Zinc deposits

Luray-Cave Hill

July 1, 1965The Runyon-Windolph Exploration Company has obtained leases on 265 acres of land, located two-and-a-half miles northwest of Luray along the Shenandoah River on which they plan to explore for zinc, Richard Runyon, spokesman, said today.

Mr. Runyon said he is confident there is a large sulfide zinc ore body. He says he has not determined the size or the quantity, but that there is great promise.

Samples taken out have been valued at from $7 to $28 per pound.

Mr. Runyon lives at Timberville and is the son of the late Sterling Runyon, who discovered the Tri-State zinc mine at Timberville.

He has been working in Page County territory since February.

He will be associated in the exploration with John Windolph Jr. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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