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I SIFTINGS’ RELIABLE } ABOUT I The Idaho Springs l PAGE OF MINING i MINING AND ! Districts Weekly | NEWvS- | MILLING ! Progress * * * 1* ■■■■ ■ . ■ V r * * SECURED SEVERAL PROPERTIES Idaho Springs and Memphis Company to Operate Extensively. C. A. King, manager of the Idaho Springs and Memphis Gold Mining com pany, has closed a deal whereby his com pany secures possession of a group of claims along the line of the Tropic tuu uel. The properties were purchased from Hiatt Bros, and the consideration runs up in the thousands. The first payment of $5,000 was made Wednesday at which time the property was turned over. Two claims were turned over, the Trust and Bodicea, both of which have been producers to a considerable amount. The Bodicea is one of the most promising properties on Seaton mountain and with proper development work will no doubt develop into a big payer. The company which Mr. King repre sents now has fourteen claims on Seaton mountain and it is his intention to begin operations on a most extensive scale. He has made arrangements with the promo ters of the Tropic to work the claims through that tunnel. All of the claims will be cut at a depth of between 600 and 800 feet by pushing the bore on the Tropic an additional iooo feet. By working through the Tropic new territory will practically be opened up in the vicinity of the Newhouse tunnel, which it would tase thousands and thous ands of dollars to accomplish by drifting from the Newhouse. Mr. Kiug returned this week from j Memphis where he had been in consulta tion with the directors of the company i he represents. Before departing for this city he was instructed to close the deals which he had in hand. * * * Machinery Has Arrived. The machinery for the Buckeye Gold j Mining and Tunnel company has arrived and will be placed in working order as soon a9 possible. The plant consists of a 28-horse power Fairbanks-Morse gaso line engine, two drills and a Leyner com pressor. The tunnel is now in a distance ninety feet, but with the installation of the lat est improved machinery, rapid progress will be made. The tunnel will cut a group of 21 claims owned by the com pany and at great depth. Several veins of other companies which are operating in the district will be cut, among them being the Alpine. * * * Rich Ore in the Russell. Secretary Bontenisof the Russell Gulch company was in the city this week and reports material and interesting progress at the mine. A nice streak is coming in on the first level to the east and while the stuflf is not coming out in large quanti ties as yet it is continually increasing in size and gives excellent promise of open ing into something that will place the property in the rich list. The ore runs about twenty-five dollars to the ton and Manager Kimball, one of the best mining men in the district, is greatly pleased with the outlook. * * * Is Conservative. The Fall River Mining and Milling company, operators of the above named properties, has a capital stock of $250,000 which again goes to show that they are conducting the affairs of the company in a conservative manner No stock is for sale, the promoters being satisfied with their holdings and thoroughly be lieving that they have a good property. And in this opinion we must concur. * * * Good Pay Ore. A streak of ore four inches in width and giving assay values of $46 to the ton in gold has been cut in the Lizzie S. lode, situated in the Cascade district. The as sessment on the property has just been completed by Jonn Lind. It is probable that operations on the mine will be re sumed in the near future. * * Secured a Contract. S. B. Wills and George Decker are fig uring on a contract to drive the B. B. cross-cut tunnel at Empire an additional 200 feet. * * * The Alaska tunnel in the Montana dis trict is being again worked. The shaft is down 60 feet. In the Midst of the Metal. T.TTTTTT..T.T..TTTT ............ T ▼▼▼▼▼ - - - TT TTT Fall River Mining and Milling Company Finds Riches in the Cold Dust, Lillie and Golden EditH Lodes. WONDERFUL SHOWING. Ore for the entire distance of the tunnel which has been driven 221 feet. This is the record of the Gold Dust and Lilly properties which are being operated by the Fall River Mining and Milling company. Veins which have an average width of three f«-et for the entire distance, and carrying values ranging from sl6 to $450 to the ton. Certainly, it is a good record. For the last two weeks the report has | been in cirrulatiou that enormous bodies j of ore hail been opened up in the proper ties of the Fall River Mining and Milling I company, on Shafter mountain. These reports came from different sources and it