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POSSIBILiTIES FOR SPEEL RIVER PROJECT ?I M i l-: The scope of operations which tiu incorporators of the Spool River pro Ject have in mint) may be gathered from the following extract from the Mining and Scientific Press of Sail Francisco, under date of January 31, 1915. written by \V. P. Lass, who was formerly in charge of the Treadwell cyanide plant, but now is n member of the Spec! River project company. Mr. Lass' article follows: Proposed Power Development The proposed power is the hydro electric power generated from Long, Crater and Tease takes, and Spool river. The industrial plant will be sit uated alongside the generating plant on Spool river. This allows for a deep water harbor for handling raw materials as well as the various mar ketable produits. From the mo. : re liable data at prosnt available it is thought possible to generate electric power near Speel river in units of 10.000. 30.000 or 30.000 h.p. at a cost not to exceed $5 per horse-power year. Speel River Is between Ketchikan and Skagwa.v. miles Southeast of Ju 4 neau. It i- but 10 miles from ic 1 course of all boats sailing from Seat tle to Southeastern Alaska and the westward by what Is known as the , Inland Passage. The present freight rate to Seattle i $3 to $4 per ton. It is doubtful if the electro-chemical plants of Norway or Niagara would ever be strong competitors in the Pa cific Coast markets, to a plant on Southeastern Alaska. L< "0 mile-; to the north of Puget Sound, a location which would permit .shipments to be made from the plant by barges to Pu get Sound and San Francisco, or by i boat to any foreign port. As regards the supply of raw ma terials it would be hard to find a spot more favored. The surrounding is! amis are densely covered with tirabei and contain limestone, sulphur, am many other raw mntorlnls used in thi manufacture of electro-chctTiical pro ducts. Suitable coat could be obtain ed by boat from the westward or from Vancouver. Oil may be obtained at a price of $1 per barrel. An electro chemical industry here would stinni late prospecting among the island: along the whole coast of Southeastern Alaska and would supply a market for the gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc ores and concentrates. The Speel river project consists of several individual lakes and a river so situated as to allow the develop ment of 10,000 or 20,000 h.p. for the same low capital expenditure per iiorsc power as would bo required for the full development. ? The maximum amount of power which can be gen erated will depend upon the run-off and precipitation, records of which are to be gathered during the next few years. The run-off and precipita tion records during the year 1013 indi cate the possibility of developing fully 100.D00 horse-power. Were such a power developed it would mean the i establishment of a large electrochem ical and industrial plant and would ; furnish permanent employment to se.v : oral thousand men. The scope of such an electro-chemical industry would be the manufacture of carbides from lime and coke: of sulphuric acid from pyrites: of pig iron from clinkered ir on: of pulp from wood and sulphur: of nitrates from the air; of oxplo ives from nitrates and glycerine; of zinc and lead salts: of cyanide for treat ment of gold ores: of cyanamlde and fertilizers; of potash, silica, and alum inum from feldspar; of potasium and fertilizers from kelp; and the treat ment of zinc and lead ores by electric furnaces. TOLOVANA MAY NOT BE ANOTHER ELDORADO Territorial .Mine Inspector. WilHan Maloney. in a recent letter to Gov. J F. A. Strong, gives his investigation o the Tolovaim placer earap. which I: considerable of a revelation For alte an apparently thorough examination of developments there, he gives it a: his opinion that Tolovana will nevei be more than a smalt camp The let ter was dated April 24 at Fairbanks The comment on the Tolovana fol lows: "I returned from the Tolovana las: Saturday and wa. mending to sem my impressions of the district wit! my monthly report, but the mail is leaving tomorrow and knowing that you would iike to hear the conditions and outlook for a mining camp in that district. 1 will write you what I think "The Tolovana mining district will in my opinion become a small mining camp like Hot Springs, or Long creek. It is not as good a looking country for prospecting as the Ruby-Long dis trict. "There will be four and possibly five small plants in the Tolovana dis trict during the coming summer, em ploying from s to 10 men each. Three of those are on Olive creek, two on Discovery claim, and one on Xo. 1 be i mall plant on Xo. 5 above discovery, '. Livengood creek: and possibly there f may bo a small plant operated on one ?< of the high benches on the third tier r Livengood creek. 