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CHAPTER V.

Development of Mining through 1860-1-2-3-Opening Pros-

pects — Immigration and Emigration-Quartz-Mining and

Milling-Difficulty in Saving the Gold-Placer ing-Or-

ganization of the Territory of Colorado by Congress-Min-

ing Legislation-Miscellaneous,

106

CHAPTER VI.

Condition of the Mines at the end of 1863—Transferred to

Eastern Capitalists — The April (1864) Panic in Stocks-

Temptation to Speculation in Gold Mining—Why the Miners

were generally embarrassed at the end of 1863—Why the

Eastern Mining Companies have been comparatively unsuc-

cessful,

131

CHAPTER VII.

Gilpin County-Present Condition of the Improved Lodes

Names of Mining Companies—Amount of Development-

Condition of Mines and Mills—Machinery-Processes, &c. 141

CHAPTER VIII.

Gilpin County continued—Swinging Round the Circle-Inde-

pendent, South Boulder, Central, Wisconsin Districts, Peck

and Missouri Gulches—Their Improved Mines, Mills, Com-

panies, Processes, &c., .

214

CHAPTER IX.

Clear Creek County-General Characteristics—Idaho-Em-

pire-The Mines of Idaho-Spanish Bar-Trail Run-Fall

River-Morris and Downieville Districts—Empire Mines-

Griffith and Argentine Districts—Discovery, Development,

and Richness of the Silver Mines,

· 227

CHAPTER X.

Boulder County, Characteristics—Mining Districts, Gold Hill,

Ward, Central-Boulder Valley, Boulder City, Valmont-

Geology and Topography of the Coal and Iron Region Belle-

monte Furnace and Coal Beds—Black Hawk Foundery, · · 263

CHAPTER XI.

Park County-South Park-Towns and Mines-Salt Works

Geology-Placer Mining in the Past, in the Present-Beaver

Gulch—Tarryall-Crossing the Range in Mid-Winter-Lode

[blocks in formation]

Mining in the Past, in the Present-Climate-The Espino-

sas—The Reynolds Guerrilla Raid,

280

CHAPTER XII.

Lake County - Its Characteristics, Settlements — Arkansas

River-Mining Districts, Westphalian, Pine Creek, La Plata,

Georgia Bar, Hope, Lake Falls, Red Mountain, Arkansas,

Independent, California, and Sacramento-Approaches, · 306

CHAPTER XIII.

Summit County–Middle Park-Upper Blue River-Ten-mile

District-Result of Assays — Work doing—The Snakes-

Peru and Montezuma Districts—Lodes and Companies and

Improvements Going On-Gulch Mining, Union District,

Gold Run and Buffalo Flats-Western Portion of the County, 321

CHAPTER XIV.

Processes - The Stamp Mill, In Australia, Lake Superior,

Copper Mines, California, Nevada, Colorado-Improvements,

Keith's Desulphurizer, Crosby & Thompson's, Mason's, Mon-

nier Metallurgical Process—Smelting, James E. Lyon & Co.

- Making of Regulus, &c.,

CHAPTER XV.

Important Mining Legislation – Gregory District Miners'

Laws, Adopted February, 1860—Mining Legislation of Col.

orado Territory - Act of Congress Opening the Mineral

Lands to Pre-emption,

359

CHAPTER XVI.

Geology and Geological History-Classification of Minerals

found in the Territory,

375

CHAPTER XVII.

Agriculture—The Valley_Climate, Soil, Irrigation-Crops and

* Production per Acre—“The Great American Desert” Abol.

ished-Native Fruits, Culture - Pastoral Quality, Buffalo,

Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Dairy Products-Game, Animals,

Birds, Timber,

CHAPTER XVIII.

Recapitulation-Mills and Mining Machinery-Production of

Gold-State Organization-General Statistics Newspapers

-Railways on the Plains-Population, Society, .

432

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