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THE GILPIN OBSERVER.
VOL. XII.
The Observer Mining Department.
The year 3898, while not proving as
productive ns tne preceding one, yet the
table giving the output is ns nearly cor
rect as it was possible to collate the sta
tistics. The falling off in the production
of smelting ore and concentrates, espec
ially the former, is due largely to a num
ber of the large smelting ore producers
of the county having been engaged in de
velopment work which cutoff their out
put. The figures given are as near cor
rect as it is possible to figure them, and
though the smelting shipments show a
'‘slight falling of, the receipts of the mint
show a splendid increase.
U. 8. MINT RECEIPTS.
The following shows the mint receipts
from Gilpin county, for 1898:
Gold $732,759.hi
Silver 4.040.38
Total $787,389.87
The total number of tons of smelting
ore and concentrates nre figured at an
average value of 845 per ton, and this
amount added to the mint receipts gives
the production of the county as follows :
. r »3,80b tons of smelt ini.' ore $ 2,421.222.00
U. 8. Mint receipt* 787,889.87
Total s3,ir*B,ttli.o7
SMELTING ORE AND CONCENTRATES.
The following table shows the ship
ments of smeltiug ore made each month
of the year:
(Tars
January 812
February 285
Man'll 551
April 343
May 250
Jane 288
July 270
August 310
September 320
October 3i;o
November 200
December 277
Total 3587
Rating the cars at 15 tons each, there
was shipped 53,805 tons, a falling off of
1960 tons, or 124 cars.
HANK SHIPMENTS.
The Rocky Mountain National Bank
shipped over two-thirds of the amount
of gold sent to the mint through the
local banks. Their shipments were:
January $ 42,000.00
February 38,000.00
March 53.tW0.u0
April 44.000.00
May 44.0iW.00
June 42,0i/0.00
July... 32.0<W.00
Augunt 45,000.00
September 35,000.00
October 39,000.00
November 38,000.00
December 35.000.00
Total $485,000.00
The above ia the valne of 2,528.4 pound*, or
30.312.5 ounce*. Gold figured at SIB.OO per ounce.
The First National Dank shipped $230,-
000 during the year.
The following tables show where a
large portion of the smelting ores of the
county were treated:
BOSTON A COLORADO WORKS.
Gold, 30,172 ouncea $*09,882.21
Silver, 185.821 ouncea 15.313.73
Copper, 281 ton* 55,332.00
Total $880,330.97
GLOBE SMELTING WORKS.
Gold, 3,841.47 ouncea $75,275.74
Silver. 55,598.20unces 32,383.04
Leuii, 580,853 pounda 20.333.97
Total $129,168.08
OMAHA A GRANT WORKS.
These works received 5,720 tons from
Gilpin county, which contained 4,044.31
ounces gold, 29,203 ounces silver and
306,124 pounds lead.
KANSAS-BURROUGHS CONSOLIDATED
VEINS.
This company, which began its opera
tions in September, 1894, on different I
mines on Quartz Hill which caver 1574
fet of vein on the Burroughs and Kansas ,
lodes, up to March, 1897, the proceeds of
the mine, besides additional capital were {
put back into surface and underground i
improvements, which have resulted in
the consolidated properties becoming j
one of the steadiest ns well as the larg
eat producers in the county. .Since that,
time the company has been adding to its
holdings, either by option or purchase,
twelve more claims on the Kansas Bur
roughs and Monroe lodes, which now
gives them 3,726 feet of vein, which can
be worked through the Phoenix shaft on
the Burroughs or the Pease shaft on the
Kansas vein. The mine has been devel
oped by English capital under the
able management of Mr P. McCann.
The owners, Messrs. Richard Sykes
and H. A. Hoffman, both of whom
reside in Denver, and are very careful
men in their investments. The Pease
mine did not begin to produce in an ap
priciable manner until last April, never
theless the combined output has been
very satisfactory. When levels have
been extended into the adjoining prop
erties recently acquired, the output
should increase fifty pe: cent.
Thk OiiHKUVKit has no record of the
value of the ore, but is reliably informed
that it is of a medium grade, which has
only resulted in satisfactory profits by
very careful management on tho part of
Mr. McCann, operating the properties on
an extended scale.
