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Pot Hook riine.
Kamloops, B.C.
Scale 20 feet to an inch.
Bast Drift 156ft level
The above plan
shows the underground workings of
the Pothook Mine.
It is impossible to
properly show the
ore chutes in plan,
bnt as the drifts are
following the varions chntes, the extent and value of
the property will be
seen. The whole of
the workings are in
the vein-stuff.
Our thanks are
tendered to Mr. H.
Ashby, the enterprising manager of
the mine, for permission'to publish
the above.
M y<&^&<è^v^^^^^^%^^&^&/^^
fûrçe Job ©Fiî)fîî);
| Everything      |
first-class press work,
graph, telephone or write us, as
to attend to all Orders.
We have always been noted for the fine quality of our
work—that's why we are always
busy. Cheap and inferior printing costs the same as good printing, therefore why not get the
best. Our prices are always reasonable. Always remember that
good- printing, like good eggs,
may be spoiled in the setting.
It is the setting that receives our
greatest care, combined with
If in need of fine printing, tele-
e are never too busy
The Kamloops
and Pub. Co., Ltd.
^ 1V<&%'%/fe^%/%* /%^%^%%"%ri Hudson's BÉy" Co.,
and MINERS'    jJBSSJ^StSPij
E. G. Prior & Co.
Bobs, Light Driving and S   Cooks, Base - Burners,
Delivery. > - Heaters & Air-Tight.
Hay Presses, St. Albion Separators, Engines, Etc.
General Hardware, i Buggies &Waggons.
; '^S^P^ces right.     Give us a call3|i|wti^ prées.*- "'
\ The Dominion Hotel,
Kamlooops, B.C.
Under an entirely new management., j
Headqnarters for Nicola, Granlfo
Creek and Louis Creek Stages.
Every convenience for Commercial
Men. Good Stabling. Excellent
Cuisine. Free 'bus to and from all
Trains.    Well stocked Bar.
Chas. J.  Robinson,
The Pioneer Saloon,
Kamloops, B.C.
The Best Liquors kept in stock.
- A quiet and comfortable saloon.
AH kinds of Newspapers.
John O'Brien,
fftain Street,
ikamloope, ®.d.
Large Central Sample.Rooms. Comfortable, well furnished bedrooms.
Good Stabling. Rates $i to $2.50.
New Horse Corrall in connection.
P. A. Barnhart,
Ikamloops flMninfl (Roéttè.
JANUARY, 1899.
No. 1.
What We Think.
With   this issue we   once more
make our debut, this time, under a-j
new hanie| trusting that we - shall |
still be accorded the same patronage
that was :exténdèd^^r*us when we j
ran   the   first   mining Rpaper .everJ
started   in -KâThlobps»    Up to the
present   we   nave   not ' thought -it*
worth while to copyright the title of
this little production,, as we Wink''it'.
would  be a ■superfluous waste of
cash, and besides,1 we do ■ not think
there are any more people left in
Kainloops or its-vicinity dishonest
enough to try , anèUsteak the''-prdductr
of another   man's .brains- without
either asking •.perims'Siôn 'or  giving
the usual credit.    Shakespeare was
-   evidently a'man of wide experience,
and when he wrote the time honore^
saying ' ' Wh0 's in a name ?. Arr«ose!f;
by^any. other" name would smell as
sweet,"   no   doubt   he , had -in his
mind some fellow who had tried to I
steal one of his plays and pass it .off J
as  one  of his own.    Sh-ôiig|L'|aid. !
We believe push, energy/an&u^ijityj
counts every time-;anU4 we are will-,
ing to stand or fall by the verdict of j
the public.    The journal shall^spealk
for ^itself.
Our subscription rates are $1 per !
year, and for the present we... intend,
issuing monthly'. We intend giving
mining news from all over British."
Columbia, paying particular" attention fo Kamloops and its vicinity.
Correspondence- ; and any iniornia-
itiion. relating to mining matters will
always bH welcome. In our next
issue we hope to be able to reproduce photograph's • of some of the
principal mining properties in the
neighborhood, as we intend to
thoroughly advertise the camp.
! If any one has a mining proposition
that he wishes to place on the mar-
I ket,"sèhd us the information and we .
will publish it free of charge.
This journal will be circulated in I
England among the leading stockbrokers   and   others  interested   in I
British Columbia securities, and we I
intend   making  it a credit   to the
camp.    Merchants   and others who
deal   in   miners'   and   prospectors'!
suppli^gwill find it to their advan-1
Itago to*advertise in these columns. ]
Our rates are cheai3, and our circa-1
lation—well,    before    long   it will;
be hard to find a^miner or a prospector who does not carry around a
copy of the Gazette in his pocket.
