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VOL. L. YERINGTON. NEVADA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY i, 1908. NUMBER 5 GOING AHEAD VERY RAPIDLY Yerington Must Be Allowed An Important Place Among the Greatest Copper Camps of the Country ♦ ♦ 1’nder the heading. "Yerington and Ely," XV. I'. IJoericke $ of Reno, Nevada, staff corrcs(>ondcnt of tlie "Copper, Curb and « Mining Outlook," published by Messrs. (), F. Jonasson iY Com 4 p.my ot New York, writes his paper of January 15 as follows: 4 both Ely and Yerington, subject lo the conditions w hich ) govern copper, are in delicate conditions. Our northern camp 4 has been secretly flourishing, ow ing to the suppressed reports J that large fields of oil have been located in the nearby territory. 4 The work which has lately been undertaken was continued | without interruption in many cases, even through the financial J flurry. The erection of the smelter seems to !»• the chief eon- £ cent, its completion being the real birth of the camp. Com par- « atively little home interest lias been taken in the market, as J ▲ manipulations are now reg aided as disinterested with the pro- « grcssjve conditions of the < amp. The usual w inter conditions £ have to be contended with, and in consequence the operations J are con lined largely to the perpetual workings. • I11 Yerington the prospect ot a smelter has put fiber into 4 the mine owners, and, regardlissot the possible objection Irotti « the farmers in the neatby districts, the work is promised to 4 rVmnit nec witluu 60 days. The parties behind thy proposition « are those • interested In the Nevada Douglas, barked by New 4 York capitalists; Nativ< Coppvi, behind whom are J II. Rhodes 4 an I 11. Pennington of the west coist, ♦ Some encouraging stiikes have been marie on ground near 4 tin proven properties, and several new companies have lately « been incorporated. No action as to tin-disposal of the stock has « been taken. Xmong the yuugr camp-. X erington has been * forging ahead of late to n sitiprising dr gree. It is in an advau- « tageotfs position, bcing adjacent to n productive farming conn- * try With the erection of this proposed smelter, Yerington will 4 he allowed an impoitant | lace among promising copper produc- 4 ing settlements. ♦ • IT IS SAID BLUESTONE HAS PLANNED ACTIVE CAMPAIGN The air is rife with rumors concerning file great Hlucstone. Since the visit of Mr. I It Her, this paper li is hern besieged witli inquiries concerning the future plans of Captain I>cl,mil,ir and his asso ciates. To all of them we have been compelled to raise our rwbrows and shrug pur shoulders to signify our uitac quaintance with the subject. one re|H>rt gained a widespread circu" loti<>11 to the effect that arrangements are Wing nmile to increase the present force to 4'Hi men. start the smelter and tear thing* up generally. I'ndoiibtedlv il it is the intention of the Hlueslolie people to resume, the report has been greatly exaggerated, which is too often Hie case. Again, the electrolytic plant, in its experimental stage, is successfully treating the milestone product; there fore, it hardly probable that the company intends to smelt their ores. The Times can only sav that it is next to impossible to get any information con cerning the great mine. When the titue gomes to start, the start will he made. Del.atnar is a man who mines ill an individual fashion; he asks no questions.and answers just as few We have a right to guess, however, and if we were asked our candid opin ion we would sav that we believe the mine will resume before very long, or just as soon as experiments have been concluded so far as they regard the treatment of the ores. It is not likely that Del.atnar or any one else for that matter would allow one of the greatest copper properties in the world to remain ' lb-. With a tonnage conservatively cs ti tinted lit $10,1X10,000 blinked out, u-.idv to lie broken down and hoisted to the surface, it would appear to a man up a tree as though he would he eager to convert it into cash. And so he is. The lime is not yet ripe hut is drawing to a head. That’s our belief. Strike is Msde On Property at Slack Mountain Black Mountain c&tues to the front litis week with a strike of big propor tions. At the 1311-foot let el in the shaft of the Northern bight company, a body of sulphide ore has been uncovered which runs up to jltKJ in gold. b If Bartholomew, general manager for the company, vi-itid the ground this week and upon returning to Ycrington hetraved evidences