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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, January 7, 1903
THE MAKING OF A MINE
Spokane Company Quietly
Opening up a Bonanza.
ing. Hi! reports thu work on the lower
tunnel procreating at the rata of six feet
ler day, with a working force of three
HliiftH. They are now in 300 feet, and,
according to the mirvoy, they have only
iilxiut 100 feet tnnre to drift Ixjforo tliey
Hlrikc thu main ledge. They liaveHtrnck
11 II foot vein, the ore of which looks
more like Cracker Creek ore than any
Keen in that district, ltv drifting in a
Over on Cranite Creek, three iii)Iih ncirtliw-Httrlv dlrvctirm on the vein in
north of the town of (iranite, in located ' i, uimer working, thi'v Htnick aho.lv
n mining property which, if xituuted in f ore Hhowing a large percentage of
Nw Prom Dialc Mdowi Cmp.
(iiM, II. Knight, pri'-iilciu of Dixie
MeitilnwH (iold MiniiiK company, came
in fiuiii their camp on Wcdm-nday even
any other portion of the mining lleldn of
the wtnt, would attract douhtlcxiagrcat
deal of attention.
Yet nothing ulmiit UiIh Hue nhowintf
ever IIiiiIh itn way into print, and the
company owning the property appar
ently care little whether t lit) public
know anything about what they have
or what I hey are doing.
II wiih liy aluioHt an accident, during
the pant Hummer, that a rcprcHentutive
of 'I'll k MiNieu happened to he invited to
go through the workingH of UiIh fairly
well developed mine and Hccure a few
noteri iih to what had already been done,
and gain Home idea of the future inten
tioiiH ol thu company owning the name.
Tlila property Ih ntyled the Clliinix
group, and coiiNiHtH of live full claium
adjoining each other, and Im owned by
a Spokiiuti, WaMhingtou, company with
the title of the KiiHteru Oregon Mining
mid Milling company.
l-'or Mineral yoarti ilevelopmeut work
hurt hoeu in progreNH in rather a hIow
hut Miiru mai r, generally a few
HweedM having a contract. They ener
getically doing their allotted work mid
not Haying anything to anyone about
their or the compaiiy'rt liuninenn.
The veiim which trend through the
ground owned by thia concern, are ap
parently coutactH, with granite on the
hanging ami Hlate on the foot wall.
lleVelopilleutH coiiHiHt of II forty foot
nlm(l in uiie place, from the bottom of
which a croHHCiil tunnel twelve feet in
length biiH been run with no wiiIIh in
night. Number 'J, or the upper tunnel,
Im diiven in 011 the vein. IIm length !m
IfiOfcel, all in ore. One hundred feet
verlic.illy below, a crnnneut tunnel 171)
feet in length penetrate the eiu.
Drifli have been mil KOO feet on each
nIiIu of tbirt tunnel ami iiumerouH ero-H-ruin
made, proving tint ore Imdy to ho
from thirty to forty feet wide, except in
one place where u width of lifty feet Iuih
been criHMCiit and no wall found.
What in raid of thin latter tunnel iih
to width of ore body, applli h an well to
the tunnel above,
Tliii itiimciipc body of ore carrieM con
Midei.ihle ftee gold, Nlllnerouri MainplcM
taken fiom the driftM and croexcutH and
ti'Mleil by lire iiMay, yieldiil from f8 to
fits hi gold per ton,
At a convenient heighth above (iran
ite cieek. no um to hae room for a dump,
a tunnel mi a ciohm lead wart Mlartml to
cut tln viiun at depth, and in time be
come the main aenue through which
the pioH-ity will be worked,
'I'b iii tunnel irt now in 1100 feet, and it
Im c.ilcul ilitl it will hae to he driven
auotliKi 'tiKt feet bulore it croneH the
in.iiu contact vein,
1'iiy v.iluert bine Wen encountered in
this tuiiiii'l, hut in iu.mtity the ore
found i- o it o imiiieuMe um in the other
veiiiM described The contract for thin
11(h) leet le.entlv expired, and in a nhort
time .mother will lie let when the tun
nel will Im purthfd forward until it cutH
the ote nhool developed above. TIiIm
will beat .1 depth of aUuit flOO feet be
nentli the "iirf.U'c,
Nothing U known at pre-eut an to the
couipinv'n intention uUitit electing re
lead and nine; the vein Iiuh Wen eronn
cut for 'M feet and neither wall Iuih liecu
encountered ho far. They will continuo
drifting in tliln direction, one cronncut
every 50 feet, to nhow up the full extent
of the vein. I'rairie City Miner.
