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UVrarjX TJ THE PBOCTIE COM3) ESTABLISHED SEPT. 17, 1870. PIOCHE, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 1921. VOLUME 51, NUMBER 50 Extensive Development Planned k fill OllltAM !lAM1!ltA MBAAM, I METALS Mil Villi SHORTLY NEVV MINING BILL IS FPAETH, MACKXIGHT A COM PANY FINANCE COXSTRUC TIVE WORK IS STAMPEDE DISTRICT. of the Pioche district and during I Tltory and local mining men hare iuis uui period, mrougn me cour-1 constantly preaictea tnat many Extensive development work Is planned by the Nevada Silver Klon dike company on the Great Western mine in the Stampede district, near Pioche. Colonel Maurice J. Fink. the general manager of the com pany, returned this week from New York City and other eastern points, and expressed himself as more than pleased with the conditons at the company's property, stating that de velopment will be pushed with vigor. Manager Fink was surprised at the amount, ot development vork already accomplished by W. E. Brodie, who has contracted the en tire development work to date. All the mining work done is under the direction ot John Carter Anderson, mining engineer of Tuscon, Arizona, whose conservative constructive rec ommendations insure the success of the enterprise. Mr. Anderson is a geologist of established reputation and the estreme care and foresight with which he goerns his recom mendations' is practical In its full est sense. Only commencing operations about three months ago on the Great Western mine, the Silver Klondike company have already ac complished about 300 feet of tun nel and drifting, which work has al , ready proved up the immense iron vein winch traverses the property and this vein has been, demonstrated to be continuous to the east. The vein has not as yet been cross cut as the management is bending every effort to push the work of picking up the contact west of the fault, suf ficient work has been done however to indicate that the vein at the tun nel level is at least fifty feet wide, as for fifty feet beyond the porphyry contact the tunnel parsed through a mass of lime boulders heavily stain ed with iron. The drift cross cut has now been turned to the west un der engineer Anderson's directions to explore the vein west of the fault, thus it will be only a few days be fore the heading should reach the downward extension of the high grade ore exposed on the surface cropping of the big iron vein. As says from this ore on the surface ran 82 ounces of silver to the ton and 63.5 per cet lead, while a few feet below the surface the ore as expos ed assayed over 300 ounces in silver, demonstrating the high character of the ore as found on the property. During September the Nevada Sil ver Klondike company plan to drift on the west contact far enough to $$Zf determine the size and continuity of the big vein in the westerly direc tion and also sink a winze at least fifty feet below the tunnel. Engin eer Anderson has during the past month made a most thorough study te3y of their various owners, he has examined more than forty mines and prospects situated in the vicin ity of StampMe Gap and surround ing the holdings of the Silver Klon dike company. The correlated re sults of this work has enabled En gineer Aderson to intelligently plan the future development of the Com pany's property. Engineer Ander son's conclusions are that in no place in the entire district do greater posslbllltes exist for finding . ore with reasonable depth. The Stam pede district coders a zone of Intense mineralization, . with numerous strong ore dikes traversing and prominently out-croplngs in the ter profitable mines will be found there with deep development. At the same time this deep work must be done under the direction of compe tent engineering advice, as for econ omical work every advantage mast be taken of the geological indica tions presented. Tfee operations ot the Nevada Silver Klondike com pany are being conducted along these efficient lines and the results are being watched with great inter est by the mining operators of the Pioche district. A few miles to the north of the Silver Klondike mine, and in the same range of mountains, is the (Continued on Page Eight.) mm IHil HOUSE IN AID OF CEMEFEffl FUND Last Wednesday even a capacity house thoroughly enjoyed the most excellent entertainment given at Thompson's Opera House and the variety of turns portrayed evidenced the careful preparation of the pro gramme. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bow man and Miss Isabelle Osborne were in direct charge of the performance while every assistance was given them by Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Thomp son, all of the performers donating their services and Prof. Kemmer drove in from Silverhorn to provide real music for the evening. After the primary portrayal of sWIisl COMMENCE SIPPING FLING ORE work at the Black Metals mine will ' which are each 200 f wide, these I' DHOPAH AI E NED ft Deep development work was tem porarily suspended at the Prince Consolidated Mine this week. The decision of the management was reached after several breakdowns in the power plant and the heavy cost of operation raado it evident thai. larger equipment woud eventual1.