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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1918 MINING NEWS HeraElsewh ZZwS.'bZZZ COUNTRY FACING Bonus Believed Only Way to Prevent Shutdown of the Mines to Prevent Disaster Mining Congress Acting Tho American Mining congress, composed of 75 per cent of the pro ducing operators of the country, is sounding, aw alarm intended to secure early relief for gold producers in the United States. There is danger that unless some such relief is accorded by congress thousands of gold miners will be out of employment and millions of dollars worth of equipment will lie idle until cost of production can be .adjusted. The Mining Congress is act ing promptly o prevent disaster, Re ports from such camps as Cripple Creek indicates that while producers dislike to stop operations of proper ties and producing forces which have been years in organization, not a wheel will be turning in most of the district in three months unless some relief is agreed upon. j J Startling Situation Startling figures have just been placed before Senator Henderson and Congressman Foster, chairmen, re spectively, of the Committees on Mines and Mining, by James F. Callbreath, secretary of the Mining Congress, and the attention of several administration leaders and officials is being called to the situation. All gold producers in the country are called to a conference which opens in Reno, Nev., August 12. Governor Boyle, of Nevada, will preside, and Secretary Callbreath will assemble and present to the conference concrete suggestions assembled from producing mines showing conclusively that un less the administration quickly meets the situation gold production will be automatically shut off, and this with in a short time. In an interview" with a group of western senators Mr. Callbreath said: Shortage Dangerous "Wq are spending annually more than our total indebtedness at the be ginning of the war. We are more than doubling our. om obligation this year "but are making no provision to in crease the supporting gold reserve. Ml AND BURGESS WILL BE The Miner is informed that D. R. Muir, of the United, States Smelting, Refining and Mining company, and J A. Burgess, general manager of the United Eastern, will attend the meet ing of the American Mining congress, which opens in Reno, Nevada, next Monday. The subject that will bring the min ing men of the country together Is gold, and the fate of the yellow metal wilj be earnestly talked over. The men who will make the principal talks to the meeting will be those who have made the subject a study of many months, and a method of relieving the riluation will be pointed out. The two men from this county have made a serious study of the subject and ma; be able to help the conven tion to arrive at a basis of settlement between the government and the gold producers. A proper settlement of the gold sit uation will be of great benefit to this county, as it would give incentive to the mines that are within easy dis tance of the producing stage. SAYS AT LEAST TWO GOOD L SOON BE Mart Little, owner of excellent gold and copper property in the Wright Creek section, was a Kingman visitor Thursday. He says the prospects for the opening of some good mines in that section is excellent and that be fore the first of the year at least two good companies will be operating in the district. WASHINGTON-ARIZONA CUTS ORE BODY; BIG E OF CATHODE COPPER DAILY The management of the Emerald Isle Copper company informed the Mi ner editor yesterday that the new unit will be in commisson by tihe first of September and will be turning out cathode copper at the rate of 2000 pounds daily from that time on. The new plant will be one of the most up-to-date affairs in the state, and is expected to make a high sav ing of values. This plant has been rapid in construction and gives evi dence of the ability of the manage ment to do things. The mine is also being opened to an extent that will make possible the ex traction of a big tonnage of ore at small cost. The ore in the bottom of Superintendent Page, of the Washington-Arizona mines, at Mineral Park, brought to town early this week specimens of ore taken from the new shaft on that property that showed wonderful values in silver. An aver age sample taken across 18 inches of the vein in the shaft gave results of about 900 ounces silver and some gold. The Washington-Arizona mines are equipped with a big milling plant and this mill is now in 'operation on the lower grade ores, the richer ores being assorted and shipped to the smelter direct. With the opening of the prop erty 100 feet below the tunnel level it if- expected that ore of better grade and more continuous bodies will be found. The company is working a big force of men on the mines and is mak ing rapid progress. OF M. A. Allen, of the Arizona State Bureau of Mines, accompanied by R C. Jacobson, went out to the mines of the Arizona Venture corporation last Wednesday morning to make an exam ination of that property in the inter eft of the State Corporation commis sion. It is understood that the corpora tion had asked for a permit for the transfer of its property to a new com pany for the purpose of paying off an indebtedness and to obtain the neces siry funds to operate the mines and that the commission had held up the pprmit until such tima as was neces sary to make a thorough examination of that property. While the necessity of looking into the affairs of mining corporations ex ists it looks peculiar to the ordinary individual that such people as the Ari zona Ray and certain oil companies could have obtained a permit from the commission without the least hesita tion. The Arizona Ray was turned down hard