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Kamloops and District mining gazette: A monthly journal devoted to the mining interests of the district… Kamloops and District mining gazette 1899

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Subscription, $1 per Year.
Kan)Ioops 39d Hisfricf
J[ DiïlontRhj   (fournai devoted to the DKining Interests
of tie district of XLortk ^ate,
ZBritisfi Coktmoia.
- 1899.
No. 8.
Issued Monthly.
Our Kind of Trade-
The best trade any store has or
can have is that won by the best
goods and fair dealing. It comes
and stays and brings other trade.
This is the trade we've always
striven for.
Every purchase made at otr
store is guaranteed to be just as we
say it is or money refunded. fi:
tourist cars
Running Through
Through the Grandest Scenery on the Continent.   The most direct and
cheapest route to
^vVlUbe IRootena^ =|#^
ewytyl/HMntng S)tetrict|^
Anyone wishing information regarding the gold fields of the far-famed
Kootenay and Cariboo country should call on the ^jâiadiah Pacific Rail
way Agent. Through tickets to and from all parts to Europe> via all
Atlantic^Steamship lines,
Honolulu,- Fiji, Australia,
China and Japan
Via Canadian Pacific Railway do. 's
Tickets to and from
For Particulars as to rates, tickets, terms, etc., apply to any
agent Canadian Pacific Railway, or to
ED. GOULET, Agent, Kamloops.
W. F. ANDERSON, Travelling Passenger Agent,
E. J. COYLE, District Passenger Agent, Vancouver. nss
Kamloops House
P.   HEROD,       -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Is the place where you can be sure of getting the
Choicest Wines and Liprs ant the Best Brands of Ciprs
©çster Cocktails ant>
Œom ant> 3errç ©ur Specialties*
Bed Rock Prices !
S\ At the Miners' Outfitting House. #^
j J. J. GUEST & CO, L
(9 Kamloops, B.C. qJ
MAIN STREET,     -    -    - - KAMLOOPS  B. C.
 Wholesale and Retail	
W"^ j       |j And Dealer in
DUtcner m stock
All Orders Promptly Attended to.
m _
&nt> SoojPacific Xine.
The Only Trans-continental Route Running Through
Trains From
The most direct and
Through the Grandest {Scenery on the Continent
cheapest route to
^iXIbe IRootenaç *|vV^
«yv#|/HMninc, 2)i8tdct|#^>
Anyone wishing information regarding the gold fields of the far-famed
Kootenay and Cariboo country should call on the Canadian Pacific Rail
way Agent. Through tickets to and from all parts to Eu?o^s via all
Atlaritic*Steamship lines.
Honolulu,- Fiji, Australia,
China and Japan
Via Canadian Pacific Railway Co. 's
For Particulars as to rates, tickets, terms, etc., apply to any
agent Canadian Pacific Railway, or to
ED. GOULET, Agent, Kamloops.
W. F. ANDERSON, Travelling Passenger Agent,
E. J. COYLE, District Passenger Agent, Vancouver.
Tickets to and from Kamloops House
P.   HEROD,       -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Is the place where you can be sure of getting the
Choicest Wines and Liprs and tie Best Brands of Ciprs
©çster Cocktails anï>
Œom ant> 3ern> ®ur Specialties.
Bed Rock Prices !
S% At the Miners' Outfitting House. #^
I J. J. GUEST & CO.. 1
[q Kamloops, B.C. q)
«x* iw. i^tooiesie:
MAIN STREET,     -    -    -     KAMLOOPS  B. C.
 Wholesale and Retail	
r% a       |j And Dealer in
Diftctier m- stock
AU Orders Promptly Attended to. Have you tried our Teas and Coffees?
.IF   NOT,   WHY   NOT?
Our Orange Pekoe and Monsoon
Teas cannot be beaten, and our
Java and Mocha Coffee is simply-
Marshall & Todd,
Thos. Hornby   ^
Transfer and     DEALERIN
•=?■: ■=:V:=;VL?:r£:l- =••:■■=:■/•;:'   ■ = ■ SSBBg Hay,    OatS,    etC
Express. S?al-fnd
iMiw!Z.*i-.*mm Wood.
Best Cumberland Blacksmith's Coal.
^| Headquarters for Prospectors and Mining Men.
..^ Comfortable Accommodation.    Excellent Cuisine.
W\ Choice Stock of Liquors.    Rates $i per day.
