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Bullfrog Mines May Merge
It is proposed by the large stockholders of the Mayflower and Starlight mining companies to consolidate the properties of the two companies. Those interested say that the statement that the Bullfrog Croesus would be in the consolidation is incorrect.
The crosscut from the 70-foot level of the Skookum shaft is about 18 feet. The formation here is at blue lime, in which lead ore appears occasionally. This is a good indication. The equipment of the mine will soon be first-class.
The crosscut from the 100-foot level at the Gold Bar South Extension is cutting into the ledge at the 150-foot point. Good values appearing in the face.
In the shaft of the Rhyolite Townsite, at 150 feet, the formation is getting solid. The shaft will be sunk to 200 feet and then cross-cutting will be started for the ledge, which, it is estimated, will be reached in thirty-feet. A gasoline hoist has just been installed at the Townsite.
The Zeigler Bullfrog is a new corporation and little work has been done thus far on the company's property, although the locations are among the oldest in the district. Surface assays run as high as $37 per ton in gold. Nineteen assays averaged $5.54 in gold per ton on the surface. One particular lead has been opened up showing a width of eight feet.
Development continues steadily on the China Nevada, and a new shaft is being sunk on the Hongkong claim. Surface assays across 100 feet of the vein run $4.20 in gold per ton. Depth, it is thought, will prove up much greater values. At present the shaft has attained a depth of twelve feet, the whole bottom being in quarts.
Judge Ezra Norris, J R Bryan and F H Stickney, who own the Horseshoe group, a short distance southeast of the Mayflower, have let a contract for sixty feet of tunneling. The tunnel is now in sixty feet, and is expected to tap the Mayflower ledge at the 150-foot point. There are twelve claims in the group.
Work has been started on the Manganese Bullfrog, owned by Bevis & Cushman. A shaft is being sunk on the lead. The property adjoins the Mayflower, and has practically the same surface indications, it is stated. Ten dollar values in gold and silver have been obtained from the outcrop.
The shaft at the Denver Annex is down fifty feet and all in ore. The property is said to be showing up exceptionally well under development.
The shaft of the Swan Hilda is down 100 feet and a drift has been started from this level. The management states that the vein is showing steady improvement.
Hoisting machinery is being installed at the Bullfrog Alliance and will be in operation in a few days. The shaft is down 135 feet, with good stringers appearing in the bottom.
The crosscut from the 100 at the Gold Bar South Extension cut a strong ledge carrying good values at the 115 foot point. The material is quartz mixed with talc and manganese and promises excellent returns.
The Bullfrog Gold Coin has struck ore in an open cut on its Coin No. 1 and No. 2 claims. An assay recently made gave a return of $22 to the ton from ore very similar in character, General Manager Thatcher states, to that found at the Mayflower. Three and a half-feet of the material have been uncovered and the width of the ledge has not yet been proved.
Sinking is being continued at the Black Spra with two shifts. Shaft No. 1 is down 132 feet and the drift from the 100-foot level south on the vein is being pushed ahead. The crosscut went from the 100 is being further extended and the material being penetrated is constantly improving in character. If the ground in the shaft continues reasonably good it is the purpose to reach the 200-foot point by the 10th of next month. -- Bullfrog Miner.