The increased output of oro the com
ing year,should correspondingly increase
the margin of profits and will entail small
additional expenses of operations. From
December 1, 1897, to December 1, 1898,
the output was 32,038 tons of ore, which
nfter treatment under stamps yielded
4,765 tons of concentrates, at the stamp
mills in Black Hawk. There wore also
produced 554 tons of smelting iron,which
was sold to W. J. Chamberlain in Black
Hawk, for shipment to tho smelters in
Denver.
The Phoenix-Burroughs shaft is being
sunk, and from present indications will
open a large body of good ore. Develop
ment work is kept steadi.y in advance of
ihe miners. Some 1,500 feet of levels
have been driven, the Pease shaft sunk
225 feet and other parts of tho mine
prospected thoroughly, by means of a
diamond drill.
About 100 men nre employed under
ground and on the surface, the output of
ore coining from fifteen different stopes*
As fast as one block of ground is worked
out another is ready for the ore-breakers.
The Gilpin County Tramway Compa
ny bus extended its lines by means of a
switchback 3,809 feet in length to the
Pease mine. An ore house has been
erected so that two cars can be loaded
under cover at ono time. The manage
ment does not anticipate any phenom
enally rich strikes of ore, but the im
mense quantities now in sight, together
with the undeveloped ground recently
secured, guarantee a supply for years to
come.
THE CONCRETE GOLD MINING CO.
This property produced during the
year 1898, 2.070 cords, or 1,700 tons of
ore, 1,800 tons of concentrates, and 1,300
feet of development work has been ac
complished in extending levels. The
working shaft is 1,226 feet in depth, the
lower level being at the 1,21X1 foot sta
tion. The output to date has been $400,-
000. The equipments consist of double
engine friction hoist, of the Hendrie «fc
Bolthoff pattern, 230 horse power capa
city, a 9x12 Blake crusher, operated by a
Chandler «fc Chalmer engine. All ore not
small enough to pass through grizzlies
after being hoisted to the surface is run
through the crusher and conducted by
means of a chute to tramway cars stand
ing on a track which is enclosed by an L
to the shaft building. Thence it is taken
to tho stamp mills at Black Hawk,where
it is dumped into on ore house and ,
thence passes to the automatic ore feed
ers which are placed in front of the
stamp batteries. The pumping plant ,
consists of a large Worthington com
pound condensing pump of a capacity of
200 gallons per minute, which is placed
at the 1,087 foot station, where there is a '
large cistern, and from which point the
watar is thrown to the surface through
the pipe column. At the 1,225 foot sta- 1
tion is a Knowles sinking pump which
throws the water to the cistern. 1
The Concrete company is also operat- 1
ing the Golden Treasure mine. At pres- 1
ent they are overhauling the shaft and 1
straightening it. As soon as the work 1
in hand is completed they will resume 1
sinking the shaft and open up virgin 1
ground at a depth of 600 feet by levelage.
The Concrete employs 50 men. '
COOK GOLD MINING CO.
In the fall of 1897, Messrs. M. P. Dal
ton and H. N. Baher of Denver organ
ized a company in connection with Bos
ton capitalists for the purpose of pur- (
chasing and improving what is known as
the Cook on Bobtail Hill in Black Hawk.
The mine dates its discoveiy back to
1859, and was among tho early patented
mines of the county after the passage of
the congressional act in 1872, known as
tee Chaffee law. It produced through
superficial workings 8100,000. When
pyritio ore was struck it remained idle
for a number of years owing to a lack o
proper methods of treating that class of
ore.
After the organization of the company
Mr. Bakor was choiou secretary and
treasurer, and Mr. Clarence K. Colvin, ii
well-known mining engineer, manager.
Work of grading off for the present shaft
house was begun on January 17, 1897,
and a vertical double c mipartment cage
and bucket way shaft started from sur
face and sunk 80 feet before tho arrival
and installation of tho plant of machin
ery now in use. Through delay in re
ceiving the machinery, it was not until
April 1, 1898, that hoisting wuh com
menced and thorough development inaug
urated by means of air drills. Bince
April last the cage shaft Ims been sunk
620 feet, and 2,000 feet of levels have boon
driven and sloping ground opened up.