J. A. Lavery, - - - Prop.
v J. R. Hull & Co.
BEEF, PORK, etc.
All orders in our Line Promptly Filled.
Highest Price Paid for Hides and Skins.
MAIN STREET    -    -    -    -    KAMLOOPS, B. 0.
l %ix>cvy Stables.
Pirst-Olass   Driving   and   Riding   Horses at
Reasonable Rates.
T. COSTLEY, Rroprietor,
Miners Attention!
Hair-Cut, Shave or Bath
?5^2 James L. Brown's JXgflS». Hudson's Bay Co.,
Sen& î?our assaying to_
Ipbe Jt)laT)dp-^#v^
Kamloops,  B.C.,
MINING ENGINEERS. kamloops *mNm& ^Gi&z&m&f
,— —-.--————— Lchutists tbiÊri|it^fiou^4oî: fballoons.^
AUOim)Î899i<->> mSê We visited .the.WÉMîfeiBgs,^ candles in
What W« Th.rtfc.
^ÎFindi^ipkijag off pfeee$^^^i»i«*s^«e
'copper, pyrites, etc.; from the sides
bais we^wenlMit^gvs^^V^ài^feèt wèT
with a «feeling.gc^iii^gf- <th«fc   we
• (3a»^^h^^*^#çiiîin \fàÊPbû&kikBxk istepped off the crossbar, not in the
- ''T^rra^hsEft^iine the^mfi^wftrBe1-
eloêraâ^ derkn  on  adèôunt   of'^new1'"'
fairly lw«H^anft^TO«:ip^ï'W€^^
ordered, ^nt^fe^lili^nd of 'OéèQî'"
ber^ftï^ ^anagemti&t tiopW 1;o?Ba^ev
hriag^it under ptîbJ^ijeverytlîitïg in "plâ^sè^^rrid k larger
feeJee^^Hiaft it is "iin^jforeensfTiiensffe^ork. Tî?é'*Pd^Iîo^9fc>1
has^B^ly^doèë^lOtOf good work
for Kamloops inTbrktj^flf* *it toH3ië,!
Hvœfiï ^ls*ïï copper rcaffip,'i'an'<î "will
we%ojp8*Dontin ue to %>' moTêT"
a report -**im-^ih3»*$PoffaOok I'hf ^S&l
John Redman, of CKamlotips^^wfâsiïr
was >pE»i$£cfcfrt» ^the commencement
of r*the nnanth in thé MM!. ^Mefimg
Rec&rd. It has sinee^beenr vêpres'
da«^d^-dto*«rtb^>pa^e»aj arrô^roto^ty
by .thj&Titraie J*»»' befca
digeste d, especiall y i n thi s sec t i on of
thekOOHHtwy. We ^vesrture;- however;
to onee-ra©KO
possible to hf&m t©©**«an$h'*of a good
things nmâi al®ô ?befea?fiise ^sve^wishino
in lea^jpower.
A eouj^»f v^^ks wgo w«-:'cisi$<sl'
the Pofch$lik>> ma3ftey<<?an&-*were^ 'eer*
tainly i»a^'StF^ek^itkfôk#»mourafc
of work done, and also the business -
liJto@^i^^tek^#»«^#^leS'ev<5ry where ;
It is a model mining- «amp and1 well
weirfe^^ssiy otfc©*s while to payit ai
visit. On every«band «%•©' e'vaienees'
of the mangger-W- «Mii^pand un-
tiriag* energy. Evsrytfeaa^is is its
place, the mea^ «ma&iwweH^lodgéfd and
cared f <H$r asd t&e - «est with which
they go about** their work : -speaks
volumes for - itself, and is a prettgr
tru^eadicatiiQiitiiat t&eîrélie&rte tore?
in thçir toil and thât.*be*r employers ' interests are theirs* -
Tiiô «sport of Mr. Redman is so
exhaustif tfeafc it tea¥es us nofcliiag
of interest to «ay witfcirfegaTd to the
actual work ûoufe in *the mine. We
wen* down the shaft,' thee-iapèâ"
descent stàrriag^ap a lot of Mtnerter
lèérSt^n.v^lng thé 'in^n^^w^^ ewèTe
piji!m.Mè^>f^way^ffS% ^ncl
-■■■ We%re^lad to see thattfcè7^©1^*
hehïg maâs^to^put up a good show
aaf ^aibftoops1 "minerals at the   Spo-
featee^SIx^hiMfton are^being crowned
wife%ueh suceuse:   The'' neeeSslSy"
t^Mivmg^'g^od man'to^b^lohg to
thoroughly exp^in'Tgvefythtng is of
■course  apparent to   everyone,   for
àâtifêottgh our   minerals Will ' speak
for"<feémTserves',Whên Under  notice,
a Mttae^help in thai? direction ""mfl';
not hurt them." lWé?,%ear  that'Mr.'
