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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1903)
Wednesday, February 2;, .90$
THE SUMPTER MINER
Produced in the United States
Last Year $318,300.
The following preliminary report
of the precious stones industry for
1902 is submitted by Mr. O. F.
Kunz.of the United States Geological
The year 1002 has been remarkable
In the precious stone industry in
America in a number of particulars,
among which the following may be
especially neted: The finding of a
new locality for sapphire in Montana
a new creek, in the bed of which
sapphire Is found associated with
gold, as in the Rock Creek region
at Vogo gulch, and on the Missouri
near Helena; tho further development
of a now mino of tho blue sapphire
in Fergus county; and the continued
workings of the other two mines in
tho same state. Thou comes tho
mining aud dovolopmont of tho old
beryl localities in Mitchell county,
N. C, and tho dovolopmont of the
beryl loclllty at Grafon, N. H.
An amethyst mino has boon opouod
in South Carolina, and two now
amothyst deposits havo boon found in
tho stato of Virgrlula. Tho mining
of rubollito in Sun Diego county,
Cal. continues and a now doposlt
near Banner in tho samo region liau
boon found. Tho further develop
ment of chrysopraso in Tulauo county,
Cal., and tho discovery of a now
locality in Buncombo county, N. C,
aro to be noted. A doposlt of
vosuvianlto (idocraso) has been dis
covered in central California. Tho
output of turquoise from eight or
mora western localitos continues,
and has boon discovered at two lo
calities in Alabama, tho most oastorly
region yot known for that gom.
It has boon ho groatost yeur on re
cord for the importation of diamonds,
pearls and othor precious stones,
and is notable also for tho patenting
of threo new forms of brilliants
ono with 88 facots, another with
108, aud tho third, a most ingeni
ous system of concaving tho eight
tomplot faces on a brilliant, and also
concaving the faces octagoual, and
of producing other quaint forms, tho
claim in all instances being a greater
Tho imports also of topuz, both
tho true and tho so-called Spanish,
Saxon and Scotch varlotios, of coral
in dollcuto tints of pink and of sood
poarls and poarls in ropes, are worthy
Tho following tablo gives tho pro
duction of precious stones in tho
United Statos during 1002:
Sapphire, - - - 8110,000
Beryl, - - - 4,000
Peridot, --- 500
Quartz, - - - 12,000
Quartz, smoky, - 2,000
Rosso quartz, 200
Gold quartz, 3,000
Rutilated quartz, - 100
Agate, - 1,000
Moss agate, ... 500
Chrysoprase, - 10,000
Slliclfled wood, - 7,000
Rhodolite, - - 1,000
Garnet, (pyrope) - - 1,000
Amazon stone, - 000
Turquoise, - - 130,000
Mesolite, - - - 1,000
Pyrite, - - - 3,000
Anthracite ornamonts, 2,000
Catlinite plpestone, 2,000
This gives a preliminary total of
1318,300 for 1002, as compared with
1280,050 in 1001, and 9233,170 in
MORE LAND OPEN FOR ENTRY.
Department of the Interior,
United States Laud Office,
La Grande , Ore., Feb., 0, 1003.
Notice ia hereby given That the
official plats of the surveys of Town
ships Nos. 7 S. R. 47 E. ; 7 S. R.
48 E. ; and 6 S. R. 48 E.. havo been
received at this office and the same
will be filed of record In this office
on Wednesday, tho 15th day of
April, 1003, and that on and after
that date this office will bo prepared
to recolvo applications for tho entry
of lands in said townships.
E. W. BARTLETT, Register.
S. O. SWACKHAMER, Recelvor.
The Mormon Temple.
The Mormon tomplo at Salt Lake City
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well constructed religious edlflco in the
United States, if not in tho world.
Corner stone laid AprilO, 1853, rap stone
April 0, 1802 and dedicated April 0, 1803,
over forty years of constant labor being
consumed in its construction. This
magnlflcen structure 200 feet long, 100
feet wide is built entirely of Utah white
granite, beautifully carved, symbolic of
the Mormon faith, surmounted by bIx
towers, the highest being 230 feet from
the ground, supporting a bronco statue
of tho angel Maronl. The cost of tills
building is about $0,000,000. There arc
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City of interest to tho traveler or tourist
where a day can be well spent. Tho
Rio Grande is tho only Trans-continental
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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of the Interior. (
Land Office at La Grande. Oregon. Feb. 7, ioa. (
Notice If hereby given that the rotlowlni-nameJ
settler hat filed notice of hla Intention to make final
proof In aupporl cf hit claim, and that said proof will
be made belore George F. Ward, U. S, commis
sioner at Canyon City, Oregon, on April 6, iooj, via:
H. E. No. r9).
of Austin, Oregon, for the w K n e K s VniW
Sec to. t w X n w X Sec. ao. Tp. it S.. R. EWM.
Ht names the following witnesses to prove Ms con
tinuous residence upon and cultivation uf said land.
via: John S. Gutrldge, Lewis Hess, John Kelly, of
Prairie City, Oregon; and G. W. Dart, of John Day,
c w. DAKiiBTT, Ktgtster.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of the Interior, i
United States Land Office. I
La Grande, Oregon, Jan. 14, loo. )
Notice la hereby riven that the followlnr named
settler hat filed notlct of hit Intention to make final
proof In support of hit claim, and that said proof will
bit made before Charltt H. Chance. U. S. Commis
sioner, at Sumpter, Oregon, on March r. 100.
via: H. E. No. U.
WALTER H. VAN DUYN,
of Sumpter, Oregon, forth nW nwtf taction it,
township 9 S. R jtIWM.
ne names me roiiowing witnetset 10 prove nta
continuous residence upon and cultivation of said
land, vli: John A. Johnson. William & Weed,
Marlon 'Beamer, and Edwin J. Yowig, all of Sump
ter, Oregon. ,
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