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vol. 3, xo. 4i. £•,N2 S ^ goldfield. Nevada. Saturday. January io. i9i4. price ten cents
. Ctolofieln Weekly TrtDnne. vol 7. .\o. *W
At a meeting of the newly elected
board of directors of the Jumbo Ex
tension Mining company, held in
Goldfield this week, the following of
ficers of the company were chosen to
serve for the ensuing year: Presi
dent, Harry Schwaikert; vice-presi
dent and treasurer, Charles S.
Sprague; secretary, Ben Gill. A
meeting was also held of the direc
tors of the Jumbo Reduction com
pany, when the following officers
were named: President and treas
urer, Charles S. Sprague; vice-presi
dent, J. K. Turner; secretary, Ben
The Jumbo Reduction company is
a separate corporation, operating the
leased mill at Bonnie Clare, which
treats the milling ore from the Jum
bo Extension property. E. S. Van
Dyck, who has been superceded as
president of both companies, will
continue in the position of general
manager but the conduct of mining
operations will be largely under the
personal direction of J. K. Turner,
who has been retained as consulting
engineer and is a director in both
Charles S. Sprague and Ben Gill re
turned from San Francisco in the
early part of the week. Mr. Sprague
and Mr. Gill, the latter secretary of
the Jumbo Extension, went to San
Francisco to attend a meeting of the
board of directors of the company
which was held in the Russ build
ing at 11 a. m. Monday.
At this meeting, Mr. E. S. Van
Dyck, director and president of the
Jumbo Extension company, resigned
both positions and Messrs. Olney and
Newcomer also tendered their resig
nations as directors,'whereupon the
vacant dltin^otfehipa were filled by
the election of mIp Sprague, H.
Schwaikert and J. K. Turner. The
other directors are T. G. Lockhart
and Ben Gill. ‘ ■
Latest returns from two carloads
of higher grade material, shipped to
the Millers sampler of the Western
Ore Purchasing company, were over
$92 per ton. Some new work is now
being done on the fourth or 920
foot level and the deepest level, at
a depth of 1017 feet, is being ex
tended to get under the ore opened
on the fourth level.
The supreme court of Nevada has
handed down a decision reversing
the former finding in the Round
Mountain Mining company-Round
Mountain Sphinx company litigation,
constituting a complete victory for
the Round Mountain Mining com
pany and establishing its title to the
Los Gazabos claim, which has been
the bone of contention. In the trial
of the case before the district court
in Goldfield, before Judge Theron
Stevens, the decision was in favor
of the Sphinx company. The Round
Mountain company took an appeal
to the supreme court, which affirmed
the decision of the lower tribunal.
Subseauently the Round Mountain
company applied for a rehearing be
fore the supreme court and this re
hearing was had some time ago,
with the result that the higher court
has reversed its former finding and
decided in favor of the Round Moun
tain company. An injunction was
obtained at Tonopah against the lat
ter company by the Sphinx company
some time ago, prohibiting the for
mer from extracting ore from the
Los Gazabo claim in the absence of
a heavy bond to indemnify the
Sphinx company, in the event of its
gaining a final decision on the re
hearing. This injunction will be dis
solved and the recent decision re
lieves the Round Mountain company
of all litigation.
► The preliminary estimate of 4
► production and earnings of the 4
► Goldfield Consolidated Mines 4
► company for the month of De- 4
► cember, 1913, was given out 4
► today by A. H. Howe, secretary 4
V and treasurer of the company. 4
► Th? figures follow: 4
► Total tons mined, 28,799; 4
► gross value recovered, $336, 4
► 000; cost of operation. $180,- 4
► 000; net realization or the 4
► month, $156,000.
It is stated by the management
of the Atlanta Mines company that
the cross-cut, which was driven at
a depth of 1750 feet, from the St.
Ives shaft of the Merger Mines com
pany to the boundary of the Union
Jack claim of the Atlanta, was driven
forward in Atlanta ground for 140
feet, where it penetrated material
marking the contact between the
shale and the latite. From this point
it has been extended 40 feet in the
latite, beyond the line of contact.