- have to be installed before the water could be economically handled and the mining operations pushed with out delay on the 33 foot lavel. TbJ last work done in the East drift was most plcaaing to the management and every eltort will be made to In e .all heavier pumping and power equipment at the earliest possible moment. Murray C. Godbe, general man ager, arrived at the mine today, coming by car from Salt Lake City Mr. Godbe expects to made definite announcement ot the future plans after personally going over the situ ation from every standpoint. Unconditional permission to dis continue Sunday train service on the Tonopah & GdTdfield Railroad has been granted by the Nevada public service commission and permission for the establishment of a stage line to operate on Sunday between Mina and Tonopah has been granted to B. LaBevere. The rail service discon tinuance will go into effect next Sunday, according to advices re ceived in Reno, says the Gazette. After an applicatin has been fined by the company with the commis-j sion on May 16 and a hearing held on June 13, the commission allowed the company to withdraw its Sunday service upon the condition that a motor car would be substituted for steam train. On August 3 the company produced the evidence be fore the commission to show that the motor car could not be operated over its line and the permit to dis continue Sunday service entirely was granted last Saturday. The permit becomes effective a.i soon as reasonable notice has been given by the T. & G. company to the public. Efforts of the company to discon tinue service on Sunday have been bitterly orposed by the people ' or Tonopah and other Southern Nevada towns. The line Joins the Southern Pacific t Tonopah Junction, south Mina, and it was the contention of the T. G. that business in the south does not warrant the operation ot trains on Su iday, giving as a reason that the Tonopah strike had con siderable to do with decreases in business. Ely Times. the Fox News Service, Virginia Lee and Leona Price sang an excellant Oduet which was encored following this turn the first two reels ot the feature picture "Hawthorn of the U. S. A." weft shown. Willie Evans and Hubert Cline as two bums from New York received hearty applause for their clever rendering of the "Moonshine in the Moonshine." The two variety artistes Evelyn Roeder and Antonette Jacobson gave two pretty songs with pleasing assurance and skill having their audience,' front row included, .with tnam all the time. Mrs. C. A Thompaon'3 re cital was clever, better, which is saying a good deal than her re'tini; at the previous entertainment. Mrs. Thompson has the true spirit ct mimicry. Following her, Isabel Osborne sacs two love songs and t.'ie absolute quiet which prevailed '.'ing her biasing was r.j eloquent tribute to the effect of her clear enunciation and trained delivery. The feature of the entertainment was the nigger fantasia by a number of little girls, singing through the quarers of the musical scale with only their faces visible to the au dience. The following were the par ticipants in this crowning display: Virgina Horsey, Virginia Lee, Alice Donohue, Leona Price, Marguerite Thomas, Anna Richards and Marga ret McCormack. Professor Kemmer with clever appropriate music rounded oft a entertainment suc cessful in every way and a credit to the community. be under the superin tendency of James Quirk, well known In botn Utah ond Nevada a a successful mining operator, having been super intendent of the Mercnr Consolidat ed in Utah at the time when this property had a world wide reputa tion. Mr. Quirk will, of coarse, be remembered locally as superinten dent of the Prince Consolidated, from which position he resigned on account of severe sickness several years a go. ,Mr. Quirk's first work will be in thoroughly looking over the Black Metals property and in determining the best working faces from which the i nltial production can be made economically. A large tonnage of fluxing ore is available and it is claimed that it is of a character and analysis that makes it greatly desir ed by the Salt Lake Smelters. The principal value in the ore is sliver, contained in a lime base with small quantities o t lead and copper, the The Black Metals Mine at Jack rabbit, near Pioche, will shortly commence shipping silver fluxing ore to the Salt Lake Smelters ac cording to Manager E. H. Snyder who is now looking after the opera tions at t he Bristol property, also owned by the Snyder interests. The excess of iron, manganese and lime over insoluble content of the ore is from 40 to 30 per cent. This ore should net at the present price of silver, the ore avera ging about 10 ounces, ai least ?3.uu per ton over all, expenses of mining, transporta tion and treatment. With !arse scacle operation, justified by the available tonnage exposed large profits should be realized by the conipany under conservative man- agement f Already