The following East Mojave Desert news items were copied from the Barstow Printer by Ted R. Weasma. Spelling errors and grammar were copied as printed.
Barstow Printer News Items: 1912
January 5, 1912
- Death Valley Mining Co. shipped in a team of horses recently. Looks like they mean business
- Scott Taber reports his copper claims will be in operation in the near future.
- Joseph Nelson is now doing work on his copper claims near Standard mine.
- Arthur Hungerford and Lampart returned from New York Mountains.
- J. H. Cooper has returned to Death Valley mine.
- J. B. Mighton and wife recently returned from L. A.
- Henry Hotz & Son bought out Mr. Ricketts at Kelso.
- T. S. Johnson is working at the Paris.
- About six inches of snow here-weather very cold.
- Mrs. O. O. Budd spent the holidays in Cima.
- Pacific Salt & Soda Co., of Soda Lake, has elected new officers as follows: President, J. M. Williams, vice-president C. C. Paterson; treasurer, L. W. Leighton; secretary, B. E. Sherwin. New blood has been interested in the company and more activity is expected soon.
- Many prospectors secured their claims in the Arawatz mountains new years eve.
January 12, 1912
- J. A. Thomas storekeeper at Silver Lake, has sold out to G. Brauer & Sons.
- Don't wait for the printer to dun you; send $1 for six months. Do it now.
- Frank Riggs is developing rich copper at his camp.
- Percy McCabe is about to ship ore from his property 5 miles west.
- John S. Harper has a force of men working at Riggs.
- George Rose says he will have the Desert King mine and mill running in 60 days.
- Charles W. Orzech has taken a contract to run a tunnel 300 feet on Uncle Tom mine at Riggs.
- Precious Metals Development Co. is running the mill at Seventeen-mile Point and shipping bullion.
- Julius Myers has free gold rock in the Belle mine at Seventeen-mile Point. It is jewelry gold.
- James S. Hyten is developing his Wanderer and Jumbo group of mines 10 miles east of Silver Lake.
- T. & T. mine at Riggs has cut a nice body of galena after sinking 50 feet. Shaft is down 125 feet.
- Nevada Gold & Copper Co. is about to secure patent for the Gold King claim 12 miles east. Dr. C. L. Muller, of Nevada City is president of the company.
- Justice of Peace R. Y. Williams owns the Fisk mine, a fine gold mine 4 miles northeast.
- Judge Williams announces he will marry all couples free of charge at Silver Lake all this year on account of it being Leap Year.
- Mr. Callen is developing the Silver-San Juan at Five Points.
- Mines about here are showing up fine.
- Hayden mine has men at work.
- Globe Mining Co. will put men to work.
- Belle Reat mine also has a force of men at work.
January 19, 1912
Discovery of Potash
C. B. Hungerford reports fining a deposit of potassium nitrate, and he and associates have staked out about 20 claims and are now developing. Better than gold if in quantity. The government wants it.
- J. T. Keough, manager of the Precious Metals Development Co., at Seventeen-mile Point, came in Monday with a gold brick weighting 32 ounces, the result of a 72 hours' run with their two-stamp Nisson Mill.
- Uncle Tom mine at Riggs has crosscut about 70 feet of ore that goes between $5 and $7 a ton.
- H. T. Gillstrop was looking at his copper claims five miles west, and will put a force of men to work on them soon. Copper going up-now worth 15c per pound.
- Messers Florman and Martin are back from the Mother Lode country, and working on their property at Red Pass.
- J. J, Sorohan is taking out some very nice gold ore two miles west, gold and silver values predominating. Looks like it might be a shipper.
January 26, 1912
- J. V. Robison recently passed through Barstow for his mines.
- Reported that mill at Seventeen-mile Point is running on gold ore from Precious Metals Co.
- Jas. S. Hyten has a promising gold mine 10 miles east.
- Andy Dillon has valuable iron claims 10 miles west near property owned by Colorado Fuel & Iron Co.
- Percy McCabe has a fine copper prospect four miles west-and copper price is going up.
