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UTAH MINING NEWS 1931

THE MINING JOURNAL FOR JANUARY 15, 1931

UTAH

Subject to the approval of their respective attorneys, the Park Bingham Mining Company has been granted an extension of time on its mortgage, due the United States Smelting, Refining, and Mining Company, on January 1, 1931. According to the new agreement, the mortgage falls due July 1, 1931. Park Bingham plans to conduct no mining, but will continue to lease to the Bonanza Mining Company on a royalty basis, with E. F. Kincaid as Superintendent of Mines.

Both companies will share the same office. On December 28, the Bonanza Company reopened the surface plant, and the following day, started hoisting ore. A production of about 75 tons daily is planned, half of which will go direct to the smelter. The new Park Bingham Board includes: James E. Ellison, President; Earl I Havenor, Vice-president; E. A. Rogers, Secretary-Treasurer; Allen T. Sanford, H. R. Voyles, L. D. Foreman, and R. A. Glenny.
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Considering the conditions which the mine operators had to combat during 1930, the United States Smelting, Refining, and Mining Company, is to be commended for the splendid record which it has made. During the 11 months, ended November 30, 1930, the average price of silver was 38.65 cents an ounce, as against 53.4 cents during the corresponding period in 1929; lead averaged 5.55 cents a pound, against 6.88 cents in 1929; and zinc averaged 4.59 cents a pound, against 6.58 cents in the 1929 period.

The consolidated earnings during the first 11 months of the year, after all deductions except property reserves, are estimated at $6,017,170. Providing $2,639,419 for reserves for depreciation, depletion, and amortization, of property, net earnings, after all charges, are estimated at $3,377,751. It is estimated that after paying preferred dividend requirements of $3.50 a share, the earnings on the common stock will this year amount to approximately $3.20 a share.

The directors have declared the regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share on the common stock, and 87˝ cents a share on the preferred stock, both payable January, 15, 1931, to stock of record December 31, 1930.
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On January 2, 1931, the Silver King Coalition Mines Company paid a dividend of 15 cents a share, amounting to $183,070.05. This is the same rate of payment as the September quarterly dividend, when the payment was reduced from 25 cents a share. During 1930, this company disbursed $76,373.60 in dividends.
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The Silver Wave Mining Company has paid a second dividend in the liquidation of its assets, which have been disposed of to the American Smelting and Refining Company. Disbursement was made at the rate of .088 cents a share and amounted to $5,000. The Silver Wave dividends during 1930, amounted to $43,850, and its grand total to $47,735.
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The Gold Mountain Mines Company, Joseph R. Murdock, President, is making arrangements for new developments at its property, southwest of Sevier, Utah, which will be of considerable importance. Recent assays show encouraging amounts of gold and silver.
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Dr. A. J. Lewis of Salina, Utah, has leased the Gold Strike, Tushar, and Shamrock mines, near Marysvale, Piute County, and is working on plans to operate the mine. He is said to have shipped two railroad carloads of ore from these mines, and has had satisfactory returns in gold and silver.
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Provo, Utah, men, headed by Eugene Allen, are opening up the vein in the Sheep Rock Mine, near Beaver, that has produced ore assaying as high as $1,000 a ton, in gold and silver, and averaging $50 to $100 a ton. The shaft is being re-timbered, and some mill ore is being saved. Earl Bissell is Superintendent.
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The Bullion Chief Mining Company, Lloyd Hoskins, President and General Manager, 1486 South Sixteenth East Street, Salt Lake City, is operating its 50-ton wet gravity concentrator, one shift per day. This plant is 1,000 feet from the portal of the main tunnel, in its property at Alta, Utah. Two men are required to operate the mill, two other men are breaking mill ore on the No. 1 Level, and eight men are pushing the No. 2 Raise, to its objective.

During the shift, 12 tons of ore are milled, resulting in about 1.3 tons of concentrates, worth at present market conditions about $72 a ton, after hauling and smelting. A second shift will be engaged in the mill as soon as the No. 2 Raise is completed. Supplementing the compressor, power and light for the mill, the tunnel, and buildings, is furnished by the Utah Power and Light Company.

