to cost in the neigh·
The Florida Mining company, of Silver­ vada, will equipp the same with a 20-stalnp
borhood of $10,000.
ton, Colorado, Is planning tbe installation mill.
An election will Soon be held in Mohave
of an electric power plant. Fred Luetjens, of Austin, Nevada, in a
('.ounty, Arizona, for the purpose of voting
The School Section Leasing company, letter to a Salt Lake mining man, states
a bond issue for the building of a new
of Cripple Creek, Colorado, may put In a that a company has been organized at that
cQunty court house.
cyanide plant at an early date. place for the purpose of building a custom
mill. The company, it is understood, has Business men of Colorado Springs, Colo­
Ernest Egan, of Jarbidge, Nevada, will rado, are contemplating the organization ot
been financed.
re·model the Clark-Fletcber mill, and will a million·dollar electric light eompany to
put in stamps and modern equipment. The Montana-Tonopah Mining company,
compete with the Colorado Springs Light,
of Tonopah, Nevada,. Chas. E. Knox, presi­ Heat & Power company.
The Mascot mine, near E'lk City, Idaho,
dent, which recently purchased a control­
John Massam, manager, it to be equipped The City _of We;ser, Idaho, will hold a
ing interest in the Commonwealth mine
wita a small milling plant this summer. special election On June 10, 1912, to vote
in Arizona, will soon equip that property
The Commercial Mining company, of on a bond issue of $133,500; the bonds, if
with a 300·ton mill.
Prescott, Arizona, operating in (X)pper authorized, to be used as follows: Eighty­
The Ely Meyers Mining company, of five thousand for building new reservoir
Basin, will equip its mine with ho:sting
London, England, will expend a quarter of and improvement of water works system;
a million in the improvement of its proper­ $15,900 for paving and grading street in·
The Nevada Douglas Copper company. of ties at Flint, Idaho, a portion of which will tersections; $10.000 for other paving, and
Salt Lake, Walter C. Orem. managing di· be used in the building of a 40-stamp -mill. $~2,600 for a new and larger 'Outlet for city
rector, has smelter building under consid­ A. C_ Courtney is the local representative Sewer system.
eration. of the company, with headquarters ott
S. H. Brady, of Tonopah, Nevada, gen­ Boise, Idaho.
eral manager of the West End mine, will VANADIUM IN GOLD ORES.
add twelve concentrating tables to the SOMETHING NEW.
company's mill. (Miner, Boulder, Colo.)
An elegant room with bath at $1.50 and The mining men of Magnolia district are
The Eureka Smelters company, in which
$2.00 per day. or an elegant room with pri­ now much interested in the discovery of
J. K. Mulkey, of Eureka, Utah, is interest·
vate toilet and lavatory at $1.EO per day vanadium in paying quantities in the ores
ed, contemplates smelter building in West
Tintic district. has been the new feature !nstalled in The which hitherto have been treated only for
Albany Hotel, Denver, which will fill a their gold and silver values. Recent tests
The Craige Mining company, of Dedrick.
long-felt want. A room with bath in a hotel have shown tha~ many of the common ore~
California, has under consideration thg
these days has become a necessity and not of the district carry as high as six and seveu
building of a 10-stamp mill for its Mason
a lUxury, and the managers of The Albauy per cent of the rare mineral making a value
and Thayer group.
realizing th:s bave been ambitious to sat­ eQ:ual to or greater than the gold and silver
The Ajax Gold Mining company, of Den­ isfy the traveling public. values for which .they were formerly sold.
ver, Colorado, E. A. Colburn, president, Samples of the mineral have been sent to
These rooms while being rated at a very
may build a mill at Cripple Creek for the the State School of Mines for analysis un·
reasonable price have not been neglected
treatment of Mary McKinney low grade del' the Walsh provision for the investiga­
in any way in the furnishings and equip­
ores. tion for precious metals, but the replies from
ment nearly all being finished in Lou:s XVI
The Wasatch-Utah Mining company, of style of furniture and finished in the light the institution have been vague ll,nd unsatis­
Salt Lake City, with office at 413 Atlas enamel colors. This character of furnish­ factory. However, the investigations of
block, .has been baving its mine examined­ in,[s is what has made the newer hotels chemists -and assyers of Boulder and Den­
with the view of putting in a larger milling in New York so popular within the last ver have definitely established the presence
plant. few months and The Albany will be the of vanadium, commonly in most of the ore.
Frank T. Galey, of Cripple Creek, Colo­ only hotel west of New York to be equipped ----0----

