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At least half a million people set their tables with money from the mining and
smelting towns. This was the rich age of Australian mining, surpassing even the
1850s, which old men croaked could never be surpassed. Metal mining stirred
Inventors from New Zealand to California had long tried to mine the millions of
grains of gold that had eluded the crude appliances and burrowing of the
vanished legion of diggers. Some tried to dredge gold just as ships dredged the
silt of ...
and Star mined 620,000 long tons for the year 1937-8 and Wiluna more than half
a million, and such companies could make profit on poor ore that would have
once been rejected. The idea of the big mine enabled Kalgoorlie to survive.
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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