- Death Valley mine is working a force of men; car of oil just arrived. R. A. Salisbury, president of the company, recently arrived from Los Angeles.
- Miss Mary Gibson just returned from her vacation in L. A. and vicinity.
- Alex Leitch is driving the big team at the Death Valley mine.
- A. Hankins and son have been on a prospecting trip near Crucero.
- Sunnyside has closed down for a time, put intends starting a new shaft.
- Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mighton were visiting in Cima last week, also J. R. Ridge, of Brant.
- Mrs. C. B. Hungerford spent a day with Mr. and Mrs. Ridge recently.
- Robert Williams is in Los Angeles.
- Thomas Cunningham has sold the Denver group of mining claims to W. A. Smith, of Los Angeles. They are producers-besides lead and silver they carry $10 to $16 in gold per ton. This is the third big sale made by Mr. Cunningham in this district within the past for years.
- Percy McCabe took out a force of men Tuesday to his copper mine six miles south, and will commence shipping ore to Salt Lake smelter at once.
- Shelley & Gillon arrived Tuesday from Los Angeles and will start a 100-ft. shaft next week on their property five miles east.
- The T. & T. Mining Co. made a big strike at 120-ft. level last week. They have several feet of lead-silver ore, and are preparing to put up an air compressor, boarding house and bunkhouse.
February 2, 1912
- Post Office at Leastalk has been discontinued and mail matter for that place must be sent to Cima.
February 9, 1912
- New homesteaders arriving.
- J. E. Ginn is working his property near Standard mines.
- John H. Williams and wife were in from Tungsten mine at Clark Mtn.
- Robert Williams has returned from L. A.
- Lucy Gray has installed cyanide plant and is ready for business.
- W. A. Smith, who recently purchased the Denver group from Thomas Cunningham, commenced work at once and has been sacking ore for shipment daily.
- Thos. Cunningham is taking some very fine ore out of the Yankee Girl group. He has refused an offer to purchase the property and will continue to develop it.
- T. & T. Mining Co. is working 5 men, and will put in air drill. Machinery has been ordered and will arrive shortly, when force will be doubled.
- L. M. Smith has purchased some claims from Thos. Cunningham in Owl Canyon and has a few men working. I. W. Harper, of Los Angeles, has three men working on ground next to Smith.
- J. T. Keough, manager of Precious Metals Development Co. has received 5 tanks of distillate, which looks like business.
- McCabe, Henderson and Kerckhoff are working on their copper claims 5m. west-preparing to ship a few carloads of ore.
- Frank Riggs is taking out some high grade silver ore at the Alta mine.
February 16, 1912
- T. & T. mine shaft is down 125ft. with drifts on two levels reaching large body of silver-lead ore; are piping water to mine and building bunk and cookhouses. Company will put in air compressor and double its force, making 12 men on two shifts.
- Williams mine employs 4 men and will install hoist and open drifts from the 150ft. shaft.
- Lore Co., of L. A. employs 3 men, and is shipping a superior grade talc to its mill at Los.
- The Alta group, owned by Frank and Sarah Riggs, is the greatest silver bullion producer of the desert region, and has made Frank Riggs famous over the desert. A larger force will soon be put to work.
- Uncle Tom group is being developed by a 1200ft tunnel driven into the mountain by use of a power drill. Three men are working.
- Thos. Cunningham owns the Yankee Girl group, developed by numerous tunnels and shallow shafts-all in ore. He is known as the mascot of the camp on account of his success in finding and selling so many good leads-more than any other old timer in camp.
- Mr. Smith is taking out and sacking very high grade ore. The ledge is large and very little sorting is required.
March 1, 1912
- Some locations of potash here put no information for the public yet.
- A Sunday school was recently organized in our town.
- Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mighton have moved from Camp Kewanee to their homestead near town.
- Mr. Hankins and family recently moved to L. A.
- George Martin left Cima first of the week for S. B. and L. A.
- Mrs. J. R. Ridge and Mrs. P. S. Banfield were Cima visitors recently.
- Mr. Wilder, of Pasadena, has men at work on the Ginn claims near the Standard. It looks good.
- Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grant, a son.
- Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ryan, a daughter.
- School will be out this week at Kelso. Only 6 months in term-should be 9.
- Wm. Horn returned from a business trip to L. A.
- The Goldstone and Hayden mines have forces of men at work.
March 8, 1912
- A letter from H. Hotz & Son, merchants at Kelso, says activity in mining has caused a general improvement in business.
- Neil Hotz and John Steidel struck some high-grade ore in Providence Mts. Last week.
- Had a fine shower of rain last Saturday.
- J. W. Stowe is in L. A. on a business meeting of the Salt Lake R. R. officials.
- A Sunday school was recently organized in Kelso.
March 22, 1912
- There is soon to be a change in postmasters at Kelso. Henry Hotz will give way to Grover L. Borer.
- Globe mine has struck good ore and is selling stock.
- John Steidel was in from the hills last week, giving good reports.
- C. Colcock, the great mining engineer of Salt Lake City, is coming with a party of men interested in iron. A spur may be built from the Salt Lake R. R. to the iron mine 10m se of Kelso.
- Henry Stovall has left the Hall House and was relieved by J. Kane and wife.
- Mining prospects are showing up well. Chas. Reat is negotiating for sale of his saloon and lodging house with a party from the east.
- H. G. Gibson, of Cima, had a fine mule killed about 7 miles south of Kelso by a Salt Lake train.
March 29, 1912
- H. G. Gibson has been hauling copper ore from Standard mine.
- Mr. Hanson and J. E. Ginn went to L. A. on business trip recently.
- Deputy Assessor J. C. DeSpain was here recently, unearthing valuable property in anticipation of new Mohave County.
- Sprig has cub with sub bad colds and bloobig flowers.
April 5, 1912
- Cima school election April 5, to decide on location of school house and elect a trustee for three years. H. G. Gibson's term has expired.
- S. E. Yates came in from Valley Wells and is now at Kessler Spring preparing for spring planting. Says cattle are looking well in the range.
- H. G. Gibson went to Kelso to be sworn in as registration clerk. Books are now at the store open to the public.
- T. S. Johnson is now at Marl Springs working his prospects.
- The late rains have made all of the farmers happy. Ground is soaked 3ft deep and grain is springing up.
- Mr. Banfield has cleared 20 acres-sown 60 acres with oats, barley and wheat.
- J. B. Mighton has planted a large tract with oats and Kaffir corn.
- W. H. Finney has built home for his family, houses for his stock, and will supply the district with fresh milk.
- A. C. French and others are shipping a carload of lumber for building houses on their farms.
- Postmaster Burroughs has moved the postoffice to larger quarters.
- E. J. Willis has built a commodious bungalow and laid out a drive with shade trees around his farm.
- W. B. McNabb has built a modern house on his farm and is getting ready for his family.
- E. Strawn returned Monday to Alamosa, Colo., after a visit with his brother, Lee Strawn, who is interested in the Death Valley mine.
- C. M. Dunwoody is hauling ore from Wonder Camp 10m east for a carload shipment.
- Burro Gold Mining Co. is running a 5-stamp mill in the Avawatz. M. Pico, A. J. Wilson and C. Baker are members of the company.
- Walter Smith is working four men at Owl Canyon taking out ore.
- J. V. Robison is back from town and is going out to work on his claims at 17-mile Point.
- L. F. Florman has struck very rich ore on the 200ft level at Red Pass.
- H. T. Gilstrap and A. Oberwalt have located some silver claims 3m west.
- Precious Metals Development Co., at 17-mile Point will add five stamps to their mill and put in a concentrator at an early date.
- Nick Gregg will leave shortly for the Avawatz Mts. To work on the Gold Cup mine.
- Andy Dillon is working on his iron property 12m west of town.
- J. Sochan is back from Sheep Creek and will resume work on his claims 31/2 miles east.
April 12, 1912
- Tecopa lead mine remains idle and it is uncertain whether low grade or stock jobbing prevents resumption.
