|Paper||Western Mining Gazetteer|
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|Paper||Western Mining Gazetteer|
WESTERIT IMirNT 3STQ GAZETTEER. WOBBLED SIX FEET. MINING LAW. A few months ago a prominent New Yorker purchased some mining lands, in Colorado, and hardly had the transaction been completed when he received notice that a survey had been made and it had been discovered that he was working six feet of claim belonging to other parties. The gentleman was on the grouud himself, and in this emergency he called for the advice of an old friend who had been through the mill. Leave it all to me, replied the man, after the case had been stated, and he sent for the surveyor to come and see him. The latter promptly replied to the summons, and when he sat down he could dot fail to observe that a $50 bill lay on the table before The following is the section of the bill as reported by the committee, relating to mining locations : That all mining claims located after the first day of September, 1880, shall be bounded as to surface by straight lines, and the right to mineral contained therein shall be confined within vertical planes passing downward through striaght boundary lines, unless the dip or lode or vein upon a horizontal at the line of contact with the vertical side planes be greater than 25 degrees, in which case such vein or lode shall be limited by vertical planes through the end lines, but may be followed in its downward course to any depth beyond the side planes of the said location. The decision of Judge Hailet that locations should be connected with some permanent monument, so that the exact ground located may be identified, is in harmony with the spirit of the law, and it is a point that locators would do well to remember. Bearings to distant objects will not do, and in cases where the locations have been made in this manner it will be a wise step on the part of owners to have new surveys made and tie them to some patented claim or other permanent object. Secretary Schurz decided, December 31st, that the location of mill-site a abutting the end of a lode owned by a different person is admissible, provided the applicant can demonstrate that the is land. The practice of the deproposed mill-sit- e partment heretofore has been to refuse all such applications absolutely, on the presumption that such a site must necessarily be mineral ground. The present decision, however, recognizes the positive statutory prohibitioo against allowing lode owners taking at the end of their lodes. up additional land for a mill-sit- e him. Are you a first class surveyor ? asked the mediator, after some general talk. I am, sir. Are your instruments in perfect order ? was the next query, as a second fifty was laid down. Yes, sir. When you made this survey are you dead certain that your level was in good trim ? was the third query, as a third bill was laid down. The surveyor hesitated, scrached his head, and locked at the money before him. Dont you believe, continued the mutual friend, as he made the pile an even $200, " that your level wobbled about six feet? I think I do. Yes, I know it did, was the reply, and the four bills were hidden away in his vest pocket with a simple twist of the wrist. and youd Well, I thought so, remarked the other, better hint it to the other company. Good day, sir ; awfully busy this afternoon. Y-e-- s, AX IMPORTANT MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION . non-miner- al THE DEXTER MILL, MONTANA. During the latter part of October, the Dexter mill, owned by V. A. and J. K. Clark, was closed down for twenty days for repairs and is now in excellent shape for a long run. Much of the machinery which was almost worn out by several years continuous operatien has been replaced by new stock. A pair of two-flu- e boilers, 24 feet in length and 46 inches in diameter have been placed in position. They are the largest in the territory and are preferable to the tubular boiler formerly used. The pan capaciiy has also been increased, two pans of a pattern designed by Mr. J. K. Clark having been put in. They differ from the old pans in having the staves placed on the inside instead of on the outside of the rims. New stems have also been added to the stamps and for all practical purposes the mill is once more as good as new. During the past summer the Dexter has been running principally on Burnett, Diamond and Stevens ores, the bulk of which was of low grade. The bullion production for the year, therefore, is not large, being as follows : $ 10,122 03 Average months output Total for 1880, 121,464 36 Barrett & Warren's Mining Reviezv. The New York Mining Record learns that a suit has been begun by a gentleman of known probity and responsibility in that city, against the Hon. Stephen B. Elkins, for misrepresentation and fraud in the purchase and sale of the Grand View and Rico mines. So far as we have learned, it is charged that Mr. Elkins, Senator John P. Jones, J. B. Chaffee and D. H. Moffat, Jr., arranged to purchase these properties at about $100,000, and then induced parties, with whom they claimed to be friends, and whom they desired to benefit, to go in with them on what they represented to be the ground floor, in the purchase of the property, at about $400,000, these parties paying at that rate trusting in the representations made them. In this way, Mr. Elkins and his colleagues, it is charged, obtained of the other purchasers more than enough to pay for the property, while securing a large amount of stock for nothing, which they proceeded immediately to sell on the market that their friends, who had really paid for the whole property, had made for it. As eminent counsel, not only in this city, but in the State, have been retained by the plaintiff, it looks as if the matter would be sifted THE CARBONATE IORMATION to the bottom, and the whole facts of the case shown up in their true light. It is about time that such transactions as are alluded Professor Stanton, a gentleman who is regarded as authority, in this affair should be thoroughtly ventilated. Every one ensays : A great mass of the miners have fallen into a very erronin be will some one that gaged legitmate mining enterprises glad eous idea about carbonates. They imagine that there is no poshas had the pluck to do it. sibility of a fissure vein being found in a juxtaposition, or within miles even of a carbonate deposit, or contracted vein, as they WHY A PUMP WILL NOT LIFT HOT WATER . foolishly term it. There is no such thing as a true contact vein of carbonate. Error may have given it a local term of that The section pump depends for its action on atmospheric pres- description, but it does not make it so. It is known only in item, sure. When the piston of such a pump is raised, a vacuum is not in fact. There is but one vein mineral, and that is the true formed beneath is and the water from the well or reservoir is fissure vein. These veins are all formed by the same causes, forced to follow the piston up to the top of the stroke by the namely, the upheaval of the earths crest, and the breaks, faults atmospheric pressure on the water surface with which the pump and slides, caused by the extremely gradual subsidence of the is connected. When the attempt is made to lift very hot water, rocks, or rather their contraction in cooling. The carbonate rise the of the piston causes an abundant evolution of deposits are always in connection with fissure veins, and it matters however, steam or vapor from the water surface which fills the space be- not, in my opinion, whether a deposit or bed of carbonate mineral neath the piston. This steam or vapor has considerable tension, is worked out or not, the true fissure vein will be left below it, to and exerts a sufficient back pressure to counterbalance and be found by exploration and worked as long as this generation equalize the atmospheric pressure. On this account, the lifting lasts and probably long after. Who ever heard ol silver mines of hot water, save for small lifts, is impossible. When hot liquids playing out ? The fact of a carbonate deposit being worked out arc to be pumped, therefore the point of supply should not be is but the beginning of the work. The sulphurets below extend below the pump, but rather a little above it, so that the liquid regularly in true crevice style, how deep God or nature only Ex-Senat- or may flow into it. knows.