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heart ot the Great Yerington Copper District and Walker River Country. Lycr County Times. VOL. XUX. YERINGTON, NEVADA, SATURDAY. JUNE 22, 1907. NUMBER 25. EXAMINING A $10,000,000 MINE F. Augustus Heinze’s Experts Sizing Up the Big Bluestone Mine. E. H. Wilson and H. C. Ballinger, experts for F. Augustus Heinze, the Montana copper man, have been in camp this week examining the big Bluestone mine, the property of Captain DeUamar. Upon the report of Messrs. Wilson and Ballinger depends, more than likely, the sale of the property to Heinze for a figure in the neighborhood of $10, 000,000. So far as can be learned Mr. Wilson's report wall be favorable. He is very enthusiastic about this entire dis trict, and believes it is going to make the biggest copper camp ever heard of. The Bluestone mine consists of over twenty claims, and lies about three miles west of Yerington and within plain view of the town. It was formerly the property of H. E. Miller and asso ciates, and was, in 1901, operated to some extent by the Excelsior Company, a company made up of Butte people with C. H. Batterman as president and general manager. A smelter was erect ed on the property and considerable of the best ore in the mine was worked. Copper was then low-—getting down to 10 cents—and upon the death of Mr. Batterman the company was dissolved and the property reverted to Mr. Miller and associates. Some two years ago M. J. Heller took the property over for Captain DeLamar at a price in the neighborhood of $125, 000. Since then development work has been carried on quite extensively and reports from expert examinations state that there is from 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 tons of copper ore blocked out in the mine at the present time. The ore will run. on an average, 3 per cent, or bet ter. This, with copper at 20 cents, and 1,000,000 tons only in sight, would give the mine a value of $12,000,000, and with 2,000,000 tons in sight, $24,000,000. From what information can be obtained ! it is reasonable to suppose that the prop- ! erty has close to the latter valuation. A : year or more ago, when the Times placed a value of #9,000,000 on the prop erty it was considered the craziest piece of writing ever done in the State. Dif ferent now. For a year or more past Captain De Lamar has been testing the ores of the Bluestone by the electro-magnetic sep arating process, and has demonstrated that it is a complete success. Over 90 per cent, of the values in the ore can be saved by this process, and at the present plans are out for a 1000-ton plant of this description, and grading for the plant is under way. It is a well known fact that Captain De Lamar will sell anything he has in the way of mines if he gets his price. The report is current in Boston and Salt Lake that he has fixed the price for the Bluestone at $10,000,000. Mr. Heinze has the reputation of getting what he goes after. If he concludes that he wants the Bluestone after his experts re port on it he will get it. The report is more than likely to he better than for mer ones, even, as much more ore and a better grade of ore has been opened up since the last report on the mine was made. It will make little difference who has the property. It will be worked on a large scale within the next few months, and it is good to know that a property of this kind exists in the Yerington dis trict. WESTERN NEVADA IMPROVEMENTS Things at the Western Nevada, com monly known as the Newhouse property, are progressing nicely, and Superintend ent Bowdich is busy these days fulfilling orders from headquarters to go ahead. The big main tunnel is now in a dis tance of 550 feet and has passed through the hard black limestone in the last few days and is into softer ground—-white, decomposed lime. This indicates that the ore chute is near at hand. In the upper tunnel, which is now in a little j over 400 feet, a fine sulphide ore is being encounted. This is at a depth of about 150 feet from the surface. The company begins today to grade out a site for a building 25x60 feet for an air compressor and other machinery. The compressor will run seven drills, and will be in place, probably, as soon as the power line reaches camp, as all the machinery and lumber for the buildings is now on the way from Salt Lake. The drills will be of the Ingersoll-Sargent pattern, and when installed much better headway will be made, as the ground is quite hard for hand drilling. The company has one of the best pros pects in the district for the making of a mine, and when it ouce gets under good headway development work will be pushed for all there is in it. SOME GOOD ARROWHEAD PROSPECTS The Kockel Bros., who are the discov erers of the Arrowhead district, a couple of miles south of Rockland, have made more discoveries in the district recently. They paid Yerington a visit this week in company with Wm. Boling and George Raap, prospectors who have followed the business for years in all sections of Ne vada, California, Arizona and every mineral-producing State in the Union. These gentlemen have also made some locations in Arrowhead and think the district will soon produce something good. The Kockel