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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 25, 1900)
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THE SUMPTER MINER.
Interesting Facts Regarding
This New Eldorado.
The Prairie City Miner man lias been
over In the Quartburg district, and gath
ered these interesting facts regarding that
The first mine visited was the Willie
Boy, owned by Ed. Mclntyre. This
property has two ledges; one running
north and south carrying gold and silver,
the ore assaying from ten to sixty dollars.
The width of the ledge is from one to
live feet. It is developed by a seventy
live foot crosscut and fifty feet of drift.
The ore is lead, galena and iron and cop
per sulphides. It lays in the diorite and
The other ledge runs northeast and
southwest and carries copper, gold and
silver. The copper will run from fifteen
to twenty-five per cent, and the gold and
silver will gn about fifteen dollars to the
ton. The character of the ore is copper
pyrites with a heavy cobalt stain. The
width of the ledge will average about ten
teet. Mr. Mclntyre has two other claims
adjoining, the IX I. and Pearl, one on the
northeast and the other on the southwest.
These two claims both show good values
in copper. This group lays north of the
StauJard group and on the same copper
belt.' Ore from the copper ledge is identi
cal to that ot the Copper King.
Courteous and attentive treatment was
received at tiie Copper King by Albert
Mendenhall, the foreman, by showing the
visitors through the mine and willingly
answering any questions ashed.
A force ot men are at wnrU crosscutting
northwest to catch the foot wall and are
in about i.tv feet. They have ten or
tifteen leet further to go.
As soon as the thirty-ton experiment is
made at the Sumpter smelter, and proves
satisfactory to the owners, a stamp mill
will be put up to handle the large quan
tity of ore taken out of this mine. About
live tons have been delivered to the
smelter and about llfty tons is sacked and
on the dump ready for shipment. Owing
'to haying, teams are scarce, but as soon
as possible the remalnfng twenty-live
tons will be shipped to the smelter.
Dinner was taken at the camp of Frit,
Dwyer and Uevnolds, and ton much can
not be said in praise of the treatment re
ceived at the hands of these gentlemen.
The meal was (irst-class and Friu proved
himself to be a genuine cook. Several
months ago tiiese gentlemen secured a
two-years bond on the l.one Star group
ol claims, and Irom that time until re
cently luvr been doing development
work. The ore is base down twenty leet,
where oid:tli(Mi takes p;ue and makes it
tree. The ore pioper is sulphide. About
seven tons of ore is on the dump and
from aviys made goes ninety-live dollars
to the ton.
They recently secured a ninety days
bond on the Clayton and ( juker group
auos the gulch from the Lone Star, and
have a day and night crew at work.
This group consists of the Chipmonk,
Daylight and hairview. The bond also
takes in the water and placer rights.
Drifting is being done on an ore shoot
coming to surface thirty fret ahead. At
the bottom of the shaft the ore assays
sixteen dollars three and H per cent
copper and the balance in gold. Eight
hundred dollars was taken from the sur
face of this property last year and milled
The Willie Boy, Standard, l.one Star
and Clayton and Guker groups are all
situated on the east fork of Dixie creek.
The Johnson arastra is running on cus
The Present Need group, owned and
operated by W. fc. Giftord, was visited in
the afternoon. Everything about this
property is conveniently arranged and
neat as a pin. All Mr. Giftord lacks is a
commission for postmaster and he would
1 have a little village of his own.
j He has to; feet of crosscut and 240 feet
, of tunnel on the lower level. Fifty tons
I of ore that will go from twenty-live to
1 two hundred dollars is now on the dump.
' Tiie ore is gold, of a free milling nature
, 011 the surface, but with depth becomes
Mr. (jiflord has an arastra under con-
' struction, of his own make and invention,
I that will save seventy per cent and is
equal to any live-stamp mill. This ar.is-
' tra is a great improvement over the old
1 Mexican arastra. The bed and walls are
. solid rock and the drags are blocked out
j to exactly tit the side walls, thus grinding
1 .is much against the outer wall as on the
bottom. The position of the drags when
; In operation throws the pulp towards the
1 outside wall, and the waste pipe being in
the direct center allows no values to e.s-
I A forty-horse boiler is now on the way.
1 The boiler will be put on a solid founda
tion near the arastra and the engine will
I be installed in the mine, which can then
I be used for hoisting purposes, besides run
1 nlng the arastra. The engine will be
used during months of the year when
there is not sufficient water.
The roaster is of his own invention and
' make. The wood is put into the furnace
' by a hoist and any sle chunks can be
Mr. Clifford Is truly a Yankee genius
and the wagon sited, barns, house, sheds,
dump-bin, and in fact everything about
the place is built in his own original and
convenient style. He is now contem
plating a self-feeder for the new arastra
that will drop the ore automatically and
can be regulated to any speed. The hop
per can be loaded and the feeder and
anstra will do the rest for several hours
at a time without an attendant.
Every bolt and iron supporter used on
his ditf-rent apparatuses was made from
I the raw material in his own blacksmith
shop by himself.
Since taking possession of the Present
Need Mr. Glfford has taken nut about
514,000, and up to the time of inventing
h's own arastra only about fifty per cent
was saved, thus making about 2H,ooo
i of ore that has been taken out of (his
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