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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, May 22. 1901
WIND CREEK DISTRICT
Several Promising Mines Be
Wind creek forms a juncture with Pow
der river on the Bourne road near the Half
way house, and the section above Is In
the Sutnpter mining district.
About three miles above the Halfway
house, following the creek, one first comes
to the ledge known as the Independence,
owned by King & Ranpach, and there
Is a series of claims above and to the
west which are destined to attract a good
deal of attention In the near future.
The Independence was located about
one year ago. A tunnel was started on It
January 1, and It Is now in over two
hundred feet. The tunnel follows the
hanging wall, which Is composed of por
phyry nulte heavily sulplnireted. A cross
cut forty feet In length was run, but did
not reach the footwall. The ore Is of a
promising character, and that on the
dump carries from 53 to f 12 in gold per ton.
The owners have a large and comfortable
log house, a blacksmith shop and other
Improvements and are confident they have
The creek near this point has a branch
coming In from the west, and up this
branch a hundred yards or more Is the
house of James Huir.gardner, a successful
prospector and one of the pioneers of the
district. He has altogether four claims on
the creek and its tributaries, and is enthu
siastic over the outlook there. His princi
pal ledge, and the one he regards as most
valuable, Is called the Porcupine, running
down Irom the Blkhorn mountains. The
ledge, as far as exposed, Is twenty-five
feet wide. It lies In the contact between
state and porphyiy. Assays from rock
on the surface shows from eight to sixty
three dollars in values, and an average
clear across the ledge went seventeen dol
lars per ton. The owner Is already for
doing development work for this season.
The outlook tor a good mine here Is first
class, when the character of the rock, the
size of the ledge and the conveniences for
work are taken Into consideration.
The extension of the Porcupine on the
southwest Is called the Justice. It Is
owned by n stock company and the sur
face showing Is fine the assays running
from seven to seventeen dollars per ton.
On the main creek, above the Indepen
dence, Is located the Fidelity ledge. It
parallels the Porcupine. It Is from twelve
to twenty feet wide and assays well. It
Is also owned by a stock company.
Just above, Kear & Welgand have a
a Rroup of three claims, with a large ledge
and good values.
Valentine & Co. have three claims on
the head of Wind creek.
R. L. Turner has three claims that as
say twelve dollars on the surface, and
Seattle parties are doing the location work
on eight claims. Besides there are num
erous other locations, the names of which
are not known.
A good wagon road can be built on an
easy grade from the Halfway house up to
these claims, thus giving as good and
easy an outlet as the mines on the Crack
er creek have.
It Is a very promising district and wiU
speak for Itself the coming season, as de
velopment work will be made on all the
Latt Payment of $20,000 on Appomattox.
The deeds conveying the title of the
Appomattox mine from Clark Snide and
W. F. Taft and wile to the Columbia
Mining company, were filed for record in
the office of t-ounty recorder last evening.
The consideration named was 950,000.
The deeds In escrow were put In the First
National bank, of this city, about two
years ago, since which time the Columbia '
Mining company has made Its several
payments as required, the last payment of
2o,ooo being made yesterday. The Ap
pomattox Is situated between the Colum
bia and Golconda mines, on what Is
known as the great Cracker creek lode.
Messrs. Snide and Taft came into posses
sion of the property many years ago, Mr.
Taft, we believe, being one of the original
locators. At the time of the first mining
excitment at Cracker creek, about ten
years ago, M. L. Durkte had an interest
in the mine, but sold it for a mere trifle.
The proximity of the Appomattox to the
Columbia makes It invaluable ground for
the company purchasing It. Democrat.
City Council Proceedings.
A. W. Ellis was In the chair at the
council meeting Saturday evening. Very
little business was transacted. The com
mittees on health and police and streets
and public property submitted reports on
the Auburn street sewer, the open cess
pool near the depot and the garbage
dumping ground proposition, that on the
last being the only definite point In the
report. C. S. VanDuyn offered ground
west of the river and a quarter of a mile
south of Granite street, provided the city
will burn the refuse. This offer will
doub'less be accepted. The bid of Morris
Sullivan to deliver gravel for street re
pairs at 70 cents a yard, was accepted,
provided he will furnish a team at four
dollars a day.
Placer Claims for Sale.
An extraordinary chance for the pur
chase of a fine placer property with plenty
of water, all ready for profitable work.
Some cash and time. Will bear investi
gation. Address M. J., care of MINER,
Hoims For Sale.
Several good saddle and pack horses for
sale. Apply to H. W. B. Smith, Cracker
street, opposite John Parkinson residence,
Miss Richardson announces to her
many old and new customers the arrival
of a new line of chiffons, vaillngs, trim
mings and pattern hats. See them.
E. P. Bergman &
Mill Street, Wood's Building.
All the News
Of all the Fields
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