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Montana oil and mining journal. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1931-1953, June 03, 1933, Image 4

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RENEWED GOLD RUSH REVIVES OLD CAMPS
Ghosts Chased From
Long-Deserted Towns
As (Prospectors Come
Huge Dredges Vie With Humble Pick And
Shovel Workers In Search For Gold In
Old Montana Bonanza Campls
Th« ghost« are being dumed from, many a long
deserted mining camp in Montana,
Doom that hare swung only with the wind for jreen
are being bolted now. Doat is being shaken from ne
glected machinery Rocky gnlohee whmfc the voices and
labor of eages* gold seekers have not been heard for had
a century are echoing to new operations
Camp Caroline. German gulch,©
Pony, the Royal Gold proper
ties, Raderabnrg. the Little Rock
ies—new life is being brought
to these and many other camps
by the advance guard of what
promises to be a record army
of prospectors.
Last year thousands of ama
teur gold hunters brushed elbows
with vetersn quarts miners and
Many
old
workers.
placer
claims wore invaded for the first
time In decades. But the novice
gold hunters deployed over wide
areas, and moved about rapidly.
Pew were successful in the work.
being
Ithelr average earning^
but 75 cents to 31 per day.
This year more determined
operations are starting up on
old sites. Huge dredges are
being assembled to handle low
grade ores.
At Pony, where not more than
25 men lived two years ago,
In 1890 Pony was a town
the present population is about
250 persons, according to Arthur
V. Carry, Butte mining engin
eer.
of 1,600 population.
Marysville, site of the famed
Drumlummon mine, now has a
bout 200 residents, compared
to a few families two years ago.
Pioneer, near Gold Creek is
preparing for a large-scale dredg
ing operation after years of
abandonment. In Its prime
2,000 raced to take gold from
its ore deposits.
Rochester
Melrose, the first patented mine
In Montana Is being worked.
Known as the Waseca claim
plans now are being made for
its intensive development after
73 years' operation.
Up In Highland City, where
the graces of two ladies of easy
virtue are practically the last
evidence of a once bustling town,
prospectors again are in evidence.
Two of the most typical ghost
towns In the state—Sunrise and
Granite, near Philipsbnrg—soon
may hear the clatter of machin
ery and scrape of picks again.
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COPPER PRICE
AGAIN CLIMBS
The price of copper reach
ed a new high for the year
daring the week, when price
of the red pietal went to
eight cento a pound.
Both camps apparently were
deserted almost overnight.
Sunrise furniture still remains in
some of tbe cabins. Papers and
engineering charts are scattered
about the floor of a long mess
hall. outside which a huge din
ner bell hangs. Machinery worth
thousands of dollars rests under
inches of dirt and dust In a
mill.
•Near the outskirts of the camp
In
is a monument, on which is a
warning the ground it not to be
ploughed within 60 feet of the
marker. Six Chinamen who were
hanged are burled In that radius,
the warning explains.
A group of mining men now
plan to Install a cyanide mill In
this picturesque camp, according
to Butte reports.
Jardine, where some 100 per
son» now live compared to nine
five years ago: Henderson Gulch,
where a Seattle concern is erect
ing a dredge; the Superior dis
trict In Mineral county; the Gar
net and Top O'Deep properties
near Bearmouth; Norwegian
gulch; the Hudson mine near
Silver Star—all are stirring.
Millions In gold have been
taken from all these properties.
Stage coach robberies, saloon
shootings, the battles of the road
agents and vigilantes cling In
memory tp virtually all the ghost
towns and their glittering pro
duction records. But those mem
ories are being relegated to his
tory books alone, and presènt In
dications are that 1933 will wlt
of the
last
ness the laying
'ghosts' in a majority of camps.
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Another Unit of Great Falls
Zinc Plant Resumes Work
BOLD DISCOVERY AT
'VIRGINIA CITY — The
70th anniversary of the dis
covery of gold at Aider
gulch was celebrated here
this week.
Opening of the fabulously rich
gold mining district is credited
to six men—Bill Falrweather,
Henry Edgar, Tom Cover, Michael
Sweeney. Barney Hughes and
Harry Rogers.
Assigned to Join Capt, James
Stuart and his Yellowstone ex
ploration party, the six had been
halted near Clark's Fork by a
party of Crow Indians. The In
dians had ordered them to return
to their own land. One of the
men of the original party, Louis
Simmons, was held by the In
dians as a pledge tbe white men
would halt their invasion of the
Crow territory.
Edgar and Falrweather, posted
as camp guards, noted a section
of rim rock near Alder creek.
They panned some of the gravel
and found a rich showing of
in their first
assay! From another pan, they
obtained nearly 38 In gold.
The next day the pair obtained
some 3150 from their work.
Soon news of their discovery
spread. A stampede resulted and
by the summer of the next year,
1864, an estimated 11,000 men
were working 14 miles of claims
in the gulch.
Within three years an estimated
330,000,000 in gold had been
taken from this district.
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DATE IS POSTPONED
Dates for the gold mining
school of instruction have been
changed to June 13 14, and 16,
it was announced at tbe weekly
meeting of the /Cosmopotf tan
club, sponsor of the school. It
formerly had been set for June
6. 7, and 8.
Oscar A. Dingham. in charge
of the placer mining department
of the State School of Mines at
Butte, who is to be in charge
of the school, notified the club
that he would be unable to be
in Great Falls on the earlier
dates, but would be available the
week of June 11-17, The club
decided to postpone the institution
just one week, starting on Tues
day morning, June 13.
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