The cage shaft was started regardless of
the vein, and in attaining its present
depth it has twice turned to tho north
and twice to the south in its trend. The
present output of th * mine is about 150
tons of R'niiip mill oro per day, 147
stump 9 being kept dropping continuous
ly. Not having any data as t > the value
in the ore, wo cannot give them. Yet
Thk Ouseiivbk mining reporter hns the
assurance of Mr. Colvins that ho can
break, raise to the surfuen, transport and
mill oro that will give but two ounces of
gold to the cord—ss per ton—by amalga
mation, to a profit.. Of course this does
not include the valuea contained in the
mill concentrates, as the ore from tho
property produces quite largely of con
CENTRAL CITY, COLO., THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 1898.
centrates. The present number of men
employed is 100.
The equipments on the surface are by
far tho best of any in northern Colorado,
both in strength and durability. They
consist of two 60x16 tubular steel boilers
of 160 horse power capacity. All exhaust
steam from the engines is conducted into
two closed tanks, from which the water
returns to the boilers through a Knowles
feed pump. The hoisting engine is of
the double cylinder, double drum (Web
ster, Lane & Camp pattern) combined
gear and friction type, with 14x14 inch
cylinders., 150 horse power, weight 55,-
000 pounds. The main gear wheel is 7
feet in diameter and weighs6,ooo pounds;
cut gear, working in a rawhide pinion on
the crank shaft, which makes the power
ful machinery almost noiseless while in
motion. The drums are five feet in di
ameter, are grooved for one-inch rope,
and coiled upon them areßoebling’s cru
cible cast steel cables of 1,500 feet in
length. The drums are so arranged as
to run independently or at the option of
the operator, and permitting him to raise
or lower with either or both at the same
time. The hoisting speed is about 1,000
feet per minute. An electric signal ser
vice enables tho engineer to communi
cate with the fireman or shaft boss at
any time. Ono drum is employed to
hoist the ore in self-dumping, automatic
ore cage cars. The other drum runs a
large, specially designed iron bucket,
which is used in hoisting the waste rock
from the cage shaft. The rock is dumped
into a chute and conveyed back into the
worked out ground mined out years ago.
The bucket way is equipped with guides,
the same as the cage way, on which
rests an idler or traveler as they are
termed, which holds the bucket in tho
center, preventing it catching or damag
ing tho timbers in the shaft. All signals
in the shaft are given by electricity, on a
10-inch single stroke gong.
Two Norwalk 10x16 compound air com
pressors, with two 6x12 compressor
Links on the upper floor of shaft house
and air receivers at the 100 foot levels,
drives the 12 air drills used iu the mine.
They oreof the Sullivan pattern, each
having a capacity of driving a drill
through six feet of rock in ton minutes.
They are a great improvement over the
former type of drills used, and much
more expeditious in their work. Thchl
capacity of a mine where they are used is
ooly limited by the facilities at hand for
removing the ore and rock from the
stopes, levels or shaft.
Connected with the plant and on the
same floor is a high speed Sturtovant
automatic engine, furnishing the power
to drive a 4-kilowatt 125 volt Akron dy
namo, which furnishes the light for tho
shaft house and stations, also serving to
run a circular saw used in forming tim
bers for the mine. L
The blacksmith shop is 24x24, wel|
equipped with two forges and a pneu
matic striking hammer for swaggingantf
welding drills. This completes thoequip
ments on the surface. There is telephone
communication with the general office iu
tho Equitable* building in Denver and ,
other )>oints.
In managing tho property and bring
ing it up to its present well developed j
and productive condition, Mr. Colvin lias,
been ably assisted by Mr. Matt Jelinkesj*
as underground foreman. The amount 1
of work that has been accomplished since I 1
taking hold of the property by Manager j
('olvin is surely a record breaker.
