Twenty millions, seven hundred and sixty-one thousand, eight hundred and forty two dollars, is the value of the gold output of the Cripple Creek district for the year 1899. In round numbers, it is $21,000,000. The production for the last month of 1899 was $3,000,000.
By months for the year, the output of the district is as follows:
The output for the Cripple Creek district for the month of December is $3,000,000 in round numbers, including the estimated output of the Economic mill, for which no clean-up has been made. The Economic has been in operation a month and a great quantity of ore has been handled in an experimental way, which General Manager Woods estimates to be worth $100,000.
The work of the year may be shown in the figures of the Woods Investment company.
The ore shipped from the properties owned by the Woods people is as follows:
|Gold Coin||26,800||$ 1,250,000|
|Battle Mountain and other properties||125,000|
These are the highest figures of any combination of mines.
The Independence output for the year is $2,000,000.
The Portland is $2,2500,000
So it can be observed that the Woods Investment company has jumped to the top, and had it not been for the Victor fire and the consequent shutting down of the Gold Coin the output from this group alone would have been $3,000,000 for the year.
The output from the various reduction mills and smelters is as follows:
|Arequa||2,000||$ 23||$ 46,000|
In the smelting ore is included the recent Isabella shipment, which is of the highest grade and raises the average of the value per ton. The tonnage from the district is less than it was last month.
This rounds out a production of $74,000,000 in nine years.
The production of the camp by years from the date of discovery is as follows:
The output of gold from the state of Colorado for the year 1899 was $36,000,000. Of this vast amount Cripple Creek produced $21,000,000, or nearly two-thirds of the grand total. This little treasure spot only six miles square, will add to the worlds gold mined during the year just closed over one and a third as much as that produced by the state of California.
Teller county is not very large when measured by the number of acres contained within its boundaries, but measured from the standpoint of the gold it outputs, she's a whale.
These figures, when compared with those of Teller county, prove conclusively that although we are only ten months of age that we are in it at least $21,000,000 worth. It produced more gold than Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Utah, South Dakota, Arizona and New Mexico combined.