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5 B Mighty Mines of Mexico : World's Treasure Vault '(Copyright, 1913, by Frank a. Carpenter.) i ..yEXICO CITY. I want to tell you I of the vaat quantities of rold. silver and oopper which, not withstanding the revolution, Mexico la taking out ot the earth. The rebels and the banditti are retarding mining In tome localities, but most of the properties- are being run at their full ca pacity, and the output this year will run high Into the tens ot millions of dol lars. We have now, It Is estimated, more than 223,000.000 of good hard American dollars invested In Mexican mines and our people are large owners In almost every mineral region. There are American mining engineers and prospectors even now lnvsttgatlng some parts of the coun try, and I am told there are man) min eral regions which have hardly been touched. World's Treasure Vanlt. This land of Mexico Is the world's great treasure vault. It has been producing sil ver and gold for more than S00 years, and since the discovery ot America its total yield ot the precious metals has been between four and five billion dollars. It has produced one-third ot all the silver now in use upon earth, and Its output of gold and stiver Is 33 per cent total more than all the money which Is now In circulation In the United States. In other words. It you will take all the gold coins In this country, Including the bullion In the treasury, all of the silver dollars, amounting to five hundred or six hundred millions, all of the quarters, half dollars and dimes, all of the treasury notes, and all of th United Stales and national bank notes, all the gold and silver certi ficates, and, In short, every dollar's worth of sliver and gold coin and every bit of currency, nnd shovel them together Into one pile, that pile would not equal the value by five hundred or one thousand million dollars the money that has come out of Mexico's mines. Tho amount Is greater than all we have in our savings banks and four tunes as bis as our na tional debt. Output Increasing. More than this, the quantity of metals mined Is steadly Increasing. The pro duction In 100S was the greatest In the history of the country and that of 1SO0 was nearly as great. Today Mexico ranks at the head of the silver produc ers. It Is fifth among all those In which gold Is mined, and this Is so notwith standing much of the mining is by old Mid wasteful methods and that there are localities containing mineral deposits which have scarcely been touched. It Is said that three-fourths of the mineral possibilities are as yet unexploltcd. And, moreover, the mines are rapidly going Into the hands of Americans, who are op erating them after the most modern methods. The new smelters and the cyanide process are taking the places of the mule-crushers and patio methods; and the percentage of gold and silver gotten out of the ore Is on the steady Increase. During tho past ten years al most $600,000,000 wlrth ot gold and sliver have been taken out. of Mexico, and In 1911, the metals produced yielded $81,000 0C0. Since 1ST? Mexico has produced more than 11,100,000,000 worth of gold and silver, and there are nqw over 30,00) mines In operation, with something like 1,000,000, acres ot mineral properties. Mexico' Bis Sliver Mines. The sliver mines of Mexico have formed the chief "revenue Of the country for more than a century, and the yield of last year was greater than ever be fore. Some of the mines have yielded phenomenal quantities. Those about Za catecas have produced more than $1. 000,000,000, and those of Chihuahua have yielded ftOC.OOO.OOO or $500,000,000. To day silver mining Is going on all over the country. The Pachuca district In the state of Hidalgo has a large number ot properties, half of which belong to the Rio del Monte company, which is a subsidiary of the United States Smelting and Mining company. The most of thes mines belong to the Mexicans, who had been working them for hundreds of years by the old patio process . The Americans have put in modern machinery. They are going down far below the depths reached by the Mexicans, and between 1906 and 1910 they had paid over 2,000,000 In dividends. In the same region are the Santa Ger trudls mines, registered In Great' Britain at a capital of J7,COO,000 and there are other companies which are doing well. Gunnnlmnto mill lulhnahaa. In Guanahuato the Americans have renovated and Increased the silver min ing Industry, which has been in operation there for more than 200 years. They have sunk their shafts far below thosj of the .Mexicans and have put up enormous mills capable of dealing with hundreds of thousands of tons of ore every