|Paper||Western Mining Gazetteer|
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|Paper||Western Mining Gazetteer|
WESTERN MINING GAZETTEER. ft. . . . DEEP MIXING. THE ALRION. On this subject tbc Park Mining Record says: Mining will goon rank among the leading scientific industries of our country. It is only just beginning to be understood. The few shallow shafts and short tunnels scattered throughout the vast mineral region of the West are as nothing to what thp next generation will see. The few great lodes that are now worked will yet be surpassed by greater ones. Miners will learn lhat to get permanent paying mines they must go down deep into the earth. Here in this camp we have one mine producing largely; but no one doubts that there are many good mines here that will only need proper development to pay handsomely. The wealth of the McHenry mine cannot be overestimated. Its ore body is not so well developed as the Ontario, but it is said by those who should know to equal that great mine in richness and extent so far. For years the owners of the Hawk-eyhave endeavored to find their ore body near the surface, but have at last sensibly abandoned that idea and erecled large hoisting works with which they will sink a depth of 800 feet before they cross-cu- t to the vein. The White Pine and Utah, although they have good ore on the upper levels, will show bonan.as of ore at a greater depth. The Jones Bonanza has ore in the 200 level, and would pay well for stoping to thesurlace; but the managers are not afraid to go to the 400 level lieforc they begin the grand work of shipping bullion. The 500 000 in a at or a mort feet, satisfy its friends depth of Empire will, satisfactory manne, and repay them for the heavy outlay necessary to reach such a depth. The Boss mine improves steadily as each successive foot in depth is reached. The Barrios company are not disapin no ore near the surface, nor have they ever expointed pay having so to find are they that they will find it confident it but there; pected at a depth of from 100 to 300 feet, that when a working capital was placed upon the market the original owners bought it all in at a dollar per share. Is Mr. Shaughncssy worried because he has not a bonanza in the Henrietta and Monitor within a few feet of the surface? We have not mentioned near all the mines here which will in time make a noise in the world. We do not venture the assertion" but say as a fact that there will be at least six mines producing bullion next season, and when they begin they will not cease soon. The Sentinel of the 22-- says that the letter to the San Francisco office given below was written some days ago, since which the main drift has been continued tcu r fifteen feet further into the ore body. The upraise of fifteen feet mentioned in the Sentinel of yesterday, has also been made since the dale of the official letter. Acting Superintendent John W. Wilson wiilrs as follows: I hasten to .ive )oiithc earliest positive knowledge regarding the ore body found on the 8th inst., in the upper level of chamber of the Albion. Our drilt was running partially with the trend o! the ore body at the point of connection, and we have had very hard limestone to contend witii. The drill is now wholly in ore, having peuetrated it last evening for the first time, and have run diagonally info it a distance of ten feet. Have seen enough to convince me of an extensive deposit. Cha' n'te of the ore is of a red curtmiiate and galena, very heavy, and I know it is of a good quality. The locality of the strike is about sixty feet above our main level. In the cross-cufifty-sifeet cross-cu- t from the from runs southeast the upraise dyift, nearly parallel with the Tiptop line (llichmond); ore trends northwesterly and we have apparently run under a heavy iwirtion of it. We are also finding the same character of ore in the Uncle Bam cross cut, 100 feet from the main level. It lies in hunches and seams.' We are following on the track wc have drifted and are now raising; have reason to believe it will lead us to an ore body. We are doing a great deal of work, but as yet have made no ore developments in other parts of the mine, though we meet with favorable conditions. e REDUCING THE COST C)P THE REDUCTION OP OltES NEARLY ONE-1IAL- F. Mr. A. Bryam, now of Chicago and one of the firm of Cambell, Cullen A Co., a gentleman well versed in the science of chemistry, has just completed a very successful experiment in the smelting of the ore from the Horn Silver mine. From the presence in the ore of such bases as antimony, sulphur and arsenic, it was deemed very necessary to use a large percentage of iron ore as a flux, also to roast the ore in the open air so as to volatilize, as much as possible, the obnoxious bases before putting it through the furnace. All this was very costly, iron ore being worth from $8 to if 10 per ton, and cedar wood $2 75 per cord at the smelter. As near as we can find out the charge for the furnace, before Mr. Bryam made his test, was as follows: 4 barrows ot roasted ore. 1 barrow of rich or raw ore. 1 barrow ot lime. 5 harrows of iron ore. 1 o barrow of matte. The verage cost of smelting one ton of ore was from $25 to $27. Mr. Bryam claimed that the ore could be run much