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I The exodus from Ballarat to new rushes had burnt itself out, and diggers who
knew the charming green valley with the lambs bleating and the wattles in gold
came back and saw miners descending unusually deep shafts. Some diggers
There was little water in the deep shafts to deter them and Bendigo's great
Cornish managers and miners mastered easily the problems of deep-sinking. On
the New Chum line of reef the shafts probed down 2,000 feet, often passing ten ...
There seems too to be something in the nature of deep-alluvial mining to inflame
bitterness in the face of unjust laws; the great civil insurrections on the Victorian
and Western Australian goldfields were both in deep alluvial mines, and it is ...
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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