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their leases, but no offer came from the promoters who were feted in Silverton.
Charles Smith Wilkinson, government geologist, visited Silverton in July 1884
and, sparing only half an hour at Broken Hill, was not quite sure what to think of
The long boomerang of a lode dipped deeper into the earth to the south and
north of the Proprietary leases, and the companies at the remote ends had to sink
deep before they found massive ore. They lacked oxidized ore — the surface gilt
News that he had got a good cheque from the sale of his ore attracted men from
copper mines and cattle stations to peg out leases at 10s. an acre and gouge the
richest lead from countless narrow veins. In shelters of boughs or hessian they ...
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