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WASHINGTON MINING NEWS 1929

for MARCH 30, 1929   THE MINING JOURNAL

WASHINGTON

The Lone Star Mining and Development Company is understood to have outlined a program of development requiring an expenditure of approximately $250,000, which is to include $40,000 for the erection of an ore reduction plant. Financial arrangements are being handled by W. L. Eisen investment brokers. It is estimated that 110,000 tons of silver-lead ore are blocked out for milling in the company’s property, near Conconully, Washington.

The board of directors of the organization are as follows: Chris Bernard of Spokane, president; Gus Backlund of Coeur d’Alene, vice-president; George Qualey of Spokane, secretary-treasurer; C. E. Blackwell of Okanogan and Major Winfield Harper of Wenatchee. Offices are maintained at 1215 Old National Bank Building, Spokane.
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N. C. Sheridan, Coeur d’Alene, mine operator, has become associated with the Snowdrift Mining Company, operating near Turk in southern Stevens County, Washington. It is proposed to add tables to the mill on the property to save the coarse copper and regrind the tailings and put them through a flotation plant.
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The Bonanza King Mining Company, G. A. King, manager, Bossburg, Washington, placed its mill in operation and within a short time expects to be treating ore at capacity of 100 tons every 24 hours. This plant is equipped with rock crusher, two sets of jigs, roll mill, two flotation cells, two blades and the latest improved filter. Al Denoo of Tekoa, president; Lee Howard of Spokane, vice-president; Edward Schmidt, secretary-treasurer, and Mr. King make up the operating personnel.
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A truckload of ore from the tunnel in the Sterrett property, near Northport, Washington, has been shipped to the Kellogg smelter. This mine is operated on a royalty basis by W. B. Simmons, and upon receipt of a return from the smelter that will insure profitable operation, regular shipments will be made.
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Stockholders of the Electric Point property at Northport, Washington, unanimously voted to turn over their property on March 15 to the Northport Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada, Ltd.

The stockholders will receive nothing, but the new operators have assumed all obligations and debts, amounting to about $40,000, and will make payments as the mine is being worked. The Northport company has also closed a deal for the Gladstone Mountain mine, adjoining, which is to be taken over on the same date. It is probable that the two mines will be worked together.
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The Metaline Mining and Leasing Company, Oscar DeCamp, superintendent, Metaline, Washington, has cut ore in the Intermediate tunnel about 90 feet before expected. One shift is advancing the tunnel six feet daily and another shift will be added as soon as the weather permits.
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Preparations are being made to sink a prospect shaft at the property of the Scandinavian Pend Oreille Mining Company at Metaline, Washington, I. W. Luhr, president and manager. Five men are engaged in the work. This company is just beginning the development of about 300 acres.
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The Shamrock Silver-Lead Mines, Inc., has been organized recently for the development of the Herman, Anderson, Shamrock and the Hidden Treasure group of mining claims on Iron Creek, a few miles northeast of Keller, Ferry County, Washington.

This organization is backed by Seattle capital and is incorporated with 8,000,000 shares of 50 cents par value. The officers and directors are: Guy B. Walker, Moore Hotel, Seattle, president; L. F. Callahan of Spokane vice-president; Robert Weinstein of Spokane, secretary-treasurer; J. E. Angle of Spokane, mine manager, and Lloyd B. Walker of Seattle. The principal office is 705 Mohawk Building, Spokane.

The property is well equipped with living quarters, assay office, 100-horsepower steam boiler, 708-cubic foot steam driven air compressor, one drill Gardner compressor driven by a Fordson tractor and a complete set of underground tools and machinery. To provide more economical operation the company will install a Diesel plant to replace steam power.
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The United Treasure group of three claims near the International boundary in Stevens County, Washington has been purchased by H. A. Blenz. ft is said that the sum of $10,000 was involved in the deal.
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goofballnut

WASHINGTON MINING NEWS APRIL 15 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL  April 15 1929