was impossible to fully determine and substantiate them owing to the fact 110 one was allowed to visit the workings. The manager, Samuel Fulkersin, was awaiting the arrival of C. M. Berry, of Denver, the secretary j ! and treasurer of the company. ! On two or three occasions a Siftings I representative had endeavored to induce Mr. Fulkersin to show him over the 1 property, hut not until Tuesday of this 1 week was his request granted. | In the meantime Mr. B rry arrived in 1 the city, and again upon request, the ! writer was permitted to accompany the 1 party on its inspection of the workings i of the Gold Dust, Lilly and Golden Edith I properties. j While on numerous occasions some fine specimens of ore have beeu shown in the 1 city, and we have examined the same, j the thought was never foremost that there ; was any great quantity of ore in the j workings. It would be a surprise to al | most any mining man, were he to make lan examination of the tunnel. In it he jis sure to see ore in quantities large ! enough to warrant a steady income, j For a distance of 221 feet there is an ore body which will carry an average j width of three feet, and the returns run anywhere from sl6 to $450 to the ton. j Just what the average value is would be I hard to determine, as no test has l>een made from assorted ore. However, a well known expert stated, that in his opinion, it was sure to average better than S4O. The ore is highly mineralized and throughout the entire distance of the tunnel, it is streaked heavily with black and yellow copper. No stoping has been done at all, the ore being left hanging to the wall. The reason for this is that the operators are desirous of pushing the bore ahead until they are satisfied that enough mineral has been exposed that will warrant the two properties in becoming heavy and regular producers. And right here is where the manage ment is showing good business judgment. Mr. Fulkersin states that he has informed the stockholders that it is a great deal better to expend the development capital now in placing the proposition in a posi tion where there will be no occasion in again asking for finances to push the work. In this, Mr. Berry, who is a min ing expert, fully concurs. Both gentle men agree that a mine should be handled in this manner. For this reason the tun nels are being driven ahead, and in the course of two or three months enough ore will have been blocked out to insure a heavy tonnage for a period of at least two years. Then the men who have had faith in the proposition are certain of reaping a just reward. Dividends will be coming as the months pass by. The Fall River Mining and Milling company is a close corporation and is controlled and owned by Ohio capital ists. They have secured possession of three properties on Shafter mountain, known as the Gold Dust, Lilly and Gol den Edith, and from grass roots the en tire trio have shown they are sxceedingly rich in the precious metals. In years gone by the Gold Dirt has produced a considerable sum, as is evi denced by the fact that a shaft was sunk YT -r * * * V V 4 TTTT T T vT V V TTTV A CLOSE CORPORATION. The owners of these proposi tions have no stock for sale, and therefore are not seeking adver tisement The property is situated in one of the best localities of the entire Clear Cr ek district. The Gold Dust and Lilly lodes are on opposite sides of the famous Shaf ter, which has a wonderful pro duction record. Surely, it will de velop into a paying proposition. I for a distance of sixty feet, and the en I tire lot of rock taken out was sent to the j Hidden Treasure mill at Black Hawk ! where it received treatment. When peo ple visit these old workings they are sur prised at not seeing any dump, and if all the lose material lying around was gath ered up it would be impossible to secure more than one ton. When the above company secured pos session of the property some five months ago they at once set to work in tracing | the leads A tunnel w r as first started up on the hill, but after being driven for a distance of twenty feet with excellent results, it was decided to disenniinu work at this point and start another tun nel down the hill in order that the veins might be cut at a greater depth The vein on the G dd Dirt proved a most mysterious one and after making surveys and completing all preparations for the work, it was learned that the lead was not on a direct line Messrs. Ful kersin and Berrv discovered that it dip ped to the left. It was found a distance of about fifty feet from the original location. The tunnel was then started with the re sult that the vein has been in the breast for the entire distance it has been driven. One can take samples of