Verde Heritage: Mining operations and development near Jerome are brisk.
"Companies prospecting along the Jerome copper belt are keeping busy sinking shafts and driving tunnels, drifts and crosscuts. When the Black Hills and Pittsburg-Jerome companies start up again there will be 11 power plants at work prospecting in the Jerome-Verde district, as follows: The Black Hills, Pittsburg-Jerome, Boston-Jerome, Verde Grande, Haynes Copper Company, Arkansas & Arizona, United Verde Extension, known locally as the Little Daisy, the Jerome-Verde Copper Company, Cleopatra, Hull Copper Company, Mescal, and to the above very likely will be added the Sycamore, now prospecting with a diamond drill, and the North Verde, both companies having powerful machinery on their ground. All of these companies are located in the immediate vicinity of the city of Jerome."
"Phil Pechrich and Guy Baily, stockholders in Mazatzal Copper Company, returned Wednesday from a visit to that mine, very enthusiastic over the splendid showing of ore being made in its workings. They brought some samples from the bottom of the winze started in the Bullfrog tunnel, which was down only 16 feet, work on it having been delayed on account of a fire which destroyed the power house and injured some parts of the machinery. The winze is in ore."
"Among the many promising claims in the Jerome-Verde district, is a group of 8 full claims owned by Messrs. Scott & Williams, City Marshal Fred Hawkins, and J. J. Shaw. These claims adjoin the Copper Chief on the southwest."
(Bisbee Daily Review; Bisbee, Arizona Territory; July 16, 1908; page 6.)