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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, December 31, 1902
BLUE BIRD PROGRESS.
What Has Been Done on a
Group in Red Boy District.
O. (. Wright, nf Sumpter, manager of
tint lllui! Itiril mining ''tuiiitiy. received
n hsttcr ti fiuv ilnya hinco of which tho
following !h a copy.
"New York, Dec, LI), lltOL'.
Vn Iimvii n ivi'il ufwivh from the hiHt
Who Mini ore Hciit UK, ami aro pleaded to
lulvimi you that it goon fL'L'l,L'7 to thu
ton. Wo will writo you further next
Youth Yory Truly
TIiIh in tho ri'Hiilt of a cample of ore
tukmi from tho L'O.fnot vein .'lift feet
from tho portal of tho eroiwut tunnel
that tho llluo Mini Company havo Ix-en
followiiiH ami evidently in a miperlnr
grade of oni wbioh they havo encountered.
Iloth wall aro Hiuooth aul miliil;
4'oiiHilorahlo HlickciiNliilcrt being in
evidence, which provt'M it to ho a trim
Thin development In IMtl foot vertically
Imlow tho Niirfaco, ami the entire lilliug
of tho vein in of Hiillicieiit average vahio
to Ihi milled, while Htrcaku of extra high
Itratlo ore run all through tho entire
At a iliNtanco of LNW feet from tho
mouth of thin tunnel, a vein live feet in
width wan cut hut him not yet been
drifted on, a wimple wan taken uccrohH
it which yielileil in gold f HlJl per ton.
Tho length of thin lower.or number ',
tunnel at prei-ent i HIT) feet. On in
eouut of tho air doing hail, it further
pingroNM in Htoppril until the air com
pteMMir iNJnopoiatiou. TIiih tunnel will
develop home of lheeompauy veinn In a
depth of 1 ,000 feet; hence it N e.illeil
the MMK) foot level
Two hundred feet crtieally above, on
what Ik Htyle.1 the MH fiHit level, an tia lit
tunnel Iiiih heeu dilvt'li IIT.'i feet. Ah
miiiii iih poHNJhle an llpiaiho will he made
fioiu tho lower tunnel In thi level which
will prove the ground hetweeu tlie-e
pointH, furuixh flit 1l.1t ion, mill make
AFTER SIX YEARS.
feet below a eroKHcut tunnel which wan
run Huveral yonrH ago. To do thin at
lenHtoO feet further will have to be
After tliiH work Ih completed they will
probably make an upraine connecting
thece two IovcIh.
It in iiIho the intention to ruuacrome
cut tunnel went which will develop eight
veinn, nix of which outcrop on the
mirfiico and hIiovv good values. Professor IIiiiIhou II. Nicholson, con
When thin work !h completed, and milting Mining l-.ngineer, and who Ih in
Professor H. H. Nicholson Re
turns to This District.
connection Ih made with another cron
cut tunnel which wan run poiiiu time
Hince, it Ih anticipated that enough ore
will he put in Night to warrant the erec-
tiou of a ten or Lttattiiiiip mill with tho
iicccMMary concentrating machinery.
The director Htato that with the addi
tional force they will employ, they
cliould lie ablo to know thu poxHlhilltlcH
of the mine in the next few inoutliM,
and ho certain it apiearH that their cal
eulatiouH are correct that they havu
planned for the work to go right ahead.
Ah far iih it mill wlto and water Hiipply
Ih concerned, they are muttcrx which call
for nnoxiH'iiHc, iih nature could not havu
planned thoHo convenience)! better for
thu property. They aim) havo an
abundant mipply of timber for all pur-
poncH, ho that all funda raiHed will go
directly Into the iiiIiioh ami their equip
incut with a mill ami other necewiory
Judge M. It. Iteene, and I'rofcmior II.
II. Nicholnou, of NebriiHka, who havu
Im-cii iiiveHtigatiug the rcHourccH of thu
diHtrict, are ho well pleaned witli thu ap
pearance, ami coulideut of thu future
outcome of thu proponed development!!
of Tint Old AniHtra Miiion, that thuy
will no doubt become identilled with
the company more than they
MALHEUR OIL FIELDS.
Renewed Activity in the Search
for the Fluid.
