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LIVINGSTON, M. T, DEC. 19, 1883.
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coar.se gold at each
point. The placer
ground in this group, of Hiram Bacon in
particular, looks very promising. It is
"catered across its entire width by Eagle
creek, to tlie water of which he has the
sole and exclusive right, and this renders
it and adjacent claims valuable to their
owners. Rie h placer ground exists on
Buffalo, Palmer and Pine creeks.agd nu
merous colors have been found on the
north and south forks of Bear creek. A
portion of this ground has l>een located
and the owners state it will be worked by
them during the season of 1884. On por
tions of it which wc prospected last 8ep
teml>er, we made fine pannings repeatedly.
CREVICE GULCH,
so called by the earlier prosjiectors from
the narrow crevices in the lx*d rock in
which the gold was found in rich pockets,
1ms been for a number of years the ex
clusive possession of that well known old
placer miner J. S. Knowles. He and his
party, during the months of July, August
and September last, made excellent clean
ups in Crevice of the coarsest plâtrer gold
which wc have ever seen in the territory.
The gulch is long and narrow and is tilled
with boulders of enormous »ixe. which
renders it very difficult to work. That
gold exists upon the bed rock of this
creek in large quantities, has been abun
dantly proven by the frequent rich clean
ups of i»a»t years.
QUARTZ LEADS. t
Mr. Knowles some time since discov
ered some excellent quartz in the vicinity
of his placer ground. It crops out on
the chaunel of the creek, and specimens
taken from the lead are rich in imbedded
nuggets. It is less than two feet in width,
but it is believed to be a 4 *feader" leading
to a large ore l>ody. Several other pros
pects have been found in the quartz rock
so plainly to be seen along Crevice creek
showing gold, and although but little
work has been done in their development,
yet the surface indications are of such a
character as to inspire confidence in the
future gold output of the quartz strung
with such prodigality for miles on either
side of the waters of Crevice.
THE CREVICE MOUNTAIN LEADS
lie three miles northwest of Knowles'
At
In
in
by
all
and
placer claim, on a fiat mountain know n
in the nomenclature of this section as
••Crevice." It is advantageously situated
for the successful working of the rich ores
which crown its summit. Here may be
seen quite extensive developments in the
quartz on this part of tlie lielt, equalling
in extent those on Mineral mountain.
Here the visitor w ill see piled up hun
dreds of tons of gold bearing quartz at ami
neur the mouths of the shafts. Thousands
of specimens can be found in these leads
and on the dumps, full of free gold, which
can readily be seen with the naked eye.
During the winter of 1881-2, or the i>re
ceding winter, we have now forgotten
which, two miners, in three months, while
performing their development work upon
a Crevice mountain claim, took out speci
men rock so rich and iu such quantity
that they pounded out with jiestle and
mortar iu the evenings between $500 and
$600 in gold dust. This they separated
with a pan in an eight-gallon box of
water, the latter l»eing carried from tlie
Ijottom of a shaft 70 feet deep. The most
promising Crevice quartz lcications under
development are those of Messrs. Gillis,
Gourley, Wyman. Alex. Campbell, Hiram
Bacon, C. M. Stephens und Mrs. Jack
Cone. These are all claims of note in
this district, ami have lieen worked for a
number of years. The claims ot Gillis,
Gourley ami Wyman, are well defined
reins of free gold quartz. They are len
ticular in form, will average ai>out four
feet iu width, and are well develoj>cd
with shafts, one of which is 70 feet deep.
The quartz will run in free* gold all tlie
way from $35 to $1,000 per ton accord
ing as it is sampled, unci a noted expert
assures us tliat it will average $30 per
ton, barren and gold bearing, or ail the
quartz i*etw eeu wall and wall. Tlie same
may Ik* said of the other claims enumer
ated, although tlieir development is not
quite so extensive. An arastra 'was for
merly o|ierated iu connection with these
claims, on the east side of Crevice moun
tain.