WASHINGTON

The Shamrock Silver-Lead Mines, Inc., has opened a body of high-grade milling ore in its property, near Keller, Washington, according to James E. Angle, mine manager. The crosscut has been advanced 15 feet in ore without reaching the wall of the vein and while no assaying has been done the ore has the appearance of carrying 30 ounces silver and 5 per cent lead per ton.
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Additional equipment, including a pump and gasoline hoists, is being installed by the Pacific Mutual Silver Lead Company near Keller, Washington. Development will be centered on deepening the No. 2 federal shaft 200 feet and drifting into the mountain from that depth to get under a proven body of ore opened by the Bunker Hill and the Mammoth shafts. By this method a depth of about 1,200 feet can be gained.

During the past few months a boarding house and blacksmith shop have been built and an air receiver and other equipment installed. Considerable ore is ready for milling. C. A. Gray, Symons Building, Spokane, is secretary and general manager of the Pacific Mutual Silver Lead.
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The Mining Corporation of America has been organized recently under the laws of  Washington to take over the property of the Venus Silver Mines Company, operating near Fruitland, Washington. The new directors are H. Heineman and Richard Ott of Ritzville, F. G. Grant of Tekoa, W. W. Gifford of Seattle and J. W. Bayley of Fruitland and this is the same board as governs the Venus Company. The capital stock in the Mining Corporation is 350,000 shares of no par value.
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A crew has started pumping water from the shaft of the Loon Lake Copper-Silver Mining Company at Loon Lake, Washington, and expects to un-water the 300 level within 30 days. The shaft is being re-timbered and a boiler is being taken in to furnish power for pumping.

Evan Morgan is manager. Shipments of rich copper ore have been made from the 300-foot level, but the slump in copper after the war made further shipping unprofitable. A body of rich sulphide ore is known to exist at the 600-foot level and the shaft will be sunk to this depth.
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The Grandview Mining Company. B. H. Stewart, general manager, made its initial shipment of zinc-lead concentrates from the new mill at Metaline Falls, Washington, to the smelter at Kellogg, Idaho, and regular consignments are to follow. The mill is working three shifts daily at a capacity of 350 tons and costs of production are not higher than $2 per ton. The ore for milling is supplied from two raises to the surface and several other raises will be driven in developing and mining the ground.
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The Livingston Placer Mines, Inc., which is sponsored by Ralph Douglas of Seattle, financial broker, commenced operations on March 15. About 2,500 yards of gravel are going through the sluice boxes daily and an average recovery is being made of nearly 1 per cent in black sand concentrates. So far, the gravel has averaged 50 cents per yard.  The Livingston management expect to handle more than a half million yards this year.

Prominent Tacoma and Seattle capitalists are behind the project and the company is fully financed. Application for listing of the stock will be made shortly on the recognized stock exchanges.
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The Fred B. and Jay Gould groups of mines, near Chewelah, Washington, owned by the Chewelah Silver-Lead Company and Alex Morrison, have been purchased by O. C. Niles and associates of Spokane.  The consideration is reported to be $50,000.  

It is planned to start work as soon as a gas engine and two-drill compressor can be purchased and installed. More than $50,000 worth of silver-lead ore have been shipped from the Jay Gould mine and the Fred B. claim is opened by an 800-foot tunnel and some drifts.
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Stockholders of the Chloride Queen mine, 12 miles north of Colville, Washington, have organized the Union Mining and Smelting Company, under which name future development will be conducted. It
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is planned to run a long tunnel to tap the sulphide ore. D. B. Zent, Symons Building, Spokane, has been manager of the property for several years and stated that work will be started shortly.
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The Commodore Mines Corporation is pouring cement foundations for a Diesel engine, sawmill and a Sullivan compressor, according to President Matt Baumgartner, 328 Lindelle Block, Spokane. The lower tunnel will be continued to a depth of 500 feet below the Queen shaft as soon as the machinery is in place.

