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THE ARIZONA TJEPUIiLICAN HALT I?IV.KK VALLEY EDITION.
The Rich Copper Producing Mines Of Arizona Lead The Whole World Arizona. Leads Hira Copper, lecord In Silver, And Ha Gold O T! fl Yield That Us The Most nvnaoJie PACE ti:x (BY W. E. DEFTY.) The xl yield in Arizona increased fn.m $4.c::.'.il 1 in U13 to ahout $4. M'.'i"U in 1!M4. an ini-rcasi- of nearly fourteen t cent. A re; ord j i-'iihn lion of silver was ina.lt- in Arizona in 1 1 4 , notwith standing tin- reduced ' niarki t price. The output increased from J:!.!t4S,0'Jl unccs in l:l:i to about 4.46'.t,m)0 comes in l'.U4, an increase of over ihirtecn -r cent. Most of the silver lame from eopntr ores. While Arizona still leads in copper 1 ' rcHl-.it t:on. the output decreased on .i-i-.mnt of market conditions, from 4'T.?J.S.4iW pounds in 1913 to about "ts,(.ii, pounds in 1914, a decrease of narl.v 'ii.iiiio(i pounds or about (nf pr tent. Since then the mines '.av- only been producing at the rate ..f about fifty per cent of their ca p.it itv, owing to the warring condi tions in Europe. However, the prop c rti s are increasing their working forces and output as quickly as the ;-manils warrants, and from present conditions and appearances, produc ts oiight to attain normalty, if iieei een exceed this for there are newer and larger plants coming into relive commission before the half ear expires. For instance, the ln si'imtion and the new smelter at Clniksdale will be running full blast if the copper, market conditions war rant it. Arizona has been the leader in copper production the last few years, and ivill be far ahead of any fiyuies known if the occasion demands. For there is no etpial area in the world for the production of copper as Ari zona and its productiveness can he ineieased almost inimitably for the physical conditions of the properties are excellent. They are all well ahead in development worn and largo areas of acres blocked out ready for stoping. Besides this fact, all the re duction plants are at their highest perfection in efficiency in treatment and expedition of handling material of whatever nature. Not only is Arizona the largest producer of copper in the world, but there are other features that belong to the big things of the universe. For instance, the Calumet & Arizona Smelter reduction works at Douglas, is the largest plant under one roof in the world. The Inspiration at Miami when completed and running at its capacity will be the largest pianl of its . kind in the world. The large fume stacks at Jerome is the largest of its kind in the world. In adition to these he Ajo plant as contemplated will be the largest plant in the world of its kind for- the treatment of its large deposits of copper carobnate ores. Still with all these wonderful things around us, the Arizona takes them with pas sive and piacid complacency. It take-; the stranger within our borders to fully appreciate their wonderful im poitance, and all this to be achieved within a very hort period of the life of the territory and state. It is not so many years distant when the rii h bonanzas were shipping their high grade ores to long distances, and any requirements for the mines from equally long distances. But what wonderful properties they were. For example, the old Vulture Gold ! Mine, which has a record produc tion of 17,0(1(1,000. Its teamsters used to have to fight the Indians away from the ore teams. The old Silver King, which produced from twelve to fifteen millions in rich silver ore," a vevy extraordinary rich property, wos actually discovered by soldiers who were actively engaged in fighting the Indians. In addition to the foregoing prop t erties we now have such great mines ;-.s the Ray consolidated, that is so highly and effeeitntly managed and with so many years life ahead in the I , ! ( , t - . ....... I - - - - - . - - : j "-,- i -7 : 'V"n 4 7-7; -T- '? ... - - . it ' - ' v. j,- --i . . j 3 PLANT OF THE ARIZONA COPPER C O. AT CLIFTON Geheral view of works ? nd reduction plant o one of the oldest and rv.ost efficiently operated p'arts in Arizona. 