The New Zealand Mines Record Volume 10

The New Zealand Mines Record Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of most of the republics of Central and South America. For example, the "bank to bank" Act of 1905 was apparently aimed at the Consolidated Goldfields of New Zealand (Limited). It is quite true that in one of their mines the. men were underground for eight and three-quarters hours per shift. It is also true that the miners complained--and are still complaining--of the ventilation of the mine. The principal effect of the Act was that the company suspended mining operations for nearly four months, thus losing over 3,000 of profit, and expended another 4.000 or so in connecting their workings to the surface. The men used to live in a pretty It is probable that the returns for the year will show but a slight decrease from the usual annual net profit. To secure this result more or less " picking " of stone must take place, the ' life" of the mine being correspondingly shortened. little village within easy distance of "town," but had to walk something over a mile along a level to reach their homes. Now they are delivered, a few minutes after leaving the face, at the top of a steep hill some 2,000 ft. high, and as a result most of the married employees with houses in the locality have sold out and left in preference to keeping two homes going, their places being to a large extent taken by strangers. Thus little good was effected, and some 6,000 was wasted. One clause of the Land and Income Tax Amendment Act is popularly supposed to be directed against the Waihi Gold-mining Company (Limited). Whether the supposition is well founded the writer cannot say, but there is no doubt as to the effect that its tenor will have upon the mind of the ordinary investor. It will appear to the latter as a very strong...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537882
  • 9781236537881