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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 3 [III], Issue No. 224
Info Publication Date:
January 7, 1896
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Info Title:
Gold Exploration Tunnel Co. Work Begun
Big Projects Under Way
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graphic for visual presentation of text Messrs. Wm. H. Bush, E. M. Ray and Major L. E. Cambell came in from Denver last evening. These gentlemen are the chief promoters in one of the largest mining prospects yet attempted in the district.
graphic for visual presentation of text They represent the Gold Exploration Tunnel company of which Mr. Bush is president. In speaking of their plans Mr. Bush said:
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graphic for visual presentation of text "We have begun work on the tunnel which starts in about one mile south of the city of Cripple Creek near the Gold Geyser mill and heads in the direction of the Victor mine. Its total length will be 12,000 feet. It will cut through Raven hill and attain a depth of 1,589 feet under Bull hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text Air compressors and a complete plant of new machinery has been ordered and rapid work will soon be in progress."
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 3 [III]
Info Publication Date:
January 15, 1896
Info found on page:
1
Info Title:
Gold Exploration Tunnel Working
With the large number of tunnel projects now projected and in actual progress the auriferous hills in the great Cripple Creek district are certainly going to be thoroughly explored and much of their rich treasure brought to light.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Gold Exploration tunnel, a little further down below the Gold & Globe tunnel, has begun the work of building at the mouth of its tunnel to cut Gold and Bull hills and the machinery is expected to be on the ground in a few days.
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Personals
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 3 [III]
Info Publication Date:
January 25, 1896
Info found on page:
4
Info Title:
Mr. Dave Buckles Will Work for Moffat-Smith Tunnel
Dave Buckles, who has been operating in the mines near Silverton for a couple of years past, arrived here yesterday and will have charge of setting the boilers for the Moffat-Smith tunnel.
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Article
Info Source From:
The Colliery Engineer and Metal Miner. Volume: 17 [XVII], Issue No. 2
Info Publication Date:
September, 1896
Info found on page:
58
Info Title:
Short Description of the Moffatt Tunnel
Below the town on the bank of the creek we found a gigantic tunnel scheme in progress, called the Moffatt tunnel, which is being driven in to crosscut the main portion of the mining area to find what the ore bodies will do at considerable depth. This, whilst a sort of prospecting tunnel, expects to encounter many as yet unknown leads and veins, and to undercut others already known on the surface, such as the Anaconda.
graphic for visual presentation of text It will also be utilized as a drainage and exportation tunnel. We understood that it was to go clear through the district by way of Anaconda, on to the Victor mine and Bull hill. Such a tunnel, if completed, will be a great boon both to science and Cripple Creek, by showing us a little more what Cripple Creek is made of, and clearing up many doubtful points relating to the continuity with depth of its ore deposits.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 5 [V], Issue No. 221
Info Publication Date:
January 1, 1898
Info found on page:
12
Info Title:
Bush-Moffat Tunnel in 2000 Feet.
The Bush-Moffatt tunnel is already in 2000 feet and has tapped all the water in Gold hill to say nothing of the wells in Anaconda and the wet shafts of a hundred and one other mines in the vicinity.
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Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 6 [VI], Issue No. 200
Info Publication Date:
December 31, 1898
Info found on page:
5
Info Title:
Ophelia or Smith-Moffat Tunnel to Start Up Again, with a lease on Blanche
WANT BLUE BELL GROUND
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graphic for visual presentation of textMoffatt Wants a Lease on the Blanche.
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graphic for visual presentation of textWHEN IT IS GRANTED IT IS GIVEN OUT THAT WORK ON THE SMITH-MOFFAT TUNNEL WILL BE RESUMED.
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graphic for visual presentation of text D.H. Moffat intends to start the old tunnel, sometimes known as the Ophelia and at others as the Smith-Moffat, that enters Gold hill a short distance south of the city{Cripple Creek] limits.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Englishmen got sick of their bargain after putting up only a small amount of money, and the title to the ground has reverted to the original owner, or owners.
graphic for visual presentation of text Some people say that Mr. Moffat is the sole man in the enterprise, but others insist that Eben Smith is also interested in the bore.
graphic for visual presentation of text Be that as it may, that it is to start up again must be true, for the tunnel management that at one time had a lease on the Blanche, one of the properties of the Blue Bell company, have asked for a renewal of their option to work the claim, and while the lease has not been made out at this writing it will be within a day or two.
