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MINING AND STOCKS AND SHARES. ADELAIDE. Adelaide, July 25. The Westralian market was firmer to day, but business was not large. Poles were a shade better. but Princess Royals were rather easier. Sales: Associated (C.). 38s. 3d.. 37s. 9d.. 38s. Boulder Perseverance (C.), 9s. 10d. Great Boulder, 26a., 26s. lid.. 26s. Golden ~Pole. 8s. 5d., Princess Royal paid, 13s. 3d.. 13s. l?d. Princess Royal con., 12s. 3d. Queensland Menziei. 4s. 9d. Victory United. s1. 9d. Westralia Waihi. Is. 4d. LONDON. The following London buying quota tions were received in Perth yester day: .. S. Read and Co.-Associated. £1 16s. 101d.; Associated Northern. £1 2s; 4id.; Brownhill ]trtended. 9s. Gd.; Great Boul der, £1 5s. 41d.; Great Boulder Main Reef. 2s. 2d.; Great Boulder Persever anci, 9s. 41d.; Lake View Consols. £1 Os. Cd. T. F. Brimage and Co.-Associateds, 37s. Gd.; Northerns, 22s. 6d.; Lake View Consols, 20s. 6d.; East Rends. £c Is. 3d. A. J. Mellor.-Associateds, 37s.; Asso ciated Northerns. 22s. 6d.; Great Fin galls, 73s. lid.; Lake View Consols, 20s. 6d.; Golden Horseshoes, £6 3s. 9d. Tin, £171; Copper. £81 10s. T. F. BRIMAGE and CO., 284 St. George'l. terrace. Perto (Tele(hone 1064), Sharebrokers Legal Managers, etc. Agents in London and Australian States, and Offices in Fremantle and Kalgoorise. Quotations posted daily.-Advt. J. S. READ and CO., Members Stock Ex change of Perth. Stock and Share Brokers on commission only. Agents every miing cen tre. Specially low rates for all London busi ness. Telephone 286. Telegr?hic address: Dare Perth. 218 St. George s-ter., Perth. Adrt. A. J. MELLOR, Member Stook Exchange of Perth. Stock and Share Broker on commission only. Noi. 3Sand 5' Stock Exchange Buildings, Tel. 1247. P.O.B. 75.. Agents throughout Eastern States and London. Quotations posted dCAiLES A. SAW. Stock and Share Broker, I6 New Zealand Chambers, St. George's-ter., Perth. Tel. 877, Member of Stock Exchange ef.Perth. Cinmission only. THE BROWNHILL EXTENDED. LODE CUT AT 00fi. Kalgoorlie, July 25. The lode has been cut in the eastern workings at the 600ft. level of the Brownhill'Extended. Values however, are not so good-at- this point as 'here the crosscut passed through the body at the seventh and eighth levels. NORSEMAN. Norseman, July 25. Aitchison and-party have cleaned-up a parcel of 72, tons -at the State battery for a return of 149oz. 5dwt.-an average of. 6z. 'ldwt. 4gr. . . The news received-to-day of the amal gamation of the Princess : .Royal and Princess Royal Central has given" the utmost satisfaction. The purchase of the Mararom mine is likely to be comple'ted in a fortnight. Norseman, July 21. Present indications lead to the conclu sion that. there will shortly be a gene ral revival in the mining industry in this district. For the past three or four years. Norseman, has been almost- wholly dependent on the Princess Royal, Cumberland, 'ahd' a few prospect ing claims in various parts - of the district. Propositions which would pay handsomely to- work and develop in the more northern portions. of the field have been abandoned owing to the high cost of bringing up-to-date inachinery here. The State .battery has been a great boon to prospectors, but the cost of crushing 8dwt. to 10dwt. stone'leaves but -little margin of profit, and' those directly interested 'in. securing cheaper deushing facilities are. anxiously - await ing the report of; the board appointed by the Governmenit-to inquite into. the working of the State battery systeii " "In the Piiniess Royal district it is ,generally thought that the. amalgamation with the Royal and Central mines- will give a great impetus to mining, in that locality. . T'he tNew Moon, claim. in the 'Royal district, is likely to .prove a 'consistent 20dwt, proposition for some time toqcoime. They' have a splendid reef of'good width, and the face shows gold very. freely. About' 200"tots - will be treated"' t tile State battery duiing the week. -A cjuar ter-interest in, the claim Was- :acquired by Mr. A. C Dunn for £400 for:which he has since refused double the amount. Attention .is again being .directed to the Peninsula,- where'-formerly dnn Eng lish company. worked the, Hinemoa leases.- .,Some of the :crushings averaged over 2joz.,to the ton,: and the lowest return when the conmpany ceased opera tioeis was 'iSdwt.. 'This portion qf the field is' within 13,-miles of tho' Higgins. ville boundary.' • A number of fresh claims have.recently been pegged out beyond the boundary re ferred to. which- is in the .Coolgardie division of the goldfields. and prospectors generally complain of the great .incon veriiencB they are subjected to by being obliged to proceed to Coolgardie to have their applications heard in the Warden's Cdurt in that town, when Norseman.is only about a quarter the distance. This hastter'was brought under the :'hdtioe of fbi-.Minister for Mines a few weeks agob, and the only concession that has beeon granited- so far is to allow the Norseman R·egistrar to receive applications and transmit them to Coolgardie, but the CoIrt 'here has no jurisdiotion to- deal with-' the cases, 'antd unplhcants are put to. very. great inconvenience and -expense by reason of their being obliged to. jo~r