About two carloads of ore, assaying close to 100 ounces silver per ton, are ready for shipment as soon as the roads are in condition, and milling ore will be taken out as soon as the mill is installed.
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The Metaline Contact Mines Company, S. W. O’Brien, president, Metaline, Washington, has a crew at work on the northern section of its property, which is about two and one-half miles south of the International boundary. This company has increased its holdings to nearly 4,000
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It is said that the Scandinavian Pend Oreille Mining Company, I. W. Luhr, president and manager, Metaline Falls, Washington, has let a contract for 2,000 feet of churn drilling. Work is to start at once.
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Conrad Wollie, mine operator, 405 Mohawk Building, Spokane, Washington, has taken over the Blackhawk group of mines in the Metaline district in Washington, adjoining the Reeves-McDonald property.  Present work is confined to open cuts, which are reported to have exposed a wide vein of lead, zinc and silver values.  Later, a compressor and machinery necessary for more exploration will be installed.
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goofballnut

WASHINGTON MINING NEWS JUNE 30 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL  JUNE 30 1929

WASHINGTON

President C. H. Groth, of Bellingham, Washington, and Trustees Charles Grelf and Phil Bardon, of the Verona Mining Company, have returned from a two-day trip to Seattle, where they made all arrangements for the purchase, packing and shipment of a 50-ton Faust concentrating plant.

The equipment will be set up at the company’s property, comprising 820 acres, 18 miles from Glacier Station on the Milwaukee Railroad. Two parallel veins of galena ore, each averaging eight feet in diameter and carrying gold, silver, lead and zinc values averaging $12.50 per ton, cross the property, and it is estimated that there are more than 100,000 tons of this grade of ore available. Power will be developed in Bagley Creek.  This equipment will be supplemented by a flotation plant, which is to be ready for operation in July.
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The Alder mining property, near Twisp, Washington, has been taken over by L. K. Armstrong, 720 Peyton Building, Spokane, and associates. This is a promising gold-copper mine, and 15 men are employed in exploring the ground through tunnels.
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A group of Roslyn, Washington, men, headed by Earl B. Crane of Portland, Oregon, have taken an option on the property of the Glacier Peak Mining and Smelting Company, comprising 25 unpatented quartz claims, 18 miles from Lake Chelan in Snohomish County, Washington. The option is for a consideration of $400,000, to be paid over a period of five years.  Large deposits of low-grade copper ore and compounds of molybdenum have been found in the district, but inaccessibility has retarded development.
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The Consolidated Mercury Mining Company, F. B. Prescott, president and general manager, 1007 A Street, Tacoma, Washington, is crosscutting from a new tunnel run from the foot of the hill to reach the vein and will develop the ore above the tunnel level.  Upon its completion, a retort will be installed for the reduction of the cinnabar ore.
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A crew of men under the direction of C. J. White of San Diego, California, is at Spirit Lake, near Kelso, Washington, in connection with the development of the Coe Copper Mines. Transportation has been a great drawback, and for 20 years no work has been done.
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goofballnut

WASHINGTON MINING NEWS SEPTEMBER 30 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL  SEPTEMBER 30 1929

WASHINGTON

The Verona Mining Company, C. B. Groth, president, 2809 Victor Street, Bellingham, Washington, is erecting a two-story building, at its property, near Shuksan, in the Mt. Baker District, the first floor of which, will be an office, dining room, kitchen and commissary, and the upper floor will be sleeping quarters.

A compressor house, laboratory and blacksmith shop are being set up also. Considerable mining machinery, including hoisting equipment has already been taken to the mine, and the remaining equipment is being taken in as rapidly as possible.

