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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 18, 1903)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, Noven b i 8 19"
MORE RICH ROCK
PROM MT. RASTUS
Bonta Orders Exten
sive Work on His Claims
To Be Done.
Jacob Erpenbeck, the Philadelphia
millionaire, who accompanied Major
I. W. Jiontn to Oregon Inst weok,
returned Monday fiom a trip to the
Mount KiiHtiiH fliotrlot. JIo was
shown the workings of the Excelsior
and First Site claims and got his Hint
view of gold In its native and free
state. With 1111 onthutiliiHin perfectly
justified under the circumstances he
Hooured two claims on Murray Hill
mill when he arrived in liakor City
Immediately made arrangements for
doing development work on a largo
E. A. Iliitehlns, who located u
group of claims tor Major JJuutu, has
lioou iiiHtruotod liy IiIh priuoipal to
expend 95,000 on the Kroup no
quickly iih possible.
To a Herald man the Major wild
"There seems to lie it division of
opinion iih to wheher there is any
phouollte in the CnmpUrock country.
One mull hiivh there Ih niid another
uutiiit lit iih the I'ontrary. I perHonally
don't care a simp of my lingers what
the formation Ih, provided it carries
Kold. It may lie phonolite orpetrllled
lititfalo t'hlpH if It Ih niirlferoiiH, I
The linker Ulty-Orogr.n Wonder
electric railway will run within u
few iiiIIch of Mount ItnstiiH and
Major Uoutu desires that develop
ment woik lie at once performed on
thin Kroup of i'IiiIiiih, in order that he
limy determine whethei or not to
liuild a lirauch Hue to the new camp.
The llrst account fiiiuiHhed the
public by Dr. W. A. Hciitlryx on IiIh
new cyauldiiiK process, which Ih
expected to work wonders on treat
Iuk llopublio oren, Ih given in The
Hpokt'Hiiiaiievlew. Dr.Heudryx says:
"It Ih a process for the extraction
of the pieciotiH metalH from ort'H mid
mill tailings by meaiiH of cyanide of
potiiHHiutii in very dilute Holutioii
(usually one piiuud of cyanide per
ton of water) and depositing the
liietalri ho dissolved upon metal plates
by the agency of an electric curieut.
The essential mechanical feature
Ih the lleudryx agitator, which cou
hIhIh of a cylindrical tank having a
conical boltom. In the center of
the tank Ih a cylindrical well, in
which a vertical shaft rcvolvcn, carry
ing two or more screw propellers,
and driven by a pulley above the
tank. In the tank, ouUido the well,
the anode and cathode platen are
placed and supplied with cuireut
from a hiiiiiII dynamo.
The ore Ih crushed to the proper
HiieuetiH and charged into the agitator,
together with the water aud chemical.
The revolution ol the propeller in
the well creates a strong upward
curreut theie, which immedltely
starts agitation iu the tank and
circulation of the whole charge
upward through the well and donwrfrd
through the electrically charged
plateH. Thus extraction of the gold
and silver by cyanide, through the
aeration of the charge, and deposition
of the precious metals are going out
at the same time.
"When the extraction la completed,
which takoH usually from four to eight
bours.a valve Ih opened In the bottom
of the tank and the whole contents
discharged into a settler, whence
the Holutioii in pumped back to a
storage tank for further use, and
the exhausted tailings run to waste.
"The claims in ado for the process
are: Flsrt, that it will extract all
tho values that any cyanide process
can; second, that It will deposit the
precious metals In tho form of mar
ketable bullion without tho interven
tion of any troublesome precipitating
and refining process; third, that it
will make the extraction with less
cyanide, on account of the perfect
aeration aud the regonorating action
of the electric current; fourth, that
It will do this work at a much less
expanse for plant and operating costs
than tho ordinary methods; fifth,
that It is especially adapted to hand
ling tailings from amalgamation and
ooiicentiatlou plants already equip
ped and running."
A small plant is now ruuniug in
tho oro testing works of O. M. Fas
Bott, 7012 Main avenue, Spokauo,
The cost of crushing n samplo of
100 pounds aud testing it by tho
lleudryx process is 125. which in
cludes assays of heads and tailings
and solution every two hours during
the rim. also a complete report of tho
chemicals used, temperaturo and cya
nldo consumed, as well as percentage
of extraction and probable cost of
working tho ore. In some iiistancos
a single run will demonstrate the
adaptability of this process to an oro.