ney anout lu or au mies, when the near eit Court is not more than 37 miles. A deputation from Higginsville aud- Nbirsee man will. probably interview the Minis ter upon this peculiar state of affairs about the' time the deputation ini refer ence to the railway question proceeds to Perth. It seems probable that the Mararoa claim, which is situated about a mile from Norseman, will shortly be sold to a local syndicate. The price is said to be £7,000. The present holders have an immense body of from 12 to 18 dwt. stone in sight. which cannot profitably be worked without up-to-date machinery. Should the sale be effected, emplboyment will be found for a large number of hands. The old State battery recently pur chased by the McDonald Syndicate for their leases tt Buldania is expected to be in transit to its destination during the week. The syndicate is said .to have plenty of capital at its disposal, and it is intended.to develop the lease' in a vigorous manner. A trial crush ing of stone picked up in a haphazard kind of way was recently treated.at the State battery, and yielded over an ounce to tee-ton. The country is very hard, and improved machinery will be neces sary. It is expected that.the syndicate will crush for the prospectors working in that part of the field The following arethe latest particulars regarding developments at the Cumber land mine: At No. 4 loevel a crosshead in the west end has thrown the reef channel to one side; driving is being continued in the same course, and crosscuts will be put in to pick np the lode. This is all that is being done .at No. 4 level, with the exception of stoping up. At No. 2 level on the east end the lode has been located by a winze put down from the No. 1 level 200ft. further east from the previous workings at No. 2. This proves the lode to be in the footwall, and a contract has been let to drive 100ft. in order .to connect with, this winze. In the west end of the No. 2 level a cross cut is being put in to Johnson's line of reef, which has previously been worked by the Benson Co. with good results. At the old Cumberland driving is still being proceeded with south on a shoot of stone carrying payable gold. There is at present about .]ft. of reef showing in the drive, which so far has not been sampled. A winze has been put down to pick up any shoots, of stone'that maiy be coming. from the north, but as yet no thing payable has been met with. Considerable improvements are being carried out in connection with the mill equipment, and Mr. Dalgleislf, the man ager, speaks very hopefully of the mine generally. The following are the latest returns from the Norseman State battery:-Tris. 15 tons for 6oz. 13dwt.; O.K.. 404 tons for 380z. 7ldwt. Since the starting of this hattery 21.572.20 tons have been treated For a yield of 23,662.94oz.. valued at £88.369 l1s. About 170 tons of very fair looking stone is in transit from the Middle Rise mine. near Dundas, for treatment at the State battery. Mr. R. H. Peake, representative of the Cummings Svndi cate, considers that the result should nrove to be satisfactory. Mr. Peake has issued a writ, through his solicitors, Messrs. Keenan and Randall, of Kalgoor lie. against the Cumberland G.M. Co. cI:iimining 1.55S for damages sustained at the Cumnlerland West mine, one of the syndicate's claims. There is only about gin. of water in the No. 1 Government dam, which is