Plans are to install a Hardinge conical ball mill, having a capacity of 25 to 50 tons daily, together with primary and secondary Blake crushers, a Wilfley concentrating table, and flotation machinery. As soon as the camp buildings are completed, work will be resumed in the mine.
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A spur track is being installed to the property of the MacMyrl Talc Mining and Milling Company, near Rockport, Washington, and a small mill having a capacity of 15 tons daily has been purchased. In the mine the west crosscut has been driven 43 feet and has revealed a ledge of black talc and the east crosscut is in the main ore body and will be continued to the hanging wall. C. H. McLean is manager and mine superintendent, and W. P. Stockdale has charge of underground work.
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The Silver Glance Mines Development Company has been organized by A. B. Elliott and William H. Kinnon of Colville, Washington, and associates, to operate, under lease, the upper workings of the Commodore Mine in the Deer Trail District, Stevens County. The new organization has a capital stock of 1,000,000 shares of 10 cents each.
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It is understood that the British-American Mines and Smelter Corporation, which is a subsidiary of the British-American Consolidated Properties, Ltd., has closed a deal for the purchase of the Lone Star group of mines at Conconully, Washington. Chris Bernhard of Spokane, president of the Lone Star Mining Company, negotiated the sale. The property includes approximately 1,850 acres of land and the new owners intend to spend $40,000 in developing the ground.
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The Molybdenum Mines Company, recently organized, has taken over a group of 12 mining claims in Deep Creek, 59 miles along a good automobile road from Naches on the Northern Pacific railway.
E. C. Young of Wallace, Idaho, expects to go to the property during September and will be in active charge of development work.

Yakima, Washington, is the principal place of business. Edwin Fitch of Buena, one of the locators of the claims, is president of the company; Victor Cresci of Grandview is vice-president, and Fred Parker of Yakima is secretary.
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E. C. Owen, chief owner of the Lucille mining property, near Boundary, Washington, has been performing assessment work on that group, and on the Keystone, which he owns also. A good road has been made between these two mines.
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The Pullman Mining and Milling Company, A. B. Baker, president and manager, Pullman, Washington, has opened a 10-foot vein of copper, gold, silver and lead ore, followed by the discovery of a body of chalcopyrite ore, which has been the objective of development. This property is well equipped with machinery, a new compressor capable of running three drills being installed. It is planned to take out ore for shipment as soon as boat service is resumed on the Snake River.
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The Royal Development Company, Jay Lonergan, chief engineer, Leavenworth, Washington, is making preparations to build a pilot mill to test out the ores, and prepare a flow sheet, for a large concentrator. Development has continued over a number of years and a large tonnage of ore, carrying copper and silver values, has been made available for milling.

The Trinity Tunnel is more than 10,000 feet in length and is equipped with an electric haulage system, with a trolley locomotive running on a four-foot track. This locomotive can travel 15 miles an hour with safety. Ventilation of the tunnel is accomplished by 10 booster fans installed at the entrance to the tunnel. The power plant utilizes water from Phelps Creek, near the St. Francis tunnel, and two remaining power sites are owned by the company.
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The Gladding McBean Company of Seattle, Washington, is hauling an average of eight carloads, or 440 tons, of clay each week to the Rock Island railroad station, from where it is shipped to Renton and mixed with other clays on the company in making brick.

As soon as the repair work is completed on the Columbia River Bridge, the output will probably be doubled. The crew has been reduced to 16 men since mine cars were constructed. Mr. Martin is chemical engineer and manager at the mine, which is located about four miles from Wenatchee.
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C. H. Ballard of Twisp, Washington, president and manager of the Azurite Gold Mining Company, has purchased about 15 tons of supplies and provisions, and has made arrangements for their transportation to the mine.

The old Hart Trail, a narrow gauge wagon road built for four-wheeled trucks of 22-inch tread, is being repaired so that machinery can be taken to the district. Upon the completion of this road and the installation of machinery, miners will be employed by the Azurite Company.
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It is understood that the Shamrock Silver-Lead Mines, Inc., James E. Angle, mine manager, Keller, Washington, is considering erecting a concentrator. For some time, the company has been drifting in ore that contains good values in silver and lead.
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LIVINGSTON PLACER INCREASES ITS ACTIVITY IN SWAUK CREEK

The Livingston Placer Mines, Inc., operating a large hydraulic development, in the Swauk Creek District in Kittitas County, Washington, now has a force of 18 men working in three eight-hour shifts, three big monitors handling about 2,500 yards daily through the sluices.

