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j| ^.w. and Tribune The Goldfield New*. Volume 15. No. 30 GOLDFIELD, NEVADA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, DIM PRICE TEX CENTS
VoL 10. No. 32 Coldfield Weekly Tribune. Volume 13. No. 30_____
The Merger Mines company has
resumed mining operations and al
ready excellent results have been
obtained, according to assay and
other figures furnished by Manager
A. I. D’Arcy.
Starting with hand drills on
Nov. 29 on the 1550-foot level, 15
tons of ore has been broken that,
according to assay sheets, averag
es $34.60, .36 gold, 6.2 ounces
silver and 5.3 per cent copper.
This ore was broken between Nov.
29 and Dec. 1 and yesterday Man
ager D’Arcy started an air line
into the workings, which will be
utilized as soon as completed and
mining started with air drills.
The orebody is four feet wide
and has been opened for a dis
tance of 25 feet. Assay sheets
show that on Nov. 29 a sample av
eraged $40.80, .48 gold, eight
ounces silver and 5.8 per cent
copper. A sample taken on Sun
day gave returns of $57.25, .44
gold, 8.44 ounces silver and 10
per cent copper. In the assay
sheets silver was figured at $1 per
ounce and copper at 20 cents.
It is generally felt that a re
sumption of mining in the Merger
is of great importance to the dis
trict. The ore showing where ma
terial is now being oroken is con
sidered excellent and in addition
the recent discovery in the Spear
head ^'as made only a short dis
tance from the Sunflower claim
^of the Merger, which the ore will
enter if the body proves to be con
tinuous to this claim. On the Cur
ley George claim Consolidated les
sees have been shipping flotation
ore to the Consolidated mill from
within 30 feet of the Merger line.
This ore has been assaying $18.
mine at goodspringh
Carl Anderson of S'an Francisco,
a well known resident of ttye dis
trict, has taken a lease on the Ak
ron mine and is preparing for ex
tensive development work on the
property. Mr. Anderson is an old
timer in this district, says the Good
springs Gazette, having been identi
fied with the development of the fa
mous Keystone mine during its early
days, a mine that has produced more
than $1,000,000 in gold and is still
being worked under bond and lease
and being made to pay. The Ak
ron mine has had some work done
on its surface and is recognized as
a producer of lead-zinc ores of good
grade, carrying high silver values,
and under the present management
good results are expected. It is a
part of the Bill Nye group and con
sists of the following claims: The
Akron, Akron No. 1, Akron No. 2
and Akron No. 3.
Mr. Anderson has invented and
patented a process for handling low
grade metals of the lead-zinc class,
and his associates, who are business
men of San Francisco, possessing
considerable wealth and influence,
are backing him in the promotion of
this process.
Only a few days ago Goldfield
was in the throes of the greatest
depression the town ever experienc
ed. Today Goldfield is the center
of interest wherever mining shares
are traded in and a spirit of optim
ism prevails regarding Goldfield is
sues that is evident in a rapidly
rising market, which men who fol
low closely market conditions pre
dict will have strong inside sup
port at least for some time to
The end-of-the-war revival, long
predicted, hit Goldfield before it
was expected and resulted in a
rush of buying orders for the live
issues that swamped .brokerage of
fices. Inquiries from all parts of
the country regarding mines of the
district and the suddenly increas
ed brokerage business caught the
Western Union office unprepared
and resulted in a hurry call for an
other operator being sent ,to head
The interest now being taken in
Goldfield finds all companies oper
ating on a substantial and conserv
ative basis and plans are being
(Conitnued on Page Eight)
A large tonnage of good ore,
much of which is of high shipping
grade, has been opened in develop
ment work of the past few months
ill the Mayflower mine at Pioneer,
according to figures furnished by
W. J. Tobin, manager for the com
pany. Recent work has been done
in the Mayflower vein and has re
sulted in the vein being prepared
for production at two places, sep
arated 1400 feet.
The main shaft is 500 feet deep
and good ore is exposed on the
200, 300 and 400-foot levels. On
the last level a winze 60 feet deep
is sunk in ore assaying $12 per
ton, according to samples taken a
short time ago.
