[D0014AAZ], Letter from John Vincent Miller, Cloyd Mason Chapman to Thomas Alva Edison, November 8th, 1900


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[D0014AAZ], Letter from John Vincent Miller, Cloyd Mason Chapman to Thomas Alva Edison, November 8th, 1900




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University


Dolores, N. M.
Nov. 8, 1900.
Thomas A. Edison,
Orange, N. J.
Dear Sir:-
Since our last report,
Shaft #15 is now being sunk deeper in order to get a sample only.
Shaft #16 has been sunk 11 ft. Present 89th ft. This is being sunk deeper for sample only. Part of the gravel from this shaft has been separated and is ready for assay.
Shaft #18 near N.W. cor. Lot #13, is being sunk for sample.
Shaft #19 near center of Lot #43 " " " " "
We have started five shafts and have four more located in the area covered by the countour map, as follows:
Shaft #15 near N. W. cor Lot #50.

" 16 " " " " " 80.

" 17 " N. side " 143.

" 18 " N. W. cor. " 13.

" 19 " center " 43.

" 20 in " 103.

" 21 " " 111.

" 22 " " 135.

" 23 " " 103.

These shafts are being sunk by contract at the rate of $1.50 per foot and the sample taken by cutting a channel down one side of the shaft. About fifty pounds per foot is taken out, weighed (stones) and all and panned
We have discontinued the taking of samples of old shafts but are panning and assaying those samples that had been taken when we received your recent letter.
<Nov 15_1900>
<[illegible text] & C>
<Yours of 8th Reed>
<You can continue Experimenting on [illegible text] & [illegible text]>
[TAE Marginalia] 11-8-'00.
The mill is closed down as per instructions.
We would like to know whether you object to our continuing experimental work on both sizing and separating, as there are several lines of experiments that we would like to follow out. We have plenty of time for this now and need only the help of two boys and an engineer.
Respectfully yours,
Cloyd M. Chapman,
John V. Miller
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