The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905, September 02, 1903, Image 1

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Fifty Foot Vein Cut At Dixie
A Hundred Ton Concentrating Plant Be
ing Installed Will Be In Operation
By Middle of October Road Com
plcted Thomas McEwen, of Sump
ler, to Haul Machinery From Whitney.
Charles Thomas, representing tlio
FnirbaukH aud Morso compauy, ro
turned Monduy from tho Dixie Mead
ows whore IiIh compauy ia installing
a 100 tou concoutratlug mill. Ho
says thnt tbo roportH of tho big Htriko
nt tho Dlxio Meadows bavo not bcou
exaggerated. Tbo ledgo on tho lower
workings was crosscut showing a width
of fifty foot between wiiIIh, tbo cntiro
distauco being in a Koud quality of
milling oro. Ho regards tho Dixlo
Moadowa aa one of tbo immousoly big
propoaltinus of Eastoru Oregon.
Mr. Thomaa atatoa that tbo mill
will bo completed aud in operation
by tbo middlo of Ootobor. Tbo
Dixie Meadowa road which ia llvo
miles In length baa been completed
at a coat of 85,000, aud Thomaa Me
Ewon, of Sumpter, baa tho contract
for hauling the machinery from
Best Yet Encountered in The
. F. Warner, auditor of tho Kll
len, Waruer, Stewart company, re
turned yesterday from u visit to tho
Standard. Tbo faco of tho lowest
drift on tbo Standard veiu, Mr. War
uer states, shows some of tbo hit-beat
cobalt values yet encountered in tbo
Mr. Warner brought in a line of
samples, and while they showed Reed
values in gold, the cobalt values were
particularly encouraging. The drift
on the Cleveland vein la in three feet
of good ore.
Zoeth Houser, vice president of
the company, took a crew of men to
the Standard yesterday to grade a
road from the county road to the
initio and also to cut wood for the
wlutor supply.
Sample of Ore From Shaft Goei $41 47
To the Ton.
Fred Nnrthup, owner of tbo St.
CharloH group in tho Cable Cove dls
trlct, returned yesterday from tbo
property liuviug finished the assess
liiont work for thia year.
Tho drift on tho veiu, Mr. Northup
state, luia been carried in seventy
llvo feot and tho entire dint unco well
timbered. Tho abaft ia down on tbo
veiu sixteen feot, and a sample taken
from tho bottom ran 841.47 to the
ton in gold. Tho group cotitaitiH
four full claims aud present indlcu
tlouiia point to ita becoming a good
property with development.
Finithed Contract.
Frank Flaunnry nud ltoy Wencoa
law bavo Mulshed a 400 foot contract
at tho Alpine and bavo undertaken
another of 200 feot.
Mr. Nelson Leaves and Mr.
Rearden Takes Charge
Of Property.
Phil Rearden, formerly supcrin
tondeut of tho Kurtz-Chattcrton miuo
at Grand Eucampniout, Wyoming, ar
rived hero laat week to take tho sup
oriutendonoy of tbo Alpine initio in
tho placo of 11. W. Nolsnn, who re
signed on account of bis health. Mr.
Nelson was preparing to move liia
family from California hero, when ho
became affected with something like
pleurisy which fulled to yield to
treatment aud which ho tliiuka at
tributable to tho altitude. Ho left
today for Denver whore bo will apeud
Home time before returning to bia
homo at liodlo, California.
Mr. Nelson, who ia an experi
enced miuo superintendent, baa noth
lug but praise to say about tbo Al
pine, and the district generally. He
thinks the Alpine is going to make a
big producer at no distant day.
Tho nowsuperintendont, Mr. Rear
den, was met here by Colonel John
T. Grayson, aud taken out to the
property. He came back yesterday
to see Mr. Nelson off. He also Is
favorably impressed with the Alpine
and thinks It la bound to become a
great mine. Mr. Rearden says be is
glad to get into a gold camp again.