Joe Bonafâson of   the Pothook  has
been tàiossn and we think the Choice"'
a good one.    It could nôt hW&è fallen
on a nette**: man.   In 7 Ms^Mhds the
interests of Kamloops will not suffer
as he  thoroughly understands   the
nature of  the task, and is   wellac-"
qnainteft-wlth  mostX>f  the claînls
m thW<3istrict.  We wish him every"
Our Camp.
(Queen's Prizeman in Geology, London
Assayer and Mining Engineer,
Kamloops, B.C.
The development of the Pothook
Mine is being watched with int Brest
by mining men throughout the Province. The property, however, will
attract still further attention when
its leading features are better
known, and as the property possesses
characteristics dissimilar to those
possessed by any developed or partly
developed mineral claim in B.C., a
a description of these characteristics
and of the development of the property will perhaps repay perusal.
The group of claims composing
the Pothook property is a large one,
and is made up of five full claims—
four claims varying from 33 to 45
acres in size and five fractions located during survey. The whole of
the ground comprises an . area of
425 acres. The property is situated
on the plateau at the foot of the
west slope of Sugar Loaf Mountain
forming the western
the Coal Hill camp. v The chief
claims were located in September,
189*5, during the excitement following the first discovery of beavily
copper-stained rock on Coal Hill.
Men were engaged for about a year
cross-cutting and sinking on these
big showings of copper-stained rock,
and many big pieces of native copper
were discovered, to say nothing of
the stringers of copper glance and
bornite. The work meanwhile was
sufficient to demonstrate that considerable depth was needed to prove
the value of these showings, but
that, nevertheless, the chances were
most favorable for the investment
of capital, in the making of more
than one big mine. In November,
1797, the claims now forming the
Pothook group were taken up under
a working bond by Mr. H. Croft of
Victoria, and systematic development work was commenced under
the direction of Mr. Ashby. Extensive surface work, in the form of a
series of big crosscuts and a few
trial shafts, was first done to sup
plement the work carried on by the
original owners. This proved the
presence of a very large vein, composed of a rather soft schistone
veinstuff, resembling chiefly a very
much altered diorite, but containing
less silica, and some talc, lying between a foot wall of a fine granitoid
rock and a hanging-wall of diorite.
The vein stuff was heavily copper-
stained and was interspersed irregularly with native copper and
copper glance. This series of crosscuts aggregate in length 560 feet,
showing up the vein for a distance
of over 5,000 feet with a width of
over 350 feet. A double compartment shaft, was commenced on the
extension .of | Pothook claim and sinking and cross
cutting has progressed continuously
since, with thé exception of a short
closing down this spring for the
erection of a new shaft-house and
power-hoisting gear. A horse- -
winze was installed in May, 1898,
and in the fall of that year the pre - .
perty passed into the hands of the
Scottish Copper Mines Syndicate of
B.C., Ltd. Liability, of which Mr.
Croft is the local director.
The mine buildings which have
been erected as occasion required
now consist of the shaft-house, 36x
None but the Purest Drugs used in dispensing at KAMLOOPS MINING GAZETTE.
40 ; blacksmith's shop, 16x24 ; cook-1
house,   20x28 ;   bunkhouse,   16x32 ;
manager's   office,   18x20;   cottage,!
16x24 ; with large' stables and barn,
power-house, root houses, etc. They
are plain, substantial   frame  build-
the water finds its way to the drainage level of Cherry Creek and Kamloops Lake. A good proportion ot
the water in the workings gets
away through the vein, and very
little is lifted.    Under these condi-
ings, the cook-house and bunk-1 tions of a soft, easily decomposed
house being large, airy comfortable vein material, the continuous water
places. Mr. Ashby believes in look- j action and the certain leaching out
ing after the creature comforts of of some of the copper contents, it is
his men, and is deservedly popular ; | evident that the full values will not
while he in turn says that his men j
are as good as can be found in the |
Province. Mr. Ashby's close atten- j
tionto their well-being creates a re- !
