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Old Charlie Grainger wandered into the hills three miles away and returned at
night with his billycan heavy with specimens. A crowd raced out next day and
shovelled sand and scoured the ground and found almost nothing. The rush
ended in ...
28 A MINE IN AGONY John Campbell miles was one of those jacks of all trades
who wandered the outback. In 1923, the most noted year of his life, he turned
forty. He had spent most of his previous years working along the eastern half of ...
He liked to prospect when he was in mineralized country, so about midday he
took his farrier's hammer and rode to the low ranges half a mile from the track.
Tapping his hammer on the yellow-brown boulders on the hill he chipped a lump
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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