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BELMONT IN FINE ORE ON IOOO-FT. LEVEL:
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS OF SILVER CAMP Tonopah Belmont workings from Desert Queen shaft encounter splen did ore on the 100-foot level. Final k clean-up of the mill for December produces 89 bars of bullion, weigh ing 188,405 ounces. West End opens up great body of mill ore on the 500-foot level. Bul lion shipments for December show increase of 7068 ounces over those for November. Tonopah Mining company proves West End vein to be from 10 to 12 feet wide above the 600-foot level. Tonopah Extension drifting on two oreshoots in the Murray vein and will commence sinking of a winze on the ore next week. Montana-Tonopah bullion ship ments showing steady increase. Monarch Pittsburg commences sinking of the winze from the 1000 foot level. North Star proves continuation of ore-shoot from 1050 to 1130-foot level, and opening up good ore in C. E. K. vein on 1050-foot level, and will now cross-cut it on the 1200 and 1400-foot levels. Mizpah Extension crosscutting north on 1160-foot level in trachyte formation, showing small stringers of quartz. Jim Butler encounters good ore in Desert Queen workings and south west cross-cut on the fourth level cutting stringers of high-grade ore. MacNamara opening up good bodies of mill ore on lower levels of the lower Contact vein. Tonopah production this week 10, 538 tons of the gross milling value of $257,150. Halifax The Halifax vein which is believed to be the western extension of the great Belmont vein has now been opened up in trachyte formation on the 1100-foot level of the Halifax mine at a point about 2S0 feet south east of the shaft. At this point the cross-cut passed through the downward extension of the north and south contact from the 1000-foot level, the north side of the cross-cut showing some quartz, east of the contact. The cross-cut was extended southeasterly about 60 feet and then turned to the south, all in trachyte formation. At a point near where the cross cut was turned south, a cross fissure, showing quartz, was encountered and drifting north on this was started fe and in a few' feet the vein was en 1 countered, showing a width of fully 20 feet before the hanging-wall was struck. Drifting east on this side of the vein is now in progress in ore ranging fro'n $7 to $0 a ton in value, and it is thought that about 30 feet of drifting will be necessary before the downward extension of the ore-shoot on the 1000-foot level is encountered. At a point in the southeast cross cut where crosscutting north was started, a raise is being put up on the vein also in low-grade ore and about 50 feet southeast another raise has also been started which has not yet entered the quartz. One of these raises will be extended up to the level above. On this level drifting north has now been started on the body of quartz in the contact and from this drift, raises will be put up to the downward extension of the quartz bodies cut on the lev°l above. A big station will now be cut on this level and a station will also be cut otn the 1200-foot level, from which a northeast drift will be run to the downward extension of the vein. West End A great body of mill ore lias been opened up in the past two weeks in the West End mine on the 500-foot level, where a cross-cut was started from the footwall side of the West End vein to determine its width be tween walls. This cross-cut was extended south for a distance of 75 feet before en countering the hanging-wall of the vein, and for that distance the ore will average $12 a ton. As the vein dips at a very flat angle, the cross cut does not represent the exact width of the vein, which, if standing vertical, would be about 40 feet wide between walls, but it demonstrates the existence of an immense body of mill ore on the hanging-wall side of the vein and a width of fully 7 feet of high-grade ore on the footwall side, already previously proved by the west drift. On this level the vein was drifted on on the footwall side, from a point eas: of this cross-cut westward for about 300 feet in good mill ore, and another cross-cut has now been start t ed west of the No. 1 cross-cut to de W termine the width of the vein at this point, indications being that this work will open up a very much greater tonnage of mill ore than is exposed in the drift. This work adds an immense ton nage of profitable mill ore to the reserves in the mine. Jim Butler The Jim Butler mine again shows very encouraging improvement this week in both the workings from the Desert Queen and Wandering Boy shaft. In the Desert Queen shaft the vein which is being drifted on in an east erly direction from the 700-foot level has widened from 18 inches last week to 3 feet, and the ore has im proved from fair mill grade_J;p_ very excellent shipping ore. On the 600-foot level of this shaft a very promising condition prevails. The south cross-cut on this level, which is being driven in trachyte formation, is now cutting some very promising quartz stringers, and indi cations are that a body of ore will be encountered in this