Hla work recently baa been in con
nection with copper and lead prop
erties. The machinery for the twenty
SEHTtMBER 2, 190J.
stamp mill to bo iuatnlled at the Al
pine haa arrived in Portland from
San Francisco, and will lie hero in a
stort time. In the nu'iintiino tbo
sawmill ia cutting lumber for tho
buildliigH and everything ia being
Hindu ready for the new plant.
Located Between Here and Granite By
E. J. Wallace, who haa been oper
ating an electric locating appaiatua
in tho district for some time, baa lo
cated llvo cliiiniH for himself at Cold
Center, about aix miles from tho city
on tho (irunito road.
He Iiiih jitat finished bia location
work, and Ih greatly pleated with tho
claims, which bo states are to bo
known aa tbo Wallace group. Tho
veiu tshows respectively aixteeu,
twelve, fourteen aud llvo feet on tbo
different claims, and Mr. Wallace
aaya that free gold ia plainly vlalblo
iu the ore. It ia u alnklng proposi
An Eminent Geologist Well
Pleased With Cracker
R. M. lireretou, tho well known
geologist aud mining engineer of
Portalud, came in this morning from
Harney county, where ho went to re
port on an Irrigation project In the
Harney Valley. Lust week Mr.
lireretou visited the Cracker Creek
district to make a geological report
for interested parties. While he haa
visited tho various other mining dis
tricts in Eastern Oregon, thia waa hla
first trip to Cracker Creek. Ho ia
very favorably Impressed. Ho aaya:
"I regard tho outlook of tho
Cracker Creek district very promis
ing. I went through aovoral of tho
in lues there, aud took a general stir
vey of thia region. It certainly
holds out tho promlao of becoming
one of the important mining sectloua
of tho country."
Mr. lireretou is u geologist, uugl
neeer and mining man of wide repu
tation, not only in thia country but
in Europe. Ho held au important
position In connection with the con.
structiou of the Peninsula railroad
in India, and was the first consulting
engineer to the government irriga
tion board in California. As a geol
ogist and mining engineer he Is re
garded aa among the best in this
country. Mr. lireretou left for Port
land this afternoon.
NO. 52.
Spokane Capitalists May Build
Dredge And Work John
son Placers
A. llurch, of Spokane, who with
Frederick llurbrhlge, Iiiih taken an
option on the Johnson placers at
Crane Flats, seven niilea north of
(irauito, came in ycHtoiday from tbo
property on bia way back to Spo
kane. A Keyatoue drilling machine
la now iu operation at tho pincers,
and Mr. I lurch atatea that tho
ground la to be thoroughly prospect
ed to determine whether it ia worth
while to take over the property aud
conduct operations on au extensive
scale. Several holes have been put.
down so far with good results.
If tho propert ' la taken over It
will bocomo a dredging proposition,
for whicu conditions are said to bo
extremely favorable since the bed
rock will not average more than
twelve feet iu depth.
The Crane Flat pincers have been
operated for tho laat twenty yenrH by
a man named Johnson, and it 1h
stated good leturna bavo been yield
ed. However, much of the ground
remains yet untouched, and if tho
prospect work proves it to be sulll
clontly rich extensive operations may
bo expected.
Messrs, llurcb aud litirbrldgo also
bavo a bond on the independence,
which they are developing to deter
mine the merits of tho property.
Face of Bannockburn Drift
Highly Mineralized.
Smpeiiuteudeut Jackson of tho
Highland mine came iu from tbo
property today. He states that tho
(ilasgow drift shows good mlneraliu
tiou for the entire face, and bo thiuka
that probably tho Hanunckhuru shoot
is bolug n cured.
C. E. Nuhca aud Jacob Krauss, of
Flora, Indiana, who are stockholder)
In tho Highland, arrived iu the city
a few days ago, aud yesterday In
company with President Sorousou
loft to visit tho properly. Mr. No boa
1b editor of tho Ktiterprise-Sentlual,
of Flora, and Mr. Krauss la a promi
nent builuess man of that city.
Go Eait.
J. F. Sheltou, secretary of the Nell
J. Sorensen compauy, left today for
the east on business connected with
the Arm. He will be absent two or
three weeka.