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Published every day except Suud HEIGHT & HENDRY, : Publishers. LIVINGSTON, M. T, DEC. 28, 188%. LMIGHANT GILCH MINING 1USTRICTS The Mine* of Emigrant Gulrli and Mill Greek—Their Condition aud Prospecta — What Han Iteen l>one Aud What Will lie Done. In that jxjrtiou of Montana known as the Emigrant district, may be included the gulches of Mill creek. Emigrant and Six Mile, all of them heading near the same point in the mountains and containing the same formation. The first of these, Mill creek, is about eighteen miles from Liv ingston, next comes Emigrant six miles further on, and then Six Mile about six miles above Emigrant. Since the year 18fi3 plâtrer mining has been successfully carried on in Emigrant Gulch, and although the miners have had many difficulties to contend with, not least among which has been the great depth of the diggings, and although scarcely anything hut the most primitive methods have been employed, still these placers have been among the most pro ductive gold fields of Montana. At this writing all hydraulic work has been shut down for the winter. Some of the claims however will lx? worked through the winter by drifting. In one of these claims—John 0. Clifford's—the * boys'' are at present averaging fifty dol lars to the set with nine foot cap, which being interpreted means that from a sur face of bed rock 9x3 feet, fifty dollars is cleaned up. Batchelder & SowTs ground has never been worked any other way than by drifting, and in this claim as high as two hundred and sixty dollars 1ms been cleaned up from one set. Last spring when Messrs. Glyddon & Shafer com menced work they first ran through the sluice boxes a lot of tailings from the somewhat uotorions Cone ground. Eight men were employed in "shovelling in," and after th-ee weeks work the gratify ing result of a $3.000 clean-up was ob tained. Were it our object to write a history of these placers we might fill lèv erai columns with just such evidences of their wealth, but as placer mining is gradually dying out and giving place to quartz mining, we naturally turn from the old placers anti begin our prospecting in quartz, for undoubtedly there lies our future mineral wealth. of as for are pay and spot, tion Owing to the fact that this district, until the summer of '82, was included in the Crow reservation, and consequently no titles could be obtained for mines, very little attention was paid to quartz for rea sons which must necessarily be patent to everybody. On the passage of the bill to rednee the extent of the Crow reservation .cumr urn eAit-in cm me v.i »iw reservation , in 1882 however. and the throwing open | to the public of these lands, a new era in [ to the public of these lands, a new era in the history of these mines took place. Miners'claims and titles were regulated und protected by United States law, in stead of by customs and shotguns, and the assurance thus given to prospectors threw new energy into the camp, and quartz mines were eagerly sought after, and of the results which have so far been ob tained from these efforts we shall now en deavor to give some description. On Mill creek about thirty claims have been located, on which sufficient work has been done to show that mines of no mean order exists there. About the first mine on Mill creek is fie Diamond, owned by Jas. Connell, J. C. Baronett and Z. Daniels. This claim aud the lead to which it belongs have created a good deal of excitement during ! the past summer, and known what the whole will average, yet the which have from time although it is not width of the lead fqxsriroen assays to time to time obtained by the owners, one of them going as high as 1,3If ounces in silver besides 20 per cent, in copper, have been very flattering. There are several loca tions on the same lead, among which are the Wakefield, the Hindoo k, and two other claims, owned respectively bv Messrs. Graham & Newell and Messrs, ilenw & Noel. 'Die lead is aland ten feet in width and it is confidently ex pected to prove n very valuable mine. Further up the creek we come to the Butterfly, a galena ore, on which however but a small amount of wock has been done Near to the Butterfly is the Buil < Inzer, a carbonate ore assaying 400 ounces in silver ami $40 In gold. This vein, al though somewhat narrow, is veryprom ising. The great proportion of the claims on Mill creek however are situated a consid erable distance up the creek oral appar eutly center directly across Hie ridge from a a of ore. and is the are tact Mill — as the Six the six the upjier district of Emigrant Gulch, and among this group are the Stella, one hun dred feet in width and assaying fifty-nine dollars in gold and silver, the Blue Wing, Fire Clay, Madas and many others, on the majority of which however hut a very small amount of work lias been done and consequently but little is actually known about them. Crossing over the ridge from Mill creek in a southwesterly direction we come down into the east fork of Emi grant Gulch. In this gulch about sixty claims on quartz have been recorded, on a minority of which however a sufficient amount of work has as yet been accom plished to show that the claims arc any thing more than quartz locations. Those who have gone to work on their claims with the intention of finding out v.hat was there have^been fc well rewarded with the results of their labor, and doubtless future developments