BUFFALO MOUNTAIN
lies one half mile southwest of Crevice. It
lias lieen {wospected and fourni to contain
gold. Three claims have been located
by Messrs. Phelps, Carton and Bush, one
mF,<
of
a
. -
• A
of which, the Gold Ruby lead, shows an
immense body of quartz fully twenty feet
in width. Probably 25 tons of quartz
are on tlie dump of this lead, and its main
vein is so situated as to lead its ow ners to
lielieve that its output alone will keep a
ten-stamp mill and two Frue Vanner or
Imbrey concentrators steadily running
throughout the year. On the west and
south side of Crevice, are the Cumberland,
Crevice Trail and monarch lodes, located
and now living actively worked by
Messrs. Phelps, Carson and Bush. Tlie
leads mentioned are well defined and
proven to lie rich in gold from many tests
made the past fall and present winter,
Procecfling from Crevice Trail, northwest
along the belt, we find ourselves ou
baldy MOUNTAIN.
The Crevice leads are believed to cross
this mountain in their northwest passage
towards Emigrant, although very exten
sive prospecting has been carried forward
on this mountain searching for the main
lead, no one has yet been successful iu
his search. Only one claim, the Cham
pion, as far as our knowledge extends, 1ms
been located on this mountain. This
claim shows a vein fully six feet wide and
prospects well. Several tons of quartz
has been taken out by the locators,
Messrs. Phelps, Carson and Bush. Beyond
Boldy, to the northwest, is
mineral mountain.
Here near the summit are tlie Graham,
Legal Tender, Tip Top and Mountain
Chief, owned and under active develop
ment by Messrs. Brown. Gourley, Spieth,
and Krug. We hazzard the prediction
that this mountain will prove one of the
very first gold-producing mountains in
Montana. Tlie leads mentioned are pecu
iiarlv well defined, and show rich results;
the development on each show's a shaft I
along their respective veins of fifty feet in
depth, at the end of which is a tunnel
something more than 100 feet in length,
At the mouth of each shaft run on these
claims arc large, rich dumps of quartz,
In past years quartz has been taken from I
these dumps in very considerable quanti
ties which run from $80 to $150 per ton
in Joe Brown's arastra, and we arc told
by those best informed that the arastra
lost fully forty per cent, of the gold and
all the sulphurcts of iron, white iron, and
other base metallic substances rich in gold
and silver, all of which the quartz con
tains in large quantities. These veins will
average six feet in width. The West Point
and Kcets leads are owned by Messrs.
Stevens & Bell. There is a tunnel twenty
seven feet in extent with seveial shafts
from ten to twelve feet deep on the Keets.
It shows two veins, one of white iron
quartz, or arsenical iron, about sixteen
feet, and another of white quartz, six or
eight feet wide. Assays have been taken
from the quartz of this bed running from
$592 to $1,500 per ton. The West Point
shows a vein over six feet wide, and assays
over $200 per ton. It has a shaft four
teen feet deep and timlæred. Tlie Rich
Gold lead, on the cast side of Mineral
mountain, is held by Messrs. Phelps, Car
son, Bush and Cannis. Over fifty tons of
quartz are on tlie ore dump of this lead,
all of which prosjiects finely. It is full}
ten feet wide anr> runs directly towards
Baldy mountain, which leads its owners
to believe that perhaps it may prove to be
the mam lead which crosses this mountain.
It is situated at, its northwest lioundary,
within 100 yards of Pine creek and is ad
mirably located for the cheap reduction
of its ores. George Phelps has located an
extension of the Legal Tender, and be
lieves he has the true lead. There are
several other located prospects, aside from
the leads mentioned on Mineral mountain,
which their owners fully exjiect to de
velop into-mines in the future, and if sur
face indications coont for anything their
hopes in this respect are very liable to lx*
realized.
On the north side of Mineral mountain
is Pine creek, and directly north of this
creek is
PINE CREEK MOUNTAIN.
on whose strongly marked auriferous sides
and summit are the Germania and Home
stake mines. Tlie Germania 1 » the prop
erty of Joseph Fischer 6 Co. This lead
riiows a continuous vein of pure quartz
from eighteen inches to three feet in
width, and if the rock through which the
mineral-bearing quartz has been injected
in ,its formative state is taken into account
in the measurement, tlie vein will measure
from eight to eleven feet in width. A
few years since, five tons of picked quartz
were taken from this lead to Joe Brown's
arastra, which yielded over $5,000
of pure gold, and tlie tailings from the
arastra showed a large percentage of loss.
Mr. Fischer lias at Iiiscatim on Pine creek
a piece cf quartz taken from the Gut
-
mania alxmt twice as large as a lien's egg
fully half the bulk of which is pure gold!