The concentrates are hauled to the smelter when between 50 and 60 tons have accumulated, and are accompanied by whatever high grade has been mined. No attempt is being made to reopen the flooded stopes of the lower workings, where a large tonnage is said to exist.
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THE MINING JOURNAL for JANUARY 30, 1931

UTAH



Sampling plant is in center, boarding house to left and shaft house and shops at extreme left. Silver King Coalition Mines Company Main plant, at Woodside Gulch, one mile from Park City, Utah. Flotation mill is at right with two hotel buildings just above.
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A decided change has taken place in the face of the tunnel being driven by Harry Jackson, for the Treasure Box Mining Company, Inc., in City Creek Canyon, 10 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. A hole put in the limestone released a flow of water, which has increased until rubber clothes must be used while drilling, and within a few feet, the drills sank into soft material.

The tunnel is in 2,600 feet, and it has a vertical depth of 900 feet below a tunnel and incline shaft, near the top of the mountain, where a body of high-grade silver-lead ore has been developed. Several shipments were made from this deposit, before water troubles forced the management to resort to a more economical means of developing and mining the ore.

It is believed that the new tunnel will soon drain the ground. The Treasure Box management maintains an office at 133 Ness Building, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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During December, the American Smelting and Refining Company shipped 235 tons of ore from the Yankee Mines in Mary Ellen Gulch, in the American Fork District. It was chalcopyrite, and carried good values in gold, silver, and copper. Mild weather has hindered, rather than speeded up production, since it destroyed the sleighing in the canyon.

Further development of the Yankee Mines ore is progressing, and arrangements are being made for more economical stoping. At the Park City property, two diamond drill holes sunk in the Silver Creek section, were lost on account of the nature of the ground.

A third hole is being sunk by the Sullivan Machinery Company on a “no hole, no pay” basis. American Smelting and Refining discontinued work at the Lulu Mine at Frisco, at the close of the year, and has abandoned its lease and bond on that property.
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During 1930, the Chief Consolidated Mining Company, Cecil Fitch, General Manager, Dooly Block, Salt Lake City, Utah, shipped 2,066 carloads of ore in 1930, as compared with 2,096 carloads during 1929.

The production of the Chief Mine proper was 215 carloads, against 659 carloads in the preceding year; the Eureka Lilly Mine shipped 476 carloads, against 269 carloads in 1929; and the Eureka Hill showed a heavy increase in dump ore shipments.
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Further development of the Kearsage and Bullion Mines, of the Ophir Lead Mines Company, in the Ophir District, in Utah, will be based upon the results of a geological survey to be made soon. Some development is now going on in the Main Kearsage Incline and in the White Drift.

Kearsage stockholders who have paid their assessment to Ophir Lead, are receiving one share in the new company, for every four Kearsage shares which they held. E. S. Bowman is Superintendent of Mines.
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The Bonanza Mining Company, E. F. Kincaid, Superintendent, Bingham Canyon, Utah, is producing about 25 tons of ore a day, from the further sinking of the 94-foot winze, sunk from the Niagara Tunnel. While the winze is going down on the edge of the deposit, where the ore is not so rich, it is averaging $8 gold, 35 to 37 percent iron, 14 ounces silver, 8 percent lead and 1 percent copper, and is returning a nice profit.

A much higher grade of ore will be stoped from the main ore body later. At another point, 35 feet above the Niagara Tunnel, the company is mining 35 tons of ore a day.
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The Century Consolidated Gold Mining Company, J. H. Marshall, General Manager, 501 Clift Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, is installing a Gardner-Denver compressor, in Boxelder County, and will immediately continue the 1,200-foot lower tunnel. The camp has been made comfortable, coal and supplies stored, and the old tunnel re-timbered, and re-tracked.
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The 500-foot tunnel of the Utah Ophir Mines Company in Ophir-Dry Canyon will be projected approximately 200 feet, to reach the intersection of the Bingham Ophir Fissure, with the Brooklyn limestone ore horizon, according to J. F. Featherstone, 309 Newhouse Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, President and General Manager.