A sawmill has been purchased and will be used to cut all the timber needed by the company for its operations, amounting in the near future to several hundred thousand feet.

“Five 1,000-watt flood lights are used at night to facilitate operations,” said president William J. Rogers of Seattle, “and everything now is progressing satisfactorily. We have three Wilfiey and one Kirk table in continuous operation, in addition to the big 85-bucket elevator, which handles the heavier stuff.

We are very much gratified with our gold showings and expect to have something very interesting to report when we make our first cleanup.” D. E. Sayre is the superintendent in charge of operations.

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goofballnut

WASHINGTON MINING NEWS OCTOBER 15 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL  OCTOBER 15 1929

WASHINGTON  

Reports on the progress made in diamond drilling, by the Metaline Mining and Leasing Company, R. W. Loyd, superintendent, Metaline, Washington, are that six holes have been driven, aggregating 1,300 feet. Five of these cut ore at from 50 to 100 feet below the surface and the average width of the metallic content is 27 feet.
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On the easterly extension of the Cliff Ore Body, the Grandview Mining Company, R. H. Stewart, general manager, Metaline, Washington, has proven enough tonnage available by churn drilling to supply the 200-ton mill at capacity for about 18 months. The metallic content of the ore runs from 6 to 10 per cent, combined lead and zinc values.

Mill tests have proven that ore running as low as 4 per cent zinc and 2 per cent lead can be mixed profitably if handled on a large scale. Concentrates from the Grandview mill are shipped to the electrolytic zinc plant at Kellogg, Idaho, and a large part of the profit is used in continuing churn drilling in the mine.
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On September 17, two bars of gold bullion, were shipped from the Boundary Red Mountain Mine in Whatcom County, Washington, to the mint at San Francisco. This represented the cleanup for the month of August and amounted to $8,492.30. A. H. Westall of Sardis, British Columbia, is mine superintendent, and George Wingfield of Reno, Nevada, is president of the company.
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Four suits have been filed against the Wearea Mining Corporation and C. M. Huddle, one of the largest stockholders and former manager of the Almeda Mine, near Grants Pass, Oregon, to restrain operations on the Riverside Placer Extension Claim, and the Fraser Placer Claim. The Wearea Company recently announced the reopening of the Almeda Mine, which has been closed since 1916.
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The Wannicut Mill and Reduction Company, which is making preparations to install a custom mill in Okanogan County, has established an office at 333 Doneen Building, Wenatchee, Washington. Offices of the Central Washington Mining Council are located there also. Between 12 and 15 properties are understood to be opening up in the Wannicut Lake District, west of Oroville.
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The Loon Lake Copper-Silver Mining Company, Loon Lake, Washington, Evan Morgan, manager, has unwatered its shaft below the 350 level, where a cave-in revealed high-grade ore. A 40-horsepower hoisting engine is used in unwatering and about 600 gallons of water are taken from the shaft every five minutes.

On both the 200 and 300 levels, chalcopyrite was found mixed with bornite, from four to eight feet in thickness. Assays showed from 26.5 to 47.5 per cent copper, and by hand sorting shipments could be made without milling. Mr. Morgan and Ben Cohn, 722 Riverside Street, Spokane, president of the company, have just returned from Vancouver, British Columbia.
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It is understood that eight inches of high-grade silver ore have been opened in the Plata Rica mine, near Deer Trail, Stevens County, Washington. Some of the assays have returned from 150 to 300 ounces silver to the ton. E. B. Sargeant, attorney, G. N. Depot, Spokane, Washington, owns this property.
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goofballnut

WASHINGTON MINING NEWS OCTOBER 30 1929

THE MINING JOURNAL FOR OCTOBER 30 1929

WASHINGTON

The Pend Oreille Mines and Metals Company, L. P. Larson, president, Old National Bank Building, Spokane, which a short time ago entered a $5,000,000 constructive program, is building a large boarding house and power plant, west of the Pend Oreille River, where the mine deposits are located.

