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OPPORTUNITY OFFERED FOR
GEOPHYSICIST IN MONTANA
established here
One of the outstanding needs in Montana is
of a geophysicist, to apply to Montana mining the modern method
of locating ore bodies. Geophysical surveys in the mining states
are proving highly successful. ,
Where there is a problem of tracing a known vein which is
rerlain by heavy overburden, lava capping or slide material,
geophysical instruments will accurately locate the vein.
A commion problem presented to the gold miner is to locate
the oreshoots in a known favorable zone. To the geophysicist, this
simple undertaking. In many replacement and roof pendant
found only after much
ov
is a
deposits» kidneys and shoots of ore are
costly prospecting. Again the geophysicist assists and saves many
feet of useless drilling. So we find that many of the everyday
problem of the western operator, prospector, or geologist, can be
solved by the geophysicist.
Costs of such surveys are comparatively small. If one could
save 50 or 60 feet of machine-drilled prospect tunnel or 25 or 30
feet of hand-drilled tunnel, the total cost of the survey for three
or four claims would be balanced. In diamond drilling work, one
hole saved. 300 feet deep, would be enough to pay for the survey
of the entire property. The survey itself would probably save many
such holes. . , .
The time required for such a survey Is about three weeks tor
four claims.
NEW PROCESS
FOR CLEANING
VERMWULITE
Universal Insulation company has
introduced a new method of separ
ating Its vermiculite ore from waste
material in its plant at Libby The
now plant is operating 20 hours
dally in two shifts, employing six
men
the usual screening and
After
classifying operations, the mixture
of ore and rock is run over rou
ting suction rolls The slight suc
tion holds the flat vermiculite par
ticles on the rotating screen, while
the heavier, irregular rock particles
are thrown off on a tangent much
like water or mud off an automo
bile tire.
In warm, dry weather no heat is
required to dry the ore, the nec
essary moisture withdrawal being
obtained by contacting the ore with
air In a specially designed appar
atus. When occasions acquire It, the
air fed to this contacting apparatus
is heated, the amount of heat input
being dependent upon the moisture
content of the ore and the tempera
ture and humidity of the air. The
entire air contacting apparatus, in
cluding the heater for supplying
heat when it is required occupies a
Space only eight feet wide and 12
feet long.
The finished product is delivered
from the concentrating machines to
a hopper bottom bin where It Is
dropped into a tram for transfer to
a storage bin at the bottom of the
hill. The tram line is 2800 feet long
with an 800 foot drop to the low
er storage bln. The tram is equipped
with a motor which serves either
brake or motive power and has
as a
the added advantage of maintaining
an almost constant tram speed re
gardless of changes in grade.
Power is supplied by a National
Superior five cylinder Diesel en
glué equipped with an automatic
stop as a safeguard against possible
failure of cooling and lubricating
systems. While the lubricating oil
consumption is very small (less
than one-third of a gallon a day)
the spent oil is reclaimed by chem
ical washing and centrifuging.
Mining operations are carried
on by the open pit method a one
yard shovel being employed.
VIKING MILL STARTS
Viking Mining Co. has started
its 10-stamp mill south of Libby
and is now working to get ad
justments to obtain adequate re
covery.
ANACONDA
Copper Mining Company
of Gold,
Copper
Concen
Purchasers
Silver and
Ores and
trates.
Address
WASHOE SAMPLER
A. C. M. Company
Butte, Montana
SPANISH WAR IS
DAUSE SH0ATACE
OF QUICKSILVER
Quotations on Quicksilver ($83.
50) at the present time are en
tirely nominal in view to the ab.
of spot supples and the Im
possibility of securing any Spanish
metal for the present, and until the
siderable shortage of domestic sup
Spanish civil war is settled it is
anticipated that there will be a con
plies.
aence
have been
stocks
New York
sellers
greatly reduced, and all
from their regular customers, and
there are only considering inquiries
they are being supplied In rotation.
With these limited shipments being
made at the present time, the out
look for further advances seems
probable.
LAND0N WON'T TALK
ON SILVER POLICIES
Governor Landon will not commit
himself on the silver question until
h» has "thoroughly studied the mat
ter and discussed It with both
sides.
This Information was secured by
Northwest Mining from Robert T.
Banks, a trustee of the Northwest
Mining Association, now a division
manager for the Sullivan Machinery
Co. at Claremont, N. H.
