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I>urmg the past weok the Electric No. 1 dredge worked J!?5 hours for a distance ahead of ISi't. Thrre was no change in the width or depth of the cut, but the boulders were increasing ia size and quantity, and portions ot' tho ground were very difficult to operate. The strain was telling on the dredge. The prospects were variable, but- on Sunday they were fair. Tho sample of gold was of ;i mixed nature. SLUICING OPERATIONS. [■Special 10 jue Stab.] CROMWELL, December 16. The Roaring Meg Hydraulic Company completed the work of shifting the plant up the creek, and commenced elevating again to-day. A reliable report from the "Nevis field states that the season promises to be the moat remunerative for many years, paiticulariy on tho sluicing and hydraulic claims. These have an abundant aupply of water, and three claims at least are working very rich ground, and generally the Christmas wash-ups will be very satisfactory. Those conversant with the field are quit* confidant that still very l*sft*.p&an- *& aimilw Jesuits.

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MINING., Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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MINING. Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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