The latite is now showing a higher
degree of siliciflcation and carries
a little copper. Some water is now
coming in the breast of the cross
cut but not sufficient to cause any
difficulty in the conduct of the work.
In driving this cross-cut, in both
properties, the ground passed through
has been the heaviest and worst that
has been known in the district, ren
dering the work slower and more
costly than it would otherwise have
The presence of the latite, with
the siliciflcation, the mineralized
character of the formation and the
appearance of water, are accepted as
indicating that the cross-cut is ap
proaching the large vein that tra
verses the adjoining ground of the
Goldfield Consolidated and the ex
tension of which it is expected will
he penetrated within a comparatively
short distance in Atlanta ground.
The new compressor for the Sand
storm-Kendall Consolidated mine has
arrived and is now being installed.
It is of ample capacity to afford air
for all the machine drills that may be
required on the two levels now
opened, at depths of 350 and 500
feet, or in any other work that may
be undertaken. A pump was in
stalled lately on the 500-foot level
and is working satisfactorily and
readily handling all the water that
comes in on and above this level, the
f . v having reached at times a vol
ume of 150,000 gallons a day. The
new pump is a tripjex, electrically
driven machine, with a capacity of
200,000 gallons in 24 hours.
The manager of the Sandstorm
| Kendall states that the drifts on the
j 500-foot level are still following the
! foot-wall ore-shoot and material of
excellent grade is in sight here, the
assays indicating a good average and
the pav-seam varying in width from
a lew inches to over two test. On
the 35 0-foot level the cross-cut is
in broken material that indicates the
near proximity of the ledge opened
on the 500-foot lsvel. Sandstorm
Kendall stock has been one of the
most active issues on the exchanges
r'or the first time since operations
were started under the present svs
tem on the Millard lease, on thej
I Diamondfleld Black Butte property, |
I just a year ago, results have been j
obtained in the past few days that
l are regarded as practically insuring
the success of the undertaking and
' that have given much encouragement
to Lessee Guy Millard and to those
j who have been associated with him in
i the enterprise. Assays taken at a
t point near the old Quartzite stopes
have rstunud figures indicating that
the true direction of the fault move
! ment has at last been determined and
j that the continuation of the famous
orebody may be opened up within a
short time.
During the past year approximate
ly 700 linear feet of work has been
accomplished, for the most part fol
lowing the line of the fault In a
westerly direction. In all this time
no vein was exposed and the only
assays obtained were 42 and 44 cents
in silver and $1.80 in gold. Recent-1
j ly, upon the advice of three promi
! nent mining engineers, all of whom
i have examined and are familiar with
j the ground, it was decided that the
distance driven was sufficient to
prove that the throw of the fault
had not been in this direction and
Manager Millard started a drift on
fContinued on Page Eight.)
Sinking has continued in the main
shaft of the Silver Pick Consolidated
but it is probable that the present
bottom of the shaft will be used
temporarily as a sump and that n
station will be cut at a depth of about
500 feet, beyond which depth the
shaft has progressed but a short dis
This matter will be decided up
on within a few days, following the
arrival here on Friday of E. S. Van
Dyck, general manager for the com
pany. It has been the plan of the
management to continue singking to
a depth of 1000 feet but the heavy
flow of water in the shaft has ren
dered it necessary to cut a station
sump around the 500-foot point, in
order to handle the water to better
advantage, and as the bottom of the
shaft is still in the great vein through
which it has passed for about TO
feet, it is likely that some develop
ment work will be done on the 500
foot level.
E. S. Haskell, consulting engineer
■ for the company, stated to the Gold
field News and Tribune, while on a
visit here a few days ago, that suffi
cient depth had been attained to
justify the performance of some de
velopment work in order to deter
mine the character of the big ledge.
Tin work will be carried to greater
depth at a later date.
Every week in the past three
months or more has been marked by
some notable improvement or new
development in the Goldfield mines.