A 2,000 ton unit of a milling plant is to be set up on the east side of the river, near the town of Metaline Falls, Washington, and connected with the mines by a tram, bridge and probably a tunnel under the river. Further plans include the construction of an electrolytic zinc plant that can turn out 50 tons of refined zinc daily. It will be similar to the Sullivan electrolytic zinc plant in the Coeur d’Alene District in Idaho.
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It is understood that the Wannicut Mill and Reduction Company, Major Winfield Harper, president, Wenatchee, Washington, will receive quantities of ore as small as one ton to encourage the small mines in the Wannicut Lake District. Several mines in that locality are developed to the point where they can furnish from one to 10 tons daily for an indefinite period.
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The Deertrail Monitor Mines Company, J. Richard Brown, president and general manager, 316 Rookery Building, Spokane, intends to do about 1,000 feet of drifting in its property, in the Deertrail District, in Washington. Ten men are employed, under the direction of Mine Superintendent S. Warburton.
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The Silver Creek Copper Mining Company has been incorporated by J. W. Craig, Fred Magnuson, and Edward T. Swanson, all of Index, Washington, to work the Broken Ridge group of mining claims. Capitalization is $250,000. The property comprises 17 claims, located by the above men in October, 1923.

Development has been continuous since the ground was located and includes several tunnels, the longest being the lower tunnel, 450 feet. Construction of the Index-Galena highway is affording transportation for mines in Snohomish County, that could not be operated up to this time. The Silver Creek will install water power and machinery for further development.
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The Chief Barnaby Mines Company, Arthur E. Aikman, N4023 Madison Street, Spokane, has purchased an additional 120 acres adjoining its holdings at Kettle Falls, Washington. Long Brothers are driving a tunnel under contract. In the 35 feet of tunnel completed, silver-lead ore has been opened across a width of four feet.
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According to General Manager H. C. Topping, the Acme Consolidated Mines Company, Orient, Washington, is making arrangements to sink its shaft 150 feet.  The company is operating under bond, and for lease, and is both producing and developing gold and silver ores. Nine men are on the payroll. H. P. Berg, 1321 Puget Sound Bank Building, Tacoma, is president of Acme Consolidated, and S. A. McCoy, 832 Old National Bank Building, Spokane, is consulting engineer.
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Plans for the immediate sinking of 300 feet of shaft, putting in a new hoist, etc., have just been announced by the Sunset Copper Company, E. A. Sims, president and general manager, Port Townsend, Washington. The mine is at Index, where mining and milling operations require the services of 73 men. The mill has a capacity of 190 tons daily, equipped with modern machinery. Ed. C. Morse is general superintendent at Index.
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The Consolidated Mercury Mining Company, Frank B. Prescott, president and general manager, 1007 A Street, Tacoma, is breaking ground for a new 30 to 50-ton Gould retort at Morton, Washington. Six men are employed.
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The Idaho Lime Company, J. H. Evans, president and general manager, Bossburg, Washington, is producing with 35 men on the payroll. The company has six kilns with a capacity of 10 tons each, and is mining its lime from an open quarry. Capacity for hydration is 16 tons daily.
H. A. Croonquist is general superintendent of operations.
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A 50-ton Raymond Impact pulverizer is to be installed by the MacMyrl Talc Mining and Milling Company, Inc., C. H. McLean, superintendent, Chelan, Washington. Eleven men are employed. William O’Connor of Okanogan, Washington, is president of the concern and Fred Hubbard is general manager.
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According to General Manager William J. Priestley of Miller River, a 100-ton mill is to be built at the property of the National Gold Corporation in King County, Washington. Hydroelectric energy will be used in operating the mill. In the mine, gold, silver, lead and arsenic ores are found and can be mined through the tunnels by gravity. The number of employees varies from 14 to 28.
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The Western Premier Mining Company has been organized by A. J. Diedrich and J. H. Gunther of Valley, Washington, to operate the Skookum ground, and the Edwin Seaman property, about nine miles west of Valley. Western Premier has a 10-year lease with option to purchase for $15,000. Copper is the principal mineral in the Seaman ground, which comprises 40 acres. Open cuts and trenching has shown assays of 31.6 per cent copper and 1 ounce silver to the ton.
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goofballnut

