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(o:nNotMd from Second Page) ▼ein a distance of three hundred feet, commencing at the point of location, from which ha« been taken over 300 tons of ore, equal in value to that pro duced in the shaft. Fy examination we see that all the work done so far is actually dead work, then take into consideration the fact that this mine has produced enough ore to pay the original purchase price, of sixty thous and dolars, all development, and leave a large surplus to the owners, eomc idea cansbc formed of its tree value. A large ore and shaft house, with engine room attached, h*.s been erect ed by the company, and everything about the mine is in splendid condi tion. With ordinary business man agement this mine will pay a good dividend on at least a capital of two million dollars. The ore body described in the Queen continues throughout the whole of the Ruby Ring. Although the de velopment has not been pushed on thi mine to the same extent, vet enoueh work has been done to show little if ( any difference in tlie value of the two mines. Seventy five feet of shaft and one hundred and fifty feet of level show an unbroken ore body from two' to five feet in thickness. The King has not l>een worked so much for its product as for Use purpose of proving its value, yet with ail dead work the mine has proved very remunerative. The tunnel, about 400 feet south cfj shaft, is being run at right angles with j the vein, and for workmanship cannot be suqiassed. It can be used for the double purpose of cutting the King; vein and for a tunnel site to discover | other lodes. The buildings consist of j a shaft house and a large commodious! ore house. The shaft is well timber- J ed and all the workings in first class v I 6hape. Old Mexico and Durango are two mines belonging to a New York com- \ pany. They are very rich lodes and their development is being extensively pushed. There are more men em ployed at the Old Mexico than any j mine in this distict. The first men- j tioned is sinking end daily puts out a j large quantity of fine mineral. The i Durango is working 15 or 20 men. j This mine is being tunnelled on the vein and the production of ore is con siderable. Both mines have a large quantity of ore on the dump, which is being sacked for shipment. Mr. Wilder, the superintenedent,is in New York and Mr. Pierce has charge dur- j ing his absence. Situated west of town and south of; the Old Mexico, is the Ruby Chief 1 lode, one of the first mines located in i this district. It is a very rich mine ! . J . j and has been producing high grade ore from the grass roots. It is owned by Brannand & Co., ar.d has an enor- J mous true fissure vein. When machin-; ery is placed upon this property we! predict that it will equal any mine in ! camp as to the production of a rich quality and large quantity of ruby, brittle and wire silver. Howard Extension, at base of Ruby Teak, is a mine which has no superior in the county. Notwithstanding this , fact, it has but little work done upon ' it. The vein is an enormous one, 20 | feet wide, with about two feet of pay I matter. Three different assays from a ‘ dump containing vein matter, ran I $166, $334, and SB4O. It is the; property of the lowa smelting compa- i ny of Crested Butte. The Lead' Chief, situated a mile northwest of town, was discovered 1 July 22, 1879, by A. T. Gilkison; j the adjoining parallel lode by his lit-! tie boys. This mine is one of the rich- j est in the camp and is under the man agement of Col. E. P. Jacobson, a prominent lawyer in Denver. It has a complete set of hoisting works and splendidly rigged pump run by steam. The shaft house is a model of its kind. Work is being done on three shafts and large quantities of high grade ore are being taken out, which is shipped : to Denver. Nineteen men are now ■ employed on the mine, under the su-1 perintendence of Mr. Popham, and ! this force will be largely increased in j a few days. Bullion King and Monte Christo 1 were among the first mines discovered ! in this camp, and are ‘now owned by! Haverly Boucher & Back. They lie west of town, near the foot of Ruby Peak. On the Bullion King there is a ■haft 50 feet with a drift 50 feet