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THE GOLDFIELDS.

TAIRUA BROKEN HILLS. A meeting of directors in the Tairua Broken Hills Gold 'Mining Co. was held to-day in Mr. J. B. Sheath's office, for the purpose of considering applications for the positions of mine manager and battery superintendent. To the latter position Mr. G. S. Orbenn was appointed. Of the number of applicants for the position of mine manager, two were selected to meet the directors on Wednesday, when an appointment will be made. MINE MANAGEBS' REPORTS. Magnet.—The rise on the hanging wall branch of the main reef is up 84 feet. The reef averages 10 inches of favourable quartz. It covers good mineral indications for gold. Kurunul.—Blyth's reef has been cut 33 feet below the outcrop. It is still 3ft in width. Another parcel of one ton of ore has been treated for a return equal to £1 19/ per ton. This reef has never before been worked in any portion of the Kurunul mine. Where the reef is being worked is in the vlcinfty of the boundary with the Waitangi mine.

Old Alburnia.—The main rise has been extended another 11 feet. Tbe work was delayed owing to a lot of debris washing into the tunnel at the Point Russell section. About 1600 fee-c in from the mouth there Is a rise up to the surface with numerous old workings leading from it, and through the recent rains a large dam of water must have collected until the pressure forced it through, with the result that It brought scores of tons of debris into the tunnel. The line was blocked, but no timbers were broken.

Old Hauraki.—At the 400 ft level the conntry is mixed with quartz veins. In the drive west on No. 7 reef there is a strong flow of water. At the 300 ft level of the New Year reef quartz has just been touched. No. 8 reef looks well for gold. The manager considers should the indications continue gold willbe met .with. NEW DART. An extraordinary meeting of shareholders in the New Dart Gold Mining Company was held at 2.30 o'clock this afternoon iv Mr. H. Gilfillan's oliice. Mr. H. Gorrie was voted to the chair. .He explained that the- company had put iv a very long tunnel, and stoplug was done, with no satisfactory resultl' The -directors recommended that the company be wound up. He moved: "That the Xew Dart Gold Miuing Company, Limited, be wound up voluntarily, uuder the provisions of ' The Mining, Companies Act, 1904.' " This was seconded by Mr. H. B. Adams, and carried unanimously.

May Queen. —The water in the winze on No. 4 lode below No. 6 level is now bailed out, and the winze has been timbered to a depth of 40ft.. leaving another 12ft to be done. Above Nos. 6 and 5 levels stoplng is proceeding, as usual, on the fodtwall of No. 4 lode, and a pound or two of picked stone occasionally comes to hand. At No. 9 level. Queen of Beauty crosscut, driving is proceeding ou the hangingwall of No. 4 lode, going eastward. The leader is six to eight inches wide, and the quartz looks very promising. Sloping is proceeding on the leader iv the eastern end, and the quartz won shows colours of gold. A leader about eight Inches wide has just been met with In the second slope. It contains quartz and mineral similar to No. 4 lode. According to its underlie, this leader should be met with about 10ft. tn the left wall, and as soon as convenient a crosscut will be put in, to see what it is worth.

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THE GOLDFIELDS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 81, 5 April 1909

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