will be found to cor respond with those of the past. Among those which have attained the greatest prominence during the past sum mer are the Little Mack, Anna Jane aud Tiger, owned by Messrs. Bowl, Batch elder & I)oty. These claims join one f n other on the same lead. The lead itself is about eighty-eight feet wide, with a twenty-six foot strata of decomposed quartz. The decomposed quartz carries a large amount of gold, assays showing the average to be about $80 per ton. The lead also contains a considerable amount of galena and sulphate of lead. It is expected that machinery will be put <">n these locations early in the spring, as a strong company is now being formed for that purpose. North of, and adjoin ing the Little Mack, is situated the Gold Leaf, which was purchased a few weeks since by Messrs. I loiter & Hauser, the well-known mining men of Helena. These gentlemen propose placing a ten-stamp miil on their mine as soon as possible. The Crown Prince, owned by Mr. Ken nedy, also takes in a portion of the same lead beyond the Gold Leaf. The Sitting Bull, Bertie, Legal Tender, Hickey and Sokustobac, in this vicinity, are all good claims, showing plenty of all pay ore. of is to the in our in no very rea to to And now' we come to a phenomenon called theMenor. This is a copper mine, and was discovered from the greenish, copper-colored appearance of the ground surrounding a sluggish spring or marsh spot, quite near the creek. On examina tion it was found that oxide of copper had formed all about this spring, in some in stances covering the roots of trees to a thickness of eight and ten inches. On prospecting the gravel in the vicinity it was found to contain about one-half its weight in native copper, while the mud about the spring assayed over 70 percent, of the same metal. These w'ere sufficient , oî the same metal. These were sufficient | | evidences of the vicinity of an unusually in [ rich vein of copper, and the matter has in in the of ob en no is J. ! rich vein of copper, and the matter has lately been taken hold of by eastern capi talists who are now subjecting the matter to a thorough investigation. Further down the gulch 3Iessrs. Ash meade and Davis have three locations called the Parnell, Northern Pacific, and Ashmeade and Davis, on all of which considerable work has been done and good results obtained. John ('. Clifford s Silver Cord, running across his placers, also promises to become a very rich mine, assays as high as 1,400 oz. in silver, having been obtained there from. On George Dow's Boston and Ujiji a great deal of work has been expended, showing a well defined vein of sulphate of lead carrying a sufficient amount of gold and silver to make it well worth working. The Great Eastern, another well-known aune, owned by 31essrs. Alysworth and Van Tassel, of Bozeman, shows a vein about 40 feet in width, carrying about twenty-five dollars to the tou m galena ore. These gentlemen purjiose placing stamp mills ami concentrators on their mine in the coming spring. Cald well's North Star and Counts and Lam bert's Daniel Boone are much of the same character as the Great Eastern. Peter Pryor also has a claim on the mountain above these last mentioned mines which assays as high as $554 gold and silver. Further dowu the gulch is the Arthur, owned by Mesgrs. Sowl & McCarty, car rying pay in copper, gold and silver. One more lead well worthy of mention is one running north and south through the liilla directly above Chico, orf winch are located the Alaska, Bank, Ku Klux, Emigrant Chief, Lily of the West aud London King. This lead lies in the con tact of the two formations of slate and porphyry which mept here, the jKfrphyry and hun the very and we a the n is a a forming the hanging wall of the lead. The vein is about eight feeFwide and can Ik: readily traced for about a mile and a half along the surface of the ground. The majority of the work on the lead has been done on the Alaska and Ku Klux claims. The lead is heavily capped with iron ore, but spurs from the main lead throw'out a large amount of galena carrying from $25 to $50 in silver. While in the iron capping a sufficient amount of gold and silver is found to make it profitable ore to work, yet it is the opinion of all experienced miners who have examined this lead, that below this tapping will be found an ex ceedingly riçh silver mine. Whether or not this sunrise may or may not be cor rect will dojibtless bo settled during the winter, as woik on the Ivu Klux is being rapidly advanced. The owners of this claim have jo much confidence in their mine that tluy have refused seven thous and dollars by their interest, and they are men of well-known judgment. Although many other good claims might be mentioned, yet sufficient has al ready been sail to show' that the Emigrant district possesses plenty of attraction for capitalists, ami from the number of mon eyed men who have lately become interest ed in this regi<in, or are about to become so, there can be no question but that the summer of 1884 will cause such a trans formation of the hitherto quiet camp of Chico as will satisfy the expectations of its most sanguine inhabitunts. A. II. M. -AND LUNCH COUNTER G. H. MOORE, Propr. Main Street, LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. Milwaukee Keg Deer Always on Tap and Imported Clieese and Nummer Saus age Sand w iclies. EVGIVE ME A CALL. 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