cross-cut. From the Wandering Boy shaft the new southwest cross-cut on the 420-foot level continues to show ex cellent indications of ore. For the past 10 days it has been passing through a very strong mineralized zone, showing numerous stringers, assaying as high as $50 a ton, and it is probable that drifting westerly on these will be started very shortly. The Fraction vein, which is being drifted on from the old Fraction shaft continues to show from 4 to 5 feet of low grade ore, but this drift has not ye: been extended far enough to pick up the downward extension ; cf the ore-shoot mined on the level above. Toliopall Ex. The Tonopah Extension property I will next week commence the sink* ing of a winze on the Murray vein from ttie 950-foot level of the new main working shaft. This will be sunk on the foot wall side of the vein to determine its dip below this level for a depth of about 75 or 80 feet, and when this has been definitely ascertained, a double-compartment vertical main shaft will be sunk and equipped with a powerful hoisting ! plant for the permanent develop ment of the vein to great depth. I The vein is developing in a most gratifying manner. On the footwall i side the ore-shoot has now been j drifted on in a westerly direction for l over 80 feet without a break or fault : and continues to show a full face of | excellent grade ore. The east drift i on this shoot lias been extended for I a length of 60 feet, and while of not i such uniform high-grade ore as in ! the western drift, it is still of excel | lent grade. These two drifts thus prove the length of the ore-shoot to • over 140 feet, and still extending. What is known as the hanging* i wall ore-shoot has been drifted on i easterly for a length of 3 0 feet, and 1 snows a full face of very good mill ing ore. Drifting west on this has | only just been started, the face of ; the west drift also showing a very j good grade of mill ore. Ilelinont The east drift on the 1000-foot I level of the South vein in the Desert ; Queen workings of the Belmont | mine has this week opened up from j ’4 to 3 feet of splendid ore. This ! vein is from 4 14 to 5 feet wide, and ! for the past few weeks drifting has been in progress on a width of 2 V-i j to 3 i feet of mill ore, which has i shown gradual improvement in val | nes until the lace this week is of | splendid grade, and drifting on this 1 is still in progress, i In these workings sloping has been commenced on tiie 700-fo'.t ■ lovil on a full face of fairly good I grade mill ere. being the upwarl j extension of the same veil., and j these workings from the Desert i Queen shaft promise to produce a j largo tonnage of very good grade In the workings Irani the Bel i inout main shaft drifting east has I now been resumed on tiie Brlmont ' vein on the 900-foot level on a full | face of mill ore, the face of this j drift being east of all the stopos open, d up from this shaft on this I level. i On the j 000-toot level cross-cui ! 1057 has connected with the Bel mont vein, giving good air in this portion ot' the mine, and drifting on \ the vein will now be resumed on | a full face of good mill ore. Tonopah Merger No important change has taken place in the Tonopah Merger mine in the past week. The west drift on the 1170-foot level is still being continued on the vein, which has now become solid, and continues to ! show a full face of mill ore, in | which s'reaks and bunches of better I grade or? are occasionally encoun : tered. The vein is rapidly becoming similar in its distinctive character istics to the Murray vein in the Tono l pah Extension mine, showing con siderable quantity of rhodonite or pink manganese, and where this is encountered, better grade ore is found, and it is believed that the Murray vein is the western exten sion of the Merger vein, and its de velopment in the Tonopah Extension ground thus proves the Merger vein for practically the full length of the Golden Anchor claim of the Merger company. Montana-Tonopah The greatly improved general condition of the Montana-Tonopah mine is emphatically demonstrated by the increased output of bullion for the month of December as com pared with the previous three months as follows, in pounds: September, 2571: Octover, 2773: November, 2876; December, 3267. The output for December showing a gain of 391 pounds over the pro duction for November. Shipments of concentrates were about the same. The mine continues to maintain the greatly improved condition man iftested in the past month, although no important new developments w?re made In the last week. MacNamara Statements having appeared in various papers that the MacNamara Mining company had leased its mill to the North Star company, the management desires to deny this statement, and to say that the Mac Namara mill will treat a certain tonnaga of North Star ore in the same way as any other custom mill, charging a certain sum per ton for milling it, and will also mill a cer tain tonnage of ore from the Mac Namara mine. The exact tonnage from each mine is at present unde cided, but it is believed that the ore from the North Star will amount to about 50 tons daily, and the remain der, from 25 to 30 tons daily, will be supplied from the MacNamara mine.