Congressional Edition Volume 5755

Congressional Edition Volume 5755

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...wanting, for the outfit had abandoned this work and moved to the new hole north. A short distance west of this last shaft and less than half a mile from Uncle Sam Creek, at an elevation of about 300 feet, a shaft 60 feet deep had been sunk. The upper 50 feet was through black, angular graphitic schist slide, but the lower 8 feet was in very yellowish iron-stained and well-washed gravel about the size of peas or slightly larger. Some of the upper portion of the upper 50 feet seemed to be made of slightly water-rounded creek wash, but as a whole this portion was characteristically slide. One hundred paces north of this shaft another had been started by the same two miners, and when visited was 40 feet deep. In this distance no material other than black graphitic schist in angular pieces strongly suggestive of slide rock had been encountered. The abandonment of the hole in which well-made gravel had been found strongly implies that no values were encountered in the gravel at that elevation. West of these shafts, on the east bank of Uncle Sam Creek, at an elevation of about 225 feet, or less than 50 feet above the water surface of the creek, there has been some prospecting in the past and several good-sized dumps were seen. The material on the dumps consisted mainly of yellowish river wash made up almost entirely of schist fragments. There was also some black, angular slide rock and a few well-rounded pebbles of quartz, which appeared to be vein quartz. Fragments of this latter material were, however, rather infrequent. Southwest of this point on the other side of the creek, at an elevation of slightly more than 200 feet, two prospect pits disclosed some well-made gravel, which had a yellowish iron-stained color and looked like beach...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873726
  • 9781236873729