Mr. Banks and Mont Ferry, head
of the Silver Producers* Associa
tion, talked to Governor Landon
about silver in Topeka (The Gov
ernor and Mr. Banks were college
classmates). "He told Mont Ferry
and me that he was not in a posi
tion to commit himself one way
or the other . . . Mont Ferry was.
of course, not satisfied with Lan
don's remarks but he told me
when wé left that he was satis
fied that Landon would do nothing
hurriedly to disrupt the Industry."
BLOCKING OUT ORE
Black Diamond Mining Co. has
started a new raise in its mine near
Troy, blocking out additional ore.
Two cars of concentrates have been ,
shipped from the Black Diamond
and another will be shipped shortly.
The mine now has 17,500 tons of
ore blocked out, with the mill in
full operation.
MONTANA SOUTHERN
Montana Southern Mining Co.
has been organized at Helena by
H. P. Bennett, Newell Gough and
John J. Mltchke.
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HOG HEAVEN
DESCRIBED IN
NEW MEMOIR
A report, representing a distinct
and scientific contribution to the
literature of silver occurrence, is
Memoir No. 17, "Geology and Ore
Occurrence of the Hog Heaven
Mining District, Flathead County,
Montana.'* by Phillip J. Shenon
and A. V. Taylor, Jr. This report
just published by the State Bureau
of Mines and Geology, describes in
detail a Montana silver deposit which
in the manner of its occurrence. Is
unique so far as this state is con
cerned and which apparently does
not find an exact parallel in any of
the known silver deposits of the
world.
Shipments of high-grade silver
ore from the Flathead mine In
northwestern Montana, in 1929,
caused many Inquiries regarding the
possibility of obtaining leases on a
tection adjoining the mine,
authors of this report undertook to
appraise the mineral possibilities
and describe some of the geologic
features of the Flathead mine and
the adjoining sections, in answer
to the inquiries about this region.
The area considered in their report
is fifteen miles west of Flathead
Lake, in northwestern Montana,
and includes about 130 square miles
The
In the region known as the "Hog
Heaven district."
Physical features of the Flathead
Range, which Includes the area
described in this report, are out
lined and a number of maps of
the Range are shown. A detailed
map, outlining the areas of igneous
rocks, accompanies the discussion
of the general geology of the Hog
Heaven district an the classifi
cation and distribution of the rocks.
Photographs illustrate the various
kinds of rocks found in the district.
The history and production of
the ore deposits of the mining dis
trict, which are essentially silver
lead deposits, are traced from 1918
when high-grade float was found in
the vicinity of the Flathead mine.
The development of the Flathead
mine is illustrated by geologic maps
of the different levels and ore min
erals there are classified, described
and illustrated in detail.
"Enrichment", which has been an
important process in the develop
ment of the ore bodies at the Flat
bead mine, is explained and the
authors venture to say that similar
deposits in the vicinity have bene
fited by the processes of "enrich
ment' and it appears likely to them
that new ore bodies will be discov
ered in the region. They offer sev
eral suggestions for prospecting in
the Flathead mine area. The Ole
mine west of the Flathead mine, is
also considered in this report.
Memoir No. 17 will be mailed to
anyone who sends 15 cents to the
State Bureau of Mines and Geology,
Montana School of Mines, to cover
cost of mailing.
WHEAT FARMER
TURHS TO MINING
A J. Schmidt of Coffee Creek
has taken charge of the Callahan
mine near Jefferson City, for Gol
den Age Mining Co., of which he
is a large stockholder. Schmidt is
a wheat farmer from Judith Basin
who has succeeded in making more
money from mining than from far
ing. He made money out of the Sli
ver King mine near Winston, in
vesting part of his profits in the
Golden Age, in partnership with
James LaFonntain of Butt«.
Fountain is taking over a mine
near Basin and leaving Schmidt to
run the Callahan mine and the new
ly completed mill. Good results
have been reported from the opera,
tion of the mill with enough ore
to Insure more than a year's op
erations.
La
S END A CONTRIBUTION
TO THE SUNBURST BADGER
American Smelting
AND
Refining Company
EAST HELENA PLANT
East Helena, Montana
Buyers of
GOLD, . SILVER and LEAD
ORES and CONCENTRATES
Rates Quoted on Requert
Address all Communications to the Office at East Helena, Mont
SHERIDAN MINER
HAS COLLECTION
OF PICTURE ROCK
Earl Everett, California gulch
miner and prospector, has a collec
tion of specimens which should be
display at the meeting of the
American Mining Oangresa, in Den
ver says the Sheridan Forum—Val
ued at $2,500. such an exhibit
would be bound to attract a lot
of attention and result in favorable
publicity for the mineral possibili
ties of this area.
