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SPLENDID PROSPECTS FROM TINKERS. Wo hear on excellent authority that considerable excitement has been occasioned in Vincent County by the discovery of payable gold at Tinkers. For some considerable time past there has been a pretty general feeling in the district that a deep lead existed, and lately it was decided to form a small prospecting association, and test the ground. Operations have been carried on with this object in view for some months, and we now hear that most satisfactory results have been obtained. At a depth of 140 ft below the sluicing level, or at an actual depth of 210 ft, good gold was obtained, tho prospect getting better as the sinking went on until at a depth of 230 ft a splendid prospect was had, it going as high as 2oz to 1 the load. The seam is reported to be from two to three chains wide, and it has been traced for a considerable distance. In fact, for a distance of close on forty miles—from Dunstan Creek into Clyde—it has been traced on the top, and experienced miners on the ground affirm til at one of the richest alluvial fields in this island is about to be opened up. Several miles of country have already been marked off.

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A DEEP LEAD IN OTAGO., Issue 7994, 24 August 1889

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A DEEP LEAD IN OTAGO. Issue 7994, 24 August 1889

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