the mill dirt from any place along the tunnel, pan them, and then cast his eves upon a streak of yellow metal that fully demon strates the real value of the ore. Both the Gold Dust and Lilly are being worked through the same tunnel. After driving the bore for a distance of 162 feet a crosS-Cut was started in order to cut the vein of the Lilly which had such distin guishing features on the surface. Work i has progressed on this undertaking most favorably and the results have been even better than was expected An enormous ' ore body has beeu opened, which has a width of four feet. The ore carries good values in gold, silver and copper. This, *0 •OiOsOSO?' O'O ?0 • OtOeOiO « THE OXIDE OF Dl j MORE That is the character of formation we are now in. It takes cash to go through it and get to the rich ore mine operators do not like to say this but it is always best to tell the truth. HERE IS A LITTLE STORY : A few months ago a man came into the district and said that he could locate the precious metals. He claimed that when he stood directly over them he was attacked with violent pains in the stomach. He was a peculiar man and claimed to locate many veins for hire. It was no trouble for him to have pains if he got paid for having them. He located many and stock was sold on some of his locations. Today the investors have violent pains in the stomach because they are not standing directly over the precious metals. It illustrates the weird and fantastic things in mining. AND HERE IS ANOTHER STORY: About that time the people of Idaho Springs—bankers, business men professional men, mining men and even the miners, held a meeting and organized a HOME COMPANY. The stock in the company has all been taken at home except a block of less than 100,000 shares. That will be sold outside for, honestly, we have just about pumped the town dry. THE ARGUS MINES AND TUNNEL COMPANY is the name of this home company. Boiled down, here is what can be said for it: OWNS 31 CLAIMS—7,SOO FOOT TUNNEL SITE TEN ACRE MILL SITE—NEARLY 400 ACRES OF MINERAL BEARING TERRITORY —Work begun February 1, 1902 and we have driven the tuunel 400 feet, cut four low grade veins, have two tracks and one of the finest tunnels in the district. Are near to the famous Argus vein and spent $6,000 —can’t beat this—can’t tie it. AND HERE IS THE PROPOSITION: We want to sell 75,000 shares to the outside world. If the people at home have confidence in it you ought to —isn’t that right? We want you to take it right away or you will not get an opportunity to take it at all. The price is now 30 cents pier share—pleasant to pay and you enter among good associations —no sharks. We have “The In vestor’s Royal Flush,” this consists of five cards that you can play against any prospectus printed and win. The hand shows you how to avoid had investments, We will send it to you free if you ask for it. An investment in the Argue will make you dollars and the Roy al Flush will save you dollars. Just five little cards but the other fellow can’t deal anything to skin them. Remember only the 75,000 shares on sale and the price may go up when the big Argus is en countered. Address THE ARGUS MINES AND TUNNEL CO. Idaho Springs, Colo SHAFT WITHOUT DUMP. On the Gold I lust property is to | | be found a shaft which was sunk , » to a depth of sixty feet Sur- 1 | rounding the top it is almost ini , possible to find any lose rock. The > ordinary observer wonders where J the dump is. It was sent to the , Hidden freastue mill at Black > Hawk where it received treatment. | The entire output netted hand , some returns. Not very bad, is it? too, is in the breast of the tunnel started from the crosscut, and from present in dications the Lilly will prove to be one of the biggest veins yet opened in Clear Creek county. As each shot is fired it is found to become wider and better defined The returns on the ore give high returns The ore which conies from the two properties is similar in its formation, ami if mixed samples were shaken up it would be hard for even an expert to dis tinguish between them. While at the present time the vein in the Gold Dust is about a foot wider than that in the Lillv, measuring close to five j feet, it is fully agreed bv those interested 1 that the Lillv will become even wider j when the same distance is reached. The ore in both properties is purely mill dirt, very little smelting ore having l>een encountered. 