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The diamond drill. (Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich.) 1887-1996, March 24, 1900, Image 5

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The John Tufts Company,
general Merchandise
A crew of good
miners, to sink shaft at
the Dunn mine,
S. C. Bennett.
Eiflit Hundred Feet.
That Dopth of Shaft Will
Bo Put Down to Rodoom
tho Dunn Mlno.
The Dunn mine, the largest
in point of output and the best
mining proposition ever worked
in this district, is to be redeemed
(or certain. This mine has made
a couple of fortunes in its day
but of late years has had a
rather checkered career. Schles
inger got his start outofit and
it kept him on his feet until the
great panicf )3 swept every
thing from-him. It then fell
into the hands of Corrigan, Mc
Kinney K: Company, but as soon
as Schlesinger got his second
wind he went back to hU first
love and secured possession of
the Dunn again. Its great ore
reserves had dwindled, though,
to but a mite of their former
sizes and the dip of the shaft be
ing away from the ore neces
sitated longer drifts each lift and
increased mining charges so that
there was no money in the ore
mined. To cap the climax,
the high grade ore found
in number one shaft cut out and
that in number two pit was of an
inferior quality. In order to
bring charges down so that the
ore could be won with a profit it
was necessary to sink a new
shaft ami this the Dunn Mining
company couldn't see its way
clear to do, r.o orders were given
to rob the mine. Two years
were consumed in this work and
some idea of th; "standing"
'qualities of the ore may be had
when it is known that out of the
openings which yielded over one
million tons of ore it was pos
sible to take out pillars and
;Van up the mine so closely that
conservative estimates say that
not 20,000 tons of ore were lost
when the hanging finally caved
and 'shut off all further work in
J 898.
Then followed a long wrangle
between tbo fee owners and the
Dunn "'people and it was thought
at one time that the mine would
be stripped of its fine- plant -of
machinery but finally Corrigan,
MeKinney & Company bought
the lease from Schlesinger and
began negotiations with the fee
owners looking to the redemption
of the mine. " These negotiations
were long drawn out, as the job
js one of large proportions, but
satisfactory terms were finally
secured and word given to go
Nothing can bo done in tho
old workings, not oven tho
pumping of tho water. A now
shaft will bo sunk to a dopth of
about eight hundred feet in
order to got at tho oro body.
Tho oro itself lies 7."0 foot from
surface, to which must bo added
a sink of at least lift y feet for
sloping ground. Not much is
known to outsiders in regard to
tho amount of oro in tho bottom,
but as Supt. Dennett had charge
of tho mino for tho old concern
it is likely that there is enough
in sight to warrant tho enormous
expenditure necessary to sink
such a shaft.
Work was started last week
getting tho surface equipment
ready and locating tho shaft.
Tho largo hoisting plant, which
is made up of a pair of engines
and four ton foot drums, is being
singled out. A pair of drums
and 0110 engine will bo taken to
tho Lamont mino and tho remain
ing engine ami drums left as
thoy are. Two drums will hoist
all the oro that tho mine will
produce. Tho now shaft will
bo located somewhere near the
old hoarding house; far enough
away from the old workings to
secure tho workmen from break
ing through and yet eloso to tho
oro body below. This new shaft
will amount to practically the
building up of a now mino for all
tho docks, trestles, pockets etc.
of tho old mine will bo far away
from the now shaft and of no use,
Tho work will consume- most of
tho season so that it is not likely
that tho Dunn will contribute
any appreciable amount to this
year's output unless something
unfor.soen should happen such
as tho discovery of a now Ions.
Another (iibson Find.
Oro of Doasomor Grado Found
a Quarter of a Mllo South
of tho Gibson.