rado, has obtained a five·year extension 011 w:th furnishings of this character. Lorin Hall and Jack Smithson, of Mil­
his lease on the Jerry Johnson properties, ----0 ford, Utah, leasing on the old Cave mine in
and will equip the same with reduction When wrltmg advertisers kindly men Bradshaw district, have uncovered a fine.
works. tion The Mining Review. body of shipping ore.
for his genial nature and kindly hea,rt,
Personal Mention and he will be greatly missed by those
with Whom he was associated in business
I Engineers and Mil/men]
and in a social way. The Mining Review George M. Bacon, of Salt Lake, recently
John Bolin. of Bisbee. Arizona, has been
extends sympathy to his bereaved family, visited Winnemucca, Nevada, on profession·
appointed Arizona state mining inspector.
to his large circle of sorrowing friends. al business.
S. L. Baker. of Maquaketa. Michigan. ----0---­
has resumed work in the development of The Vanadium Mines company, of Cut­
the Yellow Dog mine at Dyke, Nevada. ler, Arizona, has engaged the services of
J. R. Belcher. of Salt Lake. of the Utah J. W. Whitehurst as consulting engineer.
(Star, Winnemucca, Nev.)
Karns Tunnelling Machine eompany, was At the property of the Winnemucca P. P. McLaughlin has opened an office in
in Winnemucca., Nevada. a few days ago. M;ountain North End Mining company, 10' the Mills building, San Francisco, for the
Charles Lammersdorf, of Salt Lake, the cated on the east extension of the Bon· practice of his profession as consulting
father of Gold MOuntain district in Piute anza company's estate, development work geologist and engineer,
county. Utah. recently visited Richfield. his , is proving an extensive body of ore. This Crimson & Nichols, of Salt Lake, chem­
old home. new discovery was made only a few days ists and assayers, are distributing a pocket
Wm.S:'Inpson, of Elk City, Idaho, lias ago and the ore pans many colors of gold. memorandum book, to patrons and friends,
uncovered a. body of free-milling gold ore, This strike of gold ore on this property is that contains a large amount of valuable
of good values, In the Iowa Copper group, very significant for the ledge in which the information and data,
near that place. ore occurs, in places along the out-crop, H. B. Lowden, of Denver, with the engi·
Judge Norman C. Haire has succeeded is sixty-two feet wide and from all appear­ neering department of the Colorado Iron
Capt. Duncan McVichie as president of the ances is the Shively lead. Works company, was in Salt Lake. last
Michigan·Utah Mining company, operating In speaking of the new strike, Superin­ week, on his way home from a business
near Alta, Utah. tendent William Rea stated that the ore be­ trip to Arizona and California,
ing disclosed sbows high values in the pre­ A. D. Moffat, of Milford, Utah, gener·
Capt. Joseph Hudson, of IshpelJnlng,
cious yellow metal. The finding of ore on al superintendent for the Majestic Cop­
Michigan, has accepted the position as su­
this property extends the ore zone on this per company, was a recent Salt I,ake visi­
perintendent of the Copper Queen mine
particular lead about 3,000 feet. Besides tor, The company is now shipping ore
at Bisbee, Arizona.
this other strikes of ore have been made ,from its Harrington·Hickory mine.
R. A. Brown, of Eurelia, Utah, superin· from almost one end of the district to
tendent of the Centennial-Eureka, recently the other. George W. Starr, of Grass Valley, Cali·
visited Kennett, Callfornta, on business for fornia, general manager of the Empire mine
Superintendent Rea has been sinking a
the United States Mjning company. at that place, recently visited McGill, Ne­
shaft. at the point where tbe gold discov­
vada, where he was the guest of Man·
H. T. Orton, of Silver City, Utah, who ery was made. Which at a sufficient depth
ager, Lakenan, of the Nevada Consolidated
has a lease on the old Governor dump, is a fine hOisting plant is to be installed and·
shipping ore going about 3 per cent lead, the work of exploration will be aggressive­
10 ounces silver, and 80 cents in gold. ly carried on to depth. A 14x30 frame A. Hissock, E. R. Ramsey, and Donald
Dyrenforth, of the 1912 graduating class of
Col. Charles P. Tasker, of Green River, building is now being built at the proper­
the Colorado School of Mines, have about
Utah. who is heavily interested in the oil ty for the aceO'Inmodation of the men work·
concluded arrange'ments to take a working
and uranium-vanadium industries of that ing there.
George E. Coxe, a successful Salt I.ake lease, and bond, on the property of the
region, was a recent Salt Lake visitor.
mining engineer, wbo secured the property Nevada Gold Butte Mines Company, Ltd.,
Louis D. Gordon, Frank J. Hagenbarth, at Gold Butte, Clark county, Nevada.
and R. J. Shields, of Salt Lake, have pur· from the original locator, is the moving
spirit and responsible for the aggressive Murray Lee, of Stockton, Utah, on the
~hased the noted Cerro Gordo mine, near
Keeler, California, a property noted for development work that is in progress on engineering staff of the Bullion Coalitiou
:ts silver-lead-zinc production. this valuable estate. Mines company, was in Salt Lake, the first
-----{)---­ of the week. Mr. Lee states that the Hon·
D. E. Moore, of Salt Lake, has returned orine, the company's property, will ship
home from a visit to Gold Circle district, about fifteen carloads of good ore, for May,
Nevada. Mr. Moore speaks highly of mine and that the leasers will send in three or
(Los Angeles Oil and Mining Digest.)
~onditions in this prosperous gold camp,
In Utah there is a new 011 field that will four cars, for the same period.
md predicts a great future for it. -~--~--o---~---
be tested the eoming summer. It is located
J. H. Arthur, a leading business and min­ directly west of Green River and is known The Marsh mine, near ·Wallace, Idaho,
ng man of Cedar City, Utah, was in Salt as the San Rafael field. Over 100,000 acres has forwarded its first shipment of two
:"ake, recently, renewing acquaintance with of land have already been located and about cars of concentrates, eighty tons, to the
lid friends. Mr. Arthur is an active boost­ $40,000 has been expended in surveying, fil' International Smelting company at Tooele,
lr for Iron county, and has great ,faith in ing and laying 'Out roads for the field. One Utah, with which the eompany recently
he future possibilities of the southern por­ standard rig ,has arrived at Green River for entered into a five-year contract for tbe
ion of Utah. handling of its output. It is estimated the
use in the field and it will be in action about
The' many Utah friends of William June 1. . consignment will run· $65 a ton gross, or
Joyd, of 'Pioche, Nevada, were shocked to --0---­
about $50 a ton above freight and treating
'ear of his recent death at Los Angeles. charges. The management contemplates
The Midland Oil eo'inpany, of Casper,
Ir. Lloyd, for many years, has been prom­ Wyoming, recently loaded a train of twen­ forwarding 160 tons of concentrates and 350
lently identified with the mining inter­ ty·seven cars with gasoline and kerosene tons of crude ore monthly. Edward Pohl·
sts of Nevada, and has always been re­ for Montana points, and is practically sup­ man, secretary, says there is ore reserve
uded in the highest estimation by his plying that state with these commodities. blOCked for several years.
)quaintances and friends. He was a man The Standard Oil company is taking prac­ ---0---­
Work has been resumed in the opera.
, splendid character and of undoubted tically all of the oil and gasoline produced tion of the Smuggler mine, near Aspen,
lility and integrity. He was dearly IQveq and refined in Wyoming. Colorado.
THE S A'L T L A K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 3 0, 1 9 1 2. 83

