Thomas Kilker running a claim on Willow Creek
IE FILLED WITH GOLD FOUND AT WILLOW CREEK ONE RICH PROPERTY BONDED FOR 30,000 Thomas Kilker Decfares That Before Many Ways Have Passed District Will Be Crowded.: RHYOLITE, Nev., March 3. A very rich strike was made a few days ago on a group of claims owned by L..C. Rice and J. E. Linnell. situated four miles southeast of Willow, creek. . - Mr. Linnell brought some of the samples to Rhyoiite this week and they were well besprinkled with free gold A conservative guess at such ore would place it around $1000 to the ton. The ore came from a 3 -foot quartz vein carrying a general miljing content of good value with a high grade streak in the center. The ore was discovered a short time ago while doing some surface prospecting. The main workings of the property consists of a 70-foot shaft and a drift tunnel being run to connect with the shaft. - - The shaft was started on , the vein which recently dipped away. It was thought advisable to go 190 feet away and drift on the vein to the bottom of the shaft. This drift is now 25 feet in. An average sample from the bot-ton of the shaft some time ago, Mr. Linnell says, returned $61.80 in gold. The group includes twelve claims and the locations were made in 1905, but no work to speak of was done until Willow creek began to attract attention. The point where the rich uncovering was made is about 700 feet from the shaf J. . Thomas Kilker, who returned a few days ago from Willow creek, has given a $30,000 bond ami lease to run for ninety days on the Allasan group of claims in Willow creek to O. B. Glover and associates, and operations have ajreadyr been started. ' Several Rhyoiite people are interested with Mr. Kilker in the property. While in Willow creek Mr. Kilker visited several of the properties and he is of the opinion that with such a showing, at any other time the people would be tumbling over themselves to get there.