Mr. W. A. Carlyle, who is probably one of the most practical mining
men in the Province, suggests that
•an amendment be introduced into
the Mineral Act which would compel a locator of a claim to do his first
year's assessment within sixty days
of thefoeation of the claim, the object being to prevent the re-locating
of claims by men who had no inten-
L.tion;:.of working themselves, whose
methods only retard the progress of
a canip. If the suggestion would
j remedy the evil without imposing
unnecessary hardships on the bona
■ fidë'prospèctor the suggestion would
'tbe jgQOfl, -but would prove un-
|i Workable".   "In the warmer portions
' of the Province   and in the more
ad^s^ïl^^uld' be all right, but
^the  inaccessible portions to the
I north ef us,  and during the begin- Lining
he ha
l could be r<
man   greater
î already^and
-located ift the
prospect and
pect figure.
a pros-
j laid
but i!
B.  O.
► fh
ould core
e f or-
vil i
Î apj)
e is ai
il there s
This. is a volcanic formation cut
y a 4-foot vein of black iime rock,
irrying grey copper ,aud gold,
here is seme very nice ore to bo
îen on the dump at present and it
[•the-general opinipn that this prop-
pty.-; will yet prove a bonanza with
very little outlay. £
This claim is situated in close
: proximity to the Iron Mask (which
is shipping ore) ancbls a diorite formation with a; fissure vein of rose
Iqiiartz-carrymg' peacock copper and
'gold.   The vein is TO feet wide.
B i Situated about 3^nîiles south of
e j Kamloops : and joins' She Kimberly
| Co.s- group on the-west. , This claim
; a large deposit of
Ldecomposed quartz matter carrying
' gold and silver. A 20-foj^i shaft was
isunk with very encoufagihg.results,
as well as considerable surface cuts
and stripping. -V^l'      ■   -
' Work1 is being steadily; prosecuted
[on this ^well-known claim and- the
tunnej is npw.mïore; than» 90- feet in
length, cutting through initsconrse
several promig^iglooking stringers,
t tapping jthe main lead,
Qtlydipsconsiderably to
h evide
.-. the
hàtèd :
loops' "
ity of
: mines
4 cla
out 5' miles«S'.W. of
d in the immeâiate
re Iron- CapT and Pot
• Thas group comprises
Dakota, Truth, Hope
lehnie—all of which show strong \ V^\
surface,  \ 0v
: lead.
gold i
lot of
indications on
î Dakota, there are 4 distinct /
I leads running the full length of the <
claim and parallel with each other, j
and averaging from 4 to 40 feet in I
width. The capping on these leads \
of Kam- is a high quality of magnetic iron j
p forma- carrying silica, with iron and cop
carrying per pyrites, which assayed near th I
?here is a surface about $10 in gold and silvee j
property j and 5 per cent, copper.    On one o  /
the smaller veins an incline shaft
Wtnè 30 feet in depth was sunk,
which exposed a strong capping of
musette and hematite ores, also a
small ^shoot of rich looking copper
quartz gangues. The contacts are of
>we usual kind to be found throughout'this camp, an eruptive diorite
and gabbTO.
The Truth, which joins the Dakota on the west, has a very thin
copper showing. Two apparently
distinct leads are to be seen on this
claim, both running in an easterly
and westerly direction. , Some shafting and a series of open cuts and
surface strappings as assessment
work .has been done in the Truth.
1W^!liird.ecomposed gold snd copper
luring vein matter is to be seen in
§J&foot shaft on one of the leads,
which looks small, but true. In a
10-foot hole on the other vein some
very rich looking quartz rock is to
be found carrying about $6.50 in
gold and silver and nearly $100 in
copper. The other two claims, viz.
ilhe.ïlopea-nd the Jennie, which complete one of the most promising
groups in the Coal Hill district,
have not been opened up as yet, but
tbe. surfptee indications are much
similar to those found on the Truth.
,TOis-Prpperty *9 Qwnea- by the Truth
^jjing Co.
^      .. jJj§T   THE  WOODBINE,
; Situated in the Cherry Creek district, is a strictly white quartz free
milling proposition and apparently
« very defined lead with good con-
tapts. of schists and diorite. The lead
can be traced for several hundred
feet along the face of a high bluff
and measur^about 11 feet between
the walls. 'V<V-jt^ut^*^
*%.:fl/      THE TOUGH NUT GBOUP.
Situated^ about 16 miles NsE; of
Kamloops, on Saddle Mountain, between the Back'Valley and the South
Thompson, owned by W. L. Ogleby,
is a very promising looking prospect. The surface croppings assayed
higîi in'silver and $1.50 ih'goîdU^A [
' small amount of work has been done,
exposing «three well defined veinô-of
about 2 feet each, all assayings well.
This prospect is in the same belt as
the Homestake and the ore is WW
similar/ Mr. Ogleby is of the optai-
ion that this country deserves to he
more prospected-
|§^„'-';^THE HOUST,
Situated at Jacko Lake, near Mç,
Flett's Banche, is also owned by Mr.
