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'The following are Saturday's quotations :-. - -Gold.-Blackborne (pro.), sellers Is-, buyers

4d. ; do. (con.), sellers 6d. ; Central, seíleru 10s. ; Fraser'*, buyers 4s. lid. ; Fraser'« South (pro-), buyers 2s. 6d. ; do.-(con.), sellers 2s. éd., boyare 2s. 3d.; Hope's Hill AmaL (pro), e Hers lid.; Caledonian Issue {con.), se* lera lOd. ; Murchison Consolidated (pro.), celera Is. 3d.; No. 1 Central Extended, buyers Is. 4|d. ; Nannine (pro.), sellrrs 3s. 6d., buyers 2s*. 3d. ; Waterhall (sen.), rollers 6d. ; West Australian, buyers Id. ; Star of the East (pro.), sellers les., buyers 13s 6d. ; do. (con.), buyers lie. Investment Stocks. Swan Soap and Candle, sellars 13s.



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Mr. John Neil, eeccetary of the Perth Stock Exchange, Limited, reporte under Saturday's date: As usual at the» olos» of t»e week buyers hold aloof from the market, dealers 'preferring to go hjme with t»n even book. The lead, however, continue* to ne taken by Star of East pro. which closed a» good as 13s. 6d. bnyers, the leading eperato s confidently talking them up to 20s, and in some quarters *s high figures as 30a. be>ng indulged in. There », howevtr, a growing feeling tim the policy of accumulating fonds until they can

pay (2B per share dividend is nnsonnd. Te I t-x pay 2s. par share will take oigot thousand to pound*, whereas if le. was attributed it would natnrally silt back into the market. Centrals look sick, one or two paresis knocking around art figures under 9a. Holders mu-t be needy when forofd to se 1 at this. Fraser's and No. 1 Central Extended maintain a '"firm front, with a decided ino iaataon to bay up in block«. Frasar'â Soùtt are enquired for at 2A. 6d. ;

; for a'fair parcel a. shaie mire might be ob- Lnti tuned. Murohmson Consolidated keep very I ral -firm at Is. buyers, tb<»y being looked away on I alr tiie part of »mall investors. Were it nob for £" the fear of shortness of working eapital these I an «hares would be nearer 2s. th«n th-ir present A~ leveL The supply of Nanmue's bas very suddenly ¿dried up, there not now being a sellar even »at 2s. 6d. L?eals remain firm, likewise silver. A fractional paroel of Com* merdai Bank prjfexsnca was ¿oin »t ¿65'10»., leaving off firm buyers at this. W A. Trastea, Executor & Ageaey remain flat, sellers being in the majority. Judging; from pointers on all sides, toe syndicate of Kare have ev dently dissembled on the bear tack, and they are now as optimistic as they have hitherto been pessimistic'. It is idle to attempt anting upon , each a markat, especially in the faoe of easier money. Closing prices c-Blackborne's (pro.), . buyers, 8d., sellers Is.; do. (con.) buyers

31., eellers 6d ; Central, buyers 8s., s<l. lera 10s ; Fraser's, buyers 4s 3d., sellers 4s. 93. ; do. Seutn (pro.), buyers 8s>, sellars 3s 6d ; do.1 (con.), buyers 2s. 6d, Boilers 3s.; Hope's Hill Amal. (pro.), buyers 8d , sellers 10d.; doi (con.), bnyers 2a., Bellnr* 2s. 3d ; do. Caledonian Issue (con.) buyer* 83. eellers lOd.; Murchison Com. (pro), bnyers Is., sellers Is. 6d ; do. (con.), bnyers 3/1 , sellers 69.; No. 1 Centrai Extended, buyers 1«. 3d., eellers Is. 6d\; Mount Hall (pro.), buyers Id., sellers 3d. ; Nannine (pro ), buyers 2s. 4d., sellers 2s. 8d.; d->. (eon.), buyers Is. 6d , sil- lers 2s ; New Chum, Is. p ad, buyers 5».. Bel- len 10s. ; Waterhall (pro), buy era lud., eellers la.; do. (oon.), buyers Id., boilers 3d.; Star of East (pro.), buyord 13s., sellers 16s.; do. (con.), buyers Ila., sellers 12s. ; fremantle Gas, bryera 18s, sellers 20s. ; Perth Gas, boyer s 22s. 6d y sellers 24s 6d. ; Perth Ice, buyers 12s., sellers 14s. ; Stanley Brewery (pro.), buvecs 23s, sellera 25s. ; do. (con.), buyers 22s., sellers 24s. ; Swan rBrewery, buyers 3s. 6d., sellers4s ; Swan Soap end Candia, buyers 11s. 6d , Bellen 12s. 6d.; W.A. Trustee, Executor and Agency, buyers 7s. 63., eellers 7s. 9d. ; Commercial Bank, Prefer., buyers ¿5 10s,, sellers £6 10s. ; West Australian Baak, buyers £20 10s., tel-

