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TIDBITS OF INFO- COLORADO

Company Organized to Work Placer Gold in Colorado

The Gold Placer Company, recently organized, will work deposits on both sides of Clear Creek in the vicinity of Empire, Colorado. Rotary screens and a centrifugal amalgamator will be used to extract the metal.

Marquette Adds to Holdings
Marquette Mining has purchased the Polly mine, in the Black Hawk district of Colorado, to facilitate the development of its original holdings in that district. A tunnel has been driven to intercept the main vein, and this development is said to have struck ore carrying gold, silver, lead, and zinc.
H. Newmeyer is president of the company.
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BECAUSE of the opposition on the part of mining and other interests in Park and Summit counties, the Colorado & Southern Railroad has decided to withdraw its petition to abandon the Platte Canyon line between Watertown and Leadville, Cob. In presenting its petition for abandonment, the railroad claimed that it was losing $350,000 a year on the line. Among the organizations to file a protest with the Interstate Commerce Commission was the Colorado Mining Association.


EMJ 10 20 1928
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 3 30 1929

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for MARCH 30, 1929 THE MINING JOURNAL

COLORADO

The Lehman Fluorspar Company, E. W. Lehman, president and general manager, Jamestown, Colorado, plans to electrify both its mine and mill. Constructive work will be centered on adding machinery to the present plant to increase its capacity to 150 tons of crude ore daily. Two new classifiers are to be purchased and installed and a storage bin of about 150 tons’ daily capacity is to be installed. A. C. Walker is mill superintendent. The average force employed is 17 men.
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The Grand View Mining Corporation, which is operating in Limestone Gulch, near Rifle, Colorado, under the management of J. W. Brown, reports a marked change in vein material in driving north. The formation has become more solid and the zinc value has given place to lead as the principal metallic value. It is said that considerable shipping ore has been revealed and that with further development a large deposit of ore will be opened.
Work is to start immediately on the construction of an ore bin and the working crew increased.
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Ben W. Purdy, operating near Ophir, Colorado, announces his intentions to build a tram and 150-ton mill. This is a gold-silver proposition and work is being done on a bond and lease basis from George Shoemaker, Anna Davis and O. H. Shoup.
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John Trankle and Lee Brown, lessees on the Longfellow claim of the Stratton estate at Cripple Creek, Colorado, are reported to have discovered a vein of ore three and one-half feet thick in a short tunnel run into the hilt. Streak samples are said to carry 50 ounces gold to the ton and grab samples of the broken ore are reported to be worth $140 per ton in yellow metal. This ground is comparatively new and it is probable that the vein will extend to depth.
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A road is being built from the new Chicago Creek highway to the portal of the tunnel in the Dorit-Perkias property at Idaho Springs, Colorado, and some timbering is being done. The mill is located on the Creek highway and is being repaired and brought up to date with modern machinery. W. C. Fischer of Idaho Springs is in charge of developments.
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The annual report of the Lackawanna Mining Company shows an authorized capitalization of $200,000. The officers of this concern are Charles H. Smith of Ogden, Utah, president, general manager and treasurer; John C. Brown, vice-president, and Joseph E. Storey, secretary.
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The pipeline has been completed from the electric pump in Blackhawk, Colorado, to the mill of the Chain 0’ Mines Company, and 80 minutes after the pump was started the flow reached the mill. Milling has been resumed with three shifts and the water is sufficient to meet all requirements. During the suspension in milling, thousands of tons of ore were broken.
J. M. Tippett is manager of the mill.
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The United Gold Mines Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, Sol Cain, superintendent, started shipments from its Fairview mine early in March, and it is understood that there is enough ore in sight at the present time to insure continuous shipments for some time. The mine is to be electrified.
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The Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, L. C. Carlton, general manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, received a settlement of $48.80 a ton for a shipment of ore from the School Section mine. This was the initial shipment from that property and was mine run ore.
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The C. H. Stephens Company of New York have engineers engaged in putting the Matchless mine at Leadville, Colorado, in condition and will work the property if it shows merit.
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Ed Chamberlain, manager of the Gold Cloud mine, located on the boundary between Gilpin and Clear Creek counties in Colorado, has struck an eight-foot vein of milling and smelting ore assaying from $17 to $200 a ton. The smelting ore is two feet wide and is said to be soft and easy to work.
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Fifteen men are in regular employment at the property of the Hahns Peak Gold Mining and Milling Company at Columbine, Colorado, Harry A. Granberg, superintendent. This property produced up to 1918, when the Denver smelters shut down, and is developed by tunnels, drifts, raises, winzes, stopes, three and one-half miles of air pipes and tracks to every opening. The concentration and flotation plant on the property is of 100-ton daily capacity. Henry 0. Granberg, 3 Algoma Building, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is president and general manager of the company.
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The Mountain Plains Companies Inc., J. G. Clark, manager, Boulder, Colorado, intends to sink the main winze in its property at Wallstreet another 100 feet. Drifts are to be run at that depth to the intersection of known veins of ore. Twenty-two men are engaged in mining and milling at the present time and the ore is concentrated in a mill of 50-ton daily capacity, using the amalgamation-flotation process in the recovery of the gold and silver values in the ore. A. A. Jekel of St. Louis, Missouri, is president of the company, and the operating officials include: A. H. Jekel, general superintendent; 0. P. Pherson, mine foreman; W. 5. Dwyer, mill foreman; F. A. Fair of Boulder, consulting engineer, and H. K. Lid-stone, chief chemist.
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The Peerless Clay and Minerals, Inc., formerly known as the Metalloid Corporation, is treating siliceous clay in a small plant having a capacity of about five tons. It is crushed, dried and pulverized for filtration and bleaching. Nearly 20 men are employed. 11. E. Brookby, 58 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, is head of the organization; J. M. Broan, 721 West Third Street, Pueblo, Colorado, is general superintendent and does the purchasing for the company, and B. A. Birdsey is mine superintendent.
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Tunnels are being opened up in the North ‘Star Sultan mine, near Silverton, Colorado, and the ground placed in shape for regular production. Warren C. Prosser of Denver is general manager and S. M. Weir is assistant general manager in the work. O Schwartz is foreman at the mine.
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The Guston Development Syndicate at Ouray, Colorado, plans to repair the old workings and do about 800 feet of drifting and 100 feet of upraising, according to F. L. Ross of Denver, general manager for the company. Financial support comes from the East. George T. Tillotson, 80 Broad Street, New York, is president of the company and Peter Carlson is mine foreman. Eight men are employed.
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The Vertex Mining Company, a subsidiary of the Tonopah Mining Company in Nevada, is drifting both ways on a gold-silver vein in the Buffalo Boy mine at Silverton, Colorado, from the bottom of the 400-foot winze. The drift will continue about 2,000 feet to definitely determine values. Charles Mayotte is superintendent for the Vertex Company and Jack Claibourn is mine foreman.
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Arrangements are being made to erect a new 150-ton selective flotation mill on the property of the Silver Queen Mining Company, in the Hotchkiss Mountains, near Lake City, Colorado. L. M. Snow, 509 Central Savings Bank Building, Denver, is general manager of the company.
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The Atlantic Gold Mining Company, Martin LeBow, president and manager, Empire, Colorado, expects to install a compressor in April. Three men are working at the mine now and hand power is used in development. W. H. Marquette, 2214 South Broadway, Denver, is consulting engineer for the company.
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The Tip Top Gold Mining and Investment Company, organized the latter part of last year, plans sinking a shaft to a depth of 100 feet and doing some drifting. The company owns one claim at Central City and four others leased from William 0. Jenkins, valuable for their gold, silver and copper metals. Claude R. McKay of Central City is president and manager; Ralph Sweeny of San Francisco, secretary, and Nicolas Sweeney of Portland is a director.
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The Kennebec Mining Company, A. E. Moynahan, president and general manager, 241 Coronado Building, Denver, Colorado, has installed a compressor at its property at Alma, known as the Orphan Boy lease. The old steam plant will be held in reserve. Development will be carried out with the use of electricity. Carl Mohr is mine superintendent, and between 10 and 12 men make up the average crew.
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A hydroelectric plant is under construction at Hillside, Colorado, by the Cloverdale Mines Company, W. P. Porch, secretary and general manager. Plans have been made to install a 100-ton milling plant, either selective flotation or cyanide, but further tests are to be made before final decision is reached. Last fall the company completed seven miles of motor road, but the workings were closed by snow on November 25, 1928. It is now planned to resume work about April 15, and the company is in the market for 1,500 feet of 12-inch and 14-inch riveted pipe, used or new. Harry A. P. Smith of Shawnee, Oklahoma, is president of Cloverdale Mines; Frank Homan of Canyon City, Colorado, is chief geologist, and William Kleine is mine superintendent.
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The Silverton District, Colorado, has been very active regardless of the frigid winter. Shipments during January totaled 205 carloads of concentrates. The Sunnyside Mining and Milling Company’s mill at Eureka turned out 124 cars of zinc that went to a refinery at Amarillo, 60 cars of lead and one car of middlings that went to the Durango smelter. The Sunnyside appears to be carrying out its resolution to outdo the work of 1928.
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On March 1, deeds transferring the entire Paradox Valley holdings of the Standard Chemical Company to the United States Vanadium Corporation were filed in the county clerk’s office at Montrose, Colorado. Title includes 225 mineral claims, several millsites and other property, making a total of more than 4,000 acres in western Montrose county. Radium is found in this section and it is understood that the Standard has spent large sums in its development. The United States Company has a mill and considerable land in the Rifle district. B. O’Shea, 30 East Forty-Second Street, New York, is president of the United States Vanadium; B. S. Blitz is general manager at Rifle; Blair Burwell is mine superintendent, and W. L. Anderson is mill superintendent. About 185 men are employed.
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The New El Paso Mines, Inc., Cripple Creek, Colorado, has made the final payment in the purchase of its property and is full owner. It has started on company account, driving on the fifth level into new territory. At the next directors’ meeting, Carle Whitehead and Floyd F. Miles, of Whitehead and Vogl, attorneys, Patterson Building, Denver, will be added to the directorate.
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The Climax Molybdenum Company at Climax, Colorado, had a cave-in from the roof late in February and as a result there came in the mass about 60,000 tons of excellent molybdenum ore. General Manager Coulter saw that the roof was “working” and ordered all men out of the way so that nobody was injured.
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Ben and Max Grimes of Denver, Colorado, purchasers of the Smuggler-Union mine at Telluride, say that the property and machinery will not be dismantled for a time at least.
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Future plans of the Wasatch Colorado Mining Company, George Rowe, superintendent, Silver Plume, Colorado, include sinking the shaft to new lower levels and adding flotation machinery. The mine is a producer of lead, silver, gold and zinc ores, and has good ore bodies developed and ready for mining. The company is not operating at the present time.
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The Lincoln Gulch Metal Mine. Company, Aspen, Colorado, plans to continue the upper and lower tunnels, which have reached lengths of 550 and 450 feet, respectively, according to President and General Manager, J. J. Yeckel, 1616 Glenarm Street, Denver. Samples of ore taken from the lower tunnel in September, 1928, assayed an average of .12 ounces gold, 72 ounces silver, 20 per cent lead and 18.5 per cent copper to the ton. The company plans to make shipments during this year. Five men are engaged in present operations.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 4 15 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL, APRIL 15, 1929

COLORADO

In March, the Golden Cycle Mining and Reduction Company at Colorado Springs, Colorado, disbursed a dividend of $60,000. Payment was made at the rate of 4 cents quarterly.

The Hinsdale Mining, Smelting and Milling Company, operating in Cave Basin in the San Juan District, has been running a tunnel 7x6 feet, on a silver-lead vein and is ready for more extensive work with the opening of the roads. Ore values in the tunnel have increased with depth and run from $12 to $300 to the ton. Enough ore has been opened to keep a 100-ton mill going this summer. The officers of this organization are L. M. Maitland, president; C. A. Harshbarger, vice-president, and Riley Harshbarger, secretary and treasurer.

Bernard Noon, mining engineer, has made an inspection of the Green Mountain copper mine in the Cañon City district in Colorado. It is understood that this property is to be financed and developed by Philadelphia persons.

A transmission line has been built from Durango to the property of the La Plata Mining Company in the La Plata district. Both the mine and mill are equipped for more extensive work.

There is some talk of a merger of the Champion, North Star and Little Dora mines, near Silverton, Colorado, for the purpose of reducing overhead. A drainage tunnel can be built common to all properties.

Some consideration is being given to the reopening of the Swamp Angel mine in the California district, 17 miles northwest of Durango, Colorado. This mine is owned by H. E. Hutchinson and only the higher grade was removed during former operations.

The Western States Mining Company, which has been operating the Centennial gold mine near Georgetown, Colorado, for several months, has filed articles of incorporation. The incorporators are J. C. Martelon of Denver, N. P. Bush and C. O. Baker, and the capital stock is $1,250,000.

Cooper and Hoskins, who are leasing a block of ground from the West Gold Mining Company at Idaho Springs, Colorado, have shipped some ore during the past month. President J. A. Hinds of the West Gold Company is rushing to completion the new mill.

The Funeral Dike ore-shoot in the property of the Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling ‘Company, L. G. Carlton, general manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has been opened from the seventh to the fourteenth levels, and from the thirteenth level some of the best ore has been secured. Sixty feet of shipping ore, bringing from $50 to $75 a ton, has been opened and it is said that there is enough of this ore in the ore body to last for several months.

The Consolidated Mining and Milling Company has let a contract for the development of the Magnolia Mine in the Fairplay District in Park county, Colorado, and will treat the ore obtained in the mill remodeled by J. H. Liebrick.

The Silver Spoon Development Company entered into a contract March 1 with Roy E. and August Zobel, owners of adjoining mining property in Big Evans Gulch, near Leadville, Colorado, the Silver Spoon agreeing to continuous working of the property and to drive at least a 300-foot drift into the Monitor claims. By this move, it undertakes a thorough development of the Monitor lode mining claims Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

The ‘Continental Divide Development Company has placed a night shift on development in the Cowenhoven Tunnel in its property in the Aspen district, Colorado, J. C. Jensen, 220 Felt Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, is manager of the Continental Divide.

Articles of incorporation have been filed by the Lily “B” Mining and Milling Company, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, by F. J. Brown, P. V. Pooge and L. N. Mills. The capitalization is $20,000


Mining in the Mountain States
Short items of interest covering the mining industry in
Colorado. Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 6 30 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL for JUNE 30, 1929

COLORADO

The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company, A. D. Myers, superintendent, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has placed a new 40-horsepower hoist in operation, and the shaft is being sunk from two and one-half to three feet a day. The old hoist is being removed to the Ophir-Consolidated Virginia company’s five-year lease on one-third of the 50 acres in the Pinnacle property. The richest ore has been found on the 450, or lowest level, and has been followed 185 feet.
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The El Banco Mining Company, J. W. Wayman, manager, Silverton, Colorado, has purchased a two-stage compressor, electric motor, drill sharpener and other operating equipment. The company owns the Lead Carbonate and other claims in Cement Creek. C. C. Hanson and F. A. Drexler, the latter having superintended mine operations last summer and fall, are expected at the mine in a few days.
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A strike, assaying 316 ounces gold, has been made by the West Gold Mines Company, J, A. Hinds, president, 516 Denham Building, Denver, Colorado. The streak is two feet in width and is widening with development. According to Mr. Hinds, work is coming along nicely on the new 75-ton mill. The cyanide tanks are ready for installation and the filter and presses are expected to arrive shortly.
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The Virginia Mining Company, operating property near Idaho Springs, Colorado, has been reorganized and, refinanced, according to J. N. Caldwell, 620 Denver Theatre Building, Denver, secretary and treasurer to the company. A crew is working now and milling, suspended during the winter, is to be resumed. There is said to be enough mill feed for steady operation.
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The Chain O Mines Company, Blackhawk, Colorado, J. M. Tippett, mill manager, has shipped, about 290 ounces of gold retorts to the Flossy Dental Company of Illinois. The milling plant is of modern machinery, designed to handle 1,500 tons of ore a day and mill feed for several years to come can be supplied from “The Patch” deposit.
This deposit is oval, 950 feet in length and 400 feet in width, connected with 11 levels and with the La Crosse Tunnel at a depth of 800 feet. An airplane was used recently in mapping the ground.
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M. F, M. W., and L. L. Lomer, have incorporated the Specie Mining Company, which organization will develop the Specie Payment Mine on Bellevue Mountain, near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Capitalization is $50,000.
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B. P. Bailey and company of Austin, Texas, have taken over the Calliope group of mining claims on Dexter Creek, in the Ouray District in Colorado. The agreement is a bond and lease and operations are scheduled to start promptly.
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The United Gold Mint Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, L. C. Carlton, general manager, is breaking ore across a seven-foot wide in the Fairview Mine. The ore is shipped in carload lots without sorting and is running upwards of $15 per ton.
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The Oklarado Mining Company has a good showing of ore in the Paris and Excelsior properties on Mt. Bross, in the Alma District, in Colorado. Ores of medium grade will go through the company’s own mill, while some of the high grade will go to the smelter direct.
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An upraise is being completed in the Hock Hocking mine at Alma, Colorado, B. W. Radford, manager1 for the economical handling on a deposit of ore uncovered last fall. George Logan, 509 Exchange Building, Denver, is one of the principals interested in this mine.
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The Buckskin Gulch Company, Alma, Colorado, is erecting an aerial tram between its mine and loading station in the gulch. As soon as this arrangement is complete, shipments will start.
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The Gold Dirt Mining Company, H. L. Shattuck, president and manager, 812 Security Building, Denver, is treating ore in its 100-ton mill at Empire, and two carloads of ore, that return $50 per ton, are being shipped daily. The average force is six men.
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The St. George Mine, on Douglass Mountain, near Georgetown, Colorado, has been taken over by a group of men from Maine and is being operated under the name of the Colorado-Main. Company. George Leece, who handled the work for the St. George concern, continues as manager. Considerable ore has been blocked out and two shifts will be maintained in the mine and mill.
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The East Butte mill at Silver Plume, Colorado, Barney Cartney, manager, is being operated during three shifts, and driers, and some other machinery are being installed. The new equipment is expected to effect a lower cost of handling and a higher recovery of ore values.
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The King Solomon Mining Company, Frisco, Colorado, has started work on its No. 11 vein and expects to get on the list of shippers shortly. Henry Heckman is superintendent. If development warrants, additional men will be engaged. S. H. Alexander, 896 South Franklin Street, Denver, is president and general manager of the King Solomon.
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The Marquette Mining Company, Harry Newmeyer, manager; Blackhawk, Colorado, has opened an oreshoot 150 feet below the bottom of the old shaft in the Polly Tunnel. The ore shows ruby silver, and lead and gold values.
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Lomer brothers, leasing the Specie Payment mine on Bellevue Mountain in the Idaho Springs District in Colorado, have purchased the Scanlon five-stamp mill on Clear Creek, in the western part of the district. Ten tons of ore are being run daily and the percentage of recovery is said to be high.
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A group of engineers, said to represent a large smelting concern, have visited the St. Louis group of 25 patented claims in Saguache County, Colorado, near Bonanza. The mine has not been operated in recent years, but yields a refractory ore of gold, silver, copper and zinc. It is understood that the engineers were favorably impressed with the group and plan to erect an electric smelter in the event the mine is taken over. There is not enough power in the district to support an operation of this nature, and, if the deal goes through, an additional power project will have to be launched.
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There is understood to be considerable activity in the Alma district in Colorado, where 80 men are working the South London mine and seven four-horse outfits are hauling the high-grade ore to the railroad for shipment to Leadville. The South London Extension, which owns a half interest in the South London, paid its regular dividend of 10 cents per share on the common stock, May 28.
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The Grimes brothers of Denver, who purchased the Smuggler-Union mills and property at Telluride, Colorado, have recovered approximately $15,000 in gold from sweepings and amalgam from the mills that fell to the floor, and stuck in sections of the machinery, while the ore was being smelted. They have paid a quarter of a million dollars for the property and expect to recover a half million. The Smuggler-Union has produced 50 millions in precious metals. It has not been decided whether the property will be worked or sold to eastern mining interests.
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The recent showing made by the New El Paso Mines, Inc., A. F. Woodward, general manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, is on the second level to the south and near the “jewelry shop” stope, at a depth of 810 feet below the surface. The vein is more than three feet wide, with a main streak of high grade assaying $26,840 in gold per ton. Already over 400 pounds of the high-grade ore have been sacked.
Miners are stoping to discover the extent of the ore-shoot, which is widening at the top, with sylvanite and calaverite still much in evidence. Some winzing has been done at the bottom of the drift, and disclosed sylvanite as far as the winze extended. Until the size of the oreshoot is determined, miners will drill ahead before mining any great quantity of ore. The drift on the sixth level of the mine is making good headway and its face is in smoky quartz.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 9 30 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL for SEPTEMBER 30, 1929

COLORADO

The Cain Leasing Company, Sol Cain, manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has entered ore, assaying $6.40 a ton in drifting, at the second level, in the Solomon Mine, of the United Gold Mines Company, at Midway, which it is operating under lease. The finding of ore follows three months’ development. On the first level, the leasing company has mined out an oreshoot 60 feet long and some of the carloads returned better than $100 a ton.
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The mill building of the Shenandoah-Dives Syndicate, Charles A. Chase, agent, Silverton, Colorado, is completely enclosed and it is expected will be ready to receive ore by November 1. A new five-story hotel is being erected at the mine, and will be ready to accommodate the miners, by December 1. Foundations are being laid for the tram, which is to be 10,000 feet long with a capacity to carry 80 tons an hour.
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The Vertex Mining Company, Silverton, Colorado, Charles Mayotte, superintendent, is receiving machinery, which is being installed in its new mill. The American Wire Company is rushing construction on an 8,500-foot tram-line, connecting the mill with the Buffalo Boy Gold-Silver Mine.
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The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company will resume production at its fluorspar mines at Wagon Wheel Gap, nine miles from Creede, Colorado. G. W. Botsford, superintendent of the Orient Mine at Villa Grove, has arrived at Creed to look after the work. Between 30 and 50 men will be employed and from 100 to 150 tons of ore produced daily. The mill will require eight men to operate it, and will be run one shift daily at the start. These deposits were purchased by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, in 1924, and operated until the spring of 1927, when they were closed because flux for making steel at the Pueblo plant, could be produced elsewhere cheaper.
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It is understood that a rich vein has been opened, in the Mountain Lily Mine, near La Plata, Colorado, by D. P. Eddy, Byron Eddy and Dave Muir, who are leasing the ground. The vein is said to carry good values across its entire face, with a streak of high-grade four to 14 inches wide, carrying from 11 to 98 ounces silver, and upwards of 35 ounces gold to the ton. This mine was located in the ‘90s, and during its early operation, yielded more than $100,000 worth of ore. Due to the high cost of transporting the ore over the mountain trails, some means of milling the ore will have to be provided.
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The Newlife Mining and Milling Corporation intends to build a new dam to conserve water, and to construct cabins on its property, at Rollinsville, Colorado, according to General Manager Walter E. Burlingame. In mine development, the shaft is to be lowered 200 feet further, depending upon the results encountered.
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Plans are to install a power plant, with Diesel engine, at the Legal Tender mine, according to Charles W. Lerchen, Box 566, Idaho Springs, Colorado, general manager for the company. Drifting and upraising are being done well in advance, of stoping ore. About 1,100 feet of new road has been built to 100-ton ore chutes at the dumps to facilitate truck transportation from the mine to the main highway and railroad. This will permit handling low-grade as well as high-grade ores.
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The Santa Eulalia Mines Company, Pressley A. Phillips, general manager, 1024 East Nineteenth Avenue, Denver, Colorado, intends rebuilding an old road so that equipment can be hauled in to drive a transportation and drainage tunnel. The work has been temporarily held up on account of lack of capital. As surveyed, the tunnel will be 1,600 feet in length, cutting the lode at a vertical depth of nearly 600 feet and opening three well-defined seams of ore exposed near the surface.
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The Windsor Gold Mining Company, Jesse Taylor, president, Windsor, Colorado, is patenting its Pirate property, about 10 miles northeast of Leadville, Colorado, and at the same time, is driving a tunnel to open an oreshoot exposed in the prospect tunnel at a depth of 50 feet below the tunnel. This concern is organized under the laws of the State of Colorado, and only a small amount of treasury stock has been sold. Most of the stockholders are local.
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Arrangements will be made for building a 50-ton flotation plant at the property of the Midnight Mining Company, F. D. Willoughby, president and manager, Aspen, Colorado. On August 19, final connection was made with old stopes in the Midnight Mine, from the end of a 6,700-foot adit and raises totaling 360 feet. All workings were found in fine condition, ready for production. It is estimated that 50,000 tons of lead-zinc-silver ore, averaging $15 per ton, are available. A crosscut is to be run at the tunnel level and next level above to intersect an ore body on its downward extension, so that ore can be taken out for the proposed mill, and for shipments direct to the smelter.
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The Quartz Hill Holding Company, Robert H. Sayre, general manager, Idaho Springs, Colorado, is un-watering the California Mine, at the rate of 750,000 gallons in 24 hours, to see if the ore is as good as it is said to have been when the former owners quit working, on account of being drowned out. This is the only mine that has been worked below the tunnel level, which cuts it 1,700 feet below the surface. The California Mine is about 2,248 feet deep and will be un-watered below the tunnel, by pumps.
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During the last four months the Argo mill has been working two shifts and within 30 days it is planned to be milling 24 hours daily.
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The Le Clair Mines Company, John Tait Milliken, general manager, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is considering plans for building a flotation-cyanide plant to accommodate the needs of the mine. The mine was opened and production started on March 4. Developments will be centered for the most part in the Anaconda and Ophelia tunnels, or north half of the property.
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Machinery, including a compressor and air drills, is to be installed at the Gray Eagle Mine, according to Manager James Sweetser, Cripple Creek, Colorado. Plans are to crosscut about 40 feet from the 60-foot level of the No. 2 shaft to the granite contact. The No. 1 shaft is 60 feet deep, and is to be sunk another 100 feet, and lateral development done at the 150 level. At this depth the vein is believed to be 60 feet from the shaft.
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The constructive program of the R. D. Webb Mining Company during the past six months, has been centered on the building of one three-story bunkhouse, to replace the buildings destroyed by snow-slides last spring. In mine development, ore will be developed in the Edna Tunnel on the San Juan Group, in the Jack Pot Tunnel on the Owens group, in the Big Blue Tunnel on the Big Blue Mine, and in the Sunny Chief Tunnel of the Sunny Chief group of claims. H. S. Brown of Canon City, Colorado, is general manager.
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Rawley Mines, Inc., Arthur N. Sweet, general manager, Bonanza, Colorado is building 3,000 feet of flume. Several long crosscuts have been started and a tailings dam is being built.
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Leasers are working the property of the West Gold Mines Company at Idaho Springs, Colorado, but the company will begin work as soon as the 75-ton cyanide mill, now under construction, is finished. About 150,000 tons of telluride ore, averaging $10 a ton, are broken and on the dumps. It is planned to sink a shaft to tap a new vein encountered on the second level. This shaft will be of three compartments, and the ore can be taken directly to the mill. J. A. Hinds, 516 Denham Building, Denver, is president and manager.
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The Ophir Bondholders’ Committee is considering the building of a mill at its property, near Ophir, Colorado. S. D. Rogers, 445 Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is general manager of the organization, and C. R. Wilfley, C. A. Johnson Building, Denver, is consulting engineer.
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The Emma Development Company, George E. Ward, manager, Dunton, Colorado, has been remodeling its mill, from stamps and tables, to flotation. A new water flume has been installed. Ore, carrying commercial values in gold and silver, has been opened both above and below the tunnel. Percy Krantz is mining engineer and assayer for the company.
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The Chain O Mines Company. J. M. Tippett, mill superintendent, Blackhawk, Colorado, made a shipment weighing 845 ounces gold, representing last month’s production, to the Denver mint. It was worth $17,000. This gold was caught on amalgamation plates below the ball and rod mills, and in the trap, before the pulp passes over the plates. The remaining gold goes with the concentrates, which will be treated later by cyanidation. A recent shipment of two carloads of lead concentrates was shipped from the mill to the Leadville smelter for treatment.
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The Lombard mill, of the Swift Sure Mining Company, is ready for operation, which will begin in a few days. An important feature is that entire handling and milling of the ore will be by gravity. The Lombard property, located nine miles from Idaho Springs, Colorado, has contributed largely to the fortunes made from mining in the state, and the No. 4 tunnel cuts these same ore bodies at a depth of approximately 1,150 feet from the surface. Sufficient milling ore is available for continuous operation. Charles S. Ripley is general manager for the Swift Sure Company, and A. V. Dickson is mine superintendent.
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B. N. and Moody Ramsey, owners of the Gladiator mining property on Hotchkiss Mountain, near Lake City, Colorado, have opened an ore body, assaying 200 ounces silver, 4 ounces gold and 30 per cent copper to the ton. The ore was found in an outcropping vein, near the surface, and the vein is six feet wide. A tunnel has been started into the ore. The Ramsey brothers expect to store the ore in bins, until the railroad to Lake City is repaired of the damage caused by wash outs.
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Golconda Mines, Ltd., Lake City, Colorado, is operating under the management of B. T. Leach. This is the mine in the Lake City District from which Jensen Brothers took out some rich gold and silver ore about 15 years ago.
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Regardless of the threat that the Colorado and Southern may discontinue its Denver-Leadville line, mine owners and miners alike in Park County, continue work. Possibly the railroad will find it advantageous to continue the line. If not, it is expected that Alma will be connected with the Denver and Rio Grande Western at Buena Vista, a survey being made, or that Alma will connect with the old Colorado Midland at Hartsel and have a direct route from Hartsel to the Golden Cycle mill, at Colorado Springs.
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James T. Burns of Denver, Colorado, has uncovered a two-foot vein, running 77 per cent lead and 13 ounces silver, or about $94 to the ton, at the head of Burns Gulch, in the Silverton District. The gulch is named for his father, who discovered the Smuggler-Union Mines at Telluride, and disposed of them in 1882 to Aidsip and Skull of Philadelphia.
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The Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado, L. O. Carlton, general manager, has declared its regular quarterly dividend of 2 cents a share, payable October 10 to stockholders of record September 80. It will call for $24,400. Company officials are considering plans for the construction of a tramway from the Cresson orehouse dump, to its loading station at Eclipse, with the intention of milling the entire dump in the Golden Cycle plant. The dump is said to contain about 250,000 tons of low-grade ore and a production of 200 tons daily is planned. One plan is to build an aerial tram and load the ore from the dump into hoppers by a steam shovel.
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Sam Dowell, working the Excelsior mining claims in the western Durango district, Colorado, has uncovered a four-foot vein, which carries gold, silver and copper, worth about $40 a ton. The vein is a true fissure, the ore found on the contact of the lime and granite.
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Since the landslides on the Rio Grande Southern railroad wore cleared, the Rico Argentine Mining Company, Rico, Colorado, has shipped 750 tons of ore to the Salt Lake City smelters. There are about 3,000 tons to be shipped yet. Fred Price, 589 Atlas Block, Salt Lake City, Utah, is general manager.
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The Quartz Hill Mining Company, Idaho Springs, Colorado, is milling ore in the Argo Mill, at the portal of the tunnel. This plant is treating 125 tons of ore a day and expects to be milling 250 tons daily before the end of the year, according to Robert Sayre, who is in charge of operations. A strike in the Argo Tunnel, has been developed 150 feet in length, and is six feet in width. The ore varies from $20 to $100 per ton in its gold, silver and copper content.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 10 15 1929

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THE MINING JOURNAL for OCTOBER 15, 1929