But there doesn't seem to be any
agency willing to take the financial
responsibility involved in handling
so much va l ne.
on
LIBBY MINING
HISTORY DATES
BACK TO 1862
Interesting sidelights on the his
tory and geology of the Libby min
ing district were provided by J.
A. Wood, superintendent of Glacier
Silver Lead Mining Co., at a mem
bership meeting of the Libby Com
mercial club, held at the mining
company's camp houth of Libby.
Mr. Wood said the first white
aside from the Thompson ex
men
ploters reached this section in about
1862. A man by the name of
Allen reached Libby creek and un
doubtedly washed for gold about
that time. It is also said that John
Cowan was on his way to Libby
creek when he found that marvelous
deposit of placer gold in Last
Chance Gulch. Others straggled
along up to T867 but not a great
deal of development was done until
in the 80's. About that time the
Couer d'Alenes were being opened
and early prospectors drifted from
there into this section, among them
being Doc. Howard and companions.
Old Town was built up and Mr.
Wood said that at the turn of the
century some 1500 to 2000 people
were employed in placer mining
along Libby creek.
In 1889 Tom Shaughnessy and W.
A. Hillis discovered the Shaugh
nesy hill mine, now the Glacier.
Mr. Wood also said during his re
marks that about a million and a
half dollars had been taken out of
the old Snowshoe mine and four
millions out of the Snowstorm near
Troy.
ZONOUTE COMPANY
CONTROLLED BY MAYO
Control of the Zonollte com
pany by Detroit Interests is now
conceded by the Kalispell group i
which formerly waged war on the
majority interests which had ac
quired the Alley and Emmons Inter
ests In the pioneer operators to the
mountain of vermiculite near Libby.
At the recent annual election of
directors, the Detroit group had
no opposition, in a meeting in
which 84 percent of the stock was
represented. New directors elected
are: B. Mayo, Stanley Muirhead, W.
G. Nagel. Mrs. W. O. Nagel, and J.
C. Cummings, all of Detroit, Mich.,
also Mrs. Maud Alley and M. F.
Gay of Libby. The board organized
with the election of Mr. Mayo as
chairman of the board and consult
ing engineer; Mr. Nagel, president;
Mr. Muirhead, vice president and
treasurer; and Mr. Gay secertary.
QUALIFY WITH SBC
Butte & Boulder Gold Mining Co.
has qualified with the SBC at
Washington to sell 400,000 shares
of common stock ait 26 cents per
share.
Bldg., Butte, Is president.
J. R. Davenport, Phoenix,
GOLD MIXING PROPERTIES
MINES BROKERAGE
COMPANY
LaLonde Building
MONTANA
HELENA.
MECHANICAL
PROBLEMS IN
LINCOLN GULCH
Tremendously rich ground was
revealed by recent operations in
Lincoln gulch according to oper
ators from that district who believe
that installation of a dredge, as
now contemplated will prove highly
profitable. Values are said to run
60 cents per yard
The dragline operation failed
because the plan of operation did
not allow for continued drainage.
The ground was stripped by a 2%-|
yard Bacyrns-Brle diesel dragline
shovel which cast overburden to
one side. Bedrock drain was dug
at the start of the operation and
the washer was placed on bedrock
as operations started. The tail
ings were stacked at the rear of
the washer, but no provision was
made to keep the drain open. As
a result, the machine was drowned
out.
Furthermore, the washer did
not have the rated capacity. It
was fed by a one-yard Bay City
dragline shovel which could handle
the material but the presence of
clay made it impossible to put 60
yards per hour through the 20
foot trommel screen without losing
much of the values.
The use of Bandellrl Jigs was so
successful, however, that this type
of equipment will doubtles be used
in any subsequent -operation.
BALD BUTTE IS SHUT DOWN
A deal is reported pending for
the properties of Bald Butte Min
ing Company near Marysville In
cluding the famous Bald Buitte mine
and dumps. Efforts to pick up the
Channel vein have failed and oper
ation of a flotation mill on the
dumps and tailings Iras not produc
ed a profit as yet. The property Is
controlled by William J. Stratton of
Spokane. All operations have been
suspended for the present.
