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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
Mines and Minerals, February, 1899. Volume: 19 [XIX], Issue No.: 7
Info found on page:
327
Info Title:
Isabella Mine Opened a New vein and Chute
A new vein and ore chute was opened up in the Isabella (Cripple Creek) south and up the hill from the old Buena Vista fissure. This ore chute has been drifted on a distance of over 400 feet at the second level, and the ore body has been found in crosscuts at the fifth and ninth levels.
graphic for visual presentation of text The pay-streak is from eighteen inches to two feet wide.

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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
Mines and Minerals, March, 1899. Volume: 19 [XIX], Issue No.: 8
Info found on page:
365
Info Title:
Isabella Mine
Mines and Minerals, March 1899
(page 365)
Written for Mines and Minerals, by Prof. Arthur Lakes.

There is no doubt but a very rich strike of ore, perhaps the richest in the history of Cripple Creek, has lately been made in the Isabella mine at Cripple Creek. The exact nature and value of this at present are unascertainable, owing to the reticence of the company.

The nature of the ore appears to be very rich bodies of telluride and free gold, ores which, in a minor degree of richness, have characterized the mine from the outset.

The Isabella property is one of the oldest in the camp. It is situated on the Eastern slope of Bull hill, commanding a fine view of Pike's peak. A lofty castle rock of columnar phonolite crowns the hill above the mines, which was celebrated in the miners' strike as the "Strikers' fortress," commanding as it did a view of all the country round.

The rocks of this section are both andesitic breccia and phonolite. Most of the important mines on Bull hill are on veins in fissures in the massive eruptive rocks, a few such as the Victor, are on fissures in the breccia. The Bull Hill fissures are often faulted, owing to the brittle character of the massive rocks.

The veins are very numerous, trending in various directions. They vary from an inch to several feet in width, and show at times, well defined bodies of quartz in them, containing iron pyrites, iron oxide, fluorite, and other minerals forming the cement of the fragments of rock, occurring in the fissures. The country rock may also be impregnated with these minerals along the path of fissures.

The most well defined and continuous of these fissures or fissure systems are the veins of the Victor, Lee, and Isabella mines which are on the same, or closely allied veins, along the same zone of fissuring and ore deposition for a direct distance of upwards of a mile, and along these veins the mines are more or less in connection.

Two or more closely parallel veins are found in these mines, among which is the one in the Lee workings which has lately yielded such unprecedented riches. The course of the main vein fissures is often very circuitous and deflected. The country rock is partly massive trachy-phonolite and partly andesitic breccia. In the Lee shaft the vein is in the massive rock, in the Smuggler and Victor in the breccia.

The ore is in quartz, not unfrequently an opaline quartz like that deposited from a hotspring or geyser, showing the mode of genesis of the ore. This quartz may change into a yellow jasper. The precious metals are free gold, especially near the surface, and telluride ; the latter more with depth. The rich ore is in well defined shoots, continuing for considerable distance along the strike of the vein.


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Above Info was Last Updated on 17.03.2019 (17:17:34)
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Type/Category of Info:
Article
Info Source From:
The Morning Times, December 31, 1899. Volume: 9 [IX], Issue No.: 24
Info found on page:
7 (3)
Info Title:
1899 Dividends for Isabella
During 1899 it was paid in Dividends by the Isabella—
graphic for visual presentation of textJanuary……………………$135,000
graphic for visual presentation of textJune…………………………….45,000
graphic for visual presentation of textSeptember....................22,500
graphic for visual presentation of textDecember…………...........67,500
graphic for visual presentation of textTotal...........................$270,000

