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The Falk-Bloch Mercantile
♦ CO. LTD. / ■ Write for Prices on Fail and XO inter Delivered at Dewey, Black Jack, Silver City and Jordan Valley. THE FALK-BLOCH MERCANTILE CO. LTD. NAMPA AND BOISE. 3 Silver City Nugget 5 PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Editor ond Publisher. John Lamb, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1901. f ! f MINING MENTION. J THE BA> NER GROUP OF MINES, FLORIDA MOUNTAIN. West of the Trade Dollar and run ning from south to north from Long guloh, along the west side of Coffee gulch, are two or more fine quartz veins extending north to the summit Florida mountain, buttiug up against the Ontario and Tip lop claims on ^.he opposite side, which promise, w I ten developed to a similar exteut, to rival their eastern neighbor, the great Trade Dollar, representative had the satisfaction of visiting this portion of Florida mouu taiu this week, to take in the lay of the different properties and examining the present workiugs on several of the claims comprising this important group, which there are eight or more full ditfe reut oil GET'S in locations, belonging to parties est the He found the central vein of the to be located high up from group Coffee gulch on a spur of the moun tain projecting south from the main summit of the mountain. Upon this vein which can be distinctly traced from Loug gulch to the summit of the mouutaiu uorth, uaming them iu their order goiug northward, are the C. O. D. claim, belougiilg to August Grete and W. H Belcher, uud the Banner and Harmon claims, which together with the Star Spaugled claim located west of the Banner and the Coflee claim east of the Bauuer, are the properties of R. H. Leonard Sr., Fred Grete Jr., aud Jobu Grete Sr. East of the Coflee and northeast of the gulch is Rajah, belongiug to Messrs. Greto, Crossou aud McLain. South of the Rajah, aud the east side of Coflee gulch are three or more claims belonging, sever ally to the Lewis Brothers, John Grete, August Grete, Mrs. Brumbaugh aud Dave Adams. This entire group is so looated that only glancing at its loca tion is sufficient to conviuce one that all the claims could be best aud most economically worked as one great prop erty to be opened at very considerable depth from Cottee gulch ou the east or Loug Gulch on the south, with every indication that the proposition, as a mining enterprise, would rival in im portance its nearest neighbor, the great Trade Dollar property. to Of the claims mentioned above the most development work on the more eastern vein has been done on the Rajah through an adit tunnel run uorth several hundred feel from Coffee gulch. This Nugget did not inspect, but has been reliably informed was on t a good, strong and well defined ledge of high grade mineral. On the Banner was found a shaft forty feet in depth, on an eight foot vein of good ore, a crosscut tunnel cutting below the bottom of this shaft forty-five fret, with the vein continu ing the same width as in the bottom of the shaft. From this tunnel a drift bas been run a short distance south aud men are now running a drift north the vein in ore, some streaks of which run from $76 to $100 per ton and which is estimated will average $30 per for the entire eight feet between oil ton walls. This vein has been traced on the surface almost the entire length of the three claims located on it, and a number of prospect holes and open cuts have been made on it which prove that it maintains its width and char acter throughout its entire length. One open crosscut has been made on the C. O. D. where like good values have been found. In ail the veins on Florida mountain wherever granite has been cut the ore has been found to grow much richer. Other veins on that mountain have been found to originate in granite and to have been pushed up through the heavy porphyry capping, and as no stronger or better defined vein has ever been found in the porphyry on that mountain, it is quite certain that the rule will follow in this instance, and what is proven to be a great mine now will prove to be greater when deep enough to reach the granite. The several properties comprising the group above described, ought by all means be consolidated under one management with capital to open them, build a mill and work them on a comprehensive plan. Under the pres ent ownership in the hands of several persons, without means to work them on a large scale, and all wilting to dis pose of their interests at reasonable figures, here is an inviting field for per sons with capital and mining and ex ecutive ability to grapple a big propo sition, with promise of great success. The editor of Nugget publishes this article in the hopes the paper will fall into the hands of parties willing to in vestigate. He has no personal inter est in the matter further than that of the general promotion of the already flourishing mining industries of this section. He will take great pleasure in putting inquirers in direct correspon dence with all the several owners. Reports come from De Lamar that the newly discoyered continuation of the number nine vein in the De Lamar company's property has widened out to eigbteed feet, the ore keeping up its former grade. So much water came in after strik ing the ledge from the bottom of the shaft in the Afterthought mine on Mahogony flat that the men having been unable to hoist it with the bucket, work has been suspended until better facilities for taking care of the water can be provided. This will probably hasten the beginning of work upon the 3,000 foot tunnel, now located and started to cut under that property. Mention was made last week of cut ting a promising ledge on one of Geo. W. Palmer's claims, on the northwest point of Florida mountain. Further development has been most satisfac tory, the ore proving to be of good grade. This is the easternmost one of four claims owned by Mr. Palmer, all of which have had insufficient work doue upon them to prove them up, but all are favorably ideated and the veins showiug on them. of of White Brothers and Dave Adams are now engaged hauling machinery for the installation of a five stamp mill on the White properties in Twilight Gulch near Flint. Enough ore has been de veloped in the mines to justify the construction of a large mill, but the men are, as Marcus White expresses it, "going according to their means. Runs of this ore have been put through the Flint mill at a profit, notwithstand ing the expenses inourred were great, and the men know just what they can do with a mill of their own. Two Frue vauners will be put in and the products of the mill will be shipped out as con centrates. on of JOHN S MEYER, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON. 4 < SILVER CITY, IDAHO. 4 John f. nugent, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Silver City, Idaho. R. F. 8. HEER, DENTIST. D IDAHO. SILVER CITY * + JOHN LAME ♦ ♦ NOTARY PUBLIC, IDAHO. DELAMAR, J. W. ROWETT, Watchmakers Jeweler, Idaho. Silver City, Carries a complete stock of Watches, and High Grade Jewelry, Silverware, Table Cultery, Etc. Store First Door East of Post Office. All Repairing Neatly'and Skill fully Done. THE WHITE FRONT SAMPLE ROOMS WALKER & WILLIAaMS, Proprietors —CHOICEST— Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Our aim is to please the public. Drop in see Slivers. WALKER & WILLIAMS. BlacksmithinG WORK IN ALL ITS BRANCHES Executed with Neatness and Dispatch, At the shop of "W ni. JPa,rr, SILVER CITY, IDAHO. CHARLES FORNEY. DE LAMAR LIVERY CO Livery, Feed and Sale St-aTole. CORRAL and 8HELS Saddle Horses and Good Livery Teams Promptly Furnished. 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