of having something good up his sleeve. When pinned down to the issue, he admitted that a good strike had been made, although lie did not wish at this time to give the matter much publicity However, the news is too good to keep, consequently wc are going to circulate it. Ill the Not them bight, Mr. Bartholo mew and his associates have an excel lent proprertv. l ew claims could boast of a superior surface showing, the ore at the grass roots carrying gold and copper in big values. Black Mountain will certainly make good if the earmarks of a big proposition can be relied upon. --♦ ♦ — Deal Pending There will likely be a change in the ownership of the Nevada Rockland mine before long, bos Angeles capital is ne gotiating for the property and it is more than likely that it will secure the hold ings. The Rockland is a gigantic gold proposition having been a prolific pro ducer up to the time of the panic, when the owners were caught hard. There is still owing the miners a large sum many <*>( Whom were never paid for their labors. Should the transfer take place this matter will undoubtedly be settled. ^ ^__ Parties desiring masquerade suits made ! will do well to call upon Mrs. McKeu/.te ami Mrs. Ilriset.il, who are prepared to make them at reasonable rates. McConnell has BIG STRIKE Rich Ore in the Deep Workings Company Issues Orders to Allow None Except Employees to Enter Shaft A new and wonderful strike has been made at the McConnell mine, in this dis trict. l,a>t week this paper recorded the finding of ore in the shalt at a depth of 340 feet. At the time of that strike the ore seemed not to lie in place and, while the find was taken to lie a forerunner of greater things at further depth, it was not out of the ordinary. Hut this week we are able to inform our readers that copper ore of an except ional high grade has been encountered in a well defined vein that is so far as known at present as wide as the shaft. Orders have been received from the of fices of the company at Goldfield to al low none other than employees down the shaft. The Timks man could learn little lor nothing at the property. Superinten dent Harlenll was as silent as the tomb when approached, hut this paper is in a ]M»sition to state definitely that the strike on the McConnell is one of the l<est in the history of Yerington. Wallace MacGregor, field representa tive of the company, visited Yerington this week and sampled the new strike. It was the result of assays made from these samples that orders were issued tc I keep the inquisitive from satisfying tlieii | curiosity. The McConnell is owned bv the Neva da Goldfield Reduction Company. The ' force at the mine now numbers il men. The present equipment makes it possible to sink tiie shaft to a depth of 1,000 feet which will lie accomplished as fast as men and machinery can do it. YERINGTON HAS THE GOODS Great Improvement In a Year Ed Hoffman, Mining Man, Says the Camp Is Entitled to the Praise It Receives Ed Hoffman, a Salt Lake City mining man, sj>ent several days of this week in camp. During his visit he inspected several properties and went away with an enthusiastic opinion of Yerington. “The showings here are truly wonder ful,” said he to a representative of the Times. “I visited your camp a year ago but so great has !(een the change during that time that a person can hardly realize that it is the same place. The past year’s developments have resulted in the opening up of vast ore tonnage in many of the properties. “My visit here primarily is in the in terest of the Nat C. Goodwin Brokerage company, which concern is negotiating for a large block of stock in the North ern Light company. 1 have just returned from the property and can only say that it looks like a winner. “But to return to Yerington: The camp certainly looks fine. Your claims that it is one of the greatest high-grade copper camps in the west are, I believe, well founded. I understand that tbs slump has affected the camp but little/ btlt,' then, that is easily accounted for.. You must remember that Yerington on the whole is mining an exceptionally high grade of the red metal. On the outside the camp is always favorably spoken of. An acquaintance with the district would only convince anyone that no other opinion could be honestly en j tertained.” _, , Advertise in the Times. Mountain View Continues to Be The Center of Attraction Tlie wonderful showing at Mountain View at this writing i" almost beyond Ik lief. The ore laxly in the property of the Wilson Gold Mines Company has been proven