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At times the track to port became the busiest upcountry road in Australia, for all
ore from Burra had to be carted ninety miles to Adelaide and shipped across the
world to Welsh