—Tonopah Miner. IMPORTANCE TO COUNTRY OF THE CERAMIC ARTS _ Apart from the fuel and metal mining industries of the United States, no one of the various branches of mineral technology, ac cording to Chas. L. Parsons, chief of the division of mineral technology of the bureau of mines, is more im portant to our domestic economy than are the ceramic arts. Aside from the manufacture of crockery household china, and bric-a-brac, the development of the whiteware industry with reference to the pro ' ductlon of plumbers’ sundries, tile ! and faced bring is of the utmost im [ portance to the country. Its develop ment will have an increasing in ! Alienee on fireproof construction and proper sanitation, and therefore will i lessen our unparalleled Are losses | and help conserve public health. According to statistics compiled by the United States bureau of foreign ! and domestic commerce, there were j imported into the United States dur ing the 12 months ending June 30, 10 12, china and porcelain valued at $0,515,851. In addition, 235,438 tons of kaolin or china clay were brought in to lie manufactured into various forms of white ware. This I kaolin displaced a like amount of domestic raw material, which, if properly handled, has no superior. The kaolin, feldspar and quartz industry of the United tSates is one of small operators, few of the mines being on a scale that warrants the employment of expert control. The extensive reduction of existing waste, the preparation of a standard product, and the marketing of guar anteed material become possible only when the losses are understood and I the just requirements of the purchas er are realized.—Mining World. TALKS LIKE PESSIMIST W ITH QI ALIFI< ATIONS Recently in conversation with a graduate of Freiberg- a mining en gineer of recognized ability—I asked hint if he would not consider a vein 2000 feet in length in a good dis trict, paralleling a vein from which over $1,000,000 had been taken, a good risk in prospecting. 1 explained that no pay had ever been found ex c pt a small shoot at one end of the 2000 feet that had furnished ore that had milled $100 on the plates, leav ing $2.50 in the tailings. Without hesitation or qualification he said, "No!" Then he went on to say it | might be good, the reverse. “It may lu the mother lead or the child, or only a poor lone orphan. The fact that it parallels a good lead doesn’t give such encouragement as would make one confident that it will be good. The chances are the other j way.” That was not a cheerful message to ! give to a prospector, on top of other ; discouragements. What must a man 1 think who lias been working in a good district the best y ars of his j life, who has seen prospectors from I the same district starved out, who | lias known of several dying in the j county poor house within a few i months, who has nothing in sight and \ whose brightest outlook is a showing that an expert says is not worth put | ting a day’s work on? Do s anyone imagine that undet | such circumstances there are not I times wdien things look dark? But a prospector is no good who ; is not ready to buck cheerfully against the most discouraging out ! look. He must have the disposition of the man, who when flat on his back, said he thought that was the best possible time to look up. It i is dark, but it is just dark enough so a man can look up and see the stars shining.—M. Alderson, in Min ing and Engineering World. -4 CONTACT CLAIMS ATTENTION It is said that the Copper Shields property, in what is known as the “copper horseshoe,” has developed some good ore at a depth of 150 feet. The latest news from the camp says that a three-foot orebody has been opened here that yields mine assays of from 12 to 15 per cent copper, the ore occurring on a con tact between granite and porphyry. There is a small but appreciable content of silver and gold in the ore broken to date. H. M. Shields con trols the property. REPLY 1$ MADE LETTER-WRITER Mr. Alltert Burch (lives Some Sound Adviee in His Communi cation “MUIIHILL" C1UTICIZKS GOLDF1KLD UNITY CLUB Way Pointed Out by Mr. Burch for Accomplishing the Knd l>esired To the Goldfield Dally Tribune: The following is a letter which reached me a few days ago, during my absence from Goldfield, and I would be glad if you would publish it together with the comments which follow: Mr. Albert Burch. City. Dear Sir:—Don’t you think you have taken a very poor way of starting a “Unity Club”? Why not call your employes to gether and discuss matters with them? Surely some one could he found to express the miners’ side of the question better than Charley Seitz did. Some ' people here are pretty tired of the bunch of grafters that have controlled everything of tills kind in camp and seem to want to control this affair. Respectfully, A Miner, or MUDSILL. In replying to this communication, i plead guilty to being human and hence liable to error, and it may lie that a better method could have been found for starting the move ment which led to the formation of the Goldfield Unity