year. They get their power from water falls ISO miles distant and are mining with the most modern machinery. In 1911 the output of that region was more than 114,000.000. A- llttlo farther north, In Chihuahua, are silver mines which have been operated for more than three centuries and which are still working, the output of the district running now from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 per year. In this region Is the Batopllas mine, which was modern ized by the late Governor Shepherd; the Santa Bulalla mines, now controlled by the American Mining and Smelting com pany, and the famous Parral mine, whose estimated output for the present year will be $3,000,000. In San Luis potosl the richest district Is Catorce, which has silver and lead mixed with gold, and In Durango there are deposits formed of a network of sil ver veins mixed with Iron and other metals. In Oaxaca there are more than a dozen mineral zones, containing silver, Told, copper and lead', and two of the tiinea there have Increased their produc- JPDaBcwa F Bailst, Sanatorium This institution Is the only one in the central west with separate buildings situated In their own ample grounds, yet entirely dis tinct, and rendering it possible to clisslfy cases. The one building being fitted for and devoted to the treatment of non-contagious and non-mental diseases, no others be ing admitted; the other Rest Cot tage being designed for and do voted to the exclusive treatment of select mental cases requiring for a time watchful, care and spe cial nursing. ee7 I2 - . . TJT ' '- 1 "" Little tlon to about $1,000,000. There Is also work going on In Sonora, where In the past was found the biggest lump of sil ver on record. Its weight was 2,750 pounds, and It was discovered by a poor Indian, although by a dispute as to the ownership tho whole went to the crown. Gold of Mexico. Mexico Is now annually turning out about $25,000,000 worth of gold. The coun try has never been as Important In gold mining as In sliver mining, and today the bulk of Its gold comes from silver veins which also carry mora or less of tho yellow metal. Tho gold Is a by product of the sliver. The chief gold-producing camp Is about El Oro, in the state of Mexico, where both French and Kngllsh capital are In vested. This region Is one of the largest gold camp of America, and It has some valuable mines: "The Dos Estrellas has been paying over $1,000,000 a year on a capital ot $300,000, and the Penofes has paid nearly $4,000,000 on a capitalization of $125,000. One of tho mines has a vein of gold which, In places. Is thirty feet wide. There are also gold-bearing veins In Sonora, JSlnaloa, Chihuahua, Oaxaca and Lower California. In the last stato are many placer mines, some of which are doing well. The most of Montezuma's gold must have come from placer mines, for one of his presents to Cortez was a Spanish helmet filled to tho brim with grains of gold. He also sent the Span ish general many ornaments, Hhlelds and helmets ot pure gold, and two circular plates of gold, as large as carriage wheels. The amount of gold taken from Montezuma and sent to Spain Is estimated to have been worth at least $7,000,000. Where Copper niul Iron Are Kings, In tho future, however, the meaner metals are liable to surpass gold In the mineral production of Mexico. The cop per mined In 1910 and 1911 was worth more than all the gold produced that year, and tho Iron possibilities are such from the great Iron mountain at Durango that that grots metal will some day yield millions. Today the three most Important copper mining enterprises are the Greene Cananea and tho Moctezuma and the Boleo, In Baja, California. The Boleo mine has had a uniform output for nearly ten years, and the Greene Cananea pro duced In 1911 more than 11,000,000 pounds of copper. The amount of copper In sight In western Mexico Is beyond conception, and the country Is sure to be one of the greatest of the copper producers for gen erations to come. As to Iron, new deposits of that metal have been recently found In Oaxaca and Vera Cruz, and these deposits are said to amount to many millions of tons. The most famous Iron mass of the country, however. Is the great .Iron mountain, which rises almost out of the city of Dur ango. This Is pel haps the greatnt mass of Iron on earth. It Is a mighty hill of tojld Iron a mile long and almost a quarter ,of a mile wide, rising to a height, over throe-fifths that of the Washington monument. The ore is hem atite, and It is trora 60 to 70 per cent pure. The bill Is said to contain $.000,000,000 tons of ore above the surface, with no notion of what may be below, and it has been estimated to contain