It has .been rumored about
Amasa for some time that a new
find had been made at the
"boiler pit" of the Oliver Mining
company, one mile south of the
(iibson mine near Annsa. A
reporter for Tin: Diamond Dkim.
endeavored to run these rumors
down the other "(lay and, al
though the officials having the
work in charge, preserve the
greatest reticence in .talking
about the results of their work,
we know for a certainty that
there is a great ileal of truth to
the rumor. A pit was put down
on the trend of the formation
and at a depth of thirty-two feet
the ore was encountered. The
depth of the pit and the amount
of water met with necessitated
the use of a boiler and pump,
hence the term boiler pit."
They have r.uuk in the ore a dis
tance of about twenty-eight feet,
crosscutting the vein about
forty two feet, no walb being
found so far. Although this ore
i3 on the same trend a3 the Gib
... t'l-r t
son it 13 a (Miierent-naturtu ore
altogether. That at the Gibson
is very hard while the oro in the
new nit is vcrv soft. Several
analyses of the ore have been
made but we could get no reli
able information of the amount
of iron carried. From rumors
we learn that it is somewhere
around 59 per cent. It is a
Bessemer ok; and one of a very
desirable quality."' The work is
under the same management as
is the Gibson.
At Iron Mountain.
Tho Press learns from a
source that it deems reliable,
that tho Oliver Iron Mining
company now has under consul
oration the somewhat difficult
and costly undertaking of un-
watering pretty Lako Fuma,
situate about six miles north and
oast of the city.
Indeed, it can bo said that
employes of the Oliver company
have been engaged for some
time in making soundings
through tho ieo for the purpose
of ascertaining tho depth of
water, thus establishing the
practicability of tho undertaking
There are no serious engineering
problems to bo considered in
tho premises, as tho lako has a
natural outlet to tho Menominee
river a small creek which
crosses mo main nignwav near
Quinuesec. There is a natural
and gradual fall from tho lake
to the small falls near tho homo
of John L. Ituell, where thero
is a drop of at least twenty foot.
It has been a general supposi
tion that Lako Fuma was a shal
low body of wator estimated at
an average depth of less than
seven foot and that, by deepen
ing this crook, at an expense of
about 10.000, it wai thought
tho lako would soon run dry.
Tho soundings made by the
Oliver company prove, however,
that Lako Fuma is considerable
more of a boJy of water than
appearances would indicate. At
several points it was discovered
that thero was more than thirty
foot of water with a considerable
depth of muck in tho bottom.
This discovery renders tho
question of natural drainage, via
the crook, an impossibility ex
cept at a very heavy expanse,
necessitating tho deepening of
tho stream to tho depth of the
ako. which work would eol
.. t 1 1 1
many tnousinus 01 uouar.s.
Iowover, a pumping plant siini
ar to tho one utilized in unwator-
ing Lako Angolino, at Ishpem-
ing, might 00 orectea at 1110
mouth of tho creek and tho lako
unwatered in this manner.
This would bo feasible if tho lako
would only remain dry when
ouch emptied, but tho chances
iro that tho pumping plant
would havo to bo kept in opera
tion for an indoiinito period, at
tho country surrounding the lake
is very wot and full of gushing
springs. A stand-pipo driven
anywhere- in tho vicinity pro
duces a Mowing well. At toe
old Indiana mino, a short
distanco from tho lake, and on
ligh ground, one of these wells
las been pouring forth a two-
inch stream, winter and summer,
for more than seventeen years
now, and shows no signs of
Seemingly, there is no task to
largo nor to difficult for our
mining companies to undertake
these days. If the management
of tho Oliver company becomes
satisfied that thero is a consider
able body of desirable oro un
derneath tho lake a way will bo
found to unwater tho same and
ovoreomo tho water problem.
Tho Oliver company has under
option all tho lands surrounding
tho lake, and will soon commence
the, work of sinking a shaft at
the cast end . D u i Id i ngs 1 1 a vo
been e roc t ed f o r the accomod a
is a largo body of Dessoraor oro
in tho vicinity but persistent
exploring has thus far failed to
find it only in small' pockets or
in surface float. Iron Mt. Press.
Tho Prlncoton.