There in paid to ho ipiilo an amount
of activity in the Malheur County
another mean of .-I Ming into or out of
in tho power hou-e, at the i it It of
tho lovvei tunnel, the concrete found.i.
tiou fm tho an ci'iiiprccxor and other
iii.ichiuety in all laid icady for every
thing to ho plmed thereon ami bolted
down. TIiih pluiit h.t- been pun
ami paid for hut h,l- been ilel.ivi
tnillsil fur Home tc.lo
More or Ick win k has been going on
on thin pioperlv during the p.iM mx
ye.UH. The pii"cut comp.iuy vvarf
organized Iiihi M.iich, and xinco April
developmeul vvoik h.t-t been crowded
day and night.
TIiih i-otnp.tiv have ,i reserve fund on
hand Hiillificut tiie.iriyuu , develop.
men! and elect the mill, which will be
aihbsl to the plant in the priug.
HcMh. linker City neonlu havu had a
gang of men at work there for hoiiiu
time doing $UHI worth of work on each
claim held by them and in the aggre
gate have expended $.'1,000.
The Into Sol IlirHch, of Portland and
the lloio lirotherH, hankera of Yale,
home time ago provided f -'0,000 to put
down the tirnt well. Although their
oH'ratiouH were conducted with thu
gicatfHt eccrocy, it in understood in thu
ueighlMirhiHHl that they have Htruck the
llrM oil Hand, which in an indication
that they are liable to liud what they
ate looking for. Thone who havu ex
amined the Malheur HcMh claim that
there are plenty of oil ceepH and gaa
Some time during tho pant year
I'uited Staten government geologistH
examined the ground and on thcirreport
therectiou wiih witheld iih an oil reserve.
KxpertH from PeiiHvlvania, California
and other place have visited and studi-
charge of thu chemiHtry department of '
tho State I'niveriMty of NebriiHku, at
Lincoln, ban been a visitor liero for the
pant few iloyH.
Tho real object of Mr. Nicholson',
presence heru nt thin time Ih to examine
and ruHirt on the Illack .lack group of
claiiiiH Houth of thu Ited Hoy mine.
He luiHiilready made the examination,
hut Iiiih not yet formulated bin remirt.
Thin will not Ihi done until ho returns to
his Nebraska borne.
Six yearn ago tho pant summer, I'rofen
sor .Nicholson visited thiH district in the
capacity of mining engineer for New
York people. He examined for them a
proposition in thu Quartzburg flection,
but they did not take hold of thu pro
perty. At that timu there were no means of
transportation iih there Ih at thin day.
I.ittlo wan Iwing done in tho country
out Hide of placer mining.
At the Red Hoy, the ownorn of that
property weru Htaggering along with a
primitive Arastra, but nlowly and surely
laying thu foundation for thu magnifi
cent holdings which thuy ohhchh today.
I'rofessor Nicholnon at thu timu of
hia firm vIhU came to McKwen, which
wan then thu terminus of thu Sumptcr
are at ll- railway. Irom there he traveled
alMiut the country on horseback. He
punned over thu niountnins and through
tho John Day Yalley, striking thu O. 11.
ft N. Hy., nt Pendleton.
Despite the fact that thin entire region
in now covered with nnovv, yet l'rofennor
Nicholnen can realie that wonderful
changen have been wrought here in thu
nix yearn nincu hu hint naw the country.
When anked what the Nebranka peo
ple thought of the mines of eastern
Oregon, thu professor naid that there
oil) wan not yet enough known of our
mineral renouncen there for 1 1 i lit to ex-
press an opinion.
His addresnas Mining Kugineer is
Denver, Colorado, and most of his
clientn reach him there. Heretofore
bin services havu been in demand in
Colorado, Arizona. New Mexico and
Now that a gentleman of theoiialitlca-
tiou and standing of Professor Nicholson
ban been hero on professional business,
and that hu can realize thu rapid ad
vancement this country has made in no
short a time, it in not improbable but
that through bin influence considerable
more attention will be called to thu gold
lioldn of thin favored jmrtion of thu
J. P. HOLLAND
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WOKKON OLD ARASTRA MINES.1'! '"'
DirccMrco! ihf Company Mctt and Decide
Upon Future DtvdopiiKiit.
Yesterday a meeting of the directors
of the Old Ar.iitra Mining Caiupauy wan
held at Win- h-e.il oili.-es of the Killeu,
W.trimiitr, Stew nt Comp.iuy.
Thin coinp.iiiy's prnerty in located on
(intuitu Crivk, four miles north of tho
town of (intuitu.
It' whm dct-idisl by the hoanl of
dino'lom that they would drive abend on
the tunnel they havo been pushing into
the iiiuiiutsiu until it rem-licn a iiut W
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