THE N.Z. MIXING HANDBOOK. It is now sonic i’O years since the publication of ‘'The Handbook of New. Zealand Mines,” and it has been deemed advisable, when the colony is holding the largest exhibition of industries yet organised, to review our metalliferous alnd mineral The book is a comprehensive one of over 500 pages, and gives a bird's eye view of the mining industry as carried on over a very long and wide stretch of country, from the Great Barrier Island in the North to Stewart Island in the South. The book is issued under the direction of Mr McGowan, Minister of Mines, who has contributed a very comprehensive and able preface. The production contains a number of well-writ-ten articles, and is illustrated in a very effective manner. There is a map attached showing the principal mineral localities in both islands. Stewart Island appears to have a particularly bright future before it when developed. Gold has been discovered in -three difierent places, anti copper in two places. Manganese is also found in two places on the island, while lead, tin, and zinc are also obtainable there. Of course the island is for the most part covered with bush, and exploration is difficult, but it is thought that as soon as clearing operations take place the place will be a hive of industry. In fact, an Auckland syndicate is now making preparations to commence work. A special chapter has been devoted to mining at Preservation Inlet, and after giving a resume of the various companies the writer adds that there is an extensive Hold here yet unpipspected owing to the difficult nature of the country. Our local townsman, Mr ffm, Todd, is working an area at Chalky Inlet, and getting payable gold, while the Morning Star mine has been taken over by a local syndicate. A Melbourne syndicate has had an engineer and staff of men down at the Inlet, and extensive operations may shortly be carried on. The gold is there, and while Sonth--1 adders are hesitating, fearing ‘'wild cats,” they may hang back until it is -too late.
Coal- mining throughout Xew Zealand appears to be in a flourishing) state, and a long article is devoted to the. Nightcaps- mine in -the form of a sketch published in the Mines Record, and afterwards published in tlho “Southern Cross.”-
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The Miner., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907
The Miner. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 2 March 1907
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