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I MINING I
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THE BISBEE DAILY REVIEW, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOL. 20. NO. 56.
MINES, MINING, LOCAL
Copper Production of
State Jumps Forward
AgainAsI. W. W. Leave
Removal of Intimidation and Insult Sees Arizona Camps Re
suming Operations With Higher Degree of Efficiency
and Co-operation Old Dominion Smelter at Globe and
Several Big Producers Again Working With Loyal
Forces Warren District Is Again NormaL
The short reign of the I. W. W. in Arizona mining camps is over anil
the "Wobbly." finding that his presence in the great copper state is not
wanted and will not be tolerated, is shifting his efforts to other sections of
the country where he has a faint hope that his welcome will be at least a little
less determined than it was in various parts of Arizona.
1 "And with the departure of "the man who would be king." the mines of
the state, that is. those that were affected by the "Wobblies'" treasonable
activities, are rapidly resuming normal conditions. The short-lived reign of
destruction has again been replaced by
tion and production. Arizona is again back in the race for the title of the
world's champion copper producer and every indication points to the fact
that this year, in spite of troubles brought by the I. W. W. under the guise
of labor disputes, she will prove more convincingly than ever her right to
the title. ' '
The I. W. W. strike In the Warren District Is a thing of the past.
The determined stand taken by the citizens and loyal workmen has made the
"Wobbly" but a disagreeable memory. All properties are working steadily
with practically full shifts of men men who can be depended on to stand
by Uncle Sam during the war instead of trying to trip him up. Business
conditions In Bisbee, Lowell, Warren and other cities and towns in the
district prove better than anything else that the day of the agitator has
completely passed. The big smelters at Douglas, which operated at almost
normal capacity throughout the local trouble, are now operating at top speed
to handle the ores that are being shipped down from the district. In order
to "make up for lost time" efficiency and cooperation to the nth degree
are necessary in every department of both mines and smelters. That effi
ciency has prevailed throughout the trouble in the smelters and, despite the
strike here, it was not completely lost In the mines, for there were hundreds
of loyal men who remained at their posts, ignoring Intimidation and insult
But, with the new class of men now employed, there Is arising a new spirit
of co-operation between old and new miners and their employers which would
indicate that a degree of efficiency never before known will soon be firmly
established in the camp that will Insure as much copper for Uncle Sam from
this district as could be produced under any circumstances.
A like era has dawned In Jerome and Globe. The Jerome "strike," called
by the I. W. W. closely on the heels of the Donnelly-Inspired trouble, fell flat.
The I. W. W. agitators soon found that they were not wanted. Both citizens
and miners arose against them. Members of recognized unions denounced
the strike. The agitators left town one day without waiting to apol6glzc.
The strike cloud disappeared and the producers and prospects are, like the
mines of Eisbee. operating unhampered and working at top speed to do their
bit for the nation.
Even at Globe, where the I. W. W. menace threatened to tie up the
big mines Indefinitely, the danger has passed. Loyal Americans are return
ing to work by the hundreds. The promise of protection by TJ. S. troops
of all men wishing to resume work met with a hearty response and proved
without a doubt that the rank and file of men In the district can be relied
upon. At seven o'clock on Wednesday morning the Old Dominion smelter,
pioneer reduction plant in the state, resumed operations. Intimidation has
not yet been completely stamped out in the Globe-Miami district and the
mines are not operating to full capacity, so the smelter is working with but a
part of its normal force. But the fact that It Is able to work at all. and is
steadily Increasing its force, is ample proof that the situation is making rapid
progress for the better.
The Old Dominion mine has also resumed operations on a reduced scale
In spite of the efforts of hundreds of pickets to prevent the men from return
ing to work. Two other big properties, the Iron Cap and Superior & Boston,
have also resumed. The Inspiration and Miami copper mines and the Inter
national smelter, at Miami, are ready to resume operations, In spite of re
ports spread by the I. W. W. that they
had been idle for the past month. Both
capable of working full shifts as they were the day they were closed down
because of labor agitation. Neglect did no damage, and both properties ar-j
In a condition to permit of production
the smelter, one report had it that It was out of runinng order and that Its
furnaces had been damaged. That this was without foundation was found
to be true several days ago. As a matter of fact, the smelter is in a position
to receive the ore as soon as operations
been employed at the big plant continuously since the strike was called.