Work done through the Starlight
shaft, 1400 feet from the main
shaft, has resulted in commercial
ore being opened in several places
and this territory promises to sup
ply a big tonnage of good ore. The
Starlight shaft is sunk in the vein
and ore assaying from $8 to $70 a
ton is now showing in a drift from
the shaft. In places where the
best grade of ore has been opened
the ore-shoot has been found to
have an average width of six feet,
the values being almost entirely
in gold. Manager Tobin plans to
crosscut from the 500-foot noint in
the main shaft to open at depth
the ore found in the drift.
; The entire Mayflower mine was
sampled recently to determine fu
| ture plans for milling and the re
sult was highly encouraging, the
sampling showing a great tonnage
of ore that can be milled at a good
1 profit at the mine.
On the ground is a mill which
; lias an excellent record for bullion
! production in the past and present
plans are to remodel the plant and
(Continued on Page Eight)
Ludwick, Weltster and McClos
key, operating on the Jordan and
Yaiser ground at Tolicha, shipped
a carload of lumber from Goldfield
a few days ago for use in con
structing a loading platform at the
/^shipping point on the railroad, 12
*miles from the mine, and for other
purposes. Five miners are em
ployed in opening the Jordan and
Yaiser ground and over two car
loads of ore, assaying $30 per ton
in gold and silver are at the mine
and will be shipped as soon as the
loading platform has been built.
This ore has been obtained along
|the main vein on the surface and
I from float near the vein.
A tunnel is being driven to con
nect with the bottom of a shaft
sunk 50 feet at the time of the
Toliclia excitement last year. Lud
wick says shipping ore is exposed
at this point in a wide orebody
and that the ore will be stoped
i back to the surface. The men then
! plan to explore the vein at a depth
of 185 feet through a tunnel to
be driven to the south side of the
| mountain on which the claims are
The old camp of Unionville in
Humboldt county promises to re
turn to the important place for
merly held as a producer of gold
silver ore, as two of the mines that
made history in the early days are
being reopened and many claims
have been located near these since.
The mill on the Arizona mine, oper
ated by the Sunset Mining & De
velopment company, is nearly com
plete and will start crushing ore in
a short time. Oil flotation will be
used in the plant and the concen
trate will be treated on the ground.
The ore contains only a small
quantity of gold. Other mines
working in the district are the
Bush and Rye Patch. A mill is
being built on the former and a
leaching plant is in operation treat
ing old mill tailing on the latter.
Rich gold-silver ore is reported
to have been found in the Midnight
mine in Elko county, 20 mile3
from the old camp of Tuscarora.
Ore assaying $3000 per ton and
showing ruby silver is reported t'>
have been discovered on the 100
foot level. Under the name of the
Buckeye the Midnight mine produc
ed high-grade ore when Tuscarora
and other noted camps were at
the height of their activity.
High-grade manganese ore is re
ported to have been found by W.
Li. Taylor and Burt McKoy 26 mil°s
northwest of Austin. According
to the two men the deposit is from
50 to 100 feet wide and can be
traced on the surface for a long
Large shipments of copper ore
are being made through Battle
Mountain. There are a number
of new shippers in the Basin dis
trict, where the Goff brothers are
sending through Winnemucca an
average of three carloads a month.
The Katterhorn and Blue flick
mines at Maysville are also ship
ping regularly.
It is reported that the Southern
Pacific company and the bureau of
mines will erect a reduction plant
of 25 tons daily capacity on ground
owned by the railroad in the shale
beds near Elko. The plant will
cost $20,000. The Catlin company
is also building a 25-ton plant
south of Elko after experimenting
with the oil shales of the district
for the past 10 years.
Milling has been resumed at the
Silver States Mines company, for
merly the Rochester Combined, at
Packard, after the plant had been
closed for a few days for altera
tions. It is estimated that the pro
duction for the last month will prove
to have been no less than 200 tons
daily. Alining conditions are re
ported to be satisfactory in every
way. The winze from the eleventh
level has been sunk 60 feet in ore
of good grade and on the tenth
level five feet of good ore has
been opened in the footwall vein.
Lead-zinc ore of good grade is
being produced from the Green
Monster mine in Clark county,
owned by the Hearst estate, and
the rate of shipment is being in
creased. The ore is coming from
winzes from the 200-foot level.
