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Four-Foot Vein of Quartz Absolutely in Place
in the Big Fissure Which Runs to the
Full Length of the Claim - Stein-
Heimer Property Begins
Steady Production

The Mining Investor, May 20, 1909, page 68

(By Jack Bell.)

Rawhide, Nev., May 20. - Fifty tons of ore from the McMann claim of the Steinhelmer estate, controls from which show a value of $85.00 per ton, left Schurz this morning for the Selby smelter. This is the beginning of steady production from the Steinheimer property, which is assuredly one of the big things of the district. An increased force of men has been put to work on this ground including the Dolly shaft, which is on the west line of the estate.

The Queen Bethania Mining company, on block 5 of the Queen Bethania claim of Bethania Mines opened the real sensation of the distribut when they uncovered a four-foot vein of quartz absolutely in place in the big north and south fissure which runs the full length of the Queen Bethania claim, and which is known as the Bell lode. Ever since the sensational finds in the shafts operated by the Little Four and Bridges-Daniels leases, it has been a matter of close prospecting to determine where the rich float comes from, there having already been made one shipment of this high grade ore. As is generally the case the shoot in all its glittering richness was found where least expected, being covered with volcanic mud for a depth of but two feet. At this time the work has progressed to the five-foot mark and shows increased values and somewhat greater width. It is by far the most important discovery that has ever been made in the immediate Rawhide district, considering a secure vein, values and consistent and evenly distributed richness. A shaft will be broken out immediately and the work of development on a big scale commenced. The assay value of the ore shows between six and eight ounces in gold with no silver. The character of the ore is massive and of the soft quartz variety with talc and jasper together layong on the footwall.

The Grutt Mining on the Wild West claim on Grutt Hill have started work at the 100 and 200-foot levels in the main working shaft. According to the survey they have 90 feet to drift to catch their shoot of high grade ore which is being developed so extensively in the Marigold property. The drift at the 100-foot is in some 30 feet, which at the 200 the development has reached the 25-foot point.

The Mint shaft has now reached a depth of 367 feet and is entering into what the leaseholders say is a phonolite. A station will be cut when the 400 point is reached and stoping will be begun and drifts run north to the Dayton-Toledo line, where the ore has developed to a two-ounce shipping product on the latter property.

Grutt Ballon Hill lease continues to break down $3,000 of high grade ore daily. An increased force of miners has been added to the payroll and the development has so far progressed that the ore is now being mined in a systematic and economical manner. Visiting engineers pronounce this property to be one of the greateest producers of high grade, with high grade yet in sight to the amount of thousands of dollars that they have ever examined.

Three sets of leases with hoisting plants are at work on the old Kearns No. 1 property, and are all sending to the surface ore that goes to Hazen on a control of better than two ounces.

The Miller lease at the 167-foot level has come into a stringer of high grade ore in the bottom of the shaft that varies in width from four to six inches. Free gold is plentifully distributed through the quartz and the product is being packed. The ore will net them $3 to $4 per pound.

p.73 (Continued From Page 68.)
The Dayton-Toledo on Grutt hill is preparing a 50-ton shipment for the sampler at Hazen. The middlings and screenings, which are being sacked, give a control of one and one-half ounces in gold. During the past week Oswald Stein, a prominent mining engineer, has been in the camp making an examination of several of the principal workings on Consolidated estate.

J. K. Turner, one of the best engineers in the country, is making a superficial examination fo the entire district. These engineers are quoted as saying that Rawhide is destined to be one of the great camps in mining history.

The Royal mines are in their south crosscut 80 feet and are breaking four feet of ore that goes into the sacks without sorting and the amanagement states that the product will net them four ounces in gold per ton.

The King-Heisner mill is beginning to loom large on the horizon toward the south of town. Already the framework is converting a considerable portion of the foundation and a large force of men is at work pushing the big project to completion. The end of the present week will see the entire framework up and part of the machinery in place. The company last week finished its telephone line from its water works on the flat below town to the mill and on up into the center of town. This company is now furnishing a large portion of the town with water for domestic purposes. While its mains have not been laid from the tank at the mill to the center of the town, it is still close enough to work little inconvenience on the water wagons to make the trip to the mill for their supply of water.

Although the company now occupying the streets of the camp with its lines affords ample water protection in case of fire and was demonstrated on several occasions since the big conflagration last September, yet the new water works which the King-Heisner people will shortly erect will give double security.

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