W. L. Ogleby. This is a tree milling proposition and assayed from
$12 in gold on the surface. Assessment work will be done on taetôàim
next spring*
The order-in-council of last year
providing relief against forfeiture
owing to the lapse of a free miner's
certificate has been rescinded. Free
miners will therefor do well to bear
this in mind, and avoid the often
very serious consequences, of allowing their certificates to expire.
According to a report of Dr. Le
Neve Foster the total output of gold
from quartz in Great Britain last
year was valued at £6,282.
The Millie Mack group on the Blue
Grouse Mountain, Sloean district, is
to be incorporated. The incorporators are: H. E. Forster, of Kamloops, and F. M. TOpi and C. rï.
Woodhouse, of Bossland.
Four thousand dollars in gold,
says the Stickine Biver Jotmml,
has been taken from an eight-foot
hole on Capt. C. P. Dyer's Gold
Standard group of seventeen claims,
located on Cleveland Peninsula, sixty
miles south of Wrangel. Dyer has
this gold in the form of a brick,
worth. $3,500, and some ore specimens filled with, nuggets and wire
gold* One piece has its flat side literally plated with gold an eighth of
an inch thick. At the point where
the shaft wasrsumk there is a great
fault in the fissure, wThich is from
eight t» eighteen hiekes wide and
filled with, rspastfwid quartz, parted
from- the walls \ >by «lay «earns. A
large quantity of quartz lying next )
to this clay seam on the hanging
wall was plated with gold in the
màhner-'deserihedjïfiThebégold contained inhis- brick was pounded out
in a mortar by Dyer in ;less than a
month. An arrastra just erected at
t^e mine is expwfêd'to grind out
$5,:000 'worth" every "twenty-four
hours from the rich orenow insight?.
. At bond has been given on the
Co|^er Jack and Copper King at
Cherry Creek for $20,000. It is a
working bond the payments extending over two years».. The bonders
will have the privilege of shipping
the ore, retaining 75 per cent, of the
profits, the owners taking the hal-
. ance.
-.* 'The mining of mica is the poetry
of mining, ' ' says Godey 's. J 'It is impossible to conceive of a more exciting and fas$j|ating employment.
The vein of. mica Tfeartng q uarfe, ry-
ing between rocks, of different formation, has been found. The càp'rock
has been blasfc&away. Little 'mgger-
heaaS'--small lumps, of crumbling
mica mixed with slate and ether rock
-*are growing" plentiful.. • The • rock
is carefully, examinedtby. the experienced miner, and all indications are
that mica will laoon be ; found. ,,..A
blase is made. The rock and debris
are çlj^r^,aw4y, and there in the
bo&oin^ isa block, of the precious
sfajp, ^Ï^^S^^1^^ showing itself
black and gjpj^ring in the white
quartz in whi<3h it is embedded. With
the tips of '&e^flngérs the miner
gently and affectionately brushes
away the dirt &hd small stones which
^partly : cover it. • Its } Sickness * is j
carefully noted, its position*'in the!
rock learnedly7 discussed;: and-many
a speculation indulged-in as <>to its
size-and quality.r The hole is quickly drilled, the small - blast -is made,
just - loosening the roekj^and.*?»B
eagerly erowd'around,- as one of the
men with his pick pulls away -the
broken stone. There* it*Bes-; a-black
glittering massi 9 or 10 inches thick
and irregular in shape, as all blocks
' of mica ■ a*fev A • good ^aiàed' block,
ândif^ôîiëtaa^îofi^perïeeteleavage, j
wiE he' worth 'tfnany, dollars.   The
%xcitem»|itrfe*Uot'aiiayed, -however, j
and will not be until the block is
split open and we know looks
on the inside. It is a very bad thing
to split open a block-at the mine,
and contrary to all rules, for there
is danger that the fine,, polished
faces will be scratched and a sheet
—*thin, indeed, but valuable—will
have to be taken off and. thrown
away. ''—Kootenay Mining ■ Standard.   .■    - ■ Ê£$ii$ÊÈ5%È&-     ■ ■■    i   *£$sP
The Be grinning of an Assay.
• Imagine â gold mine. You may
select many climates — Siberia or
Africa, Klondike or Australia, California or India. Situate your mine
where you will, so tong as it be a
gold mine the procedure of assaying
is the same all the wide world over.
Select' a mass' of ore weighing perhaps fifty pounds and smash it up.
Do not expect to sëêTany gold in it,
because the precious metal is probably so thinly and uniformly scattered through the quartz that it is
impossible to spot a grain together.