No work will be attempted this winter at the Commodore Mines high up on the mountain, on account of the difficulty of getting supplies to camp. The Commodore is known to hold a large deposit of both high-grade, and low-grade silver ores.
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The name of the Greeley Mining and Milling Company, with property in the North Tintic District, in Utah, has been changed to the Gold Standard Mining Company. It is negotiating for control of a gold mine. R. M. Crocker, 1118 Newhouse Building, Salt Lake City, is Engineer for the company.
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The Utah Copper Company, D. D. Moffat, General Manager, Bingham Canyon, Utah, lost a power shovel and a drilling rig, in the recent landslide in its pit. The slide was several million tons of waste rock, which had been loosened by snow water, and weakened by fissures in the west quartzite, of the open pit. We understand that the company suffered no great loss.
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According to President L. N. Morrison, 1538 Princeton Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, the Tintic Lead Company has produced 500 carloads of ore from its Hornsilver Mine, at Frisco, during the past year. The ore carried gold, silver, and lead, and about 70 carloads of the total were yellow metal.

Since early fall, when the gold ore deposits showed higher values, Tintic Lead has shipped from four to five carloads of gold ore a week, out of a total production of nine to 10 carloads.
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It is understood that a new company, known as the Utah Gold Company, will operate the principal properties of the Fortuna Consolidated Mines Corporation, at Beaver, Utah. The Fortuna property comprises 18 patented claims, and one unpatented claim, belonging to Lumery and Moore, of Goldfield, Nevada.

The workings have been carefully examined and sampled, and show encouraging values in gold. Preliminary plans are to work through the United States Shaft, on the lower end of the Fortuna Queen, which has been re-timbered, and then through the Fortuna Independence and the Fortuna Gold claims.

The officers of the Fortuna Consolidated are: E. V. Anderson, President; H. A. Smith, Secretary, and E. C. McGarry, Treasurer. The officers of the operating company are: A. T. Burch of Los Angeles, President; S. B. Tuttle, Vice-President; and D. W. Jeffs, Secretary-Treasurer and Manager.
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The raise from the 2,200-foot Level of the Sioux Mines Company, at Eureka, Utah, has been in mineralized quartz for 20 feet, indicating its approach to the objective ore body. This ore is 250 feet east of the ore-bearing section on the upper levels, and is of special significance, because in that section of the district the veins are usually surrounded by barren quartz.

Operations are financed through assessments of 1/2 cent, levied at three-month intervals. Since the Tintic Standard shut down its Colorado and Iron Blossom Mines, President and General Manager E. F. Birch has been confronted with the additional expense of operating the Colorado Shaft, through which the Sioux operations are carried on.
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During the winter, the Bullion Chief Mining Company is storing concentrates from its underground 50-ton wet gravity concentrator, in bins, and when their capacity is exhausted, the No. 1 East Drift will be floored, and the concentrates piled there, awaiting a better market.

The mill is working on ore from the No. 1 Raise, where it has been followed 40 feet, and averages four and one-half feet across. The ore averages 7 to 8 percent lead, and 7 to 8 ounces silver to the ton. About 265 feet north of the No. 1 Raise, another raise is being started, and at a height of 75 feet, should connect with the old stopes above. Lloyd Hoskins, 1486 South Sixteenth East Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, is President and General Manager.
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The Bullion Canyon Gold Mining and Milling Company has installed seven carloads of machinery at its mine at Marysvale, Utah, and has placed it in operation. The new buildings have been completed, and it is expected that shipments will begin within 30 to 60 days.

At a meeting of the Board of Directors on December 27, the following officers and directors were elected to office: George Q. Morris, Acting President; C. P. Margetts, Vice-President; R. H. Cahill, Treasurer; M. L. Scott, Secretary; Dell Garff, G. H. Backman, A. J. Elggren, and Walter W. Steed.
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We understand that the tangled affairs of the Queen Esther Mining Company are being straightened out, and that it is planned to start development at Park City, Utah, early in the year. George S. Krueger is President of the company.
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Now that a number of obstacles have been overcome, the Eureka Standard Consolidated Mining Company, Lester R. Dobbs, Superintendent, Dividend, Utah, has resumed shaft sinking. The great drawback was the release of a flow of hot water, at a depth of 1,875 feet, and called for a change in pumping equipment.

