The Resources and Attractions of Idaho Territory; Facts Regarding Climate, Soil, Minerals, Agricultural and Grazing Lands, Forests, Scenery, Game and Fish, and Reliable Information on Other Topics Applicable to the Wants of the

The Resources and Attractions of Idaho Territory; Facts Regarding Climate, Soil, Minerals, Agricultural and Grazing Lands, Forests, Scenery, Game and Fish, and Reliable Information on Other Topics Applicable to the Wants of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...1880 and 1881 are a fair index of the average value of the immense pay vein of the Ramshorn. The Beardsley, some three miles from the above, Robert Beardsley & Co., owners, is another mine of which the district may well boast. The vein is a "contact" between lime and slate, and carries carbonates worth all the way from $30 to $1,000 per ton. In 1,500 feet, thirteen openings have been made, exposing an ore body from four to six feet thick, and in one case fifteen feet. Various tunnels and inclines following the vein from 130 to 180 feet, exnose beautiful ore bodies, in walls so solid that no timbering has been necessary. In 1879, thirty-three tons of ore yielded at the Salt Lake smelters 112 ounces silver per ton. In 1880, 500 tons were marketed at the Bay Horse smelter, half a mile distant, of which one-third was "high grade, " and the balance would rank "fair" in most mining regions. During 1881 some good shipments were made, averaging sixty-eight ounces silver and thirty per cent lead, and at a depth of 180 feet a new and valuable ore body was developed. The Skylark, owned by the Bay Horse Mining & Smelting Company, an Omaha organization, makes a grand showing for 1881. It has a vein of from one to four feet of solid clean ore, which yields from $150 to $800 in silver. Its production for the year is about 400 tons, worth in the neighborhood of $75,000. It is developed by a tunnel of 150 feet, and several minor openings, exhibiting a small fortune yet to be extracted by its enterprising possessors. The Riverview, near by, is developed by two tunnels, the first about eighty feet, and the other 180 feet in length, and shows a fine pay streak two to four feet wide, from which about 100 tons of ore taken this...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506332
  • 9781236506337