Bros, have just lo cated a couple of • claims which contain twelve parallel ledges varying from two to nine feet in width. Large trachyte and porphyry dikes traverse the district from north to south and the ledges of quartz cut these dikes. In a shaft down 35 feet on one of these ledges a showing of copper is made. The ore in the ledges pans freely and gives good results, and in many pieces gold can be seen with the naked eye. By roasting the ore the gold can be seen more plainly It is quite fine. Next week a shaft will be started on one of these ledges and when depth is attained the formation will be opened up by crosscuts. ________ BOLD ROBBERY Last Saturday night, between the hours of 8 and 9, probably, a bold rob bery took place at the Palace saloon. Two men entered one of the back rooms and took from a trunk in the room some thing over $1000. Another trunk in the room was taken out of a back window and carried out into the field back of the place and broken open. About $400 was taken out of this trunk. This was done while the saloon was full of people and the streets crowded. The robbery was discovered only when one of the proprie tors of the place went to the room to secure some money to make change. He discovered the trunk broken open and the other trunk missing and immediate ly gave the alarm. The next morning the missing trunk was found in the field. Nothing but the money had been taken from it. There is, as yet, no clue to the robbers. There were evidently two of them, if not more, and they knew exact ly where the money was and were well posted as to the conduction of the busi ness of the house. The loss is a consid erable one to Fabri and Benassi, and in the future they will probably deposit dieir money in the bank instead of leav ing such a large amount where it can be readily taken. FIRST CEMENT BUILDING Roberts and Taylor, the Reno con- j tractors, began the manufacture of, cement blocks this week for the new i Lam building. The blocks are being, made on the ground. The ground has | been leveled off for the building, and the j work of laying the foundation and walls will begin as soon as the blocks are sea soned, which will be about twenty days. The blocks are being made of a 4 to 1 composition and will be very strong. Sand and gravel from near the river is being used and the contractors say it is of good quality for the purpose The building will be two stories high and make a nice appearance, as the blocks are being made with a cut-stone finish on the face. VISITING THE NIPPER Louis Jeffs, of the Yerington Nipper Copper Co., came in from Salt Lake this week to look over affairs at the mine. Development work is still progressing, and very favorable showings are being made. The work is hardly far enough along at present to tell just what the property will turn out to be, but it is safe to say that it will be a good one, if not as large as some in the district. j G. Kaufman returned from Sacra mento last Saturday. BRIEF MENTION R. L. Dunn returned from San Fran cisco yesterday. M. Segal returned Tuesday from a visit to his family in Oakland. A light shower of rain fell last night. Just enough to lay the dust. Sheriff Randall has been in the city for several days this week on business. Dr. H. A. McNeil, dentist, will arrive in Yerington June 24th and will be pre pared to do all kinds of dental work. B. H. Reymers and wife left for Santa Cruz and Los Angeles this week where they will visit for a couple of months. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, of Bishop, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. W. R. Pen rose, of Wabuska, having arrived last w’eek. The Yerington Drug Co., being local dealers, can and will guarantee their goods and will stand back of their guar antee. If you want a fine line of stationery at low prices call at the Economic Drug Co.'s store, corner Bridge and Virginia streets. Geo. Noel was out from Virginia City a couple of days this week on legal bus iness. He was accompanied bv Geo. Strasser. W. T. Bnerly, an assayer from ban Francisco, is now employed in the W. W. N. Wood laboratory and assay office in Yerington. S. S. Bullington, a mining man from San Mateo, Cal., and formerly of Coeur d’Alene, is here looking over the Yer ington district. Watches, Chains, Charms, Pins, Rings, Back and Side Combs, etc., just received at the Yerington Drug Co.’s store. Cer tainly are beauties. The Economic Drug Co. has just re ceived a fresh supply of candies, gum and cigars. Give them a call. Bridge and Virginia streets. F. W. Schumacher, representing the Remington Typewriter Co., paid the city a visit the first of the week, and sold several machines. Ed Dillon’s new stone building, on upper Main street, is nearing comple tion. It will be used as a hardware es tablishment when ready for business. Richard Sunstedt and family, of Idaho Falls, but formerly of Colorado, were ar rivals here Monday, and will locate here most likely in some business venture. Mrs. J. G. Kaufman and son left Tues day for Boise City, Idaho, to visit relatives for a couple of months. Her daughters, Misses Georgie and Lulu, are attending school in Boise. A. B. Gray, of Denver, Colorado, was an arrival here Wednesday