Continue grinding the ore until it is
in the form of powder. This powder is heaped into a cone, which is
divided into four parts, of which the
sampler takes two whose angles aire
opposite to onëknôther. Mix these
two parts thoroughly aud again divide into four ; 'take two portions
again, and so on till a sample of convenient bulk is obtained. By this
logical method the sample yielded
is, on any ordinary* calculation ; of
probability, -certain to represent
accurately the original mass taken.
'A certain quantity of this sample
is now weighed ; out, two equal
amounts being taken as checks upon
each other. The weighing may be
done in denominational value*3, of
either grammes or assay tons. The
assay ton is a most convenjent-invention and is very simply explained. The ordinary ton contains
32,666.G ounces ; if, then, we make a
unit (an assay ton) weighing 326,667
grammes, each .001 of a gramme
3?ill«3jqual one ,oun,ce per ton. Thus
no calculation is needed at all to
[estimate the gold richness of an ore
pmrt^rrrsÇjkamber»1. JTofî^f of^J^Sfl KAMLOOPS MIXING GAZETTE.
I Mines & flining |
^comparatively   un
known mining "regions of the province is the country around Shuswap
lake, near Sicamous, on the main
line of the C. P. R. Although so
near to transportation, both by rail
and by water, yet through a curious
neglect the development of that
district has been almost overlooked,
while other parts of British Columbia have forged rapidly ahead. The
formation of the country is almost
identical with that of the Rossland
camp. The ledges are immense deposits of sulphide ores, carrying on
the surface gold and copper values,
mixed with quartz. One point of
dissimilarity is the presence of zinc
blende, which is found in the Shuswap country. Surface values go as
high as $20. The same New York
people who are interested iu the
Mother Lode in Greenwood camp
are now reported to be examining
the Blue Bird and the Finance group,
on Salmon Arm, about five miles
north of Sicamous, on the east side
of the lake. George Lynch of Boss-
land is one of the owners of the Finance. Isaac Barrass Atkinson,"C. &
M. E., of Rossland examined the
group lately. He says that the country has a brilliant future, although
it, like the Rossland camp, requires
a liberal outlay for developement.—
Rossland Miner.
The newly discovered ledges which
have been located by J. W. Pearson,
J. G. Mitchell, and Hugh Murray,
are situated some ten miles west of
Clinton. The trail leading to the
mines is excellent, and with very
little repairs a wagon could betaken
over it. The ledge is from seven to
eight feet wide and can be traced for
miles. A sample rock which was
shown to our correspondent looked
remarkably rich, the gold being visible to the naked eye. Where the
mines are located an abundance of
fine timber and water supply can be
had, so in the even£ of the establish
ment of a milling plant all the required facilities could be easily obtained. T. Derby, of Crow's Bar,
has also a location in this vicinity.
and values it very highly, J. Holl-
ingsworth, W. Walker and Mrs.
Walker, have locations south of the
town. The ledge is some 14 feet wide
and assays as high as $34.44 in gold
to the ton ; more than that, this
group is only about five miles from
town.—Ash croft Mining Journal.
The first boom inOmineca occurred during 1870-1873 and during that
time exciting scenes where witnessed
and fortunes quickly made. Towns
at once sprung up on Germanson
and Manson Creeks, and the following amounts were taken out : Germanson creek, one million dollars ;
Manson creek, $750,000 ; Black Jack
Gulch, $600,000. The [[population
then was about 800 and properties
could only be worked which yielded
immense amounts per day as all food
had to be packed in on the back a
distance of some -606 miles; the
Cariboo road not being in existence
then. All,articles of food such as
bacon, flour, sugar, etc., sold at the
uniform rate of 50 cents per pound.
Then came word of the Cassiar discoveries and the Omineca country
with all its wealth was left in the
hands of three old-timers who were
quite content with their surroundings. Germanson creek proved to be
the richest in the district, and can
generally be said to be shallow although very deep towards the
mouth. High gravel benches and
and banks extend almost all along
its course and carry gold almost from
the grass roots to bedrock. The
creek bed is secured by the St. Anthony Exploration conpany, while a
syndicate consisting of Sir Charles
H. Tapper, Hon, W. Mclnnes, SirG.
\ disc
.ve claim!
.—ed about
the same time as Manson creek, but
owing to having such a slight fall
the miners were unable to get to bedrock and only skimmed off the rims.
C. McKinnon says that a shaft was
sunk by seven men,  one working u-
and two hoisting,  the others were
euttings, at a cost of not more than
washing and cutting logging,  the
50 cents a ton at the nresent rate of
result    givin°"    $40 to   each   man
Portions of these deposits have
been opened and worked for some
000 up to date in getting ready-to
years in the neighborhood of Cherry
Creek, and a reference thereto occurs
Wvh "+»TX erything is now complete
in the report of the Geological Sur
vey for 1896, page 341B. :   "Iron.—
"The    occurrence of   considerable
- :r°      a g°oo snare m Ornmeca
"quantities   of  magnetic iron   ore
° Several charters have been obtain-
"and the general conditions under
' ' which it is found in the rocks com-
eu. ay influential companies for the
building of a railroad from Ashcroft
" posing Cherry and Battle Bluffs,
"on KamlooDS Lake, are elsewhere
or -tt.an2J.00ps to Manson   creek and
"mentioned (p. 157B.)   The largest
"of these deposits which have been
but that one of these prospects will
go through.—The Province-.
