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Wednesday, May 22, 1901
THE SUMPTER MINER
SUSANVILLE MINING NEWS.
Outlook for that Camp was Never Before
Bob Marshall, of Susanville, was In the
city Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Mar
shall, who owns a valuable placer claim In
that district and who is also superintend
ing the Muldrlck placer claims, Is one of
old timers, having crossed the plains in
1853, locating in California, where he
mined for a short time and then followed
his trade as a stonemason at San Fran
cisco, assisting in the building of several
of the lighthouses on the coast. Mr.
Marshall says the mining outlook In the
Susanville camp Is exceedingly bright.
The Badger mine Is employing about 60
men and several girls are also employed
sorting ore. In a few days teams will
commence hauling the ore to Sumpter,
from where It will be shipped to the smelt
er at San Francisco. This ore runs as
high as $800 to the ton and continues to
get richer as depth is attained.
The Stockton claim, owned by Ames &
Simmons, and adjoining the Badger,
shows up good. Work was commenced
on this claim last week with a small force
of men. In a short time a larger force will
be put to work. Most of the ore from this
claim Is sufficiently rich to ship to San
Francisco, averaging about I50 to the
The Empire mine, lying due north of
the Badger, a distance of about a half
mile, has lately resumed operations. A
shaft Is being sunk and from tests made
last fall with an arastra, flattering results
Hughes & Co., of Washington, have
lately purchased the Stevenson claims
and will start operations In about a week.
The claims showed up remarkably well
The Keeney Brothers have! started up
their mine on Macey ridge, with good res
ults. The Beesons, of Long Creek, have also
opened up their claim on Big creek.
A company of Chinamen Is at present
operating the Sloan & Haskell placers,
working two shifts.
The Gem of the Mountains, which Is
one of the best claims in that district, Is
owned by J. H. Blake, of this city-
Grant County News.
the price of the smaller machinery," such
as Isused in the majority of the mines,"
said a man who Is In close touch with the
trust, yesterday. "The combination has
been formed to give the manufacturers a
a fair profit on the big contracts. Com
petition has been so keen for these big
pieces of work that margins have been
shaved away almost to nothing. It Is
expected that the amlagamated company
will do away with ruinous price cutlng of
that sort, and will name legitimate living
figures for the work.
"There will be a big saving in the ex
pense of traveling men, for only one
agent will need be sent, where three or
four are now dispatched" Spokesman
Review. SURPRISES IN MINING.
MINING MACHINERY COMBINE.
Iocludei Four of the Big Concerns With a
a Capital of $25,000,000.
Mining men are looking forward with
much Interest to the consolidation of the
different companies which make mining
machinery. Advices from Chicago say
that the Immense new corporation will
probably be organized In about ten days,
when It will take possession of the field.
The new trust, which is expected to
have a capital of $25,000,000, may be
known either as the American Engineer
ing company or as the Allls-Chalmers-Gates
It will take over the four firms that at
present practically control the market for
mining machinery the E. P. Allis com
pany, of Milwankee, famous all over the
world for high class engines; the Frazer
& Chalmers company, of Chicago, the
leader in concentrating and milling ma
chinery! the Gates Iron works, of Chi
cago, which has won a high reputation
for its crushing machinery, and the Dixon
Manufacturing company, of Scranton,
Pa., which turns out pumps of all dlscrip
tlons. It Is believed that the new trust
will centralize its efforts by having each
plant turn out chiefly the particular type
of machinery for which It has made a
standard. Thus the Allis branch would
make engines almost exclusively, and the
Gates plant would turn out crushers.
All of the firms except the Dixon com
pany have agents in Spokane. It Is sup
posed the agencies will be consolidated
Into one large bureau.
"The new corporation will not effect
History of the Industry a Long Scries of
The placer gold strike at Republic and
resulting rush is a fresh reminder that
Nature guards closely her treasure vaults.
For five years hundreds of prospectors
and miners have passed over the aurifer
ous ground, and from 1000 to 2000 people
have resided within rifle shot, but coarse
cold was not considered a possibility.
Extensive development for 20, 30 and
even 40 years has not exhausted the sur
prises of western mining camps. Forty-
two years ago Leadvllle, Colorado, was a
booming placer camp. When the placers
gave out the miners abandoned the place.
Twenty years later the old camp "boom
ed" as never before. Carbonates had
been struck, and It was learned that the
deserted camp contained such silver
wealth as the world had not known since
the days of the Comstock. Fifteen or
twenty years later Leadvllle developed
still other surprises In Its gold belt.
A number of the old gold camps of Col
orado, are still producing their millions
after 42 years of continuous yielding.
Similar surprises are written In the an
nals of Northwestern mining. Nearly 40
years ago the government of British Co
lumbia built a trail to accommodate the
movement to the Wild Horse placers In
East Kootenay. It ran across the out
skirts of the present town of Rossland.
Thousands of gold hunters traveled this
trail, within rifle shot of quartz ledges
which could not be bought today for io,
000,000. The Coeur d'Alenes have their sur
prises. Large part of the dividends which
make these camps noted come trom ore
bodies In claims adjacent to the famous
old producers claims whose titles are
scarcely known to the public or the min
ing world. It took 15 years of stupendous
development to demonsrtate the value of
these adjacent claims. From great depths
In the old workings the diamond drill
was pushed long distances Into the coun
try rock, and the hidden ore bodies were
All of which proves that we have not
begun to exhaust the mineral wealth of
the Pacific northwest. Nature has laid
before us a great volume, and we have
read but a page or two. In these vast
mineral mountains there Is undreampt of
wealth. The forests, the "drift" and
the solid rock conceal treasure chambers
destined to afford employment for ages,
and to create fortunes for many a hopeful
prospector now In the hills with his pack
upon his back, and many a miner swing
ing nis pick or nammer or noiaing a arm.
IngcnoU-Sargcfit Drill In Great Favor.
S. G. Murray, manager of the Inger-soil-Sargent
Drill company's Salt Lake
branch, spent all of last week In the vari
ous districts of this section, In the interest
of his house. This company Is furnish
ing nearly all the machine drills used in
the mines about here, the Bonanza and
Golconda using the compressors and
drills exclusively, while the Columbia,
Red Boy, Crown Point also have the
drills. Mr. Murray has taken other or
ders on this trip for early delivery here.
The catalogue for compressors and drills
can be had free upon application to the
Salt Lake house. imm
If you want to become
interested in the most
promising mine in Eastern
buy Cracker-Summit Gold
Mining Company's Treas
ury Stock at iOc Per Share
Kvery dollar of your money will housed to further
develop the. company's proerty situated in the
heart of thu Fatuous Cracker Creek district, mir
roiindod hy such well-known dividend payers as thu
Coliimhia. Golconda, K it K and north Polo mines.
Most of thu first issue of 50,000 shares, otl'ered at
that price has heen suhserihed (or. When what
remains is sold mine will ever ho hotight at that
limine again. J0 TI10 Climax claim, 51000 feet south
and 011 thu same ledge as the Cracker-Summit
property, has just heen sold hy Col. John T. Gray
sou to eastern capitalists for $150,000. 0 lJuy
now while you can get in 011 the ground floor and
you will gethijr returns for your money invested.
Writ For Engineer's Report, Rroaaeotua, Eto.
Cracker-Summit Gold Mining Co.
lot 170. Siiptir, Orepi
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