The reports were circulated by I.
the men to remain out and to refuse
the same employed by the "wobblies" in every camp In the state which they
attempt to crush under their heel. But their efforts have been in vain, for
the copper production of the state is gaining every day. men are drawing
away from Instead of gathering around
of new properties goes ahead firmly
the fact that before many days every I.
and the miner, the business man, the
decide the differences that may arise
outside "delegates" from outlaw organizations.
the old. reliable policies of construe-j
were in bad condition because they
the Miami and Inspiration are as
as soon as they are reopened. As for
are resumed, a force of men having
W. W. leaders in an effort to Induce
to go back to work. These tactics are
the I. W. W. red flag, development
and steadily and everything points to
W. W. agitator will have left the state
citizens and the taxpayers will again
In any camp without the assistance of
RUSSIA'S NAPOLEON, WHO ROSE FROM POOR BOY TO SUPREME !
POWER, PLEADS WITH TROOPS AT FRONT TO AVERT DISASTER
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Two views of Kerensky at the Rus-
eian front just before the recent
j drive in Galicia. Arrow points to
kerensky in the larger picture.
Alexander Kerensky, heralded as
the Napoleon of the New Russia, has
once more gone to the front to stem
the tide of disaster which threatens
to overwhelm the newest democracy.
It was Keiensky's words cf burnine
11HL riUOLUl'i l!H0 riulLL ui
WORLD'S LARGEST COPPER MINE
(Special to The Review.)
WASHINGTON', Aug. 11. In Bing
ham Canyon, Utah,, near Salt . Lake
City, is the largest and most remark
able mining operation In the world.
Here, where infrequent rains once
washed furrows Into the sage-covered
slopes of the Wahsatch mountains, a
half-hundred hungry steamshovels are
now eating their way into the heart
of a mountain of copper ore not cop
per ore as ordinarily seen, rich and
heavy, in conspicuous seams and veins,
but a new sort of copper ore, rock
with such a scant scattering of copper
minerals that to the ordinary eye it
looks no more like ore than common
granite, rock so lean In copper values
that to old-line mining methods it re
mains as unprofitable to mine as com
mon granite. Yet this new type of
copper ore, developed not only at
Bingham, but recently also as a result
of its leadership at several localities
in the southwest, as well as in Mex
ico and Chile, is now producing more
copper than the whole United States
provided a decade past.
Here is an object lesson of the pres
ent, a vision of the future, that all
should see. It is now available for
all io see, for a model reproduction.
larger than an ordinary room, true in
detail as well as In general effect, has;
hPPn romnlPted and installed in the
division of mineral technology of the dad range, stripped bare of its man
United States National Museum. This!" of soil, raw and naked in its de
model has been prepared with faith-! niolishment. Terrace after terrace or
ful elaboration because it represents Bray tk- 25 in I jise step-like from
nnt nnlv nnlniie annlication of the1 the valley bottom, and extend like
relatively new open-cut steam shovel b'"" stairs to the very summit, sup
. . i: .t .,.. i. Dortine nearly 50 miles of railroad. As
unwific and imnortant source of the
itim ill uiiiiniK uuri ui lull. Min ai.-its u
essential metal copper.
This achievement of adding millions
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put is due to the vision and construe-, W ""X " " I shares at 25 cents. When all that ! Gold Mines company's workings. To
live imagination of a s ingle m.nd Xrge, nto long trim- of cars! stock is disposed of. less than 400.000 . be sure he had won fame as the cham
Twenty years ago the mining of rock eir charges h i t w of the w but he had
l wlilxh nnnpr tninprals could
scarcely i seen u.iu.n.... u,.
