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MINING

The river rose sufficiently by Monday of Lust week to enable Electric No. 2 to be floated over the bar and start work in the shallow ground on the Cairmuir side. Prospects were fair at times, but on one occasion time was lost in getting’ rid of the boulders brought up. The ground has* been up to 30ft deep. During last week the Electric No. 1 dredge worked 92 hours, making a distance ahead of sft. The dredge was stopped on Monday for repairs, and resumed operations agani on Wednesday afternoon. The dredge master reports that the river has been variable, and a quantity of drift has accumulated in the paddock. Bottom was reached on Friday morning. Prospects are moderate, and the sample of gold is of a particularly fine nature. The Rise and Shine No. 1 dredge worked the usual cut last week, making 6ft ahead. The ground in the eastern half of the cut had deepened a good deal, and prospects were not so good as they had been, but the dredge master anticipates an early improvement. The Rise and Shine No. 2 dredge made 16ft ahead on a cut of 150 ft. The average depth was about 48ft, and bottom was all clay. A deep gutter that came in at the west comer is extending across the cut, and there is less wash in that part of tha cut than it previously carried.

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MINING, Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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MINING Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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