CH>CH9HCH0HKlQ4MMtt<3HCH>CHCH}CH>O&8MH3HSHMtCH3H!H3W9H8H9H9HSH9HBHBH3H9HGH9WSHMH0H9h
Mining and Milling Machinery
And Supplies
Gardner-Denver Compressors—Drills—Pomps
Crushers and Screens—Timken Rock Bits
Hoists, Pulleys, Belting, Cable, Pulleys
and Drill Steel
Hall-Perry Machinery Company
818 East Iron Street
BUTTE,
MONTANA
(KKKWOOOtKtOOtKMKHKHaOfiKWaOtMMKMWOCHHKMKHXKMOOOOOOOCMSKW
RALPH D. BROWN
1320-1321 Smith Tower. Seattle, Wash.
MEMBER SEATTLE STOCK EXCHANGE
Orders executed in
EL 8142
VOSBURG MINING COMPANY
Stock at the market
Try me if interested in buying or selling
OPPORTUNITIES
Herein are listed some of the best bargains to be found
today is Montana's Oil Fields and Mining Districts. In tills
colnnm are found the Items that escape the casual reader—
OIL
KEVIN 8HJNBCBST MAP
Platt's map of Kevin Sunburst field,
corrected up to August 31st, 1906, Paper
$5.00. Supply Department, Montana Oil
Journal. 9-2«
CUT BANK MAP
Showing land owner« hip and all wella
drilled to date. Also list of wella drilled
with dates of completion and initial
production. $2.00. Supply Department
Montana Oil Journal. • 9-26
8WKKTOBA88 ABCH MAP
Mimeographed copy showing D. 8.G.
S. contours. Townships 16 to S7N.
Ranges 7W to »R 60c. Supply Depart
ment, Montana OU Journal. 9-26
Geological reporta copied or mlm
eographed—maps reproduce«! Box 500.
ft Mining Journal, Orest
Montana Oil
Falls, Montana
OPERATORS and geologists may avail
themselves of the os« of the Montana
Oil and Mining JoarnaTs geological
library, which has the largest collec
tion extant of O. S. Q. 8-, State and
private reporta on Montana ell and
mining geology. Sin« many ef these
reports are ont of print, copies win
be furnished of reports, together
maps, on a moderat« foil® charge,
through the Supply Department, Mon
tana OU and Mining Journal. Firm
National Bank Bldg- Great Fans.
Men toss
with
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ail und) leaattaaa. Flees*
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STANDARD STOCK KXCHANOI
SPOKANE
R, J. GIBSON, ma
Great Falla,
Closing Oct. 3, 1986
Bid Asked
Clayton Silver.
Dayrock .
Galconda .
Hecla Mining.
Independent Lead.
Jack Watte.
Metaline M ft L.
Montana Consolidated.—....13 % 15
.29 3«
17.00 17.50
-.40 42
•14 Vt 16 V4
.80 82
.4 5
-.-41 45
.-.49 63
- 10 12
15.00 16.00
.-2% 4
-44% «5
.27 28
Sherman Lead.....
Sunshine Mining. .
Standard Silver-Lead...
Tamarack ...
Bunker H1H.
Virginia City Gold.
CURBS
Callahan .
Pend Oriele....
Premier Gold.
Sidney .
.1.40 1.50
—86 1.00
.3.15 3.30
. 4 6 %
OVER THE COUNTER
Wash. Water Pwr, |102.00 3104.50
Montana Pwr. Pfd $101.00 J102.00
CAU FOB BIDS OS STATE Oll. ASD
GAS LEASE. OCTOBER 14, 103«
Notice Is hereby glwn that the State
Board ot Land Commissioners of the
State of Montana will receive btda at
open competitive bidding at the State
Band Office in the State Capitol at 2:00
o'clock, P. M„ Wednesday, Ocober 14,
1036, for oil and gas lease on the follow
ing described laud:
Subdivision Sec. Twp. Rge. Acres
AU OB 28 Mb • «MO
The Board reserve« the right to reject
any and all bids.
For further Information apply to:
1. M. BRANDJORD.
Secretary, State Board of Land
Commissioners, Helena, Montana
of first publication, September
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with 96% of oil and gas rights. No
drilling requirements. Within mile of
two producing wella. in a öeld of big
producers and high grade oil. Priced
reasonably. Box 198. % Montana Oil
Journal.
MINING
SMALL SCALE Placer Mining Meth
oda by Cbas. . Jackson and John B.
Knaebel, a booklet gluing p
mining districts in Montan* and Ida
ho. minerals associated with placer
molng, placer gold and how to con
struct the proper equipment. 50c per
f Ajourna Department, Montana
CO
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We locate mineral claims on United
State Government land, for American
cltIren*. Get yonr share. Write Western
Mineral Estates, Inc., 710 Midland Sav
ing* Bldg., Denver, Colorado.
9-26-w
TWO wella located claim« in Cripple
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