COLORADO

The sum of $60,000 was disbursed by the Golden Cycle Mining and Reduction Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado, during the month of September. Payment was made to the shareholders at the rate of 4 cents a quarter.
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The King Lease, Inc., Joe. King, general manager, Ouray, Colorado, operating the Camp Bird Mine, has ordered mill machinery, although it is probable that the plant will not be set up until spring. Ore is being hauled to Ouray, daily, and, now that the freight service has been restored, shipments are being made.
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The Mountain Top Mining Company, G. H. Beebe, general manager, Ouray, Colorado, is dismantling its mill and mov ing it to the Treasury Tunnel. It is planned to run the Yankee Girl dump through the mill and to handle custom ore after the expansion is completed.
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The Mikado Development Company, composed of Detroit capital, has purchased the Morgan group of 16 lode mining claims and millsite, at Montezuma, Colorado, for about $40,000. Charles C. Latham is president of the company, Thomas M. Scannell is vice-president, and Fred E. Peters is secretary and treasurer. Through three tunnels, this ground has been opened about 3,000 feet. The main ore body shows pay rock across a width of 18 inches to two feet that returns 50 per cent lead, 40 per cent zinc and 11 ounces silver to the ton.
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The Summit Mining and Milling Company, William Bergren, manager, Montezuma, Colorado, is sinking a winze 400 feet from the portal of the middle tunnel in the Bullion Mine. At a depth of 40 feet there is a foot of heavy lead-silver ore with three feet of copper sulphide, said to carry 7 per cent copper, 30 ounces silver and .5 ounce gold to the ton. It is planned to mill the ore, probably in the Bollivar Mill near by. This company is a subsidiary of the Mikado Development Company, and Charles C. Latham of Detroit is vice-president of the Summit Company.
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A strike has been made by the Marlin Mining, Milling and Power Company, Montezuma, Colorado, that shows a streak of galena, one foot in width, in the 800-foot tunnel. A 25-pound sample returned 65 per cent lead and 15 ounces silver to the ton, according to Walter Head, who is in charge of the work.
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Since August 1, more than 10 carloads of ore, have been shipped by the Kelso National Mining Company, O. B. Willmarth, general manager, Georgetown, Colorado, and two more are ready for consignment. Of these, two were shipped to the Argo Mill, five cars to the Georgetown Mill and the remaining three to the smelter. The mine is in high altitude and will have to be closed this month.
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The Royal Tiger Mines Company, John A. Johnson, superintendent, Tiger, Colorado, is putting in a coffer dam where the Blue River Canyon leads from the “Goose Pasture.” Day and night shifts are working. The dam will be able to supply about 2,500 horsepower of energy to
operate a power plant, to be built at the pit on the south end of Main Street. From the dam, the water will flow through a new pipe line about 4,000 feet, to connect with the Gold Pan pipe line, which was originally built for placer operations, and is 60 inches in diameter.
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The La Plata Mines Company is shipping concentrates regularly from the Gold King Mine in the La Plata district, Colorado. A large body of low-grade ore has been proven. Wind breaks have been constructed with the hope of preventing the snow from blocking the road and, if successful, the company will work all winter.
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The Republic Metal Mines Corporation, J. W. Belco, manager, which has been developing the Gold Cup Tunnel in the eastern end of Taylor Park, has the bore in more than 3,000 feet, with about 100 feet to go to reach the Gold Cup vein, w hich produced about $2,000,000 during the ‘80s. The tunnel was in 1,909 feet and 350 feet deep when Belco and his associates took it over.
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Following a 60-day shut down, the Rose City Ore Company resumed work in its Ada Bell Mine, on the south side of Raven Hill, in the Cripple Creek District, Colorado. J. T. Milliken of Colorado Springs, is supervising the work and will sink the shaft down to 300 feet. Surveys show that the ore has a downward trend.
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Penrose Mines, Inc., J. F. McDonald, general manager, Leadville, Colorado, has lowered the water 340 feet below the collar of the shaft, removing an average of 2,000 gallons per minute for four weeks. This mine is 875 feet deep and has nine levels. The unwatering of the Penrose shaft has also unwatered some other mines in the district, proving that there is some connection, evidently bored by the water. Sam Sherman is in charge of the pumping.
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Fire, of unknown origin, destroyed the tram house, ore bins, and washhouse, at the May Day Mine in the La Plata District, 20 miles northwest of Durango, Colorado. The loss is estimated at about $25,000.
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It is understood that the 200-ton flotation plant is in operation at the Ute and Ulay Mine, Lake City, Colorado, and there is enough ore to keep the mill in operation for several years. M. B. Burke, owner of the mine, has been in conference with President Pyeatt, of the Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad, regarding putting in the section of the railroad, washed out by cloudbursts. Other mines are working in the district and it is believed that together they can supply enough freight to make it profitable for the railroad.
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The Quartz Hill Central Mining Company, Charles L. Gage, president, Central City, Colorado, is making daily shipments to the Argo Mill at Idaho Springs, Colorado. Some of the cave-ins in this old mine have been cleared and ore, running from $45 to $70 a ton, has been opened on some of the levels. An ore bin is being erected where the ore will be dumped and loaded into trucks by gravity.
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The Climax Molybdenum Company, W. J. Coulter, general superintendent, Climax, Colorado, is boring a new tunnel and will erect an addition to its mill. The new tunnel will be connected with the old workings by a winze. The ground is so heavy that 12x12 timbers are required to hold it in place. Hamilton and Gleason have the contract to build the addition to the mill, which will have a capacity of about 2,000 tons daily.
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The Manhattan Leasing Company is developing the Manhattan Claim of the Commodore Mining Company at Creede, Colorado, adjoining the Bachelor on the south. A compressor will be installed to speed up development. The company, unincorporated, has been organized by Charles F. Hollister of Creede, president; W. F. Drake of Pueblo, vice-president, and C. A. Pennebaker of Pueblo, secretary and treasurer.
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The Guston Development Syndicate, Frank L. Ross, general manager, Ouray, Colorado, plans to enlarge its orehouse and bins, cover the track, from the portal of the tunnel to the orehouse, a distance of 400 feet, and install a hoist and portable compressor. During several months, development has been confined to reopening the old workings of the mine by connecting the sixth level with the Joker Tunnel, which passes through the property, and rebuilding a manway and ore chute to the fifth level, then to the fourth and third. Drifts will be run northerly from the fourth and sixth levels.
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The Revenue group of mines, near Ouray, Colorado, has been taken over by D. W. R. Kinney of Tulsa, Oklahoma; K. Clover of St. Marys, Ohio, and E. H. Kennedy of Tulsa. Mr. Kennedy has charge of cleaning out the tunnel, repairing ventilators, and installing wires for light and power. Upon the completion of this work, equipment will be installed and it is planned to have everything ready for work before winter sets in.
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The Ute Gold Mining Company, John H. Turner, president and manager, Como, Colorado, is pushing the development of its placer property, and expects to reach bedrock, before the winter sets in. On the Ute fissure vein, the tunnel is in 300 feet and recent assays have shown about $19 per ton in gold and silver.
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It is understood that litigation in which the Silver Leaf Metals, Inc., has been involved has been settled, all bills paid, and the company may resume the development of the Bluebird Mine, on Bull Hill, in the Cripple Creek District in Colorado. E. N. Goodlett, 527 Temple Court Building, Denver, is general manager of the company.
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A carload of concentrates is ready for shipment to the Durango smelter, from the Highland Mary Mine at Howardsville, Colorado, according to E. A. Hayett, manager and one of the owners. The mill has been running on ore from the dumps. During former operations, ore running higher than $50 was shipped from the workings, but there are still available on the various levels, many tons that run at, or below, that figure. Power is furnished by a hydroelectric plant on the company’s property.
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Work has ceased in both the mine and mill of the Lackawanna Mining Company, Silverton, Colorado, following the visit of President C. H. Smith of Ogden, Utah. Lack of funds is said to be the reason for this move, and it is hoped that it will be but temporary. Since Utah capital took over this property three years ago, more than $100,000 has been spent in development and mill construction. Two carloads of lead concentrates, averaging 50 percent lead, 20 ounces silver and $6 gold to the ton, were shipped to the Durango smelter recently.
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Manager Edward Butts, expects to start shipping from the Griffith Mine, at Georgetown, Colorado, within a few weeks. The Griffith Vein has been opened more than 100 feet, and is from 10 inches to nearly four feet wide. Lead and copper are the principal values.
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GOLDEN CYCLE MILL FLOTATION MACHINERY TMJ 10 30 1929

GOLDEN CYCLE PUTS IN FLOTATION MACHINERY

Of major importance in Colorado mining circles is the new flotation plant being placed in operation at Colorado Springs, by the Golden Cycle Corporation. This is the first unit of a larger plant, erected at a cost of more than $80,000, and has a capacity to treat 200 tons of ore daily.

The process evolved in milling is the result of many months’ research on the part of the staff of the corporation and the mill directorate. Much of the new machinery has been developed in the company’s shops by employees and shop rights have been obtained, while the remainder has been furnished by the Denver Equipment Company. More than 10 months were required in purchasing or forging the various machines and setting them in place.

This plant has been constructed so that additional units can be added as needed and means the reclaiming of millions of dollars from ores that have, up to this time, been of too low grade to handle profitably.

Due to the decline in tonnage in the Cripple Creek district in recent years, other sources were looked for. One of the first outside districts to send its ores to the Golden Cycle plant was the Leadville district. Later came silver ores from Creede camps, and now through improved metallurgy, it is possible to handle ores from nearly all of the major camps of Colorado, including not only Cripple Creek, but Boulder, Telluride, San Juan, Idaho Springs, Leadville, and others.

The annual payroll of the Golden Cycle Corporation is approximately $300,000 and is likely to be increased as units are added to the flotation plant.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 10 30 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL for OCTOBER 30, 1929

COLORADO

The Leadville Deep Mines Company, George 0. Argall, manager, Leadville, Colorado, is hoisting 10,000 tons of ore monthly from a depth of 1,420 feet. The ore is mostly low grade, but it is being handled at a profit.
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William G. Rock of Denver, Colorado, and associates, have taken over the Victor Mine, on the east slope of Bull Hill, in the Cripple Creek District, and will equip its main shaft with an electric hoist. The shaft is in good condition, except at the collar, and this will be retimbered.
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The Continental Dredging Company, C. A. Kaiser, general manager, Breckenridge, Colorado, placed its dredge at the two-mile bridge, north of that town, in operation early in October. Water is plentiful and enough ground is ahead for several years’ work. Twelve men are employed by the Continental company, under Superintendent Trevor Thomas.
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Thirty-five tons of ore have been shipped from the Little Annie Mine, in the Summitville District, near Del Norte, Colorado, operated by J. C. Wiley and Jack Pickens. The gold content of the ore varies from 7 to 40 ounces to the ton.
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It is understood that a group of New York men have taken a bond and lease on the Omega group of 18 patented mining claims, on the east end of Prospect Mountain, near Leadville. The property is owned by the estates of J. J. Brown and S. D. Nicholson. No work has been done in this ground for several years.
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During September, 15 carloads of ore were shipped from Ouray, Colorado. The shipments included: 10 carloads from the Camp Bird Mine; two carloads from the Guston Development Company; two from the Beaver and Belfast mines, and one from the Yankee Girl Mine.
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Waggoner and Hayes, operating the Idaho Bride Mine, in Virginia Canyon, near Idaho Springs, Colorado, have opened a two-foot width of ore that averages 80 per cent lead. Ore bins and loading chutes are being erected at the mine.
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The Precious Metals Mining Company, Frank E. Wire of Denver, manager, has opened a body of ore 150 feet from the portal of its main tunnel, in the Empire District, and at the intersection of two veins. A streak of ore was opened and in four feet of drifting widened to 10 inches. While no assays have been made yet, it is a lead ore with associated values in copper, iron, gold and silver.
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Mattie Consolidated Mines, Inc., R. R. Mitchell, president and general manager, Idaho Springs, Colorado, is said to have opened ore assaying as high as $1,000 per ton at a depth of 1,100 feet. It has been followed 60 feet and varies from six to 12 inches in width.
The $100,000 mill destroyed by fire has been rebuilt and each of the three shifts are taking 5 ounces of gold from the plates daily. Rougher concentrates, assaying from $300 to $2,700 per ton, are being shipped, and large quantities of float, running from $70 to $200 per ton, are being placed in bins. James Emerson is mine superintendent and has 25 men at work.
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The Master Key Mining Company, P. D. Alsdorf, president and general manager, is making arrangements to resume work at its property, one-half mile north of Columbine, Colorado. The ground was held for 35 years by Thomas Kleckner and is developed mostly by a shaft. A. H. Staples of New York City is to finance proposed developments and is at the mine now.
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The Mountain Cross Granite Company, S. S. Sherman of Denver, manager, is working 25 men at its quarry in the Federal District on the Chaffee-Fremont County line, and expects to increase this number as soon as road conditions are improved. The company has a dressing plant and mill at Salida, 15 miles northeast. Mail is received regularly at Federal from Salida, and an effort is being made to establish a postoffice. The public school there has an enrollment of 12.
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It is understood that the Bjorn Placer Mining Syndicate, Joseph Bjorn, president, is operating a dredging machine of 1,000 tons daily capacity at McCoy, Eagle County, Colorado. The separator was invented by T. W. Ainlay and C. E. Gish of Farnam, Nebraska. It is bowl-shaped, lined with riffles following the curvature. When rotated, the gold is retained in the undercut riffles and the sand and gravel are thrown out over the edge. The gravel is delivered into the hopper by means of a scoop. The machine is used only on gravel assaying more than 25 cents in gold per cubic yard, and the cost of treatment is from 10 to 12 cents per cubic yard.
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During a recent visit to Silverton, Colorado, Dr. F. L. R. Mattern of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, acquired a bond and lease on the Silver Fleet group of mining claims, in Cement Creek. Mr. Mattern entered into the contract with Andy Bostian and John Lind and intends to resume work under the supervision of Mr. Bostian.
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The Empire Zinc Company, Russell B. Paul, manager, 301 Harrison Avenue, Canon City, will build pockets at its underground mill on the Eagle River, near Redcliff, to hold ore from the Newhouse Tunnel. The mill is about 100 feet above this tunnel and is expected to be in operation before the end of this year. A three-mile tailing flume has been built to Aster City to prevent pollution of the Eagle River. The Public Service Company has the contract to furnish electric power.
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The Vertex Mining Company, Charles Mayotte, superintendent, Silverton, Colorado, expects to place its new mill in operation about November 1. Eleven towers support an 8,500-foot tramline, connecting the Buffalo Boy mine. A building, 30x70 feet, is being erected to house the ore crusher and other machinery. A recovery of $10 to $15 per ton is anticipated.
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Because of fire which destroyed the Terrible Mine, near Ilse, Colorado, about a year ago, the post office at Ilse has been closed. Practically all of the miners have gone to Lake City. The Terrible Mine is owned by Robert D. Webb of Louisiana.
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W. S. Bruner, Vic. Porter, G. Caster, and W. A. Collins, have leased the Colorado City shaft of the Portland Gold Mining Company at Cripple Creek. They will build a shaft house, install a hoist and expect to be shipping in a short time.
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A deed transferring the Tomboy mining property at Telluride, Colorado, from Gio Oberto to J. H. Moore, has been filed with the county clerk. The deed covers all of the properties conveyed to Oberto by the Tomboy Gold Mines Company, Ltd., on April 26, 1927.
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The Continental Divide Development Company, Aspen, Colorado, D. P. Rohlfing, manager, has opened a large tonnage of ore, averaging $14 per ton. Several carloads of high-grade ore were shipped to the smelter at Leadville, and the low-grade ore will be treated in the old Brown mill, which is being reconditioned. Continental Divide recently took over the McVeigh properties, adjacent to the Brown, and comprising 153 acres, giving it more than 1,000 acres at its Aspen camp. An offer has been made to lease the Hyman properties, which are under the management of W. H. Anderson.
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The Butte Mining Company, B. M. Cartney, superintendent, Silver Plume, Colorado, operating the Dives-Pelican, and the Seven-Thirty mines, are working three shifts a day, 25 men employed. Sufficient ore has been opened up to keep the mill going throughout the winter. The ore will not be exposed therefore will not freeze. J. H. Warner, 1016 First National Bank Building, Denver, is president and general manager of the Butte company.
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The Martin Syndicate is erecting a three-story boarding house at its camp, three miles from Eureka, Colorado. Housing will be erected to take care of a 1,500-cubic foot compressor, and upon its completion, a 9x13-foot double track tunnel will be driven. The objective of the tunnel is a system of parallel veins, ranging from three to 80 feet in width. London and New York men are financing the project.
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Two shifts are blocking out ore for the Hahns Peak Gold Mining and Milling Company, H. A. Granberg, superintendent, Columbine, Colorado. During the past summer the mine was unwatered and satisfactory progress made. The Hahns Peak is one of the companies favoring smelting facilities at Denver. At present the Denver smelter is treating only vanadium ores from the United States Steel Company, but additional units are being added so that custom ore can be taken care of.
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Two strikes have been reported recently by the Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, A. H. Beebe, superintendent. One is an eight-foot width of mineralized rock at the 1,400 level that for the last 25 feet has averaged $100 per ton from grab samples. A test shipment of this ore was sent to the Golden Cycle mill. The other strike is northwest of the shaft, at the ninth level and, while of lower grade than the former showing, has indications of being extensive.
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The Pittsburg-Notaway Mining Company, J. T. Macey, president, 711 1/2 B. & C. Building, Denver, Colorado, which has been crosscutting on the 900-foot level of its property, near Central City, has opened into the East Notaway claim. Considerable water was released and is draining into the Pittsburg sump, where it is being taken care of by pumps. Development of the Notaway vein will be undertaken as soon as the ground is dry.
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Mill Superintendent J. M. Tippett is treating an average of 175 tons of ore daily in the plant of the Chain 0’ Mines Company at Blackhawk, Colorado, and expects to increase that tonnage to 800 tons as soon as the other water line is laid, and some additional machinery is installed in the crushing department. All the derricks for the aerial tram, which will carry the ore from the La Crosse tunnel, to the mill, have been completed, ready for stringing the ropes.
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According to A. S. Sharp of Leadville, Colorado, owner of the Hilltop Mine, negotiations are under way in New York City, to raise finances for the development of that mine, and the Granite property. The latter is nearly 3,000 acres of gold placer ground, extending from the Lake County line, into Chaffee County. The principal development of the Hilltop, is a 500-foot shaft, from which four million dollars is said to have been produced in the past from gold-silver-lead-zinc ores. Pending the result of financing, a tunnel will be run about 3,200 feet into the Hilltop ground, from the Leadville side of Mosquito Range, to cut the contact.
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It is understood that the Big Cross Mining Company at Silverton, Colorado, and a syndicate of lessees, are considering building a mill of about 250-ton daily capacity. Dr. S. G. Dowdey of Lamar, trustee and treasurer of the Big Cross company, intends to continue development with a small crew until cold weather sets in.
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Wigton and Long of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, owners of the New York group and the Weagle lode at Montezuma, Colorado, expect to resume operations. Three shifts were employed before the shutdown.
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E. C. Strickler of Montezuma, Colorado, is in charge of work at the Fisherman property at that place, owned by Thomas Dougan of Denver. Six claims make up the group. The crosscut tunnel is in about 1,100 feet and the shipping ore is worth $100 a ton.
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The Consolidated Extension Mines Company, Harry J. Newton, president, 312 Jacobson Building, Denver, has driven the Little May tunnel, 400 feet into Newton Hill, in the Cripple Creek District, in Colorado. Thirty-five feet of that distance has been in ore, worth as high as $880 per ton.

The East Argentine Development Company, J. W. Old, general superintendent, Georgetown, Colorado, is making steady shipments from the Santiago Mine, in the East Argentine District, to the Argo mill, at Idaho Springs. Although this mine is at an altitude of 13,000 feet, plans are being considered for all-winter development. W. L. Stites, 527 South Bannock Street, Denver, is president and general manager.
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At Cripple Creek, Colorado, the Queen Exploration Company, Inc., J. T. Milliken, manager, is shipping at the rate of three carloads daily, from a stope 85 feet across and carrying good values. The Pinnacle Mine, on the north contact, operated by the Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company, A. D. Myers, superintendent, continues heavy production from the Mitchell oreshoot. To date, the latter has a record of shipping 80 cars, averaging $6000 a carload.
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Judge Jesse C. Wiley, in the District Court at Creede, Colorado, has rendered judgment for $48,000 in favor of the Commodore Mining Company, against the Bachelor Mining and Milling Company. The amount was based upon the value of ore extracted in 1923, from the Archimedes claim. It is said that the Bachelor will ask for an appeal.
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Warren Prosser, Exchange Building, Denver, has resumed the management of the North Star Mine at Silverton, Colorado, and is negotiating for finances to reopen the mine, and equip it with flotation machinery. During the last eight months, the mine was under the management of S. M. Weir.
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Night and day shifts are working in both the mine and mill of the Commonwealth Tunnel Transportation Company, C. G. Breitenbach, president, Georgetown, Colorado. The recent installation of a compressor and some other machinery has speeded up underground work. The mill is now running on ore from the Kelso Mining Company, which is developing in the same district. Percy Williams is superintendent, Leon Shay is master mechanic and Theodore Swanson is in charge of the compressor and blacksmith shop.
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Inclement weather has delayed the moving of machinery to the property of the East Euclid Mining Company, Mancos, Colorado, Clay Williams, manager. Lou Wigmore is working on the main vein, which has a width of about seven feet and is heavily impregnated with minerals. The stoping depth on this vein is nearly 50 feet.
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Samples of ore cut at a depth of 85 feet, in the winze on the main vein, by the P. & E. Leasing Syndicate, assayed 355 ounces silver and 42 per cent lead to the ton. The vein is from three to four and one-half feet thick. Sinking is slow because it takes a day to muck after the shots are fired, and only five feet of depth is gained in three days. Herman Emperius, of Alamosa, is president of the company, and his associates are P. T. Poxson of Denver, secretary to Governor Adams, and J. D. Fisher of Colorado Springs, engineer. The P. & E. Company has a three-year lease on the Pittsburgh, Last Chance, Del Monte, Aspen, and Ruth Elder properties in the Creede District.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 11 30 1929

for NOVEMBER 30, 1929

COLORADO

The St. Louis Smelting and Refining Company, Rico, Colorado, D. M. Kline, superintendent, is shipping an average of 150 tons of ore daily. The ore is a heavy sulphide, carrying as high as 50 percent lead and zinc combined. Transportation from the district has been handicapped by the disuse of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, which was covered for several hundred yards, last spring, by the Ames slide. All of the ore is shipped to Utah by way of Durango, making the haul about 600 miles farther.
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The Manganese Mines Company of America, John N. Kerr, manager, 1046 Vine Street, Denver, has made financial arrangements for the future development of its property, near Hall’s Siding, Gunnison County, Colorado.
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A three-foot vein of ore has been uncovered in the Alaska Tunnel of the Ward Consolidated Mines Company, E. H. Otis, president and general manager, 1307 Josephine Street, Denver, and is gradually widening in the drift. Further development includes the installation of control power, a compressor house, and ultimately, a mill of about 100-ton daily capacity. The Alaska Tunnel, one of the biggest projects in the Ward District in Colorado, has been driven 2,435 feet. Its objective is the Modoc Property, about 3,000 feet ahead of its face, and during its course, will cut the Wolcke silver-lead, and the Homestretch groups. It will provide drainage for the mine, and gravity transportation of ore out of the mine.
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The Silver Queen Mining Company, L. M. Snow, 509 Central Savings Bank Building, Denver, has taken over the development of four mining claims in Chaffee County, Colorado, near St. Elmo, owned by Preston W. Stovall of Denver, and William H. Plummer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Development has been continued in virgin ground through two tunnels, and has revealed assays as high as 128 ounces silver and 70 percent lead to the ton. Negotiations are under way for a custom mill, built several years ago, and it is intended to build a 1,800-foot tramway, connecting the mine aand mill, and install a compressor, machine drills and other machinery.
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Boston capital is said to have secured control of the Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company, operating the Pinnacle Gold Mine at Cripple Creek, Colorado. Under the management of A. D. Myers of Los Angeles, exploration of the Pinnacle Mine was started in 1928, and 91 carloads of high-grade ore were shipped to reduction plants, between January and November 5, of this year. Regular shipments are from four to eight carloads monthly, and have a gross value of from $183.76 to $1,373.16 per carload. A recent discovery of sylvanite ore in the mine has stimulated activity and is expected to result in an increase in the working force, which is seven to ten men.
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A recent discovery, in one of the two tunnels of the Lincoln Gulch Metal Mines Company, J. J. Yeckel, president and manager, Aspen, Colorado, shows values of 28 ounces gold, and 36 ounces silver. During the last three summers, development has been continued in virgin ground. The company has 320 acres of mineralized land in Lincoln Gulch, eight miles from the highway, and 18 miles from Aspen.
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The Euclid Gold Mining Company is developing property on the North Fork of the West Mancos River, in a small way. A small mill that can treat between eight and one-half, and nine tons of ore during 24 hours, is on the ground. Its machinery includes a crusher, ball mill, a three-cell Sub-A flotation unit, and a Wilfley table, driven by a six-horsepower gasoline engine. Clay Q. Williams, P. 0. Box 412, Mancos, Colorado, is general manager of the company and is operating on his own capital.
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The P. & E. Leasing Syndicate, Herman Emperius, president, Alamosa, Colorado, has shipped two carloads of ore, and a third is nearly ready for consignment. The ore was mined from the Pittsburgh and from the Ruth Elder claims.
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Messrs. Waggoner and Hayes, have installed a power drilling machine, at the Idaho Bride Mine, in Clear Creek County, near Idaho Springs, Colorado, and are extending air lines to the Brighton Mine. The recent showing of high grade is maintaining its width of two feet.
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The Chain 0’ Mines Company, J. M. Tippett, mill superintendent, Blackhawk, Colorado, sent a gold retort, weighing 241 ounces, to the Denver mint. The mill is running three shifts daily, and the shipment was free gold, caught on the amalgamation plates, as the ground pulp passed on to the separation tables. It represents only a portion of the gold contained in the ore, which will later be treated in the cyanide plant. The tram from the La Cross Tunnel has been completed, and will be placed in commission in a few days. The crushing capacity of the plant has been doubled so that enough mill feed can be supplied for the cyanide units, which are nearly ready for milling.
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The Rico Argentine Mining Company, H. S. Worcester, superintendent, Rico, Colorado, has established a raise connection between the Log Cabin Level and the old Tom Walsh Stope, from which, a fortune was mined from the surface to a depth of 300 feet. Walsh stopped work when he struck a step-fault and drifted in a barren limestone. The raise has given access to the No. 5 ore body, where five and one-half feet of lead-zinc-silver ore are available. Production of the company during the month of October amounted to 50 carloads, or 1,250 tons, and even higher output is anticipated during this month.
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The shaft of the Master Key Mining Company, Percy D. Alsdorf, president and general manager, Columbine, Colorado, has been unwatered, and arrangements are being made to operate three shifts daily during the winter. The objective of development is the lower contacts. Coal is being hauled in to insure a winter supply and the shaft house is equipped with modern machinery.
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The Cloverdale Mines Company, W. P. Porch, secretary and general manager, Canon City, Colorado, has closed its property, near Hillside, for the winter.
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A vein of milling ore has been opened in the property of the Sarsfield Consolidated Mining and Milling Company, Jack Flannery, general manager, Alma, Colorado. Through this vein, there is a streak of high grade from 6 to 10 inches wide. The Sarsfield property is at the head of the Platte River, above Alma.
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The new flotation mill of the Empire Chief Mining Company, H. S. Brown, manager, Lake City, Colorado, is turning out a first-class concentrate. Ore from the mine is being transported over an aerial tram 3,600 feet long. Mine development has resulted in the opening of lead, silver, copper and gold values, to a depth of 1,500 feet below the surface. In the No. 4 tunnel some of the ore disclosed recently is worth more than $50 a ton.
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The Sutton Mill, near Ouray, Colorado, purchased last month by G. S. Burtis of Chicago, and associates, has been placed in operation. Its resumption of milling is reflected noticeably in mining conditions in the district. Shortly after being placed in commission, a breakdown was experienced, but it was replaced with machinery from Denver. Two trucks are hauling ore from the Guston dumps, and filling the bins at the mill. Enough ore is available from this source to insure milling for several months, and it is expected that the Sutton Mine will be reopened.
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The Red Raven Gold Mines, Inc., William G. Haldane, president, Western Security Building, Denver, has secured a one-half working interest in the Shurtloff Dump on Bull Hill, in the Cripple Creek District in Colorado. The dump is estimated to contain 150,000 tons of ore, which assays from $2.50 to $32 per ton. The Red Raven is also getting ready to work the Black Bell Group on Beacon Hill, in the Cripple Creek District.

The Red Elephant Mining Company, at Lawson, Colorado, has sold out to New York men, who have organized the Red Elephant Mountain Mining Company. The deal includes 50 patented mining lodes, a 50-ton modern mill, and some town property at Lawson. R. C. Lane, president of the old company, will remain as vice-president and manager of the new company, although these organizations have no connection with each other. Production of the Red Eleplant Mine is over $5,000,000, and Mr. Lane’s company, has invested more than $500,000 in improvements. W. A. Cluff, former president of the Mason Tire and Rubber Company of New York City, is president and chairman of the board of directors of the Red Elephant Mountain Mining Company, and his associates are all prominent eastern men.
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The Mountain Flower Gold Mining, Milling and Prospecting Company, recently organized under the laws of South Dakota, has taken over a property in San Miguel County, Colorado, near Telluride, and is arranging for further development. About $150,000 has been spent in the development of this property, and a 1,325-foot tunnel has opened five veins of ore. Water and timber are available fof work. T. G. Sorter is secretary and treasurer of the company.
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The Delaware Mining Company, Albert Z. Megede, president and manager, Silverton, Colorado, has moved a compressor plant from the Black Prince Mine, to the head of Maggie Gulch, and is making connections for electric power. Development will be started, upon the completion of this work. A 50-foot extension of the crosscut is expected to expose the main vein, which will be drifted on.
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The Western Colorado Power Company is constructing four miles of power line to the Golconda Property of the Golconda San Juan Mine., Inc., located eight miles north of Eureka, Colorado. A. J. Faerber, 208 Kohl Building, Davenport, Iowa, organized this company to work the Golconda, the Empire State, the San Juan Chief, and the Crater groups, embracing 75 mining claims.
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Schmitt brothers of Wichita, Kansas, have opened an office in the Continental Oil Building, Denver, and will act as financial agents in the taking over of the Wano Property, at Jamestown, Boulder County, Colorado. The Wano has been a good producer. H. M. Williamson of Denver is interested in the mine.
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The Altamount Exploration Company, has taken over the Pride of the West Mine and Mill, at the head of Cunningham Gulch, near Silverton, Colorado, where work was discontinued about four months ago, on account of financial difficulties. Miners are breaking ore and it is planned to start milling by the last of this month. The Altamount Company has been organized by Denver, Grand Junction, and local men.
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GOLD KING MINES, CRIPPLE CREEK, CO TMJ 2 28 1931


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DURANGO, CO ACTIVITY TMJ 9 30 1931


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LA PLATA, CO RENEWED MINING ACTIVITY TMJ 8 31 1931


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RED ARROW GOLD DISCOVERY IN LA PLATA DISTRICT CO TMJ 3 30 34

for MARCH 30, 1934 3

UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY reports on

The Red Arrow Gold Discovery in Colorado
The gold discovery on the Red Arrow claim, in La Plata Mountains of Colorado, has created much interest in a district little known in miming literature. The Geological Survey made a brief examination of the property and presents the following report.

A recent discovery of gold at the Red Arrow No. 2 claim, in the La Plata Mountains of Colorado, has attracted much attention in newspaper accounts, and as the district in which this strike was made is little known in mining literature a brief account of the discovery and local geology will be of interest. This account is based upon a brief examination by two members of the United States Geological Survey, made in November 1933, and upon data furnished to them by the Red Arrow Gold Corporation, of Mancos, Colorado, the present operator of the property.

The discovery was made June 3, 1938, on the west side of Gold Run Draw about 500 feet northwest of the junction with the East Mancos River, in section 11, T. 36 N., R. 12 W. This region lies in Montezuma county a little more than a mile northwest of the La Plata county boundary line and about 8 miles east-northeast of the town of Mancos. Raymond and Charles Starr while panning small bars in Gold Run Draw obtained spectacular showings of coarse gold at a point in the creek just below the crossing of a small fissure in the Triassic red beds. Further search and panning up the west slope of the draw led to an examination of the first bedrock outcrop of the rocks, called “La Plata sandstone” in early reports on this region, which overlie the red beds, on the slope well above the bed of the creek. This outcrop, which was comparatively small, proved to contain coarse gold embedded in oxidized vein material in the sandstone.

Since the discovery a small open cut has been made at the surface outcrop, and just below this cut a tunnel has been driven west on the fissure about 110 feet into the hillside. The fissure strikes about due east and dips 60 degrees-10 degrees south at the tunnel. According to the owners the vein has been traced for about 800 feet. The tunnel is about 9,100 feet above sea level and appears to have been driven into the upper sandstone member of the La Plata sandstone at a position 50 to 75 feet above the thin limestone that divides the La Plata into two parts.

The vein and fissured zone as exposed in the tunnel has a width of two to five feet, with an average of three to three and one-half feet. Sandstone county rock composes both hanging wall and footwall and is noticeably fractured and seamed on the hanging-wall side. The vein material is partly friable, porous, and oxidized, and the gangue is composed chiefly of barite with some fragments of the sandstone country rock. Some of the ore contains small amounts of partly oxidized sulphides, among which pyrite, chalcopyrite, and chalcocite can be recognized, and these are seamed by the oxidation products malachite, azurite, and limonite. There Is also a small amount of a clayey substance, possibly a variety of kaolin. The barite and sandstone are locally seamed and stained by these oxidation products. At the breast of the tunnel, over which there is a back of about 50 feet, the center of the vein consists chiefly of massive interlocking barite crystals between which there are vugs and openings filled with limonitic material. This portion of the vein is essentially free of sulphides or of the stain of secondary copper minerals, indicating that the original sulphides had filled in between only portions of the original barite vein material.

As reported by the owners the gold occurs chiefly on the hangingwall or foot-wall. In specimens seen at the property the gold was associated with partly or nearly completely altered sulphides. One streak of ore along the hanging wall is reported to have run from 1 to 8 ounces of gold to the ton and where mined ranged from 20 to 30 inches in width. The foot-wall streak is in places eight to 12 inches wide and contains the coarser nuggets of gold. This coarse gold occurs in platy or foliated form, and pieces were found from a few grains up to eight ounces in weight.. Screenings from this streak yielded 4.4 ounces of gold and 15.8 ounces of silver to the ton. Whether the silver occurs entirely alloyed with the gold or partly in some other form is not known, and none of the specimens examined yielded any information on this point. The owners report a production of 21 tons of ore, yielding $5,441.14, but state that they are holding some of the foliated gold which had not been marketed.

Sufficient development work has not been done to show the primary occurrence of the gold in this locality. The limonitic material was tested and found to contain only traces of manganese, the presence of which is supposed to favor the possibility of slight solution and migration of gold. The coarse form of part of the gold does not favor the possibility that it was derived entirely from oxidation of tellurides, which usually yield a finely divided ‘‘mustard” gold. However, tests carried out on the limonite and partly oxidized sulphides showed the presence of small amounts of tellurium and probably traces of selenium. This would seem to indicate that at least some of the original vein minerals were tellurides of gold, or of gold and silver that have been largely or completely destroyed. Tellurides are known to decompose easily under these near-surface conditions to tellurium oxide or tellurates of iron. Tests of limonite apparently free of visible gold also showed the presence of traces of gold.

Much of the fine or invisible gold thus may have resulted from the destruction of tellurides and pyrite. The large nuggets of gold were more likely formed by slight migration of dissolved gold and its adherence to particles or plates of primary native gold. The concentration at the discovery shoot could thus be due to several factors. First, and probably the most important, the volume decreased through oxidation; second, because of the porosity of the vein material some fine gold may have been carried down mechanically with colloidal and dissolved oxides of iron; finally, a little gold may have been carried in solution or in the colloidal state slight distances and formed the larger nuggets by accretion.

The East Mancos River, near which this discovery was made, rises four miles to the northeast, near the center of the La Plata Mountains. These mountains are the result of a domal uplift that is considerably modified by its position on the southwestern flank of the much broader San Juan uplift, and numerous crosscutting intrusive bodies and sills locally affect the attitude of the strata. The inclined strata dip, in general, away from the central higher areas, and along the East Mancos River near the Red Arrow dip about 10 degrees-12 degrees southwest, but not far above the mine local dips of 30 degrees-40 degrees are superimposed upon this regional dip. Existing maps and literature assign a comparatively minor part to faulting in this area. The principal mapped faults are the east-west Menefee and Parrott faults, In the southern part of the uplift, and a series of faults north of the uplift that strike about N. 60 degrees E’. The down-thrown sides of the faults are generally away from the center of the dome. A few north-south breaks and several northward-trending breccia zones as much as several hundred feet in width are known. These breccia zones may represent fault movements.

