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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1919.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH. PAGE FIVE MINING NEWS Here and Elsewhere :Edited By NSON H. SMITH 4- w JC A. WILL PROSPECT AT WHITE HILLS Several gentlemen passed through Kingman early this week on their way to White Hills, where they will prospect that territory for new ground. The men were well outfit ted for a long stay on the ground. The White Hills was discovered in 1892, and were operated for a num ber oj years by the original com panies and the later day White Hills Mining and. Milling Company. Shafts were carried down on the veins to a depth of below 800 feet on the in cline and some of the richest ore ever N found in the county was taken out and milled or shipped to the I smelters. The property is equipped with a 40-stamp silver mill and many of the mines are equipped with steam hoists and other machinery. Owing to a failure of large share holders to put up their part of the expense of sinking a new exploratory shaft1 the mines were closed down and have remained inactive the past fifteen years. Leasers have tried to get leases on the properties but without success. The mines today ought to be operated and if the mix up in the title is straightened out we Believe something will be done in the way of opening the veins at ,fc depth. All the veins have a dip that 'does not exceed 20 degrees and as at consequence the deepest shaft is in reality not more than 300 feet below the surface perpendicularly. To the east of White Hills rich float rock has been picked yp, but so far no vein has been found. Con siderable trenching was carried on in the early days of the camp, but the prospectors have given up the job of making a discovery as a bad one. Wc believe that some day a discovery rivaling the mines of the old camp will be made there, but it will take systematic prospecting to bring to light the veins through the overlying lime and alluvium. . OATMAN STOCKS Los Angeles quotations on Oat- man stocks were as follows: Asked .04 .10 Adams 03 Aloyone .... Arizona Tom Reed 03 Argo 04 Big Jim Consolidated .. .10 .11 Boundary Cone 01 & Gold Oer 06ys .07 Gold, Dust 08y2 Goldroad Bonanza 02 - .02 Lucky Boy 04 ..... Nellie 15 .16 Oatman United 02 Red Lion 11 .15 Sunnyside :..:."" -.05"" .05 Telluride 14 .16 Tom Reed 1.71 1.75 United Eastern 4.35 4.40 United Western -;04 - .05 SAEE. 1 n Adams ?.?.:..?.:! 3,000 Alcyone 1,000 Argo 3,000 Big Jim Consolidated 147,650 Boundary Cone 10,000 Gold Dust 1,000 Gold Ore 132,850 Goldroad Bonanza 10,000 Lucky Boy 6,300 Oatman United 16,000 Red Lion ,-... 1,500 Sunnyside '. 19,000 Telluride .-. 4,500 Tom Reed 4,600 United Eastern 4,105 Nellie : 24,500 Total sales for week, 389,005. ' NEW SMELTER ' AT BENSON Benson is to have a large smelt ing plant, a company known as the Arizona Smelting and Power Com pany having such plant in course of construction. Benson was at one time a smelter city, the old Saulsbury smelter having operated there on ore from this and Cochise counties more than twenty-five years ago. The opening &i of other sections of the country by railroads and the building of smelters at more acces 'sible points put the smelter out of commission and it was dismantled. $ Madam Clark, Clairvoyant and Palmist, is now at the Commercial Hotel. Advt. DAM ON THE COLORADO The bill having for its object the damming of the Colorado river at Diamond Canyon and the erection of restraining dams further up that great stream, and the appropriation of $50,000,000 in furtherance of the scheme, is meeting with universal approval in the west. A bill by Congressman Ketner, of San Diego, proposes to have the feasability of the project looked into before an appropriation is made, but that is subordinated to the bill of Congressman Randall, which purposes making available the big fund to at once start construction. The damming of the Grand Canyon has been the dream of years with the people of this county and now that it seems so near of realiza tion it does not seem the wonderful project that it would have been some years ago, although its potentialities are. as .great as then. While there may be some difference of opinion among engineers as to the possibility of using the power created byTn"e damming of the waters of the stream to pump water upon the highlands of this county, there can be no such division of opinion as to the amount of power that may be created and its use in driving machinery of the state and the railroads therein. Nearly one million horsepower can be developed and trans mitted over a wide area of country, bringing the cost of power at every point far below the present rate. While it is possible that many of the large consumers of power may have to keep auxiliary plants to guard against breakdowns, there will be few of these, as the necessity will arise so seldom that only those in existence when plants are electrized will be maintained. Just think what one1 million-, horse power would be to this country with its high tension lines running to every point for hundreds of miles. It