The water was so hot that it would burn one’s hand, or about 183 degrees, and is an unusual development in a Tintic mine. At the present time, the flow is approximately 150 gallons a minute, and is being easily handled. The shaft has reached the 1,400-foot mark, and in another 50 or 100 feet, a station will be cut, and a drift started.
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UTAH MINING NEWS FEBRUARY 1931

UTAH MINING NEWS  MINING JOURNAL  February 15 1931

MINING METHODS AND COSTS AT SILVER KING COALITION MINES

Mining methods and costs at the Silver King Coalition property, at Park City, Utah, are the subject of a paper by M. S. Dailey, General Manager of Silver King Coalition Mines Company, which has been published by the United States Bureau of Mines, as one of its series covering mining practices, methods, and costs, in the various mining districts of the United States.

The property of Silver King Coalition is situated in the western part of the Park City Mining District, about one and one-half miles southwest of Park City, Utah. This district, famous for the richness, size, and continuity of its silver-lead ore deposits, was a farming community first, and a mining camp afterward. The area offered abundant pasturage and dense forests. Erosion had rounded off the mountains, and effectually concealed the vast mineral wealth lying below the surface.

The first mining claim in the district was located in 1869, 16 years after the pioneer farmers first settled in the district. Three years later, the Ontario Mine was located, an event that determined the future trend of the industrial operations at Park City.

The paper covers in detail, the prospecting and mining methods, underground haulage, hoisting, tramway, ventilation, sampling, and wage scales, at the Silver King. With the exception of a very small tonnage of crude ore, the entire output from the mine is treated in the company’s flotation concentrating mill.

Two products are made: One a high-grade lead-silver product, with small zinc values, and the other a zinc concentrate carrying a high zinc content, and minor values in silver and lead. In 1929, the Silver King Coalition Mines Company produced a total of 180,800 day tons of ore, 219 dry tons of this amount being crude smelting ore.

The remaining 179,989 tons of milling ore, were treated in the flotation mill, and 84,542 tons of lead concentrates and 14,642 tons of zinc concentrates were produced.

This bulletin is known as Information Circular 6871, published by the United States Bureau of Mines, Department of Commerce.
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The Lehi Tintic Mining Company, Charles Zabriskie, General Manager, 407 Clift Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, has assessed its stock 1 cent a share, hoping to be able to continue development and furnish employment. The management is firm in the belief that metal prices will come back to normal and are preparing themselves accordingly.

Present work is confined to the 1,250 Level, where lead values are considerably higher than on the levels above, and the ore carries some gold. The 950, 1,100, and 1,170 levels, also prove the vein and hold large tonnages of ore that will be mined later. I. L. Cromer is general superintendent at Eureka.
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Gold values are increasing in the crosscut being driven from the 600-foot vertical shaft of the Emerald Mining Company at Mammoth, Utah, Fred Wahlburg, superintendent. From 20 cents to $1 reported last November the gold content has increased to $6 to $18 a ton. The heading is nearing the old Diamond Shaft, from which considerable gold ore has been mined several years ago, and which is the objective of the crosscut.
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Considerable ore, that averages 30 percent lead, 10 ounces silver, and 40 cents in gold, has been developed by lessees in the Tetro claims, of the Plutus Mining Company, in the Tintic District. The ore is in a winze, 860 feet below the main tunnel of the Tetro workings, which are about 1,700 feet from the old No. 3 Shaft of the Chief Consolidated Mining Company. Arrangements are being made to ship the ore. Cecil Fitch, Dooly Block, Salt Lake City, Utah, is vice-president and general manager of both the Chief Consolidated and Plutus.
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The Utah Copper Company has made a substantial payment to the Bingham Metals Company for dumping rights. While the exact sum has not been made public, it is understood that it is sufficient to complete the development outlined for the 900 and 1,125 levels during this year.