the mine -has produced over a quarter of a million tons of silver fluxing ore and is credited wun oeing tne tnira largest pro ducer in the Pioche district. Tho records demonstrate that the first class ore averaged over 30 ounces of silver to , the t on, some cars in the past having assayed extremely high In silver, lead and copper. The flux ore now in sight is the exten sion or the rich ore into the per meable lime beddings, typical of the geology of the district, these bed dings mainetin an average grade and are reached on the intersections of the main Assure systems develop ed in the mine. The lime beddings of the Bristol Mines dip Into the Black Metals property and a num ber of the fissures that strike through the Bristol Mines continue on through ..the Black Metals, the mineralized zone embracing the in tersection of two fracture zones xones are fractured areas laade by parallel Assuring. There are at least four series of limestone beddings above the quart tlte in the property and only the upper series has so far been devel oped, the total production to date having been derived from the upper series. The lower series are now be ing opened up in the adjoining Bris tol mina and still lower under the Bristol limes are the thick beddings found in the Prince Consolidated and Virginia Louise mines. Again closely adjacent to the quartzita and stll lower in the lime series the won derfully mineralized ore bodies of the Combined Metals mine at Pioche, thus It can be readily realized that Immense possibilities exist at depth in the Black Metals mine. In these limestone series the ore the ore makes at the fractured in tersections in big chambers with the highest grade ores in the center or ere of the body. The deepest work ings in the Black Metals mine have now reached a depth ot 1200 feet or approximately the horizon of the Bristol limestones and the develop ment of the huge fractured zone in the Black Metals mine should prove of profitable interest and have a great influence In reviving activity in the Pioche District. INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS At the request ot the chairman ot the House committee on Mines and Mining, Representative Samuel S. Arents introduced H. R. 7736, to codify and revise the mining laws of the United States. This bill, as in troduced, was a report made by a committee ot mining engineers ap pointed by the director of the Uni ted Staates Bureau of Mines in 1917 to codify and revise- the mining laws. Congressman Arents urges that this bill receive the careful atten tion of every citizen of Nevada in terested in mining. It must not pass in its present form. Represen tative Arenti introduced it for the purpose of giving it extensive publi city. He respectfulll request that all those interested read the bill carefully, study it, and then writs him in detail regarding all objec tions, so that when the time comes a. battery of proof can be presented, from those this legislation would ef fect, that much of the legislation proposed by the bill is not only un necessary, but may be inimical to the interests of mining men. Address communications to Room 179 House Afflce Building, Wash ington, D. C. " - E MINING OPERATORS AS T IN BREAKING mm m Bristol Silver Mines Show Sucessful Operation Manager E. H. Snyder, who re cently took over the active manage ment . t the Bristol Silver Mines, controlicd by the Snyder interests of Salt Lake City, reports that opera tions ni e proceeding smoothly and the successful and profitable future of the property is assured. During the past week an average of 70 tons daily has been shipped, exceeding the estimated tonnage it was expec ted to handle. The ore now going to tha Salt Lake Smelters has a val ue of about $32.00 per ton, at pres ent mdtal prices, and the most pleas ing fact "bout tne present operations Mr. Bert Kemmer, the popular musclal of Silverhorn, who kindly furnished the music for the Ceme tery Benefit Wednesday nlghth, was 'entertained at dinner at the home of F. W Dickie. Mr. Dickie had prepar ed a spread for six, at which five ot Mr. Kemmer's friends of Pioche and Silverhorn had been invited in honor of the guest. Mr. Dickie proved a very worthy host and the dinner was enjoyed by all present. ore. Tins ore was lying on the bot tom o! the cave, apparently so de cosited. and the area so opened is quite etenv.ye, the dimensions of the cve bfing at least 50 by 40 feet. Assay ct tho ore exposed average 20 ouu- es in silver, 51 per cent iron. 4 per tfnt led, 2.5 per cent copper with oi ly 3. per tent of insolubls content Pick and shoved work eas ily mints this most desirable ore. At a point 55 feet South of this ore boOj a raise from the footwall drift V"ke through the Imaging wall y the rre body above which proved to be lead carbonate ore, as- aying . our-ces in silver, 16 per The following article from Western Mineral Survey ot Salt Lake City ,wlll be of. local Interest,, A. Z. Smith and Earl T. Godbe are the mining operators' referred to and their experience in marketing the widely diverse ores of the Pioche District, are apparently