would reduce the cpsts of min ing, farming and every manufacture in which power is a factor. Hun dreds of mines' that are now idle through lack of cheap power would be under development, small areas of land would be cultivated by pumping water from shallow depth, manufactures would spring up all over the state because of the inviting condition through cheap power. The energizing of the Santa Fe railroad between Trinidad, Colorado, and Los Angeles and San Francisco, electrically will be worth the entire cost of the project. But this line will use but a small part of all the power created, the balance going out to remote sections of the great southwest, where it will bring into bejng many important manufactures and develop the country as can no other one thing. ' Mining needs cheap power and with it hundreds of now idle camps will be rejuvlnated. Mohave county is one of the first sections of the country to be benefited, first by the employment of thousands of men in thebuiiding of dams and again in the distribution of the power to all corners of the country from -the main power station. The work as outlined will entail a disbursement of fully ?50,000,00O, add the greater part of this will be spent in this county. And while this is the primary consideration the influence of this great project will have a more far reaching feature than the mere building and expenditure of money. It will attract people from all parts of the country to the scenic wonders that will be brought to view, mining men to invest in our wnoderful minet, stockraisers, and farmers to take up farms on the virgin soils of our great valleys. At once this country, with its sparse popula tion, will become a human beehive, throbbing and pulsating with life and energy. Every available piece of land will be taken up and ex ploited by the farmer, orchidist and viticulturist throughout the influ ence of the project, and the mines will bp employing every man that place can be made for. By the damming of the Colorado river the flood waters can be con served and brought down onto the parched country whenever needed. The method pursued would be the same as that in vogue on tho plan Mars. Great canals reach into the far north and as the polar cap begins to melt the waters are held by the great dams along the canals and let down by easy stagas covering the entire grow ing period in the great central plaids of the planet. The life of the people depend on the conservation of the flood waters that cofcpe from the melting ice and nlow, and the men of that country have long since found the way to get the best results. The Colorado river sends down its waters, that come from the melting ice and snow of the" north, with a great ush nd no effort is made tocontrol it. With a series f dams along the course of this great stream enough water could be husbanded to irrigate' millions of acres of land in Arizona and California. TENNESSEE DRSFTING ON 900-FOOT LEVEL The north drift of the 900-foot level of the Tennessee mine, at Chloride, is said to have opened six feet of the best ore that property has so far known. The ore is of the grade usually found associated with the high grade lead and the shoot is very long. On the level above the drift has been carried sev eral hundred feet into Schuykill ground, but so far no ore of con sequence has been opened, although the headings are now in favorable ground. It is the opinion of ,the writer than when the ore bearing ground of the Schuylkill is reached, a big body of ore will be picked up on this level. While it is possible that what has been termed the Schuylkill vein is the same as the Tennessee we are of the opinion that it is not and that big ore bodies will be found in two veins when de velopment reaches a stage where the veins can be intelligently diagnosed. With the present work in progress we understand a big tonnage of new ore has been opened and that drift ing is being carried on through two big ore bodies on the sixth and ninth levels. EXPECT START SHIPPING SOON v. THE MILE-HIGH SPEEDWAY The only mile-high speedway in the world for the testing of automobile "tires is located almost within the shadow of the Rocky Mountains on the roof of one of the large factory buildings of the Gates Rubber Com pany of Denver.' After a trip through the factory a very fiting climax is a vsiit to this speedway, not only for the purpose of witnessing the tire testing device, but to gain an uninterrupted view of a most impressive panorama of moun tain and plain. The clearness and pureness of the air give the distant mountains the effect of being but a stone's throw away and the snow-capped peaks have a rugged beauty that is un surpassed and commanding. One unconsciously throws back his shoulders and drinks in the pure clear mountain air. This feature alone has contributed toward making Den ver the home of the Gates Rubber Company and yearly thousands of tourists stop here to enjoy the natural advantages which are an ever present reality. The track on which this tire trav els is one-half mile long and its con struction reminds the visitor of a "sky-line boulevard," with its ups and downs and the attendant thrills which characterize a ride over this type of roadway. It is with reluctance that the visi tor concentrates his attention on the most important part of the factory equipment. Tire experts are always "on the job" to observe the wearing effects on the tire. No phase of the wear ing process is overlooked and when ever a defect is discovered, ai'-ho it may appear to be of the minutest importance, steps are taken to ef fect a correction. Monday evening a large crowd at tended the dance at Hackberry. The 'usual good time was enjoyed. fr LBaajQiffljyiaaiyfSfflSfflsaBaiitcmcTO HSnsnSFMMM'M VJl'SJ!MB2W!rZ'&!! MJJlMWSiJI!