The 900 Drift is believed to have entered the Armstrong fissure, but considerable work will have to be done before the fissure can definitely be determined. The vertical shaft has been sunk to a depth of 1,125 feet, and a station is being cut there, from which the Smith No. 2, the East, and the Armstrong fissures will be explored.

Gibson Berry is president and general manager of Bingham Metals.
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The Little May Mining Company, Axel Anderson, superintendent, Eureka, Utah, is sinking a winze on the Eureka Standard fissure, cut 989.5 feet east of the portal of the main Rothchild Tunnel. On the tunnel level, the fissure has been followed 223 feet northwesterly, and is mineralized throughout the entire distance.

The hanging wall is porphyry, and the footwall is monzonite, and assays taken along the vein show from .01 to .06 ounces gold, 2 to 7 ounces silver and a trace of copper. The winze has followed the vein to a depth of 22 feet and a steady increase has been found in the value of the ore.

One of the greatest assets in the development of the mine is the seven-inch churn drill hole that was sunk from the surface, to the Rothchild Tunnel, last May. It has supplied excellent ventilation.
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A well-mineralized fissure has been cut in Mississippian limestone formation, by the Northwest Crosscut, which the Star of Utah Mining Company has been advancing towards the Naildriver fissure. The newly opened fissure is seven feet between walls, and according to Superintendent John D. Fisher of Park City, has excellent indications for opening an ore body.
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L. B. Glafcke, who is superintending the property of the Frisco Silver Lead Mining Company, at Frisco, Utah, has returned from Salt Lake City, where he conferred with President L. F. Block, at 526 Atlas Building, and with officials of the Union Pacific railway, regarding carrying ore from Frisco, to the Salt lake smelters.

All that stands in the way of production is to let the contracts for trucking the ore from the mine, to Frisco. More than 800 tons of zinc-lead ore, and 15 tons of silver-lead ore, await shipment now.

The zinc-lead ore has been mined from the Double-Barrel Drift, in the King David property, operated under lease, and assays 85 percent zinc, and from 8 to 12 percent lead. Since it is sulphide, it will probably attract the attention of the paint companies.
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The Utah Lead Company, Jacob W. Young, mine superintendent, Marysvale, Utah, has resumed development with a force of 12 men. Some diamond drilling will be done to prospect the limestone beds below the Bully Boy Tunnel.

The company controls 28 patented mining claims, and millsites in the Ohio Mining District, seven miles from Marysvale, including the original Bully Boy and Dalton claims. The Dalton is equipped with a small mill and a tramway connects it with the Bully Boy, a mile distant. Power for development is furnished by the Telluride Power Company.
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MINING JOURNAL February 28 1931

UTAH

The latest report from the Chief Consolidated Mining Company, Cecil Fitch, General Manager, Dooly Block, Salt Lake City, Utah, is that ore assaying 30 percent lead and 10 ounces silver, has been opened in the Plutus Mine. The discovery was made in a winze 360 feet below the main tunnel, and 1,700 feet from the old No. 2 Shaft. Arrangements are being made to start shipping the ore.
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What is regarded the most promising showing since the ground came under its present management, has been opened by the Star of Utah Mining Company, at Park City, Utah. The discovery was made near the 3,000-foot point in the main development tunnel, and is 16 to 18 inches of galena. This is one of the enterprises being fostered by Charles Moore of Yuba City, California, and John D. Fisher is in charge of this particular branch.
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The United States Smelting, Refining and Mining Company, D. D. Muir, Jr., Manager, Newhouse Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, in the near future will repair one of its hoists. While the repairs are being made, the Midvale Plant may be closed down, but not for more than two days. The rumor that the plant might close for 10 days, or indefinitely, has been denied by the management.
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E. F. Birch, President and General Manager of the Sioux Mines Company, at Eureka, Utah, has made arrangements for a diamond drill, which will be used in prospecting, from the 400-foot raise driven above the 2,200 Level of the adjoining Iron Blossom ground.