by the California commis sion, which denounced it as a fraud, but no action was taken by the Ari zona commission, although the fraudu lent nature of the concern was appa rent. Right today there are companies operating under permits that should not be allowed to sell stock. During .the boom in Jerome certain fraudu lent corporations got by in the sale of pre-organization 'shares, while men who were trying the same game were arrested and fined. How do they do it? WELL KNOWN CHICAGO MINING EXPERT INSPECTS MOHAVE COUNTY PROPERTY R. N. Dickman, of Chicago, one of the best known mining experts in the business, arrived in Kingman last Wednesday and Thursday last made an examination of mining property for clients. We did not learn what prop erties were in view, but owing to the prominence of the engineer we should judge that it was a large one. Mr. Dickman was for yars the expert of the Southern Pacific Railroad com pany, having charge of examinations of iron ore deposits Some years ago the firm with which he is-associated made an examination of the Bi-Metals mines for a big east ern syndicate. MINING INVESTMENTS All authorities agree that a gold boom is due. We can now offer you a special opportunity. BLACK BROS. BROKERS Oatman . Black Bldg. Los Angeles, Cal. ARIZONA ENGINEERING COMPANY ' Representing WESTERN MACHINERY CO. ;' Western Engines and Hoists Ingersoll-Rand Co. Compressors, Drills, Drill Sharpeners Hose and Steel Cameron Pump Co. Sinking and Centrifugal Pumps Also Handle All Other Mining Supplies. Let Us Quote You on Your Requiremetns. You Will Find Our Prices Are Right. Telephone Blue 97 the open cuts shows better values tVinn nt. superficial denths. and ind't- The world's obligations are only about cate$ that with greater depth a bet- times our gold reserve- Our fi nancial position is stil most enviable as compared with our allies. Tho gold reserves of the world are approxi mately $10,000,000,000, while the total indebtedness is being increased to $125,000,000,000. The increase is about $40,000,000,000 annually. Before the war the United States possessed ap proximately $1,750,P00,000 in gold, and today we have increased our reserve to about $3,500,000,000 against an in debtedness of $8,000,000,000. This in debtedness is based upon the gold sup ply. Critical Period ter quality of ore may be had. DUDLEY LEASES RURAL RICH SILVER PROPERTY M. B. Dudley has leased and bond' ed the Rural mine, at Mineral Park, and will soon be clearing it of water Ho expects to equip it with hoist and other necessary machinery. The Rural mine was discovered in the early eighties by Mike Dunn and Christie and these men shipped QUICKSILVER MINES Of ARIZ. WILL PROBABLY BE DEVELOPED; PRICES HIGH Frank C. Schader, one of the best known geologists of the Geological Survey, has just gotten out his mono graph on the quicksilver bearing mines of the Phoenix mountains, which indicates splendid possibilities in hose properties. These mines were located many years ago by prospectors and a small retort wa: used, but the rush for gold in the days before the railroad's' advent prevented prospec tors from taking up the active de velopment of the properties. We take it that many prospects have been lo cated and that the high price for the mineral will cause active development to be undertaken. Over in the Parker country are also several veins of quicksilver, but the ore occurs in kidneys and little head way has been made in bringing them into a producing condition. T. J "In 1915 we produced a little over many thousands of dollars worth of $101,000,000, and this, in the face of 0re from surface workings. Soma ot greater need, fell to less than $85,000,- the richest native silver ore ever 000 in 1917. The production will fall taken from a mine in the state was 35 per cent below that figure this sent cut from the property, and there year under present conditions. We js not a mineral cabinet of note in . are told by Secretary McAdoo, that , the world that does not contain next to munitions and food, gold is the most important of our natural re sources as a war necessity and, fac ing as we do, the most critical time in the financial condition of the entire world, I consider that there must be some very earnest ana prompt con sideration given to tho gold situation. ne eminent Colorado mining engi- places the average increase of op- eratiur cost at 67 per cent. It costs "an average of $30 an ounce to produce gold. Its value is fixed at $20.67. The mass of gold is produced from low grade mines. Bonus Is Remedy He gold miners or Australia are mg the British government for a Bonus of $10 per ounce for gold pro duced curing present conditions. Whila various plans have been suggested, ln- taxes and re- specimen of the ore. BISBEE IS ONLY MINING CAMP IN STATE WHICH HAS Y.W.C.A. BUILDING The fourth story of the Y. W. C. A. building at Bisbee has been completed and is now occupied by the young women of the district, which, in its former size, it could not accommodate. The problem of the proper accom modations for young women in mining camps is one that has come forcibly to the attention of the mining companies and is being more and more impressed upon them as the necessity for em ploying young women in work here- cludintr remission of , ," . .. , i -l,l MWil uuceu transportation cimigt: iU "" tofore done by men becomes more ap tion in the west that a similar bonus ( "B;slee the on, mini commun. will be the only practical and effco.