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The 'Cornish' and 'Yanky' parties found to their delight a deep lead of alluvial gold
and raised the washdirt at night. The company discovered the marauding drives
and blocked them at the point where they entered their paddock. The outside ...
Shown the place, he looked carefully and found slugs of gold in a big white blow
of quartz. ... to Nannine, the scene of the original find, others who had read
reports in the Gerald ton newspaper were busy picking up pieces of alluvial gold.
The generation who remembered gold saving the nation in the 1890s hoped that
gold again might save it. ... The discovery of more alluvial gold at the height of the
depression in 1932 drew hundreds of unemployed city men and bushmen to ...
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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