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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1903)
Wednesday, September 2, 190
THE SUMPTER MINER
AT THE ADELENE,
prolimiuiiry electrolysis for eliiuinut-
Property Getting Better
Wnrron Ciiule, superintendent of
the Adeleue, In tho Cracker Creek
district, who wax in from tho prop
erty thin week, whites Unit everything
is looking better than over there.
Ho has finished tho surface explora
tion oil tho lodge for a dlstiineo of
1.500 feet, tho outiro distuneu of
which shows exceptionally good
Tallies. At 0110 point where tho
ledge was npeiiuut it showed a width
of eighteen feet, twelve inches of
which ran over 81,000; at another
point tho pay streak was two foot
with an average, of 880; a third open
cut revealed a shoot of live foot with
810 ore. Tho trenching on the lodge
throughout thoontiro distance named,
Mr. Cable states, has given most sat
isfactory lesults. Tho oio, he says,
is practically the same In character
as that found on tho liuckoye and the
(cat American, which carries such
high values in fioo gold, and his
property, lie thinks, beyond any
ipiotsiou has the sumo lead.
The main work Is now being done
on tho crosi-cut. This Is in titty feet
with about llfty more to drive befoie
tho ledge is reached. It will give a
deptli of 100 foot, but by drilling ii
depth of 'J,ii00 feet can lie attained.
Air. Cable expects the owners of
tho properly tiom Newcastle, Penn
sylvania, hole in a few days, and it
is probable, he states, that arrange
incuts will be made for a mill when
TREATING SULPHIDE ORES.
'ing the oxygen of the oxychlorido
formed in boiling down the solution
of zinc chloride. Stciiihart has pro
posed to evaporate the solution of
zinc chloride under a vacuum, in
order to produce tho neiitial an
hydrous chloride, but . slier oft and
Srtlnolmruo have not followed that
method, having found that with cau
tious boiling down there is not much
oxygon in tho Dual result.
Tho current elllcioucy in tho elec
trolysis of tho molten zinc chloride
Is very high. Tho vats are very sim
ple, being merely Iron cases lined
with lire brick. Tho zinc chloride
soaks into the porous brick and
solidities somwehere, so that it is
really a vat with zinc chlotide walls.
The vats are Internally heated, as in
tho cat-0 of aluminum smelt ing. The
cathode is fused zinc and tho anode
is carbon. Some makes of carbon do
not stand well, but suitable carbons
stand permanently; chlorine has no
action on tho carbons. The vats are
kept under a very light suction so
(ha if there ate any leaks the air goes
in instead of chloiiue coming out.
Tho carbons do not become heated
enough to bo burned by this small
admission of air. Since the vats ate
heated by tho excess of electric
power over the chemical, the linger
the coll the lower the electromotive
foice, so that if tho cell wein large
enough, tho clcctromotho force
might bo reduced to the point cor
responding to the heat of formation
of zinc chloride at that tempcratuie.
At tlrst, great dilllculty was contem
plated in handling the chloiine gas,
wnich has to bo pumped into the con
verter under a piessuro of ten to llf
Icon pounds per npuiro inch. It has
been found, however, that theto is
no dilllculty in this, and that a prop
erly designed pump will run continu
ously, day and night, without trou
ble if tho chlorine be dry. The dry
ness of the chlorine is of vital im
pel tauco. Mining World.
New Process Invtuied by Jtmtt Swinburne
Ar.d H. A. Athcroit.
In a paper lead before the 1'aiii
day society duly 1, lOOII. James
Swlnobiirn described ti.e pio.-ont
status of the process for treating
sulphide ores, invented by liiiu and
elaborated by him In connection with
K. A. Ashcroft. The novelty of the
process, which receives the more con
sideration because of the high stand
ing of its inventor, is such that
the icxults of a practical application
are awaited with interest. It has
not yet lccolvcd such an application,
but tho experimental work is being
done on a rather huge scale, which
f-hould give reliable results if prop
erly conducted and consideied. In
tho paper heio roferiod to Air. Swln
burn gives few additional details, but
it is interesting to note that he
states that the decomposition of sul
phide ore by chlorine has been
elfeuted on a large scale with perfect
success, as has also been tho electrol
ysis of molten ziuu chloride. Tho
latter is very Important, since it has
not previously been successfully
elfocted, although it has licen at
tempted by numerous investigators.
Air. Swiuobiiru states that so far a
current of .'1,000 amperes has been
used, but u vat with capacity for 10,
000 amperes is now being tried.
Above that size tho current will lie
inconvenient. With tho small ruts,
of U,000 uinperos capacity, four volts,
por coll is needed, but with 10,000
amperes, throe volts should do, al
though iu estimating it is best to
count on four; however, this allow
ance should cover tho power for tho
. REV. WILDER RESIGNS.
Will tie Transtirwd To the Put Sound
Rev. .1. AI. Wilder, of the Alelho
dlst chinch, ictiirued yesterday from
the Idaho conference which convened
at liolso. Kev. Wilder has t-oveied
his connection with the Idaho con
ference and, therefore, his pastoiate
at Humpter is ended. At his own
request, lie states, lie was trutifeirod
to the I'uget Sound conference,
though tho assignment of a charge
will not bo known until that body
meets. Ills successor Is Rev. N. Al.
Temple, formerly of Idaho Kails,
Idaho. lie will bo tieio about the
ilth or 10th of tho month. He bears
the leputatlou of being an able man
and of having done good-work at his
Itev, Wilder and family will leave
as soon as his appointment is made,
which will probably be within a
week. As stated in last week's Is
sue, he has accomplished a groat
work here In building up the church,
and his congregation and friends gen
erally express regot over ills de
New Company Organized.
John U. English and Frank Bald
win have organized the New Century
Exploration and Investment com
pany, with headquarters in Chicago.
It is presumed that 'this company is
for tho purposo of developing some
mining properties In this district, in
which tlioy aro interested. Air.
English is treasurer, Air. lialdwin
eecrotury, uud J. W. AlcCoy presi
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