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Shafts which passed through the lode twisted shape with the slow movement of
the ground. The foundations of buildings above the lode cracked as the ground
subsided. The wise practice of filling the abandoned underground chambers with
The Broken Hill lode was widest at the south end and there that slow movement
of ground which miners call a 'creep' was widespread. In the Central mine in
1902 a creep crushed two men, and their bodies were not found. The rock soon ...
Even attempts to rob the company of some of its rich ground seemed to inflate the
shares. While the company's freehold land was safe, the claims on the sidelines
were held under mining law, and that law could be challenged. The company ...
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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