several billion dollars' worth of Iron. There are similar deposits In Lower California and Sweden, but nothing of this size. The mountain contains enough Iron to supply the whole republic of Mexico for all time to come, and with the possibilities of Its unknown fcepth It has enough prob ably to last the world for a thousand years. Waa It a Meteor r It Is claimed by some of the local kcientlsts that this huge metallic lump Is a meteor which waa dropped upon the earth from some disintegrating planet ages ago, but the geologists say that this Is absurd, and that it must be volcanic There Is no other iron In the Immediate neighborhood, and Mexico has here In Its school of mines a collec tion of meteorites found in the neighbor ing state ot Chihuahua, one of which weighs over 30,000 pounds, and another In the neighborhood of a ton. Humboldt thought the Durango mine might be the world's greatest aerolite, and he rode more than 1,000 miles on a mule to study it. Some of this Iron now goes to the big subsidized ateel plant at Monterey, where I saw It cast Into Ingots for mak ing steel rails. So tar Mexico has no valuable coal mines, but low grade coal exists In a number of localities, and an official geo logical report of 1906 estimates tb sup cTiac&s ixt anixxtng cax&p ply In sight, at 300,000,000 tons. In addl tlon to thlB, are the enormous petroleum fields, containing fuel oil, now being opened, which promise to give this coun try one ot the great fuel supplies of the world. I have already written of these, describing the wells which run 100,000 barrels a day, and showing that Mexico Is now third among tho oil producln countries, and that she will soon surpass Russia. American Money In Mexican Mines. But let me tell you how Uncle Sam :s Interested In these Mexican mines. Our people own more mineral properties than the Mexicans themselves and all other foreigners. According to the estimates of William H. Seamon, a mining engineer who has had a long experience here, the United States owns more thnn two-thirds of all tho mineral properties In Mexico. The Investments are worth $223,000,000, while those of tho Mexicans themselves are only $7,500,000, and those of the Eng lish, who stand next to us, are only $43, 000,000, or about one-fifth as large. In addition to this we have more than twice (he amount Invested In smelters, having put more than $2G,000,000 Into that Indus try, while tho Mexicans and all other na tions together have smelters worth only a little over $10,000,000. There are scores of American com panies which have mineral properties here and there Is hardly a city or town In the United States which does not own more or less mining stock. There aro some very largo companies. Take, for Instance, the American Smelting and Refining syndicate. It has smelters and mines scattered all over the country and some of Its organizations pay big dividends. The present value of the com pany's property Is estimated at $75, 000.000 and In twelve years It has paid dividends amounting to $58,000,000 and ac cumulated a surplus of more than $17, 000,000, This company's smelting plants have a combined capacity of 6,000,000 or 6,CO0,000 tons and Its refineries of almost 600,000 tons every year. In 1911 the net profits were moro than $6,000,000 and tho dividends on its common stock wore 11 per cent. Tho Batopllas Mining company owns over 1,000 acres of mineral lands and It has In addition a smcltlng-company with a very large plant. Its capital Is $3,000, 000 and It has a surplus of an equal amount. There Is a great deal of American money invested In tho Guanahuato sil ver mines and there are four great min ing companes working there. The Amalgamated Gold Mines company owns properties in the Laluz district. It has Installed modern machinery worked by electricity and It has fifty-two steel cyanide tanks. The Guanhuato Consoli dated Mining and Milling company, with offices In New York, has a dozen or more mines, Including the Htrena, which has been worked for more than 100 years, and the Guanahuato Development company, Incorporated In New Jersey, controls the Plngulco mines and the Mexican Milting and Transportation company. It is capi ,chtng lofktted BaaloaaX.