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The secretary of tho Nokomai Hydraulic Sluicing Company leporls tiiat a. wash-up was made at No" 1. the result being 158oz' for three and a-iuilf weeks’ Mnicmg. U°. 2 had a full week’s cheating, and' good progress has been made. No. o did not finish the break till Saturday, owing to the weather, which \v<it very unsettled for three days last week. Tim Ross mine superintendent reports for the week ended October 15 that No._ 6 level blocking has been continued off No. 4 cros.-cut. No. 7 level west drive is out iOOit. and the mirth drive is 155 ft from No. 7 platform. At the intermediate a connection lias been effected by No. 2 shoot, with the floor of No. 2 wing. The drive and main level below the northwest and south-east faces of No. 2 wing drive arc now out losit and loft respectively from No. 2 shoot, and the wash passed through during (he past fortnight vailed from fair grade to payable. The drives off No. 2 wing drive have been extended. both faces in pavable wash. The manager of the Watchman mine, Thames, telegraphed on Saturday as follows:—“ Crushed and treated 858 tons of ore for a return o: £1,234."

The Saxon mine is now idle, and eix months’ piotec'ion has been applied for. There ip a- fair-sized block of ground on the Cardigan lode, which has been opened up for sloping at considerable expense. Application lias been made by some of the men for a tribute.

The underhand strqie on the Exchange l.tde below the I,oooft level in the .May Queen mi le in being continued eastward of the junction on tho small branch, and no material change has taken place during the week. The quartz continues to show good dabs of gold at each breaking down, and appears to be of much the same value f,s it was in the level above. There is no indication vet of a run of gold downward.

Operations in the Waiotahi mine have been resumed at Xo. 7 level, and the main reef is being driven on eastward. The lode at this point is at present passing through a broken claw of country, and is very muck disturbed. THAMES DEKP LEVELS. The cleaning out of the deviation crosscut at tlu LOOOft' level has been about completed, and the board are now considering the best method for the completion of the crosscut into the KuranuiCalcdonian ground. A large volume of gas is still issuing from the face, evidently the result of the close proximity to the main slide, and this is of so'dense a, nature as to render it very difficult to resume work in the present face. The matter has been considered by tin* Advisory Committee, and they have recommended a Imther deviation of the course of the crosscut, commencing at a point about 60ft back from the face and heading more to the left, so as to keep clear of the influence of the slide. Mr *R. Williams, mine manager, has been asked to furnish a check report, on the same matter, and for that purpose has made an inspection of the workings. When his ieport is received the board will no doubt come to a definite decision, and the work will be proceeded with.

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MINING., Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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MINING. Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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