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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1904)
THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, April 13, 1904
FIFTY DOLLARS A DAY
This is What J. P. Richards Made For Three
Fifty ilollnrH 11 ilny strikes the
iivoragii man iih 11 pretty fiiir wage,
lull IIiIh ,iiiiiI probably more, In what
.1. P. KIcIiiimIh Iiiih to IiIh ciodlt In
tint yullow for iilioiit three days work
in tlio vicinity of Autiiii 11. Mr. Rich
nrilH loft lieiu lnnt IiihI week to do
Home prospecting down tlin Aiiliurii
way. liy 11 system of pocket tracing
known iiiiiiiiik proHpeotois. ho located
11 rich iiiiirt. stringer Home four f turh
4h wldn In Woo Cmiyoii, 11 mill)
north of tint deserted village, on 11
southern itxpoHiiru whoto the snow Iiiih
Mr. Rlchartla icturncd todiiy Ho
found tlio pocket Huudiiy mid began
sinking on It, taking out between
1 nt) to S'JOO In gold Tim nuggets
range III h-ii from pin hernia to peas,
mid 11 few Imghr. Hi) Iiiih Hiiuii) oxcop
tliiuiilly beautiful specimens ot packet
gnld.Thcic In 0110 good hIimI liagmcut
ofiiinil7, which liu did not crush,
mid which In lilcially held together
Ity pnitltih'H of nold. TIiIh piece Im
osllniiitrs en 11 1 11 i iih iilioiit $10.
The Hold wan tlist eucoiinteied at a i digging lor pocket cold. Ho wiiHwlth
depth of about two feet mid linm'Mr. Nenl in the same capacity held.
NEW VEIN AT
M. K. II11I11, iiiiiiiiiucr ol the Over
laud, caiiiit in limn thu piopeity lift
night. TIiIh was IiIh Hist visit to It
since he came back hum the cast
mid he is well pleiiM'd will the de
velopment piouicsn dining IiIh hIi-
The vein icceutly cut, he says,
measlllcH between font and live teet
and cmiicH good viilues. 1'IiIh Ih the
Ihiid vein cut, and the only one ho
far sinming on the suifnce. The
other two weie blind. The ciosscut
will be continued lor two other leads
known to ilt, mid in the meantime
the veins cut wll be diifled on.
Mr. Ilaiu iui'ieased his Imce ot
men today, and another I ne mice will
lie made in a few days.
lie says the snow Ih ten feet deep
but Ih veiy sold and he bad no
double in walking over It without
webs. Nor tin the Kinds yet biokeu
up sulllcleutly to prevent travel. He
will send out four tons of supplies
Some Initios About Rocks.
Theio are thiee kinds of rock
found in the earth's crust Igneous,
nielaiiioipblo and stratified. The
igneous rock is divided into two clas
ties the trachyte aud lava. The tra
chyte, en named because of Its rough,
PRETTY FAIR WAGE!
in The Vicinity of
this cm down to eight feet the depth
nt ufiifh Mr. Richards ipilt, It come
in rich. The (piurtz 1h largely decom
posed. Tliu stringer was found in h
porphyry dyke. This Ih not the first
1118(11110! of rich pockets having been
discovered in the vicinity of Auhiini.
One iiihii in reported to Intro tHkou
out S 1,1100 iiem thoro lust Hiinuuer.
Another took out 8800, aud there aro
uumnrouri Instances of smaller llnds.
'J'h I h Ih th' territory from which thu
Aiiliurii placers so celebrated in curly
history drew- their eurichinunt. Mr.
