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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1903)
Wednesday, February t8, 1909
Storm King is Guaranteed
THE SUMPTEK MINKK
A BUSINESS CONCERN
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 King Group, Cable Cove District, .January 4th, 11)03..
Shire our crew returned to work on the 2ith of December, work has steadily tirngroseil,
o than we were when we laid oil' for Christum. My hut average sample assayed 382.45
3 per cent Copper. The ore is now becoming more impregnated with Galena.
T. .1. Costello,
President Koicst Mining Co
We are now in better oit
Ciold; 80.18 Silver, and
J. L. CODY, Sii)criiitciident.
our system and methods.
We solicit your thorough investigation of
Write for Hearts, I'rospectus, and Maps of thin Great Group of Mines.
...Advance Mining Co...
Lock Box F
ROOMS 6 AND 8 GOSS BANK BUILDING
Storm King is Guaranteed
LOW GRADE ORE
With a Manufacturing
are much turgor ami more regular thnn
Fascinating iih Ih the oerution of
high-grade producers, thu low-grade
proposition npHulH more to the con-
ui.rvntli'i. nli.iiiidif fur iim.it t In nmniu
compared for successfully handling thu product Ih
I determined, it liccnmcs practically a
' ( til nil An it (l ! Itpnlukjl I I (in
MMiiiiaanv Y 'iin)nitWili
Thu successful operation of a low
grade mine invariably is ileeiulunt ukiii
thu haiulling of a maximum tonnage at
a minimum of uxk)iihu.
Thu name business shrewdness and
conservative liiittinoHD judgement Ih re
iuired to successfully oerutu u low
grade producer, as in thu handling of a
large mercantile or manufacturing
Thu successful operation of low-grade
mines is thu remilt of thu scientific up
pieatiou of economic principles to min
ing. Thu niinlug and milling machinery of
a low-grudu producer represents thu
It basln-en one of thu aims of Tiik
MtNKii to impress upon its readers and
the press of this country that informa
tion concerning largo Ixxlles of medium
or low grade ore existing in this section,
would have a greater tendency towards
bringing mining men of experience mid
capital hither, than any great pub
licity regarding scket tluds or rare
specimens of great richness.
It is gratifying to know that thu
Journal (or Investors has this same
opinion practically, as in the last issue it highest form of mechanical achievement
has this to say : ' . as applied to mining.
As more information is forthcoming ' "rent wealth is represented in our
in relation to the accomplishments of . low-grade ore duposits.
the various milling camps of Colorado It does not, howevor, necessarily fob
during thu year recently ended, it lie- ' llll ''very low-grade deposit will
comes mora evident tiuit tremendous develop into a Uomestako or an Alaska
strides were made Ih thu matter ttf tliw TrtMiilwell,
prolltablo treatment of low-gradu ore. , The value of a low-grade deposit Ih
While new hlgh-gradu ramps may lie deKndent Uhiii its amenability to some
found, thu future ol the mining Indus- treatment process, railroad facilities,
try of America is-dopeudent principally water, the machinery necessary to
umiii the bundling of a lower grade pro- oprutu on the scale which alone can
duet. niaku the haiulling of it profitable,
The industry of a low -grade camp in proper business management of the
of necessity upon a more substantial oieratiun.
basis than that of a high-grade ills-' A mountain of ore of too low a grade
trict. to be profitably handled is valueless, no
High-grade deosits, at) a rule, are ' matter if, as some prosjiectuses show,
erratic in their occurrences, and the
development of high-grade mines is for
the most part speculative.
1-ow-grade deK8its, as a general thing
the mountain is "all ore," and the ore ia
all "in sight."
Mining deeds for sale at this ollice.
A Writers Description of Some
of Our Most Optimistic
The following tribute to the American
pro8K'ctor was written by a party who
signes himself "Double Jack," and
whose address is given as Dillon, Wy
oming. It is said that over four millions of
the human race are actually engaged iu
mining. l'robably one-half ot this
number are in the United Slates, while
in the western States, including Alaska,
are the greater part of these.
Mexico ami Canada are great mining
tields, and prospectors and miners of
the Trans-Mississippi states make little
distinction to the country in which
they find ore; but the United States is
given the preference, largely because of
the mining laws and treatment and
In this country the government is
generous to the prospector, and holds
especially for him and his occupation
millions of acres of laud. This land is
given to him in blocks of a few acres
and no restriction is placed as to the
number of blocks one may hold, so long
a he takes care of what is given him by
annually improving and developing
The territory allotted to the miner in
the western states is, as a rule, in the
mountain regions, but ho is also given
wide areas in the lowlands, and a num
ber of deserts are put aside for him
where he often does well and produces
oven great wealth from the sands. In
short, his favored domain may be said
to extend from Alaska to far beyond the
Itio Grande, and ho makes small choice
between polar bears and tarantulas.
Taken as a class the miner is probably
the most optimistic of all the American
citizens not even excepting the
gambler. Life to him is a million dol
lar prt)osition and money making is not
of slowly earning and saving, but of
finding a life fortune all in a heap. The
dream of wealth is not a periodic
mental freak, but an abiding, ever-present
psycological condition ; and disap
pointment only serves to brighten the
It is this abiding consciousness of be
ing destined to find wealth that streng
thens the prospector to endure more
trying hardships than belong to the
lives of citizens of any other occupation.
It is this will-o-the-wisp that leads him
cheerfully through privations which
would causo the averago easterner to
give up the struggle even in its begin
ing. In short, the old time "hard-shelled"
prosector seems rather to court hard
ships, and the country that presents the
most stubborn obstacles is the one where
he seems to be most at home and most
To MimOwurs and Prosptitirs
If you have a meritorious mine
or prosiiect, and are not yourself a
capitalist, you can, by co-operating
with others similarly situated, sell
your property in half the time and
for double the money that you
could get by your individual efforts.
hi liriM Tktn It StrMflth
Writ, for Plan and Information to
Suttli fimril Stick Eitliiigi
001 New York blk, Seattle, Wash.
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