on a vein 10 to 12 feet wide, with a pay streak 18 inches to three feet wide. Some sloping has been done on this mine, and at present about 40 tons of M carrying ruby, brittle and native silver, is in the ore house. Our sam pling works have received from this mine the richest ore ever put through the mill. A 25 -foot shaft and a drift on the vein 20 feet, which shows up better -than the Bullion King,together i with a 100-foot tunnel run in on the vein 700 feet southwest of the shaft, constitute the development on the Monte Christo. When another 100 feet of tunnelling is accomplished it is expected that the vein will be struck. Work is now progressing rapidly (not withstanding rumors to the contrary) under the supervision of Sup’t Ropel, who, with his family, resides on the property. One of the best strikes during the past year has been made in Elk Basin, and is known as the Beeswax. A drift is in on the vein 15 feet; and the length of the tunnel is 30 feet, the end of which is 30 feet below the surface. Great quantities of rich ore are on the dump, and the richest and most beau specimens are continually being ‘ taken out. DeVries, Kastner, et al. ! are east organizing a stock company on this precious propen y. But a small i capital is needed to develop this mine !as ail work on the vein will pay for | itself. i The Last Chance mine is situate west of the Forest Queen, 'lying parallel to and above it, extending along the summit of the small ridge, at the foot of which the Forest Queen ore body has been worked. The Last Chance has been worked by running an adit or tunnel in on the vein, from the same gulch where the Forest Queen and | Ruby King' 200 feet below) have been j opened. This adit is now in 120 feet | on the vein, and shows a well defined crevice the entire distance, carrying arsenical pyrites of iron and occasion ally streaks of ruby silver in a ganguc of greenish white quartz, the entire dis tance. There is also an opening some six feet deep, on the summit of the ridge exposing the vein, at a point nearly opposite the main ore body of the Forest Queen, and about 400 feet from mouth of adit, which was dug to put in a water tank for Forest Queen boiler of hoisting works. In this hole there is a vein four feet wide ex posed, with about eight inches cf rich mineral (similar to Forest Queen, rich ore) in three separate streaks, in the gangue and quartz vein which is four feet wide, and well defined. It is the opinion of the principal owner in the Last Chance, a prospect or of twenty years’ experience, that the ore taken out so far in the Forest Queen workings is a slide from the ridge on which Last Chance is loca ted, and the ccminuation of Forest Queen vein will be found on Last Chance ground. This opinion is based on the relative position of both mines, on the fact that there is no continuity in Forest Queen vein, either in the shaft workings or in the adit or tunnel run in on vein, also that Ruby King ore deposit is broken and not continuous, and the last eighteen feet sunk in shaft was in loose dirt and boulders. The Crystal and Diquita mines were both located in June, 1576, some two months before the Lead Chief was lo cated, both veins running parallel, and only two hundred feet apart. This is a monster vein, being twelve feet widei and the croppings in many places pro jecting several feet above the surface. The openings on this vein are, dis covery shaft twenty three feet deep, and three other openings ten feet each, on Diquita, and tunnel sixty feet in on vein, and shafts respectively fifty five, twenty five and twelve feet deep on the Crystal; all of which show a good, well defined fissure vein, carrvins ‘ome of the richest ore in the district. In the main shaft, at present worked | on the Crystal, there is a fine vein carrying ruby, brittle and a good deal of native silver, averaging over a foot in width and 400 ounces per ton. j General Sayles lode, in Silver basin, has a shaft sunk 17 feet deep on a well defined crevice, with a pay streak 12 inches’ wide, which runs away up in the hundreds. It is reported that its mineral has given a mill run of 500 ounces per ton. This claim is owned by a Texas company. It is well tim bered, has a