-. Tells Positive Cure For All Foot Troubles Science has proven that nearly all foot troubles originate from a 'com mon cause; that of Injured tissues The following information will be welcomed by thousands of victims of daily foot torture. No matter how many patent medicines you have tried in vain,, this treatment which was formerly known only to doctors will do the work. Don't waste time. Oet Surface- fc f$ M' f X Frsacb-ljecl A m rf W.V '.MU Baf" Wt "T ra 1T1 TTi 1 gsl XSS '3-KsbTSMS. . . asT'Wa. in qsmmmmtsuzasz. c-ev. -nrestoTn2Icx2co talized at $3,000,009 nnd pays 6 per cent per annum on Its preferred stock. And then there arc the Guanahuato Reduc tion and Mines company and others. Old Mine Which Yields Millions, The Real del Monto y Pachuca Mining company Is another valuable proporty, which has Its chief offices In Boston This company bought the old Real del Monte mine In 190S and since that time Its stockholders have put almost $4,000,000 Into the new plant and In development work. They paid up tho last of their assessments In 1907 und since then they havo received, up to July, 1910, almost Jl,0,00e n dividends. The mine Is ono famous In Mexico. Its orgtnal owner was a mule driver, who obtained possession of It almost 200 years ago. It proved to be a bonanza, and within a half century It yielded more than $7,000,000 In gold. Its ownership made the mule driver rich. He became noted for his extravagances, and gavo the King of Spain several warships fully equipped. He owned the mlno until about 1800, when a river burst Into It, flooding the worka. The mine then remained quiet for about twenty years, when an English company took hold and the stock rose In valuo so that single shares of $500 sold In the open market for $80,000 The demand was such that the company went bank rupt, and the property was finally sold for $130,000. Shortly after that another bonanza was uncovered, and within a tew years over $40,000,000 worth of metal was taken out. All of this was by the old patio process. The Boston company has Introduced modern machinery, and Is now using stamp mills with a cyanide plant. And then tnere Is the San Toy Min ing company, incorporated in Maine, with offices In Pittsburgh, which owns valuable mines In Chihuahua produ- clng silver nnd lead. That company did about a mile and a half of underground work In 1910 and during that year pro duced more than 879,000 ounces of sil ver and a million and one-half pounds of lead. It is capitalized at $7,000,000. Another company Is the Rio Plata Min ing company, located in the same state, which has a capital of $2,009,000 and is paying 8 per cent dividends, Tho Pro prietary Mining company of America, has an authorized capital of $3,000,000 and has large Interests in Gunanahuato. and the Mines company of America has a capitalization of $9,000,000 and Is pay ing dividends monthly. American Money In Copper. Thero Is a fjreat deal of United States money Invested In copper properties. The largest organization of this kind Is the Greene Cananea, which has an au thorized capitalization ot $0,000,000. Of this, $50,000,000 was for tho purchase of the Greene Consolidated Copper com pany and the Cananea Central Copper company, and the other $10,000,000 was left In tho treasury. 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They take In a large part of the Cnnnnea mountains, which are filled with minerals and which have enormous veins of copper, one of tho tunnels of the Cananea mine having a vein thirty feet wide. The company employs thou sands ot men and Its monthly payroll Is hundreds ot thousands of dollars. Its mineral output Is said to be about 3,000 tons of ore per day and In 1910 It pro duced more than 45,000,000 pounds of copper Another big copper company Is the Montezuma, Incorporated In West Vir ginia, with an office In New Tork. This company has thirty-eight mining claims In Sonora, comprising about 1500 acres. It has lately opened the Pelarts mine, a mineralized body oval In shape which has been tested down to the 700-foot level. It Is 1,700 feet In diameter from north to south and 1,200 feet from east to west. It Is being mined through a tunnel five miles In length which has railroad tracks to take out the ore. It Is now yielding from 1,500 to 2,000 tons a day of 8 per cent copper and It has a power plant ot 4,000 horsepower which gives the electric current for the mill nnd the mines. This company has a capitalization of $3,000,000, all owned by the Phelps-Dodge company. In 1904 It paid 20 per cent, In 1908 24 per cent and In 1910 18 per cent. It has al ready paid more In dividends than the amount of Its authorized capitalization. And then Americans own the Paclflo Mining and Smelting company, whloh has large copper properties and also smelters. They own the Mexican Metals company, whose office Is In Boston nnd which has thousands of acres of land In the state of Sonora, nnd also the Mexican Metal lurgical company which Is capitalized at $4,000,000 and has mines of copper and lead as well ns a smelter at San Luis Potosl, with a capacity ot 20,000 tona of ore monthly. 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