Annual report of the mining industry of Idaho,
Jay Czizak, Inspector of Mines, 1899

Extracted from google books

PEARL DISTRICT

"Pearl district, situated in the southwestern part of Boise County, is a thriving mining camp. Here is the famous Checkmate mine, which has paid from the "grass roots" and has developed into a well-equipped mine, for several years being a regular shipper of high grade concentrates. The Lincoln group is another property being rapidly developed, and there are a score or more of other promising properties in the district, the best known of which are the I.X.L., King, Red Warrior, Comrade, Friday and Superior."

". . .the cost of fuel varies in different districts of the county. At Pearl coal is used and costs $12 per ton; in nearly every other part of Boise County wood is used and costs $3.50 per cord . . . From Pearl the cost of transportation to market is $9.50 per ton. In the Idaho Basin the ore is worked there. Miners receive from $3.00 to $3.50 per day; timbermen get $3.50; trammers, $2.50; laborers, $2.50; engineers, $3.00; pumpmen, $3.00; foremen, $4.00; blacksmiths, $3.50."



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