good shaft house and miners quarters, and work is being pushed vigorously under the supervis ion of J. \V. Sayles, who is wintering on the property. Tenderfoot is an extension of the General Sayles. It is a three foot, vein, upon which a shaft has been sunk iafeet. It carries galena and pyrites of iron, with brittle silver, and at a depth of 8 feet assayed 40 ounces per ton. Work on this claim is being pushed. It is the prop erty of Dr. Reid and Chas. Stevens. Alabama, shows same mineral as the Tenderfoot and has the same amount of work and is owned b j the same parties. The Phoenix Lode was located on j Jaly ist, 1879, by M. Lawler, in Jm | rice Basin, and crosses the Justice, | Homestake and Old Missouri Lodes, jlt shows a strong vein ten feet be • tween walls, assays from which show 60, 71 and 84 oances. Adjoining the above lode is the Alexander, located May 28th, 1880, by D. Noble and M. Lawler; 1450 of this vein is situated in Peeler Basin, i The present development consists of an adit which cuts the vein at a depth of 20 feet. The locators intend running 150 feet of a tunnel in the spring that j will tap both the Phoenix and Alex ! ander lodes at a depth of 300 feet. The ! Elk lode situated in Elk Basin, was located July 9th, 1879, by Evans, j Christopher & Lawler. This claim is ; developed by two shafts, one 15 and one t 6 feet deep, also an adit which cuts the vein at a depth of 14 feet, and shows a body of mineral three feet in width. Mill runs, from the j Argo Smelting Works, show returns of i 96 and 192 ounces per ton. At pres | ent there are about five tons cf ore on the dump. Adjoining the Elk and crossing at right angles, are the Clara and Cari bou, owned bv Tedrow, Christopher j stud Lawler, both of which show gale :na and copper pyrites. The devel opment consists of a shaft on the Clara, to feet deep “with a four foot crevice. The Caribou has an adit which discloses the vein at a depth of 14 feet. Ore from this claim runs from 50 to 123 ounces. M. G. Mullowney owns a control ling interest in the Jenny Lynn, American Girl and Clara Fisher lodes in Ruby basin, the other owners being Mary j Christopher, Frank Maeder, N. Salsbury and oth ers. A 20-ft shaft is on the Jenny Lynn, and a 3-ft vein exposed. Assays, 35 ozs per ton. Snow Flake, located May 21, 1880, 200 ft west of the Howard Extension and crosses it at right angles. Has 150 ft of cross-cut tunnel to cut the lead 150 feet deep. Produces galena and brittle silver. Patrick M. Devitt, lo cator, is now working the mine. Mountain King and Queen, located Tune 10, 1879, by Farwell, Tedrow & Co. Claims parallel to each other. £SOO worth of work done on each. Produce' ruby and brittle silver assay ing as high as 1700 ozs. Situated northeast of town. Burlington, northeast of town, Dunn & Maloney, principal owners, is one of the best mines in camp. It has a 13-ft shaft on a large vein carry ing ruby, brittle, native and wire silver, a mill run from the second class ore of which returned 181 ozs per ton. Work progressing. Following are the properties owned by Park, Jones & Selig : Roxy Jane, southwest of the Lead Chief. Shaft down 15 ft showing very fine mineral. Welch lode, in Ruby basin, has a cut j and shaft of 20 ft. showing one of the j largest and strongest quartz veins in the district with very fine mineral ail through it. Boston, on the line of the Howard Extension, has mineral of same character as the Howard Ex. In Elk basin is located the Louis lode. J. E. Carson, J. S. Hayden, M. D. & J. B. Murray, and Robinson S; Co., are the owners. It has a 3-foot: vein and assays from 30 to 40 ounces ! per ton. Work will be pushed on this • | claim all winter. • | ! Silver Star, located July 7, 1880, j |by Geo Roach, Scheie, Dick Hardy,! ;J- E. Carson, A. J. Johnson, and O. j jE. Stiles, is down 15 feet and shows! t ruby silver. Developing will be com ; ; menced January, ISBI. Stoiber & j j Schultz are also interested in this | i claim. * • Kenosha, located July 24, 1880, in j 0,-Be-Joyful basin', is owned by G B Frazier, Thos Welsh and J. D. Meyers.; It has a xo foot shaft sunk on a vein : ; three feet wide of solid quarts which i carries very fine galena. Great Hope, on the divide between Elk