"by Dr. B. J. Harrinerton is there
Mr. Uren of Clinton together ' ' (Iuo*ie<l "^hich shows the ore to
r'tners is at oresent en-' ' ' con*a*n 66.83 per cent, of metal-
orkinir; what mivturn' "^c iron, with very little phospho-
f the bonanza*1 of the I ' 'rous or sulphur. A property cov-
le'has located0 an im-i Cieiin» the principal known de-
of "natural soda and in- i " Posits near the west end of
; it on the market rieht ■ ' ' ^RQTTJ Bluff, with an area of 200
! "acres, was secured and named the
  : "Glen Iron mine.    The ore deposits
a Description of tne Magnetic  iron  "have   since   been   developed and
Oro Deposits on coal mil. "worked intermittently, producing,
(By John Redman.) "according to the reports  of   the
situation. "Minister of Mines, an aggregate
These deposits extend from Cherry, "quantity of 4,700 tons up to the
Creek   Station,   12   miles  west   of ! "close of 1894.   The ore has been
Kamloops, on the Canadian Pacific! "shipped to the coast and most of
Railway,   in an easterly direction, j "it to the State^ of Washington."
over a portion of Coal Hill to Sugar Since 1894 about 3,000 tons have been
Loaf Hill, a small mountain 5 miles shipped and the   veins   have been
southwest of Kamloops. ; proved over   the  area mentioned.
extent" !The veins rua  in an easterly and
_, . '    ,    ,     ,  i  westerly direction, and are nearly
The outcroppings extend^ about;6 vertical or   dipping  northward   at
miles with a width of from % a mile very \upU an£ries.
to 1% miles.   They form a series of !
low bluffs, showing ore of uniform assay value.
quality over the whole area. In the Specimens from different portions
depressions and in many places on I of the deposits have been assayed
Coal Hill the outcroppings of the [and analysed by competent authori-
veins are covered with a deposit of ■ ties. Copies of some of the results
boulder clay from 6 inches to 20 feet I are herewith appended. Analysis by
in thickness. A series of open cut-1 Reynolds, Carter & Reynolds, Iron
tings show the iron ore to be uni- j and Steel Merchants, 18 St. Swith-
form and continuous, and large in's Lane, London, Eng. Three sam-
quantities of ore can be obtained in pies were submitted, with the foi-
many places by quarries and open j lowing results :
No. 1     No. 2    No. 3
Samp.   Samp.   Samp.
Moisture trace     trace      trace
Silica  4.21%      3.85%     4.05%
Peroxide of Iron . .63.56 "    62.29 "   65.71 '
Protoxide of Iron. .26.13 ' '    24.98 ' '    22.17 "
Manganese trace      trace      trace
Alumina  3.78"      3.08'?     3.05"
Lime  1.00"     3.85"   )„ m h
Magnesia 39"        .24"   s 3g
Sulphuric Acid— 1.58 "      1.70 "       .17 p
Phosphoric Acid, trace     trace     trace
Carbonic Acid none        1.03 "        .82 rt
Comb. Moisture.'..   .66"        .55"       .48"
Silver, copper, tungsten and titanium
were absent.
Two samples were submitted to
Mr. W. E. Crichton, Oregon Iron
Works, Oswego, Oregon, U. S. A.,
and gave the following results :
No. 1 Sample.   No. 2 Sample.
Iron 67.25 per cent.   64.97 per cent.
Silica 2.04      " 4.81
Phosphorous   .258     " .155     "
Sulphur 232     " .187     "
The following is the result of an
assay made at the Trail Smelter,
Trail, B.C. :
Gold         .02 per cent.
Silver     trace
Iron      62.10
Silica        4.00      "
The following is a copy of an
assay made by Mr. Mr. W. Pellew-
Harvey, Vancouver, B.C. :
Iron      66.50 per cent.
Gold      none
Silver        6 oz. per ton.
Lead      none
These results, obtained from samples from various parts of the deposit», show that they are unique
in their uniform richne«*s and purity.
For the manufacture of crucible steel
they are probably not surpassed by
any of the known deposits of the
whole world. Their known extent
at the present time will guarantee
a high daily production for a period
of at least thirtyyears. The amount
of ore in sight is estimated at
1,000,000 tons.