utilised for domestic purposes. Unless rain falls very shortly, it is probable that the condensing plant at the State battery will again have to be brought into requisition. AN ADELAIDE HYDRAULIC PROPO , SITION. A WORTHLESS PROPERTY. Adelaide. July 24. In consequence of an unfavourable tele gram from the manager of the Adelaide Hydraulic Sluicing Gold Company a few weeks ago, it was- decided to obtain an independent r; rt on the property. This has now been received, and it describes the property as worthless as a hydraulic sluicing proposition. Shareholders have been informed that the vendor is willing to transfer to the Company, free of cost. another gold sluicing property at Finnis River, which has been highly reported upon by Knutson' and--Miller. of Ade laide, who have just given the unfavour Sable report on-the Callewonga leases. It is proposed to call the shareholders to gether at an early date to consider what action will be taken and to procure fur ther capital. The Company, has about .£250 in hand, after all liabilities. The property now condemned was originally reported upon by Mr. J. Hamilton Smith, of Victoria. and on his report the Comrn pany was floated. The latest develon ment has caused a painful impression in minming circles. THE CLACKLINE DISTRICT. CLAY FOR FIREBRICKS. The Assistant Government Geolohist. Mr. W. D). Campbell has furnished the Minister for Mines with the following report in reference to the Clackline dis trict:-- . "The country around Clackline ex amined fqr the nurpose of this report is included in i radis of about J1 miles around- the toi-nsite. The country is hilly. and is traversed in a-general east and west direction by the Clackline Gully. which junctions with the north and south valley of the Nanamullen Brook. a little to the east of the town site. Granite and rneiss are the pre vailing types 'of rock in this district. and these are traversed in various direc. tions by dykes of diorite. which mostly outcrop along the tops of the ridges and spurs. having resisted the strface de composition in a greater degree than the surrounding rock. There are also various outcrops of quartz of a 'glassy' character, which appear to have been subjected to the samn= foliatming action as the gneiss, for they have 'sometimes a fluted jointing'and a straight cleavage and almost fibrous in texture, .quite unlike the normal condition of quartz reefs. • "Prospecting for gold was carried out some years ago by a miner named'Ford. near where are now the firebrick- works, a small specimen of gold having .been said to have been found by George Bar don. a settler. and. some pits. were put cown from 10 to 50 feet deep. A sample of itone from one- of these is stated to have yielded on assay about 2dwt. of -gold per ton. 'i"'Fwo of these shafts. however, proved the existence of fireclay to. it is -said. 50, feet; this led dventually to the starting- of ifirebrick works there. These are situated- in Loc. 19. about one mile west of .thei townsite. There, is here a broad ban4 of mica 8chlist, cross ing the valley' of the Clackline Brook in a direction of abbut. 155 degrees. On the north 'slope obf this valley the schist has a width. f about eight chains, with ferruginous walls composed of laminated ironstone; between these- walls the schist has been kaolinised into -a grey and white' clay, varying from pipeclay ito hard kaolin, from which the. firebricks are being made. The clay pit. is .30 feet deep; but there is .no sign of the clay -being- limited'to that depth. nor is there any teteridiation with 'depth:' .The kaolinisation "of the schist can be seen to extend- for a "qnudrter of a mile at least -to . thb northward. In a souther ly direction, the.irbnstone Walls do not cross the Brook, and the schist appears to widen out to about a third of a mile. but as far as, can be seen in three. small -iells there; it is not so completely "kaolinised. Attached to this report 'is. the resilt of-. an. analysis.- by Mri. E. S. Simpson of a sample from a hard seam of clay .in the pit, and also a test of thq ftiebrick produced at these' works. - "Most of the- dykes are formed' of coarse crystallinie. qnartzdse - horn blende. with occasfonal finel.y crystal line portions; as ,nmas.be seen in'-the main dyke to the so?dth-?ast, of the town', boh?dary, and 'in the bed of the Clackline .Brook. , within the school-: ground. In the latter instance the dyke has evidently been' intruded while the adjacent gneiss -was in w'.semi-plastic state, for spurs. and scraps of 'diorite ;occur in the gneiss. and small "streaks of gneiss occur within the diorite., as shown' in the attached sketch.. "The gneiss in the district is almost uniform'd very white and quartzose but adjacent to this?'dkye it 'as- dark hornblende bands, as if produced biy an admixture of the same magma that .ro duced the dyke.. It is probable that, the course of the 'brbook is along a line of fracture in the rocks, with also probably a.t.row of the southern portion to the pastward. Mineral specimen No. 6,709. is .from a builge-like rotrusion from the east side of the tvke on the ridge, about seven chains south of the south end of Dwyer-treet; here there are sevhral feet thickness of hornblenide-mica schist. Soyyral instances of a partial alteration of the diorite tovfards an epi dote rock are to be seen in the neigh bourhood. . .. .. ... ":The Clackline Brook water has not been found to be sujtable for boiler -pr poses. A sm eal well near tlie Brook was first used or.the engine at the firebrick workrs., 'but that source was
