LAMAR. .... COLORADO.
Even disagreeable people nerve n
Rood purpose, for they teach us how
not to be.
Queen Alexandra has written a
book. She won't have to look long for
Unfortunately the change in the
British cabinet doesn’t give England
n new poet laureate.
Sir Alfred Charles Harmsworth's
peerage entitles him to rank as Lord
of Thirty-one Newspapers.
Ever since the pencil sharpener was
invented women have felt that they
could get along without men.
Any one can muster courage to meet
great" trials, but it takes a genius of
patience to endure the little ones.
The most effective argument a
charming woman can use to a man is
i.n appealing “Don’t you think so?”
Some man has just “thrown a rock
nt Gen. Shafter.” The extraordinary
thing about it Is that he missed him.
Getting up In the middle of a winter
night to run ninety miles might not
seem such great sport to some peo
John Bartlett, compiler of the well
known "Familiar Quotations,” is dead.
“After life’s fitful fever, he sleeps
The Kansas City judge who decided
that silk skirts are not a necessary of
life should have consulted some mar
Cato learned Greek at SO. and now
a Chicago man 80 years old has se
cured a marriage license. Another
slap at Osier!
How homelike and familiar that
closing sentence of Capt. Amundsen’s
message to Nansen: “Wire me $500 as
soon as possible."
Yes. Gentle Annie, it Is safe to mar
ry on $1,000 a year: that is. It is Just
ns safe ns it is to marry on any other
amount per annum.
Mr. Ryan acted like a bachelor. A
bachelor, you know. Is a man who
does not have to answer questions he
doesn't want to answer.
Personally, we wish Henry Slenke
wlcz would devote less attention to
Russian politics and hurry up with his
Napoleon trlology Instead.
In the studios they are betting that
Artist Charles Dana Gibson will
come back within two years v and re
sume black and white. Why not?
Girls, when he tells you your eyes
are stnrs In the night in his life, re
member that there are estimated to
he something like 3,567,822 stars on
The rich farmer who is using his
automobile “to pump water and run
his corn sheller," may not have a
loctlc soul, but isn’t he intensely
“More money is lost on the race
tracks of the country in one season
than there lc in circulation." says a
writer of sporting gossip. This Is also
true of Wall street.
"One can buy a modest little even
ing hat for $50," says a fashion writer.
Maybe so, but if it’s the one who sends
her bills to us she Is electioneering
for a jolt.—Chicago Journal.
Now Jersey comes to the front with
a tnuley cow that barks like a dog. Rut
she will have to do better than that
to beat the Massachusetts rabbit that
attacked a man and bit off his nose.
After reading that eight titled Eng
lish hunters killed 3.300 pheasants in
three days, the American live-pigeon
shooter must feel that an apology Is
due for some of the things said about
Boston spends $0,500,000 yearly
for baked beans, nnd if some statis
tician will give the amount expended
on eyeglasses it will be an easy mat
ter to compute how much is left for
Uncle Russell Sage may not be co
great a financier as J. Plerpont Mor
gan. but he would like it noticed that
nobody ever sold him an imposing col
lection of liabilities in the guise of a
If English reporters were ns enter
prising as their American confreres
they would have informed the world
before now whether the Princess Ena
has given any orders to her dress
maker for a wedding gown.
One bold young reporter in New
York had the audacity to nsk Sarah
Bernhardt if it were really true that
she is of German birth instead of
French. And the goddess was so over
come that M. Meyer had to .answer for
A New York savings bank Js to
erect a new $275,000 building, and fur
nish homes for its unmarried employes
under his own roof. Excuses for not
being on hand at the opening of busl
ness will be hard to find under this ar
A Chicago woman demands a di
vorce because her husband wanted her
to keep boarders. That’s right, if a
man can’t support his wife in the lux
ry to which she has been accustomed
by reading the newspapers he has no
business to have a wife.
The overfussy people may profitably
ponder on this bit of philosophy from
the Christian Register: “What is
worth doing Is worth doing well, but It
is not worth while to build a stone
bridge when a single stick of Umber
would serve the purpose.”
AGRICULTURE IN COLORADO.
COLORADO'S AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.
Hay, 1.800,000 tons, valued at $13,750,000
Wheat, 8,400,000 bushels, valued at 7,140,000
Corn, 2,640,000 bushels, valuedat 1,082,400
Corn, 2,640,000 bushels, valued at 1,680,000
Barley, 840,000 bushels, valued at 420,000
Garden truck (estimated) 2.250,000
Dairy products 10,161,599
Honey product 35,475
FIGURES SHOWING COLORADO’S GROWTH.
