UTAH MINING NOTES.
Special Correspondence of the Engineering and Mining Journal.
Tintic, for a long time considered a third-rate mining camp, is now rapidly moving to the front. Very important developments have been made in a number of the mines there recently; notably those in the Elmer Ray and in the Crismon-Mammolh. The last-named property is bonded in New York at a high figure. In this mine, recent developments have all been in the north drift, which is run from the lower tunnel along the east wall of the vein 400 feet. A number of west cross-cuts from the drift have been run, developing a vein of ore which averages twelve feet in thickness, which samples from $5 to $350 per ton, the average of thirty-one samples being $43. The last cross-cut, made from the face of the north drift, and completed on Saturday night, shows the vein at that point to be thirty-one feet thick, eighteen inches of which is gold ore carrying $500 to the ton.
In the Elmer Ray, a property owned in Chicago, a bonanza has been developed. Two shafts, 235 feet apart, are down on the vein 150 feet, at which depth they are connected by a level. Other levels and cross-cuts show the average width of the vein to be sixteen feet, carrying about four feet of ore, which will sample 100 ounces of silver and $8 gold. This ore-vein carries seams which, in places, are almost pure metallic silver. (I herewith mail you a lean specimen.) The Tintic Mining and Mill-ing Company has purchased the Wyoming ten- stamp mill at Homens-ville, about ten miles distant from the Elmer Ray mine, and proposes starting it up in the course of a few days on Elmer Ray ores.
The melting snows in Bingham Cañon are flooding some of the mines. The workmen in the Lead mine were driven out of the works on Sunday by water pouring in upon them through an old shaft. The delays thus occasioned will be only temporary.
In Parley's Park, the Ontario Company has its mill fully repaired. The new roasting-furnaces will be completed in a day or two, when the mill will be started up. The McHenry mine, also in the Park, and situated on the Ontario belt, has large bodies of ore in reserve, and active operations will be resumed at this mine very soon. Mr. R. C. Chambers, of the On-tario, is authority for the declaration that it is one of the largest mining-properties of the territory. Adjoining the McHenry is the Hawkeye, owned here and in New York. Pumps and hoisting-machinery have been ordered for this mine, and will be put in as soon as possible.
Full reports have not yet been made on the two strikes in the Kearsarge mine, Dry Cañon, made last week.
The Old Telegraph smelter is running but one stack; the Brooks, the same. All the other smelters are shut down, waiting for the roads to the mines to improve, so that ores can be brought to market.
The Utah Southern Extension is now completed to Milford, a town about fifteen miles from the Horn-Silver mine, and the company will commence running regular trains from that point on the 7th instant.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, May 5. YOSEMITE.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.