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graphic for visual presentation of text The tunnel has now entered the mountain a distance of some 2,400 feet and in Blanche ground it is known that a vein was cut, but before prospecting it work on the tunnel was suspended.
graphic for visual presentation of text That its prospective value must have been regarded favorably is evidenced by the fact that the lease that was held is to be renewed.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
Mines and Minerals. Volume: 19 [XIX], Issue No. 7
Info Publication Date:
February, 1899
Info found on page:
327
Info Title:
Bush-Moffat Tunnel Started Up Again
The starting up of work in the Bush-Moffat tunnel, Cripple Creek, is regarded by the mining men of that place as one of the most important enterprises of the year.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is now nearly under the apex of Gold Hill, and the breast is only 500 or 600 feet from the Anaconda lines.
graphic for visual presentation of text If work is steadily maintained during this year it is believed that it will open the rich ground in the vicinity of Anaconda.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 6 [VI]
Info Publication Date:
February 2, 1899
Info found on page:
1
Info Title:
Ophelia Might Soon Be Boston Worked
THE SMITH-MOFFAT BORE
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graphic for visual presentation of textBoston People Will Likely Soon Have Charge of the Work.
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graphic for visual presentation of textEXPERTS HAVE EXAMINED IT.
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graphic for visual presentation of textMR. CHAPIN, WHO IS PROMOTING THE DEAL, TALKS ENTERTAININGLY OF THE FEELING IN THE EAST TO CRIPPLE CREEK AND PREDICTS THAT THIS CAMP WILL HAVE A BOOM.
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graphic for visual presentation of text Mr. C. C. Chapin, of the Chicago Brokerage company, and representative of the Boston gold mining syndicate of Cripple Creek, was in town yesterday looking mining property. Mr. Chapin, in speaking of Eastern capital, said:
graphic for visual presentation of text "I am very well acquainted with moneyed men of the East who are going to invest in Cripple Creek mines. When I left Boston a few days ago, Cripple Creek was all the talk there. Myself and Mr. Parfet, our mineral expert, are here in behalf of Boston people, and are thinking of taking hold of the Moffat-Bush tunnel.
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graphic for visual presentation of text ''I do not know of any camp in the world that is more substantial than Cripple Creek.
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graphic for visual presentation of text ''In 1866 I was in Alder Gulch, Montana, and then when the Sammon river excitement was so popular, I was there.
graphic for visual presentation of text In fact, every great mining excitement of any consequence since 1866 I have visited, but never in the whole course of my many years of experience have I witnessed such a marvelous camp as that of Cripple Creek.
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graphic for visual presentation of text ''The syndicate which I represent is ready and willing to invest in Cripple Creek mines, but we must be given a run for our money.
graphic for visual presentation of text A boom is near at hand for this camp, and all through the East I heard moneyed men talking about the output of gold of the Cripple Creek district for 1898."
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graphic for visual presentation of text Mr. Chapin refused to make any definite statement about the Ophelia, or Smith-Moffat tunnel, but from other sources it is learned that the people he represents are shortly to take work in hand.
graphic for visual presentation of text That the merits of the tunnel have been gone into fully is corroborated by the people who live in that vicinity, as they say a small army of experts in the last sixty days have been traveling over the ground and sampling the rock on the big dump.
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Info Source From:
Aspen Tribune. Volume: 4 [IV], Issue No. 159
Info Publication Date:
February 18, 1899
Info found on page:
4
Info Title:
Blanche lode Leased to Boston Syndicate
The Boston syndicate, which is shortly to start work on the Ophelia tunnel, has secured a lease for a term of two years on the Blanche lode claim, located on Gold hill, and owned by the Blue Bell company.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 6 [VI]
Info Publication Date:
May 4, 1899
Info found on page:
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Info Title:
Ophelia Tunnel Going at 15 Feet a Day
THE OPHELIA TUNNEL
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graphic for visual presentation of textMaking Headway at the Rate of 15 Feet Per Day.
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graphic for visual presentation of textALL THE WATER HAS DISAPPEARED
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graphic for visual presentation of text The Ophelia tunnel, under the management of Mr. Parfet, is making headway rapidly. On an average it is being driven 15 feet each day. So far no attempt has been made to drift on any of the many veins that have been cut, but it is likely that prospecting in that line will shortly start.
