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MINING., Issue 15631, 23 October 1914
The piaster of the Success dredge wires ii ret lire of 340z 4dwl tor 117 hours' woik.
The Ross (ioldiirhls mine supeiiutendent telegraphs that to. the past week the return urns 30'..y. lodwt from 938 trucks of wai-h
muster of the Red .larks dredge re]oits that during he-t wiek dredc'ng was* confined to working round the east corner, preparatory to tinning into the wot bight. Owing to a lar»e amount of line shifting and other delay* the dredge had a vi ry poor nin. Dredging will be carried on under awkward circumstances until the oii/V has h<en worked out.
The ivturi". cportrd from the Success dredg-c for last week was won from the north end of the cut on a length of ground similar to the previous week. There was no visible change in the ground, the nature and depth Ix'ing the t-a-iue as previously repotted. Timber was again the source of a considerable amount of delav. Tite lower tumbler had to bo taken out. and a glove shrunk on one end of the shift, and this al-o occasioned loss of time.
The managcT of the New >y!via mine, Thames, reports that last week one stope was going on Xc 1 icct. The quart?! ivas 4ft wide, carrying nice- minerals. The winze was dowa 102 ft in No. 4 levei. The reef was dipping out of the winze, and only about 2ft of the was showing The drive on the Sylvia rxi. Xo. 5 level, was advanced 10ft <>rt the footwall portion, witn low values. Op-ra-tions on the Norfolk reef piogics.",, rft The quart/, was sft wide. ,\ith pug sva-iii-through it. THAMES DEKP LEVELS. The- Thames Prr:nage Board, at ti:e-t' meeting yesterday, decided that, owing .:> the dfrtienlty ;u •■ btuin'.-v mon< y* r;ue iroin the contributing companies, drainage operations should cease at Tham-u o*. October 29. Mi- Hudson said that a. meeting of the directors of tin: various companies interested was ht'ld, and tin- following resolution was passed : —"That tho representatives of the various mining companies here present recommend the Drainage Board Id c,top operations at once." Tin; .matter was verv important. The board's exit-nscs amounted to £6,000 per year, and the finances would show that there was a sum ot £I.OOO due. from two or three of the contributing companies. Th.-re svenied to be every probability that there would !k* a di'Mcnlty in getting that sum paid. The boaid's \th,ancial position .had been giving cui.videralde anxiety during the last lew months. He di<l wA see that the meeting would have any other duty but to ordei til- cessation of pumping operations. Mr Hopkins suggested that betore taking action the boatd should acquaint the Government and the Thames Deep Levels Board, of what it proposed to do. Mr Hlicit;''U said this wou'd 1m- done. The Deep levels Board had no money with which to pay for pumping.
MINING., Issue 15631, 23 October 1914
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