Beet Sugar, pounds 185,000,000 125,000,000
Total farm products, including sugar beets $55,158,650 $53,350,000
Live stock, value 45,800,000 42,176,000
COLORADO BEET SUGAR INDUST RY IN 1905.
Total acreage, acres 85,032
Total tonnage, tons 929,447
Average yield per acre, tons __ 11
Total capital invested in factories outside of real estate owned... $13,250,000
Total money paid farmers for beets nt $5 per ton 4,647,235
Total money paid factory labor 1,060,000
Value of refined sugar at 4c. per pound 7,435,576
tons per Production No. of No. of Era-
I’he Great Western Sugar Company— 24 hrs. in lbs. days run. ploves.
Eaton 600 14,164,600 104 252
Greeley 600 15,312,200 111 240
Windsor 600 13,641,400 109 241
Fort Collins 1.200 24.080.000 109 478
Loveland 1,200 28,474,800 120 471
Longmont 1.200 23,649.000 114 475
Sterling 600 9,028,200 81* 278
Western Sugar and Land Company— ,
Grand Junction 500 6,939,200 SO 205
American Beet Sugar Company —
Rocky Ford 1.000 23.996,800 127 C50**
Lamar 400 8,972,300 123 500**
National Sugar Manufacturing Co.—
Sugar City 500 9 ; G15,100 101 595**
Holly Sugar Company—
Holly 600 8.015.800 71 431**
Totals 185.889.400 4.81G
•Beets diverted from Sterling to other points account of delay in comple
tion of factory.
••Total number of men includes not only factory employes, but also men
on factory farms.
Factories In contemplation: Brpsh, Fort Morgan, Delta, Montrose.
RECEIPTS OF LIVE STOCK IN DENVER UNION STOCKYARDS FOR 190$ l
AS COMPARED WITH 1904. '
1905 1904 Increase. J
Cattle 286.797 265.462 21,335 ,
Hogs 191.058 161.954 29,104 ,
Sheep 741.598 519.190 222.408 ,
Horses and mules 15.447 13.437 2,010 |
Total *. 1,234,900 960,043 \
Used in Denver.
1905 1904. 1
Cattle 51.900 47,162 1
Hogs 183,749 155,072 1
Sheep 97,866 87,316 1
Horses and mules 1,599 1,447 J
Total 324.563 301,547 1
The year 1905 will go down in history as the commencement of a new era '
of Denver as a live stock market. While it was a record-making year in many
reppeets. and especially in point of numbers of stock handled, the principal
.’eature of the year was the advent here of the big eastern packers, who have j
purchased a controlling interest in the stock yards and packing plants and
announce that they will make an effort to make this one of the big markets j
of the country.
NUMBER AND VALUE OF LIVE STOCK IN COLORADO.
1906 * 1905 .
No. Head. Value. No. Head. Value.
Range cattle 1.105.000 $19,890,000 1.145,000 $22,900,000
Milk cows 136.000 5.440.000 128.600 3.558.000
Hogs 123.000 1.213.000 110,000 773.300
Sheep 2.340.000 9.360.000 2.175.000 5.437,500
Horses and mules 198,000 9,900,000 226.100 10,326,000
Totals 3,902.000 $43,803,000 3.785,200 $42,995,000
OUTPUT OF LIVE STOCK AND WOOL FROM COLORADO, 19C5.
Cattle $ 6.100.000 $ 6,520.000
Hogs 1.210.000 756.000
Sheep 5.161.000 3.260,000
Horses and mules 1.400.000 1,305.000
Wool 1.718,000 1,514.000
Totals $15,589,000 $13,355,000
FIGURES CONCERNING COLORADO RAILROADS.
Number of miles of main track railroad in Colorado. June 30. 1903, as
reported by the Interstate Commerce Commission 4,956.00
Number of miles of line per 100 square miles of territory 4.80
Number of miles of line per 10,000 inhabitants 86.30
Total mileage, including construction in 1905 5,168.15
Miles of Railroad Constructed in Colorado.
Denver, Northwestern & Pacific (Moffat line) 30.00
Denver & Rio Grande (Farmington branch in Colorado) 18.15
Colorado & Northwestern (Eldora to Sunset) 20.00
Great Western (Sugar beet line) 26.00
Colorado* Southern (Fort Collins branch) 10.00
Union Pacific (to Baum mine) 8.00
Spurs, shiest racks and switches (all roads) 100.00
Total i ‘ : 212.15
Northern Colorado Potatoes.