The sedimentary rocks exposed in the La Plata uplift, beginning with the oldest formation cropping out in the center of the mountains, comprise (1) the Cutler formation, of Permian age, which consists of arkosic sandstone, conglomerates, and shales of predominating dull red color and of which about 1,200 feet, representing only a part of its total thickness, is exposed; (2) the Dolores formation, of Triassic age, a series of reddish sandstones, grits, and conglomerates of somewhat brighter color than the Cutler and 800 to 500 feet thick, some of the conglomerates containing small limestone pebbles; (3) the Entrada sandstone, of Upper Jurassic age (the lower sandstone member of the La Plata sandstone of older reports), a massive cliff-forming friable white sandstone which is strikingly cross-bedded, 150 to 200 feet thick; (4) the Morrison formation, of Upper Jurassic age, about 550 to 700 feet thick, a complex of alternating yellow or gray sandstones and variegated shales, with some calcareous beds; the lower 150 to 200 feet is a white sandstone which contains several thin shale’ partings and a layer of dark limestone eight to 30 feet thick at its base; this is the sandstone in which the tunnel on the Red Arrow is driven and corresponds to the’ upper sandstone member of the La Plata sandstone of older reports; (5) the Dakota (?) sandstone, of Upper Cretaceous age, a gray or rusty-brown quartzose sandstone 100 to 300 feet thick with a variable conglomerate, which contains small chert pebble, at or near the base, and carbonaceous shale partings at several horizons; (6) the Mancos shale, of Upper Cretaceous age, 1,200 feet thick, a dark gray or almost black soft carbonaceous or clay shale that contains thin lenses or concretions of limestone. Above the Mancos shale are considerable thickness of the Mesaverde formation and Lewis shale, but these lie largely beyond the local effects of the La Plata uplift.
The igneous rocks of the La Plata uplift are all intrusive; surface flows of lava such as cover much of the San Juan u p lift to the northeast are entirely lacking. Near the center of the uplift there are plugs of diorite or monzonite, which cut across earlier porphyritic sheet and dikes.
The La Plata uplift probably corresponds in age and origin to the centers of mineralization and igneous activity in the Rico and Ouray districts, which are older than the great eruptive centers that formed the lava-covered mountains of the San Juan region.
The mineral-producing area of the La Plata Mountains, sometimes known as the California District, is mostly in La Plata County but extends westward and includes part of Montezuma county. The production of the La Plata District to the end of 1933 is $3,923,536 in gold, and $1,226,651 in silver. Small amounts of copper and lead have also been produced.
The ores of the mountains as a whole occur in well-defined veins or in irregular lens-shaped bodies in fissured zones. According to older reports three well-marked sets of fissures occur east-west, northeast, and northwest. The northeast set is distinguished by a large number of zones of crushed rock, cemented by quartz and sulphides. The strongest veins are in the east-west and northeast sets. The veins are commonly tight and narrow in the shale beds but increase in size and productivity in some of the porphyries and sandstone beds.
The principal ore minerals are the tellurides of gold and silver, but other minerals reported include native gold, amalgam, freibergite, tennantite, stephanite and other sulphantimonides and sulpharsenides of silver, pyrite, marcasite, chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, realgar, cinnabar, magnetite, and hematite. The gangue minerals include quartz, chalcedony, calcite, rhodochrosite, dolomite, barite, fluorite, chlorite, sericite, kaolin, and numerous minerals formed by metamorphism of the sedimentary rocks near intrusive bodies.
The ores are in general of two kinds— the telluride ores and the ores containing gold associated with pyrite or in native form. The ores of the district that are not telluride ores are largely of low grade. In several places veins follow and partly replace the dike rocks. The gold content in the high grade veins tends to be spotty, but very rich pockets have been discovered.
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PERIGO GOLD MINE, ROLLINSVILLE, CO TMJ 8 15 1931

AMJ AUGUST 15, 1931

J. G. CLARK ENTERPRISE PLACES PERIGO MINE ON PRODUCTION

Gold bullion is being shipped to the Denver mint regularly from the Perigo gold mine, near Rollinsville, Colorado. While the mill is capable of treating 100 tons of ore daily and the mine likewise has ore to supply that tonnage, it is operating only 16 hours daily and is handling approximately 40 tons in that time. A recovery of close to 50 per cent is being made by amalgamation and the residue is sub jected to gravity concentration and rag tables. Each ton of concentrates represents a little more than 10 tons of crude ore, and reduces the costs of freight and treatment in that proportion. The concentrates are sold through the Boulder Public Sampling Works to the Golden Cycle mill at Colorado Springs.
The Perigo is one of the old mining properties in the district and has been in operation a number of years. It comprises 23 patented claims, covering about 6,000 feet of the main vein system. The main central tunnel is 900 feet long and approximately 2,000 feet of drifts have been run on the veins. While large production has come from these workings, there is still a vast tonnage that will supplement the reserves that are being blocked out on a new level 100 feet below. This new level is reached by a 600-foot shaft sunk from the surface and which will prove an economical feature in the mining system.
Scarcely two years ago, American Mines and Smelting Company became interested in the Perigo mines, and under its aggressive policies and with the necessary capital-the enterprise was soon on its feet. Nels Olsen controlled the property for a number of years. He had made extensive explorations and had valuable data at his fingertips, and was taken into the mining and smelting company as mine superintendent, by J. G. Clark of Boulder, president and general manager of the enter--price. The underground workings were restored and the mill, which had been maintained in excellent condition, was equipped with modern equipment and for higher efficiency.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 8 15 1931

32 THE MINING JOURNAL 8-15-1931

COLORADO

The first unit of a development project common to the Enterprise group of mines and to the Little Clara of the Doctor Jack Pot Gold Mining Company in the Cripple Creek district in Colorado, has been awarded by J. 0. A. Carper, Boston Building, Denver, and associates, who have a lease and bond on the two properties. E. P. Arthur of Cripple Creek is in charge of the work. This contract covers 150 feet of drifting, which will be carried on through the Ophelia tunnel. Later, the raising and sinking of a shaft in the Enterprise may be projected.

Colorado Gold, Inc., Evan Williams, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has opened three stopes in the Colorado City property, and the No. 8 is showing up best so far. The ore is getting richer as the drift in the No. 5 is advanced and there are 300 feet of ground ahead before reaching the end lines of the property. One carload of screenings are accumulated with every three carloads of coarse rock and three or four carloads are shipped to the Golden Cycle mill each week. The income is returning a profit above all expenses, in spite of the fact that there is a lot of dead work being done and some re-timbering being done in the stopes. The last carload of screenings sold netted $213, after paying all expenses including a $43.50 bill for air and blacksmith work.

Jack Boyde and Ross Parker are said to have accumulated 60 sacks of rich gold ore from their lease on the Reveille lode on Farncomb Hill in the Breckenridge district in Colorado. Farncomb Hill is widely known as a producer of crystallized and wire gold and the Reveille lode, discovered in the middle ‘50s by the late Dan W. Dean, is now in the possession of the Royal Tiger Mine. Company.

J. F. Ensley and associates are erecting surface buildings and a headframe over the shaft, at the Red Umbrella property on Raven Hill in the Cripple Creek district, Colorado. An electric hoist and compressor have been ordered and it is planned to repair the shaft to a depth of at least 150 feet, from which point laterals will be driven to the side lines.

The Edgar-Belman Mines Company, George Schott, superintendent, Idaho Springs, Colorado, has shipped its initial carload of high-grade ore. A substantial tonnage of milling ore is broken and will be moved as soon as the local mill can handle it. Four men are working and arrangements are being made to increase the crew and to purchase more equipment for enlarged production, and to speed up development west on the Stanley vein.

The Queen Bee mine on Porphyry Mountain, not far from Gunnison, Colorado, has been named the Baco No. 1 and is being prepared for work, according to Fred Cochran, one of the owners. John Coban has been engaged as superintendent. It is a gold-bearing mine at an altitude of 13,500 feet and has a combination of lime, quartz and porphyry ores.

The Columbine Gold Mining Company, Inc., M. A. Meenan, president, Dolores, Colorado, is sampling its property at Vance Junction and is getting an average of 1 ounce of gold. The main vein is a 12-foot width that has all the earmarks of a producer.

The new 50-ton Tiller type concentration and separation plant of the Texward Mining and Milling Company, in the La Plata Mountains, out from Durango, Colorado, made its first run. Officials of the company were present and were well pleased with what they saw- Concentration was in the ratio of 35 to 1 and 50 to 1, and the concentrates were worth $800 and $1,000 a ton. From 10 to 20 cents a ton went into the tailings, according to information given out by company officials. More than 2,000 tons of ore have been placed on the dumps of the Texas Chief and Ward properties, and thousands of tons are blocked out. Three shifts will be engaged in milling as soon as the mill is running smoothly, probably early next month. At the present time, it is said; nothing is foreseen to delay the construction of a similar unit in six months’ time.

The Buffalo Exploration and Mining Company at Breckenridge, Colorado, is making tri-weekly shipments of gold to the Denver mint. The machine is capable of treating 60 cubic yards an hour, this including whatever will go through the ‘A-inch mesh. In present operations about 60 per cent of the gross material is being run through the machine and from 1 to 1.5 ounces of gold are recovered an hour.

Louis D. Roatcap has returned to Montrose, Colorado from the old Roscoe Conklin mine in the Upper Cimarron county, purchased last January by his father, where he has spent most of the summer. He is displaying samples of free gold and tellurium ore and is having a mill run sample assayed. The Roatcaps also own the Pay Day placer, close to the Conklin mine, and a crew are installing sluice boxes and getting ready to recover gold.

The Townsend Lead and Zinc Corporation, controlled by H. Lee Townsend, 1440 Corona Street, Denver, Colorado, has taken over the Ezra H. and other claims in Arrastra Gulch, near Silverton, Colorado.
I. J. Wing of Victor is in charge of the property and 0. E. Wing is in charge of overhauling the mechanical equipment. Development and the mining of ore will be started as soon as the preliminary work has been done. This company controls the Empire Chief property on Henson Creek, near Lake City, Colorado.

Preparatory to engaging in an extensive development campaign, the Western States Mining Company, John C. Martelon, manager, Colorado Building, Denver, is overhauling the machinery at the Centennial mine at Georgetown. It is planned to double the capacity of the mill and to electrify the mine workings so as to improve the method of handling ore. Nearly 60 days will be taken up in this work. The mine program includes opening up the 600-foot level and drifting southwest, and diamond drilling from both the 500 and 600 levels to a depth of probably 1,000 feet.

The Queen of the West mines at Kokomo, Colorado, is slated for new development under the management of the Continental Consolidated Mines Company, organized by John W. Springer of Denver, president of the Continental Trust Company. Finances to go ahead with work are coming from New England, and the Continental Trust Company is trustee for the operating company.
The property covers several hundred acres on the Jacque Mountain, immediately opposite the Climax Molybdenum Company, the largest molybdenum operator in the United States, and in places molybdenum ore, similar to the Climax, is found. Exhaustive tests have been made on the Queen of the West ores and are said to have averaged $50 a ton in gold, silver, lead and zinc. Suitable reduction units will be constructed as the development of the mines warrant.

L. F. LeBrun, well known in local mining circles, has taken a bond and lease on the Pythias- Leland Stanford-Hart group of claims in the Cripple Creek district, between Ironclad and Bull Hills. The block comprises approximately 78 acres on the contact and is about the last parcel of virgin ground in the north area.

The Cresson mine in the Cripple Creek district in Colorado is shipping about 300 tons daily, and is the largest shipper in the district. At Victor, the Granite Company is developing a high-grade shoot and getting a net of close to $15,000 a month. Other shippers in the district are the Rose Nichol, 100 tons daily, the Vindicator, 200 tons daily, the Pinnacle, 50 tons daily, and the lessees on the School Section, from 100 to 200 tons daily.

Night and day shifts are making big progress on the Winchell mine, located a mile below the abandoned town of Stunner, Colorado, and two and one-half miles southeast of Summitville, where the famous Little Annie mine is located. A tunnel is being driven 150 feet to cut the vein below a shaft that was sunk partially in 1890, and in which high-grade gold ore was found at that time, but for various reasons operations were suspended; possibly on account of a large body of water which was encountered in the shaft. It is a contact vein and will in all probability be reached by September 10. Mr. Winchell is a Monte Vista, Colorado, man, and may be reached at 421 First Avenue.

Patterson and associates of Del Norte, Colorado, have acquired the Old Lot mine in the White Earth district in Gunnison county, from B. L. McKnight of Canon City and Messrs. Jensen, Liska and Baker of Lake City. The old 300-foot shaft sunk 80 years ago is being cleaned out and 125 feet of its length have already been re-timbered. A 10-stamp mill is on the ground.

Robert Eberle of Denver and associates have hauled two electric motors to the Fauntleroy mine in the Moffat tunnel at Cripple Creek, Colorado, and intend to start work immediately. Because of poor ventilation and bad air, a special electric air circulating system is being installed, and one of the motors will be used to run the fan. The other motor will be used to run the hoist.

The Empire Chief Mining Company, H. Lee Townsend, general manager, 1440 Corona Street, Denver, Colorado, is considering resuming work in the Chicago tunnel. The work will be directed to cutting the Pearl and Ruby and other important producing veins.

The Colorado Iron Works is putting in another 500-ton mill unit for Chain 0’ Mines, Inc., at Central City, Colorado. The mining company is treating between 11,000 and 12,000 tons daily and the new unit, which will be in operation about August 10, will bring the production up to around 15,000 tons daily. R. P. Akins, 1324 Fillmore Street, Denver, with the machinery company and consulting engineer for the mining company, is in charge of the construction. Chain 0 Mines is getting ready to work the California mine dump - on Quartz Hill and will start work as soon as the Public Service Company has finished building a power line to the dump.

Thomas McGrath of the -Gold Patch Mining Company at Idaho Springs, Colorado, has installed a flotation machine in the Dump mill he has lately acquired between Central City and Black Hawk. The machine was built in Denver and trucked over the mountain to the mine by the Curnow Transportation Company. Mr. McGrath reports that the mill is running perfectly on Gold Patch ore.

The Tar Heel Mining Company is putting in a 360-foot compressor and making other improvements to speed up its work on the Lincoln mine at Idaho Springs, Colorado. Ten men are working at the present time, and have just shipped a carload of hand-sorted ore of good grade. G. R. Sandus is president and general manager and Norman Horlick, superintendent.

A group of Colorado Springs men have organized the Superior Gold Mining Company, which has taken over the Aileen, Grace Greenwood and Rattler mines, located between Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado. William A. Casson is president of the company, John C. Twombley is vice-president and Fred N. Bentall is secretary/treasurer.
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WESTGOLD MINE COMEBACK TMJ 11 30 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL FOR NOVEMBER 30 1929

Comeback of West Gold Realized In Three Years

Mining history is full of stories of old properties, which later—sometimes after years of abandonment—produced new millions. It is not so replete with the histories of comebacks on the part of companies, which were on the verge of bankruptcy. West Gold Mining Company is an outstanding example of that kind.

Less than three years ago, West Gold held certain properties under bond and lease in the Chicago Creek District of Idaho Springs, Colorado. These properties were held in high esteem by mining engineers, but the affairs of West Gold itself were so involved as to cause many to believe that the company would never be able to do anything with them. Over $45,000.00 in debts were posted against the company, as were about fourteen suits pending in court. The company was further hit by the untimely death of its president, Mr. N. S. Clarke.

Today, under the leadership of J. A. Hinds, mining engineer and president of West Gold, the company is out of debt, excepting as to production notes to stockholders; has a mill building, with capacity of 500 tons ore daily, completed; is moving in machinery for the first 75-ton unit cyanide plant; and expects to enter the active production lists before the last of November. Mill building, machinery, and labor are all paid for. The company announces that it has a total estimated tonnage of 2,780,500 tons of ore blocked out and ready to be broken, and about 111,000 tons of ore on the dumps or broken in the stopes. Furthermore, on March 10, 1929, payments were completed on the properties, and they are now owned outright. In the mine itself, there are about 5,686 feet of development, and work consisting of tunnels, drifts, stopes, and a 250-foot shaft.

A test of 57 tons of ore made by the Portland mill at Cripple Creek, Colorado, showed assay values running from $9.60 to $11.60 per ton. According to tests, the company expresses its belief that all overhead coincident with the mining and milling, will come under $2.50 per ton, which would show a profit on the figures above.



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BERYLLIUM FOUND IN COLORADO TMJ 1 15 1930

for JANUARY 15, 1930


JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLO., CLAIMS HONOR OF HOLDING BERYL

A deposit of beryl has been uncovered, about 12 miles from Golden, Colorado, and according to State Mine Commissioner John T. Joyce, and officials of the Sarsfield Mining and Milling Company, will be investigated. Preliminary tests show 4 percent beryllium, and a comprehensive survey is said to be already under way.

Interest in beryl and beryllium has grown rapidly on account of its strength and lightness, which make it extremely suitable in the construction of airplanes. Beryllium is quoted in the United States at around $200 a pound at the present time.

In the United States the metal has been produced on a semi-commercial scale by one concern. While this company has devoted some attention to the heavy alloys, chiefly those of beryllium with gold and silver, its chief interest has been with beryllium-aluminum alloys. It has been stated that the addition of beryllium to aluminum increases its strength and resistance to corrosion, and that an alloy containing 70 percent beryllium, and 50 percent aluminum, exhibits materially greater resistance to salt water and air corrosion, than any other light alloy.
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SHENANDOAH-DIVES MILL IN OPERATION TMJ 1 15 1930

for JANUARY 15, 1930


SHENANDOAH-DIVES MILL GOES INTO OPERATION

Before the end of this month, the Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company, at Silverton, Colorado, will place its new mill in operation. This is the culmination of four years’ persistent efforts on the part of Charles A. Chase, and James W. Oldhani, of Kansas City, who have shouldered the financial and engineering burdens, respectively.

The mill was designed by Arthur J. Weinig, who has studied the ore throughout development. Two-stage crushing at the mine permits the use of a single Marcy mill, for 800 tons. Wilfley tables, at two points, will make lead concentrate, which will be amalgamated for its gold.

Flotation will make principally a 15-20 percent copper froth, with some lead, which may be amalgamated. A second froth of Iron and copper, will be reground, and re-floated, for the copper.

Mill heating will be from mill water flows, heated with the exhaust steam from a small turbine. This will furnish lights, and limited power; major power requirements to be met by the Western Colorado Power Company. Tailings will be drawn from a 50-foot thickener, and the decanted
warm water returned. The mill building, for two 800-ton units, and equipment for the first of these units was furnished by the Stearns-Roger Manufacturing Company.

All of the mechanical plant is planned for minimum cost operation. Stope excavation is to be confined to the day shift, the heavy compressor load thus entailed, being offset by two-stage crushing, and haulage on the night shift. Track gauge of 30 inches, is to give stability to 3-ton cars. The use of storage-battery locomotives, will avoid trolley wires, and track bonding. The cable tramway, 10,000 feet in length, has been designed by Fred C. Carstarphen, who is referred to in another section of the magazine. Structures and cables are ample for 80 tons hourly, thus limiting operation to the day shift.
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SILVERTON, CO MINING ACTIVITY TMJ 1 15 1930

THE MINING JOURNAL 1 15 1930


RESUMED ACTIVITY OF THE COLORADO-NEW MEXICO MINING CO.

Underground development of the Colorado-Mexico Mining Company at Silverton, Colorado, has been confined largely to un-watering the deepest mine of the Iowa-Tiger Group; sinking to prove the persistence of ore at depth, and drifting on the vein to develop stoping ground. A depth of 100 feet below the 400-foot level, has been reached and 700 feet of drifting done on the vein at that depth.

The mill, known as the Iowa, was taken over under lease more than a year ago by the Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company, and new equipment, consisting of a ball mill, tables and flotation, installed. That company operated the mill at 100 tons’ daily capacity since that time. during their period of development, and at the same time, the mill treated some ore developed by the Colorado-Mexico Company. Whereas, extraction in the old mill did not average more than 50 per cent of the combined gold, silver, lead, and copper, the new installation yields an average of more than 90 percent of the metallic content of the ore.

The Shenandoah-Dives Company has completed a new mill of 300-ton daily capacity, and on December 15, the Colorado-Mexico took over its own mill for operation. Initial mill operations will be treating 75 tons daily, and early in this year this tonnage will be increased to about 100 tons daily.

Besides drifting on the vein on the 500 level, ore is being broken in shrinkage stopes. A recent important discovery is an unexplored vein, from two to four feet wide at its junction with the Melville vein. High gold content is found in the ore and, if it continues to the surface, will add greatly to the known reserves in the mine.

In addition to the development outlined, the tramway, two miles in length, has been repaired of the damage caused by snowslides last winter. A new traction cable is being put in.

I. Partanan, formerly superintendent at the Black Bear Mine at Telluride, has been engaged as mine superintendent; and H. A. Hansen, for several years mill superintendent at the Tom Boy mill, also at Telluride, has been engaged as mill superintendent.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 1 15 1930

for JANUARY 15, 1930

COLORADO

The only dividend reported from mines in Colorado, during December, is a disbursement of $60,000 made by the Golden Cycle Mining and Reduction Corporation, at Colorado Springs. Payment was at the rate of 4 cents per quarter, on each share.
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Under the management of J. M. Tippett, Chain 0’ Mines, Inc., Blackhawk, Colorado, is milling between 175 and 200 tons of ore daily, and within a short time, intends to install other mill units to double, and probably treble, the present capacity. The “Patch,” one of the company’s principal mines, shows mineralized quartz from 50 to 150 feet wide, and averaging from $5 to $10 per ton, with streaks of high-grade mineral that runs over $100. The ore is carried to the mill, over an aerial tram, and the cost of mining, transportation, and treatment, is said not to exceed $2 per ton. Between 100 and 150 men are employed steadily, and it is planned to increase this number as development warrants. Chain 0’ Mines is said to have spent about a million dollars in bringing the mine to its present stage of development.
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New El Paso Mines Company, A. F. Woodward, general manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has sunk a winze about 25 feet on the second level, and believes that the phonolite dyke should be reached in another 25 feet. Drifting on the seventh level, about 70 feet east of the C. K. & N. Vein, assays show values of $38.60, $23.20, $196, and $89.20 per ton. It is estimated that some streaks in the veins will run exceptionally high.
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During the month of November, 181 carloads of concentrates were shipped from the Silverton District in Colorado, and it is reasonable to expect that shipments will go higher when the new mills begin operating. The total included 166 cars from the Sunnyside, 11 cars from the Shenandoah-Dives, three cars from the Colorado-Mexico Company, and one from the Little Fanny.
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The Dresser Mining Company. B. F. Webster, general superintendent, Box 448, Silverton, Colorado, has placed the Old-Hundred Mill in operation, on Carryowen ore. The plant has a capacity to treat 100 tons of ore daily, and when the Old Hundred, and Veta Madre mines, both owned by the company, are brought into production, the capacity of this mill can be enlarged to 800 tons daily. The tram, connecting the mine and mill, has been completed and its efficiency tested.
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Wylie, Brown and Capps are taking some high-grade milling ore from the Magnet Mine, near Silverton, Colorado, owned by Louis Ressouches. They are working under lease with option to purchase. Former operators sent several shipments of crude ore direct to the smelter, that returned good profits.
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Following instructions from S. B. Van Ness, P. 0. Box 161, Rochester, New York, secretary and managing director, the United Operating Trust, Inc., discontinued work in its Copper Bell Property, near Silverton, Colorado. It is believed that the suspension is only temporary, and that
a compressor and equipment for power drilling, will be installed in the spring, and work resumed underground. The company owns about 40 claims in the Silverton District, and development, which has been continuous during the past 15 months, has resulted in exposing some good values in copper, gold and silver. Thomas P. Michell is local manager for the company.
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The Vanadium Corporation of America of New York City, has loaned the Rare Metals Corporation at Naturita, Colorado, the sum of $800,000 for development purposes. The Rare Metals Property is in western Montrose County, and the loan is secured by a first mortgage. Robert Sterling, S National Bank Building, Boulder, is Colorado manager for the Vanadium Corporation, and Harry A. Schueler is manager for the Rare Metals, at Naturita.
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The P. &. E. Leasing Syndicate, Herman Emperius, president, Alamosa, Colorado, is getting some good ore from a raise in the Ruth Elder fraction, which lies between the Pittsburgh, Last Chance and Hillside Claims, and is sinking a winze, about 100 feet from a point on the Pittsburgh Level, where 200-ounce silver ore was uncovered. A crosscut will be made from the Pittsburgh Claim, west, to the Del Monte, and Aspen Claims.
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The Golden Cycle mill settled with the A. P. S. Leasing Company, Guy Weston, superintendent, Victor, Colorado, for its first carload shipment from the Patti Rosa Claim, at $35 a ton. The ore was only rough sorted, because the orehouse is not yet completed. A loading platform has been built at Cameron. Other shipments will follow.
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The Metals Tunnel Company, H. G. Fowler, manager, 2555 West Thirty-seventh Avenue, Denver, Colorado, has opened a five-inch width of ore in the footwall of a vein being drifted on, about 3,000 feet from the portal of the tunnel. The ore is 1,400 feet below the surface, and carries an ounce of gold, accompanied by silver and lead, bringing the combined values to $100 a ton. Considerable importance is attached to the fact that the strike is in virgin ground.
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It is understood that the Treasure Mountain Mines, Inc., Samuel G. Martin, president, has outlined a three-year development program of its property in San Juan County, near Eureka, Colorado, which will require in the neighborhood of $600,000. This company owns more than 3,000 acres of mineral land, and up to the present time, has spent about $160,000 in development and improvements.
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The Delaware Mining Company, Albert Z. Megede, president and manager, Silverton, Colorado, has suspended operations in Maggie Gulch, and may not resume work until next spring. The power line is not completed, and several minor improvements will have to be made, before the machines can start drilling again.
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John Johnson and W. A. Davis have leased the Little Nation Mine, near Howardsville, Colorado, and are cleaning out the main tunnel. This mine was originally owned and worked by Henry Frecker, who sold out to a Kansas City group of men. Some machinery was installed for both mining and milling, but for a number of reasons, the operation did not prove it profitable, and the company was dissolved.
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A group of Denver men, known as the Skyline Mining Syndicate, have opened a six-foot width of lead-silver ore on Treasury Mountain, near Marble, Colorado. The vein has been proven for a distance of 600 feet, by a series of 10-foot adits, and a carload of ore has been shipped from an incline tunnel driven to a vertical depth of 25 feet. This ore was worth $79 a ton. Alfred Steele of Denver is mine manager, and preparations are being made to continue work through the winter.
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John Anderson and associates, lessees of Le Clair Mines Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, have opened a vein of ore, four feet wide, that returned $52, $17.60, and $12, from samples. The strike was made in driving on the Maloney Vein, 145 feet above the Anaconda Tunnel, where Anderson has been leasing for the last 15 years. He has taken out some good ore, but this is said to be the best showing that he has ever made.
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The North Star-Sultan Mining Company is in process of incorporation, with a capitalization of a million dollars. Warren Prosser, Exchange Building, Denver, Colorado, will probably be president of the organization, and the other officers will include Edward S. Munich, and John W. Springer of Denver. The North Star and the Sultan properties are near Silverton Colorado, and embrace 52 claims. Development planned, includes the reopening of both mines, and equipping the mill on the ground to handle 800 tons of ore in 24 hours. The Gladstone tunnel, one of the main entrances, has been driven 4,200 feet underground.
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On December 3, the first train was run between Sapinero, and Lake City, Colorado, since the cloudbursts washed out the roadbed, last August. At first the railway company planned to abandon this line, but the mine owners and operators in the district, became so persistent that the line was in the end, repaired.
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W. H. Weber of Denver has obtained a bond and lease on the Gold King Mine on Tenderfoot Hill, in the Cripple Creek District, Colorado, from L. F. LeBrun. If the inspection justifies it, it is likely that development will soon follow.
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The Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, A. H. Beebe, superintendent, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has opened ore in its crosscut on the 1,500 level. While the ore is not as rich as on the 1,400 level, it is believed to be a continuation of a deposit opened at that depth, and which was as wide as 45 feet in places.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 1 30 1930

for JANUARY 30, 1930

COLORADO

It is understood that the Altamont Exploration Company, Andy Bostian, superintendent, Silverton, Colorado, will add additional units to its mill, as development justifies. The present machinery is of 100-ton capacity, and was placed in operation a few weeks ago. Mine development is in practically virgin ground.
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It is said that because of the large orders for steel rails, which the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company has on its books, it will purchase some steel from outside sources. J. B. Black, W. F. Mannikuysen, W. Remele, and A. M. Harris of Pittsburgh; E. J. Cossen, W. H. Knight, F. B. Hamilton, and D. M. Griffith of New York, are in Denver, said to be seeking the contract, but nothing official has been given to the public.
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According to Otto B. Von Trotha, vice-president and general manager of the Colorado Mineral Separating and Mining Company, tests made of the ore in its Grand View Property, at Rifle, Colorado, show 22 percent zinc, 8 percent lead, 12 percent sulphur, .5 percent cadmium, .2 percent bismuth, having a combined value of $61.10. No test was made for gold, silver, and copper content. The analysis was made by Dr. George 0. Marrs, now a teacher of metallurgy, in the University of Denver. Development of the property is planned.
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The Climax Molybdenum Company, W. J. Coulter, general superintendent, Climax, Colorado, expects to build two additional mill units. A new mill unit was completed late last summer, and the planned additions will increase the daily production of the mill to about 4,000 tons. During 1929, the company produced about 3,570,000 pounds of molybdenum, or 700,000 pounds more, than in 1928. Approximately 280 men are employed.
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The Spam Mining and Milling Company, J. W. Pickens, president, Del Norte, Colorado, received 1.9 ounces gold, 3.5 ounces silver, and 15 percent lead, to the ton, for the first carload of ore shipped from its property. Regular shipments are anticipated in the future.
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During December, the Withrow Commodore Lease, Inc., C. O. Withrow, president and general manager, Creede, Colorado, shipped seven carloads, or 500 tons, of ore to the smelter. The main vein has been opened 300 feet, and contains native silver. It is 12 to 18 inches wide.
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The Ibex Mining Company, John Cortellini, manager, 329 West Eighth Street, Leadville, Colorado, is going to replace the steam plant at the No. 2 Shaft, with electrical power. About 20 lessees, working in the mine at the present time, will continue work under more favorable conditions, and additional leases will be granted in the property. The Ibex Property has been worked continuously for 38 years, and undeveloped ore is known to exist. During the past summer, the Ibex, and adjoining properties, shipped approximately 200 tons of ore weekly, 60 percent of which was sent to the Golden Cycle Mill, and the remainder, to the Arkansas Valley Smelter.
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During 1929, the Boulder Ore Sampling Company at Boulder, Colorado, purchased $62,400 worth of ore from mines in the County, according to Manager A. C. Cary. Some of the lots purchased, weighed only a few pounds, and the owners of the ore will be paid for zinc, copper, lead, gold, and silver values. No tungsten was purchased. This company is sponsored by a group of merchants and business men, of Boulder.
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The new mill at the Ute and Ulay Mines, Lake City, Colorado, M. B. Burke, manager, is expected to go into operation in February. It is equipped with flotation machines, for two years tested at Bingham, Utah, by the Utah Copper Company. Underground showings are said to be highly encouraging. A newly discovered vein in Ulay ground has been proven 270 feet, on both the surface, and on the lower levels, and is eight feet and nine inches wide. An average assay is 22 ounces gold, 35 ounces silver, 8 percent lead, 2 to 3 percent copper, and 18 percent zinc, to the ton. One core about three feet wide, ran 44 percent lead, worth better than $52 a ton. In the Ute property, it is estimated that 100,000 tons of ore, averaging more than $20 per ton, have been blocked out. Electric energy of 640 horsepower is available.
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The Kyner Leasing Company, W. A. Kyner, manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, shipped five carloads of ore during last December. Returns averaged $14 a ton. This company operates a lease on the School Section Block of the United Gold Mines Company.
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The United Gold Mines Company is working four machines in the development of its Vindicator Property, where Superintendent J. J. Darnell has charge of a force of 70 men. This property is shipping an average of more than 3,000 tons monthly, and has plenty ore to maintain this rate of production for several months. This is one of the six properties operated on company account.
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James Robinson of Leadville, Colorado, mining engineer, is said to have received good returns from a carload of sacked ore, mined from Grizzly Gulch, three miles southeast of the old camp of Pitkin. The vein, which is believed to be an extension of the famous Gold Links Vein, is five feet wide between well-defined walls. In it are three highgrade cores, one 12 inches wide, on the hanging wall; another 14 inches wide, in the middle, and a third, 18 inches wide, on the footwall. I)evelopment is being continued through the winter. W. J. Cameron, Chamber of Commerce Building, Denver, is associated with Mr. Robinson.
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The Tungsten Production Company, Inc., J. C. Clark, president and manager, Boulder, Colorado, shipped seven carloads of tungsten concentrates, that averaged 25 tons a car, during 1929. The average value of the concentrates was $900 a ton. The average workforce during the year was 30 men.
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Plans for further financing will come up for discussion at the first annual meeting of the Precious Metals Mining Company, Frank E. Wire, general manager, to be held at 303 Commonwealth Building, Denver, on January 22. Development has been going on through the past year, and the mineral revealed, has met with satisfaction. Shipments are planned for the early future.
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The Hinsdale Mining, Smelting and Milling Company, L. M. Maitland, Drake, Colorado, president, has suspended work in the Cave Basin District, near Durango, until next spring. About $50,000 has been spent on development work, and building a highway for trucks, from Pine River Valley, to Cave Basin. The management has opened a deposit of lead, silver, copper, and zinc values, running from $20 to $40 a ton, and will have to establish a mill, on account of the long haul from the mine, to the railroad.
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It is understood that Sam Dowell and associates, have uncovered considerable low-grade ore on the Vallecito Property, 30 miles northeast of Durango, Colorado. Tunnel work will be done throughout the winter. The main vein carries about 40 ounces silver to the ton, accompanied by a trace of gold. Pending the outcome of development, a mill may be erected. Good transportation is available to the Durango Smelter.
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Superintendent John Brough is working a day shift only, in the tunnel of the United Mines Company in the Sunshine District, near Boulder, Colorado. The tunnel has passed through the Interocean, and is in the Osceola Mine. Its objective is the White Crow Mine, tapped by a 550-foot vertical shaft. The present length of the tunnel is approximately 1,700 feet, and some good ore has been revealed in it. M. S. Brandt, Citizens National Bank Building, Boulder, Colorado, is trustee and general manager of the organization.
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The Vulcan Consolidated Mines Corporation has opened bonanza ore, estimated to be worth from $500, to $2,000, per ton, on the seventh level, of its property at Gunnison, Colorado. The strike was made in a 50-foot tunnel, on New Year’s Day, and has been crosscut 20 feet, showing heavily impregnated telluride of gold, and telluride of copper. The ore is being sorted carefully, and sacked for shipment. The Vulcan Consolidated is a syndicate of New York men, headed by Dr. Max Roesler, mining engineer and metallurgist, 137 West Eighty-fifth Street, New York City, and has had the property under lease and bond for three years. Extremely heavy water conditions have made exploration, and unwatering of the mine, difficult.
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A four-foot vein, assaying as high as $427, with mill run values of $71.84, has been opened by the Silver Queen Mining Company on Chalk Creek, near St. Elmo, Colorado. Considerable building is planned for the property, and development of the strike will be pushed. Preston Stovall is superintendent of the work.
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The Mann Ore Milling Company, R. A. Mann, president, Boulder, Colorado, is installing the last of the machinery, including the crusher, pulleys and motors, in its plant at the west end of Pearl Street, and expects to be milling ore before the end of January. A contract to furnish power has been signed with the Public Service Company, which is installing a line from near the Boulder Ore Sampler, to the Mann mill.
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The St. Louis Independent Smelting and Refining Company, C. A. Franz, general manager, Rico, Colorado, plans building a 100-ton mill unit in the spring. Provisions will be made to permit the installation of a similar unit, when operations justify its construction. The force has been increased, and large ore dumps await milling.
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The new 50-ton mill of the Midnight Mining Company, F. D. Willoughby, president and manager, Aspen, Colorado, is expected to be completed and placed in operation, early in this year. Mill feed is rich in silver, lead, and zinc, and virtually all of the ore bodies exposed by the Midnight Tunnel are in virgin ground.
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A 12-inch streak of ore, carrying high gold values, has been opened on the sixth level of the Pinnacle Mine of the Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company, A. D. Myers, superintendent, Cripple Creek, Colorado. The discovery has encouraged the management in sinking the shaft below this level, and it is understood that the work has already been started.
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The Mountain Flower Gold Mining, Milling and Prospecting Company, T. O. Sorter, secretary and treasurer, Telluride, Colorado, is said to be making plans for the erection of a new mill on Deep Creek, early next summer. Considerable money has been spent in the development of ore.
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MILLIKEN ASKS PERMISSION TO WORK OLD PORTLAND TAILINGS