cheaper. He said that the expense of roasting, the expense of iron ore and of lime' could be avoided, and thereupon commenced his experiments. Although many were incredulous as to his making a success, he went bravely to work and was to lie found around the furnace day and night. A nine days' run proved him to be successful. After an examination of the accounts it was found that he had saved over eighty percent of Ixith the lead and silver; that he hail used less coal and lime and but very little iron, and that it had cost the company but $15 per ton to run the ore through.' His charge is reported to be as follows: 8 barrows of roasted ore. 2 barrows of raw ore. 2 barrows of matte. And a small amount of iron. The matie was roasted, but Mr. Bryam claims that it will tlux tbc ore just, as well before being roasted as atter. The most important features in this experiment are the saving of the expense of using wood for roasting and iron for fluxing. Aliout 400 cords ot cedar wood were used on an average per month for the purpose of roasting the ore and matte. That alone amounts to $1,100 per of iron ore. month ; then the saving in the non-usdetails We would like to go into further regarding this experiment, but as Mr. Brvatn had to leave suddenly on matters of business, and as nobody seemed to know anything about his theory, and we are not smelters, we are unable to give anything more than thealwve. We are sorry, for the reason that it is ot the utmost importance for owners of mines containing low grade ores; tor, if it is a success, and we have every reason to believe it is, not only from report but from the fact that it was demonstrated that the ore could be run at a cost of $15 per ton as against $25 to $27, a good practical smelter could make money in this county, for there are plenty of prospects showing ore lhat will assay from 8 to 20 ounces in silver to the ton. As proof of Mr. Bryants success, lmth furnaces arc now being run according to his idea. Southern Utah Tina. e ti-- - t, 125-fo- x ot '1 1IE PRESS. There is a thousand dollar smile to the credit of each df you in this office, gentlemen: The Wkstkkn Mining (Iazkttkkk ijjie name of a new eight-pagpaper puhlihcd at Salt Lake, and devoted cxclusivcly to the mining interests of the Paoifiu Slates and Tcrrities. Yol. 1, No. 1, of which a copy lies on oftr table, is well gotten up and is worthy the patronage of everybody. We wish the new enterprise success. Southern Utah Tunes. The Wkstkkn Mining Gazkttkkk, anew publication devoted exe clusively to mining, by Mark W. Musgrove has reached our table from sheet and the first number is filled with Balt Lake. It is an eight-pag- e from news all over the Coast. If Mark turns out inteicsting mining the succeeding numbers of the (Lzkitkkk, looking as well and filled to the brim with as interesting mining news as the one before us we see no reason why he should not succeed. Park Mining Ile&ird. The first number of the Westkkn Mining Gazkttkek appeared yesterday. It is a modest quarto, printed in a handsome manner and replete with information of this and other Territories whose principal industries are carried on beneath the ground. Correspondence from Southern Utah, Stockton and Yankee Fork fill the first page. The second page is devoted to editorial matter, while the remaining six pages, except the last two, are tilled with general mining news. The paper is under the management and editorship of Mr. Mark W. Musgrove form erly of the Yankee Fork Herald, and well known as a trenchant and sprightly writer. We welcome to the list of Teritorial papers this last venture and trust that the good it will do our mining interests will only be exceeded by the pecuniary profit it may prove to its owner. Salt Lake 'Tribune. . The Yankee York Herald , Idaho, publishes an account of the trip of a party of prospectors into the Middle Fork country. The party brought in with them several large pieces of ore from the outcropping ledges. It has the appearance of being rich in both gold and silver, and contains what at first sight appears to be sulphuret and horn silver, but the crucible tests show that the mineral is principally plumbago, with a small quantity of silver and a little gold. There is every indication' of a big mineral field in that section. The float is scattered over a I t rge scope of country, and it is thought that some good ledges will be o;n neil up on the belt. As yet no shafts have been sunk to test the eliaraei r of the ores below the surface. This new mineral field is about 50 miles southwest of (ape Horn, or about 80 miles from Bonanza, nhoin 50 miles from Saw Tooth District, and 18 to 25 from the old l)'d Wood placer camp on the head of the Payette. From Bonanza then is a god trafi, through an open country a great portion of the way. The mines are on the divide of the? Payette and Salmon waters, and at an altitude of about 0,000 feet. The Summers Mining Company have tiled articles of incorporation in Lyon county, Nevada. Trustees, A. J. UaMon, H. Bummers, Edward Norton, J. I). Coughlin, James Benin; residences, Ban Francisco. President, James Heron; Vico President, A. J. Ualston; Secretary and Treasurer, W. W. Stetson ; Superintendent, W. J . Collins. Capital stock $1 0,000, (HH).