The potato crop of northern Colo- ’
rado for 1905 is estimated at 10,000
carloads, which is-twenty-five per cent,
less than that of last year, which ex
ceeded in quantity all previous potato <
crops in this section. While this .
year’s crop is 4,000 carloads short of
the crop of last year. In all probability
it will bring seventy-five per cent,
more to its growers than did the 1904 i
crop, twenty per cent, of which was
lost for want of a market, while much
of the crop brought prices far less
than the actual cost of production.
It is safe to say that this year’s crop <
represents $2,000,000 and there is a
prospect of an advance In price before .
the crop is sold, adding a half-million (
to this. The crop is of superior qual
ity nnd the potatoes of uniform size,
smooth and fully matured, and conse ,
quently they will keep well.
This fall a few of the growers, who)
have no convenient place tdfstpltvslielr
potato* ;. sold from the field. uojctflvi’ng
from 60 cents to $1 a hundred pounds,
clearing from 25 cents to 65 cents h
hundred. Many stored their crop, con
fident that the market price, which is
now 70 cents a hundred, wll advance
In the spring and that they will be
amply n paid for the increased labor
of storing which always necessitates
resorting before the potatoes are
placed on the marked
The crop was 2.000 carloads more
than was anticipated. Heavy rains fol
lowed by hot weather packed the soil
in the spring and prevented normal
growth at that time. Blight attacked
the vines later. However, the abun
dance of water, the absence of hail and
the long growing season counteracted
In the states of Wisconsin. Michi
gan. Illinois and lowa, whose potato
crops compete with that of Colorado,
the yield was below normal and of in
ferior quality, which assures the Colo
rado farmer of a steady demand and a
, A careful estimate of the carload
shipments made from different points
in tlie northern Colorado district dur
ing the last four years is as follows:
Crop of 10« I. 1902. 1903. 1904.
Owley -.nso 2.500 3.900 1.700
Wliulsor 325 60S r.OO 1.100.
Timnath 200 250 300 500
t-’olt Collin- .... 200 .ton 250 200
Ault 150 250 300 1.400
I.UCf-rnc .300 500 I mm ! 20-1
Krrw-y 300 4»o l.fcoO 1.400
thoud A: Lovi
land 500 500 500 *OO
Vaiiou* ridetr’eks 325 Goo COO 1.800
Total 4.80 U 7.200 10.150 12.000
! One of the largest crops of potatoes
in northern Colorado was grown by A.
B. McClave on the George Adams
ranch, forty miles east of Greeley, near
Grover. Fifteen thousand sacks of po
tatoes were taken from 120 acres, forty
acres of which yielded 220 sacks an
! The '5. L. and W. much, nine miles
cast of Greeley, yielded 30.000 sacks of
potatoes from 300 acres. In the Lone
Tree district, seven miles east oi Gree
ley, Peter Brown. Jr., harvested 4,800
sacks from seventy acres. M. Johnson’s
potatoes went 125 sacks »o the acre,
and F. Bronson dug 3,000 sacks
from 30 acres in the same section. S.
E. Robb harvested" 125 sacks an .acre
and I). E. White, three miles west of
Greeley, gathered 150 sacks from each
of forty acres.
This year there were three harvests
of potatoes. First came the Early
Ohios, gathered in July and grown
near Pecl ham. La Salle and Big Bend,
where the sandy soil develops an early
crop. Late In the summer, blight *
killed -he vines in some sections I
which eansed the tubers to ripen and
the digging of these made the second
The blighted potatoes were not as
large as they would have been had
they grown three weeks longer, but
they were of fair size and god quaUtf
and brought profitable prices.
COLORADO’S OIL PRODUCTION.
Colorado’s oil output during the year
1905 amounted to 35.000,000 gallons of
crude oil, oi 10,000.000 gallons of re
fined oil. ’
The production of the Florence oil
fields amount* '<» between 65,000 and
100,000 gallons of crude oil per day, or
between 20 000 and 30,0(j) gallons of
the refined product. Many new wells
are being sunk' in this district, and
the indications are that the output will
be greatly increased, as the supply
seenm practically inexhaustible.
Boulder county is the second oil
county in tin state, and produced about
one-third as much oil as the Florence
fields. Then- is a small independent
refinery at Moulder which handles
about one-fourth of the crude output.