1 " ' "' ' I mine. The mine is connected with its reduction plant at llayden by a Cut by Phcenix Engraving Co. Th s flar.t reduces he ores mined by the UAYDHN COXCKXTRATOU A XI') SMELTEP Rry Corsoliciated Mins at Ray, treating from 7.C00 to 8,000 tons daily, of the lown of Hayden nd the tailing dump in the foreground. Ilioto by West Coast Art Co. The illustration shows also a section railroad. This plant is brought up to the highest efficiency for the treat- j :nent of disseminated ores. I Then there are the various prop- I erties at Clifton and Morcnei ol- time mines, producing for many years and now at their highest point oC production and all mancged l.y ths j most substantially perfected, practical :aml business like methods. ! There is th. li! res . i Globe ongiu- ! ally worked in e:irly days for siivt", 1 now extensiw mines wiih their ov. j i f raction pi.fi.s, and vv j in sight as t- the ex'. :ore bodies. Probably it mny years before there i tinuous string of mines J to Miami. j Space is too limited j only brief mention i ties. Tin n there i now under development, with tv -iy I I.ossibility of coming into the impoi -; taut producing class in the very near fiuare and after these follows the numerous meritorious prospects that ! Gyne day, receiving the necessary j practical and intelligent development they deserve, will blossom out as ! producers and possible long lifed mines. Such possibilities in -Arizona. i!ln:ita')le. It simplv requires the i appreciation that has created the won ' dt-rful successes of our present day th no lir.nl i'. of their will not b! is one con-fi-(m Ghihe to allow of of these proper are other areas i: mines. That this application and at tention will be given, cannot be doubted. It takes time ta do every thing. And many other well kaiown prop erties that had interesting history in connection with them. Fancy ship- j ping to Missouri some ot the product ! from Clifton and all this Tu-eompiished whilst holding off hostile Apaches. I From these stages we come to such I properties as the Copper Queen that j had Its smelters and (converters in the narrow gulch at its mines. Ad vanced developments d'-mand more room at the mines and for the smel ter plant, with the result that a mod ern up-to-date plfcnt wis erected at Douglas. Then similar necessity de manded a change at Jerome. With ail these advancements in metallur gical and processes such as the adap tion of the flotation process for the saving of copper values at the In spiration mill, and the latest process recently worked cut to treat the car bonate ores of the Xew Cornelia Co. These characters of ores have never before been practically treated on a large scale, but it means much for other parts of Arizona thAt has sim ilar ores, but have never been utilized on account of the lack of treatment methods. (ill this progress maens an I incalcuable benefit to the mining areas I and Arizona generally, a'nd a largely increased production. Neighborhood Clab Is Pride (Continued from Page Fight) built a nice five room bungalow, costing 5-2. 5im. We arranged our selves into a soliciting bund and raised the cash before we started the building. Messrs. IJartlett and Heard of Phoenix gave us j-n acre of ground beautifully located, with large eottonwood trees on two sides and a eucalyptus grove on half of it and $1250 in cash. It is furnished with large and small (hairs and good piano, lights, stoves, tables and dislaes now water is being piped from a neighbor's tank. These social centers, if run in the I right channel, are a source of great joy an-l benefit to a farming com munity and tend to elevate and make it a pleasure to live there, but a.void anything that your members cannot conscientiously co-operate with or tin object you wish to accomplish will be a failure. Compliments of, MRS. A. K. TOWXSKXD. American Smeltin and Refining Co. HAYDEN, ARIZONA ft- c 5--' v lr 1 Purchasers of Gold, Silver and Copper Ores & Arizona CHa-oter of American Mining Congress . Is an organization witH but one object The upbuilding nul development of the vast inl unlimited resources of tin? invent State of Arizona. Jts One aim is to et before the board !' directors statistical in formation relating to every district in the state, showing accurately, the mineral,' agricultural and commercial interests in the respective districts, with su u'est ions' and recommendations lookimv to their bett( rment all of which are supported by a painstaking Hoard of Directors, insuring results such as to reflect great civdit upon all concerned and redound to the benefit of each and everv citizen in oiir state. 0 BE A MEMBER OF THE ARIZONA CHAPTER OF AMERICAN MINING CONGRESS MEMBERSHIP $5.00 For Information Write The Secretary S6e Arizona Chapter of Ufie American Mining' Congress Phoenix Arizona OFFICERS W. H. T WITCH EL.I.1, Governor. F. M. MUUPHY, First Viee-Oovernor. C. A. GRIMES, Second Vice-Governor W. B. ViOHRlXG, Third Vice-Governor. II. J. McCLUNO, Treasurer. J. II. KOBIXSO.V, Secretary. DIRECTORS J. P. Hods-son." Bishee. A. J.' Piehere'.l, Preseott. ). D. M. GaUdis, Kingman. Harry. Clark, Holhrook. Ji. Britton Gettsbergrer, .Miami. Al. Bernard, Tucson. 3. C. Goodwin, Teniae. D. A. Burke, Beuse. Niirman Carmichael, Clifton, T. A. Hiordan, Flagstaff. U S. Cates, Bay. Lorenzo Huhhell. Ganado Con. O'Kecl'e, Nogtales. Andrew Kimhall, Thatcher.