SILVER REEF MINING NEWS.
Special Correspondence of the Engineering and Mining Journal.
Mr. T. D. McMasters, recent foreman of the Stormont Company's mill at Silver Reef, is here, and from him I learn that the silver sandstone dis-trict of Southern Utah never looked as well as it does to-day. In the Last Chance mine, the Stormont Company has opened a stratum of ore three feet thick and sixty feet in length, which samples from 80 to 140 ounces of silver to the ton. In the Buckeye, the company has struck two new ore-bodies on the lower levels, 160 feet below the surface. In the Stormont mine, the water has caused a suspension of operations ; but a new shaft is shortly to be commenced, and driven down with a view to developing the property. The Christy's mines are all looking very well, with large ore-reserves in sight. This company's mines have been resur-veyed on the surface and in the underground workings, preparatory to making a set of office maps. The new pans and settlers are ready to be placed. Professor Maynard has just finished inspecting the Barbee & Walker mine, which is yielding $1000 worth of ore daily, and has $100,000 worth in sight. The professor estimates the slimes to be worth $60,000. The mine never showed as well as at the present time. The Kinner is bonded to the Stormont Company, and the developments made in the mine since the bond was taken are so flattering that the sale is considered certain. The ore from the Kinner is reduced at the Stormont mill. The Leeds Company's mill cleaned up last month and shut down.
At the Jordan, the ore-body has been stripped by three open cuts on the vein which shows average thickness of eighty feet of ore, while the upper levels have been opened 200 feet along the strike of the vein. Man-ager Holden says the company's new sixty-stamp mill will be finished about July 10th. The Yosemite No. 2 is making an excellent showing. It is opened by 950 feet of tunnel and a 450-foot shaft, showing a continuous ore-body of from two to six feet in thickness, and is shipping about 100 tons of ore per month. No stoping is being done, the ore taken out com-ing exclusively from the points of development in the mine. In the Tie-waukee, the main incline is being pushed down, and is demonstrating the existence there of a good mine, which is now paying handsomely; that is, about $10,000 per month, clear of all expenses. Prospecting in Bingham has been resumed and is going on quite actively. The mines of the dis-trict are generally showing very well.
There are no new developments in the Shaughnessy-Ontario suit to re-port. The main shaft in the Ontario is being sunk for the 700-foot level. The mine is showing well at every point of development. The Empire is said to be looking well. Work on the 400 is being pushed. The Hawkeye has been incorporated in St. Paul, Minn., for $2,500,000, 100,000 shares, $25 each. The patent covers a very fine vein of ore which has been opened at numerous places on the surface, but never to any considerable depth, on account of the large flow of water carried between the walls. Pumps and hoisting-machinery are being put in the mine, which will, during the present season, be developed. The Park City is down over 300 feet, and it is the intention of the company to sink 600 feet before drifting for the vein.
is the name of a new mining district situated in Iron County, Utah. The metal in the veins discovered is chiefly antimony, the ore carrying an average of forty-five per cent of this metal. YOSEMITE.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, June 4.
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