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TRANSVAAL YIELD. The gold production of tho Transvaal for September, and for the first nine mouths of this year, together with the corresponding figures for last year in parentheses, as recorded in the monthly statement of the Transvaal Chamber of Mines, was as follows : September—Ore milled, 2,242,913 (2,087,981) tons; gold produced, 702,170 (706,186) fine oz, valued at £2,982,630 (£2,999,686), averaging 6.14 (6.59) dwt- and 26s Id (28s) per ton crushed. The. working costs amounted to £1,886,463 (£1,867,878), or 16s lid (18s) per ton, and the working profit to £1,017,992 (£1,039,280), or 9s Id (10s) per ton. Dividends paid amounted ‘to £350,739 (£365,845). Nine months—Ore milled, 19,540,414 (20,119,890) tons; gold produced, 6,233,420 (6,730,092) fine oz, valued At £26,477,889 (£28,587,613), averaging 6.31 (6.69) dwt and 26s lOd (28s) per ton milled. Working costs amounted to £16.836,259 (£18,118,098), or 17s 4d (18s Id) per ton, and working profits to £8,972,293 (£9,685,401). or 9s 3d (9s 8d) per ton. Total dividends for nine months, £4,683,468 (£4,852,725). The output of minerals other than gold from mines in tho Transvaal during August (with the figures for August, 191 A in parentheses) was as follows: —Coal (sold), 464,490 (420,484) tons; silver, 75,707 (80,512) fine oz; copper ore, 1,187 (367) tons: tin ore, 182 (295) tons. For the first eight months of each year the figures were : —Coal. 3,478.140 (3,445,354) tons; silver, 586,766 (654,379) fine oz; Conner (ire. 9.593 (2,934) tons; tin ore, 2, 715.,(2,247) tom. ‘ ...

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MINING., Issue 15682, 22 December 1914

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MINING. Issue 15682, 22 December 1914

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