July 1, 1965 — The 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