gathering is to outllne needed legislative only a small scale, has been a steady payer
.[DiPs, Spurs and A ngles I
reforms of interest to mining men. Other since 1909.
states ,will hold conventions later in the The Consolidated Austin Central Min­
The Utah Copper company produced fall and the matter wiJI be taken up by ing company, of Salt Lake, W. D. Bowring,
9,062,069 pounds of copper during the the Northwest mining convention in Spo­ . president and manager, and George Arbo­
month of April. kane in February. 1913. gast, secretary and treasurer, is much
The Union Chief, of Santaquin district, The Anaconda Copper company, of Ana­ pleased with advices recently received
Utah, recently made a shipment of a car­ conda, Montana, held its annual election, !from Austin, Nevada, in which grand old
load of good ore. on the 15th lnst. and re-elected its old camp the property of the company is lQ·
board of directors as follows: B, B. Thay­ cated. In the development of its property
The Beck Tunnel Consolidated Mining
er, William Rockefeller, John D. Ryan, the Consolidated is driving the Salt J ,ake
company will hold its regular. annual meet­
H. H. Rogers, C. F, Kelly, Urban H. Brough­ tunnel, which Is now in over 300 feet, and
ing at Provo, Utah, on June 4.
ton, and George H. Church. which is foBowing a fissure in the granite
The Mulrbrook mine, of Stockton, Utah, in which there is a six-inch streak of ruby
The Nevada Douglas Capper company
owned by Mrs. Lena Larson, of Salt Lake, silver ore. When the tunnel makes con­
has made another carload shipment of good held its annual election, in Salt Lake, re­
cently, and elected directors and officers nection with the contact, it is believed
ore. that this streak of mineral will make into
as follows: A. J. OTem, president; James
The National reduction plant at Rawhide, a big ore-body, so characteristic of the ore
G. Berryhill and L. H. Curtis, vice presi­
Nevada, composed of a Lane Slow Speed depOSitions of that section. The company
dents; F. M. Orem, secretary and treasurer;
mill, tube mill, settling tank, and two Cy­ has five c1ai'ms In the heart of a richly
W. C. Orem, and .T. J. Orem.
anide tanks, w·as recently destroyed by fire. mineralized region, and looks for great
The Tonopah Mining company, of Tono­ C. I. Grimsmoe, manager of the Jack things with future development.
pah, Nevada, produced $156,204, net, in Waite mine, near Murray, Idaho, announces