Thero has been some talk of
trying to interfere with the" sale
of the Princeton mine to tho
present operators by sharehold
ers of the Fscanaba River Land
& Iron company. It would be
a very unwise move. Mr. Wells
saved to the shareholders con
siderable from the former wreck,
and few realize the amount of
hard work, he 'expanded in bring
ing about the sale. The old
shareholders who are complain
ing' are a most foolish lot if they
have any idea of upsetting the
actions of the majority, which
they probably could not do in the
courts were thev so inclined. -
Iron Ore.
Tho Commodore.
Everything is on tho move at
the Commodore. Over i2T() men
aro employed at present. 1 hreo
stockpiles, aggregating nearly
ir0,00u tons, show that tho com
pany has not been idle since the
shipping season closed. last fall.
J A raise has been extended to tho
1 .1 . .. .. . p
suriaco ana mo erection 01 a
now shaft will soon begin. This
will make threo shafts in all at
this mine.
A largo heater is being placed
on the outside of tho engine
house through which tho- ex
haust steam will pass and act as
a heater for tho water before it
passos into tho boiler.
Tho Commodore will ship over
oOO.OOO tons this season. Vir
ginian. On tho Marquotto.
Thero is a tolerably well au
thenticated rumor that George
J. Maas has already located large
deposits of high grado oro with
tho diamond drill ho has been
operating just west and north (if
the cemetery for some months
past. If truo it is but further
evidence of tho correctness of
tho theory of many mining men
of experience, that the oro bolt
extends unbrokenly from Lako
Angolino in Ishpemmg down
along the South Jackson to tho
Queer, Negaunoe, Cambr ia p. ml
Liilie and so back to Ishpeming
on tho north side. Thero are
plenty of mining men who havo
studied the conditions that make
tho prediction that in time a
mino will be located upon every
forty of tho circuit thus describ
ed. Kvery stop in tho process
of the developement seems to
confirm tho wisdom of this opin
ion, which is also consistent
with tho conclusions of the geol
ogical survey made by tho gov
ernment. Iron Ore.
Sorlou3 tor Shippers.
Tho surprise of tho week was
occasioned by tho refusal of the
management of the Rockefeller
lleet to make season charters at
the rates which prevailed.
When John 1). Roekfellcr made
heavy purchases and charters of
oro carrying vessels last fall he
secured tonnage the aggregate
capacity of which, together with
that of the boats previously in
his possession, is close to 0,7)00,
000 tons. This is fully 2,000,000'
Ions in excess of tho rcquirmcnts
to which ho has thus far bound
himself. It has been generally
supposed all along that this
additional tonnage would bo
placed on tho market and chart
ered at a rate possibly slightly
in excess of tfl.L'.", but when
shippers who havo oro to come
from the bead of the Lakes made
overtures for boats to tho Rock
o f e 1 1 e r i n t o re s t a f e w d : y a a g ,
they were me! with a refusal to
let any of the tonnage go at that
time. Inasmuch as thero is
fully 1103,000 torr; of oro for
movement from the head of tho !
Lakes still uncontracted, tho
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of thirty-live mt'n, and U!Volop- uvoul(l not bo surprising to soo
ments will bo watcluul with in
torost. Mininr tnca contend that thero
tho wi'd" mto spring to aj
pretty hirh figure early in the'
season.- Exchange. J
lVrhaps you have not thought of Luyinr yt nr
ww sk uai.t ynt. Tho ol:mt Silk Wsta
wo aro now showing will sot you' to thinking
about thi'in and o buyiu; thoin also, for no
doubt you would liUo to have' first pick of theso
Spring beauties.
Kvery wai.t is of the very heaviest Taffclta
Silk, made strietly ui to date, lnieh hack nd
all tucked. All waists are in the newest cole, s,
such us Purple. Lavender, Turquoise, IJIi o.
Plaids, and Black Sill;s, and Satin. You t ro
invited to inspect our
Opora Viouoo DIocU.
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