DOUBLE AND SINGLE DRILLING.
Conloti Which Will Tke Place at El
TIioho who take an intercHt in rock
drilling con I cm t nhotild watch the re
HiiltHof that Hport which will take place
at the mid-winter carnival to he held at
Id I'iimo, Tcxiih on the 15, 10 and 17 of
The Htone which !h to bo need by thu
drillerH Ih the mime iih that lined when
the world'M record wiih cHtahliHlicd.
The Htone Ih from the (iunniMon ipiarry
of Cripple Creek, Colorado. The bain
merM niUMt not exceed eight poiiudH in
weight for double and four poiiudH for
Mingle. The contcKtH for both doublcH
and MJiigleH will Im for 15 miuiitcH.
The drilling couteNtH will he held un
der the uiiHpicicH of the International
MinerM' iiMMociatiou during the proccMM
of the tiiid-winteruaruival. Thudrilliug
will begin at 1 o'clock on the afternoon
of .limitary 15. For the double drilling
content the llrnt prize !h f 1,000; thu
mccouiI, $:t00, and the third, IM). I'nr
the Mingle handed drilling thu prizcHiire:
Kirnt, rL'M); mccouiI, 100 ; third, f0.
'I'lie pnV.eH are all in chhIi. Iii addition
to the ciinIi pri.o a nilver loving cup,
valued at f'JOO, ix offered in the double
drilling content. The enteraiice fee is
I'.'O for the douhlcrt and flO for the
PARKER ROTARY STAMP MILL.
One of This Type Has Been Erected on
('. It. Townnend will leave in a few
daya for the lireeuhoriiH where bu goen
to take charge of thu mill recently erect
ed on the Virginia group of minen.
ThiM group connintn of the Virginia,
Nabob and North Virginia locatioiiH,
and in nituated in the name neighlMir
hood iih the Don Juan and Kldorado
The mill which Iuih junt been com
pleted in one of the Parker rotary Htanip
pattern. When the Mtamp dropn on the
die iu the mortar, a cog arrangement
turiiMit around alMiut three-fourtbn of Um
diameter, tlniM grinding the ore iih well
an criiHhiiig it by the blow imparted
from thedropof thuHtamp.
Thin Ih the llrnt mill of the kind erect
ed in the Suinpter dintriet, and itn work
ingH will mi doubt lie watched with
keen iuterent by thone inturentcd in
Preparing For Development.
The lot Cabin Cold it Silver Mining
company, owner of the Sanco Pedro
group of claims, coiiHiHtiug of the Sanco
I'edro, lex, Connection, KccklcHH and
Florence, located between Secenh and
Dixie creek, now havo a crew of men ut
work building a ro.id upSecenb gulch to
their proHrtieH, wherethey are now put
iug up huildiiigH, preparatory todevclop
incut of the mine. Prairie City Miner.
No headaches from Giant powder.
DO YOU WANT TO SELL ANY
DO YOU WANT TO BUY ANY
If you do, addrt'HH or call on J. L. KVANS, Room 1, Gleason Bldg.
Sumpter, Oregon. P. 0. Itox 02
Good Business Lots, Good Residence Lots. Look
at the list and see what you want. I have
good investments for you if you want them
Hoiiho and Lot on North Street . 2760
lloiine and Lot on Auburn Street ... 2500
KurnlHbcd I Iouho on Columbia Street 1250
Ilouneand Lot on Manilla Street - 800
Houne and Lot on Columbia Street ... 800
A Snap, two LotH on North Street 350
Houne and Lot in Sunnyside ... 250
Il-Koom Houne, ground rent very cheap - 200
Fine Henidence Iit on Ilonnnza ... 250
M on Ixiwer Mill Street .... 300
4-Koom Hoiiho on Parkinson Avenue - 050
Two HouncH and Iot on I'nrklnnon Avenue 800
5-Hoom Houne and Lot, good Stable, in Sumpter Heights 700
Corner I)t, good location .... 350
Denirahle Henidence Lot, Upper Mill Street 500
0-Kootn Houne, gooil stable - 075
Lot 30x150 100
A good tiling, Lot 105x150, two good Houses, part cash
balance on time ..... 2300
Good Lodging Houne in the heart of the city cheap.
J. L. EVANS
P. O. BOX 92 SUMPTER, OREGON
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WELL DRESSED MEN
In Sumpter and vicinity have their clothes
FLYNN, the Tailor.
Big Line of Fall Goods Just Received.
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