THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1918.
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GETTiNG INTO GOOD ' !
ORE AT THE RICO HINEj
The shaft on the Rico Exploration
company property, sixteen miles north
of Kingman, has reached a depth of
about 190 feet and at the 200 a cross
cut will be driven across the vein. The
stringers of ore now coming into the
shaft would indicate that the vein is
cither straightening up or widening
out. If the crosscut passes through
the same grade of ore as found in
the 140 level the management will try
to drive to the 500 level, but first will
open the ground by drifts to ascertain
the extent and quality of the ore
W. W. Lewis, who has been manag
ing the financial end of the property,
has gone to the mines and will remain
until the crosscut has been driven
through the vein and the drifts start
ed. He believes that the company
has one of the best properties in the
range and is keeping things going
with as big force as possible.
Following are latest quotations on
the Oatman stocks and the salcJ for
the week in Oatman and Los Angeles.
Adams $ $ .02
Argo .02 .04
Gold Road Bon .01 .02
Gold Ore .03V2 MY
Gold Dust .02 .15
Lucky Boy .01 .02
Red Lion .21
Sunnyside " .02 .03
Tom Reed 1.21 1.23
United Eastern 3.72 3.75
12000 Gold Ore.
14550 Tom Reed.
2400 United Eastern.
Food saving was at first a fad; then
a patriotic service; now a habit.
Back YouiJ Own with the Bond You
This Pollu, probably a liaison sergeant attached to an American wjl
ment, la about to try, not without evident trepidation, the great American
doughnut. Probably future generations of Marie Celestes and Madeleine
Ifcntlnea will not think of serving up supper without doughnuts.
The scene Is In a Red Cross "hut" near the front lines, very likely in
tmlnent danger of a shell upsetting things. Back up the Franco-American
courage that Jests In the face of death with an over-subsoriptlon to the
Fourth Liberty Loan.
Phone Blue 230 for
SASH and DOORS
A Large Stock of Oregon and Arizona Pine Constantly on Band. Also
Fire Wood in Large or Small Quantities. PROMPT SERVICE.
Mohave Lumber Co.
GREW PERCENTAGE OF
COPPER USED FOR'WAR
The importance of Arizona as a
war material producing state is signi
fied by a recent statement by trade
authorities that it is estimated that
97 1-2 per cent of the total American
copper pi-oduction is used for war
purposes. The fact that Arizona pro
duces over one-third of the copper of !
the United States, and about 25 per
cent of the copper of the world, em
phasizes copper as an essential indus
Recent reports of producers have in-1
dicated that the disposal of their pro-1
1 ducts for war purposes averages ap
' proximately 95 per cent. The avei"
i.vje monthly output of l'efined cop-1
per is about 200,000,000 pounds; the 5
per cent remaining, therefore, would
'lepresent about 10,000,000 pounds
i available for normal consumption.
Whatever needs exist for normal
domestic manufacturers, the actual dc-1
mand for this purpose is practically
nil, as the plants are otherwise occupi-!
ed. This alone is sufficient to ac
count for the small amount of metal
left over. It is pointed out that'
while the United States, a producer of
three-fourths of the world's supply of
copper, entered the war about a year
and a half ago, and the exclusion of,
practically all domestic manufacturing
has been affected by progressive
steps, the internal industry of this
country has not famished for copper
for normal use to anything like the
extent,, of European deprivation.
The allies, almost wholly dependent
on imports, began four years ago to
use our metal in the manufacture of
munitions, and it is believed that their
stock for home consumption has long
since been depleted.
A prominent Arizonan, when asked
what part Arizona was playing in the
war, replied that she was doing more
than her share in liberty bonds, enlist
ments and subscriptions to the various
semi-military activities, but more than
that, she was furnishing the three C's,
Copper, Cotton and Cattle.
You can't eat your sugar and give
it to the soldiers too.
TERRA COTTA CHIMNEYS
ON 465 FT. LEVEL
That the United Eastern is one of!
the greatest gold mines in the United
States is amply evidenced by the open
ing of the big ore body on the 865 lev
el of that property. This ore body is
said to exceed in magnitude any level
in that property, although the other
levels showed up wonderful ore. It is
said that the new ore body is larger
and richer than anything ever opened
on the Pacific coast. The' main ore
body opened on the 465 was over 600
feet in length and had widths in places
of better than 40 feet and it is ex
pected that the new level will equal
these dimensions, while the ore is far
and away richer. It is really unnec
essary to look for improvement in the
ore bodies of the Eastern, as every
level has had ore that brings the av
erage above 20 for its milling stuff.