But one man dreamed and acted; and
the dream came true. He is Danlol
C. Jackling, first vice president and
managing director of the Utah Copper'
In 1898 Bingham canyon was a dis-l
trlct of small and none-too-flourisihng,
gold mines. Low grade copper ores
had long been known to be present,'
ever since in fact the Third Califor-i
nia infantry, stationed at Salt Lake
City in 1S63. varied their activities by;
nrosDectln in the neighboring moun-i
tains and drove a tunnel into the con -
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per-bearing rock. But rock carrying
In each ton onlv 30 pounds of copper.
and that ln the form of complex min-
Praia had to await large-scale enei -
neering ideas to materialize. Jack
ling made an examination of this un
gainly copper occurrence In 1898. He
saw its possibilities. He reported that
millions of pounds of copper were scat
tered through a mountain of rock and
that the copper could be secured at a
profit If operations were planned on a
large enough scale; in other words, If
mq mm fir
the whole mountain were demolished
in the process. But the idea was stag
gering, and not until five years later
did capital venture into this tremend
ous undertaking. Success has now
crowned the venture, ont merely ma
terial or financial successes, but suc
cess of deeper significance. We have
here the turning point between the
mining of the past and the mining of
the future. The bonanza type of mine.
in which rich values are eotten fromlpxartlv what thev intend to shin as
the earth with little effort, is fast be
coming obsolete, even in the unde
veloped regions of the globe. The
world must turn more and more to
low grade ores for its essential metals,
and the achievement at Bingham has
blazed the trail.
Ugly, Yet Fascinating.
Bingham canyon is easily reached
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from Salt Lnke City. After skirting
the spurs of the Wahsatch range and
passing the enormous mills and smel
ter at Garfield, placed at the mouth
or tne canyon, zu mues irom me mine,
to handle the thousands or tons or ore
that come down dauy, tne visitor s;
train turns into a narrow valley. Nearj
its head, he dismounts in a mining.
town, pressed between precipitous
slopes, smoky and noisy from passing
ore trains. If be cllmos tne steep
slope surmounting the place, he can
gain a panoramic view of the mining
activities. He sees a whole mountain.
resting against me cresi-nn oi a
anders up to the top
catches here and there puffs of white,
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wnere conuerous sit?aiu shuicio, iuuh -
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1 vet fascinatine this unwilling tribute
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OIL INDICATION IS
FOUND NEAR JEROME
JEROME. Aug. 11. The last ves-
, t tncre ,g oll , the
C!,,na was removed for J. J.
1 Pearls when he found a petroleum
" . Verde ear uhe ,Uoi
seep on the upper erde. near me uio
Verde Cattle company s rancn
Fearis found the seep right at the
' edge of the river. He scooped up
some of the black fluid and carried it
to camp, where he burned It to con
vince himself that it was really oil.
When he returned the Verde was in
flood and the Beep was covered.
While In the Cliino valley, Fearis
located for himself and other local par
ties seme of the most promising oil
( land in that whole region.
patriotism that started th driTl
early this month. I
Kerensky was born in Tashkent,!
Central Asia, of poor parentage. Hel
studied at Moscow, where he became
thoroughly imbued withhe ideas of
Socialism as taught byKarl Marx.
Soon after he was admitted to the
bar in 1902 he became known a one
of the shrewdest thinkers, speaker
and advocates of central Russia, j
OLD MOHAVE CLAIMS
WILL BE DEVELOPED
Exceptionally Good Showing have abandoned the property as worth-
of Ore Is Made by Granite le8S ftr havin &0 lt dePth
t . d C', J of nearly 500 feet.
romt rroperty, situated But Jack Mciver did not lose conn
Near Town of Yucca. deuce in the Telluride, In fact his be-
lief that it is destined to be one of the
JEROME, August 11 Arrangements big properties in the district was con
were made by the officers of the Gran-' firmed by what he saw on the cross
ite Point Silver-Lead Mining company cut and drift, blank and barren though
to place an exhibit of ore In the win
dow or a local store. They expect to
show the stock Investors of Jerome
soon as they are able to raise the
money necessary to build a road into
One sample of the Granite Point
ore, assayed a few days ago at the
United Verde Extension, ran lO.zo
ounces to the ton in gold and 73.46
ounces in silver. In addition to this,
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ciajmed that the company is in a po-
all the ore Is heavy with lead, it is
sition to ship four or five carloads ot
$75 ore without further devolepment
as soon as transportation facilities are
The Granite Point property is situ-
ated near yuccai ln Mohave county,
g,x m!,e8 of road mu8t be du1U to con.
