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OPERATIONS AT THAMES. The Alii Hand ‘Herald - states thai. following m, tie- decision of Dm Thames Drainage Board to tease pumping opera, trams a! the Thaines-Hauraki shaft, ail work at the northern end of the I.COOft hj vel has been stopped, and the tools and appliances am being removed and scut t i the surface. It is expected that th« rump will be stopped on Thursday, which v.ill prevent any further operations at the I.COOft level from that date, either by the Deep Levels Mining Board or the May Queen Company, as the water will rise at once and Hood the level, and will afterwards gradually Hood id! the other levels above in ; lie iniino within the drainajr-' a rea The ,\Liy Queen Company have continued the extension of the underhand Hope eastward on the. Exchange- lode during tiie week with much the same result as previously . and the ore broken .-.till shows good dabs of free gold. However, if the pumps stop -work on Thursday, these working's will have to be discontinued at, once. a-, that million of the level would be flooded in a few horns. The opeiat ion., of Wa iota In Gold Mining Company at. the No. 7 level in this mine are still In piogress. and the main reef is being driven noth ear' ami west from the cross, lit. No improvement has yet been found ;n tile reef, whem ‘is of low grade. This company wiil he able to continue its operations at this level for a few week.-, in spite of the stoppage of the [jumps, as it will take proliably about two month.■■ mr the water to rise to the height (>f the Waictahi No. 7 level. After that, the stoppagi of the pump will mean the closing down of this and all other mines within tin drainage area.

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MINING., Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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MINING. Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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