John Tait Milliken, of Colorado Springs, mining man, has offered the city council $1,500 for the right to treat tailings from the old Portland Mill dump. This dump is said to contain several thousands of tons of tailings, and arrangements have been made to salvage the gold therein, by a water-driven device, which separates the precious metal from rock and refuse, by centrifugal force.
This machine whirls rapidly and throws the gold, coarse and fine, into riffles at the side. Since water power is used as energy, the tonnage of tailings treated will be determined, to a large extent, upon the amount of water available.
Canadian and New York men are associated with Mr. Milliken in the venture, and it is understood that they ask a lease of the land, stating that at the close of their operations, they will sell it back to the city for $500. According to James A. Peck, assistant secretary-treasurer, for the Portland Gold Mining Company, one dump alone contains more than 200,000 tons of tailings, and about 20 years’ accumulation is available. Other properties are reported to have been taken over, in the Florence District in Colorado and in the State of New Mexico.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 6 15 1930

for JUNE 15, 1930 47

COLORADO

During May, the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, paid dividends on both its preferred, and common shares. Payment on the former was $2 a share, or $40,000, and on the latter, 50 cents a share, or $171,178. These were quarterly disbursements and the only dividend payments in the state reported during the month of May.
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The Dresser Mining Company, B F Webster, Jr., superintendent, Silverton, Colorado, has shut down temporarily during the low lead market. The company had been making a good recovery of the gold, silver, lead and copper in the Garry Owen ore. This ore is crushed at the mine, passes over more than a mile of tramway, through a 6 x 4¾-foot Marcy ball mill, to a Dorr duplex classifier, and to a 16-cell Minerals Separation flotation unit. The froth is put over lead and zinc tables, and the tails, over three pilot tables, the concentrate being treated by Dorr thickener, and a Portland filter. The immediate objectives of the organization are to gradually increase production from the three parallel Garry Owen Veins, to drive a tunnel from the mill level to develop the Old Hundred Vein system, and to enlarge the mill as the tonnage of ore justifies.
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Black Bear Mines, inc., has undertaken the systematic development of the Black Bear Mine at Idaho Springs, Colorado, so that all of the ores may be handled by gravity at the lowest possible cost. The property is 4,500 feet long, and an adit tunnel, driven 788 feet, has passed through two deposits of ore, that have not been developed. This adit will be continued under Stanley Mountain at a depth of 1,050 feet, and will gradually slope to Spring Gulch, where another adit tunnel has been started above the road. A shaft sunk 50 feet from a point near the crest of the mountain, showed high gold values. W. A. Keys, 86 Hermosa Avenue, Long Beach, California, is president of the company; W. H. Stephens of Idaho Springs, is vice-president and general manager, and F. L. Jones of Denver, attorney, is secretary-treasurer.
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Attorney John L. Bell of Montrose, Colorado, and Lars P. Pilkaer of Ouray, are said to be negotiating to acquire the Mammoth Tunnel group of mining claims, in the Cement Creek District, near Silverton, Colorado. The group comprises 57 claims. Mr. Pilkaer assisted in driving the tunnel several years ago, and is therefore familiar with the ground.
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The North Star-Sultan Mining Company, A. E. Treverthen, superintendent, Silverton, Colorado, intends to build a sawmill near the portal of the North Star Tunnel, to prepare timbers for the mine. The company owns enough timber to meet its requirements. Considerable surface improvement is planned, including the repairing and reroofing of three buildings. Three crews are working in the mine, and the crew in the Gladstone Tunnel, has openeo some rich lead-zinc ore. This will not be shipped until the prices for these metals have improved.
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A deal has just been closed, by which R. O. Park, 915 Kearney Street, Denver, takes over the Texas Chief, the Mountain Meadow, and the Big Ledge Group of mining claims, in the La Plata Quadrangle, near Durango, Colorado. The money represented is not known, but it is reported that about $50,000 was paid for the Mountain Meadow alone. Future work will be carried on as the Texas Chief Mines Company, with M. C. DeLuche, superintendent of underground work, and E. F. McCartney is in charge of outside work. A road is to be built from the Sutton Ranch, to a point one and one-half miles up Deadwood Gulch, which will make it possible to reach all workings by truck or wagon. Red and white spruce grows on the property, and there is enough water to furnish 250 horsepower the year round. It is believed that a mill, which would also handle custom ore, is the ultimate plan of the company. Such a plant would benefit the La Plata District, as the Golden Cycle Mill has the Cripple Creek District.
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It is understood that the old Newton Mill, at Idaho Springs, Colorado, will be ready for operation soon, and will treat the ore bought by the Clear Creek-Gilpin Ore Company. The mill is under the supervision and management of J. C. Kirkpatrick of Georgetown, Colorado.
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The Empire Chief Mining ‘Company at Lake City, Colorado, is cutting a station in the No. 4 Tunnel, from which a raise will be put up to the surface about 1,200 feet above, according to Superintendent F. E. Walberg. The raise is being started about 2,800 feet from the portal of the tunnel, and levels will ultimately be run every 100 feet of its height. A motor, and 10 cars have been ordered, and will be installed in the tunnel, as soon as they are received. Work has been suspended in the face of the tunnel, but will be resumed as soon as work is well under way in the raise.
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The Royal Tiger Mines Company, J. A. Traylor, president, 724 Cooper Building, Denver, Colorado, is making preparations to place its two mills at Tiger, in operation. Royal Tiger represents a consolidation of the Wellington, Cashier, Tiger, Wire Patch, Jessie, and other mines, totaling about 12,000 acres of mineral land. During development, about 20,000 assays and mill tests were made, and the average value of the ore tested ran $7 per ton. Reed Roberts is general superintendent at Tiger.
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A No. 8 Cameron pump has been installed at the Bethel Mine, near Creede, Colorado, which is being operated under lease by B. K. Blake of Victorville, California. Shaft sinking will be resumed and continued to a depth of 275 feet, if necessary, to reach pay ore. A raise was being driven between the tunnel and the main shaft, when a flow of water forced suspension of the work.
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Rayida Mines, Inc., J. C. DeWall, president and general manager, Westcliffe, Colorado, has tapped the top of a deposit of milling values in gold, silver and copper, in an 87-foot single-compartment shaft, in its Crescent Claim. In the Morning Star Claim, a crosscut tunnel driven 236 feet, cut a 35-foot width of milling ore about 60 feet below the surface. A high-grade streak through the orebody, has a combined mineral value of about $200 a ton, and maintains its size and value to the bottom of a 87-foot winze. On the New Year Claim, a shaft has been sunk on a surface showing of galena, that sampled 80 percent lead, and 7 ounces silver, to the ton, across a width of 48 inches.
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Robert Sterling of Boulder, Colorado, western manager for the Vanadium Corporation of America, is investigating the possibilities of reopening the Urad Molybdenum Mine. Should the deal go through, some diamond drill prospecting will be started.
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The ‘Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company has started driving a new tunnel on the sixth level from the Mitchell Vein, in its property at Cripple Creek, Colorado. The McClure Vein, 260 feet distant, is the first objective, and the Flying Cloud Vein, 860 feet from the shaft, is another big one. Machine drills will be used in driving the tunnel and it is expected that nearly 100 feet of progress can be made monthly.
Good results are following development at the seventh and eighth levels, and about two carloads of good commercial ore are being shipped weekly. This property is drained by the Roosevelt Tunnel, to a depth of about 2,400 feet. Electric power is cheap and plentiful, and freight and treatment charges are only $2.25 on low-grade ore, and not higher than $6 on high-grade ore. Ed. Lindsay is superintendent at Cripple Creek. President Zeb, Kendall of San Francisco, and Engineer Benjamin F. Hill have just inspected the property. [Rehab notes: Benjamin Hill is also the one who discovered a rich gold placer in Sonora, Mexico; just south of Magdalena, and west of the highway headed towards Hermosillo. Actually, the placer is located more correctly, SE of Caborca, Sonora. The I California Mining Journal had an issue article devoted to this resource, sometime in the 1980’s or 1990’s.]
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Five men have resumed development at the Enterprise Mine, of the Taylor Park Milling and Power Company, at Aspen, Colorado, under the management of William R. Gulliford. Before suspending work for the winter, milling values in gold, silver and lead, were developed in the No. 3 Tunnel. B. B. Kobey is president and general manager.
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The American Fluorspar Corporation, H. A. Hamilton, president and general manager, 5 McIntyre Building, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is about ready to start the development of a group of five unpatented claims, which it owns, in the Browns Cañon District. Development will consist of tunneling and sinking on the vein, and, although of only minor importance, some spar will probably be shipped during development. The objective of the company is to develop a large tonnage of fluorspar, and in the interim, experiment to determine the best method for concentrating the ore. A mill, of course, will be the ultimate objective if the development justifies. O. S. Scott is chief geologist and John Tait Milliken is consulting engineer.
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New El Paso Mines, Inc., A. F. Woodward, general manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, is going to install machinery to treat about 125 tons of dump ore daily. The material has been thoroughly tested, and 100 railroad carloads shipped to the Golden Cycle Mill. It is estimated that there are 175,000 tons of ore that will yield a gross value of between $4 and $5 a ton. In accordance with the company’s policy to explore virgin ground, a crosscut is being driven south of the main shaft on the sixth level, to cut the El Paso Vein, a drift is being run southwest on the seventh level, on the C. K. & N. Vein, a raise is being driven on the Tillery Vein, on the second level, and Land and Kitzlib are working near the surface, on the Tillery Vein. Seventy percent of the ground has not been developed, and the 30 percent that has been worked, has produced over $12,000,000 in gold.
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A dividend of 1 cent a share, amounting to 6 percent annually, has been declared by the Tungsten Production Company, Inc., Boulder, Colorado. J. G. Clark is president and general manager. This concern has property in Colorado, Nevada and in Arizona.
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Henry Martin of Denver, Colorado, and associates, have made arrangements to begin work at the Abe Lincoln Mine in the Cripple Creek District. They are backed by eastern capital and have outlined considerable development.
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The Gilt Edge Mines and Smelting Company intends to install an electrically operated compressor at its property in the Lincoln District, in Colorado, according to President and General Manager Henry I. Seeman, Box 1375, Denver. Power is to be obtained from a nearby power plant, owned by the Seeman Investment and Finance Company. More than 2,000 feet of work have been done in this mine. Heavy production has been mined from the shaft, and the Aurora Tunnel, about 500 feet in length, will be projected to intersect every vein in the 40-acre group.
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A new concern, known as the Perrin Mining Company, has started development on the north side of Russell Gulch, Colorado. Some drifting has been done, and a winze sunk, on a body of ore that assayed as high as $680 a ton. An electric hoist and other machinery is to be installed to speed up development, and place the mine on a producing basis. The ore has been proven between the 150 and 275 levels, and records show that all of the ore shipped averaged more than $43 a ton, after deducting mill and haulage charges. The mill ore, and the dump, have been sampled recently, and average $16 a ton. Richard I. Hughes is president.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 6 30 1930

for JUNE 30, 1930

COLORADO

The Withrow Commodore Lease, Inc., D. G. Withrow, general manager, Creede, Colorado, is working day and night shifts, totaling 85 men, and is shipping two to three carloads of ore each week. All of the production is coming from a hanging wall discovery, west of the Main Amethyst Vein. The ore is from one and one-half feet, to three feet wide, with a streak of native silver through it. There is a possibility that this company may suspend production until the price of silver improves.
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Following a few weeks’ idleness, the Spain Mining and Milling Company, J. W. Pickens, president, Del Norte, Colorado, has resumed development in the Happy Thought Mine, in Mineral County. A sublease on most of its holdings has been let to Sprague and Duncan, while the company will confine its prospecting to the hanging wall region. The company is considering contracting the driving of a crosscut 200 feet west into the hanging wall, from a point about 700 feet above the Nelson-Wooster Tunnel, and about the same distance from the surface. The objective of the tunnel is to locate veins paralleling the Main Amethyst Vein.
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The Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company, Charles A. Chase, general manager, Silverton, Colorado, is daily milling between 30 and 40 tons of ore, from the Iowa Mine Dump, mixed with some high grade from the Melville Vein. It is estimated that the dump contains 30,000 tons of ore. During May, nine carloads of concentrates were marketed, and the production this month is expected to exceed that figure by three carloads.
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The Liberty Bell Gold Mining Company, which produced $16,171,089 from its mine at Telluride, Colorado, and paid $2,858,694 in dividends to its stockholders, has been liquidated. The final distribution made to the shareholders amounted to 8.06 cents a share.
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The Public Service Company has connected its lines with the machinery of the Gold Dirt Mining Company, at Empire, Colorado, Walter Swanson, manager. Last fall some good ore was shipped from these mines, and the general program outlined, is to develop the ground, and then place its 100-ton mill in operation.
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The Bromide Mine, near Craig, Colorado, is being opened up, according to Manager Robert Pherson. Previous development had been from three levels of the shaft, and two of these are in ore for 500 feet. The fissure varies from six to seven feet, and last year, carloads shipped, ranged from 15 to 27 percent copper. Steam is used to hoist the ore. Transportation is the great hindrance, and the ore has to be hauled to Rock Springs, Wyoming, a distance of about 100 miles.
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The Skyline Mining Syndicate has been hard at work for the past three weeks doing preliminary work, such as building roads, camps, etc., and will begin actual mining by June 20. First, the Eagle Mine will be put in shape, and production from the same, will be shipped to the Arkansas Smelters in Leadville. This will be followed by the opening of the Lead Bullet Vein, and the driving of another tunnel in the Eagle. By July 1, the management intends to be in full operation, and to be shipping ore. A tram line will be built this year, just as soon as the engineers have made the final surveys. Alfred Steele, of Denver, manager of the syndicate, expects to spend the summer at the mines, which are near Marble, Colorado.
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E. D. Judson, lessee at the Idaho Bride Mine in Virginia Gulch, near Idaho Springs, Colorado, is making another shipment of mill dirt and smelting ore. The streak of high-grade lead ore is said to be improving all the time.
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Work has been resumed at the Black Eagle Group of mines, near Idaho Springs, Colorado, under the management of Paul E. Nelsen. Men are being hired, and a streak of gold ore, located last winter, is said to be proving up well. Mr. Nelson took over the ground from the Short Brothers, who had been working as the Chicago Mountain Mines, Inc.
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Bert Wright is erecting a compressor house at the Dorit-Perkins Mine, on Chicago Creek, near Idaho Springs, Colorado, owned by C. C. McNamee, 446 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. This building is large enough to house the tools and equipment, and is of substantial construction. An airline is being run to the Perkins Tunnel, 1,700 above the Dorit, and both adits will be worked.
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The Golden Cycle Corporation, L. S. Harner, general manager, Colorado Springs, Colorado, milled more than 100,000 tons of ore during the first four months of the current year; and at the present time, is milling about 800 tons of ore daily, or two-thirds capacity. Until last fall, when a 200-ton flotation unit was installed at the plant, nearly all of the ore treated at the Golden Cycle, came from Cripple Creek. Now, slightly more than 5 percent is coming from outside mines, and shipments from outside, show a steady increase.
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Preston W. Stovall, who recently resigned from the Silver Queen Mining Company as vice-president in charge of operations, and Harry K. Payne, who also has severed his connection with the same company as general foreman, have secured a lease on the Minnetonka, a patented mining claim in Grizzly Gulch, and an old shipper from the Chalk Creek District. The present breast consists of 80 inches of highgrade lead-silver ore, and shipments will begin from the dump imemdiately, proceeds from which are to be used for the rental of a portable compressor, and the hiring of a crew of eight men. With the Matilda, and Sitting Bull, both in operation, and another shipper added to the list, St. Elmo is resuming some of its old-time livelihood.
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The Potosi-Caribou Mining Company at Nederland, Colorado, J. A. F. Durocher-Stone, president and manager, is working its mines and mill regularly, with a force of close to 50 men on the payroll. The principal source of mill ore is a six-foot vein, and in the new works, an ore body two feet wide, and carrying minerals worth about $100 a ton, has been opened. The mill was built two years ago and has modern machinery capable of treating 100 tons of ore in 24 hours. It employs amalgamation for the free gold and silver, after which gravity concentration, and flotation, are proving effective in concentrating the metals.
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Persistent prospecting and development on the part of the Leadville Development Corporation on Little Ellen Hill, and Big Evans Gulch, has proven a ledge of ore, 40 feet thick, considerable of which is high grade. The average value of the ore is said to be $50 a ton, and in addition to the silver, lead, and zinc content, the ore carries .04 ounces gold. The workings are connected with the Yak Tunnel, and the deposit is being blocked out, in preparation of shipping to the Arkansas Valley Smelter. A. K. McDaniel, 720 Patterson Building, Denver, is interested in the enterprise, which is backed by New York capital.
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During the month of May, 21 carloads of ore were shipped from leases on the Stratton Estate mining properties, in the Cripple Creek District, in Colorado, to the Golden Cycle Mill, at Colorado Springs. Oliver Keener is district manager for the Stratton Lease.
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The Gold Dust Mining Company, Inc., has leased 12 claims, from E. C. Sasser of Washington, D. C., and four claims from A. L. and C. L. Hayes, in the California Mining District, in Montezuma County, Colorado. The ground is along the East Mancos River, and there is said to be a large tonnage that runs from $2.70 to $6.20 in gold. A revolving trommel screen, and an 86-inch bowl Ainley centrifugal gold separator are to be purchased, and it is believed that 800 tons of the placers can be treated daily, with this equipment. Water for placering is to be piped from a lake, a mile from the placers, through a four-inch pipe. Fifteen men are working and activity will be increased gradually. Local capital is sponsoring the undertaking, and the officers of the enterprise are: K D. Graham, president; Seagle Kelley, vice-president, and Miss E. Pulliam, secretary.
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The Treasure Mountain Gold Mining and Power Company, Samuel G. Martin, president, Eureka, Colorado, is getting ready to drive a 9x12-foot crosscut tunnel, to cut several veins of ore at varying depths, from a few hundred, to 2,500 feet. This bore will be about 9,000 feet in length when completed, and with its lateral tunnels, levels, and upraises, will cost approximately one and one-fourth million dollars. The construction of the surface tramline, the erection of a mill building, and the installation of operating equipment, will bring total expenditures to about two and one-half million dollars.
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In San Juan County, Colorado, near Silverton, the Vertex Mining Company, in the last 80 months, has expended a million dollars in further development of its Buffalo Boy Gold-Silver Mine, erecting a 150-ton mill, 8,700-foot aerial tramway, and a three-story mine hotel. Crews of miners are now running a series of levels from a 400-foot prospect winze, sunk from the 2,500-foot adit tunnel a year ago. These levels will be driven on the vein as extensions, the bottom one giving a vertical depth of 600 feet on the vein. M. B. Huston, vice-president of the company, believes that this development will at least treble present ore reserves.
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The S. W. & M. Mining Company, operating the Rogers Tungsten Properties, in Boulder Cañon, 15 miles west of Boulder, Colorado, intends to continue the 150-foot tunnel in its No. 2 Mine, farther under the hill, in the direction of the No. 1 Mine. Vein No. 1 is located at the top of the hill, and is pierced by a 100-foot shaft, and a number of shorter levels from this shaft, as a base. The No. 1 Vein is from one to three feet wide, and was left exposed when work was stopped following the war. The No. 2 Vein is two feet wide, and is a higher grade metal. It is understood that a mill of about 80-ton daily capacity will be planned after a more careful estimate has been made of the quantity of ore that the group will produce. About 22,000 acres are included in the Rogers Tungsten Ground.
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Fred W. Webb of Denver, Colorado, is building a metal dredge on the gold placers of the Gold Production Corporation, in the Timberlake District, near Craig, Colorado. The metal dredge will replace the wooden one, which burned early in the year, and will be ready for work in another 80 days.
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The Florado Mining Company, F. R. Wolfle, president and general manager, United States National Bank Building, Denver, intends to continue the No. 5 Tunnel, to the downward extension of a vein opened on the No. 4 Level, 268 feet above, where it was 550 feet in length. Two shifts will be employed, and it is expected that the objective will be reached some time in July.
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Ed. Hayes, Bill Schneider, and associates, of Ouray, Colorado, are equipping the Treasure Tunnel Mill with flotation machinery. This plant was designed to treat 150 tons of ore daily, and is expected to go into operation before the end of this month. It is estimated that 90,000 tons of dump material are available for treatment.
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The East and West Drifts in the ore, opened in the crosscut tunnel of the Gold Crescent Mines Company, Roy Perry, superintendent, Idaho Springs, Colorado, are taking on a solidified form, and gradual enrichment of values is being reached. The assays on the ore were made by W. L. Piers of Denver, and show from 4 to 10 ounces gold to the ton, from samples taken from streaks in the vein four feet wide, and 10 feet back, from the breast of the East Drift, where the ore carried 8.55 ounces gold. A 50-horsepower gasoline engine, an 850-cubic foot compressor, pneumatic air drills and drifters, air tanks, water tanks, a power drill sharpener and accessories, have been purchased. In a short time, they expect to start building a compressor house, 14x24 feet, and will remodel and enlarge the machine and blacksmith shop.
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The Portland Equipment Company is dismantling the Portland Mill, at Victor, Colorado. This mill had been operated by the Portland Gold Mining Company, one of the Carlton Interests, but operations last year resulted in a loss. Flotation equipment has been installed in the Golden Cycle Mill, another of the Carlton Enterprises, and the Portland ore mined, both on company account and ubder lease, will in all probability be milled there.
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The Climax Molybdenum Company, W. J. Coulter, general superintendent, Climax, Colorado, has started the construction of a new crushhig plant at the mouth of the tunnel. The Phillipson Tunnel is in more than 1900 feet, and will cut the ore 450 feet below the Upper Workings, this developing a large additional tonnage. Production compares favorably with that of last year, and is averaging about 8,500 tons daily.
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The Rico Argentine Mining Company at Rico, Colorado, shipped four carloads, or more than 100 tons of ore, to the flotation plant of the United States Smelting, Refining and Mining Company at Midvale, Utah. This ore was mined from the No. 1 Horizon, of which there are 11, or more, in the Rico Argentine Mine, all containing replacement ore deposits. Settlement sheets show a content of 50 cents gold, 9.5 ounces silver, 10 percent lead, 2.28 percent copper, and 18.67 percent zinc, to the ton. F. W. Price, 589 Atlas Block, Salt Lake City, is president and general manager of the organization, and H. S. Worcester is superintendent at Rico. About 80 men were on the payroll at last report.
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Four men met death, and three were injured, in the Climax Molybdenum Mine at Climax, Colorado, when props supporting the roof of a tunnel, gave way without warning, burying the victims under tons of rock and slate. The disaster was about 2,000 feet from the portal of the tunnel, and the men were caught as they were coming off shift. The dead are Ralph Port of Denver, 32; Sherman Frazier of Leadville, 36; Fred McMahon of Leadville, 28, and Loon Burton of Butte, Montana, 85.
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The Doodle Bug Gold Mining Company has shipped its second carload of ore, from its property on Bull Hill, in the Cripple Creek District, to the Golden Cycle Mill, at Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first shipment assayed an average of $14 a ton, or $475 for the lot. E. D. Brown is superintendent of operations.
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The Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company will pay its usual quarterly dividend of 2 cents a share, on July 10, to stock of record June 30, 1930. The dividend will amount to $24,400.
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The United Gold Mines Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, L. G. Carlton, general manager, is getting ready to run a heading from the Rose Nicol Property, through the Trail, and Big Banta Country, to the Silver Dyke, a parallel artery to the Funeral Dyke, which has been the big ore-maker in Cresson Ground. The tunnel will be about 1,200 feet in length. The Walker Lease is the best lease in the company’s ground, and a 160-foot stope is yielding very good ore. Screenings are shipping from $40 to $89, and a streak of heavy sylvanite ore has been opened. Shipments from the Trail, are being handled through the Cresson, and two carloads shipped recently, settled for at 3.60, and 2.80, ounces gold to the ton.
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RIFLE, CO., MINE STARTS PROD TMJ 7 15 1930

58 THE MINING JOURNAL

GRAND VIEW MINING CORP. ENTERS LIST OF PRODUCERS

The Grand View Mining Corporation at Rifle, Colorado, is tuning in its mill, and expects to establish full production, by July 15, according to J. W. Brown, general manager. A single unit will be operated at first, and as fast as the mine is developed, other units will be added, until a capacity of 500 tons in 24 hours is attained. So, with the large tonnage of ore in sight, and the planned enlargement of the mill, the management is highly encouraged, and can see nothing but a producer, in spite of the low price of metals.

Underground, it is planned to run the Main Mill Level 2,000 feet north, putting in chutes, for upraises, every 100 feet, and to sink a winze, to a depth of 1,500 feet below the mill level, and strike off levels, every 100 feet.

Above the mill level there are nearly 2,000 feet of ore, carrying milling values across a width of 8 to 21 feet, and it is planned to stope this ore, and bring it out from the Mill Level. The ore is worth from $6 to $32 a ton, in gold, silver, lead, and zinc.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 7 15 1930

COLORADO
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The Swift-Sure Mining Company, A. V. Dickson, superintendent, Idaho Springs, Colorado, received $1,581.01 from the Golden Cycle Reduction Plant, at Colorado Springs, in payment of 21 tons of concentrates from the new mill. Of this amount, $1,421.74 was paid for the gold content in the concentrates, and shows a continuance of its former record as a gold producer. The 150-ton mill is at the portal of the No. 4, or Main, Tunnel, and the ore is hauled out of the tunnel by a Mancha electric locomotive. Fifteen men are working, and it is planned to enlarge the scope of operations.
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A gold strike has been reported from the Benton Mine at Empire, Colorado, the development of which is financed by H. L. Shattuck, 812 Security Building, Denver. The ore has been followed at a depth of 585 feet below the surface, and is 10 feet wide. Average samples have been assayed, and were worth $28.60, and $25, a ton. Development is being pushed, and as soon as enough stoping ground has been opened, it is planned to place the 100-ton mill at the portal of the tunnel, in operation.
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A carload of ore has been shipped from the Crazy Girl Mine, at Idaho Springs, Colorado. S. J. Biggins is in charge of the work.
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The Chain O’Mines, Inc., at Cripple Creek, Colorado, intends to put in a crusher to crush the large pieces of ore, for milling. M J. Tippett of Central City, Colorado, is superintendent of the mill.
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Ben E. Harrington of Victor, Colorado mill contractor, is building a mill for the International Vanadium Corporation, at the United States Mines, in Dry Valley. His contract calls for the erection of the mill, and the installation of a 100-ton furnace. The old mill has been completely dismantled, and new equipment will be installed for the manufacture of vanadic acid.
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The North Star-Sultan Mining Company, A. E. Treverthen, superintendent, Silverton, Colorado, has purchased a 1,500-cubic foot air compressor, equipped with a 150-horsepower motor, and will have these installed by the time the underground workings are opened up for production. Rails and airlines are on the ground for installation, and a transformer station is to be installed by the power company.
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The Silver Jack Mining and Milling Company at Montrose, Colorado, C. M. Hyde, president and general manager, has a force of 29 men, completing the power house, started last fall, and is finishing laying 2,400 feet of 24-inch pipe to bring water in from the reservoir. This power plant will generate 212 horsepower of energy to operate the proposed 100-ton mill, four drills, and furnish light for the mine and mill. It is planned to install a sawmill to cut the lumber necessary in the construction of the mill, at the mine.
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The Montezuma Mining and Metals Corporation has acquired the Bullion, and the McGenn Groups of Mines, adjoining, two miles from Montezuma, Colorado, and the Bolivar Mill, built five or six years ago. The mining claims total 53, and the mill, which is completely equipped for ore concentration, has been overhauled for a trial run. Flotation will be installed in the mill, if the trial run indicates that a better recovery can be made after its installation. To effect a lower cost of development, work has been suspended in the shaft, and a tunnel is to be run to the known Bullion Veins, at much greater depth. Fifteen men are repairing the road to the tunnel site, and the Public Service Company is building a power line to serve the tunnel compressor, and other machinery. New buckets have been ordered for the tramway, between the Bullion Mine, and the mill. David Gnrrett, Denham Building, Denver, is president of the company, and William Bergren is general manager.
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Walter Head is setting up a mill to treat the dumps of the New York Mine, at Montezuma, Colorado. The concentrating equipment consists of jigs and tables, and will be ready for operation shortly. Wigton and Long, oil men of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, own the New York Mine, and are financing the mill.
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The Marlin Mining, Milling and Power Company, D. L. Seymour, manager, has taken lumber, pipe, a gasoline engine, and a compressor, to its property, and is prepared for an active summer. A good streak of ore has been opened in the tunnel, which has been driven 1,000 feet into the mountain. Four men are working in that adit.
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The Rawley Mines, Inc., at Bonanza, Colorado, is said to have discontinued all operations, with the exception of cleaning up the scrap ore. A small force has been retained to take out all equipment, including track, wire, and machinery, and the mill is to be dismantled.
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Under the supervision of Alfred Beebe, the Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, is building a six-bin warehouse, to accommodate lessees from the No. 10 Level, upward. The lower levels are being worked on company account.
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The United Operating Trust, Inc, at Silverton, Colorado, has resumed operations in its Copper Bell Group of 40 claims, under the personal management of Thomas P. Michell. Before work was suspended for the winter, ore values as high as $72 a ton had been opened.
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A. C. Dougal and I'm a dufus McBride have leased the Gold Bug Mine, near Stony Pass, in the Creede District, in Colorado. Development is to start at once.
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The Strong Mine, at Victor, Colorado, and the Abe Lincoln, and the Sangre de Christo Tunnel in the Cripple Creek District, have resumed work, and joined the list of shippers. The Strong is owned by William Lennox, and Associates, of Colorado Springs, and is under lease to Fred Jones, and Associates. The Abe Lincoln is under lease to Henry Martin, of Denver, and the Sangre de Christo Tunnel, is under lease to John M. Dempsey, who is financed by some Indiana men.
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The Granite Gold Mining Company, Henry Christensen, Victor, Colorado, shipped 81 carloads of ore last month. The coarse rock and screenings averaged about $30 a ton. Two shifts are working and a substantial tonnage of ore is in sight.
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Articles of incorporation have been filed by the Polar Star Milling and Mining Company, 736 Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colorado. The incorporators are W. M. Ware, N. A. Brown, and J. A. Howlett. The capitalization is $100,000.
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C. B. Wilfley, mining engineer, 509 Seventeenth Street, Denver, Colorado, has placed a crew at work on the Lead Carbonate Mine on Cement Creek, four miles northwest of Silverton, under the supervision of Carl Lonberg. Equipment will be installed as fast as development warrants. W. J. Wayman, and E. A. Drexler, have considerable interest in this mine. and it is being worked as the El Banco Mining Company.
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The lines to the Dorit Perkins Mine at Idaho Springs, Colorado, have been completed, and the Public Service Company is supplying power. The new compressor is working satisfactorily, and better progress is being made in driving both tunnels, than before. Their objectives is the extension of the Mattie Vein. C. C. McNamee owns the group.
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The Consolidated Extension Mines Company, Harry J. Newton, president and general manager, 312 Jacobson Building, Denver, has ordered a General Electric hoist motor from Omaha, Nebraska. The motor is of 60-horsepower capacity, and is scheduled to arrive at the mine in the Cripple
Creek District, in Colorado, about the first of next month. It will be set up at the C. O. D. Mine.
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The Colorado Mexico Mining Company, G. B. Defleque, manager, Silverton, Colorado, has completed its tram, that can carry 75 tons of ore per shift, from the Tiger Mine Dump, to the main tram, and it is giving satisfaction in its operation. The dump is estimated to contain 25,000 tons of mill feed, and is being milled with the crude ore extracted from the Melville Vein. Tests have shown that the dump ore will return a net profit between $2 and $8 per ton.
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According to B. S. Brown, engineer for the Empire Chief Mining Company, at Lake City, Colorado, a new ore vein has been followed 110 feet, in the East Intermediate Level, in its Highland Chief Mine. Heavy lead values are present in the ore, and it maintains an average width of 50 inches. The Intermediate Level is run from a raise from the 2,300-foot point in the No. 4 Tunnel. No development will be done in the ground to the west, because of the inability to dispose of waste until the ore can be removed from the millway. The 200-ton mill will be placed in operation, in a few days.
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The Ute Gold Mining Company, John H Turner, president and general manager, Como, Colorado, is getting along nicely with the 125-ton Pittsburg-Notaway Mill, in Gilpin County, and expects to have it in operation within 90 days. Some ore has been opened on the 900 Level, of the Pittsburg Property, from which test shipments have been sent to the Golden Cycle Mill, at Colorado Springs, with satisfactory results.
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News has reached us from Creede, Colorado, that the largest silver operators have let off most of their men. The Withrow-Commodore Lease, Inc., D. G. Withrow, general manager, paid off 21 men, and retained only four. The only development there, is a raise to prospect the veins of ore, and which had been contracted to Lew Bruns, and Noel Roberts. The Amethyst Leasing Company, W. C. Sloan, manager, paid off 10 men, who had been employed under Superintendent R. I. Fisher. The P. & E. Leasing Syndicate, Herman Emperius, president, has cut its force down to two men.
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Papers have been filed showing the transfer of about 50 mining properties, near Eureka, Colorado, from Samuel G. Martin, to the Treasure Mountain Gold Mining and Power Company, organized about a year ago, by Mr. Martin, and Associates, in New York and London. The development outlined, together with the equipment to be installed, will cost in the neighborhood of $2,000,000.
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The Ames Slide is said to have been removed, and train service on the Denver and Rio Grande Southern railroad, running into Rico, Colorado, will be renewed early in July. The short line into Rico, will result in considerable reduction in freight charges, to the Salt Lake Valley metallurgical plants.
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The Marquette Mining Company, Harry Newmeyer, general manager, Blackhawk, Colorado, has opened ore assaying $12.80, $88.20, $46.40, and as high as $200 a ton, in its Hattie Jane Extension Vein, near Granite, Lake County. A tunnel is being driven on the vein, and three pay streaks have been located so far, although the full width of the ore has not been determined. Elmer Washburn, an experienced miner, has charge of development.
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Under the supervision of Charles L. Fulton, of a mine operating firm of the same name in Denver, the Great American Mining Company has installed hoisting machinery at its No. 1 Shaft, at White Earth, 11 miles south of Iola, Colorado. An engine house has been set up also, and the shaft is to be sunk to the permanent water level, and a crosscut run across the width of the vein. At the surface, the gold-bearing quartz is in evidence for 184 feet.
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A few days ago, the United Mines Company, M. S. Brandt, general manager, Boulder, Colorado, shipped a car of nearly 50 tons of ore, which assayed $85 a ton, from rough sampling. Some sylvanite is in the ore, so that it will probably go even higher than that figure. Mr. Brandt intends to build an ore house and, as soon as that is completed, continue driving the tunnel.
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The Master Key Tunnel Association is installing a compressor and other machinery, at its property below Blackhawk, Colorado, and expects to be driving the tunnel within a few weeks. This adit is the key to many tons of ore reported by engineers, and said to have lain under water nearly 40 years. The ore did not carry enough gold to insure a profitable operation at that time. Besides unwatering the mines, the tunnel will provide an operating outlet. J. L. Fawcett is president and general manager of the organization, and is in active charge of the work.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 8 15 1930