111 this it is another demonstration that the mineral is similar to that found in the famous Shafter. Just as soon as the worn in contempla tion is completed, and the ore has been blocked out in sufficient quantities, it is the intention of the management to re sume operations on the Lost tunnel This tunnel will be driven for a distance of several hundred feet in order that the veins of the Gold Dust and Lilly and Golden Edith mav be cut at a great depth. Ore will then be taken out of this tunnel at comparatively little cost. At the present time the road to the mines is quite steep but at the same time it is constructed in a thorough manner j and the grade is a comparatively easy one. By transporting the ore through the Lost tunnel all of the veins will be cut at a depth of 1,500 feet. All of the men are well known and stand high in their respective communi ties. They have ample means to carry out the work to a successful issue. No salaries are paid to any officer of the company. The names of the incorpor ators are: G. I). I’reston, George W. Sinks, George W. Bright, G. C. Wei zel, Walter English. J. A. Rundis, and T. B. Carroll, of Columbus, ami J. J. Pritchard, S. D. Preston and L. S. Preston, of Nel sonville, O. STRIKE IN NASHVILLE REPORTED Good Body of Ore Said to Have Been Opened Up. As we go to press it is reported that a big strike has been made in the Nash ville. at the head of Russell Gulch. Lew Oliver, E. M Moscript and Jules Huilet are interested in the property and it is stated that a vein four f et in width is showing up splendid values. Some high assays have been returned from tests and the shipments will soon determine the value of the ore as we are informed that it is being taken out in generous quanti ties. Mr. Oliver has been working for some time on the proposition and has been in the big vein Continuously working for better values. It now looks as if these had been encountt red and as if they would stay right with the proposition. None of the gentlemen connected with the property w ill say much and for that reason it is the general opinion that th*y have a pretty good thing of it. A mining man who has mined in that section for years gives it as his opinion that the vein is the extension of the Old Town and unquestionably one of the richest in the district. Toys, Toys, Toys at C. L. Lamb’s. The largest and the best assortment of Holiday Goods ever brought to the city, all the new novelties in Picture Frames, cut Glass, Silver and Chinaware, Bric-a- Brac, Silk Mufflers, Ties. Hand Made Lace Handkerchiefs and Battenburgs in fact we have a complete stock of every thing useful, oruameutal, artistic and amusing. Our prices are as usual, the lowest. The one guessing nearest to the exact number of beans in the jar in our window gets a $25 gold Watch; we also give absolutely free a Doll valued at $25. C. L. Lamb. International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Penn , teach 130 courses by mail, have had eleven years experience, have half million students and graduates scattered all over the world, have a paid in capital of $2,225,000. They now have a display in the window at Hanson’s bar ber shop. L. D. Lapham, Local Representative. A Timely Suggestion. This is the season of the year when the prudent anil careful housewife replenish es her supply of Chamberlains Cough Remedy. It is certain to be needed be fore the winter is over, and results are much more prompt and satisfactory when it is kept at hand and given as soon as the cold is contracted and before it has become settled in the system. In almost every instance a very severe cold may be warded off by taking this remedy freely as soon as the first indication of the cold appears. There is no danger in giving it to children for it contains no harmful substance. It is pleasant to take both adults and children like it. Buy it and you will get the best. It always cures. For sale by J. J. Sherwin, druggist. Don’t Make a Mistake And take the wrong train to California this year. The Overland limited sleeper leaves Denver 6:00 p. m. daily. Through round trip tickets allow stop over at pleasure. No change of sleepers in mid dle of night. Free side trip to Salt Lake city. Meals in dining cars. Most ele gant and comfortable equipment on the finest train in the west at no additional cost over other trains. See your local agent or address E. R. Griffin, general agent, Denver. Holiday Rates. For the holidays the Denver & Rio Grande system will make a rate of one are for the round trip between all points in Colorado. Tickets on sale December 2 4. 25, 31 and January i, good to return January 2, 1903. Best Route for Kansas City and St. Louis | Two trains daily via the Union Pacific. Solid track, quick time, perfect equip, ment. Tourist sleepers Denver to Kan sas City only $1.50 per double berth. See your local agent or address E. R. Griffin, general agent, Denver. R. C. Lundy, of Utah, has been in the district this week looking after his many interests.