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Chapter 29 Land Surveyor Weekly From #04 - Oro Blanco.—This camp is seven miles south-east of Arivaca. The country rock is generally porphyry. The ores are mostly carbonates and free-milling. Wood is plentiful. The ores carry gold and silver. The Warsaw is a vein from 3 to 4 feet wide. One from this mine has worked $80 per ton. It is opened by a 300-foot shaft, besides drifts and cross-cuts. A ten-stamp mill and roaster have been erected on the property. It has produced over $25,000. The Alaska is a 4-foot vein, carbonate ore, assaying $70 per ton. It has a shaft 150 feet deep, and a 200-foot tunnel. The Peelstick has a shaft 170 feet deep, has a 4-foot vein, and assays $60 per ton. The Yellow Jacket has a shaft 120 feet deep, and 400 feet of drifts and tunnels. It shows a ledge 3 feet wide — gold quartz. A ten-stamp mill has been erected on the mine, and a considerable amount of bullion taken out. The Montana is a large ledge of carbonate ore. A tunnel 100 feet in length has been driven on the vein. The Idaho shows a vein 4 feet wide, some of which assays as high as $200. It is opened by a shaft, 100 feet deep. The Susana is a vein of carbonate ore, going $60 per ton. A shaft 50 feet deep has been sunk on the property. The California has a shaft 100 feet deep. It is a strong vein of carbonates, that assays $50 per ton. Among the prospects worthy of mention in this district should be named the Sonora, North Carolina, Franco-American, Ready Relief, Southern Pacific, and many others.

Empire District.—This district is about twenty miles east of Tucson, in the rolling hills of the Rincon mountains. It is a short distance south of the Southern Pacific railroad. The camp has been brought into notice by the discovery of the Total Wreck, an immense body of chloride ore, over 50 feet in width, and assaying from $10 to $500 per ton. The ore carries silver and gold. It has the appearance of a contact vein, between porphyry and lime. Work is prosecuted steadily. Three thousand tons of ore are on the dump, and reduction works will be erected at once. The Champion is a 20-foot vein, with a shaft 50 feet deep. The Dividend, Cross, Crescent, Ophir, and many others are on the same vein as the Total Wreck. They show large bodies of the same character of ore, and promise to become valuable properties.

Old Hat District is on the northern end of the Santa Catarina range, and thirty-five miles from Tucson. It contains plenty of wood and water, and is well situated for mining. The Bonanza has two tunnels, 300 feet in length. It is a large vein, assaying from $50 to $100 per ton. Work is carried on steadily, and a fine property is being opened up. The Braganza is a strong vein, producing ore that goes from $50 to $200 per ton. The other prominent mines are the Old Hat, Bandit, American Flag, Palmetto, Pioneer, Morning Star, Black Bear, Silver Glance, Montezuma, Mermaid, Pilot, Lookout, Manzana, and many more. With its beautiful situation, and abundance of wood and water, this district is destined to become a prominent mining center of Southern Arizona.

About The Historical Texts

Following is the list of uncopyrighted publications used for the History of Arizona and the Southwest. All can be easily found on-line in PDF format. Sorted by publication date they are:

  1. The Memoir of the Proposed Territory of Arizona - 1857 | By Sylvester Mowry
  2. Arizona and Sonora - 1863 | By Sylvester Mowry
  3. The Territory of Arizona_1874 | By Arizona Legislative Assembly
  4. Resources of Arizona - 1881 | By Arizona Legislative Assembly
  5. The History of Arizona and New Mexico, Volume 17 - 1889 - (Arizona Portion) | By Hubert Howe Bancroft
  6. Titan of Chasms the Grand Canyon - 1906 | By C.A. Higgins, J.W. Powell, Chas.F.Lumins
  7. Reminiscences of a Soldiers Wife - 1907 - (Arizona Portion) | By Ellen McGowan Biddle
  8. The First Through the Grand Canyon - 1915 | By Major John Wesley Powell
  9. The History of Arizona, Volume 1 - 1915 (starting Chapter VII) | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  10. The History of Arizona, Volume 2 - 1915 | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  11. The History of Arizona, Volume 3 - 1916 | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  12. The History of Arizona, Volume 4 - 1916 | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  13. The History of Arizona, Volume 5 - 1918 | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  14. The History of Arizona, Volume 6 - 1918 | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  15. The History of Arizona, Volume 7 - 1918 | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  16. The History Of Arizona, Volume 8 - 1918 | By Thomas Edwin Farish
  17. Arizona the Wonderland - 1917 | By George Wharton James
  18. The Story of Arizona - 1919 | By Will H. Robinson

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Chapter 29 Land Surveyor Weekly From #04 - Oro Blanco.—This camp is seven miles south-east of Arivaca. The country rock is generally porphyry. The ores are mostly carbonates and free-milling. Wood is plentiful. The ores carry gold and silver. The Warsaw is a vein from 3 to 4 feet wide. One from this mine has worked $80 per ton. It is opened by a 300-foot shaft, besides drifts and cross-cuts. A ten-stamp mill and roaster have been erected on the property. It has produced over .........Continue to complete Chapter of our Arizona Land Surveyors weekly.

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