(i .fl the state of Arizona and is one tive n-iief which can be accorded with, f thp fcw -n fte wegt that can sufficient promptness to prevent aboast of an independent Y. W- C. A. more serious falling off in production b ,Ui and there are probably none .U .......r-nnt f anifinrlc will Allow" ' . ' . .. . .. ,. . ... men jj.y-.. """"" in the west that surpass it. me duuu- ' ' inp- was oiven to the Y. W. C. A. by ' the Phelps Dodge corporation as a me morial to Grace Dodge, who, at the time of her death, was the national president of the Y. W. C. A. Tho building was originally a three-story one, but the increase in the number of young women in the district made nec essary the recently completed addition. IS SINKING BELOW ITER A force of men is at work driving the main shaft of the Rico mine be low the permanent water level. The work will be augmented within the next ten days by a larger force of men. At the 200 a crosscut will be driven to the vein and drifts will be carried along through the ore body. The work of getting the Rico on its feet was taken over by W. W. Lewis and it is to that gentleman that credit is due for the financing of the proper ty and getting operations so propi tiously started. Mr. Lewis is the gen eral manager of the property and is showing speed in the work of development. OPERATE JACK POT MINE The Golden Cross Metals company, of Phoenix, has resumed work on the Jack Pot claim, west of the Merri mac, near Chloride. The Intention of the company, it is said, is to sink a vertical shaft to cut the vein at the 150 level. Machinery has been bought and the gallows' frame and necessary equipment are being erected, AGAIN OPERATING WILLIAMS TUNGSTEN 1 J. H. Townsend and a force of mi !ners have gone to the Williams tung- The ore is gold bearing, there be-' sten mines, in the Aquarius mountains ing no zinc or lead basis. A number , for the purpose of starting operations of Phoenix shareholders were expect- on the property. There was recently ed at the property on August 8 to look shipped from the mines about 10 tons the mine over. The property was pur- of rich concentrates, and it is the in chased a year ago by the company, I tention to continue these shipments but little work was done up to the ' indefinitely. The mines have large present time. The mine is in( an ac-' tonnage of good milling ore ready to cessible part of the field and in a well j handle and the mill is capable of han mineralized region. dling about 20 tons daily. IMPORTATION LICENSES OF COPPER ORE REVOKED The War Trade board has revoked all outstanding licenses for the impor tation of copper ores from all other countries than Cuba. The purpose of the regulation is to bring about the importation of mattes and concen trates, instead of the bulkier raw ores While there are plenty of ship tonnage for the haulage of ores from Cuba and South America the fact that some of these ships may be necessary to put into other channels makes the pres ent move imperative. ORE FOUND IN DRIFT T. J. Sparkes, general manager of the Berkely mine, was a Kingman visitor this week, coming in from the property after supplies, which were loaded out to that property Tuesday last. He reports that the drift on the 100 level of the Berkely has been cleared for a distance of 100 feet and that good ore was found m it. The balance of the drift will be cleaned of muck and the work of driving ahead will soon be under way. At the new shaft splendid ore is being opened and the vein is found to be quite large. Should the property develop out as indicated by the present work a mill ing plant will soon be erected.on it to concentrate the lower grades into high grade shipping product. GILLESPIE BRINGS SUIT . AGIST GOLD REED CO. Gus Gillespie, accompanied by his attorney, H. W. Scheld, of San Diego, was in Kingman Thursday last and fil ed a suit against the Gold Reed Min ing company and Charles Burlock and wife on account of a note amounting to approximately $14,000. The note was given several years ago when the company was in difficulties, so it is said, and an effort is now being ma'de to effect a collection. We understand that Mr. Gillespie is one of the share holders in the old company. Several months ago the First Na tional bank of San Diego foreclosed a mortgage on the property amounting to more than $30,000 and that some of the old shareholders and a syndicate of eastern men got together and re deemed the property and are now op crating it. The mine is an excellent property, but Mr. Burlock, who was the original owner, was unable to fi nance it with the old shareholders and it would have been lost to all of them had he not taken in new blood to com plete the financing. CAMP BIRD MINES NOW CROSSCUTTING Drafting, Maps, Underground Surveys MOHAVE ASSAY & ENGINEERING OFFICE New Modern Plant Phone Blue 127 One Block East Arizona Central Bank L. H. FOSTER CIVIL ENGINEER U. S. Mineral Surveyor Patent and Underground Suryeys Kingman, Arizona. IjmWifMt'fMMMWmM The Tarr, McComb 8C Ware Commercial Co. Has a reputation for always having on hand a complete stock of . MINE SUPPLIES F. J. Denzer, superintendent of the Camp Bird mines, at Wright Creek, was a visitor in Kingman this week. He reports that the shaft on the prop erty is now down about 118 feet and that a crosscut through the vein is being run at the 100 level. The com pany is composed of Los Angeles men and the operations are being carried along on some claims formerly owned by Mart Little an old time miner of the camp. Good gold values are being opened in the, property and the management believes that they have one of the best prospects in that section of the county. Corrugated Iron Blacksmith Coal Mine Rails Ore Cars Ore Buckets Air Hose Rubber Belting Wire Rope Pipe Pipe Fittings Drill Steel Soft Steel Fuel Oil Petroleum Gas Oil Distillate Lubricating Oil Automobile Tires Truck Tires Tarr, McComb & Ware Com'l Co. KINGMAN OATMAN CHLORIDE WWWI1 nrvwm7wwfflrwrc irwrapwraTwni '