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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1901)
Wednesday, September 4, 1901
THE SUMPTER MINER
MALHEUR COUNTY OIL FIELDS.
Praeeector Have Located!
SectloeM of Laad There.
Yesterday United States Deputy Min
eral Surveyor L. W. Burtch returned
to Baker City with a party of prospect
ors, who have just located 1280 acres of
'land in this oil belt, and this afternoon
deeds to the land were executed to Wm.
Albrecht, Jno. Miles, L. W. Burtch, T.
M. Albrecht, D. A. Miles, P. II. Miles,
Jas. A. Johnson and F. M. Ricker, con
veying to them separate portions of the
land located. Engineer Burtch, who
surveyed the land, is confident that
if they do not open a gusher they will
find oil at no great depth in paying
quantities, and many Baker City people
are going to join the procession of pros
pectors. When questioned in regard to the find
Mr. Burtch said that he had been pros
looting there sometime and that old
timers have known for years that there
were indications of oil there. "The land
lies about eight miles southwest cf Vale,
in Malhuer county. It is a barren, wild
waste covered with sugebrush. The
ground is fossil formation containing
shells, gypBtim, sandstone, lime shales,
pyrites, lignites and clays. We brought
up u large number of samples of the
rock. Here are some specimens. Yes,
I think tlio oil is thvre."
The samples of rock exhibited by Mr.
Burtch are very peculiar and filled with
perfect shells, including oyster shells,
and would be very valuable to the scien
tist hunting for evidences of past geolog
ical periods, but the interest to the peo--pie
here in this peculiar rock is the fact
that it is so impregnated with oil as to
smell very strongly of petroleum. On
the surface of tho streams of water in
the vicinity can be seen floating u thin
scum of oil, more particularly notico-
able in tho quiet mhIh along the hanks.
Mr. Burtch und his ustociates proiwse
to organize a com puny nt once and start
boring a well. Kvery man of them be
lievcM they will let out a gusher. Oth-
posed the crew during the last few days
of the work, O. D. Taylor, Jr. having
returned to The Dalles some time
since. The townships, the survey
ing of which had been awarded
to Mr. Angell, were somo of the rough
est on the Strawberry mountain range.
Many places were encountered that it
required a day to cover the distance of
one mile. This survey, the Eagle la in
formed, has besn made at the instance
of the Eastern Oregon Land Co., to en
able them to select lands In lieu of lands
within the limits of Tho Dalles military
wagon road grant, which the .company
lost by being previously settled upon.
Wm. E. Campbell, of The Dalles also
has a contract for the survey of several
townships in the same locality, which
work ho will soon have completed.
Blue Mountain Eagle.
Union County Has a Shipper.
Wm. Muir returned to the mining
district of Union county with a load of
supplies and with more men for oixirat-
ing the large mino from which he will
at once begin to mako shipments
Everything is in readiness for the trans
portatlon of ore to tho smeltor at Mur
ray, Utah. The bags wore unloaded
yesterday at Hilgard, and tho ore is on.
the dump ready to bo shoveled In
Three cars will bo shiped at once, and
one car each month during the fall
and winter. Tho road will bo kept
open and from A to 12 men-will bo kept
constantly at work in the mines. Mr,
Muir knows almost to a certainity whut
results to expect. He had a sample
bag of what he considers the poorest
ore shipped to Murray to be tested.
Tho result showed 110 ounces of silver
and one-half ounce of gold. From this
he judges that his monthly clearances
will be about $2000. Messrs. Packard
and Groesbeck, mining exports, will us
slst in tho ocrutioii of the mino and
will wutch developments with u view
to purchasing in the spring. Mr. Pack
ard, who has had much exierieuco, be-
I liovcs this mine is tho equal of any in
er parties are oxiected in within a few ,.,.., ..... i.nt M,.r,.H..,l .,vn l.v
lays to complete their tiling on lands j t ... .. , Siinmter urom..-
in the same belt. A well or two
tell tho story. Donux-rAt.
Location More Important than Recording.
Morv iiuorteut tliuu recording a
notico of locution is making the locution.
Making tho location comprint, (I) find
ing valuable mineral ; (2) marking on
the ground the boundaries of the locu
tion of the discovery; (3) lasting a writ
ten notice of locution with tho name of
the locator, the date, und a description
of the claim thut describes it so it can
bo identified on the ground, and (4) en
tering into possession and continuing
that imssession, by every year doing the
animal assessment work. Doing these
things, the ground is not subject to re
location. FaUurto record -a location
does not create a forfeiture. A claim
may be void from the beginning because
of an Improper location, not properly
'marking boundaries or posting notice.
It is only forfeited by failure to do assess
ment work. A legal location held 26
years in conformity with law can not be
forfeited because the locators failed to
record the notice. Mining and Scien
La Grande Chronicle.
to doond uKn Giant
Use Giant ttowder, fuse and caps.
Assessment work affidavits for sale at
Tim Minkb office.
Only tho bust brands of liquors and
cigars at tho Club saloon of Dumnhy A
Dumphy & Gertridge's Club saloon is
tho popular resort for mining and com
Swrreyaag Strawberry Bert.
Homer D. Angell, of The Dalles, who
had a government contract for survey
ing two townships on'the summit of the
mountain near Strawberry butte, com
pleted his work early this week and ar
rived in Canyon City Monday on his re
turn to The Dalles, departing Tuesday
morning. He waa accompanied on the
Teturn by Virgil Earl, of The Dalles,
and W. 8. Hana, of this city, who com-
Wwn. Prepares t
fer adatUefon to
lag sad day
eetentlM school or
ollege. eaa for buei-
lire. New ana
to the beat method.
Diinclpal Baa ha
experience in t-ori-land.
to It A. ... and te
t P. M.. at 1 Mar
ahall street. . rot
mphlet containing letters
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; moor, eta
J. W. HILL, M. D.
O. Drawer 17. PartlaM. Or.
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Manual training. Fall
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1101, with a faculty of
12 constant teach
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boys. Buildings thor
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are lighted by elec
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catalogue write tojM
ARTHUR C. NEWEL, Principal.
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chants Exchange, Sai
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Hi citabllthed headauarten In Baker City. t Room
No. i, LynniUI Block, and will b there at least on
week In each month, and at Sumpter at lead two day
In (ich month. Watch for local nolle ol arrival.
LINES OF THE
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Livery at Grand to North Fork, Red Boy, Ban-
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