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graphic for visual presentation of text There is one thing very remarkable about the Ophelia tunnel just now. It will be remembered that a few months ago a regular river was flowing from it, and now to-day there is not a drop of water in sight.
graphic for visual presentation of text A few days ago the engineer discovered that his boilers were about dry and that the tanks were empty, and it actually became necessary to pull the fires until water could be had.
graphic for visual presentation of text The supply now comes from the little reservoir below the road that was built to make ice.
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graphic for visual presentation of text Within a very short time the Ophelia tunnel will be lighted by electricity and not only that but the cars are to be run by the same power - a regular trolley line.
graphic for visual presentation of text The speed of the cars will be about ten miles per hour, but this can be increased if necessary, as the rails used in the tunnel are monsters, the same weight in fact as that used by the Rio Grande railroad [might mean F&CC].
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 7 [VII]
Info Publication Date:
August 11, 1899
Info found on page:
3
Info Title:
Gold Exploration Tunnel Co. Wants a Sampler & Railroad Tracks
WILL ERECT A SAMPLER
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graphic for visual presentation of textGold Exploration Company Will Make Many Improvements.
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graphic for visual presentation of textTHE TUNNEL IS RAPIDLY BEING DRIVEN TOWARD BULL HILL. A MILL IS ALSO LIKELY TO BE CONSTRUCTED.
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graphic for visual presentation of text If the expectations of the Gold Exploration and Tunnel Company are realized, that property will very shortly be shipping at least 500 tons of ore a day from the big bore that is slowly but surely going through toward Bull hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text Mr. C.C. Chapin, of the Chapin Brokerage company of Boston, accompanied by parties from the East, arrived in the city{Cripple Creek] yesterday and will remain here several days inspecting the property.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Chapin company have the property under bond and lease from the Smith-Moffat company, and should the bond be taken up by the Eastern people they will become owners of five-sevenths of the property.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Eastern people contemplate big improvements down the gulch where the bore is penetrating the ground.
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graphic for visual presentation of text Some time between now and the first of the coming year they will have completed a big sampler to handle all the ore mined. All of it will be sampled before it goes to the mills and smelters.
graphic for visual presentation of text Some people are now experimenting with the low grade ore now being found in the tunnel and should their experiments prove successful, it is believed that a mill will be erected on the property to treat the ore.
graphic for visual presentation of text At one point in the tunnel there has been encountered a vein running from twelve to twenty feet in width, that will average in value $12.80 in gold to the ton.
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graphic for visual presentation of text The company has a lease on the Anaconda ground from their level up to the lower workings of the Anaconda, and when the vein of the Anaconda is encountered, a drift will be started north and air drills will be used to push the work as rapidly as possible.
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graphic for visual presentation of text Before any ore is shipped the tracks of both the Midland Terminal and Florence & Cripple Creek roads will be extended to the mouth of the tunnel.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Morning Times. Volume: 7 [VII]
Info Publication Date:
September 21, 1899
Info found on page:
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Info Title:
Gold Exploration Tunnel Temporarily Closed
COMPRESSED AIR.
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graphic for visual presentation of text The Gold Exploration Tunnel company, operating the Smith-Moffat tunnel under Gold hill, has closed down temporarily to install another big compressor and put in a compressed air engine to haul the waste and ore out of the big bore.
graphic for visual presentation of text Some time next week work will be resumed, when twelve air drills will be in operation. There will be two compressors, and should one get out of order, the other will be ready for immediate use.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tunnel is now almost 5,000 feet under the hill. They will be the first people to use a compressed air engine in the state{of Colorado], and when work is again started, the cars can be hauled out the long tunnel as rapidly as they wish.
graphic for visual presentation of text The company intends equipping to work most systematically and at the same time get the best results.
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Aspen Democrat. Volume: 1 [I], Issue No. 181
Info Publication Date:
March 9, 1901
Info found on page:
2
Info Title:
Callie Lease Said to Be in Bonanza
Denver Post.
graphic for visual presentation of text Now the lease on the Callie, located on the south slope of Gold hill, just east from the Mary McKinney, is said to be in bonanza where the vein was cut by the Ophelia tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of text W.S. Stratton owns the ground and the lease will undoubtedly be transferred to him for a large consideration, as negotiations are now pending and makes it reasonably certain that no outsider will be able to buy the lease.
graphic for visual presentation of text The price to be paid will be very large for a mere lease, but there being from 6 to 10 feet of smelting ore in the ground where cut by the tunnel, the lease is worth considerable money.