April. For the same period the Tonopah that shipping will begin early in June. Pro­
gress is being made on the lower tunnel, RADIUM IS ALIVE.
Belmont made a net production of $143,005.
Which will intersect the main lead on the
The mill at the Last Chance mine, near
dip at 1,200 feet. The bore is now in 740 An authority on radium, in commenting
E,1k City, Idaho, owned by James P. Lar­
feet and it is anticipated that the vein upon this wonderful substance, says:
sen, of that place, and the Wilson broth­
will be cut within 60 feet. That a mineral is actually alive is now
ers, of Spokane, has heen started up for
the season. The Pittsburg-Silver Peak Mining com­ being demonstrated by scientists, thereby
pany operating near Blair, Nevada, has substantiating the theory of the evolution­
The Utah Copper company has posted its
posted a dividend of 2lh cents a share on ist that there is really no life line of de·
regular quarterly dividends of 75 cents a
outstanding stock, amounting to about $67,­ markation between the minerals, the vege·
share; while the Nevada Consolidated has
500, payable July 20. The company has table and the animal kingdoms.
also declared its regular quarterly of 37lh The announcement that i'Inportant ex­
settled aU pending litigation, and every­
cents a share.
thing is now in excellent condition for pro­ periments in radium are being carried on
The Rio Antigua Mining company, of fitable production and regular dividend pay­ in Pacific coast laboratories leads to the
Los Angeles, has purchased the South ments. expectation that rapid steps will be taken
Fork mine at Forest, California, and is both in this country and abroad in tbe
The Seven Troughs Coalition Mines
equipping the same with an electric power wonderful new science called radioactivity.
company, of Seven Troughs, Nevada, has
plant under the direction of E. S. Shank. Scientists have learned that uranium,
posted its initial dividend, amounting to
Park Record. Word from the New York the substance containing radium, is actu­
2lh cents a share, or $37,50, payable July
is to the effect that ore is heing raised to ally alive. The life of radium is estimat­
I, to stockholders of record June 15. It is
the surface with every shift and that a ed at 2,500 years. There is a spontaneous
stated that a quarterly dividend, of a like
good sized shipment is T.;ady for the emission of rays which look like little
amount, will be paid regularly in the future,
r.ampler as <soon as the roaj" w~lI permit. shooting stars. These rays affect the photo­
and that the company has funds in its
graphic plate. The uranium atom not only
It is stated that it is quite likely that treasury for two dividends after the first
affects the photographic plate, but it pro­
work will soon be resumed in the devel­ one is paid.
duces heat and ironizes the air. Scientists
opment of the old Annie Laurie mine in The great copper camp of Bingham, Utah, are able to measure the energy that comes
Gold Mountain district, Utah. The Annie the greatest in the world, has a new pa­ from the atom.
Laurie, during its p~osperous days, paid per, the Review, of which Lester G. Baker Compare this marvelous 'Inetal with gold,
$439,561 in dividends. is the able and versatile editor. The Re­ copper, silver lead or iron. They never
The Daly-Judge Mining company, of view Is fuB grown, to start with, and evi­ change. Tbey do not emit rays. They are
Park City, held its annual meeting in Jer­ dently had cut its teeth and grown its hair dead. Radium has life as strange in a flow­
sey City, recently, and re-elected its old before being born, for it is as fuB of news er or moves in a mollusk or breatbes in
board of directors, as follows: H. Otto and as well patronized as if it had been man. The atom of uranium by emitting
Hanke, George W. Lambourne, Moyland C. established for years. The youngster has energy changes to another atom and this
FOx, Wm. M, Bradley, and Albert C. Wall. the best wishes of The Mining Review. spontaneous transmutation is the founda·
The Yellow Pine mill, at Good Springs, Two hundred thousand dollars is the tion of the new science.
Nevada, is treating over 100 tons of crude cost of the stamp miJI put in operation a Radium is taken in compresses and baths
ore, daily, and is turning out about ten tons Ifew days ago on the Mother Lode mine now and is inhaled and drunk in water,
of high·grade lead concentrates, and from on Sheep creek, British Columbia. It has and it is said to have a remarkable effect
forty to fifty tons of zinc concentrates. a capacity of seventy tons of ore a day, on certain diseases, although it never will
The mill. it is stated, is making a fine The ore being treated is free· milling ore take the placee of the Surgeon's knife. Ra­
separation of the metals. and is said to average $25 a tons. The dium is supposed to be. the real curative
Governor James H. Hawley, of Idaho, company has $1,250,000 worth of ore agent of the world. Beautiful pavilions
has called a meeting of mining men at blocked out. The Mother Lode adjoins the have been erected in Germany and Aust~ia,
Boise, August 1 to 3. The purpose of the Nugget mine, which, although worked on over certain springs, and hundreds of slck
John Hanson, familiarly known as "Rus­
emanation from the waters. return surprising values In silver and much sian John" is )lOW In the east where he has
, Radium ore is found principally in a of the ore contains bromide of sil.ver, giv­ succeeded .in closing a deal on his property
eertain mine in Austria. It take a ton of ing it the appearance of azurite copper at a very satisfactory figure it is said.
pitchblende to .make one grain of radium. ore. The Nelson-Searchlight stage line has
One gram of fifteen grains of radium Is A. D. Lisonbee and H. J. Mears own the changed hands, Mr. Ball having sold oui
worth about $100,000 Blue Grouse Nos. 1 and 2 and the Golden to Clarence Blocher who took charge May
The discovery of radium ores is report­ Eagle on Pleasant Hill. The dike is twen· first.
~d from southeastern Utah, and future 'de­ ty feet across and the contact material ----0,---­
velopment may reveal rare metal depos· pans strings of gold two inches long. TECHNICAL BOOKS.
:ts of importance. Many claim that the dia­ D. M. Mahoney and' John Snyder op­
lllond and other precious stones are alive. erating the Red Lead Nos. 1 and 2 and the Buy your technical books from

----0 Nellie May lodes. The ore pans well. Mr. The Salt Lake Mining Review.

GOLD BASIN DISTRICT. Mahoney also owns the. White Lead in the We carry in stock for immediate deliv­

same locality. ery.

