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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1903)
SUMPTER, OREGON, AUGUST 26, 190.
RARE MINERAL FOUND
AT STANDARD MINE.
Remingtonite, a Rose Colored Hydrous Cobalt
Carbonate Discovered And Identified
At This Well Known
Remingtonite, a Very rare mineral
hitherto unknown in the district
and found in but few localities in
the world, was discovered and identi
fied at the Standard a few days ago.
It is a rose colored hydrous cobalt
carbonate occurring as a soft in
crustation, frequently in connec
tion with ordinary cobalt ores, and
sometimes on serpent! uo. The
specimen discovered carries about
thirty per cent cobalt, and is a
beautiful rose colored mineral with
a shade of gray peculiar to the gold
cobalt ores of the Standard. Com
mercially it perhaps is worth no
more than the ordinary cobalt ore
found at the property, though the
discovery is of rare interest to the
mineralogist or metallurgist on ac
count of the scarcity of the mineral.
Remingtonite was discovered in a
copper mine ut Fluksburg, Carroll
County, Maryland, in 1852, by Ed
ward Remington, superintendent of
the mlno, and was named after its
discoverer. There are few, or porhaps
no other localities in this country
where the mineral has been identi
fied, and its discovery at tho Stand
ard is an eveut of importance to tho
The Standard is attracting atten
tion as a many metal proposition.
It is claimed to be tho only gold
cobalt mine in the world, and it was
only recently that the discovery of
platinum in commercial quantities
was reported. Now comes remiug
tonlto, ono of the very rare minerals.
until tho shaft is down 300 feot, on
account of the water which would
now bo encountered.
Mr. Henuossy says tho hoist is in
good order and doing lino execution.
It bos a depth capacity of 700 feet.
Hold Griffin Lctud.
H. B. Griffin has leased Hotel
Orlfflu to Mr. EvanBton, formerly of
Quartzburg, Idaho. Tho now pro
prietor will take chargo tho first of
the month. Mr. UrltHn says ho will
retire from business and rest up for
a year or so.
Unwateriug tho Don Juau, Manager
Davidson states, has been delayed on
account of tho non-arrival of four
two inch oxpausion joints. He was
ready to start pumping flvo dayB ago,
but the lack of the parts noeded is
greatly delaylug matters,.
Two Well Known Properties
Are In Excellent
SEWER BIDS REJECTED.
Council Will Not Take
Matter Again Before
AH, bids on tho sewer bonds wore
rejected at last night's meeting of
the city council, and It was decided
not to take up the matter again until
the first of the year. Four bids
were received, three of which were at
par and the other at a premium of
eight mills. Only one bid was ac
companied by the necessary certified
check. It is stated that it is not
probable the, council will take any
further action in the matter before
the first of the year.
The city engineer was Instructed
to establish grades on Columbia
street botween Granite and Auburn,
and on Granite street from tho bridgo
to Bourne avenuo.
A bill of 820.25 was allowed tho
Bend Buyer for advertising tho sower
AT GOLD BUG GRIZZLY.
Shaft Down 225 Ft Drifting to Small
Vela ol Property.
Superintendent Jack Honnessey,
of the Gold Bug Grizzly, states that
he now has tho shaft down 225 feet
with a station cut at the 200 foot
level. He is also drifting to the
small vein, a distance of twenty-five
feet. This vein shows a width of
seven to ten feet' The main vein,
which averages between fifteen and
twenty-five feet, is forty feet from
the shaft, and will not be crosscut to
Professor H. H. Nicholson, of tho
chair of chemistry in tho University
of Nebraska, and also well known as
a consulting mining euglueer, who
has boon spending somo tlmo In the
district examining d liferent proper
ties, came in from tho Black Jack,
operated by Judgo M. B. Reese, of
Lincoln, and tho Oregon Monarch,
ono of tho Kllloii, Warner, Stewart
At tho Black Jack ho states the
crosscut is in over 200 foot and has
encountered throo or four good veins
iu this distance Tho main lead for
which tho work is bolug carried has
not yet boon reachod. Tho plan Ih
to drive ahead for this lodgo and
later return and explore tho veins
already cut. It is thought that sev
eral others lay between tho present
workings and tho main objective
point. Tho bunk, boarding and
offices have been completed.
Tho Oregon Monarch, Professor
Nicholson states, Is also In good
shape. The winze is down twenty
five feet In four and a half feet of
good looking quartz, and tho indica
tions are that another vein will be
soon reached on this crosscut.
HIGH VALUES IN
GOLD AND COBALT.
Rich Shoot Broken Into Last
Week at The Standard
A four foot ore body on tho Clove
land drift from the Standard tunnel
was opened up Inst week at tho
Standard. The pay shoot gives high
values chiefly in gold and cobalt, es
pecially in tho latter. While tho
avenigo is not stated there aro pock
ets containing almost pure cobalt.
Tho rich ore was encountered on tho
east wall of tho Clovolaud vein.
Dr. Ed. W. Mueller, general man
ager of tho Standard Consolidated
Mines company, E. F. Warner, of
Milwaukee, auditor of the Klllen,
Warner, Stewart company, John
Phillips, of tho company's Milwau
kee office, and a party of ton eastern
investors and mining meii, were at
tho property shortly after tho rich
ore was brokou Into. Tho eastern
people were very enthusiastic over
tho strike and express thomselvos as
well satisfied over tho showing tho
Standard Is making.
READY TO OPERATE.
Smelter May Blow In Now at
The Rod Boy Ih now hauling con
centrates to tho smelter. Tho com
pany Is also gottlng ore and concen
trates from four or live other
properties and tho general surmise Ih
that tho smelter will bo ready to
blow In very shortly. Coko Ih now
being unload od, the siding has beon
completed and everything appears to
bo in roadinesH at the plant for oper
ation. Dr. EJ W. Mueller, manager of
tho Oregon Smelting and Roflniug
company, states that no date has boon
set for blowing in, and it Is not
likely that ho will givo out tho in
formation in advance
D. L. Killen, president of the Killen
Warner Stewart company, and H. L.
Stewart, vice president, returned last
week from a suicetsful trip to Spokane,
relating to the mining interests of the