club; but this can only be determined when suffi cient time lias elapsed to enable us to measure the accomplished results. I The writer of the letter, however loses sight of the fact that the Unit> club plan is broad enough to bring into closer relationship all elements of the town, as well as to place the employes and management of the Goldfield Consolidated Mines com | pany on a footing of more intimate acquaintance. This being true, it see ns to me that the plan adopted by tli(' committee is belter than the one proposed by “Mudsill.” But one thing is certain, and that is that one of my own ideas was to aid just such men as the writer of this anonymous letter. Suppressed discontent is had for the community and it is my be lief that the Unit> club, through iU committees, will tend to bring such things to the surface and enable all parties concerned to apply equitable remedies. Tlie fear which prompts a man to write anonymous letters instead oi openly stating his views may be in born; but is usually the result of some cause which can be remedied. Perhaps the man has really been down-trodden all his life, and per haps lie only thinks he has; and one is about as bad as the other. This is one of the causes that may pro duce fear, and the fact that one man has written such a letter is sufficient to indicate that there may lie others | who are afraid to express themselves openly. To all such, I wish to say that I do not wish any employe at the Goldfield Consolidated Mines company to he afraid to tell me what he thinks; nor do I wish to fear to express my opinions to them. I do not care what a man says to my face, and am prepared to meet him half way in - either fight or friend ship; but the man who resorts to back-biting injures himself quite as much as anyone else. There is no reason why a man who is supporting himself and his family by manual labor should not hold his head up like a man: respect others and be respected, in turn, himself. The motto: “So live every i day that you can look every d—n man in tlie eye and tell him to go to h—1” is not clothed in elegant language but expresses in a forceful way a good principle for an Amer ican citizen. Jn this connection, tnough it lias no bearing upon “Mudsill’s" letter, it has been called to my attention, since my return to Goldfield, that the provision in the constitution of the Unity club which limits member ship to American citizens is likely to bar many desirable members; and I shall use such influence as I have with the committee to induce them to amend this clause. ALBERT BURCH. -«. IS SliOWLV sinking J. E. Gignoux, formerly president of the Nevada Reduction works at Dayton, at one time a member or the Reno city council, and a large owner of mining property in many district in this state, is slowly sinking into the beyond. His health liegain to fail several months ago and at the coming of winter he was removed to a sanitarium in Califor nia. Since that time he has steadily failed and his dissolution is now be lieved to be but a matter of a few days. Mr. Gignoux is a director of the Farmers’ & Merchants’ bank and has heavy realty holdings in this city. His family resides here.—Gazette. -4 Opportunity makes the man. but only when he knows what to do with it. GOLDFIELD CON. WINS MOTION RIV TRIAL m “HIGHGItAbK' CHH—ASSIGNMENT IS HELD FAULTY Denying one motion and granting another. Judges Somers, Taber and French, who have been sitting to gether in two Goldfield mining cases, rendered two decisions this morning, says the Reno Gazette. Both de cisions were victorious for the Gold field Consolidated Mines company. The motion of D. McKenzie & Co., defendants in a $25,000 damage suit, brought by the Goldfield Consolidated Mines company, for a new trial of the case, was denied. Judgment for a little over $24,000 was granted in this case. Costs were high, as many (Xpert witnesses were called. The motion of George K. Kdler and others, practically-*he Goldfield Con solidated, defendants in the “high grade" case brought by the Frances Mohawk Mining and Leasing com pany, for a new trial, was granted. In tills case judgment was for a little over $21,000. The court gave as gen eral reasons for granting the new trial tha* the assignment introduced as evidence by the plaintiff and filed by consent November 21, 1912, dated March lti, 1909, purporting to be an assignment from the Hayes & Monette lease to the plaintiff, was not sufficient to assign the interests and property and things named. Also, that it was established by the testimony that all high-grade ores stolen and recovered came from the Frances-Mohawk lease and from the Hayes-Monette lease, stealing being practically simultaneous from both premises; that it was impossible to tell how much was from one lease and how much from the other; that tit recoveries were made whereven the ore was found and that the plain tiff must show' a valid assignment from Hayes, Monette, Smith and Ben edict. “If the assignment is not good,” the decision says, “the plain tiff cannot recover in this action.” L. A. Gibbons of counsel for the Goldfield Consolidat. d explained to day