and Redweli basins, and the- Eagle in Redwell, are two quite valu-' able claims owned by J C Holden, J ; H Lambert and Wm Ryan. Were lo cated during the past summer and only a liberal assessment has been done on each. In the Great Hopc the vein is three feet wide on the surface, and both vein and mineral streak are widening as depth is attained. In the Eagle is foot four of vein with a min eral streak of about a foot showing ga lena and ruby silver. Surface assay, »9 Gances. Kent, located Oct ;th, 18S0, by J E Carton, M D Murray, Scribner, Rathbone & Co., h2s been successful ly worked ever since, haring run two tunnels—one 90 ft and one 50 ft. In ’the latter a lead 15 It wide was struck, which had a pay streak iS inches. Eloise, in Ruby gulch, is a true fis sure vein carrying gold, silver, lead and copper. Located in June, 1880, and named after a little daughter of Louts Coffin. It has a shaft 15 feet deep and belongs to Smith Cnllom. Ironsides, in Redwell basin, is owned by J C Holden, Wm Ryan and others. Vein six ft wide showing brittle silver. Twin Sisters (the first location made in Eik basin), is a very valuable property near the head of the basin, the vein of which has been tapped in several places, and a 20-ft shaft sunk. Its vein is about 5 ft wide ivith a min eral stTeak of 20 inches. Assays of 40 ozs have been obtained. Owners, Mary J Christopher, John Webster and M G Mullowney. Hidden Treasure, a 30 inch galena lead, runs across the lower end of the first men tioned mine, and belongs to Miss Christopher, and Messrs. Mullowney and Holden. AlO ft shaft has been sunk showing galena of fine quality, which assays from 26 to 30 ounces. The Wakefield is located above and to the right of the Lead Chief, about 2coo feet. It was discovered by Geo. Graves, cn the 18th of September, 1879, and is owned by G L & L Graves, Levi Marshal and Dr Wakefield of Bloomington Illinois. The mine is developed by a tunnel driven on the vein, 98 feet in length, and shows a six foot crevice the entire distance, carrying galena, brittle, ruby and native silver, and assays from 20 to 1,600 ounces per ton. A number of tons of ore are on the dump awaiting shipment. This mine is advantage ously situated for econonmical work ing, as a tunnel driven on the vein, will gain a depth of 700 feet iikdrivnig 800, thus draining the mine without the cost of machinery. These parties own the Free America, the southern extension of the Wakefield, making a property, on this immense vein, 3000 feet in length. They also own, near the well known Little Minnie mine, the Tiger, Mohawk, Baltic and the Alta, the two last adjoining the Little Minnie on the south. Graves and Marshal are well know miners, and with them to have a claim means to make it a mine or spoil it with too much development. Bristol, on Silver Hill, has 16 ft shatt and 18 in vein of pyrites of iron, carrying native brittle and ruby silver and assays 65 oz. The Silver Star, lias 11 ft shaft and shows 12 in of good ore, assaying no oz. Overlooked is the extension of the Lead Chief, has 12 ft shaft on a fine vein and is owned by Hadley , Deve reaux & Co. Micawber, in EH: basin, is turning cut good galena ore from a 40 foot shaft, sunk on a six foot vein, which runs 65 to 70 per cent in lead, and I and 75 to 150 ounces silver per ton. ; Ore is being piled up on the dump, j where there is already lots of it. It is owned by the Douglas County Mn’g. Company of Kansas, ar.d D. F. House is the superintendent. Almeda, in Ruby basin, 25 ft tun nel and 3 ft crevice carrying ruby and native silvei,owned bv HardingShurt leff & Co. Little Ella,*on Ruby Hill, 28 ft shaft, 11 in pay streak, assays 900 oz. Little Minnie, 4th of July, St Louis and Uncertainty are good claims, one mile north east of town. Combination, Maryaland and Ditto just above the lake are looking weli. Bonanza, in Elk basin, has 12 ft! vein carrying ruby, wire and natve J slyer and assays from 60 to 300 oz. j Tom Scott has no claims, but will! jump some good 'uns.Jan Ist. Little Chief, in Goodenough basin, has two 15 ft shafts on 18 inches of i solid galena that assays 250 and 280 ounces. Miners Hope, Chicago, Sagadahoc and Grinnell, in Independence basin, all show