Verde Heritage: News about the Verde Mining District during May.

"The Jerome mining district is enjoying the close examination of many eastern experts and mining capitalists at the present time, from all of which she is bound to receive great benefits."

BROOKSHIRE MINE: "In the 200-foot drift in the Brookshire mine they still continue to drift through ore. The fact is being daily demonstrated that the Brookshire will develop into a great mine."

CLIFF MINE: "At the Cliff mine tunnel driving has been abandoned and the work of raising a shaft to the surface commenced. When this is completed sinking will be commenced, with the indications that ore will be encountered."

MINGUS MOUNTAIN COPPER MINES: "R. A. Thomas, A. Gleason and A. E. Metcalf, arrived this morning from Los Angeles. These gentlemen are the principle owners in the Mingus Mountain Copper mines. They left today to look over their property."

UNITED VERDE COPPER COMPANY: "The hoist engine which is to be placed at the new shaft in the mines of the United Verde Copper Company, has arrived at Jerome Junction, where it will be housed until the shaft is ready to receive it, which will be in about 6 months."

VENTURE HILL MINING COMPANY: "The Venture Hill Mining Company continues to block out ore in their tunnel. Their first 100,000 shares of treasury stock has been sold at 25 cents per share, and there is now no more treasury stock on the market, nor will there be until another meeting of the directors."

VERDE QUEEN COPPER COMPANY: "John A. King, superintendent of the Verde Queen Copper Company will leave in a few days for a short business trip to Denver and eastern points. Mr. King informs the 'News' that the main shaft in the Verde Queen is being sunk as rapidly as possible, its depth now being nearly 500 feet. The formation is most pleasing to those interested. Water has been coming in rapidly since 425 feet was reached. The flow has now reached about 5000 gallons per hour, and it keeps the pump on the go."

VERDE CHIEF COPPER COMPANY: "President D. C. Monroe of the Verde Chief Copper Company is much elated over the splendid showing in his property, which is located in the Black Canyon. He says that they continue to take out some excellent ore from their tunnel workings. Last week he visited the White Horse group of mines near Prescott, in which he is interested. The 'Prescott Prospect' says that as soon as arrangements can be made work will commence on a shaft" ... in that group of 9 claims.

UNITED VERDE EXTENSION MINING COMPANY: Dr. F. Farnsworth of New London, Connecticut, B. L. Jones and L. E. Whicher, of Boston, Mass., were in Jerome this week. These gentlemen are of the United Verde Extension company, of which E. A. Powers is the superintendent. The company has valuable claims adjoining the United Verde Copper Company, and is also doing considerable work in the Cherry Creek district. Mr. Jones will remain in Arizona to assist Mr. Powers to manage the properties which are scattered over Yavapai County."

(Jerome Mining News; May 11, 1901; page 2.)


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