(High Grade News, New Pine Creek, Ore.) o
Principles of Mining, by Herbert C. Hoo·
Already a promising mineral belt has ELDORADO CANYON ACTIVITY.
vel', price $2.
Jeen discovered at the western basepf Timber & Mining, by Wm. H. Storms,
:he Warner range and several dozen pros­ (Age, Las Vegas, Nev.) E. M., price $2.50.
;>actors are busy opening properties there. Notwithstanding the general complaint Timbering and Mining, by Robert Bruce
rhe new district has been chirstened Gold of approaching su'mmer dullness, there is '. Brinsmade, B. S., E. M., $3.
Basin, because of the topography of the much activity noticeable in the leading Practioal 'ShaH Sinking, by Francis Don·
:ountry and the surprising gold values reo properties of the district. Steady develop­ aldsOll1, M. l<J., price $2.
:urned from its ores. ment on many of them have brought the Coot of Mining, by James Ralph Finlay,
The district has been known to the resi· mines to a point where the building of price $5.
lents of Goose Lake valley for many years mills and other treatment plants is either Rock Drill, by Eustace M. Weston, price
md prospecting has been' done here at in· contemplated or under way. $4.
:ervals for a quarter of a century. The The Rand Mining company, under the Simple Mine Accounting, by David Wal·
'ormation is similar to that of Gold Basin management of Robert Dunbar, has driven lace, price $1.
Jroper. excepting that the dikes and veins an east drift on the 300 level for a distance Ricketts on Mines, price $4.25.
1t Greenhorn are more exposed and more of 130 feet through good ore. They are Ben'Son'sCompendium, price $3.
:learly defined. Values are about the completing a station on the 400 level and Wiloon's Mining Law, price 50 cents.
lame. are noW sinking In the Rand main ·shaft From Prospects to Mine, by Ettinne A.
Camp Gold Basin is loca:ted five miles at a depth of 436 feet. They are also drift­ Ritter,price $1.50.
louth of New Pine Creek on the western ing east and west on the 4(};) level with 24 Mining lAW for the Prospector, Miner
!lope of Warner range near the valley and inches of $60 ore in each drift. and Engineer, by McFarren, prIce $2.
mly two miles from the N. C. O. railroad. The Rand company has taken up the Secrets of the Rocks, by F. M. Fratiier,
rhe· new camp is a surprise to old timers matter of treatment seriously and are care· price $2.
md to the hundreds of mining. men now fully studying out the processes best adapt· Mine Examiner and Prospector's Com·
~oming into the Warner range. No pros­ ed to their ore. They already have a good panion, by Miller, price $3.
lector ever struck his pick into finer look­ ten-stamp miH and concentrator instaUetl Origin of Ore Deposits, by EtUnne A.
fig prospects. Great ledges standing out and will install a complete system of treat· Riter, price 50 cents.
ike long, straight walls, mineralized and ~ ment when the plans are perfected. Man­ Steven's Copper Handbook, 'price $5.
:olored by oxidation contacts and fissure ager Dunbar is extremely well pleased Clason's Maps in all sizes from 25c. to
reins filled with quartz and talc to the with the showing made by the property. $3.50 each, all with 1910 census.
[rass roots, much of It ·resondlng in plent!­ The Occidental, under the management Cla-son'"s road maps of the different west·
ul colors of gold when panned. of Chas. Hunsaker, intends, so it is reo ern states have no competition, price in
A'mong the best properties in the new ported, to resume operations soon. Mr. cloth $2, in paper $1.
:amp Is the Big Blizzard owned by Wm. Hunsaker recently visited the property for Send today for book catalog if you do
I'lears and Pat Gallagher. A tunnel has the purpose of making the necessary ar­ not find what you are looking for in the
leen driven on the vein 175 feet. A small rangements for starting up. above list. We wi"l get what you want,
Itreak of free milling gold ore is uow ex· Considerable activity is noticeable in the 'promptly. Our special clubbing offers are
)osed in the breast of the tunnel. 'Work Nob hill district. especially in the proper­ unequaled and will be mailed upon request.
s being prosecuted vigorously on this ty of John Sartin and the McKenzie mine. We can save you money on your periodicals.
lroperty. The Fairview lodes Nos. 1 and C. E. L. Gresh, of Milton, Penn., arrived THE SALT LAKE MINING REVIEW.
: are grouped with the Big Blizzard. last week and resumed work on the Eldor. ----iO
The Mammoth group, ,",wned by Wm. ado-Empire property. This adjoins th'e fa· PATENTS RECENTLY ISSUED.
3urgum, Wm. Bears and others r is a net mous \Vall Street mine, which has given up
I'ork of huge dikes and fissures, well min­ a vast amount Of wealth. in the past. Mr. (Prepared for The Mining Review by
,ralized from the surface and increasing Gresh is very enterprising and is pushing Davis & Davis, patent att()rneys, Washing.
J!. value as depth is attained. Mining hiS' Work of develoIiment vigorously. He ton.)
nen unanimously predict that the Mam­ 'has a very good showing. 1,023,909-Ore-concentratof-C. J. Witt,
noth is the making of a great mine. Mr. Emmons, of the Walter M. Brown Needles, Calif.
Dustin Gentry, Smith and Blecher have Engineering company, of Searchlight, has 1,024.045-Magnetic separator-J. Weather­
fveral fine looking claims in' Gold Basin. been in the canyon for some days survey­ by, Jr., and A. J. Dull, Harris·
rhe Bonnie is one of the most promising ing various properties. He completed the burg, Pa.
'iaims in the district. Work is being push. Rand property' last week and is now en­ l,024,369-Slime concentratOI'-E. C. Porter,
Iii on this property. gaged on the property of "Russian" John. Morenci, Ariz,
THE SAL T LA K E MIN I N G REV lEW, MAY 30, 1912. 35

THE STOCK EXCHANGE. Shares sold, 23,700.