One of these winzes is said to bn
showing ore 14 feet wide and of
good grade. The Green Monster
has been a producer for manv
years and is now being worked un
der lease.
/v iurRe oreuuuy recently
opened at depth in the Nevada
Wonder mine in Churchill county.
The mine has been opened to
[20 00 feet and the mill is treating
| ore taken from the deepest level,
j The mill continues operating on
the usual tonnage and the com
pany declared a dividend of 10 per
cent a short time ago. The com
pany is unwatering the Monitor
i Belmont mine in northern Nvc
| county and the water has been low
ered to 70 feet below the 200-foot
level. The Monitor-Belmont was
a big silver producer in the early
Tonopah Miner: The principal
feature of interest connected with
mining opeartions of the Tonopah
Belmont company in the time which
has elapsed since the previous re
port was issued relates to the find
ing of a faulted segment, of what is
known as the South vein, an ore
body that in the past few years has
furnished a big proportion of the
tonnages that have gone through
jthe company’s local milling plant.
Exploration work had been under
'way for some weeks to determine
the location of the faulted portion
of the vein, but even though the
greatest endeavor was used in pros
pecting for the vein in the block
of ground where it seemed most
likely to be found, the efforts of
I the management were in vain until
a few days ago .when a new cross
-cut, which was recently started,
broke into the vein. At the time
the current report was made the
crosscut had penetrated the vein
only a few feet, but there are great
hopes that a considerable width
will be developed when the other
wall of the vein has been reached
because of the fact that the vein
was of splendid size at the point
where it was cut off by the.fault.
In going through the vein to the
present face of the crosscut, only
low values have been encountered,
but inasmuch as good milling val
ues were found in the portion of
the vein developed and stoped orig
inally, the management believes
that a good width of ore will he
opened up at the 900-foot level,
and also is confident that the ore
shoot will extend for a considera
ble distance, there being quite an
area of unprospected territory
within the vicinity of the present
exploration workings.
With the consummation of the
planB regarding the finding of the
South vein, and the difficulty of
obtaining sufficient men to work
the various development and pros
pecting operations eliminated, a
more satisfactory condition is be
ing manifested at the Belmont
mine. This factor is giving the
management considerable satisfac
tion and is permitting the company
to plan new work. Confidence ic
expressed that large orebodies,
which were not fully developed in
the days of the original operations
of the company, will be opened up
and will prove to be quite substan
tial additions to the company’s ore
reserves, and with this object in
view operations on a more compre
hensive scope will be undertaken
some time in the future.
Since $he war terminated a great
many men have returned from the
shipbuilding centers, and within
the near future many of the men,
who, immediately following the en
trance of the United States into the
war, volunteered or were conscript
ed from the mines, will be return
ing to, their natural occupations
and mining will be resumed on a
more normal basis than has been
possible in the last few years.
J. F. Henry, a Goldfield business
man, and associates have taken a
lease on the C. O. D. mine and are
preparing to ship a carload of ore.
Other Goldfield men recently re
linquished a lease on the C. O. D.
because of differences among
themselves, according to reports,
and at a time when their lease was
regarded as being in excellent con
dition. Several carload shipments
of good ore were made by these
men and it is believed the new
lease will meet with success.
• The former lessees found ore ol
good shipping grade in a winze
from the 65-foot level and also on
the 200-foot level.
Two feet of ore assaying $100
per ton has been opened in a drift
from 113-a raise in the Great
Hend. The raise is from the 160
level and tne ore was found on
the hanging wall of the vein, in
which assays have been obtained
since work was started at this
point. The ore is almost four feet
wide where the discovery was
made. Driving on the drift has
been in progress for some time and
indications favorable for the find
ing of ore of good grade have been
present for the past few days.
The value of the ore in this drift
is erratic and changes rapidly from
day to day, but through sorting
shipping grade *ore is being obtain
ed, the product after sorting assay
ing front $30 to $2 5 per ton.
The raise from the 375-foot lev
el has been extended 112 feet and
indications are that the most west
erly of the orebodies opened on up
per levels and from which a good
| production was made will be cut iu
i a short distance.
