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; TR MATING LEAD AND ZINC. At the lialf-voariv meeting of tha H:.,;.-u jlill Proprietory Mock 10 Corapuiiv (X..--.VV.! a ic-w days ago the Chairi;.;u:. .'tlr Alex. Campbell, said that to i:;-,ii;,v tin' large expenditure necessary to i.iT.". 'ij-ratriieiit works for lead and zina coii'cntiato--; in Auati'alia—to enable capitriiisi.3 t'j corse in will: »atety —a large tonover a very extended period would" hin'e u be tiuarantced, ana to ensure thii luii.ajL.- ;ii:iiiiisi outside competition, ill \u.v; of the higher cost o: labor and :nai--r>.l in Australia, it seemed absolutely certain that some sort of tariff assistance woisid be necessary. Ii lia<l been i>ugtitiiuA that an export duty 0:1 ore woiild meet the case, but it should be remenv bered that this would have to be bura( by the raining industry; and, although iTiia might possibly be met by the richer mines, there was no doubt that ;t w- •,.:-! fail very heavily on the great majority of mints —thoso partially depleted and those in course of development—and the effect generally would be to restrict mining enterprise, which would, of sourse, reii'.t on the smelting industry. Tha whole question was a very difficult one, but it was pleasing to note that the sublet was having _ attention both in Ensland and Australia, and he had no doubt that when the time was ripe adequate eteps would be taken in the proper quarters to erect smelters in either Australia or in England.

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MINING, Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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MINING Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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