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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1901)
Wednesday, February ij, 1901
THE SUMPTER MINER
RICH MINE NEAR
Three Tons Run $1500 a Ton
and Six Goes $600
While scouting about the country one
dav lust week, endeavoring to round up
some new, the Miner man noticed a
dump, an ore car, bins, shed and other
evIJences of the preen:e a mine In a field
ne ir the folks of the Dixie creek and
Suinpter roid, about three miles above
ton. Going to Investigate, he "dlscov
errd" the Georee Washington, a property
about which the general public his heard
little add knows less, but which has
turned out more wealth during the past
nine months than any other mine in the
Dixie Creek district. It is owned by the
Ward brothers, W
Is formed into the shapes desired. It is
then immersed in a chemical solution
which removes all impurities. Then it is
immersed in liquid air and frozen to a
temperature of from 224 to 312 degrees be
low zero, which freezes the molecules.
The metal then assumes a white color and
is very brittle. In this condition it Isj
plunged Into a white heat of great inten-1
sity and allowed to remain till the copper
assumes its original color. I lie process
is then complete. The metal can be
hardened to any degree required, but can
not again be melted. The process for
hardening copper has been searched for
for ages. Its value over Iron and steel is
in the fact that it will not rust. Hard
ened copper was known to the ancient
j Egypll,m, and In America samples of It
have neen found among relics of the
mound builders. Exchange.
Good Coal on Beaver Creek.
A. R. Str.ih.in, the coal expert, who
was sent by capitalists of Portland to ex
amine the coal find on Beaver creek, was
svtnn .-.... f'.n,-ln e cltv yesterday. In an Interview
W. Sheriff, and was dUi'iivrrnl !i Mr.
Sheriff Inst snrinv whh ho u- nvk,i is n0 question hut what the coal fields
j ni easirrn uregon are an esiapnsneu laci,
with a Chronicle reporter he said: "There
Making his mission known, the pencil
pusher was glided through and about the
mine by Mr. Sheriff, and during the visit
obtained the following facts and figures
as evidence that another rich mine has
been added to the Dixie creek list:
The adit, about 200 feet in length, has
reached a depth of about 75 feet jii the
foot wall. In another $0 fret the owne:s
expect to reach the point where the Min
nie spur on the east and another spur on
the we-t intersect the Washington vein,
and where surface prospecting indicates
they will strike a big body of rich ore. A
crosscut of 24 feet has not reached the
hanging wall. In this crosscut are shown
three pav streaks six to fourteen inches
wide. Pay on the footwall varies from
one to twenty seven inches wide. How
ever, what these pay streaks lack in size
they make up In richness, as the ore bins
testify. An air shaft connects the first
slope wiih surface workings, and this
gives the mine excellent ventilation.
No sloping has been done, but two
slopes are being opened. The ore taken
out during the progress of development Is
divided into tluee classes. The first, of
which there are upwards of three tons
sacked, samples $1500 per ton; the second
grade, of which there are about six tons
in the bin, samples f6oo; the third grade,
which runs from io to $15, goes into the
dump, to be worked by some process to be
determined when the mine has reached a
more advanced stage of development.
The high grade ore (decomposed quaitz
and lion oxide) is washed as it comes
fiom the diift, and these washings are
panned out and retorted.
The writer saw panned about a quart of
dirt that was scraped up from the floor of
the drill after the coarse maieri.il from a
shot had been clejred away. Prom this
were obtained several pieces of gold that
would weigh from 10 to 2; cents; the
quart netting between $2.50 and J. As
high a $37 to the pan have been washed
out af rr a shot. In August last 91384
uere picked up and washed out after t
shot; ihe ingest piece weighed ?)i ounces
and was tree from quartz.
In a shaft started from the drift on this
ore shoot, 12 to 16 inches of high grade
sulphurels were encountered. At a depth
of nine fert a spring was tapped; this
Hooded the shaft and work upon it was
I he owners will continue development
incut work until spring, then determine
what process is best adapted for trea ment
of the low grade and sulphuiet ores.
Prairie City Miner.
and that the coal Is of a good quality and
very extensive, and some dav tills section
of the world will produce an abundance of
excellent coal." Mr. Strahan is in every
sense of the word a "coal miner," and is
considered today one among the best of
coal experts on the Pacific coast. This
statement of Mr. Strahan will be hailed
with rejoicing by the entire residents of
eastern Oregon, ho have always thought
there was an abundance of coal In the
mountains and valleys of this Inland Em
pire. Mr. Strahan l-ft on the train of last
night for his field of labor and expects to
return to La Grande in about two weeks.
La Grande Chronicle.
Proccu for Tempering Copper Discovered
Two Covington, Kentucky, men have
received a patent on a process for harden
ing copper. 1 he metal in its raw state
Baker City Millionaire Seari' Headquarters
The arrival in Baker City yesterday of
Mr. Robert N. Jones, financier and attor
neylii fact of the Searles' western mining
interests, establishes the fact that hereaf
ter the extensive affairs of the Cornucopia
Mines of Oregon company will he finan
ciered from Baker City Instead of from
Helna, Montana, as formerly. Mr. Jones
was seen yesterdiy by a Democrat repre
sentative, to whom he stated that he had
come to Baker City to establish head
quarters and hereafter all financial inter
ests of Mr. Searles in the west would be
directed from this point. Mr. Jones is en
deavoring to secure suitable offices and in
a few days will be permanently estab
lished. The change of headquarters of
Mr. Jones from Helna to Baker City is
one of the most Important events of inter
est to Baker City people that has trans
pired for some time, and will give strong j
Impetus to the rapidly growing Import
ance of Baker City as a mining center.
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