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THE GOLDFIELDS.

MOUNT ZEEHAN. A circular has been issued to shareholders in the Mount Zeehan mine stating that the directors visited the property on Easter Monday, accompanied by the secretary (Mr. W. Gray) and the supervisor {Mr. Fleming). The track from the Thames- -Coromandel road to the property was in fairly good condition, and the expenditure of about £50 by the County Council should be sufficient to meet requirements for some time. The inspection proved conclusively (states the circular) the genuineness of the reef body and the cause of the high values; the reef is heavily mineralised with sulphides. Three tons of ore were at grass, and Mr. Fleming estimated there would be no difficulty in obtaining about 20 tons per week. The directors were shown 800 feet of backs. The directors decided to appoint Mr. Bane (the late contractor) as working manager; Mr. Fleming to inspect once a month, or oftener if required. Mr. Bane was authorised to pick four good men to work in the face, and to work two shifts for the present; also to break out as much ore as possible in four weeks from the 10th instj to sort the ore won into two grades, and to ship the best grade to Australia, for treatment. WHANGABOA AMALGAMATED COPPER CO. TO BE WOUND UP. The annual meeting of the Whangaroa Amalgamated Copper Co. was held this morning, Col. Holgate presiding. The report and balance-sheet -were adopted, and the retiring directors re-elected. Subsequently an extraordinary meeting of the company was held. The chairman stated that the directors had carefully considered the position, and while they believed that the property was in every way a most satisfactory one, owing to the present state of the copper market, it was inadvisable to carry on operations further. The company had £700 in hand, in addition to a certain amount of plant,and the directors recommended that the company be wound up. He moved: '"That the company be wound up voluntarily, under the Companies Act, 1908." Mr E. W. Alison seconded, and it was carried. Mr H. C. Nutsford was appointed j liquidator. KARAKGAHAKE. The following assay results were posted on the Exchange to-day:—"No. 1 sample, bag from foot wall, £21 10s 9d. >Jo. 2 average sample right across tile face, £3 2s 4d." K^POWAI. The manageT reports having 284 tone of ore for about 40ozs. of gold, worth about £06. All the ore came from, the cross reef at No. 2 level, and there is no ' more on hand. At the low level, the reef has not yet been intersected, more flint is showing, and the ground is slightly haTder.

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THE GOLDFIELDS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 92, 19 April 1909

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