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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1901)
Wednesday, February 1$, 101
THE SUMPTER MINER
MINES NEAR CANYON.
Strong Ledges of Rich Ore on
Almost within a stone's throw of Can
yon City are mines on Miller mountain
that are destined to become some of the
most valuable quartz properties in Grant
county. In one group are claims owned
by R. A. Hines, D. G. Overholt, Messrs.
Sllsbee, JHines and Powell, O. Guernsey,
and Messrs. J. A. Laycock and D. Am
bler. On the claims owned by each, con
siderable development work has been
done, and each is considerably encouraged
from the appearances of his property.
The Last Chance No. i, Is the prop
erty of R. A. Hines, of Canyon City.
On this property he has a ledge from tluee
to six feet in width, assaying from 53 to
Woo per ton. The surface of the ledge Is
free milling and assays from j to f$o per
ton. As depth is attained the ore becomes
base but carries greater values. From
the base ore assays ranging from f 30 to
Woo per ton have been returned. These
values are permanent and the result is of
tests made of the general ore. Mr. Hines
has a shaft on the Last Chance fifty feet
in depth and a tunnel between eighty and
one hundred feet in length. Consider
able development work Is scheduled for
the present yea:. Mr. Hines has hopes
of this property fully equalling the Prairie
Diggings in value, which is now bonded
to Colorado parties for a handsome sum.
Near the Last Chance property is the
quartz claim of D. G. Overholt, of this
city. On this claim is a three-foot ledge
of free milling ore that runs very high in
value. His property is developed with
two tunnels of one hundred and one hun
dred and thirty feet in length respectively.
In much of his ore, gold can be seen with
ut the aid of a glass.
The Last Chance No. 2 is the property
of R. A. Hines, Wes Sllsbee and the es
tate of J. A. Powell, deceased. It is a
fractional claim and is supposed to be an
extension of the Last Chance No. 1 ledge.
The ledge on this property averages in
width from one to six feet and gradually
widens as depth is attained. Resides a
shaft of about fifteen feet in depth, they
have a hundred-foot tunnel on this prop
erty. If you will ask O. Guernsey about his
Miller mountain quartz property, he will
tell you that he has the best property on
the mountain. His property is adjoining
the Last Chance No. 2 and the Overholt
property. He has a four-foot ledge of
free milling ore that assays well In gold.
He has It developed with a thirty-foot
shaft and a hundred foot tunnel, and con
templates doing conslderabie work during
the present year.
Judge Laycock and R. J. Ambler are
interested in many quartz properties near
Canyon City, but of all their mining
property they place more value on their
Miller mountain ledges than any they
have and firmly believe that all it requires
is development to prove Its value. They
have a four-foot ledge opened up witli a
fifty-foot shaft, aUo a tunnel. At the
depth attained 011 their properly the ore
becomes base, but curies excellent values.
There are no groups of claims in any
part of Grant county that make any bet
ter showing than the live properties just
described, which some day will be num
bered with the paying mines in the Can
yon City mineral belt. Canyon City
Native Copper Found Near Burkemont.
Specimens of native copper, taken from
a new strike in the Gilklnson topper prop
erties at Copper Butte, under bond for
150,000 to Judge Thomas Burke, of the
North American Mining company, were
inhibited In this city this week. The
samples are the most beautiful ever shown
In eastern Oregon, and produced in local
mining circles a big furore. They were
taken from a 1 2-foot ledge between por
phpry and dlorite waits, uncovered at a
point 300 feet east of theold workings. The
new lead was accidentally discovered by a
son of J. R. Gilklnson, owner of the
property, and several open cuts exposed
a 12-foot ore body, assaying across the
face over 30 per cent copper and high In
gold. The Gilklnson properties, which
consist of four full claims and a fraction,
adjoin the new townsite of Burkemont,
recently platted by the North American
company, and are closely contiguous to
the proposed smelters of the Oregon Ore
Reduction works. A force of men is at
work on the new strike. If upon develop
ment the permanence of the copper de
posit is proven, Burkemont will have
every reason to rejoice In the applicable
appelatinn, "The Anaconda of Oregon."
-Baker City Herald.
Faulted Vein in Cougar "Picked Up."
A stilke of considerable Importance has
been made in the Cougar mine, three
miles from Lawton. J. V. Larkln, own
er of the Cougar, confirms the report that
a vein was tapped recently. Mr. Larkln
thinks the ledge is the continuation of the
main ledge, on which a drift of over 1000
feet has been made. This ledge was lost
at what seems to be a fault. After driv
ing a short distance ahead, a crosscut was
run to the left, and at a distance of about
twenty feet from a direct line with the
original ledge, the strike was made. The
theory Is that the ledge faulted at this
point about twenty feet, and has been
picked up again. Drifting on it will pro
ceed at once. Lawton Standard.
Lcuoni In Lace.
Mrs. Marsh, next door to MINER office,
will give practical instiuctions in lace
work. Materials and hundreds of pat
terns to select from
STAR BREWING COMP'Y.
IN KEGS, BARRELS OR
BOTTLES AT PRICES
ASK FOR HOP GOLD
OPERA HOUSE SALOON
SUMPTER HEKR ON DRAUGHT
BILLIARD AND POOL TABLKS
Agentsfor Matting- bond and Kiiarau-
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key a so-year-old tide. Popular re-
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Golden Eagle Hotel
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Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.
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