The report on the work done at the Ross Goldfields for the week ending November 26 states that at No. 7 level the west drive was out 179 ft from No. 7 plat. At the intermediate, No. 2 wing, drive was advanced south-cast 38ft, in fair grade wash, and the direction of the drive had turned more to the east. No. 4 north-east drive was extended 41ft in pay wash. Blocking was proceeding off Nos. 1, 2, and 3 south-west drives. The manager of the Roxburgh Amalgamated Mining and Sluicing Company advises that he has completed cleaning up his present paddock, with a return of 21oz. This, with the 38oz 14dwt previously advised, makes 590z 14dwt from the paddock. The late terrific gale seriously damaged the flaming, and fully three weeks' elevating was lost while repairs were being effected. The manager 13 now opening a new paddock._ During the past week tho Electric No. 1 dredge worked 129 hours for a distance ahead of 18ft. The usual width of half of the river on the Bannockburn side was worked, and the ground increased in roughness, a number of large" boulders and tight wash coming in, which told on the machinery. The bottom continues of clay and sandstone. The river is receding slightly. Prospects continue fair, and tho sample of gold is of a fine nature. The secretary of the Nokomal Hydraulic Sluicing Company reports that No. 1 had a full week's sluicing, and fair progress has been made. No. 2: The elevator has been connected up and a run of sluice boxes erected; the stripping off the top material of next paddock was finished today. No. 3: All the plant has been removed out of last paddock and nozzlo lines relaid. A start was made on Tuesday to strip off the top material. CONSOLIDATED GROUP. Following are the crushing returns for tho month of November from the Consolidated group of mines, Reefton :—Progress :" Milled 2,860 tons, value £3,667; working expenses, £2,849; capital development and prospecting, £1,827. Black water: Milled 4.257 tons, value £8,154; working expenses, £4,610 ; capital development, £930. Wealth of Nations: Milled 2,150 tons, value £3,436; working expenses, £1,739; capital development, £951; prospecting, £l6B.
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MINING., Evening Star, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914