The deposits are adjacent to the
Canadian Pacific Railway and the
Thompson River. The production
of coke on the line of the Crow's
Nest Pass Railway will enable coke
to oe brought to the Works at a
minimum of cost. On the banks of
the Thompson River, a few miles
distant, are large deposits of lime
stone, capable of being quarried and
floated down the river right to the
works at very small cost. The deposits are also most favourably situated for direct and cheap shipping
of the ore to Vancouver for treat-
Iment on the coast, if that should
be thought more desirable or eco-
I nomical.,
Well-made and graded roads trav-
I erse the district, connecting the dif-
erent portions with the river, the
railway and the City of Kamloops.
There are no engineering difliculties
to contend with in the mining or
transport of ore or material.
The country is of the nature of
an undulating elevated tableland,
open, with a moderate amount of
timber. Large rafts of the finest
timber are also brought down both
the north and south branches of the
Thompson River, on the banks of
which are several large sawmills.
The climate is mild, and work is
carried on throughout the year.
Water can be obtained in any part
of the district, and there are several
water-courses from which in the
I future considerable power can be
j obtained.
All the conditions for the mining
I and handling of large quantities of
j ore in the most economical manner
are here found, and there is every
advantage for its cheap conversion
into crucible steel and the placing of
it on the market. The consumption
of rolled iron and crucible steel in
j this Province alone is over $500,000
i worth per annum, the duty collected
on it amounting to an additional
$128,285 per annum. The railway
extension and development in this
Province and west and northwest of
Canada will cause a great demand
in the immediate future. The best
market for steel produced on the
Pacific coast will undoubtedly be in
China and Japan, and the products
of works established here would obviously have a great advantage over
any of the present ' steel producing
works of the world, and will certainly rank amongst the most profitable of them. KAMLOOPS MINING GAZETTE.
North Thompson River Coal Lands.
Writing of these coal beds, Sir
G. W. Dawson, Chief of the Canadian Geological Survey Department,
says there is no evidence of a tumultuous deposit—that the coal seams
show considerable regularity. The
coal-bearing character of the formation appears to persist throughout
the section, and a further examination by boring may at any time become desirable.
In 1892 Mr. McEvoy, his assistant,
revisited the locality and reported
that a tunnel running northward
from Coal Creek had showed the
following section :
Coal 6 inches.
Sandstone  2 feet.
Coal  9 inches.
Sandstone 6inchts.
Coal 18 inches.
Besides these an underlying seam
of coal is reported. An analysis
made by Dr. B. J. Harrington
showed the following results :
Fast     Slow
Coking. Coking.
Hygroscopic water     2.22 2.22
Volatile combustible matter 38.10 32.05
Fixed carbon 46.76 52.81
Ash  12.93 12.92
100.00 100.00
Coke 59.68 65.73
Ratio of volatile to fixed
combustion      1.23 L65
Fast coking gave a bright and
firm coke, which, on burning away,
left a reddish, white ash. By slow
coking the powder was agglutinated
only in the bottom of the crucible.
In 1892 a report was made on the
property by interested parties, as
"The property is situated on the
east hank of the North Thompson
River, 51 miles from Kamloops by
tee C.P.R. survey. An opening to
which a wagon road has been constructed has been made on the property, about one mile distant from
the hanks of the North Thompson
River, which is navigable throughout the greater part of the year.
The coal croppings are shown by a
cut through the mountains to the
south of the property. The seams
measure on the outcrop 7 feet 6
inches and 8 feet respectively. The
lower seam bears close resemblance
to cannel coal. The upper seam, on
which development is bein prosecuted, from which samples have been
taken, showed at the opening' of the
tunnel three-veins of coal 11 inches,
7 inches and 4 inches with fire-clay
partings, the roof and pavement
being sandstone. A tunnel has been
driven on a level <m a.strike of the
coal east by east a distance of-45
feet. At this point the two lower
veins had ' thickened to 2$. inches,
the partings between them being
reduced, whilst that between the
4-inch veinjhad increased. A curve
was made here to the true piteb of
the vein E. 30 deg. S., dipping 23
deg., leaving the 4-inch vein on top,
and f ellowing the roof of the 22-ineh
vein by taking up two feet of the
pavement. At a distance of 45s feet
the 22-inch vein increased to 4.2
inches, the natural roof not yet appearing, the increase having <îomè
in from the bottom.
The height of the tunnel is 5 feet
5 inches, and there is about 2 feet of
fire clay between it ...and the sandstone roof.
At a distance 35 feet from the first
set of timbers the vein measures 3
feet 6 inches, not, however, including the small vein lying immediately
beneath the sandstone roof.
The coal is bituminous in character and carries' 53 per cent of fixed
carbon, and makes 65 per-cent of
good.' strong coke in an excellent
steam and blacksmiths'coal.   '
The difilculties of transportation,
which so often in this country militate against the successful developments of rich properties, are practically non-exÎOTaht. There is &
Government road of 50 miles'length
from Kamloops. The"river, which
is nearly a mile from the mine, can
be reached by .tramway inexpensively' there being a gentle slope
from the property to the steamboat
landing. Ati present the river is
navigable for more than half the
year by shallow draft vessels, but
when the improvements have been
made by the Dominion Government
in accordance with suggestions of
their engineer the river will only be
closed by ice in winter.