Some of the prospects, the value of
which has been a matter of doubt
from the beginning, are now demon
strating their possibilities as poten
tial mines and it is plain to those
who are following the results of de
velopment work here that Goldfield
will eventually have a number of
producing properties, although the
average grade of the ore may not
approximate the value of the early
The mining business in Goldfield
U. now on a most substantial basis
and the properties under develop
ment are being worked on scientific
lines and in an economical and busi
nesslike manner. The “gophering”
methods of the boom days, when
only high-grade ore could be mined
and marketed profitably, have given
way to the most up-to-date and ap
proved processes. The camp has the
benefit not only of the experience of
capable miners and geologists in this
field, but of the knowledge and ex
perience of some of the foremost ex
perts and mine managers in the
Goldfield Consolidated
Operations of the Goldfield Con
solidated Mines company are main
tained on established lines and the
production of gold bullion, while by
no means at the high record, is of
such volume as to keep this com
pany well in the forefront among
the world's producers of gold. The
statement of preliminary estimates
f,~r the month of December shows
that the mines produced 28,799 tons
of ore, the gross recovery from
which was approximately $336,000
and the net profits realized by the
company were about $156,000. Al
most without exception the pre
liminary estimates of net production
have been well below the actual re
turns as shown by the final month
ly reports.
The Consolidated company is now
developing virgin ground at great
depth and ore has been shipped in
large quantity to the smelters for
treatment that comes from the deep
est levels and that is refractory in
character, the copper content render
ing it unsuited for treatment by the
milling processes employed at the
company's 100-stamp mill. The vein
system of the Consolidated is ol
great extent and the company has
mined ore of good grade almost to
the boundary lines of four adjoining
Goldfield Merger Mines
Development work continues on
the 1750-foot level of the Merger
company’s ground, under the direc
tion of Manager John Mocine. Some
work is also being done on the 1330
foot level, which has been driven
from the St. Ives shaft of the Mer
ger to connect writh the main work
ings of the Grizzl Bear mine of the
Goldfield Consolidated. The actual
development work planned long ago
for the Merger ground has only re
cently been started, the efforts of
the company having been devoted to
tlie preliminary or preparatory work
necessary to reach and open up the
veins at great depth. The fact that
the latite has been penetrated by the
cross-cut from the Merger shaft on
the 1750-foot level, in the adjoining
Atlanta ground, is regarded as a
meat favorable factor for the Merger
and the work at this depth in Mer
ger ground is being directed to open
up and explore the great fissure
through which the shaft, the deepest
in southern Nevada, passed at a
depth of about 1700 feet.
Atluntu Mines Company
This week's news from the Atlan
ta property is of a most encouraging
character and the fact that latite,
the deepest ore-bearing formation of
the district, and fissured ground, has
been demonstrated at a depth of
1 feet in this territor is regard
ed as of the greatest importance to
the entire district. According to the
surveys and projections accounted
for in adjacent ground it was not ex
pected that the main vein would be
reached in less than 200 feet from
.the point where this broken forma
tion has appeared and it is apparent
1 yet too early to determine if the
cross-cut has reached the foot wall
of the vein, but the presence of
According to a statement sent out
by the Manhattan Chamber of Mines,
the gold and silver production of the
Manhattan district fcr 1913 is figur
ed at $500,000. Of this amount the
quartz mines produced $4 42,202
from 54,200 tons, an average of
$8.15 per ton. The Manhattan
placers show a production of $117,
738 from 29,435 yards of gravel
sluiced, an average value per yard of
The tonnage treated, and gross
value of the ore milled during the
year by the various mills of the
camp, as nearly as can be obtained,
is as follows:
Associated Milling company, 3,082
tons; value $52,209. Manhattan
Milling & Ore company, 13,04 7 tons;
value $130,3 86. Big Four Mill,
18,294 tons, value $79,068. East
Side Mill, 103 tons; value $1,770.
War Eagle Mill (estimated) 18,4 4 2
tons; value $140,000. Shipped by
White Caps Mining company, 692
tons; value $38,229. Total amount,
54,269 tons. Total value, $442,
! 262.