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The following1 telegrams have been received by the Minister for Mines from the Mining Raßitetrar at Smthern -Cross, under date January li'-w James Speakman registered a proteolion area 300 by 300 near Mount Jackson. No particulars were given. He merely stated that a few good specimens had been pojtij^^h&^ojind was worth a further trial." On*J«T>usry 12 : "William Hall, a pros peotor, has ius"<m»de an apphca ion tor a protection area situated about 800 yards west of Speak monia n*ar Mount Jackson. He has applied for 150 j a-rds squaro Hu li showed me about 6 dwts. oc 7 dwta. of fairly ooarse gold wbioh ha cm-bed io a jam tin -ut of a few pounds weight or stone All the »how at present is on the sut face, but be remine to- day to sink deep. Ho reports a soak with abundance of wat*r about 12 mil*« away from this and also statis that Speakman's area ' contama a very good reef, likely to go 3 oz. or 4 oz to the ton. The line of reef in hiB ow-a area has besn i raced for upwards of four miles in a northerly direction. Heis very sanguine and promises farther information within a fortnight."* Mount Jaok«on is about sixty miles north, of Southern Cross and waa visited and reported upon by A. C. Gregory ia 1846.

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^ A man ñamad Hall has taken up ,a pro «peatmg-arsft at Mount Jackson, adjoining'' Speakman -and Ryan's. There is not sufficient confidence in the find to establish a rush, but one or two parties started for the Bet ne last

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The Government Geologist, Mr. H. P. Woodward, has made toe following report upon the Dundas Goldfield:-ih" Dundas goldfield, proolaimtd August 1893. A-ea, about 1,000 square nvl*s His ory -This goldfield wat, discovered a few years ago, by Mr. Moir ot Fanny's C/vo, woo woilafc en- gaged in se trotting for cou tiy, f und a few colours ef gold in tbe alluvium. In 1892 he organised a pan y with Mr. Struct bat tbey were net successful 11 finding gold io payable , _ quantities, so lefc the fiela. Ab mt the sime

time, two or frireo ethel parties a!«o sfcirtod to proBpecc the hüls, auno-jgvt which were Messrs. Ma« BO« and Kirkoafriek, wlo were jBO fortunate >i^ i o discover tin outcrop of a very rich reef, woith. I hey called the " May Bell " Thi- ai covery was quickly followed by that of älessra Bromley, Mason and Dejsilais, *ho also found a rich outcrop, -wlnei they caled the '*Great Dundas," whilst MeaSi-a. Brodie, Kirtley and Devine, also discovered the outcrop of two rich reefs,

which they «Bed the * Seetia.» Daring the year 1893, tbe m prospectors have been en- gaged in opening np these reefs, hut vary little other prospecting has been done, aa all the diggers who visited this field wera natur- ally attracted away5* North-to Coolgardie,