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Aspen Democrat. Volume: 1 [I], Issue No. 189
Info Publication Date:
March 19, 1901
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2
Info Title:
Gold Exploration and Tunnel Co. Rumored to Erect Sampler
GOLD EXPLORATION.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is understood that the Gold Exploration and Tunnel company, operating the Ophelia tunnel will erect a sampler at the mouth of the tunnel to have a capacity of handling 500 tons of ore per day at the start, and will be built so that, its capacity can be easily increased as the demands are made upon it.
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Fairplay Flume. Volume: 23 [XXIII], Issue No. 10
Info Publication Date:
April 12, 1901
Info found on page:
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Info Title:
Puzzle Drifted Into Sylvanite Ore That Surpasses Anything Found
Sylvanite ore that surpasses anything that has been found in the locality has been found in the Puzzle claim of the German-American company on Gold hill. It was cut into at a depth of 250 feet from the surface in the drift from the Ophelia tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of text The high-grade streak from which the rich ore was obtained is only a few inches in width, while the vein is mineralized for a foot and one-half across its width.
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Info Source From:
Aspen Tribune. Volume: 6 [VI], Issue No. 226
Info Publication Date:
May 22, 1901
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2
Info Title:
Ophelia Tunnel Trip Offered
The Ophelia tunnel, which penetrates the district for a distance of 3000 feet has offered the delegates during the session of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial congress, during certain hours of the day the whole congress week, the trip into the interior of the mines.
graphic for visual presentation of text The trip for the delegates can be made with perfect safety, the shafts on all the big producers being furnished with safety appliances. There will be no more danger attached to this trip than there would be in taking the elevator of a large hotel.
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Aspen Tribune. Volume: 6 [VI], Issue No. 228
Info Publication Date:
May 23, 1901
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Ophelia Tunnel Trip Offered
Upon the occasion of the session of Trans-Mississippi Commercial congress, which meets in Cripple Creek July 16-19 inclusive, superintendent Parfet has offered the Ophelia tunnel to the entertainment committee. This tunnel penetrates the heart of the district 5000 feet and there are three miles of laterals. The committee will arrange trolley rides under the hills, the cars in the tunnel being operated by electricity.
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Aspen Democrat. Volume: 2 [II], Issue No. 4
Info Publication Date:
August 9, 1901
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3
Info Title:
Ophelia Tunnel Progressing Fast
(From Colorado Telegraph.)
graphic for visual presentation of text The management of the Ophelia tunnel enterprise is driving the big bore ahead as fast as three shifts can do the work. The progress now being made is from 12 to 15 feet a day.
graphic for visual presentation of text During the month ending July 10 the company drove the tunnel a distance of 350 feet. The record of the present month is expected to be even greater.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tunnel is now in a distance of one mile and a quarter. It is entering Raven hill and is gaining depth rapidly.
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Aspen Democrat. Volume: 2 [II], Issue No. 5
Info Publication Date:
August 10, 1901
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3
Info Title:
Alamo to Be Worked Through the Ophelia Tunnel
(From the Cripple Creek Press.)
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graphic for visual presentation of text The management of the Alamo company has decided to do all work through the Ophelia tunnel instead of through the shaft which has been used until recently.
graphic for visual presentation of text The depth obtained in the tunnel workings is about 450 feet, the expense of working here being only about $6 per foot, while the cost of sinking in the shaft is about $20 per foot.
graphic for visual presentation of text The drift which is being run has about 200 feet further to go before getting directly under the shaft and connection will be made at that point with the shaft by means of an upraise.
graphic for visual presentation of text The drift along the vein has so far accomplished a distance of about 1,000 foot, the company having been at work for the past three or four months.
graphic for visual presentation of text Besides drifting a considerable amount of crosscutting has been done to explore the territory and more will be done as soon as the drift has been run the other 200 feet. The vein shown about 3½ feet in width and assays have been obtained running as high as $300 to the ton.
graphic for visual presentation of text All work will be done through the tunnel until the workings are connected with the air shaft.