be realize t until the drainage level
is passed, which means a depth of
over 500 feet. Meanwhile there is
a notable   h iprovemfent   in   values
sponsive willingness and interest on I and extent of ore, as evidenced by
the part of the miners that make comparison of the lower with the
matters work smoothly and attains upper level. The first cross-cut the
the highest efficiency and economy À level was commenced at a depth
for the company. In the shaft- of 80 feet, this was driven 39 feet io
house is a six h.p. gasoline hoisting the south and 24 feet to the north,
engine and a fan for ventilation | The whole 60 feet carried a line dis-
which   draws up the   air from   the | tribution of native copper, averaging
ugh a 10-incli pipe of gal-
&d iron.    The shaft is a double
irtment   one,   each   compartment is 4%x5, inside measurement.
from 1 to 1.5 per cent., with an irregular mass of 3 feet, of glance,
yielding all through 18 per cent,
copper.    A picked   ton of   this sent
It is well-timbered all the way, one to the Kaslo sampling works yielded
compartment bei'jg used'for hoist- 30 per cent, copper. The B level
imrandthe other as the downcast was commenced at a depth of 150
air-shaft, and ladder-way ; the lad- feet and has been driven 243 feet to
ders are inclined with landings the south and 214 feet to the north,
every twenty feet. This shaft is I the showings in this crosscut are a
now down 330 feet, and four levels great improvement on the A level,
have been driven from it, cross- and the vein assumes the character
cutting the vein. It is now possible of a more regularly banded miner-
to study the character of   this   im-1 alized zone.   The native   copper oc-
uiense vein. The vein stuff is apparently in very much altered or
imperfect diorite. It v. is almost
amorphous in character, very soft
and very easy to work, and at a
depth of 330 feet it is no harder.
Even at this "depth, it is evidently
altered by decomposition, due to infiltration of water. This vein appears to be the   channel   by which
curs rather unevenly distributed all
the way in the south crosscut and
for 100 feet from the shaft. in the
north crosscut, along with a little
glance. In the south crosscut a 3-
foot chute reticulated with veins of
bornite was met 60 feet from the
shaft, and a little further a 4-foot
band, carrying 3 per cent, native
copper, then native copper in vary-
IP r
ing quantities for 100 feet, when a
band of quartzite of considerable
width was met, 3 feet of which carried copper pyrites averaging 5.8
per cent, in copper and $3.60 values
in gold and silver. At 212 feet a
rich band of native copper was met,
and the change when this was gone
through indicates that the vein was
passed through. This last band was
17 feet wide, and the native copper
was very uniform throughout. A
sample taken across the first foot
yielded 3.25 per cent, of copper, a
sample from the last foot containing
also some finely distributed copper
glance, which assayed 7 per cent,
copper, and a sample taken all
across the 17 feet assayed 4.55 per
cent, in copper and $3 in gold and
silver. A drift was made a^ong the
north side of this band, and samples
taken from the vein stuff as it came
out gave the same values as the first
assay over a distance of 60 feet. A
second crosscut was then made and
in addition to the native copper an
irregular mass of several feet of
bornite was encountered. This occurrence of a large band carrying
good values in native copper and
bornite was very gratifying to the
management and the company. The
drift of the vein and these bands is
to the south, that is, away from the
shaft, and the C level, at a depth of
250 feet, is not yet sufficiently advanced to meet this 17-foot band,
hut the showing for the 230 feet attained is an improvement on the B
level. Twenty-five feet from the
shaft a band of 4 feet carrying copper pyrites was met ; at 80 feet a 12-
foot band carrying veins of bornite,
native coppered some fine copper -
glance ; at 227 feet the same, quartzite that was noticed on the B level
was met and was much wider. At
the time of writing the fase/. i&*afôty-
in the quartzite, which earwigs; a
good amount of copper pvrites, 27
feet of this assaying 4 per cent, of
copper, with $3.50 in gold and giQsfQfc*
The D level, at a depth of 325 feet,
is only in 80 feet from the shaft,, far carries the same characteristics as the upper ones. A considerable amount of native copper
has been met.
