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The Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company paid its first dividend in July, and
two months later shares reached £16. 10s. to give the mine a market value of
more than £4 million. Five or six early investors each held parcels of scrip worth ...
was to yield three times as much copper as the famous Mount Lyell mine. The
dubious lease became rich, and even Crotty was surprised. The will he had
composed before the new discovery made it clear that the only shares he really ...
The twenty-eight miles of railway that went north to Mount Lyell had powerful
green locomotives and Pullman passenger cars fit for a royal train. Unfortunately,
the company's mine was on a steep hill and the railway only reached the foot of
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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