The remainder is sent to the Florence
refinery, which plant is controlled by
the oil trust.
Routt count v, in the northwestern
part of the Mate, has many good oil
prospects, lint the fact that the crude
oil would have to be carted in wagons
for a great distance makes it unprofit
able to work these fields. The Moffat
road, now being built from Denver to
Salt Lake City, "ill open this section
of the state, and the prospects will be
converted into producing wells as soon
as the railroad is completed far enough
to handle the crude urticle.
Colorado Fruit Production.
The following table, published by
the fruit production of Colorado In
the Denver Nows, gives an estimate of
1905 by counties:
COUNTIES Acre- Gat'd value
nit':, of Production.
Adam* .... ■ • 900 S 2-952
Arapahoe 1.200 <2.000
Moulder 1.100 100.000
Meltu • 2.400 900.000
Denver . ... 1.700 115.000
I >,meins . *>3o 26,000
Fremont . . ls.ooo Cho.ooo
Carflold . ... 6.500 470.000
JefTernon . 3.900 200.000
Martin<-r . ...10.300 380.000
1 .clean . . 400 10,000
MorRUII 600 12.000
Mnnlrimi' . 8.500 800,000
Montezuma . • ■ ■ 5.000 250.000
Mena . . . 7.200 740.000
(Hero . 3.800 228,000
I’rowern . 500 15.000
Pueblo 3.600 170.000
Weld 600 12,000
Total . . *5.243.000
Stock Feeding in Colorado.
The stock feeding Industry in Colo
rado has made wonderful advancement
during the past few years, but in no
previous year has the advancement
been so marked as In the year Just
ended. The ifienomenal advance In
sheep values and the consequent great
profits made by feeders has given an
impetus to the feeding business that
promises to last. Last year It is esti
mated that elose to a million sheep
and lambs were turned out of Colorado
feed lots. It is believed that during
the present season the number will
exceed 1,200,000. The profits last sea
son to the feeders was close to $2,000,-
000. During the coming season it is
hoped that tin* profits will be as large,
but the Increased price paid for the
sheep and lambs on the range, makes
this problematical. Thus far, condi
tions In the feed lots have been ideal.
Prices on the market are higher than
ever and give every promise of contin
uing. If they do. the profits will be
fully as large l as last year.
The greatest advance In sheep feed
ing has been In the San Luis valley.
A year ago the* number of sheep on
feed In that section was estimated at
150,000. This year It is more than dou
ble that number. The effort now being
made to provide a market in Denver
for all the sheep fattened in the state
will still further boom this branch of
the feeding business, as one of the
greatest drawbacks to the business
has been the long distance to market
which causes a heavy shrinkage and
a deterioration in the value of the ani
nia: for slaughtering.
Great Gunnison Tunnel.
Colorado In the past year, has seen
the beginning of what will be the
greatest irrigation project in the state,
in the I'r.compnhgre valley. The most
important feature of this work will be
the Gunnison tunnel, the longest and
most wonderful of its kind in the coun
try an*l i vobahly in the world.
In all. l2.snrt.otM) has been allotted for
the Unconipaligre work, of which more
than sl.<*oo,ooo will be expended In the
tunnel. The latter is now driven one
and on*-fourth miles through the heart
of the Rocky mountains, the bore
piercing gravel, shale, adobe and gran
It will be 30,000 feet long and nat
ural difficulties apparently insurmount
able will have to bo overcome before
it Is complete, which Is expected to be
In the fall of 190 S. When this magnifi
cent engineering feat is accomplished,
and it is now progressing In away
that indicates it will be finished in ac
cordant- with the most sanguine ex
pectations. it will reclaim for Colo
rado a territory of from 100,000 to 130,-
000 acres of land.
Colorado's Fame Spreading.
Colorado has 66,500,000 acres of
land, anil only 3.000.000 acres are un
der cultivation of any kind. There are
25,500 farms and ranches in the state
of Colorado. With her agricultural
exhibition at the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition held at St. Louis in 1904.
the star of Colorado captured 626
prizes and medals. These 626 prizes
were out of a total of 767 prizes of all
kinds granted to the state in depart
ments if industry. At the Lewis and
Clark Exposition at Portland, held in
the summer just past. 1905, the Colo
rado agricultural exhibition received
265 gold. 143 silver, sixty-nine bronze
medals, and forty-four honorable men
tions. The appropriation for the pur
pose was very small and the exhibi
tion was composed of a scientifically
selected collection of dried grains and
Colorado’s Wheat Yield.
