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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 13, 1870, Santa Fe, New Mexico The Daily New Mexican. VOLUME 3. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, JULY NUMBER 4. OFFiCI AL UECTOltV. ,...riinr-Wm. A. reiwnry Wi-llrr. wn-l'nlc- Bll.l thlljalllll V.1I.T-. I ImlMii. I.Vi.. liii.l, W. LluU-, i1.. lIMl.. mini A. .-mill.. lii-ii.il .lli.a-ii, II. Klkini. V.Ti'l l.ai.'l l.illl.'. iw n .Ill l.lllll. DAILY KEW MEXICAN. rilll.MIII.il n.lll.v, KXOKIT mmiAV, n.. I.. liyniT'Mii. I-..I.I. J 'I li.'ln.-i, 11. 1 alr.m. ..irl.-r 1. iiMi-trl.-l Hail i.l ll.. lliii.l.li.liii'l. i.u.-lr.i SI. .tllllluit Mi-irl Ciiiiiiliariili Mai. W. C'llv. i I'M V.'llll A. 1. 1, n i II. K, niul I'm Hilt! TlltlO. of llOhllMar 1'OUrll. i..r I'.il. ii U'illiam Ilt-i'i'ili-n. I' ,-l --..nla I-., I'I-M .I illy. 1 j. V. 1 ,-Mililly nil till- i.l1', !ll' I'l-'l Illrr. 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K, niL-i-ls cvury Thtil-mlity evil nuikc InuiiudUUi 1'iiy- (Mcli Iii'l.-bu iiiv "ill M In i mil or iiiTuriniil propcrt )T lo Mill l> prior lo taM will 'Ivliver tin to we, or .uil iKnlli'l nil SANTIAUOL. HUBI1KU., 5. X., Hwck lit, 1170. The Itiilklon [Through I he kindncti! of Mijor KobLe we have been to copy tliw following re- port di-ftriplive of the new lilvcr luinei in the Iturro Mountains.] 1 bift this on the afternoon of the ISlh of May and camped night tt Cow .Springs passmj; by Fort Mcl.tne and then tik nphl lunil road for (lie i's thiongli a range known as the 1'yramid I mountains. On arrival at the town the stranger at once perceives the ledges uf ijuartz. Beginning at a point on the li'dge known a> the Capitol Mine, a little east nf south, and distant from the tnwn about oim half mile, the "vein splits into two scparale and distinct lead., the right hand one being called the Brown (after the discoverer) and tlii; left the Ilarpending. Beginning with the Harpending and tracing it out. I found the general direction to be nearly soulli west. Two thousand (i.OOO) fret from (he banning, the ledge vpliu, tho left retain- ing the original name, and the right after a dip of (-HHIII) four hundred feet reappears, and is known .tj the Arnold Ledge. The bight of the cropping! are by no means regular, rt.s in some places thry reach (40) forty feet, in others they am as lour four Af- ter passing the. Kendrick claiiu the lead only now and then shows itself. Jieturning to the Arnold ledpe, the direction of which is nearly west, the (juartz cropi out for the distance nf three thousand feet, nnd then sinks at the beginning of the Croper claim, ami does not re-app-jir until the Getty is reach- ed. Here it shows itself for the distineo of (800) eight hundred freet in broken and detached hfinldcrs. furnishing evidence from a careful c.ximinatinn nf the lead, that the ledge was once entire, but was afterwards split, and scattered bv a sernnd eruption, in which water wai by no means a feeblis agent. 'j'he Brown is considered by tlm miners, tci he mother vein. It extends in one unbrok- en the distance of seven thousan 1 two hundred feet, when it enters a hill (sup- posed from the cropping! to be brie mass ol .piarti: 8IKI to feet Again the lead sinks, and re-appears in the pl.tin, some six miles dillant, in broken and de- tached masseis, when running for two ihonsand feet, it again sinki. The direction oi Ihe Itrown is N. by The width of tlm main vtini exposed, will ivcrage from 10 to -'0 feet, and in height fioin U) to 40 feel It cannot be t.tid that all tbi cropping! ire pure quartz, at the miner's giuge predominates m many portions ol the leads; nor il it thought, that when shafts are sunk to any great depth on tliest! veins, that the leadl will be of the Mfflt width, it they now ire on tlii top. Many of thu preliminary shafts on the main veins, (ihose sunk in accordance with the min- ing law, lire feel square mid six feet deep) dis- close, wlmn sunk from the ground down, not blasted out oi the symptoms o' pinching. The Capitol, next to the cpiartz bill, is by far the laigusl vein, lurty feet high, (ISO) sixty wide and one thousand feet in length. A reference to tin; diagram will show length of the load.-, their wijth mid height. CouM thu whole country "be stripped of in earthy covenngi, to the distance ofsi.x miles suulh of thu llrown leijg'i, and in width the length of tin: same; or.e vait net work of 'juartz veiiis would be exposed. 1'ifty niilej ol location have been nude, and this is a district containing six sipare miles. Very few leads are iound north of the Brown ltdge; il ii supposed that this principally ii ow- ing probably to their great dip. The regularity j of the dips of diU'eli'lit veins could not be de- termined wilh accuracy, us shafts of no greater depth than six have been sunk 01, anv of the leads; nor could any d.lTerenuu he perceived ill the iplality nf tin; urU, found in different leads, in different juris nf the 'J ha is. stained blue air] green, with more or less lead and tome pyrites. A few spe- cmiL-n.-, of hurliailver have been fouml. Silver mixed with cupper, lead and antimony are found, tonii! iron and also gold. A re Idi.-h granite, some gneiss, with u blut-ish grven slate and limestone abound. The mines also bear evidence of having been worked some tiiiu ago, hut t7 no great exit-ill. On Ihe Bouth ol H.iriis claim, JJrown ledge, where the croppingi I'O feet biyh. the vein shows plainly, that portions of the uuarlz has been scraped out, and on the other I the remains of an old hut, built in a circul- j ar form, of mud and stone, is vet to be seen. An old cedar closo by exhibits traces of having I been cut by a very d'lll instrument. Assays from San Francisco, signed bv Ilarp- rtflding. and I think Itell, give the following j The liighiMl silver, and gold, to I the ton the lowest, silver and a trace ol !jold, to the ton. The rirhne.ss of these mines can only be de- termined by capital. A great disadvantage exists in reducing the ore at the mit.es, as little or no wood is found m'aier than the Burro mountains; distance to timber miles, on tha (iila river, about .'id milei. is also scarce, but might be ob- tained in sutlicient flo run a small number of mills) bv sinking wells to the depth if 40 or fuel, near thu ledges. For thy mines to pay, provided silver is found in paying ipl.ii'.tities, w'iiich capital alone dcvelope, a railroad inm-l be constructed to .ran-iport the ore to the (iila river, where all .he nulls and furnaces must eventually be locat- ed. Bv following the plain this side of the Stean's ,ieak range, U the nearest point, where it -triki's the (iil.i. about ,1o a railroad c.in ie built without much trouble by laying the trai-k on tin' ground, as the slope is very gentle; iii'lgini; for arroyos becoming only when the immediate presence of the river is -eached. No working tests hivo been m.ide up tn the hue of mv departure, the 17ih of Juno, any of the ore, but one was expected in a few days, a.s n furnace of udobes was being con- -tructed by a German, called Leib, has, it is an expuricnce of lo years in silver ores n Mexico. He is confident of smelting, and separating dl base metals from the silver. CT The Territorial District C'ourt for bants K- County opens on Mondsy neit. _ ry Judge and Attorney Gensnl Catron are expected lo arrive from Lincoln County lome lime n-xt wetk. fy There is
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