On the (Jump^t the mine there is
now 700 to 8,00 tons of lowïgpaçteï
ore, carrying 1.5 to 2 per cent, native copper, with a small proportion
of coppor pyrites and copper glance,
and carrying values of $3 per ton in
gold and silver and 25 to 30 tons of
picked high-grade ore. The low-
grade ore . is practically a run of
mine ore, chiefly, from the upper
levels. The material from the lower
lavels is considerably higher in copper than the average of the dump,
but taking this.average for our basis
of calculation, we shall see that this
immense mass of low-grade ore is
sufficiently valuable to yield a good
profit when concentrated. Experiments with sample^ of the ore show
that it will concentrate perfectly
and cheaply, and the gold and silver
values are saved with the concen-
|rajtej^r. Its q^nc<en|^ting ratio is
ten to one or a little over. This
will yield concentrates,; jC^eryjags.
about 20 per cent, copper, worth at
smelter price $40 per ton, possibly
more, and $30 per ton gold and silver
values. The remarkable, jease with
which this soft ore can be mmesL:
md oiushed reduces the costs of mining and concentrating to a very
low figure. It is esthnate(|t^.^;$$,JtO ;v
per ton will cover all mining exf^s-:.^
ses;   but  allowing   $3, -ifaok ton of
Assayers' and ProspectQf^^gPplieijgfe 	
Freight and Smelter treatment costs
at present $12.50 per ton, leaving a
balance of $27.50 profit per ton of
No stoping has been done on the
richer bands, and no allowance has
been made for the irregular tenti-
cular bodies of high-grade ore which
are evidently distributed through
the mass of the vein. When ore is
being taken out in quantity from
richer bands and the high-gjade ore
accounted for, the value of the run
of mine ore will be at least doubled.
The low-grade ore bodies are now
shown 11 have sufficient size to warrant thf erection of a larger plant
and the establishment of concentration wot ks on a large scale. As soon
s as this ii accomplished the Pothook
should take rank among the mines
working large bodies of low-grade
ore which not infrequently pay very
handsome dividends.
A complete new plant for the
mine is now ordered and is xpected
to be in position by October. This
plant will consist of à 50 horse-power
hoisting engine, a 60 horse-power
air com >ressor and five machine
dril: -. When this plant is in place,
the staff of men will be largely in
creased and sinking and cross-cutting at lower levels will proceed
more rapidly. A tramway route to
the selected concentrator site adjoining the railway track and the
Thompson River has been surveyed,
and the grade is easy and regular.
The dis- -tnee is two and one-half
miles, and the tramway will be of
the gravity type—inexpensive to
o 7.struct. It is expected to com
plete the concentration works by
next soring, and by that time the e
should be a large supply of ore at
the mine, and a large amount blocked out below ground.
A remarkable resemblance of the
Pothook vein to some of the native
copper deposits of Lake Superior
will he noticed, but I think this is
the first deposit of its kind to be developed in British C >lumbia.
In conclusion I desire to add a
word of praise in respect to the
sound business-like policy pursued
by the management of the Pothook
mine. All the money spent has
been spent as far as possible in the
under-ground development, on buildings and other accessories to development, these being added only as
required. Now that the future of
the property is more or less proved,
the question of tramways and treatment can be advantageously considered. The system of developing a
property before equipping it is not
so general as it should be, unfortunately for Kamloops camp and poss-
iblv others. Some engineers are so
full of schemes for building roads,
tramwtys and locating impossible
smelter sites, that mine development is often neglected, and a good
property with facilities for treating
and handling ore is closed down for
lack of funds before the ore is even
blocked out. In the Pothook we
have a good example of "how to do
it properly," and the manner in
which the mine has been system-,
atically developed reflects great
credit on th( business capacity of
Mr. Ashby, the auperintendent of
the mine, and of Mr. Croft, the
company's resident d rector. Meanwhile an earnest effort is being
made in Kamloops at the pre; ent
time to conduct mining enterprise
in this camp on a more business-like
basis—a consummation devoutely
to be wished.   B. C. Mining Record.
E. McCartney,
Manager. r
|  Local Claims. f
Fern—4 miles N. W. of Kamloops,
P. S. Fearn ; August 1.
Lovely—4 miles N. W. of- Kamloops, Leon Boillot ; Augnst 1.
Hattie—10 mile creek, adj. King
Solomon, E. J. Sirett ; August 2.
Mabel—10 mile creek, adj. King
Solomon, E. J. Sirett,    Aug. 2.
Primrose—2 miles E. of Harper's
Camp, Peter Douglas ; August 2.
Eagle—3 miles N. of Coutlees, W.
Voght ; August 5.