aoandoned in favour of the Coolgardie water supply, the pipes 'of which paps close to the railway there. as 'the former was found to contain a large proportion of salts of lime and magnesia. The dam in the brool opposite the railway station, made for .the use of the loco motive enqnes. has also been abandoned in favour of the Coolgardie water sup ply." Attached to the report is Mr. E. S. Simpson's analyses of a hard seam of Clackline fireclay, as follows:-Silica, SiO2. 51.55; titanic oxide. TiO2, 2.19; combined water. H20. 10.41; soda, No.20. .31; potash, K20. .11; mainesia,; MiO, .40: lime cao. .09; iron peroxide, Fe203, .43; alumina. A1203, .33.26: lvgroscooic water, H20, .90; total, 99.64. "From the analysis," Mr. Simpson states. "the clay would apvear to be of excellent quality. I have examined the samples of Clackline firebricks submit ted (by the. State Mining Engineer), testing them against the well-known Gartcraig bricks from Scotland, which, so far as I know? are the best obtainable in the local market. The following are the outlines of the test, which is as severe as it can be. The bricks as re ceived were etamined for cracks, for fused spots. and for grain. A test was made of their boughness and porosity, and the percentige of silica present was determined. They were then put cold into a red-hot fire, packed round with coarse coke. and brought to a white heat. After being in the fire for an hour they were taken out. and whilst still bright red, tested for toughness and ulunged into cold water, where they were left till cold. They were then again examined for craci;d and signs of £usion. and tested for toughness. The results obtained, weie as follows: As Received. Gartcraig.-Silica per centage, 60.1: large cracks, nohe; small, surface cracks. very few; fused iron apots. few; tough ness, very .high; grain, cbarsest frag ments, i-inch; density-weight of one cubic inch. .068; water absorbed, 12.9 per cent; when red-hot, toughness, very high. Clackline.-Silica per centage. 65.6; large cracks, none; small surface cracks. numerous; fused i2 spots, medium; toughness, hiigh; grain (coarsest frag ments). i-incLhu; density (weight of one cubic inch, .063; water absorbed, 20.4 per cent.; when red-hot, toughness. high. After Quenchinit. Gartcraig.-Sitr? of fusion, none; cracks. very few: toughness? moderate. Clckline.-Sigh~s of fusion, none; cracks, few; tollhness. moderate. MANAGERS' REPORTS. The Queensland Menzies, Menzies. Fortnight ended Juy 16-Goodenough mine : No. 2 shaft has been cut' down and ti;mbered under the 18T1t. level;the 100ft. level, or landing, has been completed. Thi~s is all the work that -is going on underground at this slmh-d. 'No. 5 shaft has been sunk 10ft.; total, 152ft. l'i.e quartz pinched in to aborst eight inches in thickness, but appears bt be widening out again in the bottom of the shaft. I shall start the battery as oon as I get quartz in the bin this week. The Go vernment water supply is about com pleted, and water will.be on the mine by \1'edneslay. Q.M. Mine--T l]ve taken nut several small pillars of qua?tz at the 53ift. level for a crushing of 60 tons. which gave a return of 88oz. 1. expect another =malll crushing early nextbmionth
from the same source. Partial cyanide clean-up gave a result of 7?oz. 7dwt., value £1.15s. 4d. per ounce. MINING NOTES. Cue.-Chesson and Heydon have had a clean-up of 170 tons for .a return of 55oz. lidwt. from their Volunteer South Extended lease. Eight-five tons froni the Cue Victory gave a return of 32oz. 15dwt.. and 59 tons from the Golden Stream Extended yield ed 31oz. 13dwt.' Burnakurra.- five -head battery 'has been purchased by Maingan and party for -erection on the Alliance. A large quantity of stone is broken for the bat tery at this mine. ' The battery oIn the Feedral City is run ning three shifts on stone from the lIOft. level. Operations on the New Alliance have been at a standstill for some time, owing to the breaking-down of the pump and winding-engine. , Leonora.-Fhe tribufers" of the New Moon treated a parcel of 95 tons at the State battery last week for a return of 13dwt. per ton. It is reported that two men who have been prospecting for a deep lead near the Leonora Main Reefs have got on to nice-looking wash, resting on a pipe clay bottom. They appear to be on the side of a channel Diorite King.