The Rise and Shine No. J dredge made 6ft ahead last week. There was no material change in the conditions. No. 2 dredge worked a cut off of 170 ft, making 16ft ahead. The depth varied from 44ft to 48ft. There was deep ground and coal bottom in the west coiner. The east side of the cut gave, fair prospects on a clay bottom.
The Electric No. 1 d rod go worked 132 hours last week, making 18ft ahead. There is no change to report in the quality of the bottom, which continues of granite and sandstone. A few boulders and some silt are givin,g troublo on the B&nnockburn side, but the rest of the cut is easily dredged. The sample of gold was of a rougher nature than has been the case of late.
The Ross Goldfields return for the past week was 41oz 3dwt from 1,167 trucks. The secretary of the Nokomai Hydraulic Sluicing Company reports that No. 1 had a wash-up, the result being 70oz lOdwt for two weeks' sluicing. The stripping off of the top material to a depth of '26 ft was finished on Thursday at No. 2, and the sluicing has been resumed. No. 3 lost four hours' sluicing owing to a slip, and good progress has been made during the week.
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MINING., Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914