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MOUNT MORGAN. BRISBANE. January 15. The Mount .Morgan returns for the month ended January 10 were : —5.527 tons of Mount Morgan ore. 1.147 ton? of Mary Peak ore, 453 tons of concentrate*, and 17 tons of secondary product? were treated, yielding 231 tons of blister copper, containing 228.69 tons of copper and 2,7720z gold. i:i:and junction yield, instructive figures. During 'December. 1914, the Waihi Grand Junction Gold Company, Ltd., crushed and treated 9.200 tons of ore. for a return uf bullion valued at £15.317. This -hows a decrease of £675 10s 6d in comparison with the corresponding period of 1915. when 7.370 tons of ore were dealt with. The latent return brines the total figures for 1914 to £227.600 3s 2d, which is an increase of £-17,481 0s 5d on the returns for 1913. Last year 115,710 tons of ore were treated, and 93,572 in 1913. The total amount of bullion won from the mine to date is £1.026,296 lis 4d, as the following table of details shows: To end of 1907 £89,626 In 1903. 40,060 tons 70.918 In 1909. 53.147 tons 99,916 In 1910. 65.313 tons ...- 135.522 In 1911. 105.956 ton; 150,729 In 1912. 41,712 tons 73,865 In 1915. 95,372 tons 180,113 Total £733,636 Period ending Frbniarv, 1914, 12,640 tons ... 25,290 March. 8.540 tons 18.151 April, 8.600 ton, 13,231 Mav. 8.610 tons 18,105 June. 8.500 tons 19.239 Julv. 9.320 tons 19,072 August, 8. 10,200 tons 20.500 September 6. 10.170 tons ... 20.136 October 5, 10.030 tons 18.066 October 31. 10.100 tons 18,009 November 28. 10.000 tons ... 17.500 December, 9,200 ton- 15,317 Total to date £1.026.296 Total dividends paid to date ... £IIO.OOO WAIHI RETURNS. DECREASE FOR THE YEAH. For the period ended December 31, 1914, representing 27 working days, the Waihi Gold Mining Company, Ltd., crushed and treated 16,248 tons of ore for a return of bullion valued at £29,216. Compared with the figures for the corresponding period of 1913, the latest figures show an increase of £3.05-1. In December. 1913, 15,389 tons of ore were treated.

The present return brings the value of the output from the mine for the past year to £329.773, which is a decrease, of £3,899 when compared with the total returns for "1913. Tho ore tonnage treated in 1914 was 183,405, which was smaller by 1.365 tons than the. amount for 1915. The total amount of bullion won from the mine to date is £10,772,662, as the followinc tahle of details shows : To end of 197 £6,290,113 In 1903. 393,214 tons 930.511 In 1909, 416.813 tons 950,59-1

In 1910, 4*2.020 tons 926,100 In 1311. 350,699 tons 679,115 In 1912, 147,828 tons 522,786 In 1913, 184,768 tons 533,672

Total £10,442.889 Period ending'— Januaiv 17, 1914, 7,184 tons ... 12,362 February 14, 12.391 ton; ... 26,714 March 14, 13.819 tons 26,351 April 11. 14,136 tons 26,450 Mav 9, 14.602 tons 26,406 Juris 6, 14.865 tons 26,061

July 4. 15,057 tons 26.788 August 1, 14,576 tons 25,703 August 29. 14,533 tons 25.466 September 26, 13.270 ton, ... 25,297 October 24, 15,787 tons 26,821 November 21. 14,932 tons ... 25,638 December 51, 16,243 tons ... 29,216 Total to date £10,772,662 Total dividends, bonuses, etc., paid to date £4,681,387 The master of the Success dredge reports a return of 330z lOdwt for 100 hours work. Tne superintendent of the Waihi mine has despatched the following cable message to the London office of the company; — "No.ll level.-—Dreadnought lode east: 92ft driven, value 38s per ton, average width about Empire lode, south section west: 84ft driven, value 8s per ton. Martha lode: Driving east on lode at 410 ft in both crosscuts, 30ft driven, values 15s 6d per ton." The following telegram has been received from the superintendent of the Ross Goidfiekls : —" Landslips carried away two sections of the water race on Saturday. Tho Diesel engine, after running for 36 hours, was unable to cope with the water. Both pump motors and one starter have been withdrawn to surface. TVe are repairing the race, and getting the sinking pumps ready." Tne work of cleaning up at the old battery is being proceeded with at the Waiotahi mine. The work of cleaning out the surface workings has been resumed. At No. 1A level in the Watchman mine a. seam of soft pug, mixed with quartz, and measuring 30 inches, was passed through. Hard white quartz was then met with. To all appearance the whole of the quartz has not been passed through. Widening the drive on the east Parallel reef is proceeding, preparatory to rising where the quartz gave satisfactory assays.

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MINING., Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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MINING. Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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