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The Engineering and Mining Journal. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No. 8
Info Publication Date:
February 21, 1903
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310
Info Title:
Gold Exploration Tunnel in Dolly Varden Ground
Cripple Creek Gold Exploration Company—The tunnel being run in the Dolly Varden claim of the Enterprise Company starts in to Gold Hill a short distance below Cripple Creek, runs through Gold Hill and into Raven Hill, where the terminus is at pres­ent. Several leasers are working on different proper­ties through the tunnel.
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The Engineering and Mining Journal. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No. 16
Info Publication Date:
April 18, 1903
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610
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Gold Exploration Tunnel Breast Under Raven Hill
Gold Exploration Tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of text Work is being pushed, and good progress made. The breast is now in Enterprise ground. The tunnel was originally started by D.H. Moffat and associates, and afterwards sold to Eastern men.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is being run for drainage and transportation. J.M. Parfet, of Cripple Creek, is in charge. A number of lessees are working various properties through the tunnel.
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Aspen Democrat. Volume: 5 [V], Issue No. 65
Info Publication Date:
October 21, 1904
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Info Title:
Sampler At Ophelia Tunnel Seems Assured
Greatest Project Proposed for Cripple
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graphic for visual presentation of text Cripple Creek, Colo., Oct. 20—The greatest project ever proposed in the Cripple Creek district is now assured, plans having been drawn for the erection of an immense sampler and mill at the west entrance of the Ophelia tunnel, 1 mile south of Cripple Creek.
graphic for visual presentation of text The project is a gigantic one and calls for a mill second to none in the state. The work of finishing the tunnel, which is now only half completed, will also be arranged for by the sale of stock of the company at the same time.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tunnel will cut the Bull hill portion and will carry and drain away much water which will be an incalculable to all the mines in that region.
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Aspen Weekly Times. Volume: 24 [XXIV], Issue No. 44
Info Publication Date:
October 22, 1904
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Sampler At Ophelia Tunnel Plans Been Drawn
IMMENSE SAMPLER
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graphic for visual presentation of textTHE OPHELIA TUNNEL WILL HAVE ONE AT ITS MOUTH.
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graphic for visual presentation of text Cripple Creek, Oct., 20.—The greatest project ever proposed in the Cripple Creek district is now assured, plans having been drawn for the erection of an immense sampler and mill at the west entrance of the Ophelia tunnel one mile south of Cripple Creek.
graphic for visual presentation of text The project is a gigantic one and calls for a mill second to none in the state. The work of finishing the tunnel, which is now only half completed, will also be arranged for by the sale of stock of the company at the same time.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tunnel will cut the Bull hill portion and will carry and drain away much water which will be an incalculable benefit to all the mines in that region.
graphic for visual presentation of text C. C. Chapin of Boston, president of the Cripple Creek and Pueblo Railroad company which has just been incorporated, and who is the owner of the tunnel, left yesterday with plans in his pocket for Colorado Springs.
graphic for visual presentation of text His scheme will be financed in Colorado Springs and Boston.
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The Engineering and Mining Journal. Volume: 88 [LXXXVIII], Issue No. 22
Info Publication Date:
November 27, 1909
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1062
Info Title:
Ophelia tunnel as a Drainage Tunnel
The Ophelia tunnel, cutting the granite at the west base of Gold hill, has an elevation of 9268 ft., and when 2600 ft. in length is reported to have had a flow amounting to 2100 gal. per min. According to Lindgren and Ransome's latest report on the geology of the Cripple Creek district, this tunnel water came entirely from breccia in fissure zones connected with the main volcanic neck.
graphic for visual presentation of text This tunnel became dry in 1898 with the drainage of the Standard tunnel which had been under construction for about two years previous.
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Article
Info Source From:
Modern Tunneling [1914]. Volume: 1 [I], Issue No. 1
Info Publication Date:
1914
Info found on page:
51
Info Title:
Resumé of Data; Ophelia Tunnel
Ophelia tunnel: Cripple Creek, Colorado.
graphic for visual presentation of textPurpose, mine drainage and development.
graphic for visual presentation of textLength, 8,500 feet.
graphic for visual presentation of textCross-section, 9 feet square.
graphic for visual presentation of textRock, granite and breccia.
graphic for visual presentation of textPower, steam.
graphic for visual presentation of textVentilation, blow with pressure blower through 15-inch pipe.
graphic for visual presentation of textTwo Sullivan drills in the heading.
graphic for visual presentation of textMounting, vertical column.
graphic for visual presentation of textThree shifts per day. Two drillers, two helpers, and three muckers per shift.
graphic for visual presentation of textCompressed air haulage.
graphic for visual presentation of textAverage monthly progress, 350 feet.
graphic for visual presentation of textStarted, 1905; completed, 1907.
graphic for visual presentation of text Reference, Mine and Quarry, May 1907, page 118.
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Article
Info Source From:
Modern Tunneling [1914]. Volume: 1 [I], Issue No. 1
Info Publication Date:
1914
Info found on page:
151
Info Title:
Ophelia Drilling Info
Drilling Speed, includes time used in setting up and tearing down column or bar and in shifting machine to new holes and in changing steel; but down not include time of mucking for set up or in loading, blasting, and clearing smoke, as given from the table this info is from.
graphic for visual presentation of text Info reported from Ophelia Tunnel say the Drill was Piston in Granite Rock and 8-10 in drilling speeds per machine per hour.
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Info Source From:
Modern Tunneling [1914]. Volume: 1 [I], Issue No. 1
Info Publication Date:
1914
Info found on page:
202
Info Title:
Ophelia Tunnel Illumination Method
While Candles can't be recommended as a means of lighting a tunnel or adit during construction, this is the type of Illumination chosen for the Ophelia Tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of text Practically everything that can be said in the favor of candles, or open-flame oil lamps, is that they require a much smaller initial outlay than electricity or acetylene, yet they are more expensive per unit of light than either acetylene or electricity, consume a greater amount of oxygen, and give off a correspondingly greater amount of noxious gases. Candles not only do not give enough light, but what they do supply is flickering and unsteady unless there are no drafts, and since they are quickly extinguished by the exhaust blasts from air drills they cannot be placed to light properly the work of the drillers; hence the efficiency of a high-priced drillman is greatly reduced. Candles are often wasted or dropped into the muck-pile, and item of loss which may amount to a considerable sum in the long run.
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Article
Info Source From:
Modern Tunneling [1914]. Volume: 1 [I], Issue No. 1
Info Publication Date:
1914
Info found on page:
220
Info Title:
Ophelia Tunnel Hole Info
The Ophelia Tunnel used 20-24 Numbers of holes in Driving its Tunnel Heading in Granite Rock with 80 square feet of Approximate area of heading and with 3.6 – 4.0 square feet of Heading per hole in Igneous rocks.
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Modern Tunneling [1914]. Volume: 1 [I], Issue No. 1
Info Publication Date:
1914
Info found on page:
235
Info Title:
Ophelia Tunnel Hole Making Info
The Ophelia Tunnel used Wedge as Type of cut, with 9 feet as Height of heading and 9 feet as Width of heading, while the Average depth of cut-holes was 7 feet and the Average depth of other holes was 6 feet, and the Average depth round drilled was 6 feet, with 67 Percentage average depth to width of heading, all in Granite Rock.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
Oak Creek Times. Volume: 9 [IX], Issue No. 22
Info Publication Date:
November 16, 1916
Info found on page:
3
Info Title:
Puzzle lode Shipment of Tungsten Through the Ophelia Tunnel
Colvin & Day, lessees on the Puzzle lode mining claim on Gold hill, Cripple Creek, operating through the Moffat or Ophelia tunnel, have completed a shipment of tungsten ore that is confidently expected to carry large values in both gold and silver.
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Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press. Volume: 119 [CXIX], Issue No. 7
Info Publication Date:
August 16, 1919
Info found on page:
246
Info Title:
Ophelia/Moffat Tunnel Under Sheriff to Connect with Blue Flag
The Moffat tunnel heading is now in the Sheriff claim on Raven hill, one of the War Eagle group, at a distance of 1,5 miles from the portal, which is on the western slope of Gold hill about a mile south of Cripple Creek.
graphic for visual presentation of text Development was commenced August 1 from the Blue Flag Gold Mining Co.'s main shaft, to connect with the Ophelia or Moffat tunnel, at a depth of 1150 ft., thence to a point directly under the Scott shaft of the War Eagle Consolidated Mines Co., and connection made therewith by raise. This work will be done under a contract between the Blue Flag company and the War Eagle Consolidated company, which now controls the Moffat tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of text With ventilation perfected through the two shaft connections, the Moffat tunnel will become a public utility and will be used for transportation and operating purposes by mining companies, mine owners, or their lessees, on properties along the line of the tunnel.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press. Volume: 119 [CXIX], Issue No. 21
Info Publication Date:
November 22, 1919
Info found on page:
754
Info Title:
Moffat Tunnel Soon Connected to Blue Flag
Connection will shortly be completed by cross-cut between the Moffat tunnel and the Blue Flag workings.
graphic for visual presentation of text On account of the Blue Flag adjoining the Ida May group of the Elkton company on the north, its development from that direction is impossible.
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Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press. Volume: 120 [CXX], Issue No. 4
Info Publication Date:
January 24, 1920
Info found on page:
129
Info Title:
Blue Flag Working to Connect with the Opehelia
The Blue Flag company is driving to connect with the Moffat or Ophelia tunnel, and thence through the War Eagle property to a point under the Scott or main shaft. Ore assaying about 1,25 oz. gold and 12 to 15 oz. silver per ton has been opened up on the 1200-ft. level of the Blue Flag by the War Eagle Consolidated company.
graphic for visual presentation of text Work in the Blue Flag lateral is done under air-pressure on account of the presence of mine-gases, and except for the ore taken out in drifting no attention will be paid to mining until the connections are completed.
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Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press. Volume: 120 [CXX], Issue No. 5
Info Publication Date:
January 31, 1920
Info found on page:
168
Info Title:
War Eagle Ore in Cross-Cut Towards Moffat Tunnel
The cross-cut from the 1200-ft. level carried from the Blue Flag to the Moffat tunnel for air-connection on the War Eagle property to the north, has passed through ore for a distance of 70 ft.
graphic for visual presentation of text The vein is reported as being two feet wide and samples taken by the War Eagle Consolidated company gave returns of $24 in gold and 13 oz. silver per ton.
graphic for visual presentation of text No work will be done on this vein until the tunnel connection is made and ventilation obtained.
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Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press. Volume: 120 [CXX], Issue No. 15
Info Publication Date:
April 10, 1920
Info found on page:
541
Info Title:
Blue Flag Tunnel to Moffat Tunnel Connection
John W. Sheafer, Judge of the District Court, this week denied the application of L. T. Gray, claiming interest in the Moffat tunnel property, for a writ of injunction to prevent connection with the tunnel from the Blue Flag mine workings.
graphic for visual presentation of text The War Eagle Consolidated Mines Co., the Blue Flag Gold Mining Co., the Moffat Tunnel & Transportation Co., and Hildreth Frost, attorney of this city {Cripple Creek], were named as defendants.
graphic for visual presentation of text It was alleged in the complaint that damage would result "through the filling of the tunnel with bad air" if connection were permitted.
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graphic for visual presentation of text The War Eagle company is cross-cutting from its 1200-ft. level of the Blue Flag shaft on Raven hill to connect with the tunnel, in accordance with a contract with the Blue Flag Gold Mining Co., of which corporation Tully Scott of the Supreme Court of Colorado is president.
graphic for visual presentation of text With connection made, ventilation will be afforded to the Blue Flag and War Eagle mines as well as to the tunnel.
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Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press. Volume: 120 [CXX], Issue No. 16
Info Publication Date:
April 17, 1920
Info found on page:
578
Info Title:
Blue Flag Workings Draft Well with Moffat Tunnel
T.R. Countryman, consulting engineer to the War Eagle Consolidated Mines Co., in reporting connection made on April 2 from the Blue Flag workings with the Moffat tunnel, stated that the "ventilation was thorough".
graphic for visual presentation of text The entire tunnel and Blue Flag workings are completely ventilated with pure, fresh, cool air. The draft is so strong that a carbide-lamp cannot be kept alight in the drift.
graphic for visual presentation of text The engineer further reports a streak of black sulphide in the east wall, more than six inches thick asssaying $25 in gold, with a width next to it of one foot assaying $19.40. This is in addition to 20 in. of ore opened in the drift.
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press. Volume: 123 [CXXIII], Issue No. 2
Info Publication Date:
July 9, 1921
Info found on page:
70
Info Title:
Moffat Tunnel To Be Extended
The Moffat tunnel, connecting with the Blue Flag workings of the War Eagle Consolidated Mines Co., is to be extended north-east through the Sheriff, thence to the Amanda and War Eagle. A cross-cut will also be carried from the Blue Flag through the Bogart and Happy Year holdings of the War Eagle company.
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