for a width of 25 feet with no apparent signs of its pinching out. This vast kidney of ore in its entirety will pay to ship; in fact, it appears at this time as if the property would be on a dividend paying basis before the close of the years. The great quantity of ore is such that it is quite likely that work w ill have to be temporarily suspended in order to build a road to the mine so as to be able to transport the pay streak—par don the word to the mills. The company has in mind the erection of a mill on the Walker river to treat their ores. Already there is enough in sight and extracted to keep a mill busy continuously for over a year. Now, if that is not the most wonderful recoril in the state of Nevada, taking the age of the camp into consideration, we have spent our best years in Nevada mining camps to learn nothing. Mountain View, at its present rate, will certainly startle the world as a gold camp. The mineralized zone is between 2 and 5 miles long and in the neiglibor h«xxl of 5,IKK) feet wide. Not very ex tensive you may say, but this is a case where good things come in small pack ages. The Wilson Gold Mines Company alone has a mine that will support a thriving community. Hut it is not alone. The Big Twenty, which is traversed by the east extension of the rich Wilson vein is being opened up by leasers, one of whom struck high-grade immediately after beginning operations. Indications nre favorable that every leaser on this properly will be handsomely rewarded. Another property, the Shirley C, has a splendid showing. It, too, will make good if it has not already done so. Thad Hoppin and Harry Beers are working the l'iute and Shoshone claims. They are confident that their labors will be rewarded. Both are mining men of ability and place the greatest confidence in Mountain View. The latter was for years in the employ of Chas. D. L,ane. He does not hesitate to say that Mount ain View is one of the biggest things he has ever seen. Eil Graham has taken a lease on a block of the Carydon claim. He is al reaily at work opening up the ground. If this new camp does not add a few more names to Nevada's list of million aires there will lie some capable mining men greatly surprised. Every leaser in that section stands an excellent chance to come out of there well supplied with wealth. A Ixiom may lie looked for any time. Just now the attention of the public is being devoted to Rawhide, itself a won derful camp. Withal Mountain View has a showing which the great Rawhide can not duplicrte. Mountain View will soon make a bid for supremacy. It is entitled to become one of Nevada's greatest camps. The Times believes it will. Mountain View Town The Mountain View Townsite com pany lias been formed, several well known substantial business men being interested. George Drysdale and K. II. Wbitacre are local agents. Mountain View is to be the name of the new town, and as predicted by the . imes a few weeks since, a splendid camp, teeming with activity, will spring up. It will be of great benefit to Yer ington, ns it will draw greatly upon this valley for its provisions. The Red Crow The mammoth vein which traverses the Red Crow group of claims at Moun tain Vie* was sampled this week giving excellent returns. The lead which is 50 feet in width, showed an average value of #7.351-3 in gold per ton. The Red Crow lies about 2,000 feet from the property of the Wilson Gold Mines Company and is regarded as a very promising acreage. It carries the same lead as the latter on accouut of which it is more than likely to encounter high-grade with development. It is an other property that promises to keep Mountain View before the public, NOT TO INJURE THE FARMER Nevada-Douglas Smelter Will Be Isolated From the Rich Agricultural Section of the Yerington* District ♦ ♦ i The Nevada-Douglas mines have been described by one £ man as ‘‘another Anaconda,” by another as ‘‘the most stupend I ous copper deposit ever discovered,” by a representative Mass J achusetts visitor to the properties as “a veritable mountain of \ copper ore,” by a former Cole-Ryan mining engineer as having $ surface showings seen by him nowhere else save at the great J Copper Queen mines of Phelps, Dodge & Co., at Uisbee, by an J other veteran mining engineer as “the largest copper proposi | tiou in the world today,” etc. $ Nevada-Douglas has an unsurpassed smelter site of about $ 85 acres of ground on the Dry lake of Smith valley. £ In view of the costly litigation and other friction and trou J ble that the smelting trust and the