The Associated mill operated from
the first of 1913 until about the mid
dle of May. The White Caps lease
furnished almost the entire tonnage
milled, amounting to 2,878 tons of a
gross value of $47,810. Adding to
the local ore millings of the White
Caps, the ore sold to the Western
Ore Purchasing company at Millers,
! G92 tons valued at $38,229, the total
| millings of the company for 1913
i amount to 3,570 tons of a gross
1 value of $86,039, an average per ton
i of $24.10. In addition to the ore
milled, the White Caps lease placed
on the ore dumps at the mine dur
ing the last sixty days of the lease
operations, 4800 tons of ore, that
conservatively estimated at $12 per
ton, adds $57,600, making the total
ore mined in 1913 of a valuation of
$1 43 639.
The Big Four mill operated from
the first of MarcV. to the end of Oc
tober. During the eight months of
the mill operations no custom ore
, "'1*8 treated, the only ore coining
j from the Big Four property. From
the first month of ore milling, the
heads in the mill averaged $8.32 per
ton and gradually declined in aver
age value until the mill was closed
down. The average of total ore mill
ed is $4.35 per ton for gold and sil
ver. There is no question but that
the Big Four mill can treat the pres
ent ores of the mine, and make a
j good profit over all costs, provided
j the mill be enlarged sufficiently, tc
j double its present milling capacity
The mill classified above as tht
j East Side mill is a small five-stamp
i mill that was operated for a short
| time on some of the ores developed
I in the East Manhattan district.
The Manhattan Milling & Ore
company mill operated almost con
tinuously on custom ore. Ore was
j treated from the Brady leases on
| Union No. 9 claims, the property of
; the Manhattan Dexter Mining com
! pany, also from leases under the
| same management on the Earl,
j Jumping Jack and Stray Dog claims,
j Several shipments totaling several
hundred tons to the shipment were
made as custom lots, by the present
operators or me uim, cvrusnetc ana
Wittenberg, these shipments coming
from their leases on the Big Pine,
Gold Crater, Mayflower and Consoli
dated properties.
The lessees of the Litigation Hill
Merger Mining company made sev
eral shipments to the mill, the same
as lessees operating on the Seyler
Humphrey, Mustang, Bald Eagle,
Consolidated, Broncho, Little Grey
and other properties.
War Eagle Mill
The War Eagle mill, operated by
the Commercial Mines and Milling
company, commenced dropping its
stamps on the Reiliy Fraction glory
hole output about tb.e middle of
May. With but a few days stoppages
it ran conti nuously on this ore, with
two or three small lots from the
Crescent property, owned by the
same company, milled during the
• Continued on Page Eight)
latite at this point rs a most interest
ing fact and maye lie of great im
portance to the camp.
Florence Cohllichl
Regular shipments ot' ore of ex
cellent grade are now going forward
from the Florence mine to the Mil
lers sampler of the Western Ore Fur
chasing company and it is reported
upon good authority that the mine
is in better condition than for years
past. The extensions of rich ore
shoots are being opened up and arc
shown to contain ore that yields a
good profit in milling. Superinten
dent Clapp is conducting develop
ment work in new ground and the
results of this work, particularly
south of the main shaft, are proving
of great interest in demonstrating
the fact that the zone of enrichment
has not been exhausted. The Flo
renew mine is said to he in better
condition than at any time since the
bonanza leasing days.
The (iuhllicld Oro
With its main shaft nearing a
depth of 050 feet the Goldfield Oro
has penetrated a formation that ap
pears to mark the approach to the
i fault ore channel and it will not ac
casion great surprise of an orebody
is penetrated by this shaft at any
time. Manager Thomas F. Manning
is greatly encouraged by the present
showing and the results of each
day’s work are watched with the
keenest interest by all the men con
nected with the property. It is the
firm belief of almost everyone in the
district that the Oro will, with fur
ther development, make one of the
big mines of the district.
