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SUMPTER, OREGON, MAY 6, 190$.
BIG LEDGE CROSSCUT
AT THE SOUTH POLE.
Thirty Feet Between Walls, With Ore Shoot
Seven Feet Wide, Carrying Highly
The vein at the South Polo was
crosscut Friday iu tho No. '.i level
showing thirty feet between the walls
with au ore shoot soveoi) feet iu
width ou tho foot wall, carrying very
stalsfactory values. Mauager W. W.
Robbius returned from the property
Monday. He states that work 1b
progressing well. Tho assays from
tho roiu promise that the ledge
will prove in every equal in
value productiveness and extent to
tho famous North Polo system on
which tho property is situated and
of which it is u continuation. Ah
soon us tho snow is out of tho way
tho forco is to Im) increased and work
started ou tho Yankee Jim claim,
this side tho summit of tho North '
Pole mountain on tho Cracker Creek j
Development is rapidly proceeding
ou the various lovels. Tho No. i! is
now iu !)7r feet and tho face of the
drift is iu good ore. Tho vein is I
belug crosscut at several points ou '
this level to determine tho nature, '
strength and width of tho shoots. I
Iu one crosscut recently completed
iu this level the vein was from I
thirty to thirty-live feet between the'
walls, witli a body of high grade ore
ranging from live to seven feet in
width. The ore bodies usually lie
along the walls. '
The No. 1 level is still covered
with snow, but it is to be opened
up as soon as tho snow gets out of
tho way and operations resumed at'
this point. '
Tho No. 4 is a short crosscut
started under tho previous ownership'
for tho pnrposo of determining tho '
striko of tho vein. A new survey
will bo necessary hero, however,
before wmk is .resinned.
Since crosscutting tho vein iu tho
No. II, tho management will bo
enabled to make a new survey so tho
vein cau be picked up further down
the mountain, and to arrange for tho
permaueut work ou tho 1,000 foot
level. This will be tho main work
ing level of tho mine, which owiug
to the dip of the vein will give
between 1,200 and 1,.'I00 feet of
The company will probably be
ready to lay its plans for au extensive
milling and treating plant by tho end
of tho season, or possibly sooner.
It is not the pnrposo of tho manage
ment, however, to rush into an
exensive plant prematurely. Tho
llrst object Is to got tho permanent
workings established, tho veins
crosscut and tho oro bodies thor
oughly explorer, beforo a mill Is
installed. The mill depends upon
tho progress of tho dovolopmnet
work, but it Is now thought tho
property will lie sutllcleutly devel
oped to warrant its erection by early
The promise which tho South Polo
holds out of becoming one of the big
producers of tho district, exists in
tho fact that it has Iweu absolutely
demonstrated that it has tho same
vein ou which such other big mines
as the North Polo, E. and K.,
Ciolconda and Columbia am situated,
tho Cracker Crook mother lode,
well known to Im one of tho richest
and most extensive vein systems iu
the world. Tho point of development
and operation reached by tho other
mines on this ledge has established
beyond iiestlou its chaiactcr and
richness. Taking the South Polo
claims iu order iih they leave the
North Polo ground, theio are the
Yankee Jim, tho Oregon Clipper, the
Deor Lodge and Haley, where the
vein averages from thirty to forty feet
with from live to twelve feet of high
grade shoots, carrying the same
character of oro and found In tho
same formation as iu tho Instance of
the North Polo.
SMELTER TO TEST MACHINERY.
Survey (or Siding to be Made at Once and
The smelter will turn ou steam In
a few days to move tho wheels for the
purpose of testing tho machinery.
The plant is uow completed and
ready for operation.
Tho only thing that Is lacking
toward blowing in and starting actual
smelting work Is a siding to provide
for oro consignments. It Is un
derstood that ii survey Is to bo made
in n short time for the siding and
that It Is to Iks built at ouco.
THE BIG PRODUCER CROSSCUT,
Formation I-ooks at if it Were Nearlog
Suporititeudout Chambers, of the
Dig Producer In tho Alamo district
is workiug a strong force of men on
tho crosscut tunnel. Tho crosscut
will tap two or three veins, and from
tho looks of tho formation, it is
stated, iu tho presout workings, it is
Hearing tho llrst vein.
The Dig Producer group joins the
Orotlno, and holds out tho promise
of justifying tho name It bears.
Relief Maps for Eastern Office.
The Kllleu, Warner, Stewart com
pany Is supplying Us oasteru otllces
with paplor-macho relief maps of tho
Cracker Creek district, made by A
D. Whlttlor. Mr. Whlttior is
furnishing these maps to tho d lifer
out mining ilrms for advertising
RICH ORE BODY
Details of Strike Mentioned
Last Week Set Forth.
THREE FOOT SHOOT.
Will Give Large Area of Sloping Ground
When Drift Reaches Point Under Ban
nock Burn Tunnel Block Will Con
tain Thousands of Dollars Property
Greatly Enhanced In Value Stock to
Rich Ore Shoot Shows Phe
nomenal Values and Con
tinues to Improve.
A telephone message from Manager
llowaid at tho (lolcouda today states
that the oro shoot entered tluee or
four (lays ago continues to yield
high averages. The shoot was
encountered ou the 150 foot level
and has uow been euteied some twenty
feet. From assays taken across the
top and bottom of t lie ill I II every day
since the strike was made an
average of lf has been obtained,
the highest going coiisideiably over
The tluee assays today across sown
feet, four inches rati exceptionally
high, and coiisldeicd alone would
place the general average jiiucli higher.
There are appaieutlygood indications
that the ore Is getting better as the
Tho 100 foot above while not in
such rich me, is also levealiiig good
values. Here ou a six foot shoot
averages of over d'Jfi have been
(ieneral satisfaction is expressed
among (inlconda people over the
good work lieiug done at the
property mid there is a feeling that
the Ciolconda Is rapidly approaching
the class of big producers if not
already in it.
In last wcek's'Mlnor tho announce
ment was made that n rich ore body
hncl been encountered In' the Glasgow
crosscut of the Highland mine, but
details in full could not lie obtained
beforo going to press.
This news was verified this week
by the firm handling the stock of
tho Highland (Sold Mines company
here. The oro encountered Is about
thirty feet west of tho crosscut and
at the time of tho visit of tho
President of the company, theio were
tin rii feet of solid quart, iu the face
of the drift, showing the same high
grade of oie that was encountered In
tho tunnel known as the llannock
lliirn and which is Kill feet further
to the west fiiim this crosscut and
iu the llannock Hum tunnel.
The theory of the .Superintendent
of tho Highland mine is that tills
is the encountering of the east end of
the Kalmuck Hum shoot which
showed so strongly ou the sin face and
which cairicd such exceptionally
high Millies. Ily the time this drift
leaches dlicetly under the llannock
Hum tunnel it will be 100 feet
deeper, consequently this will give
a huge men of stuping ground and
this block of oio should contain
many thousands of dollars.
The Uuding of this lichoreat
this depth makes a vast dllfcieuco to
the Highland properly as its work
ings so far have been mostly sur
face. It had not been fully
demonstrated that the ore shoots
went down to any great depth mid it
could not be positively stated that
such was the case. The leasou why
It could lie leasouahly expected was
that it has been iimiiiahly the case
in the mines adjoining tho
This Is a ftullier proof of the per
manency and stability of the district,
as all tho mines have, so far, proved
better, as depth was attained. A
large amount of Highland ore is bo-
(CONTINUI I) ON I WW: rOUW.)