independent smelters of Salt t Lake valley, the Amalgamated at Butte and the Guggenheims ♦ near San Francisco have had with neighboring farming inter $ ests too much stress can scarcely be laid on the fortunate posi J tiou of Nevada-Douglas. It has amply anticipated and pro \ vided for the conduct of the smelter it will instal. $ Over the mountains and the hills, through Mason valley on \ opposite side of the range and even in the lower part of i t Smith valley, bisected by Walker river, the largest in the State, 1'« almost unsurpassed conditions exist for intensive and bonanza 'l farming, horticulture, dairy tug, apiarying aiid cattle raising. But the official map of the government surveys in the Truckee J Carson irrigation project shows the exact formation of Smith l vallev, at the extreme northeastermost portion of which the f Nevada Douglas smelter site is located. The location of this J site is shown to be remote from the irrigable territory selected, ' ♦ as it is likewise amply removed from all dry farming and all ♦ posssible agricultural operations in the future. Not only is 1 there a stretch of barren country around to the north, west and t south, but to the east the mountain range interposes an impass l able barrier to flying smoke and fumes, so deadly to vegetation | and crops. Will Advise That Butte-Yerington Resume Work Operations will begin on the Butte Yerington early the coining week. This week a representative of the company arrived from Salt Lake City to inspect the ground and to report to the com pany. Before leaving camp he stated that the mine was looking well and that he would advise an immediate resump tion of operations. The Butte-Yerington is an east-side property, located in the vicinity of the Yerington Copper. An incline shaft has lieen sunk to a considerable depth, at the bottom of which there is a splen did red metal showing. Other east side properties will inaug urate campaigns of development at an early date. The Yerington-Copper has in mind a proposition to greatly augu nient its present force, due to improved conditions resultant from development. The Yerington Copper Mountain is looking exceedingly fine. The contract for sinking the shaft has lieen finished, which proves the estate one worthy of considerable attention. The Western Nevada Morris M. Johnson, chief mining en gineer and expert on the staff of Samuel Newhouse, returned from Yerington Sunday, where he had lieen to look after the resumption of work at the Western Nevada Copper company’s property. He stated yesterday that a number of men had been put to work before he left camp and that, during the present week, the force would lie recruited to the full number required at this stage of develop ment in the ground. The new com presor plant and power drill equipment were in perfect working order, and Mr. Johnson savs that the fur will be made to fly from now on.—Salt Lake Herald. -♦—« Born—Near Yerington, January 21, to the wife of Win. Richards, a 11-pound 'son. M’LEOD BROTHERS PAY VISIT TO GAMP OF RAWHIDE Mason McLeod and C. A. McLeod ; r rived early Sunday evening on an auto ■ rom Yeriugton. accompanied by Clia'rhs Holman, who was the one who christ ened us “Rawhide.” The McLeod brothers have the distinction of having arrived in Rawhide on February 14 of last year ami on February 15 located 15 claims, and there were only two f iber locations in camp at the time. Of the 15 located, Van Lorn and his associate? secured 8, which takes in the pres nt townsite and the famous McLeod Hill. These 8 claims comprise the following: Happy Hay, Happy Hooligan, Sunbeam, Guess It, \Yil 1 West, Silver King No. 1, 2 and 3, and some of the richest and best property in the district has been de veloped in this section, among which may be mentioned the wonderful Owl No. 1 lease, the Miller, lease und the Sunrise owned by Mr. Cross and Hr. E. A. Wheeler of Goldfield.—Rawhide Rustler. -» ♦ ■ - Flyer Group Superintendent Pringle is in receipt of. a communication from. President Gelder of the Flyer that the company intends to resume the development of the prop erty at an early date. The .physical con dition of the property is such that big things may be looked for once consistent mining is well under way. --• • New Bridge Lumber and material for a new bridge across the Walker river near the Craw ford ranch has arrived at Wabuska and will be immediately transported to this section. Engineer Coleman will super i intend the work of construction. The last rails have been laid ou the ore j railway at Ely.