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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday January 7. 9o
Precious Gems Being Mined
In Harney County.
Tlui fiilllllmciit of the prophecy in adc '
HO years into liy Profecwir ('laytnti, a '
Wolo'iM in the employ of tin Cniti'il
Stuli'H Kovcrniiicut, llnit pome day ilia-
llldllll lllllll'H WOlllll III- (llHCIIVtTI'll ill j
Orcn'in !h lit I111111I. j
Tin) iiiimi in !h tin; Mini; Mountain
riinun 1(1 inilcH frnin II11111H, tlui neat of I
Harney I'otiiily. There in no iiii'Htiiti of
tin iiinlily iintl iiiiinttly of die precioiiH
KelllH, lull tlieie In a tUChliou iin to their
roiiiinerrliil value. The stones (liu4 fur ;
ilincovereil are yenerally Ion hiuall for
Hid trailit. They are. no larger than a
hiiiiiII pin lieail. A few have heen found I
that won d sc for from f 10 to ttlOO, hut
they are rare.
.. .. . 11 1 1 in 11 .,'
Were diamonds malleable like gold, if
there wiih anv process known to Hcieuce,
ltll ., a..
iy which the immature stones could lie
, .. ..
welded together, then llarney would no
longer Itu known as the "cow county"
and (regou would rank with tin; diamond-producing
regions of the earth.
The commeicial value of thediiimoiiilH
irt how being determined by the great
diamond lirm of New York, Tiffany A:
Company, whose coulideuce in the new
Held In stilliciout to wairaut them in
furnishing the capital for further de
velopment. They ate co-oerating with
the local owners.
The dia 111I1 are found in layers of major portion Ih in place. The hoist,
volcanic iihIi. (ieologistH ami mineral- compressor ami water wheel have not
ogiMn agree that the formation being the arrived yet Wing delayed 011 the roatl
volcanic iihIi of ancient origin, in tint 1 fmuwliTi. They nbould have arrived
t-aine an that Indigenous to South "ome time ago and are exK-cted every
Africa, where the largest diamond ' l'. Tunnel No. i is in about GOO feet,
mines in the world have Im-cii exploited. ' "ml i in re that is getting better with
This is the formation that Professor 1 every foot. Itoiirne News.
Clayton referred to, when observing the' -
geological coudilionsof Oregon in his One of Greenhorns Pioneers,
olli.iial capacity, :i0 yearH ago. It is said ' Iak Mulin jM ,IIW1 ,,, t, (iri.ul.
to be the next to the oldest formation hom caintrv for the purpose of visiting
fount! on the North American continent, w,,,.k (ir lx; , sumpter. Mr. Mullen
only that through which the St. ,,.. ,.,.., ,,,,.,.,. ,,,,, the I'acillc
Uwicnco river runs, iH-ing older. The p ,.,,, hj(. sil,Umlfor the past thlrlv
layers thus far mined yield only ex- live vears has Im..cii continously delving
tren.ely small stones, but it is expected , , ((, M mh.n Bnlvi., ,, Him,Hof the
and hoped that olhei layers will be dis- tinW wru ,,iu.ers. Ile states that he
covered that bear the piecious gemsoflwil ,,, K,ro anoll,.r ,,ir(v rtw,
"", r,'i", i'"l'"-'""- j Vears unless fate should decide lie
(i.T. Kelly, a pioneer prosector of . w(m, mvu to stare at grass ro.its la
the tireen lloiii district, mar Sunipter, (or (lt,ni
seen at the Imperial Hotel, continued I . -
the story. Mr. Kelly is an authority on
gold mines, he having Incited the
I'sychlc group, the Itockefeller group.
mid the I ton .limn mine, in the Sumpter
district. livening Telegram.
DK1VING CROSSCUT TUNNELS.
Olteu the Vein Is Cut in a Lean Place.
A crosscut tunnel of great length to
develop eius at depth is only justilled ,
when the veins have been proven in
their upper portions.
