[D8845AAK], Letter from C C King to William Preston Hix, March 19th, 1888


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[D8845AAK], Letter from C C King to William Preston Hix, March 19th, 1888

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"During your notice to owners of Gold Mines in Sundays Atlanta Constitution, I take the liberty of writing you, as I have had considerable experience in that line in this section, and know the trouble with our ores. I have seen fine specimens from this state of free gold, one nugget weighed over 25 per[?], and number of others, but on going down on such vein as we have, while they may carry free gold to water level often that they become so highly sulphureted and refractory that the mining has to be abandoned. But a short time ago a specimen of a 6 ft vein was sent me as an average of the vein, I has a chemist to examine the same and it went $45.00 or $50.00 per low sulphurants and refractory, this property can be bought very cheap and very few people know any thing of it. I know of some other 3 ft veins running $20.00 to $40.00 gold, but as I have about exhausted my means looking for free milling ores, I am willing to put in my knowledge of the country with some one who will furnish the means to open up these sulphurent and if you can handle them there is no doubt but what I can show up something magnificent, a party sent me about 2 lbs of ore which he did not know its value. I send it to Colorado on his reporting it to be an eight-foot vein (of Iron sulphants) the average then which brought a buyer ran over $150.00 per ton, but by the time the party from Colorado came the party who sent me the ore had left the country and the Colorado returned home, with the assurance that should I find the vein he would buy the property. It will be very expensive to hunt up and look into this and for some one who has he money I don't see any better investment. If you have a party in view who will joing me I will attend to this matter thoroughly honestly and promptly and will work on shares, feeling confident that I can furnish some very valuable property at a very low figure and that will be rich in sulphants and gold. You will do me the kindness to give this your careful consideration." and oblige yours c C.C. King [Marginalia: "Write and say I am erecting a mill here to work sulphant ore especially those that are free of slate and quarly[?] gangue and shal be in the market as a purchaser but not miner of this class of ore. What are the propects of being able to purchase ores. E."





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