Three hundred thousand acres of
wheat. >-tiding an average of twenty
light bushels to the acre, is the esti
mated product In that great cereal for
Colorado the past year. The estimates
are made at the Agricultural college
from such data as they have been able
to secure. This is a total of 5.400.000
bushels. An average price for wheat
was 85 cents on December loth, and
this gives a total value to the crop of
Colorado bees in 1905 produced $33.-
473 worth of honey. This was a heavy
failing off. According to the figures of
the Colorado Honey Producers’ Asso
ciation. which lias headquarters on
Market street, this city, the product
for 1904 was fifty-five cars, and in the
year 19**5 only right and one-haif cars,
i he pric* this year was stronger, rul
ng at $3 per case. Last year, it
brought only $2.40 a ease. For extra
fine single cases as high as $4 was
COLORADO MINING DIVIDENDS.
The grand total of dividends for 1905
from Colorado’s mines and placers, as
published In the Denver News, foots
up $15,930,527, a gain of $2,232,979
compared with 1904, or in excess or
sixteen per cent.. The dividend total
lor 1905 exceeds twenty-eight per cent,
of the year’s output from the precious
metal mines. 'Phis figure com
pares with 29.0 per cent, in 1904,
twenty-six per cent, in 1903 and 1902,
with twenty per cent, in 1901, with
twenty-eight per cent, in 1900, with
twenty-four per cent. 1n_1899 and twen
ty-one per cent, in 1898. For the
eight years under notice the average
reads 25.37 per cent., a figure waich
means generous profit in legitimate
mining intelligently and honestly con
eight yens unde notice the aveage cads
25.37 per cent., a figure which means
generous profit inlegitimate mining in
teligently and honestly conducted.
The follow, ig is the record by coun
i’ortluml. k<>|<l i 1,200,000
Theresa, (told f>2.»,000
El I'll no. ifold DOJ.JOO
Strattons indt-pi-nili-uct*. £>oo.ooo
Kind ley. K«i<i 200.000
Elktou. sold 160.000
Vindicator. g«M 14.1.000
Wextern Investment Co., sold 120.000
St rolls. Sold 130.000
Hold Coin, sold 100.000
Monument, sold IUJ.*>4O
Urunlle. sold 62,.>00
<>i>Wlen U>cle. sold 60.000
Unltcu (Sold Mine*, gold 40.0*10
Ulllon. gold 31.2-0
(Sold Sovereign, gold 27.000
.terry Jolimton, gold 26.000
Work, gold l-.UOO
Uexington. gold 12,‘J-o
Crlppie Creek Con., gold 10.000
Ml. Rosa. gold 10.000
Mllwutikee Mutual, gold 5.00 C
Peggy, gold 4,00 S
Reasers. gold 1.20Q.o»0
Total for Cripple Creek I 6.247.70
Altlndorf allinc plant, gold $ 6.000
Caahler. gold ..... . l-. 000
East Not away. gold 16.000
Ontario, gold 7.6<*0
Old Town, gold 12*>.000
Hunnlng I .tale, gold 160,000
Gregory •'Buell, gold 10.000
Town I’opli m. gold 4.>.000
Hoderltrk Uliu. gold 10.000
East Boston, gold IU.UoO
i H)> ago-Carr. gold 16.000
Cook, gold 25.000
Leuan. gold **».oo0
Total for Gilpin * 607.500
Reindeer, silver-lead * 300.000
Ibex, gold-silver 260.000
Iron silver, silver-zinc 250.000
'I win Bakes placer, gold 25.000
New Monnrcii. gold-silver 2-0.000
I.easeis. gold-silver 600.000
Total for Bake * 1,676.0410
Camp Bird, gold * 1.242.030
Bcusern. gold 2a.000
Total for Ouray.... * 1,267.030
San Juan County.
Silver Bake, silver-lead $ 400.000
Gold King, gold llti.eoo
Sunnytdde, gold-silver 2-O.tmo
Silver Betlge, silver-lead 60.000
Bruners, gold-silver 60.000
Total for San Juan... * 866,000
I*ogan, gold * 40.000
Boulder County, gold-stiver 20.000
BeuserH, gold-silver 76.000
Total for Boulder * 135.000
United Mines, gold-lead t (4.001
Del Monti*, silver 100,000
Solomon, sllver-xlnc ioo.ooo
Bachelor, gold 60.000
Now York-Chance, silver 30.000
Total for Mineral * 321.000
Clear Creek County.