WASHINGTON MINING NEWS NOVEMBER 30 1929

WASHINGTON   THE MINING JOURNAL   November 30 1929

The Grandview Mining Company, H. H. Stewart, general manager, has shipped 11½ carloads of ore from its property at Metaline, Washington, during the month of October. This production was accomplished with a reduced force in the mine and mill, and is nearly double that of the preceding month. Churn drilling is still in progress and some good ore is being located. One hole shows 9.9 percent zinc, within 60 feet of the tunnel, and another is in good lead values.
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As soon as the power plant on Flume Creek is completed, the Pend Oreille Mines and Metals Company at Metaline Falls, Washington, will start driving a new tunnel from the Hidden Falls Claim, to tap the Josephine workings, at a depth of 450 feet below the collar of that shaft. This tunnel is to be the main working adit for the Josephine-Sullivan ore bodies, where diamond drilling revealed good ore. Construction of the four-story hotel and three-story office building, started last summer, is progressing nicely.
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Equipment valued at approximately $2,500, has been purchased for the Copper Zone Mine on Ruby Mountain, 14 miles from Okanogan, Wash. It includes a 10-ton roller mill, Wilfley tables, a set of rolls and crusher. A ledge of silver ore, 10 feet wide, and worth $20 per ton, has been opened. Bert Hayes of Okanogan is working the mine.
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Perry, Moriarity and Turk, lessees, are mining a carload of ore a month from a 15-inch vein in the United Copper Mine at Chewelah, Washington. The ore carries 200 ounces silver per ton, accompanied by copper values. Royalties accrue to the Chewelah Union Mining Company, owning the United Copper property.
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The Cascade Mineral Corporation is developing the Thunder Creek group of six patented claims, on Thunder Creek, 52 miles from Rockport, Washington, and about 100 miles northeast of Seattle. Twelve men are on the payroll. Two tunnels have opened the mine, to lengths of 708 and 500 feet.

About 20,000 tons of ore have been blocked out in the No. 2 tunnel, and assays taken on cross sections of the ore, returned an average of $45 per ton. More than 10,000 tons of ore have been exposed in the lower tunnel. The property includes a five-acre patented millsite, and tests have shown that a 50-ton flotation mill can treat the ore profitably. Henry S. Volkmar, 412 Washington Building, Seattle, is president and general manager of the company, and Olav Drange is mine superintendent.
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The tunnel of the Metaline Mining and Leasing Company, Metaline, Washington, is within 40 feet of the secondary ore body disclosed by a vertical diamond drill. This ore is directly under the original deposit, and according to the drill core, is 10 feet thick.

The latest acquisition of the company is 90 acres, between its property, and the Sterling ground. Metaline Mining and Leasing now controls about 500 acres. S. Harry Draper, S2109 Grand Street, Spokane, is president of the company and H. W. Loyd is superintendent.
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The St. Helens Copper Company, C. W. Riddell, general superintendent, is preparing to block out ore and erect a concentrating plant at its property at Spirit Lake, near Kelso, Washington. Twelve men are on the company payroll. C. J. White is general manager of the company and headquarters are maintained at 1290 Gaviota Avenue, Long Beach, California.
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John Gorrien of Minneapolis is looking over the property of the Washington Black Rock Mining Company at Northport, Washington, which was a regular shipper of high-grade ore, until a year ago, when the vein pinched out, and work ceased.

The ground is equipped with power, a compressor and necessary mining equipment. Diamond drilling is to be done on new leads that give promise of yielding ore.  W. L. Colyer, 712 La Sell Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is president of the company.
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Bert Hayes has uncovered a ledge of silver-lead ore in the Silver Zone Mining Claim, on Peacock Mountain, near Pateros, Washington, and has purchased a 10-ton mill at the Price Mine. Hayes has taken a one-year lease on the Silver Zone from his co-worker, L. Funk, and is preparing the ground for production in the spring.
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