TOPEKA LODE—IC ('.SHELL DISTRICT
The strike of phenomenally rich ore
made in this mine about a year ago has i
been intersected by means of three cross- *
cuts into the hanging wall. It hasjj
widened from live to twelve inches and
its continuity proved up for a length of '
450 feet and 75 feet in height. Ono small •:
tot of 320 pounds gave gold valuea of I
$17,289.46 per ton $8.64 per pound. An A
other lot gave gold values of over 2,001-1
ounces per ton, or $40,000 per ton. BollJ.
of the above lots of ore were treated riJ
Prof. E. E. Burlingame's assay an«;t
chemical laboratory in Denver. Fou '
tons or ore sold to tho State Sampling 1
works in Black Hawk gave $1,076 peM
bin, which paid all tho expenses of thLI
mine for the month of November, 189IU
Another lot of lower gradeore
of ton tons gave 41 ouncea gold, or nn]
average of $8(X) per ton. Tho station
mill oro which is treated at the Randolph !
stamp mill in Black Hawk averages fWrfl
ounces gold per cord of eight tons, tl;rv
concentrates bringing S3O per ton. StanSl
mill returns as high uh 11 ounces
per cord have been roceived.
Mr. Henry P. Lowe ‘has records foi| fr
total yield of tho mine of 8000,4X10, S4(K»
of which amount has been taken M»t
since he took charge of tho propcll *
prior to 1892. For two years sfler tljft
date the mine remained idle throi/n
legal complications.
Tho present depth of the main or e*st
shaft is 913 feet. The west shaft is
feet, both being equipped with g jbpl
plauta of machinery. During next moifth
both will be producing milling and
smelting ore. An air compressor is to
be installed on the main shaft and
power drills used in suture developments
l of the property. The ground between
the shafts is virgin ground, excepting
1 one stop© and an upraise, the latter
being 150 feet in height, showing good
ore both in the breast and back of the
■ raise.
The hanging wall streak leaves the
foot wall just above the 700 foot level,
the seventh and eighth levels being the
1 only ones that penetrates the rich ground
lying between the shafts. Above the
seventh level have a back uncovered
that is 510 feet in height and 803 feet in
length, both shafts showing good oro in
each end. As stated above the hanging
wall strouk is being developed by three
cross-cuts on the 7th and Bth levels.
The average output of oro per month
is 900 tons, the bulk of which is crushed
undei stamps. The smelting ore is con
fined to the rich streak.
The output of the mine, both stamp
mill and smelting, will be largley aug
mented after the air compressor is in
position and the air drills put in use. The
total number of men employed is 43, only
10 of whom are working on pay ore, the
remaining 35 being engaged in develop
ment work.
Mr. Lowe has a good auxilliary in Mr.
Sherman C. Harris as underground
foreman, who is thoroughly conversant
with the mine and ground, and who per
sonally supervises the underground
work.
In a west and southerly direction
are the Flannigan-Jefferson, Bon Ton
and Pennsylvania Central Gold Mining
company’s base of operations. The for ]
mer is worked by a local pool under the ,
management of Mr. William Tuttle. A
new shnft house has been built, hoister,
eagine and boiler installed, the shaft
and levels cleaned out and old workings
timbered and laced up. J
In the 350-foot east level an important (
strike of ore containing free gold was 1
made, of the same characteristics as that
found in the Topeka and 800 Ton. The (
r lanager has about got the mine in shape (
continuous production. The pool f
are well satisfied with the outlook.
At the Bon Tod Mr. J. Walter Best, |
hrmerly of the Gaston, has been in
sailed as superintendent by Mr. \V. L.
Ireland, who has the mine under lease !
rad option. The new manager is a young
aid energetic man, and will make a
siccess of the property. Mark the pre
>r**ron.
central gold mining
COMPANY.
Under the management of Mr. J, J.
C i ley tutfl company ba«p placed new
rMachinery, pumps, etc.,
have rethnberusj pine through- j
t, driven over 1,000 feet Of 'levels <
h .hk the working shaft 182 feet in order 1
i ran increased output of ore in 1899. <
* »go bodies of ore have been opened up ]
ofl « 300 and 000-foot levels, the smelt- 1
Jgaanity 8a- g f rom g3o to S9O per ton '
a:*i th 1 from 1% to 5 ounces ,i
per ma(l be shaft is to. be sunk *
an addition aa th# values in c
/lie ore iocrea&‘ .r depth is attained. \
jlgdicntiops are th. :hey are on top of a i
largo chute of ore. Connection with the <
tiepin wiH,fce in* thf*
•Hiring.- » * W " 5
! . The Lillian mine, property of Craig, <
/iugfies &Co , has been a constant pry i
! 4'ticer since was coiupfiicwl' wine i
mfnbhififtgipund f«yr the ..amount* of de
, JL-fopme*?* V# Yeceived returns large t
J;i vide nos. The ore carries high values 1
sfa gold, and with every per cent, of cup- I
,«er contained in the ore there is an in I
* reune of an ounce of gold in value. For i
umiii reason, best, kndwrjptd the owners
™f the uiine, a detaiLed statement of tb#
Output could* not l>e obtained, by the
.joining reporter. t «
♦'•*. ■ ' , (
There is ronfjyed yicLivitU iif Hu I i
ilWfrict. The Lotus, owned by L. Stern- .
