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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 30, 1900)
Wednesday, May 30, 1900
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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Grizzly Gold Mining Co.
in 1 ,000,000 shares of the par value of Fifty Cents Each. Treasury Stock 400,000 shares.
FULL PAID AND NON-ASSESSABLE.
President, JNO. .1. PI-NHAI.I:,
(den. Mgr. Hunker Hill Col J Mining Co., Stimpter, Oregon.)
Vlce-Pres., ALBERT GEISL-R,
(President Citizens Bank, Baker City.)
Treasurer, EUGENE SPERRY
Secretary, R. C. PENTLAND
The Grizzly group consists of the "Col
orado" and the "Colorado Extension" quartz
mineral claims, situated in the Stimpter Dis
trict of Baker county, Oregon, six miles north
west of the town of Sumpter, forming part of
the rich mineral zone wherein are located
producing mines of fabulous wealth, such as
the "North Pole," "Columbia," "Golconda,"
"Bonanza" etc., etc. Development work on
l:or Prospectus and General Information address
O. C. McLEOD &
the Grizzly group has disclosed a gold bear
ing ledge of remarkably high value and there
is every reason to expect the property will
become one of the greatest mines in Oregon.
A limited amount of Treasury Stock is
offered for sale at SIX CENTS per
share. Subscriptions for stock may be sent
to the First Bank of Sumpter, Sumpter, Ore.
CO., Sumpter, Ore.
BIRCH CREEK COAL FIELDS.
Experienced Miner Makes Favorable Re
port on the Property.
W. T. Kigby ami Dr. !:. A. .M.innliave
returned from tho Birch Creek coal claims,
turnty miles from here, to which point
thry took Willi. 1111 I.olliis, a miner of ex
perience in opening up ami operating Coal
properties In other sections.
Altlmituh as yet nothing luit surface
imlU;itions mold he seen, as no ureal
aniiHinl ot development work has been
done, yet he was impressed with the
show ing m ide, and stated upon his re
turn to Pendleton that In Ills opinion the
prospers warranted spending consider
able mouev to determine the character of
the deposit at that point. '
Hvervoiie who has made an examina
lion ol theil.iims has made a report IUe
that whiih he makes, The p.uties who
ate intetested in the ground where the
ioal deposits, aie propose soon to have
men at oil, pethaps so soon as uet
week, and not many weeks need elapse
before something is known as to the lia
bility ol the deposits proving to be si'llic
ieutly large to make prohtable the build
ing ot a brandi road to that locality. ,
I he building ot Mich a road would be
necessary to (lie handling ol the prop
erties. Alieady the O. R. - N. com
pany has ai tides of Incorporation tiled,
at Salt 111, for a road up Birch creek
troin this tjvvn, and it is now known
th it tills provision was made only to
he teady tor building operations in the
event ot the coal claims proving to be.
paying propositions. Senator T. C.
Taylor is one of the main men interested
in the claims, ami he Mates that every J
elfort will be made to develop the possl- j
hilitle of coal on Birch cieek. It is not
unlikely th.it before the lapse of ninety I
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ti.ivs me siaius 01 ine claims win ne
known detiuitely, and the prospect is
good that the result will be what every
one desires an abundant coal supply for
ft'lktftMt fWtaitmii 'ill. I Aiwiititf tint )h.
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I dletou Hast Oregoulan.
I World's Supply of Platinum.
I l;or many years between nine-tenths
'and nlncteen-twentleths of the world's
supply of platinum has come from Russia.
I The amount produced has ranged from
, fi.ooo lbs to 8,000 lbs annually. Of late
1 there have been signs that the yield was
I falling off, although the demand has
steadily increased. It is probable tlrt
from one-halt to live-skills of the whole
supply of platinum today Is consumed by
1 the electric lamp makers. Among the
I other uses of the metal are the construe-
tiou of stilts for vitriol, dental work, pro
ducing the photographic paper which
gives us the "platino type," imparting a
silver tint to porcelain, pointing stylo
graphic pens and making non-magnet
watch springs and certain parts of tele
graphic apparatus. Most platinum is al
loyed w Ith two other metals, osmium and
iridium. These latter are separated from
the platinum only with great dilliculty.
When they ate separated the Iridium and
osiduin (combined as "Irldosmine") have
been practically us:lcss except for point
ing gold pens. The .Manufacturer.
Armory Site and Buildings.
The tirst load of lumber for the armory
of Similiter Cavalry, Troop B, was hauled
from the J. B. Stoddard lumber mills Fri
day to the armory site on Vinson's addi
tion, two blocks south of the west end of
the Granite street bridge. Work will be
gin at once under the superintendence of
Contractor L. N. Crane, who Is one of the
frontiers. :imt thi- hiithtitif. iiiilhi-.l -it mi '
early day, as well as stables and corrals
for the horses. The site for the armory
was donated by that prince of good fellows,
A. W. Hills, also a member.
Quartz and placer location blanks of
the mojt approved form for sale at THE
John Day Valley Coal Fields.
On the farm of James Small, down the
valley, is a ledge of bituminous coal, on
which a shaft has been sunk and from
which Mr. Small took out a quantity of
tine soft coal and tested Its burning qual
ities to his satisfaction, even in ordinary
wood-burning stoves. When a railroad
gets through here Mr. Small thinks coal
will be prospected for and found in paying
quantities in many places in this valley.
The Miner opines that Mr. Small lias a
valuable property in tills coal claim alone,
as there will be a demand for soft coal
even before steam engines are rolling
through tliis region of promise. While
there is plenty of forests containing tim
ber for building and fuel, yet the task of
hauling wood from the foothills will cost
more than coal, when the latter is mined
In quantities. Prairie City Miner. !
Ten Stamp Mill for Little Denver. !
Sam II. Mayes, who recently acquired
bv bond the Little Denver property and '
mill at Quart7burg, is expected to return i
In a f-w days with a ten stamp mill, to be i
placed on the Sanclio Pedro claim, on
Secesh gulch, which claim, in connection
with die Mineral Hill, owned by John C.
Myrtle and others, and adjoining the ,
Sancho Pedro, will be worked this sum-1
mer. It is understood that the latter has ,
a ten foot ledge from which 12 assay j
values can be had across Its entire width. '
-Prairie City Miner.
Cracker Street Grading Finished. 1
The grading of Cracker street was vir
tually completed last Saturday evening,
by Contractor Sullivan, who has done his
work without delay, having been at It
but two weeks and completing what will
be one of the most durable pieces of street ,
grading yet done in the city. j
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H. C. BOWFRS, Agent,
Baker City, Oregon