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In 1900 Tasmania had the nation's largest tinfield, largest copperfield, second
largest silverfield, and gold as well. And, like Western Australia, more than half of
its export wealth was coming from mines. The mistline drifted above and below ...
At Port Kembla they bought the copper refinery and smelters from the Mount
Morgan company, the largest copper refinery in Australia. They bought control of
Metal Manufacturers and Austral Bronze and eventually made brass and copper
Drilling and exploring proved they had found one of the largest deposits known in
any land. Four years later geologists of Western Mining Corporation, the gold
company that had popularized the value of geologists in mineral exploration, ...
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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