The Official Year Book of New South Wales Volume 14

The Official Year Book of New South Wales Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...3,852 tons, respectively; but the low price obtainable has prejudicially afiected the industry, and although in 1897 the export still amounted to 3,379 tons, valued at 10,269, a considerable portion of this was raised in previous years. The production in 1898 decreased to 2,111 tons, valued at.. 6,301. During 1899, however, 5,243 tons, valued at 17,416, were produced. This quantity is the highest recorded as the annual output. In 1900 the production fell to 8,285 tons, valued at 11,827, the decrease being due to the exhaustion of the smaller deposits, and in 1901 the quantity raised--2,483 tons--was valued at only 7,774. The production during 1904, owing to the poor quality of the ore raised, only amounted to 397 tons, valued at 1,268, as compared with 1,951 tons, valued at 7,342, in 1903, and 500 tons, valued at 1,740, in 1902. The principal mines are at Mount Lightning, in the Mooney Mooney Ranges, about 18 miles from Gundagai. The value of'chrome iron ore won to the end of 1904 was 100,926. Mercury, in the form of cinnabar, has been discovered on the Cudgegong River, near Rylstone, and it also occurs at Bingara, Solferino, Yulgilbar, and Cooma. In the latter place the assays of ore yielded 22 per cent. of mercury. Very large and rich deposits have been found on Noggriga Creek, near Yulgilbar. During 1899, a deposit of cinnabar, yielding a high percentage of quicksilver, was found near Lionsville, in the parish of Ewengar, county Drake. Prospecting operations were continued in 1900, and proved the occurrence of extensive deposits, but of a lower grade. The ore is being sent to Sydney for treatment pending the erection of the necessary plant. As an encouragement in the search more

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  • United States
  • English
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