- Are Tecopa and Resting Springs in Inyo or San Bernardino County? Assessor DeSpain thinks they belong to this county, while Dave Morrison , of the China ranch, has been paying taxes to Inyo. We welcome Dave Morrison, Murphy Brothers and Tecopa mines to our side of the boundary.
- A wagon bridge should be built a mile south of Dave Mirrison's China ranch where the T & T R. R. crosses the Amargosa river. The canyon is now almost impassable. But which county is it in? Reported that government surveys put it in San Bernardino. There is a discrepancy of 5 or 6 miles in the boundary.
Barnwell and Vicinity
- Rock Springs Land and Cattle Co. has 2,500 head of cattle, and manager S. E. Yates has 500 more fattening on range.
- At Vanderbilt six partners organized as the Pomona Mining Co., are getting gold enough to pay out of a mine and use a 3-stamp mill. They have an 18in vein in shaft that runs $18 per ton.
- Fitzpatrick Zinc mine, in Clark Mtn., in which Frank Sharps was interested, has closed. It was too low grade to stand the long shipment east.
- Chas. Reat has been in San Bernardino on business.
- C. C. Jones, of L. A., took a trip out to his iron mine recently.
- Kelso is petitioning for a school district.
- Had a good rain last week.
- A. C. Cook of Redlands, is coming to Kelso to drill a well for the Salt Lake Railroad Co.
- Henry Hotz & Son report an increase in business.
- O. O. Budd was elected school trustee.
- E. L. Burroughs, J. B. Mighton and O. O. Budd visited Los.
- Standard mine shipped two tons ore for a test run.
- Palm Hills Mine Co. installing hoist at Sunnyside mine.
- Manager Mabic of Paris mine had a narrow escape in runaway accident.
- Robert Williams has completed a fine bungalow on his homestead and planted garden, grain and potatoes.
- Mrs. Strawn helped Lee do work on the D. V. mine, running the hoist and dumping buckets while he mined.
April 19, 1912
- Death Valley mine closed by litigation-ounce produced some high-grade ore, and buildings around it were built and furnished on high-grade plans. The bunk house has 40 rooms, steam heat, electric light, baths, etc., and cost $11,500. Manager's quarters cost $8,000 and reminds one of an emperor's palace.
- Geo. Nordenholt, mining expert, was with us a few days looking over mining properties.
- Mrs. Andy McNabb, of Huntington Beach, spent a few days with her husband on his ranch here.
- School children will give an entertainment Saturday April 20, at 8 p. m. The subject of the principle sketch is “My Mother-in law.” All are invited.
- Mr. and Mrs. C. McPheters recently moved to their home near San Berna'do.
- L. L. Draper has gone to work at the tungsten mine near Clark Mt.
- Mrs. E. Quast died suddenly Monday morning at 5:30 a. m. Remains were taken to L. A. for burial.
- H. G. Gibson spent a few days in Los Angeles and San Bernardino recently.
April 26, 1912
- G. W. Martin of Kelso is working in orange orchards at Ontario for money to develop his Kelso mine.
May 3, 1912
- Fred Clemett is planting 5 acres to assorted fruit trees on his ranch near Government Holes.
- J. Z. Bennett M. & M. Co. is drifting on high grade ore on its property in the Independence district and has a second car of ore ready to ship. The company has purchased the Golden Eagle plant of machinery and is hauling it to the mine. Seven men are employed.
- Nay and Seabum, leasing on Robert Young's property in New York Mts., have 9 men working. A new gas engine and pump have been installed, and the main shaft has reached a depth of 160ft and still sinking. Mrs. Nay came from Needles with her daughter for a short visit with her husband at the mine.
- J. A. Darragh, manager of Palm Hill Mining Co. at Sunnyside, came from l. A. recently to inspect the property.
- A. R. French and J. Berlin have just completed bungalows on their homesteads.
- E. Quast and son have returned from L. A. where they buried the remains of Mrs. Quast, who died recently at their homestead here.
- Lee Strawn has completed a large cellar; has gathered ripe tomatoes from vines 8 ft. high, which he took into the house last fall-has had some tomatoes all winter.
- All grain in this section is doing well, owing to the moist spring.
