THE WEST SHORE. 171 Shump, and others. Tho Blackwell ia said to have yielded $10,000, ami the Swindon a loss sum. The InU tor claim is now being worked, ami froo milling ore which pays seventeen dollars per tou ia being extracted. A line stamp mill, formerly the property of the Oregon Mining and Milling Company of Althousa crook, has been purchased and ia being Bet up on tho Swindon ledge by L. D. Brown, Esq. On tho north aide of tho Rogue, oppoaito Gold Hill, Messrs. llay and O'DonnoH's quartz mine yielded a pocket of several thousand dollars some few months Bince. HOUTHKltN JUHKI'IIINK IIISTIUCT. In 18(10 a mine called the Enterprise was located on AlthouBO creek near Browntown, ami was worked with profit for some time. The rock paid twenty-aix dollars per ton at first In 18(17 it was abandoned, but relocated in 1875 by the Oregon Mining and Milling Company, who took up several other quartz leads near by and built a very expensive mill, the same which ia now owned by Mr. Drown and ia employed at Gold Hill. Home proa- pectiug ia now going on in thisdistrict, and quartz carry ing a fair amount of gold has been lately found NOltTIIKIlN JOHKI'HINE IHHTIUCT. Quartz veins are numerous in the mountain regiou of Nortlioru Josophine. The country rock ia highly mota- morphie and exceedingly favorable to the existence of veina. On Galiee creek are the celebrated Yank and Mammoth lodges, each over two hundred foot thick and traoeablo for miles. They were the acene of a great quartz excitement in 1874, when every foot of thoso giaut voiiiB was located. Nothing cam.? of it, however, and they still await the day of exploration. The Oroon lodgo, called also tho Sugar Fino, haa produced twonty-eight thousand dollars in bullion, and has but lately oeasod working. The quartz pays from thirty to eighty dollars per ton. The Lucky Queen mine, on Juinp-off-Joo crook, has a history which is too familiar to Oregonians to require a roietition. Its totel product of bullion was alxmt $20,000, and the working expenses alxmt MO.OOO. There are fairly extensive works uwn this voiu, and a costly mill was once in existence. The Esther or Browning mine, on Grave creek, was worked for some ten years and was well esteemed. It production is set down at 0.000: exiionses. f 12,(KK). The rock averages eight dol lars ier ton in gold. There is a five-stomp mill, driven bv water. Work upon this claim ceased alxmt five years ago. One of the tunnels is alxmt five hundred fool long the longest in Southern Oregon. On Cow creek Bnd its tributaries are a great many lodges which have loon prospected with encouraging re sults. The Tellurium and Umpqua mines, uoar Can vonvillo. are the most noted. So bullion output is re- norded in anv case. Prospects" re tolerably numer. ouson all the streams of the en-tern part of Douglas county,- but no ledges of pnved valuo have been found south of the Calapooia mountains. llllll K MIA DIHTIIIlT. This district is tho most elevated mineral region in the whole Northwest, lying as it does ou tho very sum mit of thnt high spur of the Cwvule range which uipu ratea tho waters of tho North Umqua from those of tho main Willamette, ami not lesa than live thousand feet above the sen level. Tho country rock of thoso veins is said to lie porphyry; and it is doubtful whether .the for. matiou is not more recent than the latest of tho Jurassio strata. Homo very line specimens of gold quarts havo boon found in Bohemia, and prospecting is still going on. It is said that tho veins are very narrow, and are subject to ramifications, and however assiduously tliey are traced they fail to solidify into a compact and defi nite lode. The principal improvements were introduced by Joseph Knott and son, of East Portland, who soiit about ten thousand dollars in setting up a five-stamp steam mill at the Excelsior mine, ami a large additional sum in operating that and other claims. Itock that went two thousand dollars or ton was round, and the nrsl run of one hundred tons milled forty-live dollars Mr ton. The gold was froo, and no base metals existed to render amal gamation dilllcult A streak of chloride ore, worth two hundred dollars or ton, was found in one of the veins. The Mclviii.io river nuarU leads are numerous, but havo not lieon much prooelod, nor has there liooii any production of gold to chronicle. None of the claims are of particular moment sanuam mariner. The first discoveries in the Huntiiuii roiion were made in lHli'2, when the celebrated White Bull mine was lo cated. Perhaps no vein in the world has ever produced more lioautiful ami unique sociiiious of native gold U mi this claim. Tho wire and crystallised metal have lieoouia celebrated among curiosity collector the world over. A joint stock company, whereof . n. Uidd was president, held jmssessiou of this claim until lHU.'i, informing meanwhile considerable work. In connection with our other associations they built a llvo-stemp mill costing In all twenty thousand dollars, lhe total product of the Hantiain mine to date is estimated at ton thousand Hol lar ; total exoiio fifty thousand dollars. This brief account necessarily omits details of several localities in which uold and silver has Imoii found, such as Sixes river, in Curry county; Molalla river, Clackamas county ; Wagner crook, in Jackson county , etc. STATISTICS OK rilolilllllo!. Jackson creek district 47,000 (lold Hill district 180,000 A imlouate district iUrt.OOO Illinois river district 40.0IKI Northern Josephine and South Uiiisiia district, HO.IXX) Sixe river district l.tXK) Bohemia district.... I'MXX) McKenzie river district Sautiam district I'M) Other mine M),XX) Total estimated production to date. 7!l.'l,0l0 At present it seems as if the hs-alilies which would lsst reiy the trouble of pr.sqs-cting are the rougn. niotintninous region alionl the head or Williams and Althoiise crocks, in Josephine oounhr, and the motanmr phia formations along the northern Hank of the Siskiyou rauge.