It is one of tlie finest gold qtiartz speci
mens to lie seen in. any camp. The Ger
mania has from sixty to seventy tons on
the dump which is very rich in free gold,
The tunnel following the vein is in alxmt
sixty feet, and Mr. Fischer is steadily at
work on it at tlie present time. Joining
the Germania on the north is Hie Home
stake, owned and under development by
Frank Cannis & Oo. It shows fully as
well as the Germania. The quartz is of
the same character and tlie development
about the same. Many tons of quartz and
rich gold specimens have been taken from
this claim by Frank Cannis. North of
the Homestakc a load has been located,
and considerable work is being done on it
by its owner, George Phelps. From this
point it is perhaps six miles northwest to
the head of Emigrant Gulch. Along this
latter portion of the b?It several claims
have been taken; the locations are most
promising, and next season will witness
exciting times there as well as in other
parts of the district,
Such is a brief, but as we trust a correct
narrative of the mineral-bearing areas of
Bear, Crevice and tlieir tributary gulches
so far as known. To us tlie prominent
fact connected with the belt is tlie confi
dence it inspires in everyone who visits it,
whose opinion is worth expression. That
this belt under the magic influence of
stamp mills, pulverizers and concentrators
will yield up his millions of dollars of
gold in a brief time to the uses of com
merce there can lie no doubt. We liave
Crevice gulch. Crevice, Baldy, Mineral,
Piue and other mountains, embracing an
extended and seductive range for the
prosjiector and capitalist. The facts stated
stand out most prominently and challenge
the investigation of all classes. The camp,
as Christmas and '84 draw near, is in a
flourishing condition, is steadily moving
ahead in a substantial manner, and I con
rider its prospects for 1884, and thereafter,
rosc-colored and most assuring.
Charles A. Carson.
Bear Gulch, Montana.
and
and
or
of
J. MURRAY,
DEALER IN
Wines and Liquors
Fine Imported and Do
mestic
CIGARS
Street,
* Second
LIVINGSTON,
M. T.
BANK EXCHANGE!
HIGCIJVX, $ EJVN1S, Props
Saloon, Billiard and Pool Parlor
FINE MIXED DEINES A SPECIALTY.
Choice Wines, Liquors & Cigar ».
PARK STREET, LIVINGSTON. M. T.
F. H. LORING.
Proprietor nt the
SAMPLE ROOMS.
CHOICEST VINES UQUOBSaM CIGARS.
Princely furnished parlor room is connection.
MAIN STREET. - LIVINGSTON.
NEW OPENING
VT TJIR
Bavarian Beer Hall
Lmrer Main Street.
Having moved my beer hall from the old
ti wn to lower Main street, l shall keep con
stantly on hand all kinds of
Hot Ij-unoii,
Cheese and Sausage. Sandwiches, Pigs Feet,
Trijie and Steaks.
Keg Beer Always on Tap .
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Job* Nxwlaxhi. Ambrose Howell
NEWLAND A HOWELL,
BUILDERS.
We are prep a re d to do all kinds of work on
short notice.
Designs Furnished WhenWanted
Stop in rear o i Knterpri» Affee.
SHOP WORK A SPECIALTY.
300 STOVES Just Arrived
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Merchant Tailor.
Suits made in the Latest Style, and a Snre Fit always guaranterd. Also dealer in
Overcoats at Cost for next 30 days.
Livingston, - - * Montana.
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Commission Merchants
AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Flour, Feed and Provisions.
Apples and Other Fruits in Car Lots.
Corner Main and Lewis Streets. LIVINGSTON, MONTANA.
tar
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LIVINGSTON, MONTANA.
The Largest aiul Most Commodious, accommodating double tlie munfier of
guests of any other hotel in the town. An excellent eniitine; the table sup
plied with all the luxuries of the season. Parlors and Rooms fitted up with
all the comforts of a home, with polite and courteous attendants. Special at
tention given to Tourists and Travelers, and information freely given relative
to tlie innumerable wonders, an l different route» through the Great National
Park.
A Free Bus attends the arrival and departure of all Trains.
Choice Wines. Liquor* and Ciajais at the Bar in connection with the Honse
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Our Heaters Have Arrived,
A Large Assortment anti full stock of tlie
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Line, in beautiful designs and fcineetli ruliip
Anything you may want in the line of Praters can
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DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
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