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Hannan's Reward, and the copperfields of Burraga and Mount Elliott — and he
remained an optimist and even sentimental about mines, and he had the vision to
see that Mount Isa might prove rich. He got option to buy four hundred acres from
After losing his Russian mines and spending a decade seeking new mines he
had got in quick succession Mount Isa and rich gold mines in New Guinea, and in
his optimism he began to commit his company beyond its resources. Mount Isa ...
The ambitious scheme to make Mount Isa a rich mine had been thwarted by the
unexpected, the strange behaviour of ores, the erratic price of metals, the
unexpected poverty of the lodes. Unpredictable events could still occur. After the
war, in ...
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The history of mining is central to Australian history, from the gold rushes of the 1860's which brought hundreds of thousand of immigrants, to the mountain ranges of iron ore and immense natural gas ... Read full review