Selling value, $4,645.

Quotations on the local board Friday Open Board.

morning, May 24: Ohio Copper, 200 at $1.70.

J,jsted Stock...
_ _ _-+:I,..-B_i""d.. I Asked.

Beck Tunnel .... :: ....... 1$ .13%1$ .14'h

Shares sold, 3,700.

Selling va. ue, $1,170.

Salt Lake City

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I 2%


inthe West
Iron King ............... .01%1 .03
Mays Oil ·· ....... 1 4,0001 35c 35e 1 30c

Joe Eowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .00%d .O~

Kerr Lake .... ·.1 5001 2% 2% I 2%

Keystone . ............... .09 I.. · .... ·

13elmont . . . . . . . . 1 200 10Ys 10'!8J..2.i0~

King William ............ .04 i .05

Lead King ............... .04 I .04'lit

Little Bel, ................ .40 I ..... ···

Lion Hill ................. .03'i41 .04

New York, May 24.-Standard copper

Lower Mammoth .........

Mason Valley ............ 11.25 I 12.00

.02 I .112%
firm; spot and May, $16.01}@16.25; June,

$16.10@16.25; Ju,y, $l6.10@16.35; August

$l6.12%@16.35; September, $16.12"h@16.65:

DeBouzek Engraving
May Day ................. . 08 % I .09

Mineral Flat .............

Mountain Lake ..........
Mammoth . .. ............ . ....... 1 1.05

. OO'J>4 I


London firm; spot, £74; futures, £74 88 9d.

Arrivals reported at New York today were

740 tons. Customhouse returns show ex­

Nevada Hills. ... ......... 2.12%1 2.25
ports of 22,842 tons so far this month. Lake

':-;-ew York ................ .06 I .06%

copper, $16.50@16.75; electrolytic, $l6.50@

Ohio Copper·............. 1. 55 I L 70
16.62 v.;casting, $16.12 %@16.25. . Report as having shipped al­
Opohongo . ............... .15 I .15%
Tin strong, firm. $46.25@46.50· May,
Pioche Demijohn ..•"..... . 09 V. 'I .11
$46.80@46.50; June, $46.25@46.30;' July,
Pioche Metals ........... .02'12 ....... .
$45.35@45.60; August, $44.32%@44 87%: ready for this month of May, 158
P]utus . . ............... .07%1 .Os
September, $43.95@44.37"h. Sales were ten
Prince Consolidated 1.42 % 1 1. 45
tons of June at $46.25. London spot. £208 engravings to Southern Califor­
Provo . . . . . . ~............. .OO~
Plttsburgh-Idaho . . ~.....
Red Warrior •............
I .01


..... , ..

5s; futures, £210 lOs.

Lead firm; $4.15@4.20 New York; $4.02~~
nia, 127 to Oregon, 336 to Idaho;
Rexall . .................. .02'121 ...... ..
@4.10 East St. Louis. Sales were 50,000

Sacramento. ............. .01%1 .02

pounds of August, New York. at $4.30; 50,­
Seven Troughs ........... .03 I .01
000 pounds June, St. Louis delivery, at $4.10;
(this is over one-half of all en­
SLver King Coalition .... 2.10 I 2.25
~~0'~3.0 pounds June at $4.12%. London, £16
Sioux Consolidated ....... .04 % I .06
gravings used in the entire State
South Iron Blossom...... .00'41 .00%
,Spelter steady; $6.80@6.90 New York;
Swansea Consolidated .08'4,.08 %
$6.62%@6.80 East St. Lquis. Sales were
Swansea Extension ................ .00%
100,000 pounds of June, St. Louis delivery, of Idaho), besides making lartie
Sliver King Consolidated. 1.00 'i 1.07 %
at $6.67%; 200,000 pounds of July at $6.60.
Texan . . . , ........ , ... , .......... 1 .10
London. £25 17s 6d.
Tintic Central .. ,......... .02 I .02'4
Antimony-.cookson's, $8.0().
shipments into Colorado, Nevada
Tintic Humboldt ................. 1 .03

U. Tintie ................. .01 1 .01',<'

Iron-Cleveland .warrants, 53s 10%d in and Montana.
Uncle Sam ............... .20 1 .21
London. Locally Iron was steady; ':-;-0. 1

foundry northern, $15.50@15.15. No.2, $15.25

U. Mereur ............ . ..... " o· ?
Utah Consolidated ........ _,
i/,'1 .03

.02 "h
@15.50; NO.1 southern and No.1 southern
Union Chief .............. .11 I .11 %
soft, $15. 50@15. 75. They :llso received a cover de­
Victor Consolidated .04 1 .05 ----0---­
Victoria Consolidated .... .48 I .50
sign order and plates from a firm
Wilbert . . . . . ,............ .26 I .28

Yankee Consolidated ...... . ... O' 8' ;~_'I .16

May 15.
Yerington Copper 7' .11
Silver, cents; lead, U.20; copper
in ::\lichigan and one from Chica­
cathode, 15 cents.
Unlisted Stoek...
May 16. go, Ill. In view of so many large
Silver, 61% cents; lead, ~4.20; copp('r
cathode, 15.47% cents. engrav1l1g houses all over the
May 17'.

