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« [ The Riverton correspondent of the j(< Southland Tlmea " r porte :— There i were two applications gnu ted on Friday i by Warden MoCnllooh that will lead to ; the developing of the mineral resources cf > the coast. Toe fact of liv ore being found m Stewari'a Island directed attention oleewhere, and come of the Riverton men who have been eogsged oolhetiog guano and proßpeoting for gold on the ooast, when shown Harnplea of tin ore from Bte«»art liland and elsewhere, ixolalmcd — "Oh ! we knew where there U any quantity of that Bloff;" the result being •ho applicitiona made yesterday, one by Mr J G. Ward for a Hoense to search for minerals other than gold and silver over an area of throe eqaare miles, taking m the Big river ; the other for a aimllnr lioense over nn area of the same s'z*, to the east of Ward's application. In the area granted to the last party there is said to be an Immense deposit of tin ore, which also contains a percentage of gold ; this of coarce will be saved m the process of smelting the ore. There Is no doubt but this Is a most valuable discovery and ought to enable the partlea interested to make, In mining parlance, " a big rise."

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ANOTHER TIN DISCOVERY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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ANOTHER TIN DISCOVERY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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