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"DISCOURAGING REPORT FROM THE TIN FIELDS."

TO THE EDITOR.

Sir, —Under the above heading, in last night’s Star, I notice that Mr F. J. Spence, “ who has had an extensive experience in mining matters," stated to yonr reporter having “ spent the day in looking round the workings," where we are informed “ they arrived at 1.15 p.m. ” (so that necessarily the “ day ” must have been a short one); that he was thoroughly disappointed with what he saw, etc,, etc. He, however, notwithstanding his “experience,” advises that a thoroughly qualified man should be sent, feeling satisfied that “ if such a report were furnished it would be of such an unfavorable character that the whole thing would shut up.” I would point out that Mr Spence's opinion can be of no value under the circumstances, even though we take for granted “ his extensive experience in mining matters ”; and lam in a position to state that a report from a practical man upon the subject has already been received in Dunedin to the effect that “ stream tin exists in paying quantities.” There can be no doubt of the value of the discovery; and I write these lines that those interested may not be under any misapprehension as to the true position of affairs. Of course patience is necessary, and those who exercise this virtue will reap their reward.— l am, etc., One Who Knows. Dunedin, May 24.

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"DISCOURAGING REPORT FROM THE TIN FIELDS.", Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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"DISCOURAGING REPORT FROM THE TIN FIELDS." Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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