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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (July 22, 1903)
SUMPTER, OREGON, JULY 22, 190$.
MILL TO BE BUILT AT
THE GOLDEN WIZARD.
Decided At Tacoma Meeting Of Board Of
Directors Monday To Install
Plant At Once.
A 100-ton capacity mill is to be
erected on the Golden Wizard at
once. J. M. McPhee, superintend
ent of the property, returned this
forenoon from Tacoma, where a met
ing of the directors waa held Mon
day. 'He saya the decision reached
by the directors was to proceed at
once with the erection of a plant.
While he states it was decided
generally to put in a 100-ton plant,
it is possible that it may be more
than this, as the plans have not been
Various machinery companies
were represented at the meeting but
it was concluded not to adopt any
special kind of mill until the ore
has been thoroughly tested and it la
found what sort of machinery la best
suited to its reduction. In con
formity to this plan several tons of
ore will be shipped to Ban Francisco
and Denver, whero thorough tests
will be made, lu the meau time the
various machinery companies will
submit plans, and a choice will be
arrived at as soon aa the returns
frost the ore are received.
It U the purpose of the company
to start the construction of the pla&t
a the aoonest time possible and
Superintendent McPbee states that
the mill will undoubtedly be in
operation before the first of the
Development operations are
procedlng very satisfactorily at the
property. The drift tunnel is now
In over 450 feet and every energy is
being bent toward blocking out ore
before the mill goes into commission.
Dr. L. O. Miller, of Three Rivers,
Michigan, president of the company,
who stopped over In Sumpter on
bis way to Tacoma, returned east
after the ad journment of the meeting.
FOUR FOOT ORE
Assays Reported In The Stand
ard Vein As High As
Dr. Ed W. Mueller, general maun
ger of the Standard, returned from
the mine this week, and reports that
the drift on the Cleveland vein
from the Standard tunnel No. 1 has
opened a four foot body of ore
carrying a value of $30 to the ton
with ten per cent copper. No length
is given, but it Is stated that the
shoot extends foi a considerable
distance. Recent assays, Dr. Mueller
says, from the rich shoot on the
Standard vein ran as high as 1500
in the various metals characteristic
of the property.
A corps of engineers is now at
work making surveys for a patent for
water rights aud for the permanent
workings of the mine.
A big amount of development is
being done. In the underground
.workings crews are employed, it two
shifts at five different places of the
mine and operations are being carried
on more extensively than ever before.
Lookiag for Miaiog Property.
L. B. Wlokersham, of Portlaud,
who spent some time in the dstrlct
looking up a mining proposition for
Portland people, returned yesterday..
It is understood that be fouud what
be waa looking for, though uothiug
definite waa learned.
an Idaho concern.
These properties are locnted near
tho Morning Star group in which
Judge Newbury is interested. It is
understood tluit work Is to start ou
them at ouco.
Imperial Sending Out High Grade Stulf lor
Captain Paul, manager of tlu
Imperial, states that he is shipping
three touB of ore a day. The ore
is being hauled from the mine in
wagons aud stored here uutil
arrangements cau be made for Its
Already thirty-live tous have
accumulated, which Captain Paul
says will average 900 to the tou.
Superintendent Nelson, of the
Alpine, waa lu the city today after
some supplies. He states that a
road la being built to haul lu the
machinery for the saw aud stamp
mill. The sawmill is already here
and will be installed as soon as the
road Is completed. The machinery
for the stamp mill is expected soon.
MILL AT THE
Machinery To Be Purchased
TWENTY TON PLANT.
Will Be a Kinkaid Plant With Woodbury
Concentrating Table Manager Ray
Lett Today for San Francisco lo Place
Order Sawmill Belag Intuited to Cut
Idaho People Will Operate la tbc Mormon
Judge Newbury received informa
tion from the Mormon fiasiu a' few
days ago that the Head and
Kunbrough mine has been sold to
Idaho people for 125,000 with a cash
payment of 95,000, aud that the
Tarbell group in the same district
has been sold for 140,000, also to
Sixteen Feet Wide And. Car
ries Uniformly High Values
Late reports from Dear Utilch,
where ' the rich deposit of free gold
was discovered In a limestone
formatiou a short time ago, state
that the ledge has been crosscut,
showing a width of sixteen feet
carrying large amounts of free gold.
W. Wade, general manager of the
Scaudla Tunnel compauy, who is
also interested in the liear Uulch
proposlton, was at the proorty yester
day. He states that the rock Is rich
lu free gold boyond any question,
aud the values appear to be uniform.
The ledge he says Is slxteou feet wide.
It is Mr. Wade's opiniou that the
gold really occurs in the llniestoue
aud that it is not confined alone to
the siliceous seams, as is held by
some; He says that there is every
appearance that the rock will carry
uniform values . aud that its high
grade character will continue. This
unusual deposit of free gold has
attracted a good deal of atteutiou
aud a great many uiiulug men have
visited the property.
Frank Ray, manager and part
owner fo the Dixie group on Uranlto
Boulder Creek, left today far Ban
Francisco to order macbia'ery for a
mill to be Installed on' the pro
perty In a short time. John 8.
Laldlaw has prepared plans and It
Is tho purpose to get the plant In
operation as soon as possible.
It is to lie a twenty ton fonr foot
Kinkalrtl mill with a 7x10 lllakn
rock crusher aud a four foot Wood
bury concentrating table. The
Klukaid mill operates centrifugal)?,
and while It Is new lu this district,
it Is said to be well suited to soft
ore aud low grade propositions.
Water power will lie employed
to operate the plant. A 500 foot
flume will be built from Granite
lioulder creek and a turbine wheel
will probably lie used to run the
macbiuery. Aocordlug to the plaus
prepared by Mr. Laidlaw, the mill
will bo so arranged that Its capacity
cau be increased without-'much
additional exiense. The matter of
increasing the capacity was bourn
in mind when the plans were made,
aud It Is stated this will likely
follow at an early date.
The company has purchased n
saw mill having an H,000 foot n day
capacity and this is being installed
to cut lumber for the b'ulldngs. A
force of tnou is also at work getting
out timbers, and will finish next
While the Dixie group is a low
grade proposition ou the whole,
some very rich finds have l--n iimde.
The chief merit of the property Ih
the Immensity of the ore bodies.
Theto gcuerujly speaking are low
grade, but are of an extent to warraut
continuous operatlou on large cale.
Manning A Welvh fold lot eight
in block one, Kills additon, thitt
week to O. C. Wright, who will
erect a Tteveu room house ou tho