Yesterday William Flannigan
brought in another big shipment of
bullion from the property, which was
shipped to the mint, a messenger ac
companying it. This was one of their
ten day cleanups and probably
amounted to about $70,000.
TWINS MINE INSTALLING
A NEW 100 TON MILL
This week the Twins company made
arrangements for the immediate er
ection of a milling plant on its prop
erty at Cerbat. Mr. Dudley, who has
just returned from New York, is get
ting things in shape for the milling of
the ores above the 100 level of the
mine and at the same time is driving
to a deeper level. The surface ores
would indicate good things at deeper
levels, and if the fault can be traced
out there" is no doubt of it making a
VEIN AT 900 FT. LEVEL
The crosscut from the 900 level of
the Hackberry! mine .reached the vein
last Thursday night and 'before ano
ther week passes by the whole vein
will be cut. The vein point is very
large and on the level above was ex
ceptionally good. The values run
high in silver and also carry lead and
The company is hard at work on the
erection of mill buildings and install
ation of machinery. Yesterday G. S.
Holmes and William Neagle placed an
order with the Tarr, McComb and
Ware Commercial company for $10,
000 worth of additional machinery for
the mine. This machinery will be de
livered at once. The company has
construction so far advanced that some
estimate can now be made of the time
when it will go into commission. The
mine is ,in shape to begin the delivery
of ore to the mill at any time, and day
by day sees more and more ore re
serves being developed.
TO L09 ANGELES
Mesdames William Neagle and
Floyd Donovan, of Hackberry, have
gone to Los Angeles, where they will
I visit for' some time. Mr. Neagle will
drive in over the National Old Trails
Road in a few days and will remain
i a short time resting up. He has been
hard at work developing the Hack
berry mine, and now has that proper
ty in such shape that he can leave it
for a short time.
M., C. Cleveland, of Buffalo, New
York, is here to make an examination
of the Rico mine, and went out to that
property yesterday morning with W.
W. Lewis. Mr. Cleveland is said to
represent railroad interests that are
making investments in Mohave county
Silver Mining Gaining
In Alaska and Northwest
Silver mining in Alaska and the
northwest is now becoming one of the
industries, in some places superceding
that of gold. Silver bearing veins of
the Dawson, Mayo and Stewart river
sections are receiving much attention
and some of them are being actively
developed. Heretofore gold was so
much more attractive and easy to mine
that silver was neglected, although
many veins that carried good values
had been discovered.
Back the Fighting Men with The
The Invincible Union-Fighting Dol
lars and Fighting Men.
Buy Liberty Bonds and Keep Them.
Send the Ammunition Over. Buy
WAR INDUSTRIES BOARD
SPEED UP BRASS HILLS
A conference of Bernard M. Bar
uch, chairman of the War Industries
Board and representatives of the brass
manufacturers, held in New York a
few days ago resulted -'n an agreement
to speed up all plants to cure the
shortage in that metal. Eacn mill will
be given its full share of war essen
tials to its capacity and each mill will
be required to speed up its manufac
tures as speedily as possible. The
mills claim that they were short near
ly 10,000 men. It would appear that
with the great demand for brass there
would be a constantly increasing de
mand for zinc and copper and that the
mines now idle would be called upon
to furnish a big tonnage of zinc dur
ing the year. In this county there
are mines capable of marketing mil
lions of pounds of rich ore that are
now idle. Governmental action will
be required to put them on a produc
ing basis again.
LEAD MINES CO. IS
This week the McCracken Silver
Lead mines company bought of Tarr,
McComb & Ware company a new
hoisting plant for installation on their
property. The company is' now gett
ing in shape for the erection of the
big milling plant and will use the hoist
in bringing ore out of another of the'
mines. The main property is to use'
its tunnel to deliver ore to the mill, but
in the group that will be able, to pro
duce ore through shafts.
SALE OF RARE WAR
The rules and regulations for limit
ing the sale, possession and use of
platinum, iridium, palladium and the
compounds thereof have just been re
ceived by J. H. Smith, local explosives
licensing agent and any and all inter
ested may call and receive one of these
Under the federal acts of October 6,
1917, and July 1st, 1918, the war in
dustries board has been empowered to
regulate the uses of the metals as giv
en above and all persons, who have to
do with these metals, must have a fed
eral license. For further particulars
see the licensor.