In others, two or more trials at
dilfereut flncHiicHS of oro or with
dtlfereut chemical or electrical con
ditions are desirable, aud if the oro
carries much free gold it is necessary
to make an amalgamation test bofore
cyaiiidlug. For a thorough test, a
sample of IIIH) pounds should bo sent
aud the charges will run from 050 to
100, depending upon the work re
quired. These tests are made under
the personal supervision of Mr. Fas
sett, and the results are reported and
cert i lied to by him.
AS TAUGHT BY MAIL
"My good mail, you cau't talk min
ing to me. It Ih ii humbug ; nothing
but ail outright robbery."
Having spoken, a dark-eyed,
shaggy -browed individual paced to
and fro over the olllce rug. He was
doing the tiagedy act for the four
hundredth time that mouth. It was
alvMiys IiIh lug I lining, liecause he
thought it was impiesslve, aud having
taken ii correspondence course in
"presoual magnetism," he was nut
at a loss to know how to chill the
blood In the agent's veins.
Turning on his heels, IiIh anus
folded and his chin pressed into IiIh
collar, the man of worldly wisdom
u la rod dowu with u glassy eye at the
uufoitiiuate mining man.
The agent didn't sav a word.
Seeing that he had made the proper
Impression at the outset, the man of
worldly wisdom sauk into his chair,
breathed a sigh aud began just as
lesson No 2 told hiiu to do. That is,
he did what the Melancholy Dane did
"S-i-r!" he rolled out, "I am a
man well along In years and I have
bud a s-e-a of experience." Here be
extended his arms to show the size of
tho sea. "During me travels I have
been in many, many lands, I have
made money barrels of It, oceans of
It, tous of It, and I have lost all but
a paltry house and a lot iu the sub
urbs." "Out we can get around that all
right, if you don't want too much
time, I'll fix your installments."
"Do you think, dear sir, that I
would buy? Do you know who you
The Eighth Wonder of the World
looked fiercely at the mining man
and the mining man gazed calmly
"Why this sourness, brother?"
asked the agent, feeling that he had
a case of some kind of insanity to
"Why? Why? Hal ha" there
wasn't much of a ring to this laugh,
but it is pait of the stage settlug, so
it must stand. "Ten years ago I was
Induced to put teu thousand dollars
In a building aud loan association.
1 lost It!"
"Naturally," suggested tho miu
"Seven years ago I put three thou
sand dollars iu living machine
"That, I suppose, went up iu the
air, didn't it?" This from tho min
ing man. '
Without heeding this fling of ven
eer humor, tho Eighth Wonder con cen
tinued: "Five years back I ab
solutely donated four thousand more
to a uicksllvor proposition."
"Fleot-footod Mercury," chimed in
tho mining man.
"Three years ago I put eight
thousaud lu SpindloTop. "
"Another eight thousand in
circulation." said tho agon t. figuring
the while on the margin of tho
prospectus be carried.
"And last year ah! last year"
"I presume that your dealings
thou were with the rofereo iu bank
ruptcy?" Inquired tho obliging man. I
"Nay, brother; Inst year 1 began'
paying alimony." j
"My good mau." said tho milling
man, rising. "I could not take your
money if you willed it. Your case
is too Mid, and besides, I bolieve
that your'e a hoodoo."
Aud he left tho reminiscent iu-1
vestor iu tears not at the agent's
departure, but because on the morrow (
ho had to write u one hundred -dollar i
check to his severed better half, as .
directed liv tho court. Consolidated
Consignment of Ore From Pyx. I
The Sumpter Sampling Works has.
received a consignment of oro for
treatment from the Pyx operated by i
A. E. F. Starr iu the Greenhorns, i
The company continues to receive
good patronage from neighboring
properties, aud the now industry is
proving a decided success. ,
Work at Alamo Mill.
.1. P. Mcliiilgau, superintendent
of tho Alamo is hero today. He says i
that with the exception of the Hume I
the new stamp mill is practically '
ready to operate. The flume is being '
completed as rapidly as possible and '
will be finished iu a short time.
Thinks Well of Gopperopolis.
C. T. Mixer, of Salt Lake, returned
today from makiug au examination
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