The raise was driven in Sioux ground and its last 30 feet passed through a quartz formation that gives excellent promise of ore. The Sioux management has prospected with drills on two other occasions with good results.
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The Utah Bunker Hill Mining Company, John V. Long, General Manager, 425 Felt Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, is continuing its tunnel with average speed, to gain a depth of 600 feet on the fissures that averaged $29 a ton in lead, silver and gold, from surface shipments.

The tunnel is known as the 725-foot Level, and upon reaching the intersection of the fissures, it is planned to sink a winze to a depth of about 300 feet. Commercial ore has been opened at 18 points in the company’s 28 lode claims, and one of the seven shipments made, carried ore as rich as $52.75 a ton.
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Rich lead ore has been opened on the 900 Level of the Tintic Bullion Mine, by the North Lily Mining Company, that has all indications of developing into an important source of reserves. The ore is two feet wide and is farther west than any heretofore found in the property. It is believed to be a parallel channel to the main North Lily sulphide ore body. J. S. Finlay of Eureka, Utah, is Superintendent of mine operations.
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Bunches of ore, assaying up to 50 ounces silver, .12 ounces gold, and 22 percent copper, have been opened in the Eureka Bullion Mine, of the Chief Consolidated Mining Company, which is under lease to the North Lily-Knight Company.

The operating company is centering its attention on the development of the Eureka Bullion ground, and in sinking a deep shaft in the Big Hilt property, to the Ophir formation. J. O. Elton, 818 Kearns Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, is General Manager of the company.
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Work has been resumed on the Ruby Mine, in Box Elder Canyon, near Brigham City, Utah, according to Leo J. Nielsen, General Manager, and timber and other materials are on hand to continue the tunnel, already in several hundred feet. The mine had been closed down several months.
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The Park City Consolidated Mining Company, J. J. Beeson, general manager, 502 Scott Building, Salt Lake City, Utah, has opened an ore body on the 900-foot level of its property at Park City, that has the appearance of developing into a valuable source of revenue.

The strike was made 273 feet from the intersection of the Roosevelt and Silver veins. Where cut, the vein was four feet wide, and samples carried 80 ounces silver to the ton, but with further development, the vein has widened to five feet, and the entire face carries approximately 40 ounces silver to the ton.

The 57 men employed, accepted a 25-cent cut in daily wages, rather than reduce the payroll, which appeared necessary in order that the company continue operations. Very little stoping wilt be done until the silver market improves.
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Robert Burns, W. J. Burns, Dr. David Andrew, and H. O. Hall, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, have organized as the California Gold Corporation, for the development of eight claims in San Bernardino County, California, located early in the year by Robert Burns.

The location is about 15 miles north of Baker, on the Union Pacific Railroad, and is reached over the Zion National Park Highway (now I-15). [Salt Springs ?]  [goofy notes: the UPRR track wasn't anywhere near this area; only the Santa Fe RR far south at Ludlow.  Perhaps the writer was referring to the Tonopah & Tidewater RR that spurred from Ludlow, through the stop at Baker, and northward to Death Valley Junction and beyond.]

Burns took 14 samples at various points near the surface, and their assays ran between $6 and $65. Trenches, six to eight feet deep, are to be dug, and, if a promising showing is opened, an air compressor will be installed, and the ground thrown open to lease. It is estimated that the entire cost of mining, trucking, and shipping the ore to the Utah smelters, will not exceed $11 a ton.
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UTAH MINING NEWS MARCH 15 1931

THE MINING JOURNAL  MARCH 15, 1931

UTAH

The Eureka Standard Consolidated Mining Company, Lester R. Dobbs, superintendent, Dividend, Utah, has installed a new water column in its shaft. The change was made to handle an increased flow of water in the mine, and the larger lines are handling the flow without trouble. The mine produces gold-silver-copper ore, and is in excellent shape. The production of gold is increasing.
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A connection has been established between the 1,300-foot level of the Eureka Standard mine and the 1,450-foot level of the Iron King mine, 3,600 feet apart, in the East Tintic district in Utah. It has improved ventilation and both companies will benefit from the geological data learned in cutting the drift.
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The Rozelle Mining Company has cut two quartz dikes in andesite, on its Rob Roy property in the Marysville District, 15 miles north of Beaver, Utah. A sample from one of the dikes carried low values in gold and silver, and a sample from the other dike carded 10.88 ounces gold, and 78 ounces silver, to the ton.