Richards Iiiih located on the cliiitn and
named it the Florence. Hut he will
probably leave next week for (iraud
F.iicamptiietit, Wyoming, to taku a
placu with thu Knciunpnieijt smelting
company iih cm pouter loremau, ami
will turn IiIh mining claim over Joe
Chappcllcar to look after, ('nir II
Ncal, former superintendent of the
Humpler smelter, in now with thin
company and Iiiih oireied Mr. Rich-
ii it h a good Milnry If he will take the
place, lie thinks thin will piobalily
alloid a mom steady Income than
gillty Iccllug. it is pin out) mid has
a white, may or black color and is
usually poiphjiltlc. Lava Is a In in
) applied to the melted mallei which
IIowh in stiemiiH from volcanoes. It in
j porous and spungy. This is found
mostly in volcanic unions. Meta
j morphlc inckH me those which have
been alteied by heat, muistuie mid
'piessiiie. Hot lava pcuctintlug sed
imentary nick mnteiially chaises
its chmacer. The clay Is tinned to
slate, the limestone to nimble, and
emthly sandstone and clay nicks Into
granite, the layers lie! ng eutiiely oh-
liteiated mid the tuck cemented to
gether in a solid body.- l'aclllc
GOOD PROGRESS AT
THE YANKEE GIRL
C!uy Picrson and R. Mellrlde, of
the Yankee liirl, out the Hear (iulch
way, came in this morning from the
property. They report good progress.
'I he shaft is now down over thirty
live feet and the ore, they state, is get
ting better with every, shot. The
vein is twelve feet wide, as shown in
the crosscut above. The shaft was
started ou the baugiug wall aud will
be contluued till the foot wall Is
eucoiinteied, wheu the ledge will
agaiu be crosscut.
The upper crosscut showed both
walls well detlued.with high grade ore
ou each and ore of a good milling
quality making up the rest of tlio
roiu. J'lie ore, It is stated, shows
twelve per CM! lit of high glade gold
sulphides. Work ia to tut steadily
continued this summer.
A. P. Smith, superintendent of
thu Victor, in the Cracker Creek dis
trict, was in town today ou Ida way
to thu attend repuubllcan county
coutveiitlou to be hold at linker City
Mr. Smith eays the live drill com
piessor recently installed is giving
(tood service anil excellent progress
is being mude. NotwIthstandiUK the
fact that the rock in the, crosscut uow
being driven is exceedingly hard,
between four and live feet are being
made a day. Recently a throe and
a half foot blind vein was cut. carry
ing good gold aud coper values. The !
union of copper aud gold is someth
ing uow in the Cracker Creek district.
Mr. Smith looks for a lively season
in tbo Cracker Creek district this
year, lio baea his conclusion on
the fact that more work ia being done
011 veins paralleling tbo mother lode
than ever hefors in tho history' of the
camp. Ho says:
"Hitherto the majority of mining
operators in the Cracker Crcok dis
trict have been con'lued to the moth
er lode, but much attention is uow
being paid to sldo veins ami there
is no reason why these should not
prove just as rich as the mother lode.
For Instance, the Cracker Oregon
will, I understand, start its mill in
a short time, the Midway is making
excellent piogiess, with the promise
of opening up a big mine, the Victor
Ih going ahead, mid numerous
smaller ptnpcmcH located ou side
leads are making piepmatioiiH to do
a lot of work this summer. The
gcucial indications are that things
will be lively iiioiinil llourue during
the coming teuton.
WATER AND LIGHT CO.
TO RESUME WORK SOON
The gucratnr for the Water and
Light company's new plant is ex
pected to come in a few days. It
was shipped fiom New Yoik Match
'.!,', and should be heie sometime
uc.t week at the outside.
The coin puny will lesume woik ou
1 ue power nouse ami pipe line unw.l
In a short time. The only tiling
that is keeping hack thu work is the
snow, and it it continues to disappear
as iiipiilly as in the past few days, it
will not be long before it will bo
out of the way. The power house was
pietty well tluiushed last fall when
work had to ou suspended ou account
of weather conditions, and much was
done toward the completion of the
Buck Gulch Placers.
Amos aud Joe Weaver left today
for the Ruck (iulch placers out the
(iiauite way to see bow things are
shaping up for begiuulug work. The
ditch is some six miles loug, aud if
the water is runulug.tbey will turn it
iu to melt the snow out. The placers
will be operated just as soon aa
weather conditions will permit.
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