1 "The third tier benches on the right s limit of Llvengood creek was prospect r lag very encouragingly. Dave Cascad ? en and partners have sunk a shaft 1)5 ? feet to bedrock and put in four thaws, ? two up the hill, and two on the down hill side of the shaft, and had taken t out one of the thaws each way and 1 was hoisting the second thaw on the t up hi!! side from the shaft, at the time "I saw two pa;.., punned which were | taken from the gravel being hoisted, Qne was panned by Tod Hudson, one of the discoverers of the Toiovana camp, and the other was panned by Herman Bloom, who has been fore- i man for several of the largest opera tors -in this district, and both of the pans showed about the same value , approximately one grain. Mr. Cascad cn osaid that about three or four feet of the gravel would pau about a grain to the pan. i was down into tne shaft and it' - has every appcaraiu-? of a channel. The prospect was enough to warrant , further prospecting, with good chances | of striking very good pay. This shaft . was off five above discovery, Liven- ; good. . ;, "There was anothor shaft sunk oh! ( the third tier bench about a mile fur ( ther down the creek, off Discovery or. Livengood. This shaft was put down .. by Hike Wagner, and was 102 feet deep. I did not visit this shaft as ^ Mr. Wagner had covered it up and did not intend doing any more work there at present. He stated that hej had found about the same prospect: as Cascaden. This was all the work, done on the high benches. "Kinnev and Swanson are making .J preparations to operate on five above , on Livengood. The p ;y here is really i on the bench and it is about 1.000 feet j from the present creek on the right j limit. They claim that the ground ? will produce about one dollar to the ^ square foot of bedrock cleaned, and k if it does not exceed that amount it ^ cannot be worked or mined profitably v', under the present conditions, owing ))( to the excessive cost of freight and supplies to that country. The opera tors have hopes of finding richer pay, j ^ hut up to the time I left there that; j was about the average pay found. "On No. 4 above discovery there are ? six holes sunk by Gus Conradt. cro^s-; ? cutting the clulm from the left lirnl ;? of the present creek, which hugs i C very steep bunk on that Hide to ubou ? 1,000 feet from the creek on the rlgh C limit, and the only prospects fount ? were in the upper hole on the rlgh ? limit, which is in line with the shut' ? out of which Kinney and Swunson an ? going to work during the coming sum nier on 5 above. r "On S above discovery creek cluiir 1 Johnson & Nelson iiad sunk one hole to bedrock 4K feet without finding n color and were starting another hole " nearer the creek. 1 "On No. !>. above discovery Cralic & Knowles were just erecting their boil cr preparatory to finishing sinking a ' hole started in doing the location work but had no prospects at thut time.. "Off No. 10 above discovery on the third tier of the benches, Crosby E. Keen had just moved a boiler on the claim the day before, with the inten tion of sinking a prospect shaft, in hopes of finding the high channel. "On 10 below discovery on Liven good, Ed. Berg and partner were sink ing a shaft and wore down over 200 foot with no sign of bedrock, and very little encouragement in the way of prospects. They were using a small hoist to bring the dirt up. Mr. Berg stated that while they had consider able gravel, the runs were so small that if there was any pay gravel in the creek it was yet to be struck as h- had not seen any gravel in the shaft so far that would indicate pay or being near pay, but they were go ing to continue with the shaft until they either struck bedrock or water, with the hopes of striking pay. "On Olive creek, on No. 1 below discovery. Gus. Peterson has a lay on the claim and was moving a 30-h.p. boiler and a large double-drum hoist from Fairbanks to the claim to oper ate during the summer. He hnd two men prospecting on the claim, and 1 saw one of them pan three pans from three different dumps which were ta ken out by the owners of the claim in sinking three prospect shafts. He got only two small speck colors in each pan. 