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(Mawson and Kirkpatrick) This reef is abant titree miles North el the main eamp at the Dundas Soak (Nookannia) and it waa here that the first payable stone waa found in 1892. The reef is well defined at ita eatorep at the Southern end of the area running Herta up to the Hill, where it «an still be traced at the surface, although smaller in sine. It has been opened by two shafts and several small holes, from all of wbiob good gold-bearing 6tone waa obtained. The main shaft at the south end of the chum is 40ft. ia depth, showing a wide defined reef 4ft. in width carrying gold all th<» way down. It underlies slightly to tbe west ami »hows all the characters of a true fissure vein. Fine gold is carried all through the stone, beside« I which there are very rich patches, butin those also the gold is in the solid stone. A few [ ©hain» north of this shaft i« another whieh is down about 10ft. in which there is a very .olid body of atone about 5ft iu width having if anything evan a better definition than in the main shaft. There ara also several spur veins or leaders striking off from the maia lode, whieh also carry gold. This lode is a Vue fissure vein and all the indications paint to its continuing a» rich or becoming richer "in depth. The country is bornblend and miea schists a good deal broken at the surface ; hub: ¿it< will rapidly get solid in depth, whan veryi

little timber will be required. The water1 Wei will be about 200fu and it will'most1 probably, Ve salt, but not ao salt as near the1 lake, therefore in erecting machinery it will be> better to sink a main working shaft on the' ..mine itself and raise the water by pumps rather than cart the stone do*n to the lake,! alco the natural features near the mine offer1 gr«at facilities for economic working. There are at-veral well defined deep gullies in which dams could be made and thus a considerable quantity of fresh watrr conserved. Although not so phenomenally rich like.-Bayley's this mine is as promising as anything in the colony, and considering its position being only 100 miles from ,the coast the abundance of salt water and large rainfall and quantity of . timber on the ground, it should be cheaply

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(Elliott, Gorman and Henrioksen). Tbie area ia situated immediately to the north of tile May Bell and upon the same line of reef. The reef is stn¡»11 at its outcrop when opened bat yields prospects of fine g*ld The pros- pector» axe engaged in driving a tunnel into the hill to eui the reef at a lower level, but have not yet driven far enough to out it. This claim has the great advantage of being oheaply tested by adits as the steep face of the hill approaches very oloae to the reef. Water can also be eas ly conserved here as well a« on the May Bell. This prospecting should

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(Challand, Hopper, Purohes and Binning). This area is situated immediately to tbe south of the May B«ll and a shaft and several trenches have been put, down, ¡but the reef has not yet been struck, this is probably duo to a break in the country which has thrown the reef out of it« coarse a'little farther,

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tue reef is a true fitsnre and well defined olose te the southern boundary of the May Ball it will be almost certain te be found in

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(Bromley, Mason, Dejaríais and ¿Blake). This reef is situated about' li miles north eastward of the Dundas South, and about li miles south cf the May Bell. It ia a large lode mass on the west or hanging wall aide of a large ironstone vein which rises about 50ft. above the level of the lake. This lode runs north and south with the country and can be traced for a, considerable dis- tance at the surface, but its size is not known yet as it has not been cross-cut from wall to wall. The rooks to the west- ward of the lode are hornblendic achists, whilst to the eastward of the ironstone lode they are mica schists and granite, and some dykes of the latter eross the lode. A shaft has been sunk 45ft. on the lode mass, the atone being very rich in the shaft for the first 15ft., after whioh the shoot was lost, dipping to tho^soutb, but was again ¡cut by a drive at the bottom of the shaft, from Which some very good stone has been obtained.' The cap has been opened in many places, from all of whioh good prospects have been obtained upon ornshing. A large supply of salt water will be struck at a depth of about 60ft., below which the rock will be fonnd tobe solid, requiring bnt little timber. The lode is a true fissure vein of great sine and will probably prove to carry gold all through it when tested. The great size of the lode, richness of the stone, and distance at the surface it has proved to carry gold all point to this as a very rich property. There will be abundance of water m the mine for ornshing, and ther* is plenty of timber on tbe spot; rresh\ water may alBO be oonserved by constructing a large reservoir on the gully flat to the westward, near the shaft.


Two leases of 10 aeres each have been applied tor eonth of the Great Dandaa, but the lode ha* not been struck upon either ef them up to the present, as it has been thrown out of ita course by a granite dyke. The ironstone lode to the eastward of the lode was struck in a shaft, however, sp it will take very little more prospecting to get the lode, as they now know where to sink. These areas are well worth prospecting, as the Great Dundas reef is rich where it sinks below the flat ai the south end ef the -Great Dundas area, and all the shoots are dipping also in this direction.


