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JStart thtt New YearJ 2 Off Right VOL. LIX Captain MacVichie Declares Pioche Wonderful Camp Noted Mining Engineer Spent Several Days Here This Week In Making An Examination of Sonie of the Big Mines Greatly Pleased With Show ing In Ohio-Kentucky, Prince Con solidated and Mendha Mines Says He Is Coming Back Again. Among this week's visitors in camp were Anthony H. Godbe, president of the Ohio-Kentucky Mining campany, and one of the officials and principal stockhold ers in the Prince Consolidated; he being accompanied by Dr. Fred Stauffer, also a large shareholder in the foregoing corporations, and Captain Donald MacVichie, former general manager of the Bingham Consolidated Mining & Smelting company, but later one of the chief field men of F. Au :gustus Hoinze. Mr. MacVichie spent several days in looking through the mines of the district, devoting much of his time to an examina tion of the underground work ings of the Ohio-Kentucky. Prince Consolidated and Mendha mines. . ' . "I only wish I had a little more time to look over this camp," said the Captain just before tak , ing the train for Tonopah Thurs day morning, where he is to con duct a mine examination, "but I am coming back here again. From what I have seen while here, there is not the slightest doubt in my mind but Pioche is going to become a very wonder ful camp. I was very much im pressed with what I saw in the Many Leasers Busy In Bristol Con. Ground . The Bristol mining district will I be the scene of a great amount of mining activity this year. A late arrival brings the informa tion that on the properties of the Bristol Consolidated no less than thirteen leases are being worked at the present time. The Gran brothers, George, Al bert, Fred and Henry, are work ing on the National claim and have just received returns from . a car load of ' high grade copper ore shipped to the Salt Lake smelters about two weeks ago. The lot carried 38 per cent cop- per, in addition to the usual lead, silver and gold values. The Rec- : ord's informant states that the Gran bovs will soon be sending out more of this ore, as their lease is showing up better every day and they have several teet Mendha Fissure ; Is Connected General Manager J. R. Cook of the Mendha mine returned from camp last evening with the information that connections had been made with the new fissure on the 800-foot level The open ing of this resource is a matter great importance to the future of the property, as developments THE properties of the Ohio-Kentucky. There is a tremendous tonnage of ore in sight in this mine, but I understand the company is handicapped in carrying out its plans by a joint ownership with the Nevada-Utah. These differ ences ought to be amicably ad justed some way; it would be better for all concerned, and it would make a great difference to this camp. The Ohio-Kentucky alone would justify the erection of a large smelter." The captain expressed himself as being well pleased with the Prince Consolidated, and had no hesitancy is saying that it is one of the great mines of this camp; that its possibilities are difficult to contemplate. He was like wise pleased with what he saw in the Mendha mine in the High land district, and was particu larly struck with the persistency of the Mendha fissure as it cuts across the country with such wonderful regularity. He be lieves the Mendha has a splen did fnture. A little later on. the Captain expects to return and devote considerable time in the further examination of this district, as well as Highland, .Comet. Stam pede Gap, Bristol and Jack Rab bit. . -. '. of high grade stuff exposed. George T. Royer has establish ed two camps out Bristol way recently, one on each side of the mountain, and is pushing the de velopment of his properties vig orously. . District Attorney J, M. Breeze and associates have several men at work on their claims and, in fact, the whole country is alive with prospectors and mining men. F. W. Dickie, who is interested with Judge Talbot of the supreme court of Nevada, in the Peerless group, has two men engaged. From the Day mine at Jack Rabbit, the Nevada Utah com' pany is sending out ou oi ore daily and according to reports recent developments made in this mine are of a character highly gratifying to General Manager Gaskill. during the past sixty days have practically doubled the available tonnage of ore. The Mendha is in condition now to "produce at least 1,000 tons monthly. Tne members of Pioche Lodge No. 23 1. O. O. F., installed the following officers Tuesday even ing: Noble Grand, William E. Orr; vice-grand, J. Frank Squire treasurer, - James Price; secre tary, A. A. Carman. PIOCEE PIOCHE, NEVADA, Joseph and pose of Others HIT roomings Black Wonder Group In Highland District Also Figures In This Transaction Two of the most important mining deals consummated in this district in many weeks was brought to a conclusion on Wed nesday when, for a consideration approximating $60,000, the Fin sen Ray mine rassed to a syndi cate of Pioche arid Salt Lake mining men. In this transaction, practicaliy all of the issued stock in the Finsen Ray corpor ation, which amounts to GOO. 000 shares, was sold outne-ht: there being almost 400,000 shares still I remaining in T.ne treasury, ine other sale involved the Black Wonder group, an adjacent prop erty, which it is understood, is to be consolidated with the Fin sen RaythS two ' making one of the most valuable propositions in the district. The Finsen Ray company is the possessor of five full lode mining claims wedged in be tween the Mendha and Oregon Pioche mines, the locations cov ering the main Mendha fissure as it makes its way across the mountain from the Mendha to the Oregon-Pioche; while the Black Wonder group, consisting of seven full lode mining claims, covers .'another resource which may yet prove to be one of the greatest sensations of this camp. Work is in progress on both properties under the direction of Ed F. Freudenthal and ac cording to information which reached the Record today, ore of wonderful richness is be ing developed there; . the values running largely in silver, but high in both gold and lead, with the silver out entirely, leaving nothing but the gold and lead, ac cording to the Record's in formant, the Black Wonder has a showing which Indicates that it will develop into an immense ly rich mine. As to the Finsen Ray, taking into consideration its location and what is known - - v of its resources through the sink- ing of a diamond drill hole, last summer under the direction of Joseph Taylor; makes it reason ably sure that this property will rank in the class of the creat Pugmire Bonds Two Groups. It was learned just before press time today that W. L. Pugmire of Salt Lake, who has spent con siderable time in looking over this district during the past few months, had secured a bond and lease on the Gipsy group of six claims, situated in the Stampede Gap country; also the Tulloch, Lee and Prophet property, con sisting of twenty claims, and lo cated adjacent to the Point pro perty of the Pioche Metals & Alining company. , SATURDAY. JANUARY 9, W. Taylor Dis Their Mendha mine which has so long been recognized as the premier of the Highland district Mr. Taylor, who is the gen eral manarror of the X-Ray Min company; r.nd who is probably benefitted more than any. one else by the Finsen Ray sale, through having been the princi pal shareholder in the enterprise, has long regarded the Finsen Ray a property with great possibilities and it was only af- ter disnlavinu- a cTpat. Hps! nf r reluctance that he finally con sentea to part witn nis holdings Besides Mr. Tavlor. E. A. Hod- ges of the Hodges-Cook Mercan tile company, and William Lloyd, superintendent of the Prince consolidated, were the principal local shareholders. . Dr. Murray of Caliente, also owned consider able stock." .The Finsen Ray ore is similar in character to that found in thej Mendha mine, and in fact, the geological conditionsprevailing in the Mendha are also found in the Finsen Ray. From Mr. Taylor it is learned that the diamond drill struck an ore body at a depth of 329 feet and continued in it until the 341 foot point was reached. At 350 feet, drilling ceased, but the core showed to the satis faction of those concerned that was of a grade sufficient to pay well to ship direct to the smelt ers. The name of all the persons interested in the purchase of the Finsen Ray and Black Wonder mines are being withheld for the present for reasons best known to those who have been instru mental in rounding out these properties; but their identity is promised for next week. How ever, papers have been signed and the money paid in. Everything indicates that the Highland district is going to be be the center of a great deal of activity this year. Many pro- UVVI V JVU1 HALilJ iV riiimncr mines are minir tn ho rfa veloped out that way, and it will not be very months either, until the Salt Lake route extends its tracks to this impo rtant dis trict.' ' ' ('. ' '. Doubt Claim Figures In Deal The Doubt claim, located ad jacent to the great Mendha mine in Highland district, figured in a deal this week, through which John R. Cook, William Lloyd and Ernest A. Hodges became half owners, The vendors were Walter Getchel and Jim Healv. The property is well situated geo graphically, and it is believed, will develon into a srood pro ducer. 