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Therefore they had strong incentive to mine the silver-lead which had previously
been ignored. There seems a consistent link between drought or depression and
the opening of new mining fields. In Adelaide at the start of 1841 the people ...
They owned no smelting works, so they had to sell their lead concentrate to
German or Australian smelters at low prices. Why not buy a smelter to produce
bullion from the concentrate of the friendly mines? Large smelting works at Dapto
He thought it must be a mineral but he did not realize it was carbonate of lead. "
Wandering over the hills that were prickly with spinifex, he saw in several places
parallel bands of the same ore crossing the rock like a zebra skin. He recognized
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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