Cardiff—2% miles from wagon
road, Deadman's creek, R. Williams,
Augnst 5.
Toonkwa—12 miles S. of Kamloops,   A. J. Colquhoun ; August 5.
Comstock—6 miles E. of Salmon
Arm, S. M. McGuire ; August 5.
Gold Bug,—same as above, F. A.
McLeod ; August 5.
Treadwell—same as above, G. W.
McLeod ; August 5.
Klondike—same as above, F. A.
McLeod ; August 5.
Lillie pale—same as above, Alec.
McDonald ; August 5.
Shuswap—same as above, J. D.
McGuire ; August 5.
Swamp Angel—8 miles W. of
Ma-mete Lake, L. O. Hamilton ; Aug.
7. ^'tg
Tough Climb--15 miles S. w. of
Kamloops, 3 miles S. of Pendleton's
ranche, J. McCabe ; Amgust 7.
30th of July-8 miles W. of Mamette Lake, Chas. Day Mining Coy. ;
August 7.
First of August-8 miles W. of
Mamette Lake, Chas. Day Mining
Coy. August 7.
Brooke-100   yds.   up    Bonaparte
For Physicians' Fro;
River from Ashcroft, M. T. Ahearn,
August 10.
Blue-Nose--6 miles N. of Nicola
Lake,   J.   Clapperton ;   August   12.
Atlanta—on Hardie Mtn., F. J.
Fulton ; August 15.
Summit-same as above, E. T. W.
Pear se ; August 15.
Christobel--same as above, J. F.
Wells ; August 15.
Golden Chariot—7 miles S. of Kamloops, J. P. Dillon, G. D. Harrison,
G. J. Rodgers ; August 18.
Amalgam--3% miles E. of Copper
Creek, W. Jackson ; August 18.
Dunlevin-Gilmore Mt. S. of Nicola
Lake, H. S. Cleasby ; August 19.
Champion-Ten Mile Creek,   west
Swan-Mill creek 7 miles from
Nicola,   J. T. P. Nash ;   August  19.
Alice--on Ten Mile Creek, east side,-
E. J. Sirett ; August 19.
Rambler—Bonaparte River 3 miles
West of Ashcroft,  F. Burns, anb M.
F. Ahearn ; August 21.
Bill Nye-S. W. of Kamloops, J.
A. Lavery ; August 22.
Ina-Coal Hill adj. Little Eva, J.
M. Harper : Aurust 22.
Woodhouse-on Hardie Mtn. adj.
Bru ?e? A. C. Wells ; August 22-
Severn--on .Criss Creek, W. H.
Whittaker, August 23.
Ophir-4 miles S. of Kamloops, E.
J. Leeming ; August 25.
Big T-Ô miles S. W. of Kamloops,
A. D. Mclntyre : August 25.
Dot-1 mile N. of Harper's Camp,
J. McCabe ; August 25.
Maple-same as above, A. Wallace
and L Austin ; August 25.
New Glasgow—6 miles E. of Salmon  Arm,    A. B. Currie ;   Aug. 26.
Adelaide Fraction- Coal Hill, adj.
Truth and Dakota, C. W. Sarel ;
Aug. 2Q.
, Lake View—E* of Quilchena, T.
Legasey ; Aug. 28.
options go tolSrj
Mobile—13^ miles N. of Harper's
Camp, A. Wallace,-J. McCabe and
L. Austin ; August 24.
Gold Bug-G. D. Harrison, and G.
J. Rodgers, to O. S. Batchelor.
Treadwell Mining Coy. % to O. S.
Skookum Pup-John Fleet to H.
Truth, Hope, Jennie, Dakota-J.
McGee, option to H. Ashby.
Hecla—W. H. Fowler. % interest-
to J. P. Dillon.
Hecla Fraction-J. P. Dillon to H.
L. Matthews.
Liberatus--J. Delaney to E. Powers.
Rose and Last. Ro-ie of Summer—
J. P. Dillon to O, S. B itchelor.
Ptr.widaiice-R. to C. E.
Buena Vista and Gulden Pearl -T.
Legasey to T. Ahearn.