t larger, and Hyp£ri»tqnde<4 ju, 4
lylvunus S. Johnsbn, is one of the best ,
mines for its depth in the dis
strict.’ It*has been his uim to make a (
vmi tie of it, in which he is succoedmg. ,
§ jfeouth IfrfEe Lotus,* A*. *L. cKllirlsf for
\ Central Improvement company, is ,
l/vyrkingmii© Mvntieqota, ji log? grade
f proposition, but’'-with the luanneF in ,
wftiqj} it if) managed h« makes, #» fair 1 '
pjefftt. The'same gen tlernag is oppcifttjng,
atb'^fPorfai^anotlftl’’Mw grade ura pra*! *
Idneing gone. J Ttaf jTOajJ Isrtth o}
J tinted MfiflfHftin jjMncfn *,
j trafllp in .y«ir iAus ,
J aether mine *undfcr nis r »ifisrge, all
1 wprkod for )»A(KoiitriU 'tniprovenipnVe
Tcdmpnny, of wlrich#MY. Coy ins pufb
s’wPll as tTie ttaignnn. in Gtreftoiw
jktriuL U|td thA Mafgarlt Glegtfftn lit
* * # Auothsr welf developed and gqujpped
turner tv is the Cnlhoun,*of whitfh Mr.
, Charlfts Bloibol, of Denver..is ftie
a**r. >#ic has enlarged the shaft build
. an power tattler
) nbcT $h power ..douhjo enginA
1 friction holstet to rmiyh a
i -depth pf 1,300 feet. The enaf*. has bfeoa^
rl retimbered. Tho shaft is down 1,00
n feet, and 3,300 fcot of levels driven.
1 During tho year 1898 from 15 to 25 men
b have been employed. The mine is now
i jin shape for an increased output of ore
p which has values of from SSO to 860 per
r cord, concentrates S2O and smelting SBO
l per ton. The property is situated in
> close proximity to tho main line of tho
Gilpin tramway, connecting with which
* can be made at a of capital.
, North of the Calhoun lies the Wood
» lode, a celebrated producer of uranium
oro, which is valuable for gun metal. It
is operated by Mr. Charles Poulot, of
Denver, for an incorporated company.
Clinton & Kunsemiller, of Denver, are
getting the Missouri lode, on Excelsior
flat, in shape for a production of ore.
They have mot with detentions in un
watering tho shaft and in retimbering
tho mine. This has required time,
patience and an outlay of a large sum of
money.
There are a number of other proper
ties in the district that are working,
while others that are idle will resume
work. Among these are the Clifton
Belle, looked after by Robert L. Martin,
Sr., and the immense property known as
the Hill Mineral Frrrn. The latter is to
receive a powerful plant of machinery,
Cornish pump, besides the erection of a
large sized shaft building. Preparations
for these improvements have already
been made.
THE SAKATOGA-RUS-SELL DISTRICT.
The past year, Mr. Ernest Le Neve
Foster, of this property, lias confined
work for the most part to development,
hence the output of oro has not been as
large as formerly. The cage shaft,
through which further workings of the
mine will be made, thus dispensing with
the expense of hoisting plants on other
parts of the property, and reducing the
expense account, has been sunk 106 feet
and is now down 900 feet. The Cornish
pump, which has in the past given the
best of satisfaction, has been lowered to
the bottom of the shaft. The crosscut
to intersect the lode has been driven to
the vein at the 700 foot levels, they hav
ing been extended 200 feet each way,
east and west, opening up some good
Btoping ground. The total development
upon the property during the past year
has been about 2,000 feet, the output
coming from development work, which
has been very large, the average having
been about 150 tons a month.