. .. uh tha h,hwlv Kptween
CoDDervilIe HDi yUCCa. When that
road ,g constructed the ore can te
placed on the cars at very little
Something like half a century has
e,apsed gince the cla,m8 were flr8t lo.
cated by a Mexican. Over 30 years
ago they were located by Pete Miller.
Seven years ago Emil Hanman be
came interested with Miller. Later
W. D. Kinsey of Jerome and isbee.
became their partner.
Now Miller. Hansman and Kinsey
lt.h"v organised the Granite Point Sil-
ver-Lead Mining company, with
I oanitallTMtlnn rf filM ftflO K ha res TtlPV
have secured a nermit from the corno -
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rntnn commission to sell 100.000
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Considering the limited amount orj"-"'"8 ul uls B"1
-wionment accomnlished. the show
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remarkable one. Some 300 feet of
work has been done and the greatest "e saw possibilities here tnat naa
depth attained is 150 feet. On the sur- apparently escaped the supposedly vi--face
the ledge Is from eight to ten I of tne engineers and mine
feet wide but in the main tunnel it is ! managers. Sending for his old drill
much as fourteen feet wide. : I ln Partner. George . Long, tne two
of them went to work underground in
It is feared that war demands for. the Tom Reed
oil may bring about conservation or-! 'hile working they studied cond!
der. Data secured by the navy indi- tions and the nrst chapter of resuUs
cates that the total shortage may from this study was the United East
amount to over 120.000.000 barrels. rn. lying alongside the Tjiu Reed to
Production is expected to decrease e east.
about 9.000.000 barrels unless navy re -
fields is increased.
Drastic regulations aimed to prevent l be th6 raak'n8 f a"ther
export of brass, lead, copper, nickel JU8t west of the 1'jm Reed,
and other base metals necessary ln
making war munitions, are announced London cable says that Scandinav
by the Swedish government. Similar stocks are soaring, as they are
regulations are expected to be adopt, wanted for exchange purposes in view
ed by other Scandinavian countries of the abnormal exchange rates. The
and by Holland as a result of Amer- Swedish 3 per cent loan is quoted
lea's embargo. ' at 109-
WORK AT TELLURIDE
CENTER OF INTEREST
IN OATMAN DISTRICT
Long and Mclver, Men Who
Made United Eastern, Again
Establish Themselves as
Leaders in Development
OATMAN, Ariz.. Aug. 11. Interest
Is centering more strongly than ever
on the developments at the Telluride,
where the vein will be opened for
the third time within the next few
days. In fact, the shaft has cut into
the hanging wall of the great Telluride
vein and a cross cut is now being run
to determine the wide and character
of the formation.
Nowhere else in the entire district
is the fact better illustrated that depth
is essential to the making of a mine,
than at the Telluride. Long Mclvor,
discoverers of the United Kastern,
carried the shaft down to the depth
of 475 feet but encountered a large
flow of water. Their aim was to reach
a depth of 600 feet before cross cut
ting to the great Telluride vein. Not
being equipped to pump several hun
dred gallons a minute they decided to
cross cut to the vein, and in the mean
time wait until the Aztec shaft on the
Tom Reed property adjoining had
reached the same level or a lower one.
On Same Vein
If the Aztec pumps drained the Tel
luride it would pi'jve that the Tellur
ide and the Aztec are the same or con
necting veins. Such proved to be the
case, but in the meantime a cross cut
and a couple hundred feet of drifting
was completed on the Telluride vein.
The net result of this exploratory
work was to disclose a very well defln.
ed vein, carrying some quartz, but no
i values. InexDerienced miners might
the vein appeared.