-The following crushings have been reported from this locality: King of the Hills. 50 tons for 35oz.; Cal cutta, i0 tons for 350z.. and 15 tons for Soz. Diorite King.' 91 tons for 11oz. 3dwt.; Howler. and party, 30 tons for 69oz. Another parcel of equal value is said to be ready for the battery from Howler's lease. Gardiner and patty are reported to have got on to gold again at the Kenil worth, which, under its old name of the Little Wonder.' gave extraordinarily rich yields in the old days. Jacoletti. - The Eyeless Eden has crushed S6 tons for 46oz. 15dwt. This stone was raised in sinking. It is in tended to sink the shaft to 100ft., and then to dnrie north and south. The reef is said to lie 4ft. in width, carrying good values. A block of stone taken from the bottom of the shaft is estimated to con tain 7oz. of gold. In consequence of. the closing-down of the Jacoletti mill, the' local leaseholders' intend to apply to the Government for a five-head battery. The "Southern Cross Timnes" suggests putting 'ive head at Jacoletti and 'five head: at Parker's Range. There is no mill working within eight miles of Jacoletti at present. From a new line of reef on the Mar vel Lock 60 tons have.beent treated for an averag' of narly 16dwt. A third reef is now. being; prosecuted, from which ,25 toes, estimated to be worth about' 10dwt. have'been.raised. Another Golden .. Mile.-Under this heading, the. "Southern Cross Times" sayp:-"The find recently madijby Cheri ton and: party, at ,a centre n'ow known as Cheriton. 20 miles south of Parker's Range, is now inider' option for £.30,000. Four 24-acre lease 'have been called the Golden Mile, and .if Geologist':Goeczel's report on' the new- find is reliable, the' new name .i- very appropriate." When Mr. Goeczel was Government ,Geologist he had canyy opportunities of seeing the various ,goldfields of this State during their initial stages, and his '.opinion is that Chdriton is better than anything previously found.in the State.. The values woes exhaustively tried, and 're turned an 'averge 'of 2oz. per ton. 'by Mr. Goeczel. After Mr. GOeczel's report was placed before the purchasers they hommissioned MrW 'Rowley,, of Perth, to go out and' frther test 'thee leases. We are informed; that there is. only a few grains per toll betweenthe two batches of assayers. It 'is scarcely' pr?bable that two isuch competeit" men can 'be. over estimating' the ; val~e and ektent: of the resources of Cheriton. The,fact of the leading mining authorities: of Perth taking. an option over an, mnideveloped belt of country ast such a high:'figire is' in itself assuring evidence' of the.. vast potentialities of the Golden Mile l'eases. Altogether 250 acres are applied for. and other syndicates are preparing to test their holdings, .Tweny-fou' miles south of Cheriton some auukierons land has recently beein located 'at- Mt. Holland. and forty ,miles sout*", of Mt. Holland a mine .is being workedl ateHatter's Hill. As it is only, about 90 miles.from' Hat ter's. Hill. to Ravensthorpe,. and the country between the . two. last-named centres is 'of -a very- promisingLnatuee. it' is more tha..likely thi'the pear future will see a c ainc of leash Wstriethingfroimi Earvenstliorpe to the -find whicbh iaos imade some little 'tim6 ago forty miles north of 'Mt. Jadkson. This would- mean that- the Yilgari belt' extends 'for a :dis tance 'of: 350'miles.' Every' day new gold-beariIi deposits; are being.,located along this immense belt. and if Cheriton has found' anothe'., Golden Mile it will cause a, very badly-needed revival in;the primary industry'of this-State (and give a' stimulus to prospecting and investment that 'must prove beneficial. If once this long-neglected' field is' given~' fair trial by. competent prospectors and legitimate mining investors, we feel 'confident' it will soon hold"top position' on the list' of gold fields." - Mt. Magnet.-A'good crushing from the St. George lease. is reported. 100 tonis yielding an, averane pof 13dwt per 'ton. This return is regarded as extremely :sit, isfactory, as. it 'was taken.without pick inc from a'dnnumip of. 250 tdns. 'During' the past four weeks the Morn ing Star cirushed 960 tons for a Yield' of 200oo.. and eyanided' tailings for 211bz., making a total' of 411os. for the'month. -Boogardie.-Fronm the Jupiter 25 tons gare an averagerof just on 'an ounce. ' A second lot df 25 tons from the same lease gave a retrnm of 2dwt; -per ton.