Lytton is quiet
within a   month   <
dredge   employing
will be working on
are cc
hook :
iready sent to Parie
r, Evening Star, Delaney fraction, Iron
Mask, Lucky Strike, Truth Group,
Wheel Tamar, OK Group, Gold from
the Grass Roots and Chieftain and
iron ores from the Glen Iron and
Pothook mines. Gold quartz from
the Noonday and Gordon groups,
the Hardy Mountain group, copper
and silver, Princess ; molybdenite,
Grande Prairie ; coal from Sarel and
Young   property,   on    the    North
Creek : pyrrhotite   from   th
bird, Shuswap.
it   present,   but
>r   six   weeks   a
about   20    men
the  river.    The
road into Lillooet will also be
finished in about a month which
will make things better for both
The Mountain View was visited
during the week and it was noticeable how well the property is showing up with the work done. Instead
of wasting time and money on
sinking shafts, going nowhere in
particular, a series of deep crosscuts have been made, vvhich will
enable the property to be easily
examined. The surface showings
are very fine and extensive. Good
specimens of copper stained rock
and copper pyrites are to be seen
near the surface. Another fea.ure
is the presence of copper pyrites in
Mr. Donald Simpson has made a L"
fine discovery up Cherry Creek,
a bout 12 miles south of Mr. Hughes.
; The vein stuff is quartz, carrying
j gold values. The country rock is
dioritic schist, the vein is beauti-
| fully   formed.    Mr.    Simpson    has
taken out a man   with  him  to help	
develop his claim.
One of the most promising groupsN
in the camp, though it has seldom I
• "silver lead from Manson I nat^ ^he public attention drawn to j
Blue   **' *s *'ke Truth Group,   Which lie»/
between the Cherry Creek road and I
the Pothook.     For some time past, (
a good deal of careful development I
being  work   has   been   done,   with   most (
some I gratifying results,  a large amount (
; of  surface cross-cutting has shown I
The Kimberly group is
worked steadily at the tunnel
ore is showing on the face.
Manager. n
the existence of a massive vein of
iron, three or four hundred feet in
width, and has been trrced for a
long distance. The vein stuff contains copper pyrites, varying from
10 to 13 per cent, of metal, with
several dollars in both gold and
silver values. A shaft has been
sunk to a depth of 45 feet, it is well
timbered and has a fine showing of
ore on the bottom. A considerable
amount of ore from this shaft is to
be seen on the dump.
Messrs. Angus and Mitchell have
property that is of considerable interest and value if it can reach the
proper market. The ore which
is molybdenite is generally
found associated with copper veins,
but is usually limited to the first
twenty feet or so from the surface.
The samples from these claims,
which are at Grande Prairie, are exceedingly fine, but the property is
not yet sufficiently developed.
Drifting on the vein has commenced on the Noonday àt a depth
of over a hundred feet. Some fine
looking quartz has been brought to
the surface. As soon as the drift is
in some distance, samples will be
taken every now and then for
assaying. This will enable the
owners to arrive at a close estimation of the value of their property.
This it should be remembered is a
free gold proposition.
/i The Gordon group at Harper's
/ Camp is advancing to the shipping
1 stage and are now sacking some of
y their gold and silver ore for ship-
j ment to Trail.
Work is being done on the Ade
laide fraction, adjoining the
There seems to be.hope, for the
Lillooet district yet, as eastern capitalists have secured some of the
best properties in Cayoosh Creek,
and are developing them, notably
the Ample, where some work was
done long ago by that wonderfully
unsuccessful company, the Horne-
Payne syndicate. Ihere is no doubt
that there are good properties in the
district, but the quartz veins roll in
and out very suddenly as veins in
slate often do, and the slate itself is
sometimes of more value than the
quartz. This renders careful oversight of the work most necessary.
The district, however, has the advantage of good waterpower and
the steepness of the mountains will
obviate the necessity of sinking in
most cases. It is only a matter of
time when the heart of that mining
district will be opened by a railroad
coming in either along the Fraser
from Lytton or up the valley of Anderson river from the head of Harrison Lake.
There is some activity around
Lytton where a large dredge is being
built for Coble-dick & Co. It is to
be hoped that it will be more successful than most of the dredges employed in trying to save gold from the
Fraser. It is noteworthy that the
most successful of these machines is
one which was built at Welland and
operates at North Bend. There are,
however, many difficulties- in the
way of dredgers in the Fraser. Canadian Mining Gazette.
Mr J. F. Smith has gone up to
the Tête Jaune Cache to do assessment   work  on his mica prospects.
Fancy Toilet Articles at McCartney's Drug Store. "ï
The Kamloops Drag* Co.,
Dealers in     Assayers' and Prospectors' Supplies,
Pure Drugs, Chemicals and Propriety 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 sell at coast prices.
