Made Rich in Half-an-Hour.
S. R. Roger and his brother left; their homes near Hastings, Mich., about four years ago, and went to Breckenridge, Colo,, where they worked in a stamp mill. They got possession of two claims, the 'Iron Mask 'and the 'Kewawnoe/ and worked them during their spare hours, putting considerable time and money, into them. The claims had been worked previously for six years by an old miner, who failed to make paying ore. Roger recently put a man in the lower one, and went to work himself. In less than half an hour, after digging about two feet, he struck gold and silver-bearing carbonate of silver, said to be the most valuable and easily worked deposit in that State. The vein was followed to the surface, when it was found that all the previous years' work had been within 16 inches of the vein. .The Rogers brothers have been offered 100,000dols for the two- mines, but want 200,000d015. Within a week after this 6000 men wore on the spot establishing claims, but the Rogera' had secured many \oi the most desirable. The mine is on r the east of the mountain, and the snow I necessitates keeping it roofed over.
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Made Rich in Half-an-Hour., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890
Made Rich in Half-an-Hour. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890
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