The first of the new year, the Gaston
property, adjoining the Saratoga on the
west, will be developed through the cage
shaft of the Saratoga, and the work of
development be pushed with all possible
rapidity.
NOTAWAY MINING COMPANY, LAKE
DISTRICT.
This is a Chicago incorporation and in
Rdditlop to holding£a : .lease from the
state of Colorado, to 90 acres If mineral «
land at Cripple CreSk, El Palo county,
own the west Notaway and the Westerly
portion of tho Golden Wedge' lofles. At
the close of the fiscal year ending Bept.
30,1898, ore sold to the smelters gave j
( re .urns of $28,641.66, at a total operating* j
expense of, $15,501.84, is a highly ,1
creditable showing, dsvolopnidr*t j
work consisted of extendWg tAtHhaft to j|
a depth of 536 feet, dpiuing of 1v,417l v ,417 feet
of levelage esqt and west shifting of *1
irfiebt of winzes, by yvhich fwb'-riflfea of
a tulip qf {JevMopjJaiiint wortyc \vasconnect
ed* Tfte .development work 4 i
mraiAOTockjduriiyf fhesAcVl >ear toots ,
uf iM: m
1
Golden weage is leased to respon- i
sidle parties. Under the conditions of
the lease the lessees a re'to sink the shaft 1
tIX) feet, giving it a total depth of 25(1
feet. The properties lire under the gen ;
eral management of J. 1. Perkins.
EAST NOT A WAY MINE.
Less than a yeeu agp. Sheriff \Yin. |
Mitclicll organized i| pod I to work thin j
property, owned i-’iuujfe ilheffHe, [*
thw S. Senator^J^*-1
rdkne B. Chaffee* now Jho wife of l/lyssts
S. Grant; Jr., tluf shares Imipg divldml
dnto twelfths. SincO the formation of
the local pool, the sum of S2I,(KM) has
I wen taken from that mine. This iH an
other Gilpin county vein that has pro*
djiucd phenomenally rich ore
—retu/hsirom which (fax'!) values
oif wWl'pef ifft* * % -
la Lajca flislrict, ty other min 4» that
have worked through the eutire wftgr anJ
tlie
evelan(Uiujjrt\gH)^- # lfte *"fiuc* j
Anitas, Qau* < wducli
diaadhuraj# average «|>rfdpction <>f
)H»er monlllfwcjrliiiig it* few mine
4hb CmffcfjffUuclTc. pIS wwM
MarjTVho* hava
'.shaft houses and«*instaljed* a
platftvfinin^t&pery. ' Wltk.fu(th(4jjjpteb
1 njmmnts it be uffftb. iug«?al
mill ore hilvinff viJu**h of 5
o*h. Kolti |i«r vqig MM
t-•WrporJfoß. J 1 ‘
ATo*r thn fttrikiru,. of Hylvngilo
" hjliitt Mr nanlber of
- tioMA««ro ni»Jo*-tlii|Nltrtko im£i*H orT
' to the
eiiatuMy uliUMiiJon-ofVh'o NotNl^iv.
r ' •*. —r-'-.# ■
‘ w raJlhrMbivLcn. *
\ ( Prolmlily io.nf>pntlko*af (Hlpln cdun
i ty liftH buen n Atyree 61
to * t • •
) activity displayed than in this partieuhu*
i. locality. The opening up of new ground
n in the First Centennial mine, property
v of the ’7(5 Gold Mining company, aDd its
e continued production of stamp mill and
r smelting ore, set an example which was
d emulated by owners of adjoining mines,
i which led to the opening up of other
R idle mining properties. Not having any
i means of ascertaining the output of this
. company, it can only be inferred that the
1 property is a dividend payer, from the
i fact that Mr. Stephens of Colorado
l Springs, who formed the company, lately
f acquired by purchase the Star of the
West, a parallel vein with the first
• named, upon which ho has placed a shaft.
• building and installed an A. No. 1 plant
• of machinery. At present he has miners
engaged in sinking a new main shaft,
’ which is to bo connected with the Gilpin
• County Tramway, whose main line is sit
uated just above the shaft building.