to take a look at the district. He is very well pleased with the looks of the country, both as to mining and agricutural resources. In the game of ball Sunday between Guggenheim’s nine and the Scrubs, the former carried off the honors as usual. Inasmuch as the score-keeper failed to have a large enough card to record the runs, the Times is unable to give the score. They’ll do better tomorrow. Mrs. Mary Dobbins had the misfortune Thursday evening to trip over a bart>ed wire in her back yard and in the fall break one of the bones in her right arm near the wrist. The injury is not ser ious, but is painful and will not allow of the use of the arm for a couple of weeks. THE WALKER LAKE DEVELOPMENT GO. The Walker Lake Development Com pany, which has considerable property in the East 'Walker and Mount Grant section, has let a contract to sink a shaft 100 feet in depth on its ground. The contract price is $2400. There is a shaft down fifty feet on the property, and when the other 100 feet is completed crosscuts will be run for the ledge which crops on the surface and shows excellent A — ■’ — ■■■■■■■—— Ml 1 i ■ — — ■■■■■■■■■■■—— values. In connection with this company T. B. Gamble has located a ledge near the head of Tappan Canyon which shows some splendid ore. The ledge is twelve feet wide, and a twelve foot cut in it shows a ten-foot breast of ore. The wall has not yet been encountered. Assays of the ore from the face run as high as $168 in gold and silver. COPPER BELT IS GROWIN6 Prospecting Develops Fact That the Great Belt West of the Valley is Bigger Than Supposed. Every week brings indications that the great copper belt lying west of Yering ton is larger than the best experts have reckoned it. James Timon, who has been a prospector in many of the big copper camps of the country, has been for some time past looking over this dis trict, and has located several claims as far south on the lead as Nordyke. Many others have also located in this section. Mr. Timon declares that the district is the greatest he ever ran across. Where he has made locations there is a granite capping with hematite iron croppings. Going through this capping iron and blue and white lime and birdseye por phyry are encouutered with nice copper showings. Mr. Timon has five holes down through this capping and is get ting some nice ore, which, besides good values in copper, carries as high as $20 in gold. The granite and iron cappings are from 100 to 300 feet in width, ami have been traced on the surface by Mr. Timon from the Spragg ground south to a point nine miles south of Yerington, The copper zone is declared to be three miles wide in that locality, and how much further south it may extend will only be known bv prospecting the ground thoroughly. J. C. Crain has eight claims near Nordyke which he considers some of the best ground in the whole district. He is getting ore on the claim that he is working that runs as high as $118 in gold. As time goes on it is becoming more apparent that the great district is going to show consider able gold, which, if it cannot be mined for itself alone, will be a healthy by product for the copper. RUNAWAYS Last Monday night the team belonging to the Nevada-Douglas Co came through town on a dead run. The horses had become detached from the wagon and had nothing but the harness attached to them. They continued on their course until they reached the McLeod field, where they evidently stopped of their own accord. Just how the accident oc curred is not known. The animals were found the next morning, uninjured, but the wagon and harness were pretty bad ly used up. Yesterday morning the four-horse team driven by Andy Marsal made a dtfbh out of Bovard’s corral on upper Main street. The team was hitched to a wagon with a wood rack on it, and Mrs. Marsal was on the seat. Mr. Marsal was prepared for a trip to the hills for wood, and Mrs. Marsal was to accom pany him. Near the Hernleben resi dence a mule in the team fell down and bunched the other animals up so they were caught before much damage was done. Mrs. Marsal slid from the seat back into the wagon bed and was not injured much. Ed. Dillon, who tried to stop the team, had a barrel, which was on Jhe wagon, fall on his leg and scrape the skin off. The mule had its ankle quite badly hurt, and that is all the damage done in what would have been a nasty runaway if the animals had not fallen down. 9 GATES-COCKERTON Kmory Gates and Miss Margaret K. Cockerton, of Oakland, Cal., were mar ried at the home of the bride on June 4, 1907, by Rev. Mr. Terry. Mr. Gates is manager of the Buckskin Gold Nugget property in Buckskin, and with his bride arrived in camp on the 14th. The couple were given a rousing charivari on their arrival in camp by J. M. Benham, Wm. Champagne, Bob Folk, Bob Ward, Wm. McCormick, Elmer Hoff, Wm. Leigh, W. P. Barrett, Harry Cooley and others. Mr. and Mrs. Gates will make Buckskin their home. OlAMONDSANDlEWELRY L. Katz, the San Francisco jeweler, is at the Hotel Yerington with a nice line of diamonds and jewelry. Mr. Katz has a full line of watches for ladies and gen tlemen, chains, charms, brooches, ear rings neck chains, and diamonds. You are invited to call and inspect his goods.