1914: JEROME; Little Daisy, September.
"LITTLE DAISY AN IMMENSE ORE BODY: Large Slabs of Native Copper Excite Admiration, and Big Showing Proved."
"'The strike made in the Little Daisy has gone into history in the mining field of Jerome, and a big copper property has been incontrovertibly proved,' said G. W. Hull, who arrived in the city yesterday. This authority on mines and mining is probably better qualified to give a credible statement on the showing accomplished on that property than any other operator in that section, for he was on the ground before the United Verde attained its high rating, and has resided in Jerome continuously for over thirty years. He stated that slabs of native copper in a malleable condition, weighing over ten pounds, have been taken from the Little Daisy in a crosscut driven for thirty feet from the 1,200 foot level, and which, with the oxidized condition continuous, a very interesting mine problem has been solved."
"Mr. Hull also says the extent of this ore body as yet is undetermined, work being suspended in the crosscut that drifting may go ahead on this magnificent shoot. Sinking the main shaft is to go ahead in a short time and indications are that a sulphide zone will sooner or later be tapped. 'At any rate,' says Mr. Hull, 'the Daisy has lost its old time ear marks as a copper possibility, and is at last in the rating of a mine in every sense of the word.'"
"Lively transactions in stock dealing are also an indication that the property is meriting investment and many deals have been closed during the past week."
(Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; Wednesday, September 9, 1914; page 4; from Tuesday's Daily.)
"DOUGLAS ELATED OVER LITTLE DAISY."
"James S. Douglas, of Douglas, one of the best known copper mining men in the west, through whose efforts resumption has taken place on the Little Daisy at Jerome, passed through Prescott yesterday afternoon with his consulting engineer, George Kingdon, of Bisbee, and confirmed the news of the big strike made on the above mine, seeming decidedly pleased. Major Pickrell accompanied him as far as this city."
"Mr. Douglas also imparted the information to friends at the depot that on Wednesday morning the crosscut from the 1,200-foot level had penetrated another body of ore, fourteen feet in width, which added additional interest to the possibiliies of the proposition. The zones being penetrated, he said, are yet in secondary condition, and considerable development is necessary to conclusively prove the existence of a permanent copper mine."
"At any rate, he said, the Little Daisy at last has the earmarks of a big copper property, and the showing is more than was to be anticipated. Exploration will be energetically continued."
"Mr. Douglas came from the south to make a special examination of underground conditions, this being his first trip in several weeks."
(Weekly Journal-Miner; Prescott; Wednesday, September 23, 1914; page 5; from Thursday's Daily.)
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