Many promising mining ventures
have been wiecked by exhausting all
available funds in driving long and ex-
pensive tunnels, which failed to develop 1
wealth In-fore liuancial disaster overlook
Often the oie shoot is divided into ir-
regular sections, and should the cross-
cut reach the vein in one of its poorer (
portions it might result in an entire
suspension of work, where its coutinua-
tiou would mean success.
Asa general plan it is always mlvis-
able to develop the vein where values
ate, if not uncertain, at least when they
iinty Utpioven at least expense.
letter, where this exiK-nse ot crosscut
tunnels, or shafts through country rock
i- justilled by. actual development of the I
upier ixirlioii of the vein, extensive i
working of the character HtaU.il are not
only duHirable, but it Ih koim! I)UwIiichh to
have them, ih by their tnuaiiH the
general count of mining operations !h de-
Litterally Studied With Gold.
Olio of the inot beautiful UarU
specimens ever exhibited in thin city wan
011 display at the First National Hank j
for a short time yesterday. It was an j
eighty pound piece of quartz that wan
taken from the placer mine of I Much A:
llr.iiin ut Mud, r.nlnli ilnrliur tin, tilm-iir
. . '
season hint year. I lie piece of quart,
was iiicraiiysuiiiucu wmi uoiu Having 111
Kight about tl'OO. What the piece was
valued at wan lintt- learned. For beauty,
... . . . "
H excelled anything that Iiiih yet lieen
brought to tliii illy. Mine Mountain
Shows up Wtll In Free Gold.
It. .1. Ambler has just completed the
assessment work on the quart, pro
.. .. ., 1,., ..
perty owned bv hiniHelf anil Judge Lav-
, ,.,.. . . . . .
cock on Miller mountain. In ho doing
ho sank n shaft twenty-six feet and ran
.1 tiiiimil j.f iiiniiil l..i..lli 'I'l.tu tt'.trls 1,'iiu
llllllll'liri till. 11 iliiuiim . ,n i.-.n i..i -
i , . , ., . ., . . ,. ,,,, 1
'ilone on a ledge that averaged in width
from one and one-half feet to two feet,
and throughout the entire dlHtauce it
showed Up good Values, free gold lieillg
ooiiuoro 11001 every u-si iiiniiu nun 11
,.,,. .. , .,,
mortar. Blue Mountain Kagle.
Progress on Cracker-Oregon.
The shaft at thu Cracker-Oregon Ih
progrcHHing nicely, being down about tit)
feel. The work of netting up the
niaehineiy in progressing nicely, and the
The Mormon Temple.
The Mormon temple at Salt Lake City
, is 110 doubt the most substantial and
' well constructed religious edifice in the
! United States, if not in the world.
: Corner Htoue laid April (!,lK,r:i, cap stone I
April II, IS'X' and dedicated April (i, I SHI!
I oxer forty years of constant labor being
! consumed In its construction. This
magnificent structer '.IH) feet long, HHI
feel wide is built
entirely of I'tah white
granite, beautifully carved, symbolic of 1
the Mormon faith, suimouutcd by six I
tow eis, the highest being 130 feet from
thegiotiud, siipporliug a hrone statue
of the angel Maroui. The cost of this
building is about fit,000,tH)o. There are
many other attractions at Salt Lake
City of iiiteiot to the traveler or tourist
where a day can Ihi well spent. The
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The celebrated Guild's "the beer of
good cheer" always on draught at Dun
phy's The Club.
I-eavu your measure for a milt of
! clothuH ut Neill Mercantile company's.
Cue Giant powder, fiiHo and caps.
TIMBKK LAND, ACT . I UN K II, 1878.
NOTICK KOIt I'l'III.ILWTIO.V.