Mrs. Charles M. Becker stopped
over last Saturday in Kingman to visit
with friends while on her way to San
Diego. Mr. Becker, who is well known
here, is now manager of the D. C. Col
lier manganese mines in New Mexico,
about 40 miles from Santa Fe. These
mines are being developed and are said
to have excellent prospects. Some of
the manganese mines of New Mexico
carry large percentages of phosphor
us, which makes the ores impossible to
use, but this one is reported to be one
that is free from deleterious substan
ces. Bonds Win Battles. Buy More
Dig in! Buy Bonds. Carry on!
Buy More Liberty Bonds.
Put your Dollars into Khaki! Buy
MINING STOCK IMPROVING
The tide has turned on battle field
and stock market. Buy Red Lion
and Alcyone now.
BLACK BROS. BROKERS
Oatman ., Black Bide.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Mining Machinery & Supplies
Lumber and Building Material
Fuel and Gas Oil
SPECIAL: 2 USED 5000 GAL. CORRUGATED STEEL TANKS IN FIRST
Tarr, McComb & Ware
AT THE EMERSON MINE
The Emerson mine, situate near
Chloride, is the property of Judge
Henry Schaefer and is being develop
ed under the management of E. M.
Bind, by a tunnel on the vein, now in
over 600 feet, with three raises
through the ore from the level. This
tunnel gives backs of ore 2C0 feet
above the tunnel.
The vein varies from four to 12 feet
in width, the whole widtn being of
milling values, with considerable
streaks of high grade. Ten thousand
tons of good grade milling ore is now
blocked out ready for extraction. The
values are in gold and silver, there be
ing no zinc base.
After thoroughly exploiting the ore
body to the present level, Sup;. Bicd
began the construction of a 125 ton
milling plant. This plant is now in
operation on the property and is turn
ing out high grade concentrate.
It is the intention of Judge Sonrtjfer
and asociates to continue -ic Iving
of the tunnel on the Emerson vein
through the big ore shoot and possib
ly pick up another shoot further in.
The vein is widening as progress is
made on the tunnel. The ore in the
deeper part of the vein is getting
richer, as shown by the higher average
grade of concentrates now being sent
to the smelter.
Every sign proves that home-can-ners
have reached the goal, 1,500,000,
000 quarts. This by the way insures
the home pantry for the government
needs most of the commercial pack
for the Army.
TakeTaxi at Station
at our expmsz
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MOHAVE ASSAY &
New Modern Plant
Phone Blue 127
L. H. FOSTER
U. S. Mineral Surveyor
Patent and Underground Surreys
IRON AND STEEL PRICES TO
BE MAINTAINED 3 MONTHS
The price-fixing committee of the
War Industries Board has agreed with
the producers and manufacturers of
iron and producers of iron ore to allow
'the price established some time ago
to remain in force until the first of
I December. This agreement has been
approved by President WilsDn. The
base price is greatly in excess of the
old prices established last year, being
$33 f.o.b. furnace. No. 2 foundry iron
is 34 at the furnace, and standard
Bessemer is fixed at $35.20.
The price of ore has not been in
creased, with exception of small in
crease in cost of mining, the companies
having contracts extending over a per
iod of many years iM an established
price. While thi3 is true the man-
i ufacturers have increased the price of
l manufactures from '200 to 400 jer
TRAVETL FOR FIRST
TIME UNDER ORDERS
The war department authorizes the
For the first time in the history of
this country, soldiers under orders for
duty have been transported by the air
route. On Saturday, September 1, '18
enlisted men were passengers in air
planes piloted by officers and the air
planes in formations of three, four and
fiv ships, carried the men from
Chanute Field, Rantoul, to Cham
paign, 111., where the men had been
ordered to report at the United States
School of Military Aeronautics, Uni
versity of Illinois.
ALL DEPOT CARS PASS THE DOOR
THE HOUSE OF COMFORT
NO MATTER HOW fiATR
BAnrinii AovutADc unn IUtl L.u
HOW MUCH YOU PAY, YOU 1 75?fe$300
CANNOT OBTAIN GREATER
I COMFORT THANTHI3
One Block East
Arizona Central Bank
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