News from NevadaSource: Grand Encampment Herald - Encampment, WY
Date Published: 1905-09-29
NEWS FROM NEVADA
Former Encampment Man Tells of the New Gold Camp
Earle R Clemens arrived Saturday from Rhyolite, Nevada after an eventful trip over 120 miles of desert before taking the train at Las Vegas. Mr. Clemens asserts that the hot weather is over in that section of Nevada, and that the town and camp are showing a decided improvement as winter approaches.
There are now nine shippers in the Bullfrog district, eight of which are within a radius of one mile from the office of the Rhyolite Herald, which publication is being conducted by Messrs. Clemens and Keene of this place. The town of Rhyolite is nine months old and boasts of a modern water works system, a $30,000 hotel, three banks, newspaper, telephone exchange, telegraph, daily mail and automobile service from Goldfield and Las Vegas. There are three water lines which will furnish the water for stamp mills to be erected at Rhyolite, Bullfrog and Beatty.
The best feature of the situation, says Mr. Clemens, is the immensity of the ledges, which are unquestionably the largest in Nevada. Both gold and silver are present in commercial values almost from grass roots. The big mine, the Montgomery Shoshone, has a width of 185 feet of ore, forty feet of which is solid manganese quartz averaging $40 to the ton, 60 feet of which is a very rich talc, and all of which will mill. "Bob" McCoy and "Bob" Young have some fractions near this property.
Mr. Clemens has promised the Herald an article of some length concerning the many interesting things that he has observed in the great American desert. This article will appear as soon as he gets time to prepare it. He left yesterday for Michigan, and will take Mrs. Clemens to Nevada with him.
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Submitted: 12/21/09 (Edited 01/02/10)