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Last year M. Dapont, Director of tht Museum of Natural History of BnuaeUt, went . to the Congo for the purpose of studying tht Reology of the valley from the Atlantfo to u)t. Kaasai river, over 400 miles from the eoaat. ifter eight months devoted to. this wprk/h^ baa returned to Europe, bringing some, BOf. prising reports with regard to tha mineral cesouroea of tha region. He^ays that through* put. the entire extent of the country he found m the plateaux akirting the river, under tht ihiok alluvium, a stratum of iron ore from' L£tt to 3ft m thiokneßs: In numerous plaoeii, tte saw blocks of iron ore, sometimes many subit feet m dimensions, upon the slopes of ravines, where they had been exposed to ienudation. He asserts that there is scawely;t> lountry m the world bo rich m iron ore afi tht 3ongo. basin, and the minsral is not only abundant but oan also be easily reduoad. In iis opinion, if the other continents aver. txhauat their resources of iron, the Congo >asm oan easily supply the rest of the world or a long period. ' Heating's Powder destroys both moth, fleas leetles, and all other insects, while quit tarmless to domestic animals. In exterminai ing beetles, the success of this powder is sxtraordinary. It is perfectly clean m appU> :ation See the article you purchase is Kpatings »s imitations are noxious and iniectual. Sold m tins ? 6d, is by

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1993, 21 November 1888

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