for AUGUST 15, 1930

COLORADO

The Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company at Cripple Creek, Colorado, disbursed its regular quarterly dividend in July. Payment was made at the rate of 2 cents a share and amounted to $24,000.
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The Elk Park Mining and Milling Company is in process of reorganization, and as soon as the papers are signed, will make arrangements for active development, according to Robert Willison, 200 Enterprise Block, Denver, Colorado, who was the president of the organization during operation. The Elk Park controls the Anne H., and 16 other claims at Apex, Gilpin County, about half of which are patented. Ore that runs as high as $8,000 a carload, has been mined, and the average run of late has been about 2 ounces gold, 2 ounces silver, and 14 percent copper to the ton.
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With the help of W. H. Dummer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and his associates, a 20-ton mill is to be built immediately at the Minnetonka Mine, in the Chalk Creek District, near St. Elmo, Colorado. Gasoline will supply the motive power for the mill. The general run of ore broken at present is from .21 to .25 ounce gold, 25 to 40 ounces silver, 12 to 15 percent lead, 12 to 15 percent zinc, and 1.6 percent copper. The vein is a true fissure from 88 to 42 inches wide, and is probably a continuation of the Mary Murphy Vein system. A portable compressor is used for drilling, and a crew of eight men will operate both the mine and mill.
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The office of the Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company has been moved from lower Reese Street, Silverton, Colorado, to the more spacious two-story office-assay building, adjacent to the company’s mill, two and one-half miles northeast of the town. Charles A. Chase is general manager of operations.
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At 808 feet, the main tunnel of the Hercules-Ajax Mining Company, at the head of Rock Creek, near Schofield, Colorado, opened one and one-half feet of ore, and assays are being made to determine its value. The main vein is believed to be only 25 or 80 feet farther in. Engineers Douglas and Thwaits have charge of building a power line, which consists of an 18-inch line of pipe, running 1,800 feet down Rock Creek from a diversion dam. Tests have proven that it will furnish 50 horsepower of energy, which is sufficient to operate the compressor, light plant, sawmill, and two drills.
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The McDowell Mines Company has installed a new compressor at its property in the vicinity of Breckenridge, Colorado, formerly known as the Bimrose-Bostwick Mines, and power is furnished by the Public Service Company. Permission has been granted to use a 2,000-foot tunnel driven by the Hills Mining Company in adjoining ground, and development is being carried on through this adit. Another 100 feet of tunnel is expected to reach a vein that outcrops at the surface, at a depth of 700 feet. Mrs. Ada L. McDowell, 824 West Missouri Street, El Paso, Texas, is president of the company, and H. W. Gallup is superintendent in charge.
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Although operations are somewhat curtailed at the present time, on account of the low price of metals, the Royal Tiger Mines Company is considering starting the building of an electrically operated tram from the Rose of Breckenridge Tunnel, to the Wellington Mill, and adding an additional ball mill, and some flotation machinery, to raise the capacity of this mill from 150 tons to about 250 tons daily. This tunnel has been re-timbered, widened where necessary, and is a uniform 3 per cent grade. It provides convenient transportation for several known veins in the South Tiger Property. Next season, the company hopes to complete the “Goose Pasture” power dam, and run a new crosscut tunnel, connecting its various holdings. John A. Traylor, 501 First National Bank Building, Denver, Colorado, organized the company 25 years ago, and is its president and general manager.
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The Fanny Fern Mines, Inc., Guy R. Harkness, president and general manager, 608 Patterson Building, Denver, Colorado, has acquired the School Section, the Block 8 Shaft, and 112 acres, including blocks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22, 28, 24 and 25, at Cripple Creek. Plans are to start development about September 1, following the continuation of a well-defined ore shoot in the Seeley Dike, or Big Basalt, above the Fourth Level.
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It is understood that the Empire Chief Mining Company will place its mill at Lake City, Colorado, in operation soon. The initial run will be on copper ores from the No. 4 Tunnel. H. Lee Townsend, 1440 Corona Street, Denver, is general manager.
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The United Gold Mines Company, L. G. Carlton, general manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, is considering taking over the Isabella Property, on the north slope of Hull Hill. If the deal goes through, the machinery now at the Dillon Shaft, will be moved to the Isabella.
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Fred Jones, former superintendent of the Portland Property, is shipping about 10 carloads of ore of good grade monthly, from the Strong Mine at Victor, which he is operating under lease. The Strong ground has been equipped with modern machinery, electrically operated.
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Curley Alstrom has shipped eight carloads of ore from the old Rosebud tailings dump, in the Cripple Creek District in Colorado. He is getting between $5 and $7 per ton for the tailings, and hopes to ship about 25 carloads altogether.
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The Cresson -Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, A. H. Beebe, superintendent, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has built six ore bins to accommodate the lessees at the Tenth Level. A material increase in production is expected shortly. The Cresson has $268,957 in cash in the banks.
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According to C. C. McNamee, owner, the drift from the tunnel in the Dorit Perkins Mine, at Idaho Springs, Colorado, has reached the extension of the Mattie Vein. This has been the objective of development, and will now be explored and stoped.
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The Silver Creek Gold Mining Company of Denver has let a contract to Harry S. Blake, to drive the tunnel in the Pay Me Mine, five miles from Blackhawk, Colorado, a distance of 120 feet, to connect with a 200-foot working shaft, where a 12-foot vein of ore is said to have been opened. This tunnel has been driven 420 feet on the Pay Me Vein, which is reported to be five feet wide, and carrying from $10 to $14 a ton, in free milling gold ore. Ample water is available for all purposes, the property is near a good road, and an electric power line is within 800 feet of the portal of the tunnel.
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The Gold Dust Mining Company, Inc., Ray O. Graham, president, has found the Ainley Centrifugal Gold Separator successful in the recovery of flour gold from the ground, along the East Mancos River, in Montezuma County, Colorado. Thirteen men are working. So far, only preliminary development has been carried on, but the management is now ready to start mining and, within two weeks, expects to have a mining engineer on the ground in charge of operations.
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Pat Magill and associates, are pushing the Price Tunnel ahead, to reach the main vein in the Tom Thum Mine, near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This tunnel is in 650 feet, and is expected to reach its objective in 150 feet. The leasing syndicate, composed of Chris Tamm, Evan Vaughn, and Mr. Magill, who is in charge of development, is a group of local men, and has a lease on the Tom Thum, the New Discovery, and the New Discovery No. 1 Mines, patented about 80 years ago.
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In line with its desire to prospect the hanging wall area of the Happy Thought Mine, the Spam Mining and Milling Company, J. W. Pickens, president, Del Norte, Colorado, has let a contract to Alex Duncan and Clyde Sprague of Creede, to drive 200 feet into the hanging wall from the old workings. This crosscut will be started from a point about 700 feet below the surface, and about the same distance above the Nelson-Wooster Tunnel, through which the work will be carried on, because of the condition of parts of the old workings.
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The A. P. S. Leasing Company, Guy Weston, superintendent, Victor, Colorado, has proven the ore shoot on the No. 2 Level, for a length of 50 feet, and is breaking ore across a width of six feet. Above this level, ore is being broken and shipped to the Golden Cycle Mill, with little sorting, and is returning between $20 and $80 a ton. Below this level, a winze has been sunk 10 feet, and is still in good ore. This is the Patti Rosa Claim of the United Gold Mines Company, and is being operated under lease by A. P. Swoboda of New York City. During June, nine carloads, or 818 tons of ore, were shipped from the round, and carried an average value of $26.50 a ton.
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The Skyline Mining Syndicate, Alfred Steele, manager, Marble, Colorado, has placed a crew at work on the Lead Bullet Vein, and is mining some ore from the Eagle Mine, which is opened by two short tunnels. An engineer is to be engaged to survey the mine, and following his examination and report, details will be worked out for the installation of a tramway. Ten men make up the present crew. The company has built a bunkhouse, kitchen, and dining room, that can accommodate 25 men, also, a blacksmith shop, ore bins, and a warehouse. A good trail has been built from the mines, to the wagon road, a distance of one and one-half miles. John Arco is superintendent of mine development.
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It is understood that Robert Eberle of Denver, Colorado, has been granted a new lease on the Fauntleroy Mine, of the Reed Estate, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, and expects to resume work soon. A shaft has been sunk 1,000 feet in this ground, and considerable drifting and crosscutting done at the Moffat Tunnel Level.
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The Rare Metals Corporation at Naturita, Colorado, H. A. Schueler, president, has run 50 tons of vanadium ore through its new roasting plant, and intends to continue producing between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of vanadium oxide daily. The process is said to combine some principles not yet used in America, for the extraction of precious metals from raw carnotite and uranium ores.
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S. A. Keys, president of the Independence Mining and Milling Company at Crestone, Colorado, is hauling ore to the Golden Cycle Plant, at Colorado Springs, and is considering putting in some machinery. A flotation plant is being built in the Crestone District, and tests have shown that it can extract 92 percent of the metals, as compared with a former recovery of 48 percent. Gold is the principal metal.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 8 30 1930

for AUGUST 30, 1930

COLORADO

The Evening Star Mining and Milling Company, W. L. Shull, President, 508 Commonwealth Building, Denver, Colorado, has acquired an option on the old Combination Mill, located near the depot in Idaho Springs. Stock is now being sold to provide funds to start the plant operating on a custom basis. A small smelter may be added to the plant in the future. The company owns properties in Summitt, Teller, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Carbon, and Pitkin counties.
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The Gold Ore Loading Company is making arrangements to install an electric hoist, dragline, and other equipment, which will enable handling of 200 tons of ore, every eight hours, on its property on Beacon Hill, near Cripple Creek, Colorado. About 5,000 tons of ore, averaging $4 per ton, have already been shipped. Freight and treatment charge on this type ore is $2.25 per ton, and it is said that ore can be loaded by machinery at a cost of 25 cents per ton.
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Gold Patch Mining Company has recently been organized, to work a property near Central City, Colorado, and a hoist and other equipment are to be installed. The officers of the company are: Thomas McGrath of Dumont, President; Joseph Flynn, Vice-president, and J. Gilbert McGrath, Secretary. Denver financiers have been interested in the project.
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During July, the Colorado Mexico Mining Company, G. R. DeBeque, Silverton, Colorado, Manager, produced 10 carloads of concentrates. The mill is now treating a mixture of dump ore, and clean ore. Concentrate shipments for the first half of the year averaged eight carloads each month.
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A lease on the Abe Lincoln property, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, has been secured by Brunton and associates. Preparations are being made for installation of a flotation plant, and machinery is now being hauled to the property.
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The Penn-Nevada Corporation is building a dredge boat on Cache Creek, two miles west of Granite, Colorado. The company’s operations on the Arkansas River have been suspended, but are to be resumed this fall, or next spring.
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Ore which returned $780 per ton, has been shipped to the Golden Cycle Mill, by Ralph Ellithorpe, Philip Bingle, and W. S. Carrol, from their sub-lease on the Little Annie property, near Summitville, Colorado. The sub-lease was secured from J. C. Wiley, and J. W. Pickens, Box 415, Del Norte. The vein, which is three and one-half feet wide, is only 14 feet from the surface, and is being developed through an open trench.
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A survey is being made by the Public Service Company of Colorado, for the purpose of extending its power lines from Del Norte, to mining camps near Summitville, Colorado. If this proposed power line is erected, additional activity may be looked for in these camps.
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Alex W. Walker, working a lease on the Shurtloff Claim, of the United Gold Mines Company, via the Vindicator Shaft, has shipped another carload of ore to the Golden Cycle Mill. Settlement, which was on a basis of 5.78 ounces of gold, and 11 ounces of silver, per ton, amounted to more than $2,000 for the carload, to the shippers, and $1,000 royalty to the company. Associated with Walker in the lease, are F. J. Bush, and E. V. Rhinelander, of Cripple Creek and G. W. Hoffman, of New York.
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Alma Syndicate, Inc., has been organized to operate 230 acres of virgin mineral land, on Bross Mountain, adjoining the Dolly Varden property, near Alma, Colorado. Development is being forwarded by a shaft, which, at a depth of 75 feet, entered an ore body 12 to 14 feet wide, containing values in gold and silver. Officers of the company are: N. P. Otis of Denver, President; T. L. Boyce, Vice-president, and J. H. Rogers, mining engineer.
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The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, is shipping about 700 tons of fluorspar monthly, to its plant in Pueblo, from its mines at Wagon Wheel Gap, Colorado, of which George B. Botsford, of Mineral Hot Springs, is Superintendent. Although this is more than present requirements call for, it is said that shipments are to be kept up. Concentrates from this mine carry more than 82 percent calcium fluoride. About 50 men are employed.
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Fred Monkmeyer and associates, have uncovered a vein, three and one-half feet wide, near the surface of the Homestake Mine, on Mammoth Mountain, Creede, Colorado. Samples show a considerable amount of silver. The property is near the Nancy Hanks, and Eunice, which were good producers at one time.
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The Minasol Mining and Finance Company, Karl C. Schuyler, President, First National Bank Building, Denver, Colorado, is preparing to do placer mining on Rico Seco Creek, near San Luis. Test shafts are to be sunk, and a 25-ton mill is ready for preliminary tests. It is said that there are 5,000,000 tons of low-grade gold-bearing gravel in sight, and values in copper, lead, and silver, have also been discovered. Oscar A. Fisher is in charge of operations.
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O. H. McKinley and Harry Williams are preparing to make several shipments from the ore dumps of the Coming Wonder Mine, north of Silverton, Colorado. They have repaired the cable, and erected a tower, in view of this work. The ore is said to carry values in copper and gold.
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The Iron Magnet Mining and Milling Company, J. S. Capps, President, P. O. Box 568, Silverton, Colorado, is cleaning, re-timbering, and laying track in its No. 8 Tunnel, which was driven for 500 feet, on the gold-silver-lead vein, by former operators, who shipped high-grade crude ore. This tunnel is to be extended on the vein, in the expectation of opening additional shipping ore.
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C. B. Blitzkie reports that he and an associate are developing a group of lead claims, four miles from Eureka, Colorado. They have driven a crosscut tunnel for 308 feet, and expect it to open the vein at 885 feet, where the vertical depth will be 225 feet. If even ore of shipping grade is found, shipments will be sent to the Durango Smelter.
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The Bagdad Smelting and Refining Company is renewing operations at the North London Mine at Alma, Colorado, and is planning to do a considerable amount of development work, before starting the flotation plant. Carl Mohr is Superintendent, and W. B. Milliken, of Denver is consulting engineer.
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High-grade gold-silver ore has been opened in a 80-foot winze, from the No. 3 Tunnel, in the Champagne Mine, near Fairplay, Colorado, which is operated by the Freres Mining Company, J. N. Redman, Manager. This company has obtained the property between the Champagne workings, and the London Fault, and is planning to continue the tunnel to the fault, a distance of 2,000 feet. This work will intersect the London veins.
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Under the supervision of H. M. Radford, a drift is being run in the Hock Hocking Mine, near Alma, Colorado, to cut a known ore body at a lower level. It is believed that within 50 to 100 feet, the drift will be in the main ore body, which contains values in gold, silver, and lead.
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The Kennebec Mining Company, A. E. Moynahan, President and General manager, 241 Coronado Building, Denver, Colorado, recently shipped two carloads of ore, from the Orphan Boy Mine, to the Golden Cycle Mill. The Orphan Boy has produced good grade gold and silver ore since the early 1860’s.
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The Sunnyside Mining and MiIling Company, operating near Silverton, Colorado, has been considering the driving of a long crosscut tunnel, from the mill level, to intersect the series of veins at sufficient depth, to effect abandonment of the aerial tramway method of delivering the ore to the mill. Electric conveyance through the tunnel would be substituted, thus eliminating hoisting of the ore. If this program were followed, the annual operating saving, as compared with present costs, would be about $300,000.
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United Operating Trust, Inc., Thomas P. Michell, Manager, Silverton, Colorado, has a crew conditioning the mile and one-half of wagon road, for hauling in the compressor, and other machinery, which will arrive when the four-mile power line is completed. Electricity will be used to operate the machinery, and as heat for the boarding house and sleeping rooms. All development, thus far, has been done by hand drilling, including a 900-foot crosscut tunnel and 200 feet of drifting, on a seven-foot gold-copper vein, opened 826 feet from the tunnel portal.
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A new tramcar has been received at the Winser Placer Mine, near Idaho Springs, Colorado, operated by H. E. Winser, of that town, and a track for it is to be built from the tunnel portal, to a chute above the jig machine. Blacksmith and machine shops are now under construction. The shaft is down 50 feet, and a Cornish pump, which handles 150 gallons per minute, is keeping water out of the way, and also furnishing a supply for the riffles and jig machine.
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Stockholders of the Silver Queen Mining Company, at their annual meeting held in Denver, Colorado, elected the following officers and directors: Theodore Anderson, merchant of Cheyenne, Wyoming, President; Dr. Samuel B. McKelvey of the Colorado Board of Health, Vice-president; Dr. E. J. Warren, Denver osteopath, Secretary; Professor Quentin L. Brewer, B. M. of Colorado School of Mines, engineer in charge; J. Gordon McKenzie, former banker, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Assistant general manager, and Arthur Kimberling of Denver. L. M. Snow, 509 Central Savings Bank Building, Denver, was re-elected as general manager and financial agent. The company now owns outright, eight Colorado mining properties.
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Shipping ore, running as high as $700 per ton, has been opened in the property of the Production Mines Company, near Kokomo, Colorado. According to Superintendent Kane, shipping began this month. Track has been laid to the proven ore body.
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The Granite Gold Mining Company, Henry Christensen, Victor, Colorado, Superintendent, has, during the past few months, acquired several adjacent claims, and a considerable acreage of undeveloped land in the town of Victor. The extent of the vein has not yet been determined, although development has reached a depth of 800 feet, and 350 feet of lateral work has been done. Work is now being pushed in the tunnel on the 1,100-foot level of the Gold Coin property, in order to open the ore body. This work should be completed in about three months. The Granite Gold organization has paid for all its development, from ore taken from the vein, without stoping. About 20 cars of $25 ore are shipped each month.
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The Durango Smelter, O. P. Chisholm, Superintendent, has been shut down for three weeks while some of its machinery is being repaired. The bulk of the ore supplied to the smelter comes from the Sunnyside Mill, and the storage bins at the smelter are large enough to accommodate all of the shippers. The Durango Smelter is specially adapted to treat lead ores, but is successfully smelting the gold- copper ores from the Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company, and others. On account of the limited supply of ore coming in, the smelter has been operating far below capacity, and a corresponding decrease has taken place in the payroll, now 160 men.
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The Vulcan Consolidated Mines Corporation, John H. Fox, Superintendent, Gunnison, Colorado, has two important developments in progress at the present time. One of these is drifting at the seventh level of the Good Hope Mine, towards Vulcan ground. The drift is 200 feet long, and is near a point below the Vulcan Shaft, which has not been sunk below 300 feet. The other piece of work, is a shaft going down on a showing of sylvanite, on the seventh level of the Good Hope Mine. Some good values have been found 85 feet down this shaft, and it will be lowered to the 50-foot point to prospect the formation.
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EL PASO MINES DUMP LEASED AND TRAM TO BE INSTALLED

Announcement has been made that New El Paso Mines, Inc., has leased its dumps on a 50-50 contract, under which it is to furnish power, while all machinery and equipment is to be provided by the lessees. The dump is located on Beacon Hill, near Cripple Creek, Colorado, and is said to contain more than 100,000 tons of low-grade ore. Dump shipments during the past two years, amounting to 150 carloads, showed an average return of more than $4 per ton. These shipments, made by shoveling ore into cars, and tramming to the railroad, carded considerable coarse rock.

Lessees, who are to work the dump, have ordered a Sauerman Tram; a combination drag and aerial tramway, with a loading capacity of 200 tons in eight hours. It is to be installed near the main shaft, connected with the present head-frame and electric hoist, and will operate on an aerial cable, arranged so that the carrier bucket may be dropped for its load at any point desired. When it is loaded, it is raised by tightening the carder cable. Each load will weigh about 3,000 pounds. Adjacent to the railroad, a loading “hopper” is to be built high enough to permit direct loading into the cars. The ore will be sorted over a two-inch grizzly, and the coarse product turned back over the dump by gravity. Daily production is expected to be more than 100 tons.

Fall plans of New El Paso Mines, Inc., include opening up the Nicholls Shaft, since several applications for leases have been received.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 10 30 1930

for OCTOBER 30, 1930

COLORADO

The Abe Lincoln, Geneva, Deer Horn, War Eagle, Orpha May, Specimen, Lucky Guss, Los Angeles, and Longfellow properties, of the Stratton-Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, are active, and producing ore worth from $8 to $60 a ton. Grogan and Robertson, lessees at the Lucky Guss, have opened an ore shoot on the surface, with values of better than 10-ounce gold per ton. Martello, Baker, and Company, operating the Specimen, have struck from $40 to $80 ore, and are getting out their initial shipment.
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According to an announcement by General Manager M. S. Brandt, on October 8, the United Mines Company, at Boulder, Colorado, has followed the streak of sylvanite in the tunnel, 65 feet and it continues in width and value. It is perhaps not more than twice the thickness of paper, and is worth about a dollar an ounce. Five men have been added to the crew, to complete the ore house, a 60-foot structure in which all movements of the ore will be accomplished by gravity. For the present, an air hoist will be used to elevate the ore to the top of the ore house, but will be replaced with an automatic electric hoist later. The round trip from the ore house, to the breast of the tunnel, is nearly a mile, and facilities will have to be provided for bringing out the ore.
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George E. Flanders, banker, and Robert Drysdale, lawyer, both of Detroit, Michigan, closed a deal for the purchase of the Nutmeg group of mines, and the Red Diamond Mill, in the Jamestown District, in Colorado, during their recent visit to Colorado. The new owners intend to carry on operations on their own capital, and have placed Ralph A. Peacock, formerly engaged as Mine Superintendent, at a mine in New Mexico, in charge of operations. Manager Peacock has been at South Broadway, Boulder, Colorado, for the past few months.
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Several stockholders of the Silver Jack Mining and Milling Company have been at Montrose, Colorado, in the interest of further mine development that has been planned. Four carloads of heavy machinery have been ordered, and their arrival is expected shortly. A movement is afoot to get some support from Montrose and Hinsdale counties, and from the Forestry Service, in constructing a road to the mine. C. M. Hyde is President and General Manager of the Silver Jack. and lives at Montrose.
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The Santa Fe Railroad Company has given the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company an order for 47,500 tons of steel rails, and 7,200 tons of rail fastenings. This order will run over the $2,000,000 mark, and it is believed will insure the reopening of its iron mines at Sunrise, Wyoming. W. A. Maxwell, Jr., Continental Oil Building, Denver, is Vice-president and Production Manager, for Colorado Fuel and Iron.
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The United Operating Trust, Inc., Thomas P. Michell, Manager, Silverton, Colorado, is drifting to the east, on a seven-foot gold-copper vein opened 826 feet, in the tunnel, and is getting into wider and richer ore as the drift advances. Another crew is getting timber ready to build a compressor house.
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The Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, L. O. Carlton, General Manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, reports a net gain in earnings for the quarter ended September 30, of $9,895.31. The general conditions at the mines are said to be good, and operations from the dump show a profit. A new ore house has been built, and the old one has been improved.
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Development of La Plata Mines Company, at La Plata, Colorado, is confined, for the most part, to sinking a winze from the 570-foot point in the main tunnel, to the contact of the conglomerate, and the Rermosa limestone. It is down 880 feet, and will probably reach its objective within 100 feet. The mill has made a good recovery at the upper levels of the Gold King Vein, and will resume milling if the winze strikes ore.
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Charles and William Baer have located two feet of quartz, in ground, at the head of the South Fork of Silver Creek, in the Rico District, in Colorado, located 80 years ago by their father. Samples of the ore have assayed 365 ounces silver, and $11 gold to the ton. The quartz is in a vein, from 5 to 18 feet wide, that has assayed as high as $24 a ton, across its width.
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The West Gold Mining Company, operating at Idaho Springs, Colorado, J. A. Rinds, President and General Manager, is sending bullion to the Denver Mint, at the rate of about $2,600 per week. The new cyanide plant is handling about 78 tons per day, according to President Hinds, and is operating seven days per week. The ore is coming from the mine dump, and from the first Level, and the second Level, embracing several hundred feet of lateral work, is being prepared for ore extraction. Values are principally in gold.
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President John C. Murphy, of the Quartz Hill Central Mining Company, at Central City, Colorado, announced that his drive for the South Vein, on the new 800-foot Level, has met with success. President Murphy reported that on October 7, the crosscut penetrated the vein five feet, with no hanging wall as yet in sight, and that in addition to three feet of low-grade ore, there was showing a solid two feet of ore, ranging between $50 and $65 per ton, The ore is principally chalcopyrite and tetrahedrite, carrying some gold and silver, and a small percentage of lead and zinc. As soon as the vein has been crosscut, drifts will be run in both directions. The ore broken in development will be saved, and stopes started as soon as possible. On the 700-foot Level, some 500 feet to the West of the location of the present strike, an oreshoot had been developed for more than 500 feet, and averaged $70 a ton. As yet, the operators do not know whether the ore just opened on the eighth Level is an entirely new shoot, or an easterly extension of that developed at the seventh Level. Preparations are being made soon, to start shipments to the Golden Cycle Mill, at Colorado Springs.
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A crew of engineers and surveyors has been engaged for several weeks at the old Silver Lake properties, near Silverton, Colorado, controlled by the American Smelting and Refining Company. It is currently reported that the smelting company intends to bring these properties back into production. The Silver Lake properties embrace more than 100 patented claims, and have a production record of about $20,000,000. They have been idle about 24 years.
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The Gold Dirt Mine, and the Empress Mill, at Empire, Colorado, are being worked under the supervision of Walter Swanson. This mine has been yielding good ore for several months, and shows a better grade of ore with recent development.
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The Mint Property, at Georgetown, Colorado, under the management of Edgar Sharpe, is making shipments of ore, and from present indications, this work should continue for some time. A definite plan of development has been mapped out.
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The Altman Water Company, of Victor, Colorado, has asked the Public Utilities Commission for permission to cease operations, because the price it must pay to purchase water from the City of Victor, and the price it can re-sell it at, does not pay.
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The Sunnyside Mining and Milling Company, J. J. Shaw, Superintendent, Eureka, Colorado, suspended production on October 1, but retained a crew of about 70 men, in development. The mine had been employing in the neighborhood of 825 men, and the mill another 85.
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Some rich ore has been opened in the Bingel-Ellithorpe Lease, in the Summitville District, in Colorado, according to Philip Bingle, who is in charge of the work. The ore was located along the Little Annie Vein. Several truckloads of rich gold ore have been shipped by the lessees.
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A new organization has started work at the Iowa Mine and Mill, in the vicinity of Silverton, Colorado, until recently, operated by the Colorado-Mexico Mining Company. James Clamp, veteran San Juan miner, is drifting along the main vein, and has opened two or three additional stopes. H. A. Hanson, Superintendent of the mill, under the Colorado-Mexico company, will resume his work. Gus Rische, master mechanic for several months, is repairing the tramway and expects to have it in operation within 10 days.
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The Western Colorado Power Company, is considering building a two-mile transmission line to the Copper Bell Mine, being operated by the United Operating Trust, Inc., Thomas P. Michell, Manager, Silverton, Colorado. J. A. Clay, General Superintendent for the power company, has been in the Silverton District, and in conference with Manager Michell.
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The Precious Metals Mining Company, Empire, Colorado, shipped two carloads of ore to the Golden Cycle reduction plant, at Colorado Springs. Frank E. Wire, 308 Commonwealth Building, Denver, is President and General Manager, and W. K. DeLue is Foreman at the mine.
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The United Gold Mines Company, Cripple Creek, Colorado, L. O. Carlton, General Manager, has replaced the headframe and collar, at the Damon Shaft, destroyed by fire several weeks ago. The engine room and hoist were not damaged by the blaze. Development in the Damon was continued for some time after the fire, through the Jerry Johonson Workings, but it was found more practicable to rebuild the Damon surface plant. Some good ore has been opened at the tenth level of the Rose Nicol, which is a part of the ground included in an intensive development campaign started several months ago.
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A part of the old Boss Mine, on Rock Creek, in Summit County, Colorado, is being operated by H. C. Perks, of the Croesus Mining Company, at Dillon, and H. A. Davis, and R. C. Squier, 1540 Marion Street, Denver. In the early days, the Boss yielded a million dollars in silver.
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The West Gold Mining Company, J. A. Hinds, President and General Manager, Idaho Springs, Colorado, has opened a vein of sylvanite, some of which runs $1,000 a ton. The vein is 18 inches wide, and so far has been opened along a length of 40 feet. The mine was closed recently while compressors, power drills, and surface equipment, were being installed, and dump material was run through the mill at that time. The gold is shipped to the Mint at Denver, each week.
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The Emancipation Mine, and adjacent properties west of Boulder, Colorado, have been taken over by Schmitt and Schmitt, of Wichita, Kansas, who are providing for extensive operations, and with the most modern equipment. Years ago, this property produced rich profits in wire gold and tellurides, but litigation interfered. Lewis B. Ashbaugh, of Denver, is their consulting engineer. About two years ago, the Schmitts financed the Keystone Copper Company, at Dragoon, Arizona, using the report made by Ashbaugh.
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Another two carloads of ore have been shipped to the Salt Lake City smelters, from the Rico Argentine Mine, at Rico, Colorado. One of these carried 50 cents gold, 7.83 ounces silver, 1.8 percent copper, 11.2 percent lead, and 17 percent zinc, to the ton. The other carried 35 cents gold, 6.5 ounces silver, 1.6 percent copper, 10 percent lead, and 15 percent zinc, to the ton. The ore was mined by lessees, in the No. 8 Limestone Horizon, in the Log Cabin Tunnel. H. S. Worcester is Superintendent at Rico.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 11 15 1930