'On discovery, the supposed banner claim of the district. I did not sec any panning done, but Mr. Lynch, one of the laymen, stated "that they had some very good prospects and were preparing to hoist and sluice during the coming summer. They have a plant on the claim consisting of two W-h.p. pipe boilers, hoist, self-dumper, stationary engine and a 5-inch centri fugal pump. "I spoke to .Mr. Lynch about the prospects I saw on 1 below and he told me that the parties that put down the holes on that claim found dirt that would go a dollar to the pan some feet above bedrock, but contin ued 01: down with the shaft until they had run clear out of pay, and that was the reason that Peterson's man could not find any gold by panning the bedrock. "On the upper half of disco/cry, Peterson & Johnson and Cascadcn, the owners, were sinking three shafts to bedrock. They had sunk one to bedrock in the creek and found noth ing. They were sinking one on the right limit and two oil tlio loft limit J of the creek and had just struck their first prospect. It was in the uppei hole on the left limit and 1 saw twe pans panned that contained about one 1 cent each. "The owners have a small self dumper plant on the ground and in tend to install it this summer to mote thoroughly prospect the ground if they find any values to warrant it. "On Ester creek, .Mr. Lappi and his partner had put "down two holes to ! bedrock near the head of the creek, i and found two colors, one of which would weigh two cents. Erick Nelson and partner were sinking on this same creek lower down but were not to bed* I rock or pay. "With the exception of a few who were doing location wqrk, that was all the work being done at that time. "I did not see anything that would , warrant a big stampede. The owners i of the ground are not letting any leases at the present time, as they say 'that It is impossible for anyone to get any machinery into the camp during this summer and that there is no use of tying up the ground: that they will prospect themselves until fall and by that time they will know if the ground is any good or not <fhd what royalty to charge. Mr. Lapp! who sunk those holes on Ester has his plant over there and could not get a lay or a chance to sink on any of the ground that looked likely to contain pay. "I should like to see this camp a larger one than the Fairbanks camp ever was. but 1 cannot see how it can be for it has not the country or formation. "The wash gravel which I saw on the dumps in the Tolovana district Is 1 composed of slate, diorite, greenstone lime, argillite and quartz. The quartz shows very marked miueralization. "In the other big camps in Alaska, like Falrbauks and Nome, the values have been found in a schist formation. "And then again the creeks, with the exception of Livcngood and Wil bur. are very short and steep and will be difficult to get water on them for mining purposes. "As much as 1 should like to see a large camp in the interior of Alaska. I do not think that the Tolovana will ie the place. But let us hope that I may be mistaken." ? ? s. MAN DEAD ON ALASKA NORTHERN SEWARD, May 3.- -The body of a nan whose full name is unknown was ound dead last night near the rail ?oad track at Mile Fifty and Deputy | Marshal Ike Evans was notified of the act by Frank Roycroft. All that is mown of the dead man is that his irst name is Steve and that he came icre from Cordova. lie took out Miss Cane some days ago to a point near icr roadhousc at Mile Fifty-two. The iody was not examined by those who ound it so that the cause of death annot be even guc3scd at.?(Seward latewayfl) ? + ? JORDOVA TO HAVE TWO TRAINS WEEKLY CORDOVA, May 1.?According to . resent plans the Copper River & '? Northwestern railway will maintain s present schedule of two trains a . eek, throughout the summer. Here )fore but one train a week has been : perated between Cordova and Chit ia. from June 1 to October 1, but on j jj :count of thre large ore shipments' j om the Bonanza mine at Kennecott.j ' will be necessary to run. the trains j \ Ntener. Copper Is bringing good price )W, and the demand for this metal j so great that, the Bonanza mine will X crease its output.?(Cordova Times! * Not Enough. He?I'd like to propose a little toast, "j She?Nothin' doin\ kid. I want a 3 gular meal.?Michigan Gargoyle. | *Y THEM? Goldstein's Emporium has the ency for thoso famous Ogle eggs, ory one dated and guaranteed.? [ ?lMf.) The Empire will make advertising \ ntracts subject to proof of largest K culation of any newspaper in Alaska. 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Murray and associates 13 in Seattle and will bo shipped in this spring. The company is building a stern wheel' steamer to transport the dredge and equipment from Knlk Anchorage to .McDougall, at the mouth of I?ake creek From there the big outfit will be j hauled to Cache Creek when snow' comes next winter. The complete out fit will aggregate 100 tons. The dredge boat will be built on the banks of tbo Kahiltna river, where timber is avail able. Mining This Season Bubb and Bahrenburg will hydraulic on Dollar creek. Four .giants will be employed. Pay is found in an old channel which parallels the present, creek bed. The old channel is filled with white qunrt. ' Pay has been de veloped a distance of 900 feet. Sever al years ago the present owners pur chased tlio ground for $400 and the samo year uncovered the old channel and cleaned up $9,000. 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