"I want to tell you, old long ears," continued the prospector, "that it is too bad to wreck a promising district in this fashion. One or two things have happened here. The mining men who built the hoist and these mills were either ignorant of actual conditions, and erected reduction works with the expectation that they would have plenty of ore to treat, or they were put up by boomers and fakers for stock-selling purposes. In either event, the district has been given a black eye, and it will be years before it will recover."
(1906 Salt Lake Mining Review)
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