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Great Activity In Bullfrog
BULLFROG, June 20 -- The Hicks & Leavitt mines thirty-five miles south of Beatty have been bonded by Senator Oddie for $150,000. J T Overbury, J P Poe and H G McMahon acted as agents for Senator Oddie, and Bradshaw and Paymal were selling agents for Hicks & Leavitt.
The bond covers about a dozen claims, on which are six large true fissure veins. One ledge can be traced 5000 feet, and an assay of 25 average samples gave $21 in free milling gold. The main shaft is twelve feet deep and is in ore yielding $40 per ton.
The purchasers have sent supplies and men to the mines and active development will begin. From 50 to 75 men will be at work by October 1st.
John T Overbury, Rhyolite Brokerage Company, and H G McMahon have purchased the Mayflower mine from W T Booth and others.
On the property is a shaft twelve feet deep in an ore body where no walls have been found. An average assay across the ledge yields $25 per ton.
A large cropping thirty feet away pans free gold. Messrs. Marks and Gant have a ledge 25 feet wide on the extension which pans.
Teams have begun hauling on a 45 ton shipment of ore from the Montgomery-Shoshone mine northward.
It will go to Salt Lake for treatment via Tonopah and Reno. Over 700 sacks of selected gold and silver bearing talc are now piled up at the mine, half of which will probably go $2000 per ton.
On the dump are several hundred tons of rich but lower grade ore which will be held for completion of the mill.
At a meeting of the miners in the Beatty district it was agreed to abolish the district of Beatty and consolidate it with that of Bullfrog.