Trail Mining News: 0054.0505

IN TRAIL’S MINES.

            The development of Lookout Mountain, at whose feet nestle the Town of Trail, is going ahead rapidly, and many more companies are preparing to continue extensive work through the winter.  The Sovereign company will at once begin the construction of winter quarters.  The owners of the Joker will continue the development of their property all winter.  The work will consist of 150 feet of tunnels, and seventy-five feet of shaft.  The St. Croix has thirty feet of work done and intends running sixty feet more.  The Wolverine Gold Mining Co. will begin work in about ten days, and the workings of the Wolverine will be among the most extensive on the mountain, as they have a well defined vein of ore in sight to start work on.  The Red Point mine, now owned by the Hector McRea syndicate, is being prospected with a diamond drill.  Work continues on the April Fool, and from its present appearance it is soon to become a shipper.  The Gold Bar, another excellent showing, is having a shaft put down fifty feet.

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            The much talked of Sovereign trail, when completed, will be of great benefit  to all the properties on Lookout Mountain, as the route will be most direct and the claims can all be reached in one and a quarter miles from Trail.

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            J. Jordan and George Atchison have returned from their trip through the Slocan country, and report the country between New Denver and Slocan City as very active.  Mr. Jordan is about to purchase two very promising prospects near Sandon.

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            A new strike has been made on Forty-nine creek by W.B. Leitch, J.A. Netterfield, and J. Brown.  They arrived in town Wednesday, and have with them samples of their new discovery, in which free gold is plainly visible.  They have made ten locations, and will at once return with supplies to open up the property, as they intend shipping as soon as the trail to their camp can be completed.

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            E.A. Wyllie, of Hamilton, Ont., was at the Arlington Wednesday, and had with him some free milling gold quartz from a new strike in the province.  From the samples shown, the strike is very rich and cannot help becoming one of the great producers of the country.  The exact location of the property could not be ascertained, as Mr. Wyllie has reasons of his own for not making it public at the present time.

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            Charlie Thompson came in from Waterloo Wednesday evening, and reports two very rich strikes in that camp, one being midway between the mouth of Champion creek and Waterloo, and the other about one mile from the Apache claim, being a free milling proposition, from which they are now taking ore running from $45 to $100 per ton.

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            The Raymond lode, on the North Fork of Salmon, was inspected this week by the owner, H. Doctor Raymond, and he reports plenty of ore in sight, as the bottom of the 15-foot shaft is all in ore.

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            H.C. Pollock, one of Trail’s greatest prospectors, has just returned from Rock creek in the Boundary country, and has some very fine ore from that  locality with him.

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            The first shipment of weight tons of ore from the Promatura mine at Cariboo creek was treated at the Trail smelter this week; the owner, B.C. Rodd, receiving $368.47 net, which return was highly satisfactory to him.

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            W.B. Myers of Lardeau came down by steamer Nakusp on Thursday, and speaks very highly of that country.  He will soon begin shipping ore from the Bald Eagle mine to the Trail smelter.

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            David Gould of Leavenworth, Wash., is looking over the city.

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            Mr. Fox has purchased one-eighth of the Gold Bar mine on Lookout Mountain.  The Gold Bar joins the Norway, and is within one-half mile of the town of Trail.

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            H.T. Bragdon who has been sojourning in the Slocan for the past two weeks, has secured a bond on the “Highland” claim on the “Galena Farm” near Silverton.  The Highland is the adjoining claim to the Carrie and Peerless, and has the same rich vein of all which under the management of C.W. Callahan has developed such large and rich bodies of argentiferous galena.  The Galena Farm bids fair to develop into one of the largest producing mines on the continent, and Mr. Callahan is to be congratulated upon securing such a fine property.  Mr. Bragdon has ordered his supplies from Trail and will proceed to develop the property with the requisite force of men.

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0054.0505: Trail Mining News

Lots of mining news for West Kootenay points.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  September 25, 1896
Pages:  3
Publisher:  Trail Creek News
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0054)

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People arrow McReaarrow
People arrow Jordonarrow
People arrow Atchisonarrow
People arrow Leitcharrow
People arrow Brownarrow
People arrow Wyliearrow
People arrow Thompsonarrow
People arrow Raymondarrow
People arrow Pollockarrow
People arrow Myersarrow
People arrow Gouldarrow
People arrow Foxarrow
Bragdonarrow
Netterfieldarrow
Roddarrow
Callahanarrow
Carriearrow
Industry arrow Manufacturing arrow Smelting arrow Trailarrow
Physical Features arrow Creeks arrow Cariboo Creekarrow
Physical Features arrow Creeks arrow Rock Creekarrow
Physical Features arrow Creeks arrow Forty-Ninearrow
Cities arrow Lardeauarrow
Cities arrow Sandonarrow
Cities arrow Trailarrow
Cities arrow Waterlooarrow
Physical Features arrow Mountains arrow Lookout Mountainarrow
Physical Features arrow Rivers arrow Salmo Riverarrow
Physical Features arrow Rivers arrow Salmon Riverarrow
Transportation arrow Boats arrow SS Nakusparrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Sovereign Minearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Minesarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Promatura Minearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Galena Farm Minearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Bald Eagle Minearrow
Cities arrow Trail arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Arlingtonarrow
Physical Features arrow Creeks arrow Champion Creekarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Apachearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Jokerarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Wolverinearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow April Foolarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Gold Bararrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Highlandarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Norwayarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Peerlessarrow
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Industry arrow Mining arrow Mining Claims arrow Red Pointarrow
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