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Above Info was Last Updated on 23.07.2020 (23:58:44)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining World, November 14, 1901. Volume: 10 [X], Issue No.: 17
Info found on page:
2
Info Title:
Isabella Rumors
Cripple Creek.—(Special.) — In the bottom workings of the Isabella the management performed something like several thousand feet of work without encountering ore. It was for that reason that the last two dividends were passed, for they were hunting for ore and did not care to diminish the treasury reserve in dividends to the detriment of the development work that might mean the life and prosperity of the once-famous bonanza.
graphic for visual presentation of text Considerable talk is being indulged in by people and all sorts of stories are going the rounds on the intentions of the company, but the story that is set firmest in the minds of well-informed mining men is that shortly the news will get out of rich ore bodies in the Orphan shaft and that then a consolidation of the two properties will be effected. That, of course, is conjecture.
Above Info was Last Updated on 04.07.2020 (09:28:51)
Above Info was First Seen 29.06.2020

Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, January 31, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No.: 5
Info found on page:
198
Info Title:
Isabella Gold Mining Co. Annual Meeting Stuff
Isabella Gold Mining Company.—At the annual election of directors the following were named: E. W. Giddings, J. A, Connel, K. R. Babbit, G. M. Stone and J. A. Hayes. The meeting passed off very quietly, and the expected contest did not take place. The election was in every way a compromise, one representative being given to each of the factions.
graphic for visual presentation of text The directors afterward chose officers as follows:
graphic for visual presentation of textE. W. Giddings, president
graphic for visual presentation of textJ. A. Hayes, first vice-president
graphic for visual presentation of textK. R. Babbit, second vice-president and general counsel
graphic for visual presentation of textJ. F. Sanger, secretary
graphic for visual presentation of textand the Colorado Title and Trust Company, treasurer.
graphic for visual presentation of text The general manager has not yet been selected, but it is understood that De La Vergne, the present manager will not be re-elected.
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graphic for visual presentation of text A good showing has been made on the property, though it has not paid expenses.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 16.05.2019 (11:06:04)
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, March 28, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No.: 13
Info found on page:
497
Info Title:
Strike Shut Down the Isabella
Besides the Stratton's Independence the Isabella Gold Mining have shut down.
graphic for visual presentation of text What ore is mined is stored and not shipped, owing to the labor troubles. There are about 718 men now idle in the district.

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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, April 4, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV]
Info found on page:
537
Info Title:
Isabella closed due the Strike Situation
The situation is somewhat improved, but not yet settled. A number of concessions have been made by both sides. At present it seems as though the strike at the Standard mill would be settled, as all the demands of the union men at the mill have been met with, except as to the reinstatement of some of the striking mill men. If the trouble is not settled very soon a number of mines will have to close from having no marked for their ore.
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graphic for visual presentation of text At present the Isabella mine is shut down due to the strike.