Our Camp
There is now no doubt in the
minds of those who are engaged in
the development of the Kamloops
mining camp that we have not
merely a showing worth staying
with, but a camp that is doing its
best at the present moment to fulfil
the most optimistic prophesies that
have ever been made in respect to
its future. No one knows better than
the experienced mining man the
hard work under depressing conditions, the unlimited oatience and.
unfailing confidence and perseverance that is required to bring a
camp from the discovery to the actual mining stage. To the uninitiated mind it often appears that
in the early rush following the
first discovery of ore, that nothing
more is needed than to just go on
getting out ore, and every showing
ought to make a mine. The miner,
however, knows there is a long period
of hard work, often under harder
conditions before him, shafts to sink
and tunnels to drive, only to find
later on that his energy would
have been better directed in some
other place or direction. He has to
trace his stringers and indications
until he strikes a lead which, for all
he knows, may play him false at
the finish ; but it is all in the game
and our miners, who are grit right
through, lay all they have on the
game, no matter what the odds
against them. Nature seems at first
to resent the hardy prospector
poking his pick and drills into her
secrets, and has anticipated him by
carrying away the valuable parts of
''thé.lode in a quiet way for ages
before the miner came, but he is on
to that little game also. He knows
that these agencies, while they may
extend to a f reat depth, have their !
limits, and that he will reach shipping ore as depth increases.   That1
- attained, he counts past experiments
» and failnres as nothing, and Nature
. as it were in admiration of his perseverance, turns round add discloses
still richer secrets to his view. Then
• the man of hardship has his reward.
. Men with capital to invest seek him
out, and the best the world has may
lie at his feet for a time at  least.
4 The miner's calling surely deserves
' to be well rewarded. All he produces
[ adds entirely to the world's wealth.
! His production is not at the expense
' of other people. He wins it in hard
' battle from mother earth,  takes •; a
part himself and the world is richer
\ It gives us great pleasure to be
able to point out the great success
that has attended the first few years
of development of our own camp.
In no other mining camp is there to
be seen the rapid transition into
the actual mining and shipping stage
that is going on here at the present
time. There can be no doubt that
the unexampled means of transport
that our camp possesses has helped
in the past and will "help much
more in the future. At the present
time all the best showings are being
transferred into the hands of English
capitalists. During the past year
large sums have been paid to the
original owners, and other bonds
are not only being sought for, but
are pronptly taken up. The recent
activity on the extensions of Coal
Hill in the direction of Jacko Lake
on the one-side and Cherry Creek on
the other, and the excellent discoveries made in all cases, promises us a
New Year of activity and prosperity.
In future articles I propose to continue the study of the occurrence of
minerals in the Kamloops camp,
from a mining and geological point
of view, which I hope to have illustrated by drawings and photographs.
The plan of the workings of the
Pot-hook mine in this number will,
no doubt, be of great interest to the
readers* of the mining gazette.
? receipts in Kamloops
1st to December 15th,
ee Miners Certificates,
g Receipts, general,
1, $4,653.65. KAMLOOPS MINI
XG GAZETTE.                                   10
Finance—E. side of Shuswap Lake,
5 miles from Sicamous, G. Lynch to
Rose ; Dec. 19.
W. G. Merryweather ; Dec.
Last Rose of Summer—1 mile E.
of Jacko Lake;  Hecla Mining Co. ;
Red Eagle—3 miles S. of Kam
Dec. 20.
loops,  adj. to Charlotte Joe McGee •
Midas—E. side of Labiston Creek,
Dec. 14;
E. B. Drummond ; Dec. 21.
Dourè Belle   (fraction)—5   miles
Salvator—N. of Kamloops Lake,
S.W.   of  Kamloops,   adj.   Bennett
VV. of Copper Creek, R. Waite, Jr. ;
Group, E. McCormick ; Dec. 16.
Dec. 21.
Tubal Cain—6 miles N. of Sica
Domino—N.  of Kamloops Lake,
mous,  E.  side of  Shuswap  Lake,
W.   of   Copper   Creek,   E.   T.   W.
Geo. K. Stocker ; Dec. 19.
Pearse; Dec. 21.
Mono—6 miles N. of Sicamous, E.
Blair   Athol—First   gulch  E.   of
side of Shuswap Lake, Thos. Mc-
Labiston Creek, E. B. Drummond ;
Ardle ; Dec. 19.
Dec, 21.                  iflll
Send ©our.-Sssapina to __
Kamioops,  B.C= =
Mailed Samples receive our prompt attention.
