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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1903)
SUMPTER, OREGON, JUNE 17, 190$.
GOLDEN WIZARD WILL
BUILD 100-TON PLANT.
President Miller Will Be Here July JOth,
When Plans For Mill Will Be
Jt is announced by the managment
at the Golden Wizard that the build
ing of a 100-ton concentrator and
cyanide plant will be undertaken at
n early date. President Miller, of
Three Rivera, Michigan, will be here
about the 10th of July, aud a meet
ing of the stockholders will take
place at Tacoma on the 20th, at
which time plans will be perfeoted,
and arrangements made as to the
definite character of tbo plant. The
company has had this matter undor
advisement for somo time, aud it is
thought that the enormous extent
of the ore bodies now being opened
up fully warrant the installation of
machinery with the capactiy named.
In tho matter of transporting
heavy machinery to the property tho
company is at u decided advantage,
einoe the mine is located only ono
and a half miles from a branch of
the Sumpter Valloy railway, aud
reached by good roads of excelleut
grado. It is the purposo to com
plete arrangements as soon as pos
sible and got tho machinery on tho
ground whilo the roads are solid.
The mill will probably bo In opera
tion before the end of fall.
Some tlmo ago Superintendent
MoPhee had undor odvlsomout tho
proposition of sinking a three com
partment shaft, but ho came to the
conclusion that this would be too
expouslvo at prosont on account of
tho heavy How of water, and to lot
tho mattor stand until tho mill is in
oporotion which will pay develop
ment oxponttes. Tho Wizard vein is
now being drifted ou at tbo rate of
flvo feot a day, and tho contract will
be completed by Augutit 1.
Susauville, came in from tho property
yesterday where he has been at work
for somo time. Considerable de
velopment has been doue showing a
good grade of ore with a vein from
four to seven feet in width.
HIGHLAND A GREAT PROPERTY.
Mr. Lee, of North Dakota, Examlnci
Mine and Well Pleated.
John K. Lee, of Wutipeton, North
Dakota, a stockholder in the High
land, in company with Nell J.
Soreuseu, president of the company,
visited tho property this week.
Mr. Leo was exceedingly well
pleased with the district in
general and the Highland In par
ticular. In the iustauce of tho
Highland ho states that alter u carof ul
examination ho found the property
vastly better than he anticipated.
Ho Is well pleased with tho man
agement of tho mluo and is contldout
that it is one of tho comlug
properties of. the district. - x
In Addition to Stamps Lumber
Plant is to be Installed.
AT GOLD BUG.
President Van VIeet Takes
Out Party of Iowa Investors.
President Van VIeet, of tho Gold
Bug, took a party of Iowa capitalists
to tho property tho other day. Ho
returned today and the party will
spend a few days iu tho Greenhorns.
Mr. Van VIeet says that tho Iowaus
were well pleased with the unusually
flue showing made at tbo mine.
He is preparing to increase his
working force, and Is now getting out
timbers to build additional bunk
houses and a dining hall. The
blacksmith shop has been moved to
a more convenient locality and oper
ations are steadily going ahead. Mr.
Van VIeet brought back a quantity
of samples rich in free gold.
Vialted the Standard.
Hon. C. J. Warner, of Lincoln,
Nebraska, a schoolmate of D. L.
Killen, of the Klllen, Warner,
Stewart company, was in t bejel ty
last weok, aud in ail o a trip to the
Standard. Mr. Warner aud his
Nebraska friends own largo blocks of
Standard stock. Ho mudo u thorough
examination of tho property aud ho
was well pleased, stating that ho is
fully convinced that It will become
ono of tbo groat milieu of Eustron
STORM KING GROUP.
Development Proceeding and Good Copper
Ore Being Uncovered.
President T. J. Costollo, of the
Forest Mining company, operating
tho Storm Kiug group, iu the Cable
Covo.dlstrlot, states that work is now
being prosecuted iu tho Honest
Dollar tunnel, an extension of tho
Tho tuunol is being headod for
tho shaft sunk last winter, at which
point a depth of .100 feet will be
attained. Tho distance yet to drivo
is somethiug over 1,000 feet. A
good quality of copper ore, ho states,
is being uncovered, aud the vein is
seven feet between walls.
W. A. Boyce, one of tbo owners
of the Mary McLane group, near
MAXWELL MILL TO START.
Repairs Completed and Plant Will Soon
be in Operation.
W. C. Buss, superintendent of tho
Maxwell, states that tho mill on tho
property will lie started up In a few
days. It bus been udergolug rcpalra
for somo tlmo, but these are now
A winze Ih being sunk from tho
No. lfi to the No. 18 level, a
distuueo of .'100 feet, while work Is
being continued ou tho No. 15.
Tho Maxwell hus a high grado
sulphide ore, slmilur to thut found
iu tho Highland which adjoins It.
Colonel John Temple Grayson,
second vice president aud general
manager of the Alpine Consolidated
Gold Mines company, operating tho
Alpine group In the Cable Cove
district, was iu tho city this week to
meet his superintendent, H. W.
Nelsou, aud confer regarding tho
work at tho mine. In addition to
tho twenty-stamp mill which wan
ordored from the Hisdoti Iron Worka
of San Francisco, Colonel Grayson
states that he has placed an order
for Immediate shipment with tho
same people for a sawmill with a
dally capacity of 10,000.
This plant la expected to arrive
In a short time. It will be put in
oporatiou as soon as possible to'cut
lumber for tho buildings to bo
orocted on tho property. Colonel
Grayson says ho will have tho
machinery going as soon hh money
aud muscle can do it. Iu tho
uioautlmo Superintendent Nelson Ih
pushing operations at the initio as.
rapidly hh possible.
SUMPTER SAMPLING WORKS. .
GOOD ORE AT LUCKY BOY.
Development at Property Vcrv Encourag
ing. A. P. Jones, president and general
manager of the Lucky Boy in tho
Bouuuza district, came iu tho other
duy with a lino assortment of high
grade samples from the property.
Thoy ure good louking gold sulphides
taken from a seven foot breast on tho
Tho drift Is being carried north ou
tho hanging wall, und Mr. Jones states
thut the ore Is constantly improving.
It Is practically the sumo character
of tho Bouuuza ore.
Dtilllng CsntMt at Bourne.
The drilling match between Dun
Duun and Zeb Ray, and Joo Johns
aud Gus Heudesrou, mentioned
elsewhore In this issue, will be
pulled oh" at Bourne, Friday, for u
purse of 8100 aud a side bet also of
8100. The meet will be open to all
comers and no entrance fee will be
Plant Will be In Operation by the 10th of
Tho building for tho Sumpter
Sampling works is iieuilng com
pletion, and the machinery Ih ex
pected to arrive any day. The main
part of tho laboratory equipment Ih
already here. It Is the present
intention If no hitch occurs in have
tho plant in operation by the 10th
The management slates that already
over 81,000 worth of work Iiuh been
contracted for which demands
Immediate attention, and the plant
must bo going ut the earliest possible
WORK AT LITTLE CRACKER.
Force Increased and Lead Will be Reached
Tho management of the Little
Cracker, In the Cracker Creek
district, increased its fence last week
and night aud day shifts are now
being worked. It is thought tho
loud will bo reached by the end of
tho mouth. Eighty feet was driven
ou tho vein In tho Putuiim claim,
and when this was completed It wuh
thought best to drop down to the
Zenith In order to gain more depth.
Operatlous uro being conducted
now at this point and will he con
tinued hero until the lead is reached.