assisting them in cutting costs in the Ely dis trict. Pioche shippers have for sev eral y?ars been shipping their silic ious ores to the American Smelting & Refining company's plant at Gar field at fair rates adn it li surpris ing that mining operators in the Ely district should ship a silicious ore, such as was shipped at the rate $17.75 per ton, to a lead smelting plant. Ignorance of rates for smelt ing causes losses both to the shipper and the smelter. In the example mentioned the Ely shipper could, by ordinary business inquiry, have ob tained the flat rate for silicious ore that he has now obtained, before shipping the car that cost him $17.75 through his neglect of busi ness precaution. "Here is still further confirmation of a story which appeared in The Survey some time ago that the Utah smelter trust had been "busted." The Ely newspaper tells of how Utah smelters have more than whacked some of their excessive treatment chargen in two. r "The split-up between the smelt ers is said to have been causesd over the report on the smelting fumes situation by Dr. Swain. "The following story from the Ely Record of last Friday tells of secur the ling of a reduction of $7.7.5 a ton in treatment charges as compared with, the- old ar-time high prices. The Record says: ; v J. W. Walker of . Cherry Creek, who was an Ely visitor during the week, states that he recently grant ed a lease to Smith and Godbe on a block of ground on the old Exche quer property, and that the leasers now have a small force of men at work. Before taking the lease Messrs. Smith and Bodge took ten gave them results of 60 ouncesGncei' average samples of the mine, which gave them results of 60 ounces. They have cornmeced work on ore and expect to be shipping within a few weeks. Mr.Walker states that he has re cently oeen able to secure a new contract with a Salt Lake smelter for the treating of Cherry Creek ore which will prove a Baving of about $500 a car. The old contract call ed for a smalting charge of $17.75 while the new contract is made for $3. How many Utah miners are get ting such reductions? thA . i. 1 . ' .... . . mo fciort-. iruucuon maae in tne cent leud aad 3.4 per cen: in covjitf cost of mining and handling the Tho territory Loth above and balov; product. Before the comDletion of the shaft connection, costs necessar ily exced $11.00 per ton, tis cost is now shown on the weekly reports as $4.24 per ton and this figure will be further reduced as other economies are taken advantage of. The principal production Is at present derl ed from the 860 foot level, where the South West drift on the fool wall of the May Day fissure opened, up a. cave. This cave whei first ercounteied was only about 3) Inches high, but a drift run through exposal a full face of sett shipping this orebody is vergin ground and great possibilities exist in the fur ther evploltatlon of this valuable ore body. On th. 800 foot level and 90 feet South East ot the big stope ore- is still being mined that assays 16.5 ounces in silver, 14.3 per cent lead with a small copper content and a production of 15 tons a day Is be ing taken dallT from this territory As the development of the Bristol mine proceeds the mineralization gives every assurance that the per lod of production at the present rate will be ot long duration. EAGLE MI BY EXAMINED ENGINEER DELAY IS FEARED ON IDE ROAD BILL The Grey Eagle and atterson min ing properties, which are located in Cave Valley, and owned by James C. Riordan and associates, were recent ly examined by Engineer Anderson who is makinu Ms headquarters at Pioche. Me.'- Anderson represent New York capital and is on the lookout for a mining property of early seventies, at which time con siderable highgrade silver ore was mined. This property Is only tour or five miles from the Lake Valle mine, which Is now building a mill, and tne haul would be all downgrade. it ! I it The Congressional Record of last week contains a very interesting ac count of the debate and the prelim inaries leading up to the bringing out ot the good roads bill, which was finally passed by. the Senate. This bill is one of the most impor tant for Nevada to be before Con gress for, many years, and the lead ing part taken by Senator Key Pitt- nan to bring the bill out from its pigeon hole before adjournment Is one of fe notable features of the record. Nevada's senior Senator proved a powerful factor in getting this measure through the Senate, and his great service in this respect should not be overlooked by this State. Hi initiative and ability largely forced the. issue to a suc cessful climax. The Gazette sava, however, that reports received in Reno Monday by C. C. Cottrell, State Highway En- merit. ?ineer, were not encouraidn for The Grey Eagle mine Is a patent- passage of the Federal aid road bill ed property and was worked in the by the House prior to the recess. Telegraphic advices to Mr. Cot terell from Congressman Areata were to the effect that the' Nevada representative had been Informed by House leaders that, there would be little, prospect of the bill going through.