Mining Machinery Supplied and Erected.
Agents for Gates' Iron Works, Chicago.
Pelton Water Wheels.
Write or Cons
3s and Full
SA& fbe ^erc>t)ica Cotise
"^AiSESr- ! Kamloops, B. C.
RATES-Ffom $2 per day.   Outside Boarders from $22.50 per month.
LOUIS  HARBOUEF, Chef,    (Late of "Poodle Dog," Victoria.)
fhôsTHÔrnby ■'%    ^^NEER
Transfer and     DEALER ,N
sg=J!=5j=sj£^^^?é!??=i?i=sgss Hay, Oats, etc.,
Express. woôdand
Best Cumberland Blacksmith's Coal.
Headquarters for Prospectors and Mining Men.
Comfortable Accommodation. Excellent Cuisine.
Choice Stock of Liquors.    Rates $i per day.
J. A. Lavery, Prop. The
Kamloops House
P.   HEROD,       -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Is the place where you can be sure of getting the
Choicest Wines ai Lipors ai the Best Brands of Cigars
©çeter Cocktails anfc
Œom ant> 3errç ©ur Specialties*
MAIN STREET,     -    -    -    KAMLOOPS. B. C.
 Wholesale and Bétail	
W^v i       * And Dealer in
DUtcner -w- stock
All Orders Promptly Attended to.
The Kamloops Drug C<>-
Dealers in     Assayers' and Prospectors' Supplies,
Pure Drugs, Chemicals and Proprietary Medicines.
<§©@©  [HE KAMLOOPS DRUG CO., Ltd.,  have purchased the Drug
I   business of Messrs. Clarke & Co., and, in addition to our present stock we now carry the largest and best assorted stock in the interior, which we shall sei atcoast prices.
Is uprto-date and is thoroughly equipped for the dispensing
of Physicians Prescriptions and Family Recipes. ^None but
the purest drugs used in dispensing.
telephone 47 W. S. ricCARTNEY, JTlanager.
P. O. Box 7. ° real Hotel, kamloops, b.c.
Redecorated and Refurnished throughout.
Excellent Cuisine, with Wines at cost
price. Well stocked Bar, the choicest
Liquors only-kept.:   Good Stabling.
N-APOLEON  LATREMOUILLE,    -   »    Prop.
ific Hotel,
HM Kamloops, B.C.
THE Nearest House to the Railway
^     Station.     The   only  convenient
Hotel for Railway Travellers.  , Good
%jf^'   Rooms.    Good Table.  ;Goo:d Liquors.
IUPONT & CORNING,      -.-    -    -     Props.
|feL    'Ka^^psTBX^
Brick Building Throughout. Comfortable Accommodation. Good table.
Electric Lighting. Latest Sanitary
Arrangements. Stabling Unsurpassed.
Splendid View of the Thompson
John EL "Latremouille, - | Prop. North American fcife.
Hè^d Offices Toronto, Ont.
A First-Glass Company..
Attractive Rl&ms of Insurance.
Unexcelled Financial Position.
Pamphlets explanatory of the Company's plans
and copies of its last Agonal Report, illustrated,
furnished on application to the Head Office,
Toronto, or any of the Company's Agents.
L. GOLDMAN, Secretary. WM. McCABE, Managing Director;
S. G. FAULKNER, Provincial  Manager, Vancouver
\(0 Bed Rook Prices ! °1/
s\ At the Miners' Outfitting House. Iff0
J J. J. GUEST & CO.. L
((c) Kamloops, B.C, on
Jgapel^a Jiôtjepy
■%■  ■?■%<*>»•">"»:>•   < • £.*
Kamloops, 3. Ç.
Finest White and Brown Bread, all Kinds of Cakes, Confectionery, Etc.- J. R. Hull & Co.
«BEEF, PORK, etc.
All orders in our Line Promptly Filled.
Highest Price Paid for Hides and Skins.
Professor of Optics & Practical Watchmaker
Opposite K. M. & A. A. Hall.
KAMLOOPS - - - - B. C.
Chronometers, Repeaters, Split Second and All
Will be accurately and promptly executed and mailed to any part of the Province.
Miners Attention !
Hair-Cut, Shave or Bath
James L. Brown's R^LS5E
BARBER SHOP.  Canadian J :§|
1',,,.: jpaeiftc
Hnb Soo pacific Xine.
The Cheapest, Mosj^Comfortablf^nd Direct Rou^e^^
And All Koot^nay#oints.
Monthly ;^^^^^^^^^^&, aiii^papaup&oàol-ala,
Bg|||te for ail Htla^c Steamsbip 111 neill
;^^^^^4^rs as t€^^^^^^^^MIrj^f^^S^^^p.^^^§^
agen%J^^|^^S^^yi|^|^î,Way, of ;|pi|l
W. O   MILLER, Agent, ||amloops.
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