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Saturday, Spt. io, 1904. From page ''. SAME HANl'lM!: tti-IS I'LTS given by ores lu-reinMore men tioned coming from the Chipiona hill. 1 ! Following along a ridge Hanking Chipiona mountain the two Car qona ledges are traced into and '..mm nipne-iuita mountain, with numerous aniijt" workings, and j 1 tunnels run bv the Ciene-i guita Copper Co., cutting in each great bodies of solid sulphide ores, and showing also great zones of rock carrying sulphides dissemin rtfwl throughout the bods' in inin- C.J I ute particles, but all valuable as i ooncent rating ore. The Caranna ledges are great) exposures of oxidized ores varying I from 400 to 1,000 feet in width. j Upon the surface they show the I same oxidation described herein-; before, gradually changing to sul-1 ihides as depth is attained. At! one place there stands a rocky cliff of these oxidized ores, one; hundred feet or more in height and i standing above the ground along a ; distance of several hundred feet. Across the ledge 500 feet away is j an extensive tnthjo working, sev-! era! hundred feet in extent, show-! ing rich sulphides all along the faces inside; and from the edges of the opening there is the gradual change described from the oxidized .surface ores to the solid sulphides, uuch as hereinbefore received des cription. It is in the study of these features that the geologist, mineralogist and practical miner are forced to the 1 K KKHISTIRLK ONiJA'SlON that when the level of the subter ranean waters is reached the great j bodies of solid sulphide ore will be found to extend the full width of the immense ledges. The (iiitiijvo openings upon the two Cfinjonas, and the recent work ings as well, extend to Cieneguita, two miles away from Chipiona and the latter begin in the loftv ridge flanking Chipiona Mountain on the west, about 1,000 feet away. At one point is shown an old shaft, opened in recent days, from which records show ore was extracted which yielded 320 ounces, silver, per ton At another point is an other shaft in which high grade gold ore (sulphurets) is .found. The great extent and value of the two Carpono veins have been de monstrated by six tunnels varying from 1200 to 300 feet in length, all cutting great bodies of solid sul nhide ores. In antinua davs the ores from these two ledges were doubtless reduced in SM ELTING FU R X ACES at Cieneguita, where there are slag dumps; and those from the veins in Chipiona Mountain were like wise treated in furnaces below the entrance to tunnel No. 2, on the northeast side of that elevation, where there are also extensive slag dumps and the ruins of. an old furnace. The lead ores from La Plojnom were doubtless employed as a flux for such of the partly oxidized ores as the iiDtigvo could handle. Upon the ores now dev eloped and ready for stoping, in Chipiona Mountain, the Cieneguita Copper Company are about to com mence the work of reduction, which when once in operation will con tinue without cessation, the ore re serves at the same time being fur ther developed as fast as men and the latest improved machinery can i t fh? work . 'i.tr:.' ' h iw b'-n two l.i re each with a, capacity f H0 ton daily, roasting -f.al!, etc., which are in course of construction on Chipiona Creek, a short di-tance below the old furnace mentioned. As soon as completed and in ati ' factory working order, which will be within six months, the plant will be duplicated; and additions of 200-ton furnaces will be made until a total daily capacity of 1.000 tons is reached. The necessary fuel to supply the furnaces will be drawn from forests of oak upon the surrounding mountains, of which great trees there are several varie ties; and in. the heavy pine forests at tlie higher elevations there is an unlimited supply of white pine and fir trees for building and mine uses. Of these fine timber lands the company owns EIGHTEEN' THOUSAND HECTARES covered by a visible supply of fuel and timber suilicient to last many years, and which, with careful treatment will renew itself as fast as cut and consumed. Beside these lands in which the title is absolutely owned by the company, it holds in common a heavy inter est in the I'ancho Yglesia, upon which is situated the Tayapa group of mines. OTHER HOLDINGS. While an extended description has been given herein to the Ciene-guita-Chipiona group of mines owned by the Cieneguita Copper Company, they are by no means the sole and only rich and valuable holdings of mineral lands owned by the same corporation. About two miles westward from the Chi piona Mountain are the vestiges of the western rim of the nreat vol canic cone described at tlie - outset; ! a remant of an eruption of basalt j and trap rock. Beyond that is a. j region ot metamorphism, the rocks, however, being cut by great dykes! of trachyte and diorite, and great mineral ledges. The first of these includes the OSTIM.rR.I3 GROUP of mines, including the San lde "o?.M), ic Qxtimuris and La Pricta properties. The ledge is fully 100 feet wide, with a mineral vein one to four feet in width, carrying lead sulphides and oxides rich in silver and gold. It is stated upon credi ble authority that ores yielding thirty ounces, gold, per ton, have been extracted from this mine. The antiyva workings were very extensive, as shown by the im mense ore dumps at the entrance of the shafts and tunnels, which dumps have no doubt been greatly worn away by time and the elem ents. Ruins of an arraMra near at hand show how some of the ores were treated. Some fifteen years ago an inclined shaft was sunk by Mr. J. H. Miller, recently deceased, who was in business at Minas Prietas, The gentleman once in formed me that at a depth of ninety feet he encountered water, and being without means to pur chase the necessary pumping mach inery to handle it, he abandoned his operations. He also stated to Mr. Farish that he had shipped ore from that shaft which ran from 450 to 1,500 ounces per ton in sil ver, and some gold and copper. Mr. Farish assayed a sample of ore remaining in the shaft which yield ed a result of 227 ounces silver per ton $0.20 gold and 7 per cent, cop per. Mr. Uendy made an assay from 0tirnuris ore which yielded 277 ounces per ton silver and the same result in gold and copper as found by Mr. Farish. Continued on page 4. Cla Industrial y Explotadora do Mates. imr'OWTEP, WHOLE SULK (1 M D WtTfllL t E (I L V fi IH Lumber of all Kinds. 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