- Large number of homeseekers came to Cima the past week and several will take up homesteads.
- Mrs. W. B. McNabb, of Los Angeles, has been visiting her husband on their homestead here.
- E. L. Burroughs has taken his former position as Salt Lake RR agent here in place of C. B. Hungerford, resigned, and W. L. Kimberlin, of Elgin, will be night operator.
- Mr. Johnson of Morrell Springs , has gone out to Sunnyside Mine to erect new buildings and shaft equipment.
May 17, 1912
- School closed May 3; daily average attendance, 9 pupils. Miss Mabel Ross, our teacher, has gone to her home near San Jose.
- Mr. Kimberline, who was third shift man for Salt Lake R. R. here the past month, has gone north, accompanied by his wife.
- J. E. Ginn was recently called to L. A. on business.
- Douglas Bros. are doing annual assessment work on the Black Beauty mine near Shadow Mt.
- Mark Newmayer was in from Gold Valley and says his prospects there are bright.
- P. S. Banfield and J. R. Ridge were Cima visitors Sunday.
- Mrs. Atsy Harmon , sister of Mrs. Ridge, recently returned from the east, where she has been for past 3 months.
- Benjamin Sheffer made a business trip to Otis recently.
- Total vote cast at primary election, 22.
May 24, 1912
- Lucy Gray mill grinds out ten tons of ore per day.
- H. G. Gibson visited Kelso recently on business.
- Gus Moore and C. W. Groner were in Cima for supplies.
- J. E. Ginn and Mr. Hoyt have gone to the Standard mine.
- James McKee, of Los Angeles, has been in Kelso looking over mining property for the past week.
- Globe Gold Mining Co. has resumed operations; has been shut down for two weeks.
- Neil Hotz and party of friends went on picnic to Cornfield Springs recently.
- Recent rains made pasture fine for stock.
- Party of mining men were in Kelso last week to look over C. C. Jones' iron mine.
- J. F. Spencer brought his family from Denver. They like Kelso.
- Five new families in past two weeks have arrived in Kelso.
June 7, 1912
- H. G. Gibson is hauling machinery and lumber to the New Erie.
- E. Wm. Johnson spent a few days in Cima and Brant. Expects to start north soon.
- Walter Greening, S. E. Yates and cowboys are at Kelso rounding up horses for business.
- Mr. Pennington is section foreman in Mr. Abernathy's place.
- Miss Marie Perry, of Leastalk, has been visiting the “Gibson girls.”
- Douglas Bros. have finished papering Gibson's residence and dining room and have gone east for capital to develop the Black Beauty copper mine, Clark Mts.
June 28, 1912
- Needles Eye says: J. C. DeSpain and William Zachariah have purchased the interests of Arthur Woods of Leastalk, which consists of a merchandise store, tavern, stables, etc. They expect to take charge 1 st of July. Leastalk is on the Salt Lake R. R. east of Barstow.
- J. L. Cunningham, of Silver Lake has gone to Garden Grove, Orange County, Calif.
- Frank Weiss, from the borax mines at Ryan, has been visiting Barstow friends.
- Borax Smith now owns the famous Manse ranch north of here.
- Hugh Fraser runs a good hotel at Zabriski.
- A wagon road will be built from Shoshone to Pahrump.
- Alex Yeoman has a talc deposit near Zabriski, from which he is shipping.
- Jack Sheridan and Tom Dixon make big wages running an arastra at a gold mine near Zabriski.
- Al Myers and Fred Strehike have purchased a silver mine in the Panamints from Jack Kern.
July 12, 1912
- A crowd went to the hills on a picnic, on the Fourth, and had a jolly time.
- Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Banfield, Mr. and Mrs. Ridge and sister, Mrs. Harmon, Peter Reissler and C. W. Groner celebrated the Fourth at Cima.
- H. G. Gibson is hauling copper ore from Standard No. 1.
- Had a good shower of rain July 3.
August 2, 1912
- Sunday a fine shower of rain.
- C. H. Kreidler and John Gibson are on vacation at Los Angeles and beaches.
- Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mighton are visiting in L. A.
- Our school starts Sept. 16 th , expect to have a new building and furniture.
- The young folks of Cima are having great sport playing baseball.
September 13, 1912
- The new school building will be completed next week. School starts on September 16.
- W. C. Bright, from the Lucy Gray mine, Sunset, Nev., stopped off in Cima for a day, on his way to Riverside and Los Angeles.
- Miss Marie Perry, of Leastalk, visited the “Gibson girls” last week.
- Gus Moore and wife and C. W. Groner were in from Black Canyon for election.
- J. H. Otterson and wife of Riverside, are visiting their sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gibson.
- J. H. Cooper and T. Willis recently returned form Los Angeles.
- C. H. Kreidler, of Cima, was in Barstow, Monday, buying goods. He is a rancher interested in mines; says H. G. Gibson is hauling 20 tons of ore from the Standard mine for Salt Lake Smelter.
- Following persons are improving their ranches near Cima. O. O. Budd, L. L. Draper, W. B. McNabb, E. J. Willis, J. B. Mighton A. C. French, W. H. Finney.
September 27, 1912
- Miss Prudence Cadwell of San Jose is teacher of the school here, 12 pupils.
- Mr. Markt, formerly section foreman at King, is now at Cima.
- Gus Moore and C. W. Groner are doing annual work at the Gem mine, near the Standard.
- T. J. Lyttle, fireman on the Salt Lake was married in Los, and arrived with his bride in Kelso Sunday.
- L. L. Draper is now working at the Tungsten mine in Clarke Mt.
- J. M. Watkins, a prominent stock man of Alhambra, who is interested in this section, has just completed extensive prospecting work on his claims and has returned to his home for a month's stay. He bought out the property belonging to Chris Mengo, an old time prospector who has been located around this section a good many years.
- Prominent Los Angeles parties report that they will be in this week to begin mining on a large scale in the Hematite 71/2 miles southeast of Fenner.
- Count Lorentz von Schoen, who is interested in properties in the Hidden Hills, and other parts of the country, has returned from an extended stay in San Bernardino. To the surprise of all his friends the Count brought back with him a wife and daughter.
- Sidney Dennis, the most prominent merchant in town, sustained a very painful injury to his arm a few days ago, but is rapidly recovering.
- From all indications there will be a good deal of activity in mining in the surrounding country this fall and winter.
August 18, 1912
- Mr. Glennon has relieved Mr. Walker, operator, for a short time.
- S. E. Yates and cowboys are now at Valley Wells, and will be at Kessler Spring next week.
- The Paris mine will resume work in the near future.
- J. E. Ginn arrived from Los Angeles recently.
- Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Budd recently went to Ontario.
- Mrs. P. F. Banfield was a Cima visitor last week.
- Mrs. Fred Clement is visiting in San Bernardino and Los Angeles.
- Miss Hazel Hotz is now attending her father's store at Kelso.
- Winter is coming. Snow on the nearby mountains last week.
November 1, 1912
- James C. Amos has returned from San Bernardino, where he is engaged in the real estate business, to do his work on his Talc claims at Riggs, and his gold claims in the Five Point.
- Frank Riggs shipped 31 sacks of high grade from the Alta mine, at Riggs, to Needles on the 24 th . It was rich enough to send by express.
- L. A. Floorman is back from Los Angeles and is getting ready to start work on the Cameo group at Red Pass.
- The T. & T. mine at Riggs is preparing to sink 200 feet now that the weather is getting cooler.
- W. C. Phalen, of the U. S. G. S., was out last week examining the Celestite deposits of the Avawatz Salt and Gypsum Co. ground in the Avawatz Mts.
- R. Y. Williams has been out examining his gold property 3 miles east of Silver Lake, and is considering putting a force of men to work to try and develop it.
- The Precious Metals Development Co. at 17-mile Point, is figuring on starting up its four stamp mill again.
- John J. Rogers has returned from a three years absence from the district. He thinks there isn't any place like Silver Lake, and while he was gone he was in Mariposa Co., on the mother lode so that speaks well for this district.