&MMMl&iMlB'M!liM2BJ& Mining Machinery FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY v t ; ,; . ' One 25-H P. used Fairbanks type G. engine. One 15-H. P. used Fairbanks Morse hoist One used Chicago Pneumatic fuel oil driven Hot head Compressor, 14x912x14, complete, piston displacement 320 ft. per minute. Tanf, McComb & Ware Com'l Co. James Uncapher, owner of the Queen Bee and other important min ing property in Mineral Park and Cerbat, is in Kingman attending to business affairs. Mr. Uncapher has opened, up a good body of ore in the Queen Bee and may soon begin ship ing to the smelter. This ore is high grade in both gold and silver. SUMMONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF MOHAVE COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA. Mary A. Wayland, plaintiff, vs. Marshall M. Wayland, defendent. In the name of the State of Ari zona to Marshall M. Wayland de fendant, Greeting: You are hereby summoned and required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff in the Superior Court of Mohave County, State of Arlrzona, and answer, the complaint therein filed with the clerk of this said Court, at Kingman in said County, within twenty days after the service upon you of this Summons, if served in this said County (J or in. all other cases within thirty days there after!, thei times above ' mentioned being exclusive of the day of ser vice, or judgment by default will be taken against you. Given under my hand and seal of the Superior Court of Mohave County, State of Arizona, this 13th day of February, 1919. F. N. VANMARTER, Clerk of said Superior Court. (SEAL) . (First insertion Feb. 22. Last in sertion March 22.) ' Dismantling Sale Now on We own the entire equipment of the fa mous Congress, Alva rado and Itincorn Mills and offer the million dollar stock all guar anteed in good condi tion. Some of the stock in use only one year. USED MACHINERY STEAM GASOLINE ELECTRIC Ask For Quotations MAMMOTH STOCK INCLUDES 175 tons 8, IS, lG-lb. rails, 560 tons 45-lb. rails, Corliss engines, motors, generators, crushers, condenser -pumps, hoists, tanks, and drill presses, ore cars, air compressors, 15 miles , good pipe, 100,000 si. ft. corru gated iron, blacksmith outfits, valves, cables, assay outfits, lathes. Wire or Write for Pull List of Stock and quota tions. We Can Supply You with An y t h in g desired. KINGMAN OATMAN if.www CHLORIDE 308 East Third Street, Los Angeles, or Con gress Junction, Ariz. OIL! OIL!! OIL!!! The TEXAS fields are proving big ger every day. We can lease good land for only $5 per acre. Wire de posit. Confidential advice on any company. BLACK BROS. BBOKEBS Oatman and Banger Texas. Directory of Mines, l Below will be found, for ready reference, the names, locations and officers of raining companies operating in Mohave County. ARIZONA BUTTE MINES CO. Operating j ARIZONA BUTTE MINES Located in the Stockton Hill Section, 12miles north of Kingman, Arizona. Lead, Silver and Zinc ' - Offices Kingman, Arizona. ARIZONA MOSSBACK MINES COMPANY Mines and Works, Business Offices, Oatman, Arizona. Kingman, Arizona. DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS: Charles W. Maier, President William H. Holcomb Vice-President and Counsel Margaret E. Kempley, Secretary and Treasurer ' Charles H Burlock....General Manager Jess W. Speidel Director Lee C. Paull Director D. Garth Hearne Director Jack Lamb Superintendent , J RICO EXPLORATION CO, Operating THE RICO MINE Gold and Silver, Predominating. E. A. Bleasdale, President, residence, Cleveland, Ohio. W. W. Lewis, Secretary, residence Kingman, Ariz. M. C. Cleveland, Treasurer, residence, Kingman, Ariz. DO YOU KNOW THAT THINGS ARE COMMENCING TO "POP" IN OATMAN? i Big Jim Consolidated Starting up this week. Nellie, Telluride and Gold Ore expecting to start soon. YOUR ORDERS EXECUTED WITHOUT DELAY WRITE, WIRE OR PHONE ERNEST LONG & COMPANY Stocks and Bonds. Oatman, Arizona. CHICKEN DINNER TOMORROW AT BOYD'S MOHAVE DINING ROO!V( WORK GUARANTED We are fully equipped to handle any machine work and general repairing of CARS OF ALL MAKES Cylinder regrinding, ignition and complete motor rebuilding. PHILLIP PELLEGRINI OLD TRAILS REPAIR SHOP THE NEW HOTEL BEALE KINGMAN, ARIZONA FINEST HOTEL IN NORTHERN ARIZONA New and modern in every respect. Fireproof build ing. Rooms single or en suite, with or without bath. Hot and cold water in every room. Steam heat. Large sample rooms. Rates $1.00 and Up THOMAS DEVINE Proprietor