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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 48

Class 100

Class 100.

I—Auckland Committee.
  • Tailings from Mines at the Thames, for Testing—
    1.From Moanatari Gold Mining Company
    2.From Moanatari Gold Mining Company
    3.From Moanatari Gold Mining Company
    4.From Alburina Gold Mining Company
    5.From Waiotahi Gold Mining Company
    6.From Waiotahi Gold Mining Company
    7.From Kurunni Hill United Gold Mining Company
    8.From Caledonian Mining (quartz yielded 1 oz. to ton)
    9.From Golden Calf Gold Mining Company
    10.From Premier Gold Mining Company
Three Specimens of Auriferous Quartz from the Thames—
1.From Moanatari Gold Mining Company at Thames
2.From Caledonian Gold Mining Company at Thames
3.From Long Drive Gold Mining Company at Thames
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2—Bank of New Zealand.
  • Specimens from the New Zealand Gold Fields
    1—3.Auriferous Quartz from the Thames Gold Fields
    4—10.Models of Ingots of Gold and Silver as exported
    11—54.Samples of Alluvial Gold from Otago Gold Fields
3—Chapman, John Alwent, Dunedin—
  • Quartz Specimens from Thames, Auckland
  • Quartz Specimens from Macetown, Otago
4—Commissioners
  • Auriferous Quartz, and a Trophy, shewing the yield of Gold from New Zealand. Value, £36,227,114; 9,253,021 ozs. troy; 285 tons; 670 cubic feet; height, 36.5 feet; Base, 5.2 × 5.2 feet; Apex, 3.5 × 3.5 feet.
5—Cromwell Quartz Mining Company, Cromwell, Dunedin—
  • Specimens of Tailings for treatment
6—Douglas, George Brown, Macetown, Arrow, Lake County, Otago—
  • Quartz Reef Specimens from Macetown, Arrow River, Otago.
7—D'Urville Island Copper Mining Company (Limited)—.
  • Specimens of Copper Ore from D'Urville Island Copper Company (Limited.)
8—Edgar, John, Queenstown—
  • Specimens of Fossilized Fern Roots and Leaves, from Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
9—Edwards, E. R., Thames—
  • Specimens of Gold-bearing Quartz, from Thames
10—Gardiner William, Moke Creek, near Queenstoum—
  • Copper Ore, specimens from Moke Creek
11—Hackett, T. R. (for Johnston and Co.) Aniseed Valley, Nelson—
  • Copper Stratum Specimens
  • Chrome Stratum Specimens

Description of the Copper Stratum in Aniseed Valley, Nelson.

The Copper Stratum in Aniseed Valley was discovered in 1878 by Messrs, Johnston, and is hence called "Johnston's Copper Stratum." It was first found in the centre of the belt of Serpentine Rock, known as the Mineral Belt, in the immediate vicinity of a former chrome ore working.

The copper-bearing stratum runs in the same direction as the surrounding serpentine rock, of which it is only a portion, but in its northerly course it is interrupted by a mass of volcanic breccia, from which possibly its contents of copper may have originated.

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The copper occurs in a native state almost equally interspersed through the whole mass to a thickness of about 8 feet. The stratum has been traced, copper-bearing, for a length of 250 feet, the average contents being 5 to 6 per cent, of copper, disseminated through the mass in minute irregular grains.

In the natural cleavages of the rock constituting this stratum, the copper is not visible, and it can only be seen in a fracture made across the grain, which makes it difficult to trace on the surface, and which will probably account for this deposit not having been previously observed.

The great practical value of the stratum consists in the facility with which the copper can be extricated, inasmuch as nearly the whole of the grains of metal can be panned off from the pounded mass, as easily as gold can be panned from crushed quartz, and it can consequently be saved by a crushing machine similarly to gold, or rather, similarly to tin or lead ore as treated in Europe.

At present the proprietors are endeavouring to open up the stratum in its southern continuation, and are also making a cart road to it, with a view to its eventual working on a large scale.

12—Hematite Paint Company, Nelson, New Zealand—
  • Specimens of Raw Hematite Ore
  • Specimens of Calcined Hematite Ore
  • Specimens of Paint from Hematite Ore
  • Specimens of Crystaline Limestone, from Para Para, Collingwood, Nelson
13—Jackson, H. D. Nelson—
  • Specimens of Ores and Regulus
  • Specimens of Copper Brick
  • Specimens of Silver (pure 19 oz.) from Richmond Hill Mine
14—Johnston Bros, and Co., Nelson—
  • Specimens of Galena and Silver Lead Ore, Collingwood
  • Specimens of Zinc Blende, Collingwood
15—Low, William, Maori Point, Shotover, Queenstown—
  • Specimen of Specular Ironstone, from Maori Point, Shotover, Queenstown
  • The Sample is water-worn as found on the Terraces. Lode, from 3 feet 4 inches thick
16—Martin, Charles Henry, Mt. Hamburg, Wakapuaka, Nelson—
  • Rock, from Mount Hamburg
  • Excellent Road-metal, owing to its forming a good cement when well watered, and making a durable binding surface
17—McCaffrey, Edward, Sculptor, Queenstown—
  • Specimens
    2.Marble, from the head of Lake Wakatipu
    3.Freestone, fossil leaf, from Fews Creek
    4.Freestone, light yellow, Fews Creek
    5.Freestone, different grain, Fews Creek
    6.Freestone, green, Fews Creekpage 4
    7.Gypsum, from head of Lake Wakatipu
    8.Gypsum, from head of Lake Wakatipu
    9.Freestone, fine grain
    10.Freestone, cream or light green
    11.Freestone, with coal specimens
    12.Freestone, crest of quarry, with fossil wood
    13.Limestone
    14.Mineral, gold found under it
    15.Stone with broken shell
    16.Limestone, with large shell
    17.Freestone, dressed
    18.Freestone, partly dressed, fine grain

The freestone is imperishable, can be turned out from 1 ft. to 20 ft. for pillars any thickness and size, obtainable for building. Price at quarry, 2s. 6d. per cubic foot, free on board lake steamer. Freight to Kingston Railway Station, 10s per ton.

18—Moffett, William, Invercargill—
  • Tailings, from Geelong Claim, Longwood Ranges, Southland—
19—Mount Rangitoto Silver/ Mining Company (Limited)—
  • Specimen of Silver Ore (Crushed), from Rangitoto Mine, Hokitika
20—Stansell, John B., Christchurch—
  • Specimens of Iron Ore and Small Ingot, from Para Para, Nelson
21—Warren, William, J. P., Queenstown—
  • Specimen of Copper Ore, found between Lake Wakatipu and West Coast
22—White Island Sulphur Company, Auckland—
  • Specimens of Crude Ore and Flowers of Sulphur, n anu-factured by the Company
23—Williams, Cornwell Joseph, Thames—
  • Specimen of Silver Lead Ore, from Tareru Creek
24—Wohshington, John S., Queenstown—
  • Specimens of Iron Sand
  • Occurs in large quantities at Queenstown
25—Gardiner, Walter, Moke Creek, Wakatipu—
  • Three Specimens of Copper Ore