Jo* Reynolds, silver S 50.000
Specie Payment, gold uo.ouu
Shatter, gold 10.000
Mattie, gold-silver 1-0.000
Waldorf, gold-silver CO.ooo
Aliunde, silver-lead 60.000
Reusers, silver-lead 100,000
total for Clear Creek * 450.000
San Miguel County.
Tom Bov. gold * 130.000
Rlberty Bell, gold 40.000
Alta, gold-silver 60,000
Keystone plaeer. go|«l 20.000
Smuggler-Union, gold-silver 60.000
Reusers, gold-silver 76.000
Total for San Miguol 6 385.000
1 Readers, gold-lead I 25.000
Total for Summit 8 25.000
1 Gold mines and placers S 7.523.270
Gold-silver mines 1,530.000
Gold-lead mines 69.000
Silver mines 180.000
Sliver-zinc mines 3-0.000
Silver-lead mines OP*.OOO
Total direct for 1903 810.6C2.270
Add 10 per cent for close cor
porations. mines owned by In
dividuals. etc 1.05C.227
American Smelting and Refining
Company, one-half of year's
United States Reduction Com
pany 118.37 4
National la-ad Company. one
flftli of year's total 563.656
New Jersey Zinc Company, onc
tlftli of year's total 240.000
Guggenheim Exploration I'ompa
ny, one-third of year's total... 243.000
Grand total for 1903 815.930.627
Of tho $10,562,270 credited directly
ito mines and placers, the stun of
$2,125,000 came from leasers. In
many cases the mines producing such
dividends had been worked at 4 loss
on company account.
Ouray County Statistics.
An estimate of the number of men
employ 3d in the mines and milis of
Ouray county by the Denver Republi
can shows that about 2,100 men are
employed, while the production of gold,
silver, lead, copper and zinc is as fol
Gold, $2,380,000: silver, $575,000;
lead and zinc. $290,000; copper, SB2.
000; making a total of $3,327,000 pro
duced for the year 1905.
Boulder county is developing Ronv 1
fine mineral mines and outputted ore
to the value of $1,000,000.
The production of the United States
Zinc Company at Pueblo for the year
was 6,544 tons of metallic zinc, valued
The zinc production of the state for
the year is valued at $4,105,300. The
output for 1904 was valued at $3,564.-
During the year the Camp Bird mine
at Ouray yielded its owners a profit
of $1,750,000. Thomas F. Walsh re
ceived in royalties this year $368,475.
Ouray county’s ore production for
the year was worth $3,327,000. Great
tunnel enterprises near Ouray prom
iso a big increase in the ore production
for the new year.
Clear Creek and Gilpin counties
come up smiling again this year with
over $6,000,000 product in the precious
metals. They have been mined for
oyer, forty years and have not as yet
San Juan mines increased their out
put last year about twelve per cent.
Many milling enterprises are being un
dertaken near Silverton and one of
the largest power plant projects in th:‘
state is approaching completion. 1*
will supply light and power to many
Lake county still holds its place for
heavy production since it was opened
as a camp. In twenty-six years it has
produced $328,457,146 worth of pre
cious metals. This year it outputs $13.-
224.000 worth. Pretty boomy sort of
a camp for an old-timer.
The American Smelting and Refin
ing Company treated at its five Colo
rado smelters the enormous amount of
1.236,000 tons of ore. Jn 1904 the ton
nage was 1.133,000. The mills of the
United States Reduction and Refining
Company treated 298,000 tons of ore.
The metal ore tonnage of the state
now closely approaches the 2,000,001?
COLORADO MINES IN 1905.
METAL OUTPUT OF COLORADO BY COUNTIES.
County. Gold. Silver. Lead. Copper. Zinc. Total.