South of the Star of the West is the
Virginia, owned by Captain H. M. Ora
hood, but now being developed under
lease under option by B. J. Smith, for
Chicago parties. A new shaft house,
.'10x40 has been erect3d, a 50 horse power
boiler and a 50 horse power Iiendrie
BoithofT, quadruple friction hoister in
shilled and the shaft sunk from the sur
face 250 feet. A wagon road from the
mine to the Chase gulch, 700 feet in
length, has been built. Levels have been
commenced each way, from the bottom
of the shaft.
Opposite the First Centennial on Ma
ryland Mountain, Knowles A: Co., in May
last located the Dewey lode, considered
by many as the easterly continuation of
the First Centennial. A shaft is being
sunk just above the track of the tram
way company, in order to prove it up.
The same parties have done considerable
work on the East Centennial, north of
the Dewey, and owned by them.
South of this point is the Robert Em
mett, upon which much development
work has been done in straightening the
east shaft for a cage way, and in extend
ing levels through virgin ground. The
mine is in good ore wherever opened up,
which carries a good percentage of gold
besides silver and lead values. The mine
is well equipped with a heavy plant of
machinery, of capacity to carry the shaft
to a depth of 1,500 feet. A new steam
pump has recently been placed in the
shaft. The cage way once and
running, the Robert Emmett will take
rank as a producer of gold-bearing ore
and in the coming year will add its
quota to the annual gold product of the
Golden Queen. Mr. William H. Nicholls,
one of the stockholders of the company
operating the mine, is the general super
intendent of the mine.
Mr.-Henry Becker of the Bonanza and
Union Tunnel companies, has opened up
one of the principal
«veins cut by that enterprise which pene
trates Maryland Mountain* He has not
yet completed making count <*>u «pith ,
» ahaf. on the ensterlY piff (ion • of the
vein. This will give the miners ample
air circuit q* Weil as open up sligilrfo
ground. The prd from .the McCorakle
a good p ircentaga nt> gnfcl values
in addition to s.lvvr apd j fonuer
fpred|tjainr>tipg.« |p- *
J*.4QBasnsrKo4k,£orth *f lf>Xe proper
■tit*, the CoqJfICounty MiriujjkCo.,
thjotVrh its Houringer, MrJ A.rmono
.Tltyujpson.J AvjirLo4 * t^eii’gol^
County May 1!>;*wtyeli
date the shaft \19e.been unwatertxf and*
retimbered, and in sinking the shaft,
driving levels and crosscuts, haveftccom*
pUshcd 700 feet of development work
of mill dirt varies from
15 to .'to cords of mill dirt and a Rtuall
amount ef smelting ore which gives sat
! isfactory returns. Present a. pth of
I shaft is .520 feet.
I Going north, lo *nl parties have mil en
Oevelopiug th« Turner, t\)i old patched
| property, earning ge-lijqmis ore with
! qualities tof 'c ijipe* g^vos
! g'Kiiretnrda at i Tils, is
the vein from which the lo id'was t» ken '
for furnishi ig the hull-t-t ustnl Ly the
Colorado First Regiment Volunteers
1861-62, in thejr interception of the Cou- •
federate forces who were trying to reach
Colorado from Texas to establish a west
ern eiqptre. „ '
liavo taken
mealy op M wind
I resume bn t*r Vet* the flfst
, Jauuar/rylt.
■ * » .»
W’rtWe n*/ggifet ftrjtesl^lu ©
iu tliis district; >vhieh.In s%rfut|rtif Vine %
aiyl+aet *
been jre«t activity in |
• trflnhig ( biitne* uDr
1 the Kffititand©* Mmnk
Ill <wr adit on trait nm rasulrf
IMntl jo 1' * V'VJh
1 hurdt have fcijfk up ddveh^iMrft ‘work
C iy and Ohio So. 21o
d JPheir Iimh been cmay-* •
1, f utrun noiXh li*. intoraul: Veit* *
-" tflfcmp rpill returys ahopftfruiu 5 to-8 ozs.
f V er JSfrd; wHile_ the *»hmelting ore
w runs from *15 to uh high us «?2'K) per t^m.
* George Surprise ou,
ttiif Golden SheafHaa a tjibneJ in
I'm lent, und I. nrfw • running »n iptt i>n
tbs’ UsJdoi\ §beuf through' tbu tunnel.
* •'(ConflliaW ffl .
NO. 38.

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