(Keyser). This area is north of the Great DundaB, but the lode has not yet been struck. However, a, formation is forming jn_ the shaft, whioh the prospectors intend to follow down, which it is certainly worth



(Brodie, Kirtley & Devine). This area is situated about six miles south of the main camp and three nvlea south of the three-mile rock, sometimes cl'ed Mount Deans. On it there are two paml'el lines of reef, both of which carry fine goVl all through the stone. There are two s'isf s several holes on these reefs, from all of which good prospects can be obtained, although the sold is rarely visible to the raked eye. The reef to the eastward has bean tested by two shafts, one at tbe north and one at the south end of the area, to a depth of aboat 30ft. The reef is solid and well formed, consisting of soHd s'on? from 254ft., and about 3ft. of rubble batwean gcod wa'is. tn the northern shaft it is cub by a gr-.nite dyke at a depth of 25£t. but the reef ia not displaced or discurbed in any way by it In tbt southern shaft the lode mass from wall to wall is about 6ft. in width and has much the same character as at the northern end. The second reef has oxly been opened at the cap as yet, bat to judge from the prospects obtained from it, it shonld be

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<? /, '..Iii... t, fi , /",.., 5.Í(J. ."v". i -BmtmaàSr-BamÉMKa. These rieft are trae mesure veins, the ecmntry being horablend tehist rather heady near the turf ace, but will get solid ia depth, and require little timbar. Salt water will be strack at about 120ft., but will probably .be much fresher than the water near the klee. There is a very good sit« for a battery near the south-east oorner of the area, and fresh water can easily be conserved by dam ' ing the deep gu lies, and there is plenty of

timber en the ground. Although the stone from these reefs is not to showy as that from the northern r^efs, it will probably be fonnd te yield a« food returns upen eruahiag.


(J. E. Angove). This area is situated on the south boundary ~ef~the last mentioned, and both thelèeefsJ have been found upon it presenting'l the "same appearanoe and yielding good prospects of fine gold. The reefs de not outcrop at the surface, so considerable time was spent in finding them after whieh the prospector had to disoontiaue work, as he eeuld not follow them down by himself any deeper, and no labour was to be obtained on the field. This is a very promis- ing area, and is the only one, so far, upon which a line of reef has been traced beyond the prospector's area and fonnd to be rich in gold. Several other gold bearing reefs have been discovered, but tbe gold was either lost in sinking or {hey proved to- be only gash veins and pinched eut. There are very few weil defined oatcrops ef auriferous reefs on the field, and when they do come to tbe Bur- iata it is for a comparatively short distance, and can be ae a role taken into one are* of 25 aeret,outeide whioh they dip below the surface. This necessarily makes prospecting difficult, and as the prospectors who have visited this field and stayed a few days have been unable at once 'te find gold bearing stone at tai surface, they had left for the Northern fields.

Tbese raefs are true ftssnre veins and will bes fonnd to oarry gold both in length and depth,

therefore they are well worth looking for out-! side the areas on whieh they outcrop, and with a little perseverance there is no reason why this search shauld not be rewarded as iti was in the case of the prospector of the No. 1 South Scotia. There seems very little prospect of this field proving rich in alluvial gold," as oomparatively~little denudation has taken place of tbe auriferous reef orops which eo rarely rise above the surface, but there is every promise of it becoming both a rich and permanent reefing field.





POBT DARWIN, January 13.

A precious stone has been found at Cullen, a few miles from Pine Creek, by a man named Richardson, who was prospecting for gold. It is pronounced to be a diamond of fair -quality.

A crushing of 30 tons from Ah Ching and Phillip's claim at Pine Creak, has yielded lOoa. ef gold to the ton.



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_ ADELAIDE, January 13.

-'TEe"sha>re"niaíkeÉ sales'to-day included Lindsay's, JB13 10a.; Lefroy, ,-£6 17s, v6d. ; Croesus, 6s. 9d. ; Fortune of War,5Jd. . .Lake View, 2a. ; Murchison Consolidated (oon.), 4Jd,







ALBANY, January 14.

Several hundredweight of stone from Brady's olaim at Dundas Hills has been crushed at Melbourne, and has given a return of nine ounceB to the ton.