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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 12, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, August 12, 1903
OLD ARASTR A.
President Saylor States That
Property Is Making
Professor .1. F. Saylor, of Spokane,
president of the Old Arastra Mining
company, operating In tliu (intuitu creek
diHt riet, spent come timu at the property
recently, looking after development
work. C M. I-Wutt, a well known
mining engineer, recently examined the
property, and bin report was not only
extremely, favorable but he decided to
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Hint; mi iiiicirni ill illi: llliuc.
The crosscut now being driven in in
15(1 feel, having cut seven ledges, in 1 1 1 i h
distance, all carrying good valueH, Six
sacks, of ore taken at random from L'OO,
nave exi Ilngly catinfactorv awr-1
iiKt'Ct Professor Saylor Mutes,. It is a I
smelting ore that will yield good ri"
turiiH. The average of all the assays, '
taken from the ledges, in from f.'l'i.
There are several blind ledges on the I
property anil il in thought that in all I
ten will he encnuulered, counting the
H-vcii already cut. The format ion
In granite, whicli, contrary to precedent,
it Ih Hinted Ih heavily iniiierali.ed. The
veiiiH are widening and growiugdecided-
ly richer with depth
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rofi'Hior Saylor wan. formerly super-
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iinviiwi-iii. in iiiii iininiiiir pi'iiiiiiin. iiiil nil i
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U llfltL ll.t.ltllli Illu ..llltr.a Him lit lilu '
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mining interests, llo eft ih week
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PRODUCTION OF PLATINUM.
U. S. Geological Report For 190?, Now
The rcH.rt for HK)l! to the United
KtiiteH Liiiiliiifli'iil Hiirviie mi tin timilni.
ti d 1.1.1111111111 iii 11KI-' Ih i.i.w In nr..HH. !
Tint ri'iHirtiH in two purtH, the llrnt In- j
lug the reMirt proper, by Dr. .loneph
StrutlierH, und the necoud being a impel"
by I'rof. J. F. Kemp on platinum in the I
Itaiuliler mine, Wyoming.
The production of platinum from do-
mcHtic ort'H in the 1'uited Staten de
creased from l,40S ouiicch, valued at
fL'7,il'(l, in 1IHM the largeHi output re
corded by the geological mirvcy hIiicu
1HH0 to til ouuceH, valued at f 1,814, the
Hiiuilli'Hl production hIiico IHiCI. In con
nection with the plrttiiiuin there wan
alno nbtaiiitsl from the oren 'M Hue
ouiictm of Iridium, iih auainnt LTill ounceii
in I1K1I. The domi'Htic nupply of plat
inum in recent yearn ban been obtained
an a Heeoiidary product chlelly from gold
placer deponitH In Trinity and Shasta
couutii'H, California. It in reported that
the metal occurs, though not in com-,
niercially rich deHisitH, in many other i "olved away leaving a beautiful Htruc
gold placers of California, iih well an in turn of leafy and apparently crystalline
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
Colorado and Alaska. The Humbler
mint', Wyoming, continues to attract at
tention, and during the year ti consider
able iiiautity of the metal was collected
but not marketed by the Waratah Min
erals company, at Kerby, near Grant'H
runs, Josephine county, Oregon
The Itusslan sources of platinum sup-
ply, which furnish about IH) per cent ol i
the total consumption of the world, are
comparatively limited. The platinum
bearing ores extend along the eastern
watershed of the Ural mountains in
eastern I'erm and along the watershed '
The iuiKrtM of platinum into the
United Statea during UK):' were valutd
at 11,187,1)80, nh compared with $l,oU.V
81)5 In 11HU.
I'rof. Kemp's paper contains a brief
description of the situation, toiograpliy
' "'"' fwlnisy of the Rambler mine, which I
' !h in Albany county, Wyoming, about 4H ,
miles nouthuest of Laramie, near the
headwater (if Douglas creek, in the
M.Miicins jtow nioimtiiitiH ; n dft-criptiou I
ol the Kamnler dike, antl an account of
( the oru body itK'lf. Great interest was
1 excited late in 11)01 anil early in 11)02 by '
tliu finding of the, platinum group of
i tnutalH in tlit' copper ore of tliu initio and (
by the Reparation from the oru of sper- I
r.vliu'. Ilrsernle of platinum. I he
' lc,l ! "t yet been extracted on
tliu commercial scale. The paper Ih il-
liiHtratctl by a mapof the Humbler mine,
( MiniiiK World,
, POE A PROPHET. .
Diicovtry of Helium Proves That He
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Wat More Than Poet.
The discovery of the metal helium
i proven beyond ijucHtirm tlmt F.dgar Allan I
I'oe wan more than a poet u genuine .
prophet. The application of sulphuric!
lucid to the mineral cleveitu ciuihch hel-1
; ium to form, and helium Ih lighter than
I'oe, in IiIh story of "Hans i'faal," de
scribes jiint such a metal iih helium.
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llml. . .. ..... .
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the pannage where the prophecy of hel-
iumV discovery appears.
"I then took opportuuitii'H of convoy-
ing by night to a retired situation east
of Uotterdum live iron-bound casks, to
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Miriiiiiin iii'hiii fill, tlliwiin I'm II, llllll iiiiu
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" uie "irgcr si.e , six nines, wircc iiiciich
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in diameter, properlv shaped, and ten
li'iit in length; a iiuantity of a part culir
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metallic substance which I shit not
name, and u dozen demiiohiiH of u verv
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i minium iii:iii i iiu Klin in uu luriucu
from these latter materials iHiigiiH never
yet generated by any other iiernon than
niyelf. I can only venture to nay that
thin h a t'oiiHtitueut of azote, ho long
coiiHidered irreducible, and that itn
deunity Ih icliotit .'17.4 tiinen less than that
of hydrogen. It in tasteless, but not
o'lorli'HH ; buniH when pure with a green
Ml tlmw' H'"1 '8 "Htniitaiieiuly fatal
u"i""11 "."-Nw York Coinmer-
GOLD IN LIMESTONE.
Mr. Hubbell Cilet Other Inilancei Than
the One Here,
Frederick N. HubU'll, secretary of the
Miut'M K(uipnient company, San Fran
cisco, in a recent letter to The Miner,
"Noting the article in ii recent issue
of your hht of the occurrence of gold
in limestone, it recalls a sK'cimen of
cr.Vhtallireil limestone (calc spar) some
yearn ago, iH'longing to Mr. Coryell, of
"There wan no doubt of the character
of the gangue, it being pure rarbonate
"i lime, an the gangue wan entirely din
Kd, the acid lined being dilute hydro-
"This occurrence has also liven noted
in the ort'H from the Gleenon mine (King
of Arizona) if my memory is not at
"The verilled report of the occurrence
of gold in a pure granite outcrop and in
payable iuautitiin, verifying what I
l"'e personally seen in t-eyenite, in
Mexico, makes us sometinus wonder
with the senator, 'Where we are at.' "
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