61% lead, $4.20; copper country and the keen competition
cathode, 15.47%
lIlay 18. in their line, this is quite remark­
Silver, 613~ cents; lead, $4.20; copper
cathode, 15.Go ('''11 ts.
able. It is quite safe to state
Sales. lIlay :roo
ColumbUS Con.• 100 at 25c; 100 at 26c. Silver, cen ts; lend. $4.20; copp('r that for every cut sent out of the
Indian Queen, 2.000 at 2c. en thode, 1 cents,
Iron Blossom, 300 at $1. 20. lila), 21.
Joe Bowers, 1.000 at o/4c. SHv"r, (11% l€ ' nd, $4.20; ('opper
state to be made, this engrav­
May Day 1,000 at 9c, buyer sixty days; cathode, 15.65
600, at 8~~c.
lIlay 22. ing company receives copy for at
New York. 2,000 at 6'40; 5,000 at 6'4"
seller sixty days; 5,000 at 6 'hf', buyer sixty SiIv('r, 6PIs 0(,11 Is. lead, $4.~0: copper
dnys. ('nthodC'. 15.65 ('cnts. least five cuts from the surround­
Prince Con., 1.000 at $1. 42 %. "tay 23,

Sioux Con., 500 at 5e. ing ;;tate" to be made here in Salt

lInrle Sam, 300 at ZOe; 200 at 2lc. Hilvel·. ('cnls. lend. $4.21l;. coppel'

('[1thod(>, I ('('nts.
Union Chief, 2.500 at 1l%c.
Victol'in Con .. 100 at 50('. :ft:lny 24. Lake City.
\,{lIbert, 1.000 at 3ic. ~iJ\'('l', 60:),-4 cents: l('nd, $4.20: f'OPPt'f
Bootlw, \.000 n t 12('. e:1thoflp. Hi .fi;-) (·('nt~.

TIME CARD. Age Worn Money Orders

EFFECTIVIl} DECEMBER 3, 1911. (Effective May 19. 1912.)
That thrift is not composed whollv of'
Jepart. Daily. Arrive. the ability to save Is amply demonstrated in
10' a.m. Ogden, Malad, Denver, the presentation for
Omaha, Kansas City, Depart Dally. payment of three
Chicago and Intermedi­ Provo, Manti, Marysvale' .'........ 8 :00 A.M. age-worn Interna­
ate (From Ogden and Midvale and Bingham ........... 7:45 A,M. tional money or­
Inter. Pts. only arriv- Denver, Chicago and East .•...... 8:35 A.M. ders by the Salt
Ing) ...........•.....•. 8,11> a.m. Park City ............ , ....... , ... 8 :20 A,M. Lake post office.
eo a.m. Ogden, Logan, Pocatel­ Ogden and Intermediate Points ... 10:35
Ogden, San Francisco, Portland, .12:40
Tile money orders
lo, BOise, Marysville, were issued 26
lnterme'diat_, Montpel- Ogden. San Fra::!cisco, Portland ., 2:45 P.M, years ago and
Ier. Going ••......... 10.10 p.m. Midvale and Bingham ...... ", ... 2:45 P.M. were payable in
to a.m. Ogden and Intermedi­ Denver, Chicago and East ... ,. , ,. 5:20 P.M. Eng:and. Had the
ate points ............ '1'.01> p ..... Provo, Springville, Tintlc ... ,.,.' 4:50 P.M. orders aggregat­
10 a.m. Overland Limited, Oma­ Denver, <Chicago and East ...... ,' 7:00 P.M. ing $40 been cash­
ha, Chicago, Denver, St. Ogden, Portland and Seattle .... , .11:10 P.M. ed at the time of
Louis .......•......... 3.20 p.m. Arrive Daily. issuance and the
proceeds placed
1$1> a.m. Los Augeles
Omaha, Chicago.
Ogden, San FranCiSCO, Los Angeles 8:15
Tintic, Springville, Provo ., ...... 10 :ZO
A.M. in a savings bank I
ver, St. Louis.......... 4.41> p.m. Hingham and Midvale ............ 10:30 A,M.. at four per cent
!til p.m. Overland Limited, Og­ Denver, Chicago and East .... ,' .. 12 :25 P,M. interest, com­
den. Reno, Sacramento. Ogden and Intermediate Points ... 2:10 P.M. pounded annually.
San Francisco •.•...... 2.03 p.m•• Denver, Chicago and East ., .. ,',. 2 :35 P.M., the payee would
'I>, p.m. Ogden, Boise, Portland, Ogden, San Francisco aud West .. 4 :55 P,?L now have $110.90
Butte and Intermediate. 4.50 p.m. Park City ,and Intermediate Points 5:00 P.M. to his credit.
'l> p.m. Ogden, San Francisco ' Hingham and Midvale ............ 5:30 P,M. From a Salt Lake
Provo, l\1anti, l\:farysvale .. '.',.,. 6 :30 P,M, paper, :\iay 11th.
and Intermediate PoInts '1'.05 p.m.
lS p.m. Ogden, Brigham, Cache Ogden, San Francisco, Portland ,. 6:50 P,M. The holder of these orders lost pO.9()
Valley, Malad and Inter­ Denver, Chicago and East ..... , .. 10:55 P.M. in interest. Don't YOU make the same
mediate ....••..••..... 11.3:> a.m. Phone, Wasateh, ~1>26. mistake, Put YOUR money in a sav­
10 p.m. Ogden, Denver. Omaha, ings account TODAY.
Ticket offiee, 301 Main Street.
Chicago, (Park City,
Green River and West
only Returning) ....... 12.40 a.m. RELIABLE HEADQUARTERS.
Walker Bros. Bankers
Founded in 1859. "A Tower of Strength"
110 p.m. Motor-Ogden - Brig­
ham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I):3S p.m.
m p.m. Ogden, Boise, Portland, The reliable headquarters for transists,
Butte City and San
Francisco Going.) ..... 10.30 a.m. levels, draughting materials, blue print pa­ Expert Kodak Finishing
Salt Lake Ticket Ol'fice, Utah Hotel, per, blue printing, mining, railroad and ---=---'MaU Ordeu 8olicitedl----­
mes, 250. .
other corporation paper, Pembroke Station­
€ r y company, at is new location, 22-24 East