•Boulder ..$ 450,472 $ 45,845 $ 3,343 $ 3,548 $ $ 7(3,208
Chaffee ... 67.351 55,033 35,641 36,126 35,290 229,441
Clear Creek 858.410 844,634 259.971 66.813 117.328 2,147,156
Custer 56,527 67,239 6,595 2.016 132.377
Dolores . ... 58.010 83.025 11,TOO 4.200 172,500 329,495
Eagle 31.941 21.847 20,410 4,401 6,000 83,599
Gilpin 1,748.395 256,775 46,940 99,835 15,000 2,166,945
Gunnison . .. 37,352 92,681 10.881 2.231 7.500 150.045
Hinsdale . .. 9,306 35,901 54,635 1,812 5,452 107,106
Lake 1.405.690 5,870,618 2,401.452 741.362 4,657,500 15,076,622
La Plata ... 139,024 23,831 150 250 163,255
Mineral .... 221,831 1.150,000 700,634 161 439,363 2,511,989
Ouray 3.125,018 287.960 134,107 78,669 2,500 3,628,254
Park 212,960 38,329 39,754 1.314 292,357
Pitkin 1.437 1,510,609 908,715 1,314 54,202 2,476,277
Rio Grande . 3,281 1.455
Routt 24,380 200 24,580
Saguache... 4,941 46,274 36,687 6.658 3,500 98,060
San Juan ... 1,530.848 762.018 467,334 465.536 45,000 3.270,736
San Miguel . 2,105,548 606,071 349.413 44,872 3,104,901
Summit . ... 154,763 139,051 127.061 2.000 276,000 698,87a
Teller 17,500,000 36,000 17,536,000
ties 58,510 775 1.635 60.920
Totals'. ..$29,805,995 $11,975,171 $5,615,483 $1,504,763 $5,836,135 $55,067,547
•Boulder county is credited with 300 tons of ferro-tungsten concentrates,
at S9OO per ton, $270,000.
••Includes $50,000 gold for two dredges in Jefferson county.
Chemicals extracted from ores at chemical works In Denver foot up $900,-
000 In value.
The above table is published in the Denver News of January 1, 1906.
COLORADO COMPARATIVE MINERAL OUTPUT STATEMENT:
Gold $25,535,057 $24,325,1^1
Silver 8,501,233 8.840.0. W.
Le a( ] 5,480.799 4,645,1^
Copper 1,634,933 1,287,621
Zj nc 4,105,500 3,564,3 U>
Totals $15,257,522 $42,662,282
COLORADO METAL OUTPUT, 1859 TO JANUARY 1, 1906:
Gold .7.77777. $379,644,882
COAL PRODUCTION OF COLORADO FOR 1905.
Total output, tons 8,805,214
Worth at mine, at sl.lO $9,685,73^*
Number of mines in operation _
Tons of lignite coal produced 1,354,748
Tons of semi-bituminous coal produced (> T3
Tons of bituminous coal produced 6,632,890
Tons of anthracite coal produced 60,503
Tons of unclassified coal produced, estimated 100,000
Total tonnage of coal produced 8,906,214
Total tonnage of coal produced in 1904 6,776,561
Increase for year 1905 2,128,663
Total tons of coke produced 1,165,3« t
Total number of coke ovens
Total number of employes at the coke ovens 1.21 8
Total number of employes In and about tho mines 11,891
Production of Coal by Counties.
Counties. 1904. 1905. Inc. Dec.
Boulder 750.303 861.124 110,821
Delta 10,828 9.504 1.324
El Pafto 251.303 198.896 52,407
Fremont 282,174 544.359 262,185
Garfield 191,582 139.163 52.419
Gunnison 496.939 505,782 108,843
Huerfano 1,109,724 1,340.236 230.512
Jefferson 116,617 190,813 74,196
Las Animas 2.895.801 4.375.692 1.479.891 0.,
La. Plata 138.012 151.478 13,466 ./(
Mesa 29,550 39,531 7,981
Montezuma 500 380 120
Pitkin 264,600 344.341 79,741
Weld 108.618 103.915 4.703
Small mines 130,000 130,00"
Total tonnage 6,776,551 8,805,214 2,369,636 240,9«3
Increase for 1905, 2,218,663 tons.
Gold Bullion at Denver Mint.
Following is a statement of the
amount of gold bullion operated on at
the United States mint in Denver dur
ing the calendar year 1905:
Jefferson J l -'s*' 5 *'
Ba Plata . -Vis*
Ouray . . •
Park - -i’ia
Hhkuhi Im -?f I «
Han Juan llil’-aVr •
Han Miguel • ••• xx.’.h’ -m
Summit , . j.h liii
County unknown ,„* •* i ‘-
Hmelur deposits I ■..)!». .34 *J
Total . i:;.031.«»0.S8
Colorado Zinc Production.
The following table is a careful esti
mate of the value or the zinc output by
counties. A large part of the crude
zinc ore production is concentrated,
making a total of 170,000 tons of high
grade ore and concentrates, averaging
thirty per cent. zinc. The spelter pro
duced from Colorado zinc ores is esti
mated at 35.700 tons for the year 1905,
having a value of $1,105,500:
COUNTIES. Value (In'*.