for NOVEMBER 15, 1930

COLORADO

The St. Louis Smelting and Refining Company, D. M. Kline, Superintendent, Rico, Colorado, has started driving its 6,000-foot tunnel, into the Wellington Claims. The portal is 450 feet north of the tracks of the Rio Grande Southern, and the Western Colorado Power Company is building a transformer station at the portal to supply electricity. More than 80 men have been added to the mine crew, and every modern method of mechanical mucking, ventilation, and transportation, will be used to aid the progress of tunneling. Two Ingersoll-Rand compressors, formerly used elsewhere by the company, have been moved to the Wellington.
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Edgar Sharpe of Empire, Colorado, Manager of the Cashier Mine, in Clear Creek County, has sent a trial shipment of ore to the Golden Cycle Mill. Large bodies of free milling ore have been developed. Considerable work is planned.
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Development of the property of the Yak Mining, Milling, and Tunnel Company, at Leadville, Colorado, has been resumed by lessees, numbering nearly 50. Frank E. Lanphier retains his position as Superintendent for the company. It is planned to explore and develop the ground on both sides of the Yak Tunnel.
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The Climax Molybdenum Company at Climax, Colorado, W. J. Coulter, General Superintendent, has installed new crushing equipment, which has doubled the former production of 1,250 tons daily. The new machinery represents an outlay of $250,000. With an ample supply of water, the plant would be able to treat 2,500 tons of ore daily. The “molly” for domestic use goes to a plant at Langeloth, Pennsylvania, where it is prepared for use; while the product for foreign consumption, is treated where it is received. Nearly 225 men are on the payroll, and the Colorado mine is said to produce 90 percent of the molybdenum used in the United States, and 80 percent of the metal used in the world.
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D. F. and Byron Eddy and Dave Muir have received a net return of $260 a ton, from the Durango Smelter, on a trial shipment from the Mountain Lily Mine, near La Plata, Colorado. This ore was mined from a rich vein opened late in the summer. They intend to carry on development work all winter.
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[The] Schmitt Brothers of Wichita, Kansas, who acquired the Emancipation Mine, and nine adjoining claims, in the Gold Hill Mining District, eight miles west of Boulder, Colorado, are organizing the Emancipation Mining and Milling Company. There is some ore on the dump, and a grab shipment from it, about three months ago, returned $6.10 a ton. The new operators plan to build a 100-ton modern flotation mill, which should bring a high recovery of the metal content and will effect a saving in freight. Headquarters for the new concern are in Boulder.
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While the Sunnyside Mining and Milling Company, at Eureka, Colorado, J. J. Shaw, Superintendent, did shut down its mill on October 1, after an almost continuous run for 10 years, good progress is being made in development. The shaft being sunk on the Washington Oreshoot, is down 880 feet below the Terry Tunnel, and will be continued another 800 feet, and probably farther, if the ore justifies. [Rehab Notes: what started out as a fair silver, lead, and zinc producer, ended up , in the latter 20th Century as a very decent gold producer. This was a mine where high grading or specimen hunting was generally overlooked, provided the miners got the primary work done first, though much of that stopped after Lake Emma drained through the mine in 1978. Even then, the security outfit hired by the mining company (Echo Bay?) managed to fill a dump truck that was later unloaded in Texas. After the flood, everybody and their brother was dredging the creek flowing towards Silverton, even with the Colorado National Guard patrolling the area. Eventually the mine was rehabbed, and production started anew in the 1980’s. A great book, Silverton Gold (Allyn Bird?), reviews the history of the mine and flood, up to 1978.]
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The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company, Ed. Lindsey, Superintendent, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has shipped 186 carloads of ore from its Pinnacle Mine, the last shipment settling at $50 a ton at the Golden Cycle Mill. Net returns from the carload run from $1,600 to $2,200, and all of the ore has settled from $50 to $68 a ton, since the stope was opened on the Eighth Level, only 684 feet below the collar of the shaft. This, however, is the deepest working, and much of it is virgin ground. The stope is 127 feet long, 5 feet wide, and extends 100 feet to the Seventh Level.
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The Gunnison Gold Mines, Inc., is working some property in the Neglected District, 28 miles southwest of Gunnison, Colorado. Ore averaging $30 a ton has been uncovered. The officers of the organization are: W. O. Baker, County Commissioner of Hinsdale County, President; O. A. Bowers of Lake City, Vice-President, S. V. Clevenger, Secretary; and George J. Bancroft, 214 Broadway, Denver, Consulting Engineer.
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The tramway between the Iowa Mine and Mill, at Silverton, Colorado, has been placed in operation after a three-week shutdown, while it was being repaired. An average of 60 tons of ore are passing over it to the mill, daily. The monthly concentrate average will be eight carloads, running high in gold, copper second, and lead third, in value. Mine Foreman James Clamp has opened another oreshoot.
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The Cheyenne Placer Mining Club, organized by Winston G. Churchill, Box 485, Craig, Colorado, intends to build houses in the Timberlake area, to accommodate its employees. The gold is being separated from the black magnetic sand, by a machine designed and installed by Churchill. A good recovery is reported, and it is said that 20 of his machines are to be placed in service.
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The Midnight Mining Company, F. D. Willoughby, President and General Manager, Aspen, Colorado, has received a carload of machinery from Denver, which it had been anxiously awaiting. There are eight flotation cells, motors, and necessary connections, and when installed, will place the mill in excellent condition. Ray Rees, Electrical engineer from Denver, will supervise the installations. It will require about 30 days.
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The Granite Gold Mining Company at Victor, Colorado, Henry Christensen, Superintendent, has good indications that the New Market Oreshoot, mined for a length of 400 feet on the deeper levels, will continue to the surface. At the Ninth Level of its Gold Coin Shaft, the ore is as rich and as great in dimensions as in the stopes in the deeper levels of the Ajax Shaft, where it averaged $80 a ton. Ore bins are being built at the surface, and preparations made to handle the ore.
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A development tunnel has been started in the Gladiator Mine, on Hotchkiss Mountain, near Lake City, Colorado, to open up a streak of good ore opened near the surface. B. N. Ramsey of Lake City, Mining Engineer, has a three-year bond and lease on the Gladiator, and a two-year bond and lease on the Little Gem Lode. The latter ground is owned by Mrs. Ewart, also of Lake City. [Ramsey’s] sons, George and Harry, and his brother, Moody Ramsey, are operating with him.
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M. B. Burke has 12 men working at the Ute, and Way mines, on Henson Creek, near Lake City, Colorado. Work is confined largely to finishing the construction of the concentration-flotation mill, designed especially to treat approximately 100,000 tons of $20 ore, in the Ute property. Gold, silver, lead, copper, and zinc, are found in the ore. About 640 horsepower of electric energy is available to carry on the work.
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The Union Pacific Railroad Company has ordered about $2,000,000 worth of rails and fastenings, from the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. Not more than 15 days ago, a similar order was placed with the company by the Santa Fe Railroad Company.
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Clyde Sprague and Alex. Duncan, contractors, have driven 40 feet of their 200-foot tunnel contract, with the Spain Mining and Milling Company, J. W. Pickens, President, Box 415, Del Norte, Colorado. The tunnel was started from a point in the old workings, 700 feet below the surface, and a like distance above the Nelson-Wooster Tunnel. It passed through some hard rhyolite, and a small vein was cut.
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The Marquette Mining Company, Harry Newmeyer, General Manager, Blackhawk, Colorado, has sunk a shaft 65 feet, on the Hattie Jane Vein, near Granite, Lake County. A drift has been started to get under the rich ore mined near the surface. The 17-ton shipment, sent recently from the Polly Vein, in Gilpin County, to the Leadville Smelter, was settled for at a net of $268.95.
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N. S. Bruner and his associates, have installed their equipment at the Colorado City Shaft, of the Portland Gold Mining Company, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, and will start hoisting ore in a day or two. They are working under lease arrangement.
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The Dixie Mining Company, organized last spring, has taken over the property of the Fairview Mining Company, at Nederland, Colorado, and is making plans to place it among the producers again. Some of the Dixie officers had been on the staff of the Fairview Company, and the new roster carries the names: E. F. Randolph, President; John E. Bergren, Vice-President, and William J. McDowell, Secretary-Treasurer. All these men live in Denver. W. G. Haldane, 807 Engineers Building, Denver, formerly with the Fairview, is Consulting Engineer for the new concern. The property has been closed since it fell into litigation about two years ago.
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The discovery of high-grade ore in the Little Annie Mine in the Summitville District, has given impetus to mining in the district, and the latest news is that a $20,000 mill has been proposed to handle the ore. Tentative plans are to build the mill at Del Norte, Colorado. The property was made famous through the discoveries of J. W. Pickens, Box 415, Del Norte, and the late Judge J. C. Wiley, and has recently been surveyed by George H. Gary, internationally known geologist.
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Articles of incorporation have been filed for the Skyline Mining Company, which has been operating at Marble, Colorado, since the first of this year. Capitalization is placed at $640,000. The incorporators are Alfred Steele, formerly of Denver, but now at Marble, Manager of the mine; C. E. Russell, and John F. Beeler.
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The high-grade ore along the footwall of the shaft being sunk by the Cold Patch Mining Company at Idaho Springs, Colorado, has widened from 6 to 16 inches, as the shaft reached a depth of 52 feet. The remaining ore in the vein is worth from $4 to $6 a ton, and is being sorted on the dump, for shipment later to a nearby mill. The hoist is working satisfactorily. All accommodations are in good condition for the winter.
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Chain O’ Mines, Inc., at Central City, Colorado, exploded its third large charge of nearly four tons of powder, in the crater of the “Patch” on Quartz Hill. A large crowd gathered to watch the blast, and it was photographed by the Paramount News, and the Universal News. Thousands of tons of ore were broken and will be milled in the plant, which is being enlarged to treat 1,500 tons of ore daily. Milling has been continuous during the development of new ore, and the enlargement of the plant, and regular weekly shipments of gold are sent to the mint at Denver, and high-grade concentrates to the Leadville Smelter.
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The mine and mill of the Rare Metals Corporation at Naturita, Colorado, had been financed by the Vanadium Corporation of America until now, and H. A. Schueler and his associates are trying to re-finance it themselves. A 50-ton Skinner Roaster was built at the mine last summer, and operated for a time, but it is idle just now. F. F. Kett, Mining Engineer, formerly of California, has charge of the mill.
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Dr. F. L. B. Mattern, of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, and W. B. Bernard, of Buffalo, New York, are at Silverton, Colorado, arranging for a resumption of the development of the Queen City Mine on Cement Creek, purchased by them, and their associates, a few weeks ago. This ground was formerly controlled by G. W. Aultman, of Akron, Ohio. The new owners have engaged a mining engineer to examine the property.
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The Emancipation Mining and Milling Company, recently organized by the Schmitt Brothers of Wichita, Kansas, to operate eight miles west of Boulder, Colorado, has obtained a year’s lease on the flotation mill nearby, owned by the North American Foundation Trust. This mill is now being overhauled, and some new machinery is being installed. A substantial tonnage of ore is in sight, and a carload, unsorted, returned $6.10 at the Golden Cycle Mill.
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The New El Paso Mines, Inc., A. F. Woodward, General Manager, Cripple Creek, Colorado, has sufficient paying ore on its dumps to take care of expenses, and has opened ore in the Little May, that will run upwards of $30 a ton. One chunk has assayed as high as $1,380 a ton.
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It is understood that the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company will build a mill at its fluorspar deposits, at Wagon Wheel Gap. Several new deposits have been opened, and the vein, after a crosscut of 15 feet, did not reach the opposite wall. George B. Botsford, of Mineral Hot Springs, is superintending the development of these deposits.
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A carload of concentrates has been shipped from the Iowa Mill, at Silverton, Colorado, to the Leadville Smelter, and eight carloads is the shipment mark, aimed at, this month. H. A. Hanson is Mill Superintendent, and James Clamp is Mine Superintendent.
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The Texas Chief Mines Company has opened some ore in the McCartney Vein, that assays 148.2 ounces gold, and 224 ounces silver, according to M. G. DeLuche, Superintendent, Box 78, Durango, Colorado. The company’s property includes the Texas Chief, the Mountain Meadow, and the Big Ledge groups, in the La Plata quadrangle, near Durango.
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The Gold Patch Mining Company, at Idaho Springs, Colorado, Thomas McGrath, President, is completely financed for the developments planned. The shaft is down 67 feet, well timbered, and covered with adequate housing, for severe winter conditions. Sinking is slow and tedious, and ore is being saved for shipments, as the shaft goes down. At the 90-foot depth, a drift will be run to the vein, but this point will probably not be reached before 45 days. Joe Flynn is pushing the East Drift at the 50-foot Level, through a highly mineralized zone, with indications of opening two or three veins within the next 25 feet.
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Charles C. McNamèe, 446 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, has purchased the Leidinger Group of 17 gold-bearing claims, and millsite, on the east side of Sheridan Mountain, near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Upon the completion of bunkhouses and cabins, and 700 feet of road, further development will be undertaken, and a 25-stamp mill, with amalgamation machinery, will be installed. Principal development has been through a 1,200-foot tunnel, and another adit will be driven, to cut the vein 215 feet deeper. The vein averages 30 inches in width, and assays from 4.41 to 5.96 ounces gold, to the ton. An abundant supply of water is available. W. C. Fischer, who is in charge of the Font-Perkins Mines at Idaho Springs for McNamee, will also be Superintendent of the Leidinger Group.
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The Mattie Consolidated Mines, Inc., R. H. Mitchell, President and General Manager, 340 Continental Oil Building, Denver, Colorado, is diverting all surplus funds to the development of new ore bodies, and expects to soon be able to mill 100 tons of ore daily. More than six miles of development have been done in the mine. The mill is now treating 40 to 60 tons of ore daily, and is working during two shifts. James Emerson is Superintendent at Idaho Springs.
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With A. S. Berkey in charge, power lines were placed, and a compressor installed at the North Star Mine, at Silverton, Colorado. The 4,200-foot crosscut tunnel has been cleaned, re-timbered where necessary, and renewed development is expected to open some high-grade ore, similar to that which ran its production record to about four million dollars. The ground is owned by the North Star-Sultan Mining Company, Warren C. Prosser, President and General Manager, 422 United States National Bank Building, Denver.
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In the resuscitation contests held at Denver, under the auspices of the United States Bureau of Mines, the team from the steel works of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company won first prize. The prize was a large silver cup, donated by the Public Service Company of Colorado. Every member of the competing teams was presented with an electric hand torch.
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Machinery for the new mill being erected at Durango, Colorado, by P. D. Solomon and his sons, Clyde L. and E. J., has arrived, and is being set up at Fourth Avenue and Twelfth Street. It will treat a ton of ore an hour, and if its results are satisfactory, will be enlarged into a custom plant. The chemical process for the treatment of ores was perfected by H. C. Henley, Research Mining Engineer. Two carloads of ore have been hauled to Durango, from the St. Paul Mine, on Cunningham Gulch, near Silverton, which is owned by Solomon, Lou Smith, and James Lemming, and will be used in testing the new mill.
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The Cobalt Gold Mining Company at Gold Hill, Colorado, a new concern, is negotiating further finances to continue a tunnel, driven 325 feet, to the downward extension of ore, probably 75 feet ahead of the present face. Some good ore, carrying gold, copper, nickel, and cobalt, has been opened in a 30-foot drift, from the bottom of a 55-foot shaft. The new adit will gain a depth of about 350 feet on the upper showing. The officers of the organization are: Harry S. Williams, President and General Manager; Ward Yeager, Vice-President, and Horace J. Cateret, Secretary-Treasurer.
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During October, the Granite Gold Mining Company at Victor, Colorado, Henry Christensen, Superintendent, shipped 35 carloads of ore that averaged $30 a ton. The New Market Vein is being opened from the Ninth Level of the Gold Coin Shaft, and samples across four feet of the vein, run as high as 50 ounces gold to the ton, with grab samples across seven feet of the vein averaging as high as $61 a ton. This vein has been proven from the Twentieth Level of the Ajax Shaft, 2,000 feet below the surface, to the Ninth Level of the Gold Coin Shaft, a height of 1,100 feet. The ore in the lower workings is nearly 800 feet long. Ore bins have been completed, and crosscuts will be started at other levels of the Gold Coin Shaft.
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It is understood that Albert Burch, Black Oak Ranch, Medford, Oregon, and G. F. Bodfish, of Grants Pass, Oregon, have taken a bond and lease on the Smuggier-Union Mine, at Telluride, Colorado, from the Grimes Brothers of Denver. Bodfish is in Los Angeles and San Francisco, completing financial arrangements, and will join Burch, who is living at the Belvedere Hotel, in Denver.

They plan to operate the mine under up-to-date methods. This mine has paid millions in dividends, and under the management of Bulkeley Wells, 25 years ago, an $800,000 mill was built. The Tomboy, and Black Bear Mines, adjoining, were also leased, and trains to bring the ore from each of these mines to the Smuggler-Union Mill are included in the extensive program that is planned.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 12 30 1930

DECEMBER 30, 1930

COLORADO

Final adjustments are being made at the concentrator of the Royal Tiger Mines Company, at Tiger, Colorado, which has been remodeled to treat straight gold ores. The process has been patterned after that at the Homestake property in South Dakota, and is modern in both grinding and recovery details. Ore for the mill will be drawn from the Cashier Mine, where a large stope has been carried to the surface, and the ore is being caved. It will be hauled to the mill by electric trains, which have been installed at the Tiger workings, for some time. As soon as the machinery is turning over successfully, it is planned to increase the capacity to 350 tons a day. Seventy-five men are on the payroll. Living accommodations are good. John A. Johnson is Superintendent.
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Henry and Otto Johnson have leased the lower tunnel, of the Golden Wonder Mine, near Lake City, Colorado, from J. W. Vickers. The block of ground which they have leased, runs from 50 feet above the No. 3 Tunnel, to any depth they desire. Development has started.
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Robert H. Hastie, veteran mine operator of Central City and Cripple Creek, Colorado, has made a strike of rich gold-silver ore, on a tract of 177 acres of patented, and virgin mineral land, in the Russell Gulch District. The ore has been opened a length of 37 feet, and is from two to three feet wide. The strike is on the Florence Vein, and runs from 1 to 4 ounces gold, and from 13 to 17 ounces silver.
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The New Era Mining Company, Roy Perry, Superintendent, Idaho Springs, Colorado, has increased its crew, and is making rapid strides in development. The compressor and other machinery are electrically operated and are functioning satisfactorily.
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The Ophir Mining, the Consolidated Virginia, and the Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Companies, are working in the Pinnacle Mine, at Cripple Creek, Colorado. The latter has been operating the mine two years, and has leased part of the ground to the other companies. The Mexican Gold and Silver is mining high-grade ore from the Eighth Level, and a recent carload shipment returned close to $100 a ton. Ed. Lindsey is Superintendent of mining, and to-date, the company has shipped 138 carloads of ore. The Ophir Mining, and Consolidated Virginia Companies, are drifting on the Sixth Level. Zeb Kendall, 1108 Alexander Building, San Francisco, California, is President of the three companies.
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The New Jersey Zinc Company is said be mapping portions of the Silverton District, in Colorado, examined late last summer by their engineer, A. H. Buck. The Empire Zinc Company, a subsidiary of New Jersey, is mining and milling ore at Redcliff, in Eagle County, Colorado.
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The Kennebec Mining Company, A. E. Moynahan, President and General Manager, 241 Coronado Building, Denver, Colorado, has started a drift to gain greater depth on the porphyry-quartzite formation, in its Orphan Boy Mine, in the Alma District This drift is following the Star Vein and is expected to attain its objective within 350 feet. The Orphan Boy has produced around two million dollars in gold ore.
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Official confirmation has been received, of the lease of the Sitting Bull Mines, in Baldwin Gulch, in the Chalk Creek Mining District, in Colorado, by the Silver Queen Mining Company, to the Mines Finance Syndicate of Denver. The lessees are said to have let contracts for cleaning out the ice in the main 600-foot tunnel, and doing the necessary re-timbering. Bids on the ore trucking contracts have been received, and will be let soon. The Silver Queen Company is to receive 50 percent of all ore mined, and will use this money in developing its Matilda Mine, at St. Elmo.  J. G. McKenzie is Assistant General Manager, and is in charge of mining. The program at the Matilda includes driving 600 feet of main haulage tunnel, crosscutting to open additional stoping ground, and blocking out ore to supply a 100-ton mill, which is to be built next summer. A hydroelectric plant will be installed to supply power. The Silver Queen office is 509 Central Savings Bank Building, Denver.
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A 24-inch streak of ore that carried 12.8 ounces of gold to the ton, has been located on the Lost Group of mining claims, at the head of Fall Creek, 11 miles Northwest of Durango, Colorado. The ore was opened in a 20-foot vein, and shows the presence of iridium, and other rare metals. A Henley-Roseboro mill is being completed at Trimble Springs, and will be used in treating ore from the Lost Mine. The milling process has been developed by H. C. Henley.
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Parties are interested in the Railroad Boy Mine, at Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado, controlled by Dr. Henry P. Schwartz, 1329 Lafayette Street, Denver, and it is probable that it will be in operation before long. Some good ore has been opened in the tunnel, and can be shipped with a small amount of preliminary work. About two weeks ago, Schwartz secured the Critic Mine, an adjoining property.
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The El Banco Mining Company, Carl Lonberg, Superintendent, Silverton, Colorado, has laid in a full supply of materials to carry on development all winter. The vein was cut 900 feet from the portal of the crosscut tunnel, and is being drifted on in both directions, with values that encourage putting on a larger crew. About 100 tons of 2-ounce gold ore is piled on the dump.
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The Vertex Mining Company at Silverton, Colorado, has suspended activity in the Red Mountain region until metal prices reach a point where they can operate at a small profit. M. B. Huston, Vice-president and consulting engineer, for the company, has departed for Philadelphia, and intends to remain there during the winter.
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Pending the completion of major construction, the United Operating Trust, Inc., at Silverton, Colorado, Thomas P. Michell, Manager, has closed its Copper Bell Mine, five miles east of town. These improvements are a two-mile electric power line; 178 feet of sidetrack laid parallel to the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, one and one-half miles from the mine; and a 500-cubic foot compressor and other essential mining equipment. Eventually, a reduction plant will be established. Whitehead Creek, and adjacent lakes, supply sufficient water to operate a hydroelectric power plant, and there is a good stand of timber on the property. United Operating Trust controls 40 claims extending east, from the Animas River, and a millsite.
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A shop and tool house are being built at the Ingram Mine, near Salina, Colorado, and a general cleanup program is in progress, according to Superintendent George D. Parks, of Boulder. The main operating adit leading from the surface to the main shaft station is being re-timbered, with 60-pound steel rails to offset any further upkeep, and a pipe line of sufficient size to take care of all surplus water, is being laid under the tunnel floor. The Ingram Group has been idle nearly 20 years. It had been in operation 32 years, and 22 years of that time, without a single idle day.  The shaft is 720 feet deep and has considerable water in it. Some idea of the ore that had been produced, can be gained from the settlement returns of lessees working on the dumps, who received 512 ounces in gold, and 1,200 ounces in silver, at the Boulder Sampler. It is stated that the ore in the bottom of the shaft will average 5 ounces in gold.
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Messrs. Seerie and George Lewis, 1731 Arapahoe Street, Denver, are said to have taken over the development of the. Black Eagle Mine, at Idaho Springs, Colorado, owned by F. W. Watrous. Vigorous development is planned by Lewis, who was General Manager and Chief Engineer of the Moffat Tunnel.
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G. A. Franz, General Manager of the St. Louis Independent Smelting and Refining Company, at Ouray, Colorado, has decided to go ahead with the construction of the 100-ton mill. The work will be pushed during the winter months, and will help to relieve the unemployment situation. Arrangements are being provided so that the capacity of the mill can be doubled, and trebled if necessary. Additional men have been engaged in mine development.
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The Quartz Hill Central Mining Company, John C. Murphy, President, Central City, Colorado, has shipped its first carload of ore from the 800-foot Level of the South Vein, to the Golden Cycle Smelter. At this depth, the ore is from 18 to 40 inches wide, and lies along the footwall of the vein. Bucket sampling as the ore was being hoisted, showed between $40 and $50 per ton in gold, copper, silver, and lead. A Connersville blower, electrically operated, is being installed on the Eighth Level, and plans of development are to finish crosscutting the vein, drift west, start stopes, and gradually increase the force at that point. About 3,000 feet of virgin ground lie to the West.
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The Skyline Mining Company, at Marble, Colorado, Alfred Steele, Manager, is making arrangements to build a reduction plant at the base of the mountain, close to the Crystal River, where water is available for power and mill requirements. It is estimated that a million tons of lead ore, with some values in gold and silver, can be mined. The Eagle Vein is the main producer, and has been opened up 1,200 feet, and to a depth of 125 feet. It is from five to 25 feet thick. The Lead Bullet Vein has been followed 126 feet, and the breast of the tunnel is in solid silver-lead ore, running as high as $2,000 to the ton.

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EMANCIPATION EQUIPS MILL NEAR BOULDER, CO., FOR WORK JAN. 1

The Emancipation Mining and Milling Company, expects to be in full operation by January 1, according to D. W. Schmitt, of Boulder, Colorado, one of the operators. This company was organized not more than two months ago, to operate 10 mining claims, eight miles west of Boulder, acquired by the Schmitt Brothers, and has made rapid progress in the installation of machinery and equipment.

A year’s lease has been secured on the 50-ton flotation mill of the North American Foundation Trust, which operates the adjoining Plow Boy Claim. The mill had successfully treated Emancipation ore for less than $2 a ton, but the crushing and grinding arrangement was very crude, and the plant was shut down.  A complete check up by competent engineers showed that with the addition of a ball mill, classifier, vacuum filter, and a few minor improvements, the plant would be in excellent condition.

Accordingly, improvements were started. A labor saving device has been designed which screens the dump ore to a maximum of one and one-half inches, and delivers it directly into the mill coarse ore bin, without additional handling. A carload of this dump ore, unsorted, was shipped in September, to the Colorado Springs Mill, and brought $6.10 a ton. Twelve carloads, sorted, returned $9.96 at the same mill. The supply of ore available, is estimated by engineers at 50,000 tons, that will average close to $14 a ton, but this tonnage is contingent to some extent upon the dump ore.

Emancipation Mining and Milling has a reputable operating staff. J. E. Byron, the engineer in charge, is a United States mineral surveyor, and K. E. Seaman, the mill superintendent, has had 35 years of mining and milling experience.

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CHAIN O’ MINES OPERATES NEW CRUSHING & SORTING PLANT

The new crushing and sorting plant of Chain O’ Mines, Inc., at Central City, Colorado, was placed in operation a few days ago.

President and General Manager William M. Muchow, came from Evanston, Illinois, for the event, and during his visit, will arrange to have operating personnel three full shifts. At capacity, the enlarged mill will handle 1,500 tons of sorted ore daily. Higher recoveries will be made through its operation, and the cost of handling the ore materially reduced, although it is yet too early to give any definite figures on what the plant may actually do.


Chain 0’ Mines is shipping regularly. Every few days carloads of concentrates are consigned to the Leadville Smelter, and twice a week, bullion is shipped to the Denver Mint. The gold is especially adapted to dental uses, and has sold as high as $32 an ounce. For this purpose several consignments have been directed to the Flossy Dental Company, at Evanston, and two of these shipments made last summer, weighed 457.5 ounces, and 384 ounces, respectively.

J. M. Tippett is mill superintendent.  “The Patch” on Quartz Hill is the principal supply of ore. Here, it is broken by huge blasts, the last of which was fired in October, and was filmed by the Paramount News, and the Universal News, before a large crowd, who gathered at the mine. This charge was nearly four tons of powder, placed in the crater of “The Patch,” and thousands of tons of ore were brought down for milling. W. S. Parfet, is mine superintendent.


PIC The 1,600-ton mill erected by the Chain O’Mines Company, Central City, Colorado.

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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 1 15 1931

THE MINING JOURNAL FOR JANUARY 15, 1931

COLORADO

It is reported that the Saratoga Metals Corporation, P. J. Ragooland, Secretary and Manager, 604 California Building, Denver, Colorado, will resume the operation of its mines, in Gilpin County. The Saratoga Mines have produced gold, silver, and copper ores, for several years.
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The West Gold Mining Company, H. E. Winser, General Manager, Idaho Springs, Colorado, has increased its crew, and in addition to mining from the glory hole, will push development on the first and second levels. The cyanide plant has been operating slightly above its rated capacity, or about 78 tons daily. A new classifier has been added in the grinding unit, which will increase the capacity to about 125 tons daily. Eight tons of new liners have been placed in the ball mill. The mill will be operated 24 hours a day at its increased capacity.
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The Crown Point Mine, at Idaho Springs, Colorado, is scheduled for operation soon, under the management of a new concern, known as the Weld O’ Line Mines Company. A. P. Bean, local man, is back of the work, and intends to work through the Big Five Tunnel, which has only a short distance to go, to connect with both workings.
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Following a short period of idleness, Black Bear Mines, Inc., at Idaho Springs, Colorado, resumed operation. Developments are encouraging, according to W. H. Stephens, Vice-President and General Manager of the company.
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The Isabella Mine, on the north slope of Bull Hill, in the Cripple Creek District, Colorado, is being reopened by the Canton interests. A 75-horsepower hoist is being installed. Carpenters are repairing the surface property, and when the various buildings are put in condition, machine drills will likely be used.
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The Moon Anchor Mine, on Gold Hill, Cripple Creek, Colorado, owned by the Stratton Estate, has been take over under a lease by Henry Chapelle, of Cripple Creek, and his Denver associates. This mine has been closed a number of years, and the buildings are being placed in shape for machinery. A 75-horsepower electric hoist has been purchased from the Gold Sovereign, and compressor from the Portland Mine.
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The strike in the McCartney Vein, of the Texas Chief Mines Company, M. G. DeLuche, Superintendent, Box 78, Durango, Colorado, has been opened 400 feet, and shows material improvement. The pay streak is 20 inches wide, and assays as high as $60 a ton.  The high-grade streak is from one to two inches wide, and assays 148.2 ounces gold, and 224 ounces silver to the ton.
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The Mineral Holding Company, John W. Kirkbride, Manager, Ward, Colorado, has opened ore that assays $372 in gold, in drifting from the 50-foot point in its Yellow Bird Shaft. The vein is from five to six feet wide. Some of the medium grade ore has been shipped and has brought $53 a ton. Ford Deeks, 1104 University Street, Boulder, Colorado, is an associate of the Mineral Holding Company.
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The American Development and Service Company, 619 Midland Savings Building, Denver, Colorado, organized in 1930, under the laws of South Dakota, is financing the development of the United Metals Mines Company, which operates the Gem Group of mines, at Idaho Springs, Colorado. This financing concern was organized to advance funds to recognized mining and oil companies with potential production possibilities, but whose work has been temporarily curtailed through lack of finances. Its officers and directors are: W. L. Smith, President; R. D. Mast, Vice-President; S. E. Crocker, Secretary-Treasurer; Charles S. Bonner, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer; and W. T. Michel, Jr.  It has an executive office at 85 Hirbour Building, Butte, Montana. United Metals has, in addition to the Gem Mines, leased the Seaton Mountain Electric Company’s power plants A and B, located at Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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Camp Bird, Ltd., of London, England, which has held a lease on the Camp Bird Mine at Ouray, Colorado, advises that its ore production for the year 1930 resulted in a net profit of £7, 206s., 10 d., [not much, like $50] as a royalty, after taking care of all expenses.
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D. D. Pargin and associates, who recently purchased a number of claims on Fall Creek and Poverty Hill, 11 miles northwest of Durango, Colorado, report another strike. This strike is a vein of ore that will run between $100 and $300, in the Frizell Group. Pargin is building a Henley-Roseboro mill, at Trimble [Hot] Springs, in the Animas Valley, about nine miles north of Durango, and is packing ore from the Fnizell Group, and from the Lost Group, where a vein of 12.8 ounces gold was opened a short time ago. The new mill is designed to treat complex ores, and is scheduled to go into operation before January 1.
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It is reported that P. D. Solomon and sons, of Durango, Colorado, placed their mill in operation, December 24. The test run is being made on two carloads of ore shipped from their St. Paul Mine, on Cunningham Gulch, near Silverton, and if the test is satisfactory, a crew will be employed at the mine next spring.
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O. E. Nelson and Roy Tewksbury have obtained a lease from the Falcon Lead Mining Company, at Rico, Colorado. They have mined some specimens of ore, which seem to indicate a profitable venture. Falcon ores are valuable for their gold, silver, lead, and zinc [typical Red Mountain area ore; Silverton, Gladstone, etc.].
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The Mines Leasing Syndicate, H. D. Kline, Superintendent, shipped two carloads of ore from Burns, Eagle County, Colorado, to the International Smelter in Utah. Regular shipments are planned.
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The Equity Reduction Company, Inc., is remodeling and improving the Black Swan mill at Sauna, Colorado, and will operate it on custom ores. No mining will be carried on by the company itself. Howard P. Tweed, 3021 East Sixteenth Avenue, Denver, and associates, are the new operators.
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J. N. Caldwell, 620 Denver Theatre Building, Denver, Colorado, has taken over a virgin property, on Independence Mountain, in Clear Creek County, close to the Lamartine Mine. The property comprises seven claims, and the main vein is traceable at the surface for 2,000 feet. Cabins are on the ground, and water and lumber are available. Caldwell’s plans are to crosscut from the tunnel, to a parallel vein, about 50 feet, where indications hold good for opening a deposit of gold ore.
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Development at the Iowa Mine, at Silverton, Colorado, James Clamp, Mine Superintendent, is centered largely on the Melville Vein, where high-grade milling values in lead, copper, and gold, are being mined. Lead is the predominating metal in the ore. During the first 10 days in December, three carloads of concentrates were shipped to the Leadville Smelter, and the output of concentrates during this month, it is estimated, will be three times that figure.
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The Ward Gold Mining Company, and the Texas Chief Mines Company, jointly driving a transportation tunnel through the Mountain Meadow Mines, near Durango, Colorado, will use a second shift shortly. M. G. DeLuche is Superintendent of Operations. This bore will cut the George DeLuche, and the Annabeile Veins, on the Mountain Meadow, within a short distance, and it is probable that shipments will start as soon as the former vein is entered. E. H. Ward, of Ensley, Alabama, President of the Ward Company, gathered data on the flow of water near the Mountain Meadow during his recent visit at Durango, and will design a hydroelectric plant to furnish light and power for the mines.
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A scene of early mining was enacted recently when robbers stole 16 sacks of gold ore, from an underground vault, in the Ibex Mine, in Priest’s Hill, near Leadville, Colorado. The sacks each weighed 100 pounds. Officials of the company declined to even estimate the value of the stolen ore. The vault, hewn from solid rock and guarded by a steel door, is 100 feet below the surface, in the No. 2 Shaft, and about 150 feet back in a tunnel. Several sacks of low-grade ore were not disturbed. W.
E. Bowden, 431 West Fourth Street, Leadville, is Manager of the Ibex Mining Company.
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The directors of the Windsor Gold Mining Company have voted to send O. L. Stewart to Missouri, where the company hopes to locate a lead mine. During the summer, Stewart had been in charge of the company’s mine at Alma, Colorado, but the ground cannot be worked during severe weather, and it is planned to acquire a mine that can be operated, during the Colorado property idle season. Jesse Taylor of Windsor, Colorado, is President and General Manager of the company.
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George E. Cramer and company of Leadville, Colorado, continue to ship about 40 tons of manganese ore daily, from the Star Mine, on Carbonate Hill. It is marketed at the steel mills of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, at Pueblo.
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The Maid of Erin, Henrietta and Adams Mines, located west of the Leadville Deep Mines Company, at Leadville, Colorado, are working steadily, and getting out a fair tonnage. Some of this ore is treated at the local flotation mill and the remainder is shipped outside.  Timothy Riley of Leadville, Colorado, has worked the Lillian group of gold mines at the head of Iowa Gulch for 20 years, and continues to take out good values.
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Among other improvements the St. Louis Smelting and Refining Company, D. M. Kline, Superintendent, Rico, Colorado, has completed its sawmill, compressor house, and mule barn. The air machines will soon be working, and real developments are anticipated. The principal development is the 6,000-foot tunnel, which will be driven into the Wellington Claims.
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The Fanny Fern Mines, Inc., Guy H. Harkness, President and General Manager, 608 Patterson Building, Denver, Colorado, has shipped two carloads of ore from the School Section property at Cripple Creek, to the Golden Cycle Mill. The ore is estimated to be worth $40 a ton, and two other carloads are being loaded. Ore is being broken in the Seeley Dike, at the third level of Block 8, that averages three ounces gold to the ton, and the heading is being continued into new ground. Above the Third, the Block 8 is being operated under lease, and is on a production basis. The ore averages $25 a ton, and at the present rate of breaking, a six months’ supply is in sight.
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President and General Manager R. R. Mitchell, of Mettle Consolidated Mines, Inc., has closed the mill at Idaho Springs, Colorado, until there is sufficient water to operate the power plant. There is good ore in the mine, and the concentrates have been giving satisfactory returns, but since the frost set in, the mill had to shut down completely at times. Considerable development will be conducted this winter, and the mill is scheduled to re-open in March.
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The Western States Mining Company, John C. Martelon, President and General Manager, Colorado Building, Denver, Colorado, intends to electrify its Centennial Mine, at Georgetown. The second unit has been added to the flotation mill so that it now can treat 250 tons of ore a day, and a steam shovel with a capacity of 2,000 tons daily has been installed to move ore stored at the surface, to the mill. Underground development is being carried on, principally at the 1,000-foot point in the 500-foot shaft level, where a stope is being raised to an excellent ore body above. The ore is principally gold and copper.
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IN OUR LETTER BOX

Buena Vista, Colorado,
December 25, 1930.
To the Editor,
The Mining Journal,
Phoenix, Arizona.

Dear Sir:
The upper valley of the Arkansas River, including Cache and Clear Creeks, has produced $50,000,000 in placer gold. The old channel, unrecognized as a gold producer, has long been used as ranch and lettuce land. In the meantime, springs rising up within this channel, cut through it on their way to the present river, exposing the old cemented gravel, to a depth of 100 feet or more, and a width of 600 to 1,200 feet. I tested my lease on 160 acres of this channel, at 35 different places, shoveling one yard in each place, through a 16-foot sluice box, and my lowest recovery was nearly twice the highest recorded recovery from the present channel.

I advertised this, and was swamped with promoters, all of whom could raise thousands of dollars immediately, but none of whom could post a cash bond, install machinery, and begin development within a stated interval. Two legitimate inquiries asked for mining engineers’ reports, geological maps, production record, core drill analyses, and “other pertinent data,” not realizing that with the money required to give them such information, machinery could be installed, production started, and profits shown.

