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Visitors who came by ship on a stormy evening could see across the water the
glare of furnaces reflected in the clouds and white smoke trailing across a black
sky. Morning did not soften the landscape. Commodore James Goodenough ...
Sticht was an expert on pyritic smelting, long the dream of metallurgists, for in
theory it used the iron and sulphur in the copper ore as fuel in the furnace and so
used less coke in smelting the copper. When Sticht reached Mount Lyell he ...
After he had dismissed Trent he rebuilt three of the furnaces and stood day and
night in the hot building, watching the hot slag tapped, supervising charges and
puzzling at the inability of the furnaces to smelt swiftly and efficiently. He had won
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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