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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1904)
Wednesday, May n, 1904
THE SUMPTER MINER
GREAT ACTIVITY IN
BEAR GULCH DISTRICT
FOR SALE 1
Strike at Golden Chariot has led to Numer
ous Locations in This
According to S. A. Polkoy, ouo of
the owners of tho Vnukeo (ilrl, out
the Hear liulch way, thuru is nn un
precedented degree of activity in
that section. Tho illstr lot Is only h
few miles Ijelow town. Considerable
tittetitiou was called to it Inst summer
mid full by tins (Unco very of rich gold
deposits in limestone, tit what is
known as the (iolden Chnriot prop
erty. Since then Mr. I'ulkey Hiid
(iny Piereon huvn been putting In
pretty regular licks at thu Yuukcu
(ilrl. an adjacent locution. Speak
ing generally of the locality Mr.
"There tipcat's to lie ax much In
terest centering in thu Hear (iiileh
district as almost any other tilmtary
district to Similiter. Prospectors are
out early anil l:itn and almost every
available lociitinu in that J vicinity
Iiuh been tiled upon. A man hy thn
numi) of Peterson has iiIiiIiiih on which
he lias taken a Portland man in, and
propitiations for extensive work In
being made. A. J. J) my has clalniH
also which he is preparing to work.
Numerous other locations hare houn
made and every indication polntH to
an active buasou. Tho situation is
greatly ill its favor, it Is only 11
shoit distance from Sumplni'.wlth ex
cellent roads intervening. 'I'lii) din
trict lays well, with every advantage
for electing mills or shipping ore to
the smelter hero. In this respect
the locality is almsot Ideal. And
It has been demonstrated that there
Is good ore to be found, rich ore In
fact, and 1 can see no reason why
the Hoar (iulch section should not
come rapidly to tho front. Public
atteulnu was called to thu district by
the (Inlden Chariot strike, and since
then prospectors havo Inst no tlmo in
netting hold of adjacent claims."
At Mr. Polkoy's proporty, hiqh
grade tellurides of gold have been
encountered, samples of which have
run as high as i? 1,(1811. Mr. Pelkuy
hrotihgt. in some of the same stulf
when he came in Inst night, lie
picked it out of thn dump. It Iiiih a
faint rcHcmhlmiiiKO to galena, but
assays have showed that It runs high
in gold. It is uticuotitered in the
porphyry seams of the main vein,
and its presoncu would rouder the
entire tiiensure of pmphyry u valu
able milling proposition. In fact it
would he extremely easy to mill.
Tho tutliiridu apprciiiiig ore is very
friable am weathers inpldly, show
ing evidently a percent of lime in its
composition, which Is characteristic
of ores In the locality.
The Viiukee (ilrl is now down
about thirty Ike feet, and has en
countered the foot wall. Mr. IVlkey
says he will sink fiom twelve to
llfteeu feet more and then start to
FIRST PAYMENT MADf
ON GULDEN CHARIOT
Dr. Hrock received today tho llrst
paymeut on thu Golden Chariot
claim, the in in Ink' property in tho
Hear (iulch lime formation, the rich
cold llnd that was the sensation of
last t-eiiMiu in em-tern Oregon.
The purchasers are New Voik mid
Philadelphia ciipialisst. The par
ties to tho deal will not statu for
publication the purchase price, but
it Is reported to bo something like
810,01)0. The amount of the llrst
payment is also withheld, but The
Miner learns from a reliable source
that an olfer was some weeks refused,
which Included in Its provisions thu
payment then of S'J.iiOO cash,
81), 000 in thirty days and 8'-', 500
every mouth thereafter until paid for.
Dr. Hrock says that the bond spec
ifies that work shall bu commenced
Juue 1, and continued uninterrupt
edly until the deal Is closed and the
mine is paid for in full. It further
provides that thn ore can be mined
and milled during the life of thu
bond, 50 per cout of thn product r
which is to be turned over to him,
which is to be applied on tho pur
chase price Elsewhere in Thu
Miner today Is a story regarding thu
great activity In that district,
aroused by the phenomenally rich oru
found in thu (ioldeu Chariot.
RASTUS DISTRICT IS
Davo li. Kisk. of linker City, passed
through to Whitney this morning
and retuuerd on thu afternoon train
to attour the democratic rally.
Mr. Kisk has mineral holdings in
thn Mount KastiiH distiict, which are
likely to provo very valuablu. Ho
says there Is ovory indication of ex
treme actlvly ill thn Itastus district
this season. There are lota of people
going in now, mid the new camps will
soon present n lively appearance.
To Start Placer Work.
A. S'ern. of (ieiser, was on the
train returning from (laker this morn
ing. Mr.Storu owns extensive placer
interests near tho llouatizu, on which
ho Intended to start work in a short
Ten Roomed Residence. One of the Best
Locations in town.
Home. Completely Furnished. Location
and Grounds Delightful. Piano, Large Range
and other valuable Furniture included in this.
Barn and Outbuildings.
New Six Room House and Lot, nicely lo
cated. Easy terms.
Choice Resident Lot near center of town.
$50, $75, and $lOO
Buy Choice Resident Lots not far out.
Buys House and Lot with Barn. A Com
fortable Little Home.
I am instructed to sell the Steam Laundry
business, of Sumpter, which is the Best Pay
ing Business in town for the amount of
capital required to handle it. Call ana see
me and gel figures.
Acres now under irrigation in one of the
best localities in Oregon. Are you interested
in securing a home of this kind, from 40 to
160 acres. These lanos in three years will
be worth three times what they can be bought
for at the present time. Call and see maps
and get prices and terms on this property.
Do you want something good in a Placer
Proposition? We have rich placer ground
near Sumpter, and an opportunity to secure
an abundance of water for long season's work.
Here is an opportunity for a person with
small capital, to secure a proposition with
such merit as will increase on investigation
in the estimation of the most critical ex
aminer. If interest. d, call and sec us and
One of the most attractive large bodies of
land in Burnt River Valley. Level as a
meadow. -Ml can be irrigated. Can be sold
in size tracts to suit the purchaser, at 15 and
less per acre.
JESSE HOBSON j w . MANAGER