UnlleJ StAtrs I.nnJ Olfict. j
I a (iranJe. Orrcon. January 3. igoi. I
Nntke Is hereby given that In compliance with the
provision nl llie'act ot concrej nt June 1, I878, en
tltleJ "An act lor the sale t timber lanj In the state
ol Calllornla, Oregon, NevnJa an.l Washington Ter-
rnorv, as exienavj loan we runic uinj siairs
. act 61 August 4 1842
JOHN A. WILSON,
S'1Ha.ker.r"iv,ic".1,l,f ?.',,,a.k,'r st,,e '',c?'K'i, !i"
this Jay lileJ In this tittiCe Ms sworn statement No.
iB?6. for the purchase of the s e '. of
section Nti. ii In township No. u south, range No.
lu IWM.anJvAlll oiler proof to show that the lanJ
sought Is mote valuable lor Its limber or stone than
for agricultural purposes, anj to establish his claim
to saiJ lanJ belore A. H. Combs, Jr., Counlv Clerk,
at Maker CJIV, Oregon, on WeJnesJay, the 18th
Jav of March, ioo.
1 Ile names as ultnesses: James WonJ, Louis
I Sommer, William (irlllm and Isaac llaer, all of
liaker City, Oregon
Anv anj all persons claiming adversely the above
described lanjs are requested to file their claims In
this office on or belore salJ 18th Jav ol March, iuo.
I:. W. HAMUETT, Register.
TIMHEU LAND. ACT JUNb 1. I8j8.-NOTICE
I Ok I'UHLICATI
UniteJ States LanJ Office, j
La (iranJe, Oregon, December 11,1001.
MntlrM Iv lit.ri.hv t.lv,.n Hull In i-nmnllAni- with Ih
j provisions of the act ol congress 01 June 1,1878, en-
1 0( California, Oregon, NevaJaanJ Washington Ter
iiuea nil nil nil mc aic im ii'ni'i'i Lilian in me siaic
rllorv." as etenJeJ to all the Public LanJ state bv
aclol August 4. I8g,
ALHLKT L. (JHANT,
ol Maker Cltv, counlv nt Kaker, stale of Oregon, has
nils dav lueJ in tuts omce ins sworn statement no.
1817, lor the purchase of the sc!.ot section No vo In
township No. 11 soutlw range No. 4 1.WM, anj will
oiler priKil to show that the lanJ sought Is more val
uable tor Its limber or stone than for agricultural
purposes, nnj to establish his claim 10 salJ l.inJ be
lore A. II. Combs, Jr., County Clerk, at liaker City,
Oregon, on WeJnesJay, the 181I1 Jay ot Atarcii,
lie names as witnesses: Louis Sommer, James
W00J, AJolph Newberger, anj Miles Lee, all of
liaker City, Oregon.
Any anJ all persons claiming aJversely the above
JescribeJ lanJs ate reiuesteJ to file their claims In
this uttice on or belore salJ 18th Jayot Match, 100).
I:. W. UAMUKTT, Register.
TIMIII'K LAND. ACT JUNI: 1, 1878. NOIICt 10k
UnlleJ States LanJ Office.
Iji (iranJe, Oregon, January . iuoj.
Notice Is hereby given thai In compliance with the
provisions ol the act ol congress ol June 1, I878, en
titleJ "An act lor the sale 01 timber lanJs In the states
ol Olllotnla, Oregon, NevaJa anil Washington Ter
fllul),".is vxtenJeJ to all the Public LanJ Stales by
actol August 4, ikyj,
CiKORCil: W. WRIGHT, JR..
ol Sumpter, county of liaker, state ot Oregon, has
this Jav tileJ In this ottice his sworn statement No.
l8), lor the purchase of the nej ne! section No it
anj 1 1' !( 1 ( !,' anj )i 1 1 !,' ol section No. 11 In
township ,No. 11 south, range No. 18 I. w M,
anj will offer prool to show that the lanJ sought
Is mote valuable lor Its timber or stone than
lor agricultural purposes, anj to establish his claim
to salJ lanJ before Charles II. Chance, U. S.
Commissioner at Sumpter, Oregon, on I llJjy,
the 47th Jay ol Marih. lyoi
Ile names as witnesses: Van Rennselaer MeaJ,
William A. (iieen, (ieorge W. Wright, Sr., John
ShlelJs, all ol Sumpter. Oregon.
Anv anj all persons claiming aJversely the above
JescilbeJ lanJs are reu,uesteJ to file their claims In
this ottice on or before salJ j?th Jav ol March, ioo.
:. W. lUkUUTT, Register.
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