This is not a unique experience to the prospector, but I had hoped with the actual gold panic now on, that some means of reaching men who are actually interested in mining for mining’s sake, would declare itself. If any of your readers know how to interest legitimate mining men in a legitimate project; men who wish to make their profits from the mine rather, than from stock sales, exploitation of the property, and its discoverer, I should like to hear from them.
Respectfully,
(Signed) PRESTON W. STOVALL.
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JOYCE IS OPTIMISTIC OF COLORADO MINING THIS YEAR



John T. Joyce, State Commissioner of Mines, has made an encouraging report on the mines in Colorado, for 1930, and further states that, if plans now in the making materialize, Colorado will see more mining activity this year, than it has witnessed in two decades. The supreme factors to this end will be modern metallurgy, and the almost numberless tons of low-grade ores, which Colorado holds, according to Commissioner Joyce.

He said that he had received more inquiries about mining investments in Colorado from Eastern interests, since the collapse of the stock market a year ago last October, than he had during any similar period in the history of his office. He further predicts an influx of capital to back up a mining revival on a large scale; a rejuvenation of gold mining in Boulder County, and at Cripple Creek; and a production of 10,000 tons of ore a day, in Colorado, within a comparatively short time.

Cripple Creek has to its credit a production of $400,000,000 and, on the basis of present developments, will produce $6,000,000 for the next 25 years. Another ore body that is creating considerable interest is a copper-lead deposit in Gunnison County, potentially as great as the one that “made” Leadville. This ore runs from 4 to 7 percent copper and from 5 to 8 percent lead.

The Federal Bureau of Mines in its preliminary compilation of the annual production of the mines in Colorado, during 1930, shows an increase of about $150,000 in gold, comparatively a stand off in molybdenum and vanadium, and a heavy decrease in silver, and the industrial metals, owing to the heavy decline in the market prices. But, the reports of the four mine inspectors of the state show that 345 mining properties were operated during the year, as compared with 351 during 1929, and that actual production was greater than the federal compilation seems to indicate.
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DENVER MINT RECEIPTS FOR 1930 $352,103.32 HIGHER THAN 1929

The gold and silver bullion received at the Denver Mint, during 1930, was valued at $13,402,377.96, which was $352,103.32 more than the 1929 figure, according to the report released by Superintendent Frank E. Shepard. Of this amount, $12,720,670.41 was paid for gold.

The largest shipper to the Mint, was South Dakota, with a production of $8,311,357.77, mostly from the famous Homestake Mine. Colorado contributed $3,160,255.64 in gold, and $76,549.76 in silver, to the total amount. Summit County, in Colorado, was the largest contributor from the state, according to Superintendent Shepard, with an output valued at $143,816.66 in gold and silver, and replaced Ouray County, which was the largest contributor last year with a production of $150,086.13.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 1 30 1931

THE MINING JOURNAL for JANUARY 30, 1931

COLORADO

The St. Louis Independent Smelting and Refining Company has opened a vein of ruby-silver, carrying lead, copper, zinc, and gold values, in the Bachelor Mine, near Ouray, Colorado. It is eight feet wide, and has indications of developing to greater width. Two miles north of Ouray, the mill is being equipped to handle 100 tons of ore a day, and double that tonnage if necessary. Manager G. A. Franz has purchased a seven-mile tram near Salida, and is tearing it down now. It is to be rebuilt at the St. Louis Independent property in the Spring, and will provide conveyance to the mill, from all the workings in the territory.
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The Equity Reduction Company, Inc., is negotiating for an ore roaster and a new flotation unit for its Black Swan Mill at Salida, Colorado, and which will allow treatment of 50 tons of ore daily. Although the old machinery has been idle eight years, it has been kept in good condition, and the remodeled plant is scheduled to go into operation the last of this month. Wilfred Dennis, Vice-President of the company, will have charge of the plant, and has had 42 years’ experience in mining and milling Colorado ores. The company office is in the First National Bank Building, Denver, Colorado.
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New York men, presumably those identified with the Hamlet-Dexter Mining and Milling Company, have taken a bond and lease on the entire Gold King Property, in Poverty Gulch, near Cripple Creek, Colorado, and have bound the deal with a $1,500 payment. Development will be resumed as soon as the machinery, and the workings, are in condition, probably 60 days. An electric plant will replace the old steam plant, the old shaft will be repaired, and hoisting machinery installed. Considerable ore is said to remain in the lower workings. One of the major undertakings of the new operators will be the exploration of 50 acres lying toward the North contact, and this will be attempted through a lateral drift from the lower workings. The Gold King was the first discovery in the district, and during the last year, has been held under option for bond and lease, by L. P. LeBrun, of Cripple Creek, and William Weber, of Denver.
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A strike, showing a mineral formation over a width of 100 feet, has been made in the eastern portion of the crater, in “The Patch” of the Chain 0’ Mines, Inc., W. S. Parfet, Mine Superintendent, Central City, Colorado. A 50-foot upraise is being made from the 300-foot Level, to the surface, for the purpose of starting Glory Hole No. 4. A new steam shovel has been placed in operation in loading the Corydon Dump on trucks, for transportation to the crushing plant at the mill, and will lower the cost of handling this ore considerably. The 1,500-ton mill is operating satisfactorily, and, during December, mining and milling costs were the lowest of any month that the company has operated. J. M. Tippett is Mill Superintendent.
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The April Tunnel of the Silver Gold Mining Company, within three miles of Blackhawk, Colorado, is out 400 feet, and in another 100 feet, will reach the 200-foot working shaft, where a 12-foot vein of ore is said to have been opened. The tunnel has been following the vein, which shows an increase in width, and in gold ore. Engineers are said to be drawing up plans for a plant to treat the ore. This company was organized last summer, with B. A. Hayden, 310 Boston Building, Denver, as its President.
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The Gunnison Gold Mines, Inc., S. V. Clevenger, President, has prospected three veins, for a length of 2,800 feet along the rim contact of the Powder Horn Crater, in the Neglected District, 23 miles southwest of Gunnison, Colorado. A 120-pound piece of quartz float has been found, that assayed 11 ounces gold to the ton, and the surface values ranged from $20 to $35 per ton in gold. A tunnel has been driven 40 feet, and in another 160 feet, should reach the Main Vein 200 feet deeper than the prospect shaft. A thick mantle of soil covers the outcropping veins, and the ground was passed up by the old-time prospectors, thence the name ‘‘Neglected’’ has been given to the district.
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Every day, the London Gold Mines Company, S. J. Gateley, Superintendent, Alma, Colorado, hauls two 20-ton loads of ore to Alma Junction, for rail shipment to the reduction plants at Leadville and Colorado Springs. The cold weather has kept the highways in excellent condition, and a loading platform will be completed at the railroad within a few days, to further speed up their shipping.
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On January 13, the Buckskin Gulch Mining Company held a meeting at Hastings, Nebraska, where most of its stockholders reside, to reorganize the company and make plans for further development. Until recently, the company has been operating property on Loveland Mountain, near Alma, Colorado, under the management of M. Z. McLaughlin. They installed a new compressor, and built an 1,800-foot tramway. Walter Livingston, of Hastings, is President of the company.
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The United Mines Company, M. S. Brandt, General Manager, Boulder, Colorado, has hired a night crew to break ore, in addition to the day crew, making a payroll of 15 men. Above the tunnel, there are 300 feet of stoping ground, the 100-ton ore bin has been completed, and track laid, and everything is ready to begin shipping. Further development will consist largely of continuing the tunnel to the White Crow Vein.
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During 1930, the Boulder Ore Sampling Company, A. C. Cary, Manager, 814 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado, bought 800 tons of ore from the small operators. This ore returned them approximately $10,000.
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One of the principal operations which is going on through the Yak Tunnel, at Leadville, is that of the East Leadville Development Company, which has acquired a block of ground near the breast of the tunnel, including the Resurrection and Vega groups. They are working from the Resurrection No. 1 Shaft, where ore possibilities are considered good. New York capital is financing the East Leadville Company, and John Harvey is Superintendent of Mine Developments.
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Albert F. Steegman, 1015 West Tenth Avenue, Denver, Tom Sigler, and Emmett Dwer, are working the White Horse Mining Claims, at Apex, Colorado, and will ship their ore to Colorado Springs. The driving of a 100-foot tunnel will be contracted soon. This property is seven lode claims and two placer locations, developed to some extent by shafts and tunnels, and equipped with cabins and a blacksmith shop. The heavy snowfall in that district has been a great drawback.
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The Norgaard Placers in Eagle County, Colorado, have been taken over by a new company, known as the Gold Placers, Inc. Carney Hartley, Colorado Building, Denver, who is thoroughly familiar with the Norgaard Placers, and has designed gold dredges and other machines, has been made President of the company. An office will be maintained at Denver, but the operating headquarters will be in Eagle County.
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The Penn-Nevada Corporation, of Pittsburgh, has built a dredge boat on Cache Creek, near Granite, Colorado. It is understood that they have offered $50,000 for the ground, and will put up a substantial cash payment.
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The Jerry Johnson Gold Mining Company held its annual meeting in the Carey Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming, December 30. Its property comprises 35 patented gold-silver claims, on Ironclad Hill, in the Cripple Creek District, Colorado. J. W. Graham, Jr., 822 Ernest & Cranmer Building, Denver, is Secretary and Manager of the company.
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Cabins and bunkhouses have been made comfortable at the Leidinger Gold Mines, 10,000 feet up Sheridan Mountain, near Idaho Springs, Colorado. W. C. Fischer, Superintendent, intends to continue development through the winter, and will operate the stamp mill as soon as Spring opens up.
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W. A. Keys, 36 Hermosa Avenue, Long Beach, California, has been at Idaho Springs, Colorado, outlining further development for the Black Bear Mines, Inc. Among the important developments, Manager W. H. Stephens has been ordered to prepare specifications for a power plant, which is to be installed as early as possible.
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The latest strike in the Ward District, in Colorado, is reported by the Larson Mining and Milling Company, headed by P. A. Larson. The ore is from six to 15 inches, and was uncovered in a three-foot vein of low-grade ore, in a 350-foot tunnel. Ore from the discovery is being stored on the dump as fast as it is mined, and will remain there until the roads are in condition for trucking in the Spring. Meanwhile, the tunnel is being continued to the Stoughton B. and M. Vein, about 1,500 feet ahead. This vein is about 2,000 feet long, and has produced heavily where worked.
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The carload shipments consigned to the Durango Smelter, during its 10 months of operation in 1930, from mines in the vicinity of Silverton, Colorado, as follows: Sunnyside Mining and Milling Company, 1,744; Shenandoah-Dives Company, 275; Colorado-Mexico Mining Company, 76; Vertex Mining Company, 24; Altamont Exploration Company, 21; The Dresser Company, 9; lessees at the Silver Lake Mine, 4; and lessees at the Little Nation Mine, 4. All of these shipments were concentrates, with the exception of the Little Nation’s shipments, which were crude ore. This output was considerably increased by the shipments to the Leadville Smelter during the last two months of the year, and by the shipments of zinc concentrates to the Amarillo Refinery.
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We understand that the mine at Silverton, Colorado, operated since the Summer of 1926, by the Lackawanna Mining Company, and the mill built by that company, have reverted to John Wagner, by mutual agreement. Tentative plans made by Wagner are to reopen the mine in the Spring, extend the drift tunnel to cut the oreshoot exposed in the upper workings, and resume the operation of the mill as soon as enough ore has been developed.
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The Cashier Mine, at Tiger, Colorado, was given a good jolt by some well-laid blasts, and now the ore, which had been rather difficult to mine, can be delivered to the mill for about 50 cents a ton. The ore was broken, after some difficulty, by John A. Traylor, of Denver, President of the Royal Tiger Mines Company.
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In addition to the 100-ton flotation mill, which the Skyline Mining Company is making arrangements to build, at the foot of Treasury Mountain, engineers are working on plans for a blast furnace that will smelt the concentrates from the mill, into metal pigs, ready for the refineries. During the past two years, the company has driven a series of tunnels to prove its property. A blanket vein, from five to 25 feet thick, outcrops near the top of the mountain, and has been found to continue underground for nearly a mile. The ore in this vein varies from $16 to $80 per ton in gold, silver, and lead. Alfred Steele, Marble, Colorado, is General Manager.
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The Main Drift on the Hattie Jane Vein, of the Marquette Mining Company, near Granite, Colorado, has cut several stringers of ore that assayed close to $25 a ton in gold, and values are improving as the drift advances. Four development drifts are in progress, adding substantially to the ore reserves, according to Superintendent Elmer Washburn.
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A new company, known as the Argentine Gold Mining Company, has taken over seven mining claims and a millsite, from the Criley Brothers, at Georgetown, Colorado. This is virgin ground, developed principally by a 400-foot tunnel, driven westerly toward a mineralized vein, from 10 to 40 feet wide at the surface. This objective is still about 200 feet ahead of the face of the tunnel, but for the present, development will be confined to a gold vein about 50 feet north of the tunnel. The mine is ideally situated, being only two miles from a railroad, and with an abundance of timber and water, for both power and domestic purposes. It is understood that two of the Criley Brothers will work for the new company.
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Notwithstanding the depressed condition of the metal market, the Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining and Milling Company, has issued an encouraging report of its operations for the year ended August 31, 1930. During that period, the company shipped 78,570 tons of ore, having a gross value of $8.39 per ton, and a net average value of $5.01 per ton. Lessees shipped 777 tons of ore, with a gross value of $9,097.02, from which the company received $2,902.69 as royalties. Development underground during the year totaled 8,272 feet.

The 10 upper levels of the mine are being operated by lessees, and the ore house has been enlarged, to take care of their ores. Although no large reserves of ore have been developed, the present production can be maintained for several months, according to General Manager L. G. Canton.
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J. W. Magnuson, President of the Western Feldspar Milling Company, 1333 West Maple Avenue, Denver, has selected a site at Cañon City, Colorado, where a 50-ton mill for grinding feldspar will be built early this year. The establishment of this branch is to take care of the northern and western trade of the concern. Cañon City has been selected because of the large deposits of that mineral, located close to the city, and because it will solve the transportation problem.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 2 15 1931

THE MINING JOURNAL 2 15 1931

COLORADO

The latest reports from the Quartz Hill Central Mining Company, John C. Murphy, president, Central City, Colorado, are that the ore at the 800-foot level is sampling $63.80 a ton, as compared with $36.92 a ton, not long ago. On the 700-foot level, the ore assays as high as $75 a ton, but no attempt has been made to stope, and all development there is confined to getting the mine in better shape, to mine ore. Daily shipments are sent to the Golden Cycle Mill, at Colorado Springs.
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Harold Knapp has installed a new concentrator in his plant at the New Dominion group of mines, at Ophir, Colorado. In the near future, he expects to send shipments to Leadville Smelter.
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A good body of tungsten ore has been uncovered in the Silver Bell Mine, at Ophir, Colorado, operated under the management of J. M. Belisle. Shipments will be made soon. The Silver Bell has been developed by approximately 10,000 feet of underground workings, which have reached a depth of 1,500 feet. H. C. Kerschensteiner, 445 Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is president of the organization; and C. R. Wilfley, 509 Seventeenth Street, Denver, is consulting engineer.
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The tram has been completed at the Shoemaker Mine, at Ophir, Colorado, replacing teams and trucks, and the stamp mill is operating nicely. Shipments will be started in the near future. Ben. Furdy is manager of operations.
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Newspaper reports credited the Cresson Consolidated, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, with uncovering at its Fourteenth Level, some ore that would average from $100 a pound, to $200,000 a ton. In fact, the newspapers went so far as to say that General Manager Carlton had talked to bankers about it.
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The Ute Gold Mining Company, John H. Turner, president and general manager, 1004 Twelfth Street, Golden, Colorado, has carried on development, while building a 125-ton mill at the Fittsburg-Notaway Mine, in Gilpin County, and has a large tonnage on hand. The mill is to be started up soon.
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The Gold Monument Mining Company has shipped 17 sacks of ore, mined from the core of a vein, that will run about 67 ounces to the ton. It is operating the old Gold Monument Mine, covering about 125 acres adjoining the famous Gold Links Mine, near Gunnison, Colorado, which is owned by W. S. Cameron, 2620 Colorado Boulevard, Denver.
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Attorney W. Way, representing John Barr, was the only bidder for the Highland Mary Mine and mill, and appurtenant property, near Howardsville, Colorado, at the recent sheriff’s sale. The sale was held to collect a mortgage loan of several thousand dollars, made by Barr more than a year ago. The defendants have nine months in which to redeem the property.
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It is understood that John A. Himebaugh of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Denver associates, will begin the development of the Hoosier claims, six miles north of Silverton, about May 1. The ground is three patented claims, and has been idle many years. Samples mined recently carried 3.5 ounces gold, and 274 ounces silver, per ton.
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The Sunnyside Mining and Milling Company, J. J. Shaw, superintendent, Eureka, Colorado, continues the development of known oreshoots, and the exploration of virgin territory, with a force of 60 men. The Belle Creole shoot is 141 feet between walls, and is estimated to contain enough ore to supply the 1,000-ton mill for 20 years. Several oreshoots, which are a part of the Washington Vein system, have been opened in drifting. The mill has been idle since October 1.
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A group of Denver men are said to have taken over the Mary Murphy Mill in the Chalk Creek District, Chaffee County, Colorado, which had been idle ten years. It had capacity to treat 175 tons of ore a day, and was equipped with flotation units and a 25-ton electrostatic separation plant, for the zinc-iron middlings. The reopening of the mill is expected to encourage several claim holders in the vicinity.
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The long tunnel being driven by the St. Louis Smelting and Refining Company, D. M. Kline, superintendent, Rico, Colorado, is nearing the 1,000-foot mark. This is about a sixth of the ultimate length of the bore, which is being advanced towards the Wellington claims.
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The United Mining Company, M. S. Brandt, general manager, Boulder, Colorado, shipped more than 60 tons of gold-bearing ore, which is expected to run close to $35 a ton. There is much more to go. The Golden Cycle Mill at Colorado Springs, 100 miles distant, is handling the ore.
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The Ibex Mining Company, W. E. Bowden, manager, 431 West Fourth Street, Leadville, Colorado, has opened a deposit of ore, running from $5 to $25 a ton, on the Second Level of the No. 2 Shaft, in the Little Johnny Mine. All of the ore that is being mined is by six sets of lessees, operating on various levels of the No. 2 Shaft.
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The Climax Molybdenum Company, 18 miles northwest of Leadville, is now operating on a curtailed basis of approximately 50 percent, and the plant is treating 400,000 tons of molybdenum ore a year. Last summer, a new crushing plant was built, and crushing equipment installed, having a capacity of 300 tons per hour. The approximate cost of the new plant was one-quarter million shares. W. J. Coulter is general superintendent at Climax, Colorado.
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Winston G. Churchill, of Craig, Colorado, engineer and inventor, expects to have one of his gold-saving machines in operation early this spring, in the East Timberlake region, in Moffat County. His machine is a magnetic bowl, built for the purpose of handling large volumes of gold-bearing soil, with a high percentage of recovery.  

Developments are carried on by the Cheyenne Placer Mining Company, which he has organized, to carry on the work. A 45-kilowatt generator is to be installed to light the camp.
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The Continental Dredging Company, C. A. Kaiser, general manager, Breckenridge, Colorado, is said to have been averaging a production of $14,000 monthly, since its boat was rebuilt in September, 1929. The company is working on the Blue River, and is equipped to handle 4,500 cubic yards of gravel daily. The Denver mint buys its gold bricks.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 2 28 1931

THE MINING JOURNAL  2 28 1931

COLORADO

A. H. Hyndman of Chicago, Illinois, has returned home after examining the Senator Hill Mine, located in the Magnolia District, eight miles from Boulder, Colorado. Electric equipment is being ordered. Ore will be shipped to the Golden Cycle Mill at Colorado Springs. Hyndman has also started operations on the Gladiator Mine, located in the Jimtown District. Boulder will be the shipping point.
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Buried River Gold, a new project in Clear Creek County, Colorado, will sink a shaft and drift, to what is believed to be an ancient buried river bed that has been highly productive in nearby property, several years ago. The river bed is estimated to be 80 to 90 feet below the surface.
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Walter Swanson is considering operating the 100-ton mill, at the Gold Dirt and Beaten Mines, at Empire, on three shifts. At the present time, eight or nine mine and mill men are working in two shifts, and are handling an average of 60 tons of ore a day. Superintendent Swanson says that he will be able to ship three or four carloads of concentrates weekly, and when the third shift is added, shipments will be considerably higher.
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The New Era Mine, at Idaho Springs, Colorado, is entering production. Last Fall, the mine came under the management of the Tri-State. Development Corporation, a Colorado corporation, headed by Kansas City, Missouri, businessmen, who placed the mine under the supervision of Roy B. Perry. The 60-ton concentrating mill will go into operation within a few days, and a substantial tonnage of milling ore has been developed on the tunnel level, and on the 55, 130 and 200-foot levels. Some of the veins are from 5 to 10 feet wide, and in addition to the milling ore, carry stringers of high-grade smelting material.
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The report of C. W. Lerchen, Manager and Engineer for the Idaho Springs Gold Producing Company, for 1930, says in part, that 125 feet of drifting, 60 feet of crosscutting, and 70 feet of upraising have been completed in the Torpedo Tunnel. All of the work was done by hand, through a hard formation, and much commercial ore has been opened. The 8-pound rails in the tunnel were replaced with new 12-pound rails, calling for 10 tons of rails and 1,686 ties. The upraises have been timbered. In the Skyrocket tunnel, 60 feet of drifting, 50 feet of stoping, 75 feet of upraising, and 15 feet of surface work, have been done. New cars, gasoline engine, exhaust fan, tools, etc., have been purchased and paid for.  H. E. Winser is President.
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The Weld 0’ Line Mines Company, at Idaho Springs, Colorado, is getting ready to drive a tunnel from the Big Five Central Tunnel, to the Crown Point-Virginia Mines, a distance of approximately 100 feet, through which they estimate they can stope 1,000 feet of virgin ore. The Crown Point-Virginia Mines have produced more than $500,000 above the 720-foot Level, but further depth was imposssible when acid water was released, that ate away the pump lines, nearly as fast as they were replaced. The Big Five Tunnel was driven 1,000 feet below the old workings. J. H. Gates, a pipeline contractor, is president of the Weld 0’ Line organization. With him are associated V. H. Hymn, metal fabricator, and A. P. Bean, experienced miner, who is superintending operations.  [Rehab notes:  as more drifts and shafts were opened, and percolating water exposed to sulphide ore in the mine, increasing acid water problems caused iron and steel part deterioration.  Wheel, rails, air pipe, water lines, connectors, could fail after being replaced with new parts within a few weeks, or even in one shift.  A problem in all over Colorado, especially true of the San Juan Mountain, and South and Western quadrants. Also the reason that many artifacts made of iron or steel, have simply dissolved into the ground at many famous mining sites, such as Red Mountain and other ghost mining town sites].
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The Mine and Smelter Supply Company at Denver, which owns the Barstow Mine at Ironton, Colorado, have incorporated the Barstow Mines Inc., and will carry on future work at the property under that name. Its directors are: A. H. Seep, President of the Mine and Smelter Supply Company; E. R. Wilfley, Clark Grove, O. H. Johnson, and George L. Nye. Machinery is being shipped to the mine from Denver. Approximately 40 tons of equipment are scheduled to arrive at the mine within 30 days.
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Increasing galena and pyrites of iron are reported from the Tom Thumb Tunnel, near Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Pat Magill, Superintendent. The tunnel is in 800 feet, and its face is 600 feet below the surface. Progress during January, amounted to 16 feet.
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The strike made early in January, by the Larson Mining and Milling Company, has been followed 70 feet, and maintains a uniform showing. It is copper-iron pyrite in quartz, carrying gold and silver, averaging $40 a ton. The tunnel has reached a point 100 feet below the old shaft, and a connection is being made. Ore that has been mined from the tunnel is being prepared for shipment, but no stoping has been done yet. P. A. Larson, President of the company, has owned the ground 30 years, and is systematically prospecting the ground, before starting mining ore. It is in the heart of the Ward District, and on the vein that placed the B. and M., and the Stoughton Mines, among the richest producers in the district.
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By May 1, the United Mines Company, at Boulder, Colorado, expects to reach the White Crow Shaft, at a length of 2,500 feet from the portal of the tunnel, and increased activity is anticipated then, as the tunnel will drain all of the properties in the Sunshine District, 10 miles west of Boulder. The tunnel has passed the Osceola, and Inter Ocean shafts, and lacks another 200 feet of its objective. Several veins, rich in gold ore, have been opened, and some of them partially explored. Probably the most worthy of mention is a vein, 18 to 30 inches wide that has been opened 1,800 feet from the portal of the tunnel. It has been stoped to a height of 25 feet, and has yielded some of the richest ore in the district. A new orehouse has been completed, and additions are being made to the power plant, and compressor equipment. Ten men are on the payroll. M. S. Brandt is General Manager.
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The January production of the Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company, at Silverton, Colorado, Charles A. Chase, General Manager, was 87 carloads of gold-copper-lead-silver concentrates, one carload less than the December production. The mill is treating approximately 875 tons of crude ore daily, and the Mayflower Mine is its principal producer. T. R. Hunt is Mill Superintendent.
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Plans are afoot to dredge the Trinchera Ranch, at Ft. Garland, Colorado, for its gold, according to S. H. Shannon, Manager of the ranch. This form of recovery has been extremely successful in other parts of the state, principally along the Arkansas River, but at Ft. Garland is in its experimental stage.
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William Schellerberg of Silver Cliff, Colorado, has opened some rich lead ore at shallow depth, in the Passiflora Mine, at Westcliffe. The ore varies in width, and assays that have been made show 53.5 percent lead and 20 ounces silver, to the ton.
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Walter Swanson, who is operating the Gold Dirt, and Beaten Mines, at Empire, Colorado, is shipping concentrates to the Golden Cycle plant. His 100-ton mill and all-electrical machinery are working smoothly, and results are up to expectations.
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The old Pulaski Mine, on Leavenworth Mountain in the Idaho Springs District, in Colorado, has been taken over by J. E. Bennett of Silver Plume. The workings are being cleaned out, and development started immediately. The ground has been idle several years.
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Narrow streaks of sylvanite are said to have been opened in the Washburn Mine in the Sunshine District, near Boulder, Colorado, owned by O. A. Johnson of Boulder, and worked under lease arrangement, by Johnson and Halberg. Development has been going on several months, and the entire vein is said to carry a good grade of gold ore.
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G. A. Franz has organized the Banner Mining Company, under which name, the further development of the rich Bachelor strike in the Ouray District, in Colorado, will be undertaken. Drifting is being continued to intersect the Colliate and Calliope veins, both known to contain ore bodies but of unknown value. As soon as drilling machines, and other equipment are installed, the force will be doubled, and a tunnel started through the Banner American workings, of the new organization. The tunnel will be started from the millsite, and one of its most important purposes will be to supply water for the mill, now under construction. It is being equipped to handle 100 tons of ore a day, with provisions to double that tonnage if necessary. The seven-mile line, which Manager Franz purchased at Salida, is being torn down, and will be rebuilt in the spring. The line is sufficient to cover all the workings of the organization.
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It is understood that the Ouray group of patented mining claims, in the Minnesota District, near Breckenridge, Colorado, will receive some attention this spring. H. B. Scott, who left Colorado several years ago, and has been most everywhere, has returned to his native state, and will be the principal factor in the resumption of the Ouray operations.
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The Gold Monument Mining Company has followed ore, 60 feet from the bottom of a 60-foot shaft, whereas at the 30’ foot depth, the drift was in ore only 10 feet. The ore lies in a porphyry dike between granite walls, and is from 18 inches to 6 feet wide, carrying a rich core from 6 to 20 inches wide. Three carloads of ore have been shipped that avenged $141.12 gross, and 17 sacks of ore have averaged 67 ounces of gold, but the average throughout the vein will be close to $100 a ton. The Gold Monument is owned by James Robinson, mining engineer, W. J. Cameron, contractor, and Nelson Lindblad, realtor, all of Denver. Its closest railroad point Is Ohio City, Colorado, a distance of seven miles.
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The Gold Trail Mining and Milling Company, A. A. Gibbs, President, is driving a tunnel in mining claims adjacent to the old Freeland Mine, in the Idaho Springs District, in Colorado. The Freeland has been productive of millions, and Gibbs is personally superintending the new development.
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The deal for the purchase of the Gold King property, on Poverty Gulch, near Cripple Creek, Colorado, is said to have gone through, and the Hamlet-Dexter Corporation, a New York concern, is in possession of the property. Well-known men compose the purchasing corporation, including Theodore F. Von Dorn, a New York attorney; Carroll E Reynolds, early Cripple Creek miner, and now at Binghamton, New York; Edward E. Powell, G. Gracey Rogers, and Gifford B. Crary, all of Binghamton; Alfred E. Edgecomb, of Philadelphia; and A. E. McEnaney, a New York state man. The Gold King property covers 50 acres, located January 3, 1891, but has been idle for some time, and the shaft has caved in near the top. The new operators plan to drive a tunnel from the side of the hill to the shaft, and cut a large chamber 150 feet below the surface, where the hoisting machinery will be installed. The old Gold King plant was operated by steam, but the new machinery will be operated by electricity.
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VINDICATOR CON. WINS DECISION FOR EXPENDITURES DURING YEAR

The Vindicator Consolidated Mining Company, of Denver, Colorado, has won a decision of the Appellate Court of the District of Columbia, for the reimbursement of expenditures made during the War, at the solicitation of the government. The company sued for $16,259, representing the purchase of chromite claims in Wyoming, bought under the urgings of the Department of the Interior, at a time when chromium was needed for national defense. While it was reimbursed for its losses in operating the claims, the purchase price has never been refunded.

According to Nelson P. Franklin, of Denver, Mining Engineer and President of the Vindicator, this case has one of the smallest claims, and nearly $1,000,000 are involved in Colorado claims similar to that of the Vindicator. One of the largest claims is held by George P. Goodier of Denver, mining man, for the sum of $60,000. If the decision is not appealed, the Colorado mining interests who have been trying for 10 years to recover their expenditures, will be reimbursed.
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HAMLET-DEXTER CORP. BUYS GOLD KING MINE AT CRIPPLE CREEK

The news that the Hamlet-Dexter Mining Corporation has just acquired the Gold King Mine, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, and intends to place this old and celebrated producer in the dividend paying class again, proves that the eastern capitalists are becoming more fully aware of the value and promise of gold mining. The purchase of the Gold King Mine is probably the most important deal that has been consummated in the Cripple Creek District, during the last ten years.

The Gold King Mine has the honor of being the original gold discovery in the Cripple Creek District. It has produced over five million dollars, taken above the 1,000-foot Level. There is a large amount of low grade ore left in the old stopes, which will be available for shipments to the Golden Cycle Mill, with only a little sorting. The Gold King Mine has several important veins, with a trend from north to northeast. The Gold King, Discovery, and Grieve, are the main ones; it has also several cross veins, and the largest ore bodies are usually found at the points of crossing of these two systems of veins.

It has also an important basalt dyke, or rather two basalt dykes, running parallel to one another, and some of the richest ore of the district has come from them. There is yet a vertical height of nearly 800 feet of ground, which has been drained by the Roosevelt drainage tunnel, since the mine was closed down; this territory will allow the economical exploitation of the extension of the known ore bodies at depth. More than half of the ground owned by the Hamlet-Dexter now, through its purchase of the Gold King Mine is yet un-prospected territory; on some of it, some very rich float has been found, and the extension of one of the main veins has been traced through it. The possibilities of this virgin territory makes it a choice area for future developments.

About a year ago, Leon F. Le Brun, one of the most successful operators of the Cripple Creek District, who has brought back into heavy production the Pinnacle Mine, and W. H. Webber, who brought the Nevada Hills Mine, at Fairview, Nevada, from a grassroots prospect, into a ten million dollar producer, took an option on the property from its former owner, the Gold King Mines Company. Last summer, Etienne A. Ritter, the well-known Denver mining engineer and geologist, who had been closely connected professionally for many years with the Hamlet-Dexter Mining Corporation, accompanied to the Cripple Creek District, C. E. Reynolds of Binghampton, New York, who has been the leading spirit of the Hamlet-Dexter, through all of its career.

In this trip to the Cripple Creek District, Reynolds was accompanied by Henri C. Morand, head of the New York banking house of Morand and Company, Inc., and as a result they became interested in the acquisition of the Gold King.

A program of rejuvenation of the property and the extensive development work contemplated by the new owners of the Gold King Mine will help increase the production of the Cripple Creek District, and the State of Colorado.
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COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES PLANS NEW UNIT NEAR PUEBLO

Announcement has been made that the Colorado School of Mines will build a unit in Wild Horse Park, 11 miles northwest of Pueblo, where it has held a piece of land under lease, for several years. The property is reached by the Pueblo-Stone City road, and every summer, for a number of years, groups of students have used the site as a camping ground, while they were doing field work in geology and mapping.

