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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 19, 1901)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, June 19. 1901
GIPSY KING A WINNER.
Officers of the Company Vis
it Property and Report
At the request of liuuene Bartholf,
president and general manager of the Gip
sy KIiik Gold Mines company, Vice Pres
ident Greenlee, Secretary Herlocker, 131
rector Hrodle and George Detrlc, one of
the large stockholders, accompanied him
to the mine Saturday, returning Sunday.
Ills purpose In having them inspect the
property at this time was to get their
sanction of a slight change In the plan of
development, which he thinks advisable at
this time. When the tunnel was started,
the Intention was to cut the ledge in
shortest possible distance at the least
cost. His plan now Is to change the
course of the tunnel and cut the ledge at
greater depth. Ills reason for this is two
fold. The first and most important is
that (lie trend of the ledge has been ascer
tallied witli almost absolute accuracy, by
means of shafts and open cuts, and its lo
cation is known beyond any reasonable
doubt. The second reason is that there
Is ample money in the treasury to carry
out thischauge of plan, so successful has
been the work of promotion. The ad
vantages to be derived from this policy of
seeking greater depth Is obvious to all.
It was at once recognized by the officers,
who unhesitatingly advised its adoption.
All expressed themselves enthusiastic
ally regarding the outlook for the Gipsy
King. The ledge has been stripped for
200 feet, showing It to be a true fissure
vein, seven feet wide on the surface, with
well defined walls, and carrying good val
ues clear across, even on the surface. Dr.
"If the Gipsy King doesn't make a
mine such as you read about, we might
as well quit. I never saw a prospect be
fore that assays f 36 across a seven-foot
ledge, at the grass roots, with two feet of
gouge going down witli the ledge, as it
does in the King, but what made a divi
dend payer. Another thing that makes
me sure, is that where the sample was
taken you cannot pan a color from the
soil, showing that there is no placer gold
working into It. Developing the King
will be no experiment, for the ore will In
all probability be the same all the way
down, as it is what is known as a neutral
oie. The company also owns the finest
water power in the country and trees
enough to tlnibrr the mine down to real
Mr. Hrodle expresses himself similarly.
He thinks that a mistake was made
originally in estimating the distance neces
sary to drive the tunnel to cut the ledge.
He says the tunnel work is the best lie
saw In that district and that the King
comes as near being a sure thing as any
mine can be until the ore Is blocked out.
Horses can now be taken into camp,
though snow Is two teet deep In many
places, liven where (lie snow has ills
appeared, the grass has not had time to
grow and there is no feed for stock.
Davis reports the Blue Jacket as looking
fine, and justifying the installation of a
small plant at least. The Blue Jacket
has been a regular shipper of very high
grade ore. This material, of which there
Is no lessening, will still be shipped to the
refineries, but the new plant will be used
to reduce the lower grade ore found in the
mine. This will be brought up to from
thirty to sixty per cent copper, and then
shipped to the refineries. The consum
mation of this project will mean, in the
opinion of Mr. DjvIs, but another im
provement in one of the greatest copper
districts of the west. Boise Statesman.
ST. JOE GOLD MINING CO.
Cincinnati Money Goes Into McCully's
Articles of incorporation have been filed
for the St. Joe Gold Mining company, cap
italisation 51,000,000, par value one dol
lar for each share. Organization has been
effected with these efficers: President,
Charles Wiedemann, of Cincinnati; vice
president, Anthony Mnhr, of Sumpter;
secretary and treasurer, Pabius C. Law
son, of Cincinnati; directors, the above
oflicers, Otto Herlocker and L. E. Royse.
The company bought from F. It. Row
lee, of this city, the Jack Pot group of
three claims on McCully's fork, about
four miles east of Sumpter, in the Bald
Mountain and Mammoth district, directly
In the same belt witli the Golconda, Co
lumbia, I:. & li. and North Pole mines.
The property adjoins (lie Sumpter Free
Gold mine on the south and the Scott M.
& M. property on the east, and Is said to
have the finest cropping of anything In
the camp. The vein Is anywhere from
25 to so feet wide and crops above the
surface from 10 to 30 feet.
The company also purchased from H.
W. Miller the Chance claim, which is a
direct extension of the Jack Pat ledge, on
which a i2S-foot tunnel has been driven.
The property is equipped with track,
car, cabins, etc., and is being worked
night and day by contract, Mr. Rowlee
having the contract to run a soo-foot tun
nel. The property is under the manage
ment of Anthony Mohr, who, incidentally,
promoted the deal. As soon us sufficient
ore has been exposed to warrant the erec
tion of a mill, it will be built.
Dirt That Goes $27 a Cubic Yard.
Engineer D. W. C. Nelson, who re
turned yesterday from near Burns, reports
a rich placer strike, the meager details of
which were told him at Ontario, on his
homeward journey. Mr. Nelson did not
have time to visit the place where the
strike was made. The ground lies in the
Snake river bottom forty miles above On
tario. The pay dirt runs from 9 to (27
to the cubU yard, and the ground has a
depth of forty feet to bed rock. If the re
port as given to Mr. Nelson Is anywhere
near true, It Is a very . rich discovery.
SmtlUr for the Blue Jacket.
The Blue Jacket Mining company In
tends to install a 304011 smelter near Its
property In the Seven Devils this season.
Assistant Mining Congress Commission
er Fred H. Davis, who returned from a
visit totlie Seven Devils section, brought
In the news. Manager Frank J. French,
of the Blue Jacket, Informed Mr. Davis
that this would be done. Mr. French is
now In Portland, buying sinking machin
ery, and as soon as this Is Installed the
smelter Is to be erected. While Mr.
French did not detail Hie full plans to Mr.
Davis, he did state that the new project
was certain. 'The smelter v III probably
be erected on Indian creek, but a short
distance from the Blue Jacket mine. Mr.
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