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Catalog number 1997.2.1625
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Date 1940
Quicksilver miners report that DuPont interests have developed a new inexpensive flotation method for refining very low-grade cinnabar ore - a process such as now used in the Mercy mine in Fresno county. In absence of official word from the Philadelphia financiers, it as believed this would be the system adopted in the new venture.
C. N. Schutte, San Francisco consulting engineer and leading American authority on quicksilver mining, has surveyed the Almaden prospect at various times during recent years. He is known to have been retained recently by the new interests, but whether he will be associated with the new company in an- administrative capacity could not be determined yesterday when his San Francisco office reported him "out of town."
The lease was negotiated by some of the leading law firms of the bay district and of Philadelphia. Representing the Newbold syndicate is the firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath of Philadelphia and Fitzgerald, Abbott &, Beardsley of Oakland. The leasing Sexton family was represented by Duane, Morris & Heckser of Philadelphia and Knight, Boland & Reardon of San Francisco. The San Jose law firm of D. M. and J. M. Burnett, which has advised the Almaden operators over a quarter-century, were called in by both parties in determination of water and other rights involved in the negotiation.
Cataloged by Boudreault, Art