Shaft Is Lowered
As the water was drained out
through the Aztec shaft the Telluride
shaft was lowered to the 535-foot level
' and another drift run on this level,
I Here one of the most sensational dls-
coveries in the history of the district
was made. High grade ore running
' hundreds of tons to the ton in gold
was found, and the 'opinion of every
mining engineer who visited the prop-
erty was tnat a great mine snouid oe
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developed there, provided the ore body
persisted in depth.
j A winze was sunk for about 20 feet
on the ore, proving it to improve with
depth. Then the shaft was sunk to the
600 foVit level, where the vein came
into the shaft and it was determined
to stop sinking and explore the vein
at this point
I If exploration proves that the ore
I body is so wide and long as when
1 opened above, the next contention of
I Jack Mclver will have been establish
ed and be will have the unusual honor
of discovering two great gold mines.
It should be remembered that wher
ever ore has been found in a well de
fined quartz vein in place it has al
ways persisted both as to depth and
width, in fact in the Oatman district
ore bodies always have the three di
mensions of euclid. depth, width and
Mclver' Rapid Rise
It is only four years ago that Jack
1 Mclver came to the Oatman district
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1 U operate
a drill In the Tom Reed
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a natural talent w observing geoiogic-
I al conditions, developed not in the
( cnooia nut in actual mining ors
' nue jacK aicivor na oanu.eu
Telluride practically alone, yet If pres-
ient indications do not go asiray me
: second culmination of their geological
Verde Combination Now
Working in Best Formation
Yet Struck Shaft Is Down
545 Feet Schist Is Cut
CALUMET & JEROME
Approximately 5,000 Tons of
Structural Steel Will Be
Used in Construction of
New U. V. X. Smelter.
jJEROME. Aug. 11. Verde Combi
nation is looking better than ever. It
Is becoming more certain every djy
that this property is destined to be
come an important copper producer.
The shaft is down 545 feet, and in
the best showing ever opened at the
Verde Combination. At 540 feet it
passed out of the diorite and into an
other band of pre-Cambrian schist,
blacker and richer than ever in cop
per. The last band of schist cut by the
shaft was 27 feet thick. At 526 feet
the shaft passed into a band of diorite,
which, of course, carried no mineraliza
tion. According to engineers who have
traced out the formation on the sur
face, this band of schist should be
about 200 feet thick. The 27 foot ban l
is the thickest cut so far. But the
muck which came from that band av
eraged in the neighborhood of 2 per
cent copper, which indicates that th
Verde Combination is pretty nearly a
mine today. There may be unlimited
quantities of this low-grade ore. and
the zone of secondary enrichment has
not been reached.
Under date of August 1. when the
shaft was in the previous schist ban'!.
Manager Dave Morgan reported as fol
lows to President John L. Dyer:
"Bottom of shaft showing more real
mineral than ever. Formation is a soft
pre-Cambrlan schist real ore forma
tion. "Strike of formation and laminations
reversing from northwest to northeast,
which is a splendid indication for more
Calumet and Jerome
Cutting of the station on the 600
foot level of the Calumet and Jerome
was concluded today. Tomorrow two
drifts will have been started, and a
crosscut will be headed westward,
wheer the ore is believed to lie.
This morning a Cameron four-stage
centrifugal pump, with the electric
motor which drives it. was lowered to
the 500-foot station, where it will be
used until another electric pump, a
duplicate of the one at the 500. is re
ceived. The station Is 12 feet high and 20x27
feet in size. If necessary, it can b-
enlarged with no trouble.
Surveyor J. William Waara la goin
underground at the C. & J. late this
aftemcon to run the lines for tho
crosscut and drifts.
Smelter Is Rushed
Approximately 5,00rt tons of struc
tural steel will be used in the construc
tion of the new United Verde Exten
sion smelter and its adjuncts.
This figure was given out by Thom
as McCurnin, general superintendent
of enaction for the Kansas City Struc
tural Steel company, who arrived last
week and will remain on the ground
until the contract of his firm has been
Enough steel is already on the
ground to make a good start, but most
of the work accomplished to date has
been ln the way of foundations. It
will be some time before the effects of
the work of McCurnin and his assist
ants hegin to show to the layman. Steel
for the warehouse, carpenter shop, ma
chine shop and power plant will arrive
ln about sixty days. By that time Mc
Curnin will have at least sixty men
working under him. and he will main
tain that force until the contract Is
carried out. If all goes well, his work
will be finished in seven or eight
A hoisting crane with a capacity of
1.800 tons has already been set up. It
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