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Good prices for Antimony and Scheelite

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Tuesday 27 November 1906, The Sydney Morning Herald

THE HILLGROVE FIELD.

HILLGROVE, Monday.

The Baker’s Creek battery last week crushed with 30 head of stamps on day shift, five head of which were crushing for tributers. In the mine the crosscut at No. 17 level, towards Smith’s reef, has been extended 20ft 6in. Stoping is being carried on at the back of Nos. 15 and 16 levels on Smith’s reef. A consignment of concentrates has been despatched to Cockle Creek.

About 70 tons of antimony were purchased by various buyers on Friday and Saturday at prices ranging from £24 to £28 per ton.

At the Freehold mines the company and tributers are still raising good ore. The company raised a solid block of ore last Thursday, weighing half a ton, of standard quality.

L. Smith and party smelted 25 tons of ore for a return of 15 tons 2cwt of crude metal. Walsh and party raised 7 tons for the fortnight, and report having cut a new reef in their claim. Levy and party got 21 tons of ore during the fortnight, and have a considerable amount of backs to work out.

Tributers at the Garabaldi are raising good ore, and several claims are being worked with good results in the Hillgrove station paddock.

At Metz most of the claims are doing well.

The price of scheelite is steadily rising, £78 per ton for good ore being about the average The demand for this mineral is increasing.

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