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Melbourne merchants floated one silver lease merely by printing an anonymous
letter praising it. Zebina Lane, soon to be mayor of Broken Hill, hurried to a
hungry lease 4% miles to the north-west and declaimed with that assurance that
Ninety-four Western Australian gold mines were floated in England in 1894, more
mines than were floated from Johannesburg and all Africa. The boom had barely
begun. Two amazing fiascos did not halt the rush for Western Australian shares ...
He got option to buy four hundred acres from the prospectors, and floated Mount
Isa Mines Limited in Sydney in 1924. Randolph Bedford, a giant of a man with
red face, long boomerang moustache and broad brimmed hat, who delighted 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