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If there had been rich patches of gold twenty or thirty miles apart, prospectors
could have reached one goldfield, and used that as a stepping stone to reach the
next; but the nearest rich gold lay nearly 120 miles to the east. If there had been ...
of the blacks, reservoirs of the prospectors. The rush to Siberia taught hundreds
to seek granite before gold. The pace of discovery was swift from 1893, and the
nightfires of the prospectors spread like stars in a clearing sky. Pastoralists
and telegraph operators moved in, the more adventurous prospectors began to
move out. Frost and Tregurtha went to the Klondike, Carnegie went to Nigeria to
die from a poisoned arrow, and many of the most daring of Western Australian ...
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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