Recent discoveries made in ex
ploring territory in the Tonopah
, Divide mine are regarded as of
particular importance. The cross
cut on the 200-foot level, driven
south from the shaft, recently pen
etrated the gold vein and drifts
have been driven on this vein and
have proved it to be of great value,
and on the hanging wall ore assay
ing as high as $80 per ton has
been opened. This crosscut was
i advanced to the gold vein after
j cutting the silver vein, in which
ore valued at over $3,500,000 has
j been blocked out, and is now' be
ing continued to cut an orebody
farther scuth and paralleling the
gold and silver veins.
Shipments are being made regu
larly to the Consolidated mill and
the present rate of 250 tons week
j ly will be Increased materially in
the near future, according to re
> In the main working drifts are
being extended and crosscuts and
raises driven to increase the great
tonnage of ore already blocked
Work on the 260 and 370-foot
levels continues to expose ore of
, high shipping grade and the ore
1 body has been opened for over 300
feet in length on these levels and
has been shown to have an aver
age width of 26 feet. Where
| opened on the 37<i-foot level the
grade of ore is higher than on the
upper levels and at one point the
' orebody was found to assay $60
over a width of 26 feet. This is
regarded as one of the greatest
bodies of this grade ore opened
in the history of mining in south
ern Nevada.
The main shaft is being sunk
from the 370-foot point and will
be continued to the permanent wa
ter level, which it is expected wrill
be found at from 700 to 800 feet,
fContinued on Page Eight)
According to reports from the
management this morning condi
tions* in the Spearhead mine are
satisfactory in every way and, al
though no assay returns were avail
aide. it was thought that the grade
of ore is improving.
There is four feet of ore in the
raise front the 910-foot level, ac
cording to A. A. Codd. secretary
iind treasurer of the company, who
v. as in Goldfield yesterday, and a
full face of ore assaying over $100
shows in the drift on the same
Tite Spearhead company applied
to the Tonopah & Tidewater rail
. •
■ (•ad company yesterday for a spur
from the main lire to the mine
shaft. The main line passes close
to the shaft and but little grad
ing will he necessary. Lumber
will be ordered at once for con
struction of an ore bin and it is
(he intention of the management to
si art shipping as soon as possible,
according to Manager llruce. Ad
ditional miners will be employed
and the mine put in condition for
production. The shaft will be
equipped with a cage ana other
improvements will be added at
Shipments vill he made to the
plant of the United States Smelting
company at Kennett, Cal.
-a--— ■ -
Record: Two important deals
consummated in Colorado during l he
past few months are a criterion of
what may be expected when idle cap
ital turns to this great industry to
produce new wealth. The Fifty Gold
mines of Gilpin county have been
taken over by Iowa capital, while
the Dolly Varden and Moose mines
near Alma have been purchased by
Louisiana capitl. That these sugar
planters of the south are plungers
under proper conditions is evidenced
by the fact that to date they have
expended over $200,000 in proper'y
payments and equipment, with the
first shipment of concentrates from
the new mill just started to market.
The Dolly Varden has been one of
Colorado’s bonanza shippers of sil
ver ore. It has been idle since 1S82,
and it is now destined to give a
further good account of itself. Min
ing in Colorado and the west is on
the up grade and a boom in mining
shares is at hand.

A party of Tonopah mining men,
j including E. H. McMurray, in
spected and sampled the discovery
in the Spearhead on Wednesday
and were enthusiastic regarding
conditions found by them.__
| The drift being driven southwest
on the surface of the shale at a
depth of 815 feet in the Grandma
has entered the quartz mass lying
ou the shale. The drift has been
advanced over GO feet and is be
i ing continued rapidly. The recent
| discovery on the Spearhead has
! caused renewed interest in the
; work being done in the contact
' zone in the Grandma and has caus
! ed mining men to express confi
dence that the exploration of the
zone in the Grandma will lead to
the opening of important orebodies
in the depression in the surface of
the shale in which the work is
being done.
Some of the richest ore of the
district has been found in this long
valley, which runs in a southerly
direction. ’ Ore of high grade has
■ been found in the adjoining Ke
wanas mine at almost the same
depth at which the Grandma is
now working in the main vein of
the district, which comes to the
.surface on Consolidated ground.
The point of contact with the shale
| is in the Kewanas, indicating that
ithe richest zone of secondary de
; posits may be found to lie in the
i Grandma claim near the Grandma
i Kewanas boundary line.

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