well. Little Annie, Tivoli Belle and Key City, ia Elk twin and City of Pitts-' burgh and Elk Mountain in Ruby basin are good prospects. Queen of the west, in Ruby basin, has 100 ft tunnel and 35 ft shaft, with vein 6 ft wide, showing good mineral, will resume work in a few days, when shaft house is finished, it is one of the oldest locations in this district and is owned by Joe Selig & Levi Bro’s. Robert Emmett, in Ruby basin, has so ft shaft on rein carrying ruby silver and ziy: blend, assays 145 o*. Maude Muller, extension of the Rob ert Emmet, has shaft 14 ft showing ruby silver and zinc blend, assays 95 ox. Latonaand Diadem, in O-Be- Joyful, assay 43 ounces silver and 46 per cent in lead. Is owned by J M McCormick and John Mr Elroy. White Wolf has 10 ft shaft, Sin galena, assays 130 oz. Ursa Major has 10 ft shaft, ore galena, vein 3ft wide, owned by J D Meyers & Co. j Mabel Cleer, in O-Be-Joyful Basin, 10 foot shaft on 3 foot vein bearing native silver, which assays 55 ounces per ton. George Beil, in the same basin, has 10 ft shaft on 5 ft vein, bearing native silver and assaying 60 ounces. Both of these claims belong to Turney Bro’s. MolkeVan, in Peeler Basin, has a cut showing 12ft vein carrying native and brittle silver, which assays 70 to 80 ounces. Jessie B has 10 ft shaft on same vein carrying the same. Ecli pse in Ruby Basin has 30 ft open cut on 4 ft vein bearing ruby and native silver which assays 150 ounces. The firet two belong to Van Ostern and the latter to Clark, Smith and Van Ostern. Johnny Dwyer lode, Redwell basin, has a drift on a crevice seven ft wide, showing green gangue carrying galena and gray copper, which assays 8a ozs. Collins, Daugherty & Co., owners. S. G. Joyce, and Dr. J. L. Prentiss of Canon, own the Tilda, Glendale, Lakeside and Silver Deal. Some of these are very valuable. These gen tlemen drove the first wagon which ever came into Irwin. The Independence, situate in Inde pendence Basin, is one of the “ big ” mines of our camp. It is owned by a New York stock company and is be ing vigorously worked by a night and day shift under the superintendency of Walter Graves. It has an immense vein with large bodies of pyrites of iron and galena carrying from 140 to 160 ounces of silver per ton. Milwaukee, in Ruby basin, has a 40-ft tunnel. Native silver. O’Du buque, owner. Miners’ Delight, Ruby hill, has an iS-inch vein of white quartz bearing native silver. Fifteen foot tunnel on vein. Pierson, Perkins & Surcamp, owners. Sandwich has 6 inch pay streak and has ore on the dump. Curtis Jt C 0.,; owners. Jersey, on Ruby hill, has a xo-ft j shaft on 3 ft of quartz carrying black 1 sulphurets. Assays 30 ozs. B. F. Carey and others, owners. Little Johnnie, south of Coal creek, i has 7 it vein of quartz with 18 inch j pay streak, showing ruby silver. Shaft . 10 ft. John Scott and others. Home of the Friendless, in Elk ba- 1 sin, has a cut 30-ft and shaft 15-ft on three veins. Fine quartz carrying sul- j phurets assaying 30 ozs. Shurtleff, & Co. owner. Eureka, on Ruby hill, lias a 36-ft: shaft on al7 ft vein. Pay streak, 12 j inches assaying 1200. Shipped ore during summer. Fountain City, in 0,-Be-Joyful Basin, has a 10 -ft fare showing 6 inch | pay streak assa\ ing 300 ozs. Riley & ! Trowbridge, owners. Hancock, on south side of Ruby hill, has a 15-ft drift showing arseni cal iron. W H Robernt, owner. Ivenhoe, northeast of town, has ru- j by silver assaying as well as any mine < in camp. Grover, Mower, et al, pro- i prietors. Garfield in Grant park, John Sei fert, owner, is being worked and is I showing up quite a quantity of ruby I silver. Sliver, between Lead Chief and I range, has a 10-ft cut into an 8-inch j vein containing white iron and copper stain. Surface assay, 15 ozs. Wm Deehn, owner. Mountain Top, in Redwell basin, has 3 ft of galena and is owned by same. Poland, in Silver basin, has 3 ft of pay galena and ruby silver, assays 30 j ozs. Mrs. Dr. Reid and Mrs. Chas ■ Stevens owcers. The Christopher Consolidated mines, situated above the Lead Chief, consists of the Edwin, Rattler and Christopher lodes, all running paral lel and snsceptible of easy |develop ment, as a 14 ft tunnel will cut all three veins at a depth of 100 