- The Los Angeles Brick and Paving Co. at Riggs, shipped a carload of clay from the Williams mine at Riggs, Thursday night.
- The Avawatz Salt and Gypsum Co. has an automobile to run from Silver Lake to its property, a distance of 28 miles.
- Business in and around Fenner is taking on new life, and prospects for considerable mining activity during the coming Fall and Winter are now taking shape.
- Dr. Usher has taken hold of the Bonanza King and is doing some preliminary work, employing six men.
- Adam Blitzer is also arranging for a season's prospecting and is in camp at “Blitzer's Spring” with four people.
- Mr. Cox is making some improvements in his camp above “Warm Spring” and will continue during the winter. His property adjoins the Providence group, belonging to Dennis, Boylan and Hopkins.
- Joe Boylan is also in camp and is arranging to do some assessment work.
- Joe Spencer has completed his work on the Hidden Hill, and departs for Barnwell.
- The Pilot and Mabel group have a good grade of ore on the dump.
- All this work is going on in Providence Mt., and does not include the other camps that use Fenner as a base. The outlook for the camp looks better than for many a day.
November 15, 1912
- Julius Meyers returned last week after a three months vacation to the coast. Charles Reat, of Kelso, is expected back soon, when they will resume work on their ground at 17-mile Point.
- The Pacific Coast Marble Co. are sinking a well on their marble property at Baker, to furnish plenty of water to run their diamond drill. They expect to start drilling in a short time.
- The Atlasta Mining Co. expects to resume operations soon. The mine has been shut down for some time.
- D. A. Henry of Shadow Mountains, is preparing to ship a carload of ore from his silver property, from which considerable shipments have been made during the past 15 years. It formerly belonged to Gus Williams.
- Charles Locuson returned from Lida recently, and has gone to work on his property five miles out of town.
- John J. Rogers and Henry McKeown came in election day from Two Springs. They had samples of rock which resembled tin, which they sent to Washington to have tested.
- Silver Lake went wet this election. Water is very hard to drink, so, judging from the way they voted, they all wanted beer.
November 22, 1912
- W. M. Graham, who was hurt in the Bonanza King mine some two weeks ago, is under the care of Mrs. Sid Dennis, and has so far improved as to be up and around. In the near future he will be fit for the hills again.
- Joe Boylan, who has a contract to drive a 50 ft. tunnel on the Cox property, has Billy Davenport helping him.
- Adam Blitzer was in camp for a few days and speaks enthusiastically of his progress at Blitzer Spring.
- John Domingo, the Pioneer in Old Providence, was visited by her niece and husband from Los Angeles, recently.
- Joe Spencer, another old timer, is at his property, adjoining the Bonanza King.
- The Bonanza King is still pounding away.
- Several mining men from San Diego were here recently to examine the tailings at Crow Town. They speak well of the values, and all, it appears, depends on the method of extracting such values.
- The roads in and around Providence, from what can be learned from experts who travel through here are the best on the Desert.
November 29, 1912
- Chris Baker arrived in town the other day, after a three months vacation on the coast, and expects to resume work on the Silver King mine at Red Pass.
- R. Y. Williams is taking out some fine ore from his gold property three miles east of town. It pans like a house afire.
- Frank Riggs sent two men to Manvel the other day to do assessment work on his marble property.
- The Pacific Coast Marble Co. operating the diamond drill at Baker, are getting out some very fine cores.
- Charles Locosun has uncovered a vein of ore on his property five miles east of town that assays around a $100 in copper, gold and silver.
- The Lazy Dog Mining Co. has resumed work on its property two miles west of town, and taking out some very high grade ore.
- L. F. Floorman is expected back in a day or so to start up the Desert King mine, now known as the Atlasta Mining Co. They have a two-stamp Nisson mill on the ground, and have produced some bullion already.
- Ceaser Collister and Henry Librant were in yesterday with samples of ore that average $40 per ton.
- Mining in general in Tecopa is livening up a little. It is reported that four sets of lesser are now at work on the Chamberlain property, and Brockington has a force of men at work on the Desert Hound.