|Paper||Western Mining Gazetteer|
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|Paper||Western Mining Gazetteer|
WESTERN MINING GAZETTEER. rtACTICAL MIX I XU. Tlio camp now contains about 200 people, and new forces arc coming in daily, buildings A correspondent of the New York Jlining Within a few days a are going up rapidly. hotel will be opened and two new houses will llecoul makes the following sensible remarks swing their doors open for business. ' VALIF(!:.Y I A J) ISTltiCT, Alt IXOXA. about practical miners : There is a class .who derive all their knowlThe following article, descriptive ot the MEXICO. IX MJXfX(, edge from hooks, an insight of which, through wc mineral section, mines of this newly opened this medium, written by thorough, practical at mine Matchless tlic of Manager Leonard, mou (the hitter, alas! liow few!) is better than take from the columns of the Tombstone (Ari-zonLeadville, has received a letter from Dr Palmer, total ignorance. But I pity the man devoid of Epitaph : the practical, when lie lias to confront nature California district, lying on the east line of now in Mexico, in which the writer remarks : I the Chiricahuas, is about 15 inilcs south of Regarding this country, I cun mil v sav from face to face, and also pity the party who tnav Fort Bowie, and the west side line following what have seen of it so fur, that! think it the have sent him. if they rely on his opinion. I down the backbone of the Chiricahua range. best mining region I have ever seen. They care not if he graduated from all the schools of Tho principal mineral development of the dont work a mine in this country unless it mining on earth. Mining is an art. and natures laboratoryi is young district, however, is confined to the vi- pays, and I think a large amount of American it. One year or two will not cinity of Galeyville, on Turkey Creek, which mining capital will find its way down here the the place to studv will, in a few weeks, be an established Po?t coming year. There arc a good many Ameri- suffice, but long years of close observation, toil office and also the site of the new smelter can operators knocking around in Sonora, Sin- and study. If a vein does not'have a course of the Texas Consolidated Mining. and melt- aloa and Chihuahua, picking up properties, east and west, or north and south, accmdiiig to do a certain locality in which you were ini-eing Company, the incorporators being Messrs. and there is. money to be made in that way John Galev, It. Fainter, IS. M. Wessels and T. that is, buying and stocking mines. Many not reject it on that account, as is frequently E. Sumner. Tho Texas mine, one of the prop- valuable properties can be picked up very rea- done; that docs not demonstrate the tan of uetiveness. There is a peculiar charactererties of this company, is showing up finely, sonably. We are going to put up a giving promise of a rich producer. Work was mill in Sinaloa. Dont advise any one to come istic favorable for certain minerals, whether commenced on this mine on the 5th of October, down here on an uncertainty, because labor is found in vein or deposit, or whatever i omc. an on a ledge showing some four feet of iron and very cheap, and the competition is such that indescribable resemblance accompanying each lime croppings, which, being stripped on both in many cases a white man would stand no mineral. Gold, silver, copper, iron and in tact sides at a depth of IS inches, disclosed a ga- show. We work Indians principally and get the ores of all the metals, have each their own lena vein of 12 feet between a hanging wall of good work done at from fifty cents to a dollar peculiarities; hence the impossibility of deporphyry and foot wall of limestone. This per day. I have men in the Quintara who can scribing or picturing it on paper, so as to mine was bonded for $100,000 for ninety days strike a drill as well as any man that ever convey a thorough knowledge of the same; by the present owners, but so well satisfied lived, and they work twelve hours a day for therefore, a report or an opinion of a piacthal were they with the property that at the expir- 75 cents and $1 per day. We need a few good miner, however plain the language, should be ation of 60 days the purchase money was paid white men about the mines as leaders and shift held in preference, of more value than those over. The shaft is now down about SO feet, bosses, but that is all. We make these Indians who give their geonostic reports mostly Not that I would almost entirely in ore, the only exceptions be go into the mines perfectly naked except a in Latin and Greek. far from it. of the smallest size imaginable, so disparage those languages; ing at a depth of 20 lect on the foot wall where breech-clou- t a lime horse projected into the shaft, and at a as to keep them from stealing any rich ore but while we are studying the one, we are depth of 50 feet, where an iron cap seven feet The climate is lovely. At this time we are neglecting the other, which is the nmst essenthick was encountered. The horse being getting spring vegetables. Oranges and ba- tial ; for wc live in a universe of things, not blasted out disclosed 83 square feet of solid nanas are ripening on the trees. Everything words ; and the knowledge of things is of galena; and the iron cap passed through, will grow here if planted and tended sugar more importance than the knowledge of galena streaked with high grade carbonate ap- cane, cotton, corn and grain. They raise two words. The inquisitive mind asks the cause peared for a depth of four underlying crops of wheat and three of corn a year. An of so many excavations in all mining regions, which were IS to 20 inches of magnificent American farmer