LInnonville.--A ci-ushing of 22 tons frdni the Brooklyn gave a return, at the State battery, of:28oz. 14dwt.-an average of 26dast. per ton. Vosperton.-A good return of 46oz. has been obtainied from 31 tens of ore rais ed from' the Mayflower, a lease recently taken up.' This lease consists of por tions of two leases worked and abandon ed a long .ile ago. The reef is report ed to be improving in. depth. Randells.-'Phe 223ton parcel of ore from the New" Santa Claus from which a'yield of 173oz has been announced was raised from. a depth of 66ft. The lode at this point is said to be 17ft: wide. Concentrates from this crushing are said to be worth 2}oz.. and sands Sjdwt. Kalpini.--Twenty-eight tons from Power and party's claim on what .is known as the Woodline rush gave a rq turn at Martinis battery of 48oz. over the plates. All the coarse gold ha'd been previously sieved out of this parcel, the dirt having been put through the shaker several times. The Ives Prospecting. 'Expedition.--Mr. P. Ives, the prospector of the Harbour Lights mine at Pingin, is now engaged in prospecting a belt of country about 25 miles south of .Pingin in the interests of the company which owns the Harbour Lights. It is anticipated that there will be some difficulty in regard to water supplies. Local adlvices state there is neither food nor water in this locality, and that even the rabbits afe dying out in consequence of the failure of water supply. Bulong.-The Trump has had a crush ing of 17 tons for a yield of 28oz. 15dwt.' The Golden West should have started their five-head battery by this time. A dump of about 100 tons of stone is broken for the batteryv to begin on, and a large quanti ty of ore is ready for stoping. At the bottom level the reef has been driven on for a considerable distance, and it is said to ca'ry good values all the way and to maintain an average width of about 18in. Leonora.-From the old Desdemona, now known as the Rising Sun, a crush ing of DO tons has given an average yield of 10dwt. per ton. This show is situated about half-war between Tampa and Loe nora on the back ,tck. There are one or two other shows in this vicinity which are said to look fairly promising. The Great Gwalia lease has been sold by the liquidator to Mr. J. Silver thorne. of Silverthorne and Adair, for ,61. The property is one of consider able promise. having a large, easily worked lode, low in grade certainly, but not so low that it should not pay well if properly equipped with an up-to-date mill and plant. The adjoining lease the Harbour Lights-is paying its own ers well, though worked on an inadequate scale, and equipped very indifferently. With a big modern plant the Great Gwa ha and Harbour Lights if amalgamated should make a big and profitable mine. It will be matter for. surprise if Mr. Silverthorne cannot succeed in making a mine of hiS property, and if he can bring about an amalgamation of the two pro perties so much the better. The Har bour Lights and Great Gwalia were fror-rl u•der optipn t arso . $
wick. Moreing and Co., but the owners and the option-holders failed to come to terms. Coolgardie.-The opal lease near Cool gardie seems to be locally regarded very hopefully. There are five men working on the lease, all being exp riencd White Cliffs opal miners, and they all express the opinion that the opal compares very favourably with the stone obtained at White Cliffs. They appear to be confi dent that payable opal exists in large quantities, and their work supplies the best. evidence of their bath.