(El'fective August 28, 1910.)
Union Station, Salt Lake OIty.
Third South street, 'Salt Lake City, Utah. Commercial Photographers

Phone, Exchange 16. tf. 161 MAIN ST., SALT LAKE, UTAH
Depart. Ind. Tel. 1114 Sell Tel. 6280
t-Los Angeles Limited, to We Go Anywhere 10 PholOQruh Anylhll1l
Los Angeles . • .........•. 5 :00 r.:n.
I-The Overland, to Los An­
geles ..................... 11:50 p. m.

51-Miners' Local, to Tooele and , An engineer's office outfit as follows:

Eureka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:45 a. m.
One roll top desk and swivel chair; one
63-Garfield Local, to Garfield
and Smelter •...........• 6:S0 a. m.

56-Tooele Special, to Garfield

4x7 drawing board and draftman's stool; Steven's Copper Hand Book
and Smelter, and Tooele .. 10:20 a. m. one Universal drafting 'machine, with
57-Garfield Local, to Garfteld straight edge and squares; one Gurley
and Smeter ....•...•..... 2.40 p. m. TENTH ANNUAL EDITION,
o9-Garfield Owl, to Garfield LIght Mountain tranSit with extension tri­
and Smelter . . .......... 11 :00 p. m.

61-Lynndyl Special, to Lehl, pod and transit and level rods; one 300·
American Fork, Provo, foot Lallie mining tape line; one five'sec­
Payson, Nephi, Lynndyl .•• 4:10 p. m. An absolute complete rev:sion of
63-Valley Mall, to Provo, l~e- tional bookcase and one office chair.
phi, San Pete Valley and the Mine Descriptions and Statistical
MereuI' . . • •..... '. • . • • . . •. 8 :00 a. m. Outfit has been slightly used, and the
liS-Payson Local, to Payson, transit is a neW' one in perfect condition. Section of the book. Vol. X CDntains
Provo' and Intermediate
points • • • ••.•.•....•.•.• 8:1111 P. m. Will be sold at a bargain on account of 1902 octavo pages of text and de­
Arrive. removal. Inquiries to Engineer, care Salt scribes 8,130 mining companies, mines
S-Los Angeles Limited, from Lake Mining Review. and attempts at mines, this being
Los Angeles . . . . . . . ,. .... 11:40 a. m.

2-The Overland, from Los 0'---­ much the largest number of titles
Angeles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 a. m.
62-Mlners' Local,' from Eu- ­ g:ven in any work of reference on
reka, Sllv~r City. Stockton,
Tooele. • • ••••...........• 6 :00 p. m.
mines. There are several hundred
1i4-GarfieldLocal, from Gar­ Sporting goods catalogue. Address W'·s!
field, Smelter. .......••• 8:50 a. m.
ern Arms & Sporting Goods Co., Salt L:>.kp pages of preliminary chapters, de,
56-Tooele Specla), from
Tooele. Garfield, Smelter .. 1:30 p. m. City, utah. voted to the history, technology and
68-Garfield Local, (rom Smel­
ter, Garfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:60 p. m.
----0'--'--­ uses of copper. Price $5. Immediate
60-Garfield Owl, from Gar­
field, Smelter, Riter ••.... 12 :55 a. m. PHOTOGRAPHIC GOODS. shipment from our stock, and when
62-Lynndyl Special, from
Lynndyl, Nephi, Provo and check accompanies order five days
Intermediate polntf ...... 12:80 p. m.
"J4-Valley Mall, from Nephi. The Salt Lake Photo Supply company. will be given for examination with
~ Provo. Mercur . '" . . . • •• 6 :40 p. m. 159 Main, headquarters for Kodaks, Cam·
66-Shoppers' Special, from privilege of return if found unsatis­
Payson. Provo ......•... 10:20 a. m. eras, Supplies and Kodak Finishing. Mall
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