Jlimlio Extension Aline
At no time in its history has the
Poleverde mine of the Jumbo Ex
tension company given the promise
of substantial production that it now
affords.. In addition to the daily
shipments of ore sent to the leased
mill at Bonnie Clare, approximating
200 tons a week, the company has
been shipping some material of high
er grade to the sampler of the West
ern Ore Purchasing company at Mil
lers and the returns for two car
loads, containing over 90 tons, sent
nit* huiMiucr mTiiuy, were over
$0 2 per ton. The company is now,
for the first time in many months,
upon a substantial, profit earning
basis. Control has lately passed to
Charles S. Sprague ot Goldfield and
Diaiiioiidlield Black Butte
The Millard lease, on the Dia
mcndfield Black Butte property, has
lately been getting some good assays
in the new work started east of the
old Quartzite stope, which has yield
ed in the past over $400,000 worth
of high-grade shipping ore. The
Vernal property is being devolo|>ed
and is giving excellent promise of
becoming a producing mine. Lessees
are showing up some good ore on the
Daisy, Goldfield Belmont and Great
Bend properties. The Blue Bull
Booth and Sandstorin-Kendall prop
erties are being developed along es
tablished lines and with promise of
making an important production.
Some ore of excellent grade is now
showing in the workings of the C.
O. I). Consolidated and is being de
veloped by raising from the 300-foot
level. This ground is Deing worked
by the Nevada Co-operative Mining
company, which is the title of the cor
poration that lias succeeded the Gold
field Mines Operating company and
which is controlled and represented
her? by the Charles S. Sprague brok
erage company. The new company,
the stork of which is assessable, holds
under lease the greater part of the
ground of the C. O. L>. Consolidated
company, in< hiding the Gold liar and
1 Victor mines and the C. O. D. M.
, & L. and Florence-C. O. I). shafts
and workings.
r <>r some ume past tne work,
which is under the direction of J.
K. Turner, the company's consulting
engineer, lias been confined largely
to the 350-foot level of the Victor
workings, where drifts have been ex
tended from the main cross-cut to
pick up, on its downward extension,
, the ore developed on tlie 200-foot
level. This ore has now been ex
imsi d on the deeper level and while
as yet it lias appeared only in seams
of comparatively small size, it is
of excellent av rage grade and of the
same character as that exposed
Several shipments of good ore
have been made by the lessees and
in the progress of company work this
vein has produced a considerable
quantity of shipping ore, in this
ground and farther to the north.
Drifts are bring enteuded east and
west on the 360-foot level, which
corresponds with the 300-foot level
that was opened from the Gold Bar
shaft, the two workings being con
nected at this depth. The main Vic
tor ledge is of large size and is now
being explored at a depth of 700
feet and at a point farther to the
east by the Blue Bull company, which
lias a leas? on the east half of the
Victor claim for a period of five
Another centrally located property
in (lie Goldfield district is about to
undergo development and it now ap
pears certain that this work will lie
on a scale calculated to fully demon
strate the value of the ground. This
is t lie property of the Goldfield Mid
way Mining company, situated on the
north slope of Vindicator Mountain,
just north of the Talmage group.
Philadelphia men control the com
pany, which has performed no work
; on its ground for several years but
has secured a United States patent
for the property.
Charles W. Finninger, now of
Philadelphia and formerly a broker
in Goldfield, during the boom period,
has been here during the past week
and lias adjusted all claims against
the company and left for the east on
Tuesday, for the purpose of attend
ing a meeting of directors of the
Midway company, to lie held in Phil
adelphia immediately upon his ar
it is believed that at this meeting
ample funds will he provided to
carry on extensive development work
on the property, that plans will be
formulated for this work and that
the projected work will lie started
without delay. Charles Roberson
will submit a report on the property,
which is equipped witli a 25-horse
power electric hoist, with head-frame
and all other ne essary mining acces
A recent report states that Urani
um ore of excellent grade has been
discovered at a point between Fair
view and Wonder.
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♦ Under the auspices of the A
♦ Engineers club of the Univer- A
♦ sity of Nevada, an “industrial A
♦ safety’’ conference will be held A
♦ at that institution on January A
♦ 2C and 27. Prominent repre- A
♦ sentatives of the mining, elec- A
♦ trieal and transportation indus- A
♦ tries will participate and a mini- A
♦ her of exhibits and motion pic- A
♦ tures illustrating the “safety A
♦ first movement” will be shown. A
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