Is up-to-date and is thoroughly.^flipped ffmrfhe dispensing
of Physicians Prescriptions and Family Recipes. None m$*,
the purest'dr^ûgS^Used in dispensing.
Telephone 47.
P. O. Box 7.
W   "E. HcCARTNEY, fia nages.
Coal Hill and
Jacko Lake....
Will leave the Dominion Hotel at 9 o'clock a.m. on
Tuesdays, Thifrstfays and Saturdays
Carrying Passengers, Mail
and Freight to all camps
in the district. . . .
Thos. Hornby,
Wood, Hard and Soft
Coal, & Cumberland
Blacksmith's Coal.
Mineral Act 1896
(Form F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
1 he "Suttèr," "Skyline." "Vigo" and
"Lulu" mineral claims, sit.rn.te at Sum-
rait. City-Gamy in the.G^gXite C'eek Mining district of the Yale Division. Take
notice that I, J. Meinecke, of Terie
Haute. Indiara, U.S.^,.Vag-ent for the
Star Exploring and Mining Co., Free
Miners Certificate ÎJ.o. B21275, intend
sixty days from date hereof, to apply to
he Mining Recorder for a Çerti'çate of
Improvements for the purpose of obéâpir j
ing a Crown Grant of the above claim. "
And further,take notice that action, under section 37, must he commenced before
the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 8th day of ..September, 1899.
Agent for the  Star    Exploration  and
Mining Co.
British Columbia Pottery Co.,
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Fittings, Agricultural Drain Tile, Flower
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Fire Clay. All kinds of Fire Clay Goods,
Assayers' Furnaces, etc., made to order.
Ornamental Garden Border Tiles, Vases,
etc., Cement, Plaster of Paris, Lime and
all kinds of Ornamental Plaster work. t
B Gborougbls afirst^GlassDotel    ^ IRates fftom $1.00  to  $2.00
for Jfamiltes an& Commercial flfcen.  W t>ex 2>a£.
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About 50 Yards from the Station.
Kamloops, B.C.
IRapoleon Xatremouille, prp.
Grand Pacific Hotel,
^Mf^ Kamloops, B.C. ^^
THE Nearest House to the Railway
•     Station.     The   only  convenient
Hotel for Railway Travellers.    Good
Rooms.    Good Table.   Good Liquors.
DUPONT & CORNING,     -   -   -   -     Props.
Queen's Hotel, SBB
Brick ' Building Throughout. Comfortable Accommodation. Good table.
Electric Lighting. Latest Sanitary
Arrangements. Stabling Unsurpassed.
Splendid View of the Thompson
John   Latremouille,   - -   Prop. "\
^    All kinds of Stoves and Heaters made specially for saving fuel    ^
$V and giving the most warmth. ^
j2 Tin and Granite Ware a Specialty. iS
«//   "l5 4° 4=   Our Skates are unequalled and we have a large stock to select from.   «$» °ï° 41   -*A{
vjg* Cutlery, Carving Sets and Plated Ware. /\
IryUR LINES OF y    , |
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¥ Are Complete, and Prices as Usual
_Away Down..
iï The Imperial Brewing Co., Ltd. .
&£ * KAMLOOPS, B. C, J»
- Manufacturers of	
Ginger Bear, Soda Water, Lemonade, and other Aerated   Drinks.
UNDER our new management we have permanently secured the services of a first-class brewer, who has
thoroughly overhauled our cellars, and we are now
prepared to furnish the market with our new beer, which is second to none, and sure to give satisfaction.    Give us a trial.
■Orders by mail or otherwise promptly attended to.
w^«      E. T. W.  PEARSE, Manager. i
(TDaln Street,
Ikamloops, B.C.
Large Central Sample Rooms. Comfortable, well furnished bedrooms.
Good Stabling. Rates $i to $2.50.
New Horse Corrall in connection.
P. A. Barnhart,
The Pioneer Saloon,
Kamloops, B.C.
The Best Liquors kept in stock.
A quiet and comfortable saloon.
All kinds of Newspapers.
John   O'Brien,
Kamloops, B.C.
Under an entirely new management.
Headquarters for Nicola, Granite
Creek and Louis Creek Stages.
Every convenience for Commercial
Men. Good Stabling. Excellent
Cuisine. Free 'bus to and from all
Trains.    Well stocked Bar.
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