Ten more dikes, the largest of which, is 60 feet wide and shows gold at the surface, are to be prospected by advancing the tunnel 900 feet. Frank Rozelle, Atlas Building, Salt Lake City, is manager.
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Control of the New Bingham Mary Mining Company, was purchased by the Utah Apex Mining Company, which acquired 501,000 shares of stock. Property of the New Bingham Mary Company is practically surrounded by the Utah Apex, the main tunnel of which passed through or close to New Bingham Mary ground. B. E. Haffenreffer, Jr., of Boston, Massachusetts, president of the Utah Apex Mining Company, was elected as president of the New Bingham Mary company, and J. A. Norden of Bingham, Utah - Apex general manager, vice-president.

A large ore body has been opened by the Utah Apex near the Bingham Mary sidelines on the 3,100 level, and the same conditions prevailed on the 1,000 and 1,050 levels, where the New Bingham Mary took out a considerable tonnage. The New Bingham Mary company will not be merged with the Utah Apex, but will retain its identity.
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The North Lily-Knight Company has stopped sinking the Big Hill shaft, at 1,710 feet. A station has been cut at 1,600 feet, and a drift started to the northeast, to connect with the North Lily 1,200-foot level extended into Eureka Bullion ground, under lease to the North Lily-Knight Company.

By making this connection, the company gets an outlet for ore and ventilation, and safety facilities are improved. The pumping plant at the North Lily shaft will be used to keep the Big Hill shaft free of water. A sinker pump will be installed in the bottom of the Big Hill shaft, and a booster pump on the North Lily 1,200 level, to lift the water to the 700 level.

The Big Hill shaft is to be continued to the 2,200 level, where the Cambrian quartz should lie. Exploration of the Ophir Hill formation will follow. S. O. Elton, Kearns Building, Salt Lake City, is general manager.
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The North Standard Mining Company, Roger McPolin, superintendent, Eureka, Utah, is focusing its development on the 1,400 level around the “B” raise, nearer the winze, and the southwest of the area in which recent work has been done.

The dip of the formation below the big cave on the 1,200 level is evidently to the southwest rather than to the northeast, as was at first thought. In places, good ore has been struck. By drifting to the southwest, the company will not only get below the big cave, but cut the downward extension of shoots opened on the 900 level, where the highest mineralization in the mine has been struck.


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UTAH MINING NEWS AUGUST 15 1931

UTAH MINING NEWS  THE MINING JOURNAL   August 15 1931

As is frequently the case, the Utah Bunker Hill Mining Company has opened a vein of zinc ore while developing the lead strike in the tunnel, or 725 level, in its property in Miners’ Canyon, not far from Grantsville, Utah. It strikes to the right of the tunnel where the lead ore lies and is entirely separate, thus simplifying milling and smelting, as the ore can be sorted and shipped without separation.

So far, the assays that have been run show an average of 71 per cent lead, from 15 to 46 ounces silver and from $2 to $4 in gold.  John V. Long, 425 Felt Building, Salt Lake City, is general manager.
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Negotiations are in progress by which the Colorado Consolidated Mines Company, a subsidiary of the Tintic Standard Mining Company, may acquire a block of stock in the Sioux Mines Company. The Sioux and Colorado own adjoining properties in the Tintic district, but both are idle now.  

E. F. Birch of Eureka, Utah, president and general manager of the Sioux, has levied an assessment of 1 cent a share, and with the funds he expects to liquidate an indebtedness and resume operations.
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The Utah Fire Clay Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, is transferring its machinery from a silica deposit at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon to a quartzite deposit in the Tintic district, near Eureka, Utah. The material will be mined and hauled out over a 700-foot spur now under construction by the Union Pacific Railroad.

