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The Arizona sentinel. [volume] (Arizona City [Yuma], Yuma County, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1872-1911, April 23, 1902, Image 4

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Her Rich MinesThe La Fortuna
and King of Arizona Great
' ' Mineral Wealth Yet Un
developed Castle
Dome Lead
The County Lies Directly in the
Haiti Gold Beit that Begins in
Alaska and Ends in
. The following article is extracted
iroin Governor Murphy's annual report
to the Secretary of the Interior and is
aninteresting presentation of facts re
garding some of the mineral resources
of Yuma. county, and a description of
two of the richest gold mines; also
something of the Castle Dome lead
The gold-beariapr proper ty.known for a time as
the Gleason. lias foeun transferred to the King
f Arizona Mining and Milling Company, a cor
poration organized under the laws ol the Terri
tory of Arizona, with a capitalization of 5,009,000
shares of a par value of $1 each. This company
owns fouv full clLimsthe Homestake, the King
of Arizona, the Last Hope, and the Mucho
Bueno. This district lies about thirty live
miles due east of thd Castle Dome Land
ing, on the Colorado River. It is north of
the Gila River and about 40 miles from Mohawk
Summit, on the Southern PaciUc Ruilroad.
This is the nearest station on the railway.
There are several other locations besides
those conveyed to the King of Arizona.
The Homestake location covers the chief
workings up to this date. There is on this
claim a strong viu of gold-bearing quartz. This
lode or vein has three well-marked divisions or
layers. On the hanging wall there is a soft layer
from 1 to 34 inches wide, which averages about
8,800 per ton in valu"e. Next below this there
is a middle layer or body of quartz about 20
inches thick, which will average about 550 to
100 per ton In value. The- remainder of the
vein, so far as it is exposed by the shaft, aver
ages about $24 per ton. Test holes have been
drilled 3 feet deep into the foot wall, and all are
in ore. The shift by which the exposure of
ine nature of the vein has been made is 200
feet deep and follows the dip of the hanging
wall a distance of 40 feet easterly and 30 feet
westerly. These show a continuity of vein,
having the same characters and values develop
ed by the shaft. The hill rises rapidly both east
and "west of the shaft so that the height of backs
on the lode above the drifts is greater than at
the shaft- At a point about 30 feet west of the
hhaf t and on a level with the collar of the shaft
tho vein has been crosscut from wall to wall,
showing it 18 feet wiGe at that point. The ore
in the crosscut is of about the same grade as
that In the shaft. The cropping of the vein
may be followed for some 700 feet of the Home
stake shaft to a second opening, known as "The
King of Arizona Shaft." This shaft is about 50
feet deep, and by means of drill holes the vein
is shown to be 11 feet in width and has an aver
age value of $10 per ton. At a point 300 feet east
of the Homestake shaft a tunnel has been made
. which crosscuts the vein 160 feet below the-sur-face.
At this point the hanging wall vein is 18
inches wide and has an average value of $50 per
ton. The tunnel then passes through 30 feet of
vein matter running about 3 pei ton. thence
through 7 feet of ore carrying fS per ton to the
foot wall. The total distance from hanging wall
Jo foot wall along this tunnel is 40 feet. A drift
has been run along the foot wall to the Home
stake shaft at a distance of 300 feet, and the
average value of the ore exposed is 514 per ton.
u i .... -i f -TSrk's-. rem m
In the early days of gold discovery of Califor
nia, 1848, when the news reached the gold miners
of Souora, there was a general exodus of the
able-bodied men who were able to get away
northwest to the new El Dorado in California,
and the state of Sonora contribute! many men
to the mining population. They took the old
road, which was known as the 'camino real."
from Estancia and Altar northwestward, nearly
parallel -to the gulf, following the mountain
ridge known as the Gila range, just north of our
present boundary. The road led to Yuma, and
in passing the Gila range He went within a
few feet or yards of a very modest outcrop of
quartz which no one seemed to consider of suf
ficient value to merit any attention. That hum
ble and insignificant quartz outcrop is today the
outcrop of th great Fortuna mine.
It is situated on the westward slope and nearly
t the base of the range of mountains called on
some of the old maps the Gila range. This
trends northwesterly and reaches nearly to the
Oila river at the point now known as Blaidell .
The railway In its course to Yuma passes
around the northwest point of this range.
Where the rocks ure exposed at that pgint thev
are mostly of homogeneous granite, of graV
color and weathered out at the surfaces, which,
however, are much pitted as if by decomposi
tion of some soft substance. But beyond these
low-lying hills of granite there are big outcrops
of rock which to the experienced eve indicate
stratified formations. They arc indeed strati
fied, for the bulk of the range southward and
southeastward is composed of regilar stratified,
laminated, hard gneissic rock. I use the word
gneissic" in a very general and comprehensive
sense, for you can describe thesi rocks with
much more accuracy if you localize them as
mica slates and homblendlc slates, witli inter
polations of quartzitc beds, especiallv in the
upper part of the scries, with green stains, sup
posed to be stains of copper arid decomposition
of copper ore, which thy probablv are, al
though there are peculiarities of color, and
Vome yellow colors, which indicate to me the
presence of some other mineral, possibly, tel
lurium, which by its decomposition has given
these colors. The fact remains, however, that
the bullion from the upper part of the vein con
tains more copper than it now contains in the
lower levels of the mine. The workings which
have been carried on here have developed a
condition of things which could not be foretold
from an inspection of the outcrop. The vein
or lode appears to be a chimney, not a contino
ous ore body, nor a continuous vein with an ore
body or chimney or chute upon it. As re
marked the outcropping points indicate that
there is no very great longitudinal extension of
this ore body.
The vein is remarkable first in this limited out
crop; second, in its continuity in depths its cou-
imueii satisfactory richness, ana the promise it
gives of .enrichment by further veins dipping
into It on the foot-wall sides.
Some facts in regard to the product or yield:
The ore paid from the surface. The product or
ore extracted up to the time has been about SO
tons per day, which Is sent to the 20-stanipmill,
each stamp of which crushes about 4 tons in
every twenty-four hours. The extraction is
chiefly and largely bv power drills. A force
of 80 men is employed by this mine and mill.
The greater uart of the labor underground and
mining is done by compressed air. The lode. I
was told, was G to 15 feet wide. This large
space permits the use of power drills to great
advantage. In the material hoisted there arc
fragments of the wall rocks, some of which are
thrown out, but many pieces pass through the
mill. Thev would prefer to reject most of this
wall rock, but it would take more time and ex
pense than it does to mill it, and there is a
chance of some of it containing gold. From
these 80 tons of rock crushed dailv the average
'product Is perhaps $48,000 worth of gold per
month. Some months they have produced as
In the region of the Fortuna mine the forma
tions appear to be wholly of mica slate and
hornblende slate, with some arenaceous layers
Ike old micaceous sandstones and quartzites.
The mine is surrounded by black hornblendic
slutes and mica elates, dipping southward and
southwestward at an angle of about 45 degrees,
and these slates are -very evenly laminated,
ridge after ridge.
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il e strongest men. But it must be admitted that
the average of strength among women is far halow
the average of strength among men. That women
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This condition of- womanly weakness is neither
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