Clear Creek ’V- . I
Eagle 10 •«.
Hinsdale ... . nrciiAn
Summit . . ‘ * '
Toinl . ... 1 ' . .
Following is ihe zinc output of ( olo
rado for the past four years, respect
lilt : :::: *< £ i
1903 ' 537 94 '
Output of the Cripple Creek District.
Cripple Creek figures on the value
of the ore produced during the year
place the total at $22,307,952. The to
tals by months are as follows:
,fcSK?>■ ’ i
April'' ' ::::::
JiSL :: :::: ! .
iSI?: • ;*.■
«October 1 : '
N *v« mix r
Uecembei (estimated) ..oow.no 1 )
Lake County’s Production for Two
Output In tons 840.000 912.000
A S?T.. V *"*T >i>-...
Value of output ....*11.219.413 Ul*22jO*'"
Value ■*r output for years. . *.t.5.4.>.. 1 4t>
Profits of Cripple Creek Lessees.
Profits of some of the lessees and
leasing companies operating In the
Cripple Creek district for the year just
closing, based, in several instances, on
estimates, were as follows:
Stratton's Independence loss**** * if.n.non
B. A- Hayden. *>n (hi* Gregory...
Stratton estate lessees . ... >■_■•*.
Independence Consolidated lessees. . ..."■>■*
Ajax lessees ..noon
John Sharpe, on several properties. •
Prlee * Waters, on Dillon (o.wao
\V. r. H lessees 25.
Isabella lessees -'•*. *
Anaconda lessees 1 .>.("><*
Milwaukee Mutual company on
M abe I M
Total . *1.03*).w00
Summit County's Output.
A conservative estimate of the out
put of tho mines of Summit county for
1905 is os follows:
Gold . *301.00*
Bead 123.f><> •
iren^ 1 .‘.*.*.’."11".".'.!!!!".!!!!!.’’.!!!! 1 !|o I
How San Juan Output Grows.
San Juan county's production of ill"
principal metals mined there for the
year Just closed shows the following
Gold 11.547.0" •
Bead 87".*' * '
Silver 502.90 .
Zinc* 21.7. '*
Grand total *3,752.1
This is a gain of $432,017 over the
Mineral County Treasure.
Mineral county's production for-19'*'*
was 61,823 toils, net, against 76,419
tons for 1904. The decrease is ac
counted for in part bv the high water
during the months of July and Augus:.
which washed out the railroad tracks
The total represents the actual ship
ments. Ninety thousand tons of crude
ore were milled by the Humphreys, an
the East Willow concentrating mi 'JF '
producing 15,000 tons of concentrat* Cf r
The following is the gross value of
Mineral county’s product for 1905:
Rend. 9.275 tuns at *IOO p«>r ton * 927.'
/in. . t.ltS lona "* »i 10 par ton
Silver. t>2o.Woo ounces at CO mince .
Gold. ir>.'4r>6 ounces at *2O ounce . rn t.i
Boulder County Product.
Boulder county's mining industries
expanded during the last five months.
The mines near Jamestown are con
stant shippers, as are those of Spring
dale, Rowena. Sunshine. Gold Hill. Sa
Una. Magnolia. Ward. Eldora, Arapa
hoe Peak. Crisman. Wall street and
the Sugar Loaf sections. In all of
these the owners of the mines are do
ing well, as are the leasers, as many
of the mines are conducted on the
A careful estimate of the gold out
put alone places the yield for 1905 at
upwards of $700,000.
The tungsten deposits in this county,
which have been exposed, are im
portant. A careful investigation
places tho tungsten output at $300,000.
so that the gold anJ tungsten yield of
this county for T 905 will total about
$1.0QK).000. While, the mining of pre
cious metals is confined principally to
gold and tungsten; some silver is be
ing shipped and if the price of silver
goes much higher many properties now
idle will be worked and will add to
the output of precious metals.
Gilpin County Output.
Gilpin county mines produced
nearly 14,000 tons more ore during
1905 than during the preceding year.
The output for 1904 approximate* .
$3,000,000. For the year just
it probably will exceed tbia total
Clear Creek County Output.
Following is the Denver Republican's
estimate of the mineral output of Colo
rado In 1905: Idaho Springs district.
$2,600,000; Georgetown district. $582,-
195. Total. $3,183,195.
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