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NETWORK OF GOLDEN FISSURES the tunnel eight strong veins are known to exist and carry rich valued. With this in view it will be necessary to drive not to exceed 1,000 feet to bring out the riches hidden in these veins. The company means business and is dot hesitating a moment. Work w r ill be pushed until these veins are intersected by the tunnel. A plant of machinery is soon to be installed and this will push matters along at a live ly pace. The mining men of the dis trict regard it as one of the most substantial of the smaller tunnel prop ositions. It was projected and is be ing driven principally by lowa capital and the gentlemen in charge of it are responsible and understand the min ing business—which argues strongly in favor of the company and its future. Of the many tunnels projected and being driven, the Lucania is probably the leader among those of considerable proportions, or what are known as the "big ones.” The mines tributary to this great enterprise have produced $65,000,000, and there is every reason to believe that the Lucania at the enormous depth attained, over 2,200 feet, will reach a country that will add $100,000,000 to the metal product of the world. When one attempts to make the figures that reason will dic tate on this great enterprise he stands appalled, for it is practically robbing the richest field of the district. The famous Specie Payment, which sold for ,$625,000 last spring, will be cut by the Lucania, and besides this, there are nearly 100 others that show on the surface, and among them such noted producers as the Champion, Kinda, Emerson. California and Tigress. Any one of these, alone, would make the tunnel a remarkable success, even were it to be conducted as a service or transportation tunnel. When one re alizes what so many of them means, however, he cannot express himself regarding not the possibilities, but what means more—the probabilities and, in the case of the Champion. Spe cie Payment, Kinda, Emerson, Califor nia and others—the certainties. They cannot avoid cutting these veins il they follow the straight line surveyed for the tunnel site. Last spring when the gentlemen from Colorado Springs entered the field here and took advant age of the opening to start the Lu cania, Siftings congratulated them and was pleased to see them enter the dis trict. The same gentlemen who have helped to make Cripple Creek what it is to-day as a producer, are behind the Lucania. and this is enough to furnish a guarantee of future possibilities. The Lucania follows in the footsteps of the Newhouse. The former proved that values continue with depth and the latter will take advantage of this proof. So it cannot be classed as a mining venture. When the money is paid in to drive the tunnel to its ob jective point, two miles from the mouth of the tunnel up Fall river, one of the most certain tunnel propositions in the Idaho Springs district will prac tically have successfully matured. There are many prosperous districts in the camp that are not shown on the map, and cannot be on account of the vast range of territory to be covered by such a map The Chicago Mining, Milling. Tunnel and Transportation Company is driving a tunnel from Chicago creek northwest to George town. The properties in front of the tunnel are many of the old producers and the company Is pushing work right along. Two new mills are in course of con struction—those of the Idaho Springs Milling and Reduction Company and the Detroit Milling and Reduction Company. These mills are needed at the present time and they are both contracted to a full capacity even be fore they are in operation. °. ne the great tunnel enterprises 18 the B| e tunnel. And while It is somewhat new, yet it is attracting much attention of our busi ness men and miners. It is being driven northwesterly from Chicago 'T® el t t° Cl ear creek, a distance of about five miles, through one of the richest mining district* of the coun try, it is one of the longest projected mining tunnels in the world, and will attain great depth, cutting the Lamar tine at a depth of nearly 3.000 feet It will cut nearly at right angles a great number of mineral veins which have been proven to be very rich and pro ductive, and it is predicted that it will open up and drain hundreds of valua ble mines, and. adding largely to our ore production, will become a source of great revenue to its owners The Big Forty Mining and Tunnel fh°»’fr P f S ? riving ‘his tunnel to cut their Corty mines, and for drainage and transportation purposes. Among its t£ C he«l n rS . and ° fflcers are some of t , bUS ness men and miners of the country, and it is believed that this Dlptinr, to com Rl® 1 ™ and become very profitable to !£ e . C , onlpany and the mine owners of ‘ hat locality. No one factor hls added more to the great increase of our coun t> s ore production than these great 'unnel enterprises. 8 1