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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1903)
Wednesday, January 7, 190
THE SUMPTER MINER
I U SI NESS CONCERN
JIN ESS PRINCIPLES
Forest Mining Company
An investment in the stock of this company is better than an investment
in Bonds. Two shifts of men now engaged sinking a shaft on the Storm
King Group of Mines. The shaft is in ore all the way down j j
Storm KiiiL' (Jroup, Cable Cow District, Jummrv 4tli, 1003..
T. J. Co-del lo,
President Foic-t Mining' Co.
Dear Sir: Mince our crow returned to work on the 2(!tli of December, work has steadily progressed.
We are now in better ore than we wei-e when we laid oil' for Christum. My last average sample assayed 982.45
(Sold; $(.1M Silver, and .'I per cent Copcr. The ore is now becoming more imprcgnatrd with Galena.
Icsx'cUiilly, J. L. CODY, Sticrintcndcnt.
We solicit your thorough investigation of our system and methods.
Write for lteorts, Prospectus, and MapH of this Great Group of Mines.
J ...Advance Mining Co...
ROOMS 6 AND 8 GOSS BANK BUILDING
MALHEUR OIL FIELDS.
Indications Good for Renewed
Interest this Year.
.1. II. Itiowii leturueil hoveral days
since from Malheur oil Ileitis, where lie
with I to look after thocxtcnsivolntercsts
ot himself mill associates. They own
i-i'oial thousand lie res of liinil there.
Mr. Brown says that it is the general
impression of 1 1 nine who have been
iniii'h in that vieinity during the past
year that llm llirseli well is already in
oil; that operations were Mopped hint
Miiiiiner after oil was encountered for
the iiirMiHe of discouraging other
oMratuis, mi that the company might
mure readily actpiire mure gmuml.
It is a fact, its every one familior with
the nituatioii knows, that the (greatest
poxMilile wcrecy was iiiaiutaiued regard
inn everything pertaining to the
llir-i'h eumpaiiy and its operations.
Just what will now he done on that
nn..'rty, that Mr. Ilirm'h is dead, is
Them was considerable of a rush
.liiouary 1st to relocate claims on which
iiMVivmicut work had not been done,
CHpccially in the vicinity of Vale, though
theie was little or iiodihHiiiiiiu on the
part of any one to jump, every one
seeming to rccogoiic the fact that dur
iug the past vein those who bad taken
up I toil, tliere Mug no derricks in the
cull n try, bad not bad time and oppor
tunity to get to work projierly. The
combined (taker City companies did
their assoHiucut sinking shallow shafts
on varum claims, which is said to Iks a
ncivinary preliminary before starting to
Mi. Brown is of the opinion that there
willbe manifested much renewed inter
est in the Milliliter oil proHisitiou dur
ing the present year, and that a number
of wells will be sunk. Kvery expert who
has ever examined the region has ex
piesseil the lielicf that oil of excellent
ipuility exists there; as the indications
are very pronounced and unmistakable.
The linker City Democrat says: Oil
has been struck in Malheur. The indi
cations are that It is in paying ipiauti
ties. High grade petroleum has been
found in two wells; one of these is on
the property of the I'niou Oil company
and the other Is on the lauds of the
Zenith Oil company. Messrs. Al
brecht, Miles and llurtcb, as well as the
score or more shareholders, are happy.
They ant already talking of oil burning
I ccomotlves and sprinkling the streets
with oil. This is the tlrst oil that has
been struck in Oregon.
South Africa Gold Giving Out.
M. I.eroy-Beaulicu, the well-known
French economist, lias written an In
structive article on "The Situation of
the (iold-Minlug Industry in South
Africa." He gives only ton years more
of maximum production, ami less than
twenty-live years of continued life.
This second estmatu is substautally
that given out by John Hays Hammond,
some mouths ago. If the deductions
drawn out by these gentlemen are cor
rect, and accepted by the British in
vestors, it will cause that class to seek
elsewhere for producing gold mines that
give evidence of having lasting ipiulitics.
It would i'ot be a bad idea, iH'rhapa, to
do a little advertising in Loudon re
garding eastern Oregon.
DIXIE MEADOW MINE.
Much Good Work Done-New
Character of Ore.
Miller cap protectors. T. 15. Harrison j
agent for Hakcr, (irant and Union!
Mining deeds for sale at this otrloe.
Five shifts of miners are at work on
the Dixie Meadows mine, three shifts in
the lower tunnel and two In the second
level. The lower tunnel is a crosscut,
driven to tap the main ledge at a depth
of MX) feet. This crosscut is driven for a
working tunnel, and will strike the
ledge at a distance of 4'.'K feet, provided
the dip of the ledge is continuous at
the angle of the ledge in the second
tunnel. Because of the permanent
nature of the huge crosscut, it is being
smoothed and timbered, graded and
drained with extreme care.
The work was begun about three
months ago and has progressed for a
distance of 357 feet. If no harder
ground is encountered the great ledge of
ItOO or 400 dollar ore will be struck in a
The second level was nrginally intend
ed as a prosjiect tiiiiuel, but is now be
ing used to block out a large Isxly of ore.
Through it two shifts of men are drift
ing on the main ledge, which shows a
steady pay shoot from two to twenty
feel in width for 200 feet along the
ledge the entire length of the drift.
The values are mostly base, in Iron
pyrites and sulphides, but contain a con
siderable ipiautity of free gold. The
latest developments show a slight
change in the character of the ore, the
difference being a deeper vellow in the
pyrites, and large deposits of very rich
galena. This latter may greatly simplify
the reduction of the ore.
Mr. Hash, who is spending the holi
days with his family in John Day, says
the boys are in good spirits, and many
of them are down from the mine for the
holidays. Ho presented a news reort
er with samples of the flKIO pyrite ore,
and of the newly found galena strike.
(irant County News.
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