The proposed unit is regarded as an important advancement in the educational work of the school, and will provide more practical experience in a number of courses, including basic geology, petroleum engineering, study of non-metallica, civil engineering, geophysics, chemistry, the making of reports, and airplane mappings. The completion of the entire proposed construction will require about five years, but it is hoped that the main buildings can be prepared for use this summer.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS THE MINING JOURNAL 3 15 1931

THE MINING JOURNAL

COLORADO

Early in April, the Bonanza Gold Mining Company intends to start work at its property in Teller County, near Cripple Creek, Colorado, according to B. S. Beard, general manager. This is a gold property, owned by the company, and which has not been developed below 100 and 150 feet.  C. P. Cameron, 1827 Gaylord Street, Denver, is president of the company. S. C. Stumpff will be mine superintendent.
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The West Gold Mining Company, H. E. Winser, general manager, Idaho Springs, Colorado, has opened some calaverite and sylvanite ore in its lower tunnel, and, although no assays have been received, it has the appearance of being rich as any that has been opened in the mine. The mill is operating satisfactorily.
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The Grand View Mining Corporation plans to resume operation in May. The property is operated under the management of J. W. Brown of Rifle, Colorado, but has been idle since September 20 of last year. The officers of the organization are: Jack Goodrich, president; C. Hoffmeister, vice-president; and C. S. Mitchell, secretary-treasurer.
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J. L. Gallagher and associates have secured an option to purchase the Gold Bond mine on Gold Hill in the Cripple Creek district in Colorado. This mine is credited with a large production.
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The Solomon mine of the United Gold Mines Company at Cripple Creek, Colorado, which has received only slight attention since the death of Solomon Cain last year, is to be reopened on company account. Some good ore had been opened when his death halted the work. The mine has been pumped out, and the shaft will be sunk deeper, to be followed by crosscutting and drifting. L. C. Carlton is general manager.
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The American Mines and Smelting Company, J. G. Clark, president and general manager, P. O. Box 296, Boulder, Colorado, has resumed the operation of the Perigo mine, near Rollinsville, Gilpin County. New ore has been found at a depth of 600 feet, and over 200 assays ran between $18 and $20 in gold a ton. It can be handled economically through the Perigo tunnel. Immediate plans are to sink the shaft deeper, probably to 800 feet, and to electrify the workings.
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M. M. Howe, Box 2354, Denver, Colorado, and associates, are operating under lease agreement, ground at Alma, owned by A. J. Dempsey.  Lars Kingstad, P. O. Box 174, Alma, is in charge of the work and has a force of five men employed. The new operators took charge last summer, and have built timber sheds and snow sheds, a blacksmith shop, bunkhouse, and house over the portal of the tunnel. Until now, hand power had been used entirely, but is being replaced by electricity, available at 50 horsepower. Their program includes 200 feet of crosscutting, 200 feet of sinking, and the installation of a 12x14-foot compressor, electric motor and drifter. Later an electric hoist will be purchased and installed. This is a gold proposition.
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Edward Krueger has leased to Colorado Springs and Denver parties, a placer claim in Columbia Gulch, 15 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado, patented many years ago by the Arkansas Mining and Flume Company. The new operators are installing steam shovels and other equipment and expect to begin working the ground in May.
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Orville Rose is leasing on the sixth level of the Cresson gold mine at Cripple Creek, Colorado, and is shipping a product that runs between $50 and $60, without sorting. Rose was for many years shift boss for the Cresson company, and quit his job when the company offered to grant him a lease.
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The Gold Trail Mining and Milling Company, Arthur A. Gibbs, president and general manager, Box 642, Idaho Springs, Colorado, has driven a 150-foot crosscut in its property adjoining the famous Freeland mines. In another 250 feet, the adit should be completed and should intersect three veins. The Belle of the West vein, which assayed from $20 to $150 within a few feet of the surface, should lie 15 feet ahead of the present face. Gold Trail plans to build a 100-ton flotation mill to treat the ore from the mine, and 150,000 tons of dump material that average $7 a ton in gold and silver. The directors of the concern are Denver and Idaho Springs men, and Roy A. Meads is purchasing agent.
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The Penn-Nevada Corporation, which built a large dredge boat on the old Cache Creek placer property, west of Granite, Colorado, is understood to have purchased the ground for $50,000. The deal was said to have been accompanied by a substantial cash payment.
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As soon as the weather is warmer and road conditions permit, the United Operating Trust, Inc., Thomas P. Michell, manager, will begin its $20,000 construction program on Whitehead Creek, near Silverton, Colorado. The betterments are a two-mile electric power line, a compressor and a mill, with provisions for the installation of other units. The Denver and Rio Grande railroad agrees to run a branch line from the mill to its lines. The Copper Bell property embraces 40 claims, rich in gold and silver, and the vein opened at the 826-foot point in the crosscut one and one-half years ago has been proven from 3 to 10 feet wide. An 8,000-foot extension of this crosscut will reach and permit the mining of six other veins, varying from 600 to 1,800 feet in depth.
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Ore that assayed as high as $852 in gold has been taken from the Kitty May and Lady Locenda mining claims on Mineral Hill in the Cripple Creek district in Colorado, owned by J. C. Wagner, local man. Six samples taken from the discovery that has been followed 15 feet at the 35-foot level, are said to have averaged $100. The ore strikes northeast, and whether or not it will make a bonanza at its intersection with the old Plutocrat vein remains to be proven. A gasoline hoist and compressor have been ordered.
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The Alaska Gold Mines Corporation at Ward, Colorado, is getting its development started nicely with a crew of nine men working at the present time. Frank E. Walberg is general manager of operations.
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The Midnight Mining Company, F. D. Willoughby, Aspen, Colorado, president and general manager, has shipped its second carload of concentrates to the Leadville smelter. A large tonnage of ore is said to have been opened up and is being mined from an eight-foot vein. A recent strike two feet wide, assayed 150 ounces silver and 50 percent lead. Fifteen men are employed. The mill uses the Ruth flotation process.
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If present plans mature, Wallie Erickson of Aspen, Colorado, will employ a crew at his El Paso group, at Snowmass, this summer. The outcrops are copper ore, which assay $10 in gold, with a small amount of silver.
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William Zangg of Aspen, Colorado, shipped a carload of ore, which returned more than $800. It was mined from the Smuggler ground, below the No. 2 tunnel, on block 15, which he is working under lease.
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The Black Bear Mines, Inc., W. H. Stephens, manager, Idaho Springs, Colorado, has released some water in the Little Cub tunnel, which is in very hard formation and has excellent indications of opening ore. Excavations have been made for the installatIon of a compressor at its portal, and a complete plant is to be installed there in the Spring. Higher up the mountain, the West Virginia tunnel is being driven to cut the Cub vein, at its junction with the Skyrocket.
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The tunnel of Gunnison Gold Mines, Inc., in the Neglected district, 23 miles southwest of Gunnison, Colorado, has opened an 18-inch vein that samples $2.12 in gold. While this is not commercial ore it indicates widespread mineralization. The tunnel is being driven approximately two feet a day and, by the middle of May, should reach the vein opened in the prospect shaft, at a vertical depth of 200 feet, according to President S. V. Clevenger, 214 Broadway, Denver.
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The Sunnyside Mining and Milling Company, J. J. Shaw, superintendent, Eureka, Colorado, has received a diamond drill outfit, which will be used in exploration below its deepest workings. Water will not seriously affect the work and it is planned to later drive a lower operating tunnel, which will drain the main workings and reduce the tram haul.
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W. L. Benson and associates, leasing on Beacon Hill, at Cripple Creek, Colorado, near the New El Paso Mines, Inc., have opened an 18-inch vein of surface ore that will average $50 a ton. A carload shipment is being prepared. A. F. Woodward, general manager of New El Paso Mines, plans to install equipment to handle its low-grade ores.
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Stefanich, and Barney Cartney, formerly superintendent for the Butte Mining Company at Silver Plume, Colorado, have leased the Zenobia mining property at Altman, near Cripple Creek, Colorado. The ground has been idle 15 years, but the main shaft has been kept in good condition and can be reopened with little trouble. Plans are to open this shaft to a depth of 500 feet and to install a complete plant of machinery, electrically operated.
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The St. George Mining and Milling Company, of which Theodore R. Heinrichs, Flagg Building, Yonkers, New York, is president, plans to do some work at its property at Georgetown, Colorado, this season. One of the major constructive improvements planned is to change the entire mill so that it can operate by the most modern methods known. George E. Leece has been in charge of the property for a number of years.
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Approximately 50 tons of medium grade manganese ore are being shipped daily from the Stevens shaft of the Iron Silver Mining Company, located on Iron Hill in the Leadville district in Colorado. The shipments go to the steel plant at Pueblo, Colorado. George O. Argall is manager of the property.
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The Colorado and Southern Railroad Company has been granted permission by the Public Utilities Commission to operate tri-weekly service between Denver and Leadville, Colorado, in lieu of the daily trains. This indicates that regardless of several incorporations having been formed for the purpose of taking over the railroad (the owners agreeing to give it away), the owner still retains it. The commission, however, has suggested the use of gasoline-driven locomotives to replace the old steam ones to curtail expenses.
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Robert Hughes, 431 East Bayaud Avenue, Denver, Colorado, intends to resume work at the Rosalind group of six patented claims in Hicks Gulch, in Boulder county, just as soon as the snow is off the ground.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS EMJ 10 28 1922

COLORADO MINING NEWS  EMJ 10 28 1922

COLORADO  E&MJ  OCTOBER 28, 1922

Cresson Pays Dividend—Railroad Shop Strike Threatens To Stop Mining

Cripple Creek — Accompanying the checks for the payment of the third quarterly dividend of 10c. per share, by the Cresson Consolidated Gold Mining Co. was the report to the stockholders showing a net profit for the third quarter, of approximately $113,000.

Equipment is now being installed which will make possible the development of not less than 1,000 ft. below the present workings. Deeper work is warranted by the present showing.
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Leadville—Improvements are being made at the local plant of the American Smelting & Refining Co. R B. Rathbun, of Salt Lake City, an official of the company, is in the city supervising the installation of a Cottrell treater at the A. V. plant.
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Cortellini & Co. are installing additional equipment on the Blame shaft, to handle increasing output of ore, which is being shipped to the Canon City plant, of the Empire Zinc Co. for treatment.
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Operators of the Belgian mine, in Stray Horse Gulch, on Oct. 19, made the first shipment from the mine, in twenty-five years. The property was recently taken over by local men.
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Owing to car shortage, the September production of coal in Colorado, decreased 105,889 tons, compared with the previous month, and was 22,000 tons less than for the corresponding month in 1921. Production since Jan. 1, was given as 6,916,181 tons, an excess of 507,105 tons over the same period last year.
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Ouray—It is reported that negotiations have been completed, for the taking over of the plant of the Ouray Smelting & Refining Co.,  by Boston interests, represented by Charles B. Holton. It is said that extensive improvements are to be made to the plant, which will operate as a custom smelter, in addition to treating of ores from the company’s mine in the vicinity of Red Mountain.
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Durango—A voluntary advance of 15c. a day in wages, to all employees of the local plant, except the office force, has been announced by the American Smelting & Refining Co., effective Oct. 1. The minimum wage is now $2.60 for .an eight-hour day.
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Lack of motive power to move ore on the narrow-gage lines of the Denver & Rio Grande road, is resulting in decreased production, and unless relief is afforded soon, some of the mines will be forced to close down. Hundreds of cars of ore are on the tracks awaiting transportation to the smelters, but the railroad company is unable to move them because of the lack of engines. Strike conditions resulted in increased number of disabled engines, and a lack of machinists for repair work, threatens an almost complete tie-up of most of the mining operations in several of the larger districts.
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COLORADO MINING NEWS MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS 5 14 1921

MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS May 14, 1921

COLORADO

Blackhawk.—The Silver Mountain Mining Co., drifting at 260 ft. in its main shaft, in Silver Gulch, is mining high-grade ore, a recent assay showing 157 oz. silver. One lot is ready for shipment to the smelter.
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The Midwest Mining & Milling Co. is mining ore assaying 100 to 300 oz. silver per ton, on its Cyclops group.
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The Gilpin Eureka will shortly resume shipments of gold ore.
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Breckenridge.—The Wellington Mines Co. continues development, and is adding to reserves, but will not resume treatment at its two concentrating plants, until there is definite improvement in prices for zinc.—
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The Royal Tiger Mines Co. is nearing a depth of 300 ft., in the winze below the tunnel-level, a total depth from surface of 1000 ft. The Mineral Hill holdings of the company are to be further developed this season.
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The new dredge of the Blue Valley Placer Co. is nearing the rich channel in the B. & L. placer, in the Blue River Valley, 2 ½  miles north of Breckenridge. Coarse gold has already been found in recent clean-ups.—
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The Tonopah Placers Co. is operating its No. 1 dredge; the old No. 2 and No. 3 boats are to be dismantled.
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Cripple Creek.—The Moonlight Gold Mining Co. has re-timbered the Rittenhouse shaft, on Gold Hill, to the 400-ft. level, and resumed operatIons at the first and fourth levels, where a good grade of mill-ore Is exposed.—
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Owen Roberts, lessee of the El Paso Gold King, the first regular producer at Cripple Creek, is again shipping. A car of mill-grade ore has been consigned to the Golden Cycle Mill at Colorado Springs. The same operator is also making a success of his lease on the Strong Mine, at Victor. Both properties are controlled by the Lennox-Giddings interests of Colorado Springs.
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The Vindicator Consolidated G. M. Co., in a letter to stockholders, advises that an option has been taken on properties in Pinal County, Arizona. The lease and bond covers 300 acres, traversed by several quartz veins, the outcrops of which show free-milling gold ore, with low silver content. Recent development work at depth in the Cripple Creek mines has been encouraging.
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Kokomo.—A second unit is being added to the Wilfley mill, in the Ten Mile District, and the plant will shortly be treating close to 100 tons of ore from the Wilfley group, where a four-foot vein of sulphide ore, containing 15% lead, and some gold, silver, and zinc, is under development. The mill and mines are operated by C. L. Wilson of Leadville, and associates. The Terry ‘selective flotation’ process is in use at the mill, and is making a close saving, according to reports.—
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The Michigan Mine, near the Wilfley group, is also operated by Leadville men, and is shipping daily 25 tons of ore, with high sulphur content consigned to a chemical works at Denver, and some smelting ore to the Arkansas Valley plant at Leadville.
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Quray.—The Gold Crown mill will handle custom ores as soon as the roads are open; the plant is now being overhauled.—
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The Lucky 20 Mining Co. is making ready to resume operations on its Ironton Park properties.
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Silverton.—The Dives, Gold King, Shenandoah, Trilby, and other San Juan mine properties are making ready to resume production as soon as the Silverton Northern Railway resumes rail service. The properties named, ship to the Durango smelter.
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The Erma Leasing Co., operating the Silver Lake property, has a large tonnage of mill-ore ready for shipment to the Iowa-Tiger mill, and several carloads of high-grade ore awaiting shipment to the Durango smelter.
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The Sunnyside M. & M. Co. shutdown its lead and zinc mines near Eureka, on May 1, awaiting increased prices for these metals. The mill is of 500-ton capacity, and both mines and mill employed between 500 and 700 men. The Sunnyside Mine is the largest producer of the San Juans.—
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Development is in progress at the Toltec Mine of the U. S. Mining Corporation, on an ore body, 40 ft. wide, of complex gold-silver-lead-copper ore. The work is at a depth of 1400 feet.
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Telluride.—The Matterhorn M. & M. Co. is mining good ore from the recently acquired Butterfly-Terrible property.
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—The new mill of the Valley View Leasing Co. on the San Bernardo property, is operating continuously, and producing two carloads of concentrate weekly.
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—Production from the Black Bear and Smuggler Union properties, has been curtailed, pending the early completion of the new Smuggler Union flotation plant.
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EMJ 08261922 COLORADO MINING NEWS

August 26, 1922 Engineering and Mining Journal-Press 389

COLORADO
Tonopah-Colorado Leasing Co. Takes Over Lombard Group—
Uncle Sam, at Silverton, Sold—Suit Filed Against Eurades Co.

Idaho Springs—The Tonopah-Colorado Leasing Co. has taken over the Lombard group, ten miles northwest of this place, and under the management of James Hopkins, has begun to clean out the old workings, and to get the property in condition for examination and test preliminary to purchase.
The Tonopah company is a subsidiary of the Tonopah Mining Co. of Nevada, which for several years has been operating placer properties in this state near Breckenridge, in Summit County.
The Lombard group comprises a large acreage developed by a 4,000-ft. tunnel, and is credited with a production of a million dollars and more, consisting principally in lead-silver ores.
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Silverton—The Uncle Sam group, locally known as the Yukon mine, has been sold to the Ariadne Corporation. The combination of the Ariadne and the Uncle Sam group comprises one of the most important mining transfers of the year, and is said to he the beginning of the most extensive operations in this section.
The properties are on Boulder Mountain, about two miles from Silverton. Operations are in charge of Colonel A. A. Lamont.
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Suit has been filed in the Denver District Court by the receiver of the Michigan Avenue Trust Co., of Chicago, to recover $153,000 from the Eurades Mining Co., which until July, 1921, was operating in Ouray County, Col.
The suit originated from the alleged embezzlement of W. C. Spurgin, who was president of the trust company, as well as the mining company, and who, it is alleged, absconded with $153,000 of the bank’s funds.
The trust company asks that the mining property be made over to it for the purpose of reimbursing it for the embezzlement.
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Alma—The Lincoln Consolidated has opened up a 3-ft. vein of 150-oz. silver ore. This is supposed to be the continuation of the famous Russia vein worked in early days. This company has let a contract for a number of diamond-drill holes to prospect a large acreage of unproved territory. The machinery is now on the ground and drilling will start in a few days.
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The Platte River Dredging Co. is operating its dredge near Fairplay, Col., to capacity, with satisfactory results. Hydraulic placers have been forced to suspend operations, owing to the exceedingly dry season.
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Oliva—During July some of the larger companies have increased their forces, and a number of smaller properties have resumed operations. The London Gold Mines heads the list of shippers, with eight cars of high-grade gold ore, shipped to the Arkansas Valley plant of the A. S. & R. Co. at Leadville, Col.
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M&E WORLD 12 23 1916 COLORADO MINING NEWS

MINING AND ENGINEERING WORLD  DECEMBER 23, 1916

News From the World’s Mining Camps

COLORADO.

Rico.
Snyder & Wiggins have leased the upper workings of Rico Argentine, while the lower tunnel is being driven with recently installed power drills, by the company.  A shipment is now ready and it is said that the ore runs 11% copper and 12 ozs. silver per ton. The ore is coming out of one of the old stopes that has not been worked for many years.

The deeper workings here are underwater.   With a view to un-watering these workings, and to tap some of the known ore shoots at greater depth, the company is running the new lower tunnel.

A short time ago, the face struck a bed of heavy iron sulphides under metamorphosed limestone, This lime is generally found associated with the ore. The new drifts out from the main tunnel are reported showing some ore. At a point 300 ft. from the portal, a body of ore was penetrated, that sampled from 4.7 to 5.25 ozs. silver, 7.1 to 9.8% lead, 9.92 to 18.38% zinc, and .87 to 4.55% copper.
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Breckenridge.
The overhauling of the mill of the Pioneer Con. Mines Co., and addition of equipment has been completed, and ore is being stoped from the Extension vein in the Deadwood tunnel. This tunnel is being driven to crosscut veins under the Jumbo workings.

Contractors are making headway in driving the new main tunnel, the portal of which is at the lowest point on the company’s property. This tunnel will be the means of cutting the network of Gibson Hill veins, at a depth much lower than has been the case in former development.

The tunnel will not only enable the cutting of the Extension vein at depth, but will make it possible to get under the Jumbo deposits, and eventually the Little Corporal can be made more accessible, though it is likely that special development plans concerning the latter property will be made at a later time
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Machinery is being shipped to the placer ground of the Lee Mining Co. It will arrange to commence as soon as equipment can be placed on the ground, and start the sinking of a shaft. Previous prospecting found not only good gold values, but lead and silver nuggets. Men have been testing the ground with a drill, planning to dredge the area, but huge boulders have impeded success.
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The new Wellington shaft is being projected to open the Oro vein at a deeper point, and is proceeding in a satisfactory manner. Preparations are also under way for the resumption of sinking in the main shaft, which will go down from the 5th level.
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Aspen.
At the Smuggler mine, where fires have smoldered in the deepest part preventing operation, a flood of water has developed which is expected effectually end the burning. The 18th level was flooded so quickly that the water had risen to the necks of some of the miners before they could reach the cage to he hoisted.

Arrangements have been made for installing extra pumps to assist the electric pumps in lowering the water, when the desired time comes. Draining of the newly flooded area will not be undertaken until the fires below are completely quenched.
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Idaho Springs.
At the Gem mine the Newton mill is going to install a flotation plant, in addition to its present concentration. The change will be made about the first of the year.  Under Captain Ripley, the French Flag is being systematically developed.  

In a drift which is being driven west., 160 ft. from the shaft, on the 815 level, a 3-ft. vein was broken into which returned a value of $55, principally copper and gold. Ripley says they have about 100 ft. of this ore blocked.
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Work is progressing on the 2009 level of the Seaton mine, under H. F. Machot. In a raise, 18 ft. from the tunnel level of the Newhouse, a streak of high-grade lead has been opened. The raise was started on a small streak that has been getting better. A shipment was made of about 8 tons that returned better than $90 a ton.
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Denver.
The Mammoth-Virgin Mining Co. has been incorporated with $50,000 capitalization and 50,000 shares, and the Broderick Mining & Milling Co., with $100,000 capitalization and 100,009 shares. Both companies have a term of existence of 20 years, and have their main offices in this city.
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Greenville.
The Lulu group, about 2 miles from Clark postoffice, Routt connty, has recently been equipped with machinery by J. F. Davidson, who is financing the development, and actively engaged in the management. Davidson won favorable comment over his achievement in building the Midland Terminal railway, as contractor.

This railway has served the Cripple Creek district for many years. The Lulu group is owned by George and Will Franz, both of whom interested Davidson in the property, which, it is stated, has a good vein showing, from which it is expected to eventually ship a commercial ore carrying copper, lead and silver.
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M&E WORLD 12 30 1916 COLORADO MINING NEWS

MINING AND ENGINEERING WORLD 1127   DECEMBER 30, 1916

COLORADO.

Idaho Springs.
Four good showings have been opened on the property of the Consolidated Gem Mining Co., by four different leasing companies. The Mazda Leasing Co., which has been drifting west from the tunnel, on the 1400 level to cut the shoot worked by Shaffer on 1100, and Coe on 1200, has opened up a body 9 ft. wide, which has been drifted on 25 ft., and is not through the vein yet. It shows an assay value of $25.  

A car from the vein was milled, and the returns were better than $1000 for the car. On the upper level, the ore body showed for 65 ft.  Osterman & Co., on the 240 level, west of the Gem shaft, has cut a good copper-silver vein, as also has the Clear Creek Leasing Co. in its block.

G. W. Ford, who has a lease of a block of ground covering 800 ft., running from the Gem shaft, west, is working through the old Frater shaft, from a drift run 600 ft. east. He has opened a streak about 14 ins. wide that returns an assay value of better than $140, and has 400 ft. to surface.
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Boulder.
The Tungsten Mountain Mines Co. has recently been formed as a reorganization of an old company in this district. The policy of the management of this company is to carry the development forward on a large plan. Little additional surface exploration will be done.

The area will be first undercut by two tunnels, one 1000 ft. above the other. These tunnels will explore the territory, and will give the avenues into the mines, for lateral development. At their portals, will be erected necessary mills, storehouses, power plants, shops, etc.
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Georgetown.
The drift in the ground of the Onondaga Mines Co., west from the No. 1 raise on the 450 level, in the Capital ground, has been advanced 100 ft.  The sinking of the shaft from the Kane adit has also been commenced by contractors, who have two shifts at work.

A bonus has been hung up for the contractor who first reaches the connecting point of the drift and shaft, there being about 540 ft. of drifting in all, from the top of No. 1 raise, and about 270 ft. of sinking. A good tonnage of ore is blocked out between the 100 and 180 levels, and also above the 180, where a stope has been started between Nos. 2 and 8 raises.

The management has decided not to attempt the mining of this, or any other ore, until the present work of connecting with the Kane adit shaft is completed.
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The Wasatch-Colorado Co. is completing arrangements for taking over the Mendota, Frostberg, and other mines of the Frank Graham estate, at Silver Plume. The company has already taken over the Scotia mill and various leases in the estate. Over 1000 tons of ore are awaiting treatment for the mill.

At the Scotia mill, a new regrind for the ores, and extra concentrating tables, will be installed immediately to increase the capacity, so as to keep up, if possible, with the ore supply. An entirely new mill is to be built at the Mendota mine, to take the place of the one so long run by the Stevens Bros., who had leases on both the mine and dumps.
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Beuna Vista.
The new mill of the Paramount Reduction Co. will be completed by Jan. 1, and at present, wiring of the plant for electric power is under way. Herbert Bemis will be will superintendent.
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Leadville.
Things are progressing in the district through the operation of leasers. Parties leasing the Nisi Prius Extension have opened a body of manganese ore on the 180 level, and are now shipping 1000 tons a month.

The ore shoot, which has just recently been uncovered, promises to develop into a good body, and is stated to be a much higher grade than the iron-manganese that is being shipped from other properties of the district. The output will be increased as development proceeds.

Another leasing company is operating the original Nisi Prius Extension. A large body of iron-manganese has also been encountered here in the upper workings. About 800 tons a month are being shipped at present, and it is reported that this output will be increased as soon as the new body is opened.
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Lessees on the Bryan Baru continue to ship carbonate of zinc. All of the work that has been done to date is close to the surface, and it is planned to sink on the ore in the coming spring.
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The Black Iron property is being worked by leasers. This property has been idle for years, and is being reopened on the strength of the present high silver market.  The work now under way in the Black Iron is expected to reach the main Bartlett ore shoot soon. Hoisting is being done by means of a gasoline engine.
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The Wellington mine at Breckenridge is to be developed at greater depth. The new shaft, which is projected to open the Oro vein at a new and deeper point, is proceeding. At the same time, preparations are under way for the resumption of sinking in the main shaft, which will go down from the 5th level. Re-timbering of this shaft has been engaging attention lately, and added sinking of the shaft will commence in a short time. Some good ore is being taken from the 5th level, at present.
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EMJ 11 20 1920 COLORADO MINING NEWS

November 20, 1920 ENGINEERING, AND MINING JOURNAL

COLORADO
Durango—The discovery of a new ore body at the Ten Broeck, has changed the plans of the company, which will continue operations through the winter. The vein is 5 ft. wide and assays well in gold and silver. It was discovered while drifting in the 3,000-ft. crosscut. If it continues to the surface, it will give about 1,600 ft. of stoping ground.
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The Esmeralda, on South Fork Lightner, has closed down for the winter. The property was being placed in shape for the erection of a thirty-five-ton mill, when an unexpected heavy snowfall prevented further operations.
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The Jumbo Mining Co. has discontinued operations at the Jumbo temporarily, due to a pending deal for the sale of a controlling interest in the mine. The principal silver ore of the Jumbo is in a lime stratum, 5 ft. thick.
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The Co-operative Mining & Milling Co. has opened a 4-ft. vein of good-grade ore. Work on the road has been discontinued, but it is planned to operate the mine all winter. Lessees on the Idaho have shipped a carload of gold and silver ore to the Durango smelter, which is expected to run about $50 per ton.
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Lessees on the Mayday are laying track in No. 2 tunnel. Work is progressing at the Cumberland, under the supervision of E. B. Miller. The vein here, in the lower tunnel, is 5 ft. wide, and carries about 11 oz. per ton in silver, with a small amount of gold. In the upper workings, the vein has an average value of about $60 per ton in gold and silver.
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Cashin — Michigan-Colorado Copper Mining Co. stockholders have asked for a receiver, in a petition filed Oct. 29, in Detroit, Mich. Petitioners allege the company to be insolvent, and that they purchased stock as the result of misrepresentations.
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Freeland—The Gum Tree property has been leased to W. B. Stewart, who will reopen and develop it.
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Telluride—Shipments of concentrates from Telluride, during the month of October, were as follows: Tomboy, 70 cars; Smuggler-Union, 25 cars; Liberty Bell, 14 cars; total, 109 cars.

Shipments have been lower than usual recently, owing to the fact that the capacity of the Smuggler-Union has been reduced about 80 per cent since the flotation plant was destroyed by fire.
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Pandora—The foundations for the new flotation plant of the Smuggler Union Mining Co. are being laid and the structural steel is arriving. The new building will be about 200 x 300 ft., and will be fireproof.

The new plant will increase the company’s treatment capacity to about 700 tons per day.  The company is in urgent need of good carpenters, miners, and laborers.
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Idaho Springs- Lessee Charles Johnson has opened a pocket of high-grade silver ore in the Silver Age Property; the ore assaying about 4 percent lead, and over 100 oz. Silver per ton.  
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The Shafter Mine, one of the old producers of high grade gold ore in this district, will be reopened and developed under the direction of Lee Gilson.
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M&S PRESS 04 17 1920 COLORADO MINING NEWS

April 17 1920   MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS

COLORADO

OPERATORS AT CRIPPLE CREEK AWAIT ACTION ON PROPOSED EXCISE LAW.

CRIPPLE Creek—Gold-mine operators in the district, anticipating enactment by Congress of the law providing an excise tax on jewelry and manufactured gold, are playing a waiting game. Production has been reduced to a payroll basis, and except for the corporations with a cash reserve, development is at a standstill.  

April, being the first month of the second quarter, is usually a dividend month, but to date, excepting for the regular monthly dividend of the Golden Cycle company of 10 cents per share, payable on April 10, and the reduction from 2 to 1 ½ cents, or from $60,000 to $45,000 by the Portland company, no other dividends have been declared.

Miners are leaving the district as rapidly as possible, and it is generally believed another exodus will occur, following the settlements of accounts, if the April paychecks will supply railway fare.  Conditions confronting the gold industry here need no further comment, and unless Congress acts promptly, production will apparently continue to decrease.
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T. R. Countryman, consulting engineer to the War Eagle Consolidated Mines Co., in reporting the connection made on April 2, from the Blue Flag workings with the Moffat tunnel, stated that the “ventilation was thorough”. The entire tunnel and Blue Flag workings are completely ventilated with pure, fresh, cool air. The draft is so strong that a carbide-lamp cannot be kept alight in the drift.

The engineer further reports a streak of black sulphide in the east wall, more than six inches thick, assaying $25 in gold, with a width next to it, of one foot assaying $19.40. This is in addition to 20 in. of ore opened in the drift.

The Blue Flag Gold Mining Co., now that the contract for connection with the Moffat tunnel is completed, will continue development of its Raven Hill properties lying north-west of the Cresson mine. Carpenters are at work framing mine-timbers, and the head-frame is to be raised. New cables have been delivered, and the skip, and other equipment, are on the way from Denver. The bottom level of the Blue Flag is now 1417 ft. deep, with elevation at the collar of the shaft 9019 ft.  

On the 12th level, east, a good formation has been entered, with some gold content. In the south drift, the ore is of milling grade, with conditions improving with each round. Crosscutting and drifting is to be continued at both the 12th and 14th levels until ore bodies known to exist east and west of the main shaft, are cut.
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LEADVILLE.  Exclusive of the Down Town mines, and the Ibex and Yak tunnel property, more than 50 mines are again under active development, either on company account, or by lessees. Production has materially increased. The samplers report more ore coming in, while the fourth furnace of the smelter is now in operation.

Among the properties to resume soon are the Rattling Jack, adjoining the famous Little Jonny, and the Hartford, O ‘Donovan, Rossa, and Peoria Boy, all under lease to the Leadville Leasing Co.

The Continental Chief is to be electrically equipped, and will be in shape to operate by the end of the month.

The National Development company of Chicago is making preparations to start work on the Big Chicago, Ready Cash, Cora May, and the Auroras 1 and 2, in the vicinity of Big Evans gulch.

Five claims near Kevin mountain, owned by W. O. Parker; have been secured under bond and lease by the National Development Co., and work will start in earnest, with the disappearance of snow.
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M&S PRESS 06 18 1921 COLORADO MINING NEWS

June 18, 1921 MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS

COLORADO

Alma.
Properties closed down and idle since before the War are resuming activity in the Alma-Sacramento district, than for many seasons. The Brownlow, Champaign, Dolly Varden, and Moose mines; and Mascotte tunnel, are among those where work is being resumed.
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At the Brownlow a new vertical vein has been opened 24 ft. wide, containing both milling and smelting ore.
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A new mill has been constructed at the Dolly Varden, of 200 tons daily capacity; it will shortly be operating. A sacked shipment recently sent out from the Champaign gave returns of better than $1000 per ton in gold and silver.
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At the Hilltop a large tonnage is broken and shipments will be resumed.
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Blackhawk.
The Silver Mountain Mining Co. made another rich shipment to the Pueblo smelter last week; the ore was taken out in sinking the shaft. Settlement netted the company approximately $2000. The new shoot under development, at the 260-ft. level, east, is improving as the drift is extended, and assays as high as $500 per ton are reported.
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Colorado Springs.
The Golden Cycle Mining & Reduction Co. is handling practically all ore shipped out of the Cripple Creek district, except for a small tonnage of smelting ore shipped direct to Pueblo.
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Cripple Creek.
An increase of $22,571 in May production, over that of April, is shown in the report of the mills. The tonnage for May was 43,850 tons with an average value of $10.53 per ton, and gross bullion value of $450,694.  Of this tonnage, the Golden Cycle M. & R. Co., at Colorado Springs, treated 21,000 tons of $14 average grade, total $294,000; Portland O. M. Co., Independence Mill, 20,150 tons, $5.63 per ton, $113,444; Lincoln M. & M. Co., Ironclad mill, 1506 tons, $1.50 per ton, $2250; and smelters, 1000 tons of $50 grade, $50,000.
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The Vindicator company has increased its working force, by putting on a night shift of between 25 and 30 miners, and was preparing to deepen the main or north shaft, by raising from the 20th level Golden Cycle shaft, to connect with the 19th level Vindicator, a 200-ft. raise.
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Operations temporarily ceased through the washout on the Midland road, preventing coal from reaching the district. Repairs to the road are estimated to take until the end of the ensuing week. Other properties may also close due to coal shortage.
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Edwards.
The East Lake Milling & Mining Co., and the Packard Power & Mining Co., with offices at Toledo, Ohio, has engaged Nels Nelson as superintendent, and both properties are now being developed. The East Lake Company owns approximately 175 acres of patented ground. A waterpower plant furnishes power for machine-drills and hoist, and a sawmill furnishes lumber for mines and buildings. Ore is exposed on both groups, and shipments will commence soon.
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Georgetown.
Operations have been resumed on numerous properties in districts that draw their supplies from this city. Among these are the Anderson group in Argentine, and the Lead Island group in the same district.
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The Senator mine near Dumont, is the reported scene of an important find, a 12-in, vein of silver-lead ore has been recently opened, and ore is being saved for shipment.
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M&S PRESS 07 30 1921 COLORADO MINING NEWS

July 30, 1921 MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS

COLORADO
Apex.
Timbering found necessary in the Barrick tunnel, has delayed development of the vein recently opened by the Saco De Oro [SACK OF GOLD] company.
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The Evergreen Mines Co. has called the annual stockholders meeting, for election of directors, to be held in Denver, August 16.
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Breckenridge
The Vulcan Tunnel Syndicate, recently organized by Denver and Summit county men, plans extension of the Vulcan tunnel on Collier mountain, in the Snake River mining district. The company owns a large acreage of placer and lode claims; ore produced from shallow workings on the lode claims has been shipped.
The ore closely sorted assayed $265.70 in gold, and 40 oz. In silver, per ton. A vein, 20 to 40 ft. wide, has been opened in the tunnel, and, excluding the richer stratum, the remaining rock is reported to be of from $7 to $12 grade.
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Cripple Creek.
Mineral Hill, in the western end of the district, has a producer in the Engineer’s Luck, a fractional claim.
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Thompson & Mack, who opened ore on the Ella W., have repeated and are mining ore from a strong vein in the brecciated area, that will assay at about one ounce of gold per ton. A 30-ton shipment was sent down to the Golden Cycle mill recently.
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A caved stope, above the second level of the Damon shaft of the United Gold Mines Co., on Ironclad Hill, is producing.  Syart Cox and associates, lessees, have installed an electric hoist and are raising and shipping about 50 tons daily that averages about $15 per ton.  Samples assay from $8 to $40 per ton.
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The Buena Vista workings, Isabella Mines Co., are again active under lease. A shipment was made recently.
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Silverton.
Holdings of the Allerton Mining Co., in the Gladstone district, have been acquired by the Golden Consolidated Mines Co. Preliminary work has been completed and development will be undertaken. Supplies have been sent to the Toltec mine, and a large force has been engaged for development.
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