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COX'TRACTS WITH THE ENEMY. Inquiries hare- lately been made in Tasmania by British buyers. through their Australian agent-s, forkady concentrates, both for immediate deli von- and for future contract;*. Unfortunately! some of our companies (says a Hobart writer) are doubtful J» td" the:i present position -with regard to contracts with German firms which were in force when the war broke out, and until it has been definitely decided that these contracts have been terminator! by the war they cannot enter into fresh agreements, it is to bo hoped that this point will be .settled without, and in tho practical ooromon-s-eii«> way that such thing*, should be fettled between nations fighting to the death.

AIDS TO PROSPECTING. The late State Mining Engineer (Mr Hartwcil fonder, M.A.). long'before his appointment u> that office, was a- «t-rong advocate of establishing main pack tracks, fowl depots, and'd areas in various ports of the West. Coast, to assist th» prospectors in their efforts to penetrate and properly prospect the wilds of that part of T.Wnaui.i. During hta connection with tho Mines Department he was enabled to some extent to put into practice his ideas on these matters, with the. result that several iracks were cut. two stores depot- elected. f.\:d pome suitable, area* cleared aid grassed. It- is fiom one of there depots that the men now operating in the Corinua district- are provisioned, and it is only the existence of this store. '.Ciete 'he men can obtain their supplies •U cost price and without- the painful exjyrienee <>f humping them from Waratah. that is cnablieg the present prospecting to W cariied out. Another of the depots will se.i w the men now going out. to the vicinity of I'ori Davey and i'> other parts of the ti.-uk now h"irg put in from Maeonarie H'l.bor to Port Davey. Hitherto thi? strip of the State has been putetieallv .1 terra im-ogiiita. but the establishment -if this track and the supply depot | l-:;v,- placed Cm prospector in a position to pri'secirc hi*-, -rtivch for minerals with comparative ease, and to a much greater' d;-'tamv from his bate. I

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MINING., Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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MINING. Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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