to 250 ft. All were located in 1579, by C. Christopher, E. Daugherty, H. Met tauer and L. D. Christopher. The latter gentleman is the only one of the original owners now interested. Eastern parties bought the other three quarter? for £22,000. Ore, galena and brittle silver. Hercules, in Elk basin, has 80 ft monel on 3 ft rein of galena. Lo cated July 4, 1879. Owned by a Iron mine company and Gus Reiser. * Little Primrose, in Evans basin,has 3 ft vein of quartz streaked with gale na. Assays 40 ozs. John McDermott, owner. Bunker Hill, in Peeler basin, has a j 25 ft tunnel on a 4-ft vein of galena ! and zinc blend, which assays 55 ozs. Bradsley k Brady. Fortune, near Peeler basin, has a ia ft vein and eight ft shaft. Brittle silver. Monument, extension of Old Mex ico, has two and a half ft of quartz carrying wire silver. Bards’ey & Co., I owners. Snow Flake, on Grar.dville moun tain, has a six] inch vein of galena showing up well. £ Co., owners. Highland Chief, on Ruby hill, has a 15-ft shaft. Galena and arsenical iron assaying 217 ozs. Miunick, Bird 8: Matthewson. Daisy, on south end Ruby hill, has a two-ft vein carrying ruby silver. Shaft down 30 ft. T May, owner. Hibernian, in Iron f basin, has a shaft 20 ft deep and 18 inches of ga lena. John McDermott, owner. Little Onney, Horse Shoe basin, has a 20-lt shaft. Brittle and native silver assaying 38 ozs. Cowley 8: Co., owners. Black Prince, Independence basin, has a 15-ft shaft and 20-ft drift on a four-ft vein of ruby and brittle silver. John McCormick, Dorsey, J. M. Mc- Cormick & Cowleys, owners. Elmer, on Ruby hill, carries brittle silver and assays 513 ozs. Has a 14-ft tunnel and is owned by English, EcL erly & Co. One half mile north of Irwin, and on the same side of Coal Creek on which is located the celebrated Forest Queen mine, on the same ridge, is lo cated a group of mines which for val ue and importance bid fair to equal any in the camp. These mines are the Lucky Lode, owned bv Rodgers and Burdick, the Key Stone, Fluke, owner, the Fourth of July, Ajax, Queen of the West and Little Nelle, the last named being the property of A. Miller, W. 11. Spencer and J. Mc- Dougal. The vein found in this min" seems to be identical with that for nd | in the Forest Queen, showing already ruby and brittle silver and gray copper. But one wall has as yet been found 1 but the above metals are found the j entire width of the shift,is which four j feet wide. The owners have just corr.- I pleted a shaft house of sufficient ca ; pacity to protect the mine, forge «and j quarters and bunks of the workmen. I The work of further development will !be pushed rapidly after the holidays. 1 From present indications the ore re moved in developing will lie of suffici ent quantity and quality to pay all ex penses and also a profit to the owners. These gentlemen have numerous oth er mines of good promise in various parts of the district, all of which will be worked more or less during the coming season, among which maybe mentioned the St Marys, belonging to Miller, Carson and company. This mine is very rich in ruby, having a pay streak of six inches in width from the surface and widening rapidly with development. ♦ ♦ » Owing to the want of space we are compelled to make but brief mention cf only a number of our best mines. In many instances we were unable to get any information relative to a great many good properties, as they were covered with snow and their owners out of camp. For want of space we are compelled jto omit a description of the stamp | mill of the Good Enough Company but in this connection, we cannot omit a slight mention of Mr Fogg, the master mechanic, to whose genius we are indebted for the staunch and handsome mill structure, which so ornaments the lower end of our town. This structure i.» 80 ft wide 140 ft long and 75 ft high, erected so sub stantially as to defy the attacks of time. This building is a monument to Mr. Fogg’s mechanical skill, which will live when the builder has passed away. It will be pleasant news to the Catholics of Ruby Camp, to know that the Right Reverend Bishop of this Diocese has at last secured a priest for this county, and the gentlemen, Rev- Luke Harney, is now on his way here.