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On old goldfields small holes and mounds of clay cover river flats like a vast
graveyard. Across the wide continent are living mines with nostalgic names,
Great Boulder, Hercules, Rum Jungle, and Nobles Nob. There are metal towns
that glow ...
The last of the Australian colonies to be settled, South Australia produced the first
metal mine. This riddle can be simply explained. Metal deposits were close to the
main port of Adelaide and so were soon seen and easily developed. Amongst ...
Other copper and lead fields from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Southern Ocean
shuddered during slumps in metal prices. The decade 191 1 to 1920 was
turbulent for the base-metal industry and the flag of the International "Workers of
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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