Clipped From Oakland Tribune
i A GOLD DISCOVERY. Pay Quartz Dincovered at the Agua de Virtu Springs. Livermore Herald. Some years ago William M. Mendcn-hall discovered what he considered to he copper pre on tbe hillside near the large spring at Agua de Vida, ten miles southeast of this place. The Whe cott'f nhed in digering a trail in the cottage to the spring. Liast summer 'Mr. Mpndenball decided to run a tunnel into the hill on the ledpe. He did so, getting in about thirty feet. The ore be took out was seen by quite a number of people, nearlv all of whom pronounced it copper. Recently he sent three samples down to Price's assay office, and this week he secured a return which, to say the least, astonished him. Of the three samples of rocV, that from a small vein assayed 84 cents in silver and $3 10 in gold, per ton; that from a ledge. 13 cents in silver, and $2 07 in golH ; and the quartz, 45 cents, in silver and $9 30 in gold. This gives a return of valuation of the three specimens of $3 94, $2 20 and $9 88, respectively, per ton.