Location 394
Location #394 - Horn's Lode Antimony Mine
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Carrick Range


Location #394 - Horn's Lode Antimony Mine Carrick Range, eastern tributary of Lung Gully, known as Shingly Gully.

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1 1872 Jacob Johnson Details
2 c1907 J H Horn (?) Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3327 1872 Mine location. The mine was located on the Carrick Range, on an eastern tributary of Long Gully known as Shingle Gully. This lode outsrops on the flat spur at the head of Shingly Gully at an altitude of 820m above M.S.L. Dunedin.
3328 1872 Description of the mine. These details were obtained from : New Zealand Geological Survey, Bulletin No 5 (new series), The Geology of he Cromwell Subdivision, Western Otago Division. Strike - 75 degrees Dip - 90 degrees Open cut length - 2.4m Depth 1.5m Ore width 0.15m
3329 1872 General notes. It appears that maybe in August, a miner by the name of Jacob Johnson discovered an outsrop of antimony on a flat spur at the head of Shingly Gully, on Antimony Saddle head of Pipeclay Gully, Carrick Range. It is unclear what prospecting or mining was done in this area at the time. Small veins of antimony were also discovered on the western slope of Mt Difficulty.
3330 1907 General notes. In January, James Park visited this area and referred to it as Horn's Lode. At this time the lode was being opened up. In 1907 there was a miner living in Bannockburn by the name of James Henry Horn, who may have been the miner that was opening up the lode - hence the name Horn's Lode. However, this cannot be confirmed by the author at this time. James Park describes this work : " At the time of the writers visit in 1907, it was being opened up by a shallow trench along the strike. From a cut 8ft (2.4m) long and 5ft (1.5m) deep, about 2 tons of ore had been extracted. The lode runs 75 degrees (true) and stands vertical. The ore occurs as detached masses, from a few inches to 30 inches wide. The remainder of the lode filling is crushed rock and clay. The north wall is fairly well defined, the other wall is indistinct. At the east end of the trench the lode throws off a small branch lode bearing 105 degrees (true). Of the extent and value of this lode nothing was known in January. The ore in the main lode consists of antimonite and cervantite in a matrix of quartz. The antimonite occurs in more or less rounded masses that are easily hand dressed up to a fairly high grade product. Much of it however intimately associated with quartz and cannot be handled at a profit. The walls appear to be coming together at the bottom end of the trench, but they may possibly widen out lower down.
3331 1907 General notes. A sample from the 2 tons of ore excavated in January was analysed by Dr Maclaurin, government analyst and gave the following results : Antimony 46.2 % Equivalent to Antimony Sulphate 64.68 % Gold 21 grains / ton Silver 9 grains / ton
3332 1907 A parcel of ore was shipped to Australia. In April a parcel of 7 tons of hand dressed ore was said to have been shipped to Australia, However, no results of the shipment have come to light at this time. During the latter part of the year the 'Antimony Syndicate' was working on the Carrick Range. (no details)
3333 1908 Notes from James Park : James Park states : " Horn's lode has been found out cropping at several places, going both east and west along the strike and in one or two places at the surface. Prospects are said to be encouraging. "
3334 1910 General notes. Systematic prospecting has been carried out by Mess'rs Iles and Moen, in order to explore the refractory stone, which could not be treated in former years. I understand that their efforts are satisfactory and definite arrangements are being made to thoroughly develop the property. (location unknown, from mines report).


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