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THE GOLDFIELDS.

k-v+'MWE MANAGBBSMIBpOItTS. ; r ; --; '■ Kurannl.—ln •■■No.- '-■ 2 "W-es-t: - ihtemedlate drive-the'or* is a compact body carryinga: sreat. percentage of mineral. The average 'width of reef is 4ft. No gold was .seen when breaking down. lEMve tons of■ oreirbm BOyth's reef yielded Boz of amalgam. T\he sands have yet to be treated. ■Old Haurakl.—'At .the 4Coft level in the "drive west on !No. 7 reef the country Is firmer, and tlie manager expects a change for the better as he advances towards the west branch leader. At the 300 ft level In *he drive east the No. 8 reef averages aoin. It shows' blotches of gold, and the ore ds being saved for trea'tm«nt to ascertain its value. " ;. Old Alburnia.— The main rise should hole through to -th-e crosscut at the Sons ol iFreedom level some time next month. Tht3 will enable prospecting. to be carried out on the .reef from the various intermediate levels, which have been provided for during the progress of the work. The rise is 'being carried up in the country between the Sons of Freedom and Dlxon's reefs. It Is intended to drive crosscuts from the various levels of the fise to intersect these reefs, wbieh will then open up a very large extent: of new country for prospecting- purposes toeJow the -course of the y rich runs of sold, wihich were obtained from them in. • the upper levels of the mine. "' May Queen. —Nos. 5 and 6 stopes are producing a steady supply, of payable ore; from which a little picked stone is selected from ■time to tlm«. In the south drlv-e, on the reef from No. 9 level of the Queen of Beauty shaft towards the old Bpiglit Smile shaft, the reef is still somewhat broken up owing to -the influence of the break met with recently, which has not yet Deen. passed, through. In toe northern working at the same level, the crosscut'is how 'past the point -wtoere th« No. '4 lofte showVd nave been cut. 'A flinty quartz .formation,, About' Ift thick, was passed through during the. week, and further development may prove this to be the lode. The work of bailing out the winze from the level above ds now in hand. It is intended to continue the sinkIng of this winze, which will finally fettle: "the question os'to-wh-ere' the lode-la -at Ko. 9 level, and whether the-formation men-: tloned above is 'the- reef-or not. ■■ Work. has. 'been resumed on the branch leader about where the good prospe'ots were m|:t' with In the level. . ' '

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THE GOLDFIELDS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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