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Tin mining operations at Tingha.

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Monday 22 January 1906, The Sydney Morning Herald

TINGHA, Saturday.

Markham and party, working near Ah Bing's
lead, are driving on payable wash. More
and party, working on Star Gully, have bot-
tomed on payable wash, and have commenced
driving. Jack and party, working on Cope,
Hardinge gully, have cleaned up with satisfac-
tory returns. McLean and party have sunk
two shafts, both of which turned out a fail-
ure. They are now engaged sinking another,
and are down 30ft. A syndicate has pegged
out the whole of Stoney Creek for dredg-
ing purposes. Should they obtain the leases
machinery will be put on as soon as possible,
and work will be provided for a great number
of hands. At Bowers' Red Hill claim, Jen-
nings and party of tributers have struck
splendid wash.

The dredges have nearly all begun work
again. The Tingha South, at Sutherland's
water, cleaned up with a return of two tons
for about ten days' run. The Cope's Creek
Extended have cleaned up with a return of
2 tons 3½ cwt. Tingha South cleaned up for
nearly 3 tons, and the New England for
18½ cwt. The Cope's Creek Extended, who
have been working with the engine on the bank
of the creek, have decided to place the ma-
chinery on pontoons. This will enable them
to obtain an output of about double the
amount of tin they have been raising. The
Cope Hardinge dredge, which was purchased
some months ago by a Melbourne company,
has been lying idle, but arrangements have
now been made to remove the plant about
half a mile higher up Herding Yard Gully,
and erect more powerful machinery.

The local price of tin ore is £104 per ton.

Owing to the late rains, water is abundant
for fossicking purposes, and a great deal
of tin is coming in.

Written by macalba

March 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

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