that the purported .assignment of the Hayes & Monette lease’s inter ests in stolen high-grade to I). Mc Kenzie & Co. was not signed by Smith and Benedict. This was the point urged in asking for a new trial. - ——^ — \K\V CiOlil) F1KU1S Reports from Chisana gold fields, the latest to be discovered in Alaska, are not of a very promising char acter. II is trite that gold lias been found in the district, as well as sil ver, tin and lead, and the govern ment expert who made the survey expresses the opinion that the dis trict in time will become a heavy producer of metal. But, on tlie oth er hand, the country is almost inac cessible and those who have reached it have done so only after almost in credible suffering and privation and the trail to Chisana lias been marked all through its course with tlie dead bodies of those who made the at tempt and gave up the struggle. The district is less titan 200 miles front the Arctcie circle and lies at an altitude of from 3800 to 5100 feet. Most of it is above timberline and wood for fuel must be hauled a great distance. All provisions and supplies must be freighted from tlie outside world and tlie freight to the new gold camp site costs one dollar it pound. The district is about fifteen square miles in extent.—Anaconda Standard. THIItTKKN KAKIjOADS OF OHE FKOM HAMILTON About thirteen carloads of ore, or nearly 300 tons of ore have been pro duced from the property of the Ham ilton Power, Mining & Transportation company mar Hamilton and nine car loads have been shipped to the smelters. Of the remainder, fifteen tons are at Eureka ready for loading and 1200 sacks filled with ore are piled on the dump at the mine. All ill ore would have been sent to the smelter before now but for the fact that it has been hard to secure teams to haul it to Eureka. Another six horse team was yesterday engaged by President Bierce and this will make the ninner of animals in the service eighteen as three fours have been worked for some time. At the 120-foot point in the winze a station was cut and drifting two ways from it is now in progress with both drifts following in ore. Work will be continued steadily and ship ments will lie regularly made as long as weather and road conditions will permit. President Bierce was in Ely over night and went to Kimberly this morning on his way to Hamilton.— Expositor. TONOPAH COMPANIES TO TEST MINING LAW The mining companies of Tono pah are going to test tne validity of the law that Lecsme effective on the first of January prescribing an edu cational standard for men employed in the mines of Nevada. . The suit is a friendly one, arranged between the district attorney and the Mine Operators’ association. An in formation was filed against W. H. Blackburn, su|>erintendent of the To nopah Mining company, who is , charged with employing Gusti Gra nati and Charles Johnson contrary to the provisions of the law. The case was called this afternoon in the court of Justice Dunseath, when Hugh H. Brown appeared for the Tonopah Mining company. When Mr. Blackburn was arrigned this afternoon the case was contin ued to next Friday and bonds for <300 signed by John G. Kirchen and Fred Bradshaw. The Tonopah Mining company will raise the point that the law is unconstitutional. The company will probably sue out a writ of habeas corpus, on which the suit will be transferred to the state supreme court and if this 1 course is not adopted the defendant i will appeal directly to the United I States jurisdiction on the ground of ' being a foreign corporation, incor I porated under tlie laws of New Jer : sey.—Bonanza. -4 AI STIN-DAKOTA WORK Work on the property of the Aup tin-Dakota Development company is being rapidly pushed. Nine men are now at work and during the week a ■ feed tank and settling tank have been installed for the hoisting engine. The pump connections have been placed in the mine and the No. 3 Cameron pump will he connected tomorrow and I the water pumped out. The hoisting equipment was given a short tryout early in the week and Mr. Littrell expresses himself as well siderable dirt was hoisted and the pleased with its performance. Con incline timbered about 15 feet farther down. As soon as the wa ter is pumped out of the incline, the work of sinking will begin, and ie?n will also he put to work in the drifts connecting with the incline. Work is still going on in the Double 11 tunnel. Reese River Reveille. FRANK MEREDITH is a Reno vis itor to Goldfield and a guest at the St. Nicholas. TONOPAH & TIDEWATER RAILWAY The Short Line to LOS ANGELES Leave Goldfield .2:00 p. m. I Arrive Los Angeles .8:55 a. m. | o Leave Los Angeles .9:00 a. in. Arrive Goldfield ... . 8:35 a. in THRU SLEEPERS BETWEEN GOLDFIELD AND LOS ANGELES. For Further Information Apply i D. ASPLAND, General Agent H. T. G1LSTRAP, Frt. & Pats. Agt 115 E. RAMSEY ST. GOLDFIELD, - - NEVADA ATENTS Valuable Information FltKK If you have an invention or any patent matter, write im mediately to W. W. WRIGHT, registered attorney. l.oan and Trust Bldg., Washington, IM Professional and Business Cards Milton M. 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