It will be crushed twice and mixed with limestone to help bind it; wet and shaped into bricks; allowed to dry; and then burned. Utah Fire Clay has furnished the lining for the new smelter chimney of the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company at McGill, and others.
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The drift on the 600-foot level of the Emerald Mining Company at Mammoth, Utah, is getting close to the Sioux-Ajax fault zone, which has been highly productive in adjoining properties, according to 0. W. Crane, geologist, 304 Dooly Block, Salt Lake City.

This drift is being advanced southerly and its face is nearly 1,000 feet from the shaft. Not far back it opened a secondary iron formation and this will be explored after the drift undercuts certain ledges showing at the surface and which are the objective of the drift.
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Development during the month of June by the Century Consolidated Gold Mining Company has added approximately 10,000 tons of millable ore to the volume of reserves. Most of the development is being done in a southwest drift from the Susannah tunnel and its face shows a six-foot width of ore, that yields an average of $19.60 a ton.

Gold is the principal mineral. John C. Stewart, Park Valley, via Kelton, Utah, is mine superintendent.
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The Utah Gold Company, John Bestelmeyer, manager, Box 20, II. F. D. No. 2, Provo, Utah, has completed its assay office at the mine, north of Beaver, and financial arrangements have been made to sink the shaft another 100 feet, which will put the workings down near the 800-foot level. It is believed that the extension of the shaft will cut the vein that is being opened in the drift as the vein is sloping towards the shaft.
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Some good showings in gold ore have been opened in the property of the Oak Leaf Gold Mining Company, near Beaver, Utah, which has been under development for two years, according to Manager Wheatley.  An 808-foot tunnel has been in good quartz, that carries close to $20 in gold, for the last 30 feet and has broken into a Buckskin lime with an eight-foot vein that will run between $85 and $40 a ton in gold. On an adjoining claim, a three-foot vein of manganese ore that assays close to $25 in gold has been opened at shallow depth.
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Mining and shipping have been suspended and only a few men are getting ready for capacity production at the Yankee mines of the American Smelting and Refining Company in Mary Ellen Gulch, near American Fork, Utah, while the tramway is being constructed. It is being built by the Riblet Tramway Company of Spokane, which has engineered some of the most difficult construction in tramways that is known.

Supplies are trucked up the canyon to the lower terminal and from there are being delivered to the point of use ahead by “pioneer drive,” meaning that the tramway does its own hauling from the lower end upwards. The lower terminal at Deer Creek is at an altitude of 6,200 feet.

It will climb over the ridge between Major Evans and Mary Ellen Gulches, at an altitude of 10,500 feet, and descend to the Yankee mines at 9,200 feet. The job wilt be completed this fall and will eliminate five miles of steep grade, which is blocked in winter by snow and is dangerous to travel.
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The Seven Fissure Veins Mining Company, Frederick Crowton, Jr., president and general manger, 514 Sixth Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, is pushing development of a vein opened at the 450-foot point in its main tunnel. The vein has been followed 200 feet and is about eight feet wide.

Samples at the 150-foot point assayed 5 per cent copper, 7 ounces silver, and $1.50 in gold. At the 165 and 180-foot points assays were made for the gold content only and ran $3.50 and $5.50 a ton, respectively. Even stronger mineralization is expected at the intersection with the cross-vein, only a few feet ahead. It is planned to follow the cross-vein to its intersection with a vein opened at the 800-foot point in the main tunnel.
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The Marysvale Gold Mining Company, Claude Kenyon, mine superintendent, Marysvale, Utah, is getting assays ranging from .4 ounces to as high as 27.9 ounces silver and from $1.60 to $60.40 gold in the drift from the 400-foot point in the lower tunnel. The drift has been advanced 165 feet along a strong fissure and its objective is to get below the workings where high-grade ore was mined a few years ago.
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The Silver Contact Mining Company has contracted with B. C. Oglesby to carry on development in its property in American Fork Canyon, about 26 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. The work was started where it left off last fall on a gold-silver showing in the incline shaft and most of the attention will be given to developing the gold content in the ore. It is also planned to do some work in the upraise from the face of the main tunnel. H. P. Huey, 26 Exchange Building, Salt Lake City, is president and general manager.
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