would get rich here imme- ami no profits ever realized therefrom. chloride ore, honeycombed .with native silver, diately, as his product sells ranidlv at large Experience relucantly replies: Ignorance. ' Mines are wrought where there was not a classed by name as wax silver. The bottom prices. shadow of a chance for reward. Mines abanof the shaft is now in galena and carbonate of doned which ought to be paying dividends Mi XIX. 1 a EOLihl Y. high grade. As an average from all the assays had from the shaft from the surface down i regularly; labor wasted ; money squandered; $111, the mine needs no further comment. In the course of a recent lecture before the the region disgraced ; parties disgusted all because of in competency. I would love to see The other property of this company is the Colorado House of Representatives, Professor mining fixed on the basis it deserves. PractiDovetail, a southwest extension of the Texas, B. : Clark Wheeler remarked cal presidents, practical superintendents and upon which no development has yet been made, work being concentrated on the The gold and silver of our mountains were bosses. Gambling, swindling, salting, etc., etc., Texas, upon which a tunnel is now being driv- formed far differently from what many theo would become the reminiscence of other (lays; Their presence mining would cease to be a lottery, and all en to intersect the ledge, at a depth of 150 feet. rists would have us believe. Upon this property 50 men are employed. An amid rough rocks is not the result of volcanic things would work in harmony for the counore road of 500 yards is being graded through action, but through the action of water which try's good. v solid lime from the furnace site on Turkey deposited these metals in the sedimentary rock What is now water was then vapor, carrying Mining Down in Maine. Mining down in Creek, to the mine. The Rough and, Ready, belonging. to A.. P. the particles of auriferous and argentiferous Maine is a funny business to lookers on from The men running the Reily and T. J. Lewis, is also another fine wealth. The vapor was caused by heat gener- the Pacific Coast. mine. While the ore is not of as high grade ated through the rotary motion of the earth. mines appear to be old sailors and Nantucket as the Texas, the ledge is well defined and has The mountains have resulted from compression whalers. They speak of the levels of a mine a width of four feet on top. At a depth of of the earths surface during its period of as decks, and the force of men employed twelve feet the ledge widened out and the walls cooling. The aqueous substances existed in the crew. The superintendent is the skipper disappeared, the work being entirely in ore gaseous forms ere they cooled off, and in them and the foremen are his mates. When the from the top to the. bottom of the shaft, which was carried thp wealth of our hills which so skipper passes through tho main hatch and is now down GO feet, at which depth manvv are seeking. gets down to the bottom of a three decker is progressing iii search of the walls. The rock carrying the gold and silver mine, ho calls out along the main gangway Tho Messenger, belonging to the same par- disintegrated, and it is shown that they were toward where the chase (lode) was lai m cii ties, lying just over the hill, has a shaft down formed under, water and gained their present and asks his first mate: How does mio head?" 25 feet in galena and carbonate, assays made position through the upheavals of a long sucPort our west, savs the mate. cession of years. The carbonates that we helm to the larboard and hold her a liitli giving a return of $212. A northwest extension of the Texas is the find at Leadville are the results of long con- more sou, says the skipper. Aye. aye, sir, Mountain Top. Less than five weeks since tact of the rocks with water and their subse- saws the mate, u it is. Then turning to his this prospect could have been obtained for $150. quent decomposition. We find tho precious second mate, the skipper says: Mr. Jones, are Three days subsequent to this offer it was and base metals existing in various 'kinds of we making much water now? Jum sounded bonded for $1,500, but .a 20-fshaft lias rocks, and the electrical currents which caused the well, sir, and found about four feet. I given such a flattering showing in high grade the fusion were far greater than at the present stopped the worst leak wo had this morning sit carbonate that the propertv is considered worth time. I would rather own a contact lode than four bells. Very well, if she makes much a fissure. The aqueous element has played a water, better man the pumps. Now, sir, if ii $50,000. in Next the g:oup is the Washington, for very important part upon the contact veins in is all right below decks, suppose we go up to which recently $5,000 cash was refused, on a rendering Jthc wes easy tor smelting. The my cabin and splice the main brace. Shaft in carbonate assaying $73: walls are loosened and . the ores largely desulClose to tho Texas is the Tamo Buck, owned phurized. In brief, tho contact lodois more An enthusiasm exists in the East over tin A Miller. is shaft driven I believe on the contact lodes arc bright outlook in New Mexico, and ere many by Ilenry being easily mined, of a carand to more liable ledge high grade galena deposits through underground months roll bye a vast army of wealth seeker bonate. Other properties arc being rapidly bodies of water, which have caused great will be distributing themselves through tlii gazetteer. a) 1 30-to- n d, non-pro- d 40-stam- p fi-e- t, 1 - cross-cut-tin- g Sou-sou-hal- f V oot 7-fo- ot G-- foot developed with a favorable showing. changes in the rock formation. attractive country.