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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1901)
Wednesday, March 20. iy
The Demand For
Sumpter Gold Properties
THE SUMPTEfc MINER
IS GREATER ATTHIS PERIOD THAN
IN ALL THE HISTORY OF EASTERN
OREGON MINING EXPERIENCE.
We want any number of legitimate
mining propositions that will bear the
very strictest examination. Dividend
paying mines, partially developed
mines with ore reserves, prospects
with merit are asked for. In listing
properties with us, state specifically
cash and bond price. J J J J
CONFINE DESCRIPTION OF DE
VELOPMENT, CHARACTER OF ORE
AND SIZE OF VEINS TO FACTS.
ADDRESS OR CALL ON
P. E. POINDEXTER & CO.
The Oldest Operators in the Camp
References Any UanU in Baker County
Basche Block, Sumpter, Ore.
KLK AND MOOSE SOLD.
T.1C0111.1 C-plUlMs liny and Will De
vtlop Till I'loiuismt! Property.
W. C. Older Ins u.-uotl.itiM the -.ale
of .1 ciuittollliiK intrirM lit the I.IK and
Moose mining il.ilms to .1 puts ol l.i
ciiiiia i'.iilt.illsts, whit .iliii liituisli ample
Itiinls fur drvrliipinrnt. I hrsr iliniis
wctr located and owned lv duties
Slucldii.'iii and aie situated .it the head ot
AcCulliugh fork.nr.ir the ilch Mammoth
I Ills property Is s.ild to he .1 very pionf
islng one, the IrJge tiring live leet ytron
and lying in soil yellow poipli'ry be
tween slate and granite Inriualloiis, and
liom this viiiue I lie tl.li pluers just be
low w ere led. I he p innings trout dltler
flit points nn the ledge vlnnv unusual
auiiiiiuts ol co'itse gold.
I. Win Wilson, on whose opinion the
property was accepted, repotted to have
also (mind some high grade gold be.iirug
Millilnilrtslli.it had been ov el looked by
the ptovnvtoi. Mr. Wilson is winning
his way to the Iron! rank among mining
men In this ilUtikt. Another important
deal in which he figured was t lie sale ot
the (i.ill lloideu gioup, in the Cracker
I he price paid lor the 1:1k and Mouse is
not made public, but all tunles loiuerurd
seem to be satisfied with (lie transaction.
Work will be proe.uted energetically
trout now nn.
John Day l'lcs in Operation.
The many placer intnrs in and about
Canyon City arc being operated at pies
enl, work having commrikrd much earlier
tins srason than usual, 00 .UiOiuit ot the
light miow in the mountains and the ex
ceedingly early spring. At Marvsville,
C. I.. Uoddlck and l-iaim K. Sels.wltli
the assistance of liwln hhinl and l:rauk
ElUh, are at work on their placet property
011 Quirtr- Kulch, with the prospect (or a
I lair clean up for the season. William
I Clark and hiu'tiahar l-liil.iy-on ate each
at work at tlieir plicer mines near the
I town of ,Marsvllle. On .Miller itioun
'tain, the Holm Alining company, com
posed 01 Herbert I'owell, Irving Hael
tine and W. S. Haiina, ate busy at work
opening up their claims. Herelofotesome
work has been done on the land bv the
ground sluicing process, but little had
been accomplished, though the ground
! p. ild well tor the wotk done. The ground
slums every Indication of paying well,!
some coarse gold being picked up from
the bedrock. I he mine is full of quart
Unit that is very rich in tree gold, and in
much ol it gold can he readily seen with
the naked eye. lite young men h ive ar
ringed to save all the quart taken from i
the mine and have it milled during the
coining season. Mine Mountain liagle. !
VPIi.it Is the Apx of a Lode.
I'he Scientllic Press published the fol
lowing last week as ilie deliuition of an
apex: "In mining term 'apex' does not
mean a point. It means the lop of the
ledge or lode, that which comes neatest
the surface. I'he part from foot wall to
hanging wall at the top of the lode nearest
the siirt.ue s the apex." Now that Is
misleading, and as the extra lateral title
ol .1 load claim is controlled by the pn
session ot the "apex," it is Important that
there should be .1 Used definition of the
word. 'I here are many opinions on the
meaning ol the word, but nearly all agree
th.it the apes Is the highest point of the
ledge. It Is the top of the vein and there
tore must be the highest point above or
below the sutlace. " I'he top or the apex
ot the vein, within the meaning ot the act
of ongrcss, Is the highest point of that
vein whete it approaches nearest to the
sutlace ot the earth," says Judge Miller.
"'I'he top or apex ot any part of a vein is
formed by following the line of Its dip up
to tin highest point at which vein matter
eists in the fissure," says Chief Justice
lleatty. San l;ranclsco Mining and En
1 glneetlng Review.
PLAN IS AND
RIO GRANDE WESTERN
IN CON4OT-ON KITH tf.l
DENVER RIO GRANDE or
COLORADO MIDLAND RAILROADS
or r irs rworr
THREE DISTINCT ROUTES
MOST MAGNIFICENT SCENERY
IT l IMl pav TR4NfCONTItNTAL LlNC PAttlMl
UlRlCTIV 1HROUUH QUAihT ANU PtCU-MFQUC
SALT LAKE CITY,
LEADVILLC, COLORADO SPRINCS
THE IIIOORANOE WESTERN RAILWAY OPERATES
THREE FAST TRAINS TO THE EAST
Pullman Palace and
Pullman Ordinary SUtBtrs
TO OMAHA AND CHICACO
Fraa Racllnlng Chair Cars.
Pcrlaol DInlfig.Car Sorvloa.
rC.4 ISICRMAflON Ol H.MPMUM lOMlC Ot
J. D. Mansfield ""V'i.l.fnTor.,,,
ntO. W. HIINTX, Ctn'l Pm'r (..Salt Lak City
Sumpter Forwarding Co.
General Storage, Commission and Forwarding.
Warehouse and office, S. V. Track