1909. Santa Maria Group Jack Rabbit District Ed F. Freudenthal PnrrnlQ t Group for Arthur B. Lewis, Founder of the Nevada-Utah Mines & Smelt ers Corporation, and Associates---Col. William A. Farish Now Con ducting Examination Lewis Ex pected In Camp Soon. A large group of claims in the Jack Rabbit mining district was sold this week to a syndicate of eastern capitalists, at the head of which is Arthur B. Lewis, founder of the Nevada Utah Mines & Smelters corpor ation. The deal was negotiated by Ed F. Freudenthal of this city and the DroDertv involved is what has been known heretofore as the Santa Maria group, owned by hlhs and Walsh, and located adjacent to the domains of the Luckv Star Min. ing company. Just how much money is involved in the trans action Mr. Freudenthal w.u i not say when seen vesterda. afternoon; nevertheless, he in dicated that the consideration would amount to a good round sum. "Following the closing of the ' Prince Starts the Five Hundred Fifty Cross-cut One of the important events of the week relative to the opera tion of the Prince Consolidated mine, was the cutting of a sta tion on the 550-foot level and the starting of a cross-cut towards the rich fissures. The progress of this work will be watched with keenest interest by offi cials and shareholders of this corporation, for when the fis sures are encountered there will be another 150 feet of backs on the high-grade . shipping ore. From Superintendent William Lloyd, the Record has ascer tained that the No. 1 fissure on the 400 level is looking extreme ly well, with a showing of silver- New Equipment For Demijohn Within the next few davs a meeting of the directors of the Pioche Demijohn Mining com pany will be held in Salt Lake for the purpose of taking action in the matter of providing bet ter mine equipment Hereto fore, the Demijohn company has been prosecuting development work by hand which, the man agement has concluded, is en tirely too slow. The horse whim is to be replaced by a gasoline engine and hoist; it also being the purpose to install a com pressor of capacity to provide power to meet all present re quirements. Conditions in the mine are im proving steadily and the Record is informed that since the visit of President Owen A. Baily last week considerably more ore has been exposed. By Advertising In The RECORD ! No. 15 transaction, Mr. Freudonthal sentouta number of men with supplies and started a rigorous campaign of development, Mr. Lewis is expected to reach camp from New York soon. Col. William A. Farish, the' noted mining engineer who as sisted Mr. Lewis in rounding up the Nevada-Utah properties in this district, arrived in camp several days ago, leaving yester day morning for Jack Rabbit where he will be joined latter by Mr. Lewis, when they will enter into a thorough examina tion of the property just taken over, which Mr. Freudenthal de clares, is bound to develop into one of the big producers of the Jack Rabbit district A new corporation will be formed in the near future and. it. is said, will have the strongest kind of backing. lead ore that runs up into the pictures. On the 300, work is progressing nicely in the winze being sunk to connect with the 400, and every pound of ore ex tracted is high grade ma terial. A raise is also being made on the same level on the No. 1 fissure, about 340 feet west from the shaft, and it, too, is being run in high-grade ship ping ore. It will probably takejanywhere from 40 to 60 days to complete the cross-cut on the 550 level to connect with the No. 1 fissure. Then look out for something of the sensational order. Last even ing the cross-cut had been run about twenty-five feet. .., , The Demijohn is a splendid property and should develop into one of the subtantial mines of the Pioche district It is located on the ore zone cutting through from the Prince Consolidated to the Point mine of the Pioche Metals & Mining company re cently organized in Salt Lake and of which Frank B. Cook is manager. Joe Free Buys Hyman Group The Hyman irroun of twn claims, situated just south of the via iimer claims, has been bond ed to Joseph S. Free of Salt Lake, who secured the ground from M. Hyman, administrator of the estate of Raphael Hyman. The property is bounded on the west by the possessions of the Pioche Demijohn Mining compa ny, and on the east by the Bam berger group.