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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Alltert Burch (lives Some Sound
Adviee in His Communi
Way Pointed Out by Mr. Burch for
Accomplishing the Knd
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
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
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
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.
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.
Opportunity makes the man. but
only when he knows what to do with
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.
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\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
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
President Bierce was in Ely over
night and went to Kimberly this
morning on his way to Hamilton.—
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.
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.
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