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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, April 11, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No.: 15
Info found on page:
574
Info Title:
Isabella Resumed Work
Isabella has resumed work after the millmen's strike settlement, which makes everything look brighter in the Cripple Creek District. The settlement is a matter of congratulation, as a general strike would probably have resulted in a complete tie-up for a long time.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 17.04.2019 (14:47:59)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, April 18, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No.: 16
Info found on page:
610
Info Title:
Isabella Gold Mining Company
Isabella Gold Mining Company.
graphic for visual presentation of text This property has not started since being closed by the strike, and what will be done is not known. A number of rumors are heard.
Above Info was Last Updated on 18.04.2019 (10:02:35)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, May 9, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No.: 19
Info found on page:
725
Info Title:
Isabella is Idle
Isabella Gold Mining Company.—The property is still idle. According to the yearly report the mine has not very much money in the treasury at present. A large amount of the territory has never been prospected.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 20.04.2019 (16:45:03)
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General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, June 6, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No.: 23
Info found on page:
872
Info Title:
Isabella Still Not Working on Company Account
Isabella Gold Mining Company.—No work is being done on company account, and it is rumored that the company will lease the whole property to some large syndicate. This property has not opened since the strike. A number of lessees are at work. The company owns a large acreage on Bull Hill, and has shipped a large amount of ore, including probably the richest shipment that ever went out of the district.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 22.04.2019 (12:09:24)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, June 27, 1903. Volume: 75 [LXXV], Issue No.: 26
Info found on page:
982
Info Title:
Isabella Gold Mining Company Still Dormant
Isabella Gold Mining Company.—Although it has been repeatedly rumored that this property has been leased to a syndicate nothing of a reliable nature can be learned. The company is doing nothing, though a few lessees are at work.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 19.05.2019 (22:18:34)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, August 26, 1911. Volume: 92 [XCII], Issue No.: 9
Info found on page:
421
Info Title:
Lee Shaft of the Isabella is Sinking About 4-Ft a Day
Isabella—From the 14th level of the Lee shaft the contractors have sunk about 100 ft. The 14th level is 1200 ft. down. Sinking is at the rate of 4 ft. per day. The contractors will sink the shaft 500 ft.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 26.03.2019 (16:58:39)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, September 16, 1911. Volume: 92 [XCII], Issue No.: 12
Info found on page:
564
Info Title:
Isabella August Output
Isabella—This property on Bull hill is credited with an August output of 25 cars of ore.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 26.03.2019 (22:01:13)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, October 28, 1911. Volume: 92 [XCII], Issue No.: 18
Info found on page:
864
Info Title:
Lee Shaft September Shipment
Isabella—Twenty cars of 1-oz. gold ore were shipped from the Lee shaft in September. The shaft has reached a depth of 1380 feet.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 27.03.2019 (17:36:11)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, November 11, 1911. Volume: 92 [XCII], Issue No.: 20
Info found on page:
962
Info Title:
Lee Shaft of the Isabella October Output
Isabella—The Lee shaft of this mine is now 2710 ft. deep and the output is about one carload per day. The output of the Bull hill mine for October was 44 cars of ore of better grade than usual.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 28.03.2019 (00:24:33)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Engineering and Mining Journal, September 7, 1912. Volume: 94 [XCIV], Issue No.: 10
Info found on page:
470
Info Title:
Fackerell lease on the Isabella Made Another Strike
Isabella—Another strike has been made in the Fackerell lease on the north 900-ft. level of the Lee shaft.

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Above Info was Last Updated on 23.03.2019 (20:57:28)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, August 16, 1913. Volume: 107 [CVII], Issue No.: 7
Info found on page:
280
Info Title:
Isabella Shipped 1500 Tons in July
During July 58 cars, equal to 1500 tons, of ore was shipped from the Isabella mine. E. J. Fackerell, a lessee, is at present developing a new ore-shoot, opened by him on No. 4 vein. The drift driven north and south has already proved the shoot for the distance of 30 ft., and the ore broken fully 3½ ft. wide, as exposed in both headings, is worth from $40 to $80 per ton.
Above Info was Last Updated on 24.10.2019 (21:27:18)
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Type/Category of Info:
Article
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, November 8, 1913. Volume: 107 [CVII], Issue No.: 19
Info found on page:
734
Info Title:
Depth of the Lee & Empire State Shafts
Isabella Mines Co., Lee shaft, on Bull Hill, is now 1275 ft., and the Empire State shaft is down 1220 ft.
Above Info was Last Updated on 26.11.2019 (10:27:34)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, November 1, 1919. Volume: 119 [CXIX], Issue No.: 18
Info found on page:
644
Info Title:
Isabella Leasing Company Plans
Stockholders of the Isabella Mines company are invited by a circular letter signed by C. M. Carson, vice-president of the company, to participate in the organization of the Isabella Leasing company, formed for the purpose of further development of the Isabella estate on Bull hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text As set forth in the letter, development on company account has been impossible "because of the advance in price of mining material and labor, occasioned by the "War."
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graphic for visual presentation of text The lease, it is understood, will be granted the new company for a five-year term, with the privilege of a three-year extension, and royalties on ore marketed will be on a sliding scale.
graphic for visual presentation of text The ground included in the lease extends from the eleventh level of the Lee shaft to the bottom, or fifteenth, level, west from the west sideline of the Orphan No. 1 and includes the Orphan No. 2, Ida Bell No. 1 and 2, Emma No. 1, Comet and Jack Rabbit lodes No. 1 to 4 inclusive, X. J. Gold, Bully, and Tom Thumb lode claims.
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graphic for visual presentation of text It is proposed, according to the circular, to start work on the 15th level of the Lee shaft, taking advantage of a cross-cut 1000 ft. long and to continue the cross-cut 300 ft. to cut the Sump and Buena Vista veins.
graphic for visual presentation of text The veins would then be cut at a depth of 450 ft. below the Buena Vista and Sump oreshoots that produced approximately three million dollars.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is further proposed to continue the cross-cut some 200 ft. farther to explore the junction of the Buena Vista and Maloney veins, the No. 2 vein, No. 3 vein, and finally the Emma vein.
graphic for visual presentation of text All of these veins have produced ore in the upper workings.
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graphic for visual presentation of text Subscriptions to the leasing company stock will be limited to 6000 shares of the par value of $1 each.
Above Info was Last Updated on 10.03.2020 (13:11:55)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, November 8, 1919. Volume: 119 [CXIX], Issue No.: 19
Info found on page:
682
Info Title:
Isabella Leasing Co. Tries to Get Running
The old and well-known Isabella mine, during the active speculation that formerly prevailed in Cripple Creek stocks, was for years used as the basis for numerous stock-jobbing schemes.
graphic for visual presentation of text Owing to the relative inactivity of this mine for some time past, a movement has been started by stockholders to interest a sufficient number of such stockholders in the proposed Isabella Leasing Co., to be capitalized at $25,000 with shares at one dollar par.
graphic for visual presentation of text Capital derived from disposal of this stock will be devoted to development of new ground. Ore produced by the leasing company will be charged royalties ranging from 8% to 30%, depending upon grade of shipments.
Above Info was Last Updated on 10.03.2020 (14:30:05)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, November 15, 1919. Volume: 119 [CXIX], Issue No.: 20
Info found on page:
718
Info Title:
Isabella Leasing Company in Operations
Active operations have been commenced by the Isabella Leasing company, recently incorporated to operate a lease on the property of the Isabella Mines Co., Bull Hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text Operations, which are in charge of David Mason, started from the 15th level of the Lee shaft at a depth of approximately 1275 ft., where a cross-cut is being driven south-west to cut under the Buena Vista ore-shoot that produced high-grade ore.
graphic for visual presentation of text The work planned will cut below this old stope 450 ft.
Above Info was Last Updated on 10.03.2020 (15:01:14)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, November 22, 1919. Volume: 119 [CXIX], Issue No.: 21
Info found on page:
754
Info Title:
Isabella Leasing Co. Workings
The Isabella Leasing company has the 15th level of the Lee or main shaft of the Isabella Mines company unwatered, and cross-cutting has started for the Buena Vista, Emma, Maloney, Orphan Belle, and other veins that have been ore producers in the past.
Above Info was Last Updated on 10.03.2020 (21:57:21)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, April 3, 1920. Volume: 120 [CXX], Issue No.: 14
Info found on page:
501
Info Title:
Lee Shaft No Longer Base of Operations
Directors of the Isabella Mines Co., at a special meeting held in Colorado Springs, have determined to change the base of operations from the Lee shaft to the Empire State shaft, situated at about the centre of the group.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Lee shaft-house and machinery were recently destroyed by fire of unknown origin, entailing a loss in excess of $100,000 with insurance of about $25,000. All lessees, ten in number, will be given extensions of their respective leases.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Lee will not be entirely abandoned and an electric hoist will be erected for use by the lessees who were mining a good grade of ore from the second level.
Above Info was Last Updated on 24.02.2020 (21:48:28)
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Type/Category of Info:
General Mining News
Info Source From:
The Mining and Scientific Press, August 7, 1920. Volume: 121 [CXXI], Issue No.: 6
Info found on page:
206
Info Title:
Lee Shaft Lessees Hoisting Ore
Lessees on the third level at the Lee shaft of the Isabella Mines Co. have installed an air-hoist and are hoisting ore from the vein recently opened. The ore is sampling one ounce in gold, and, as the vein or dike is fully 12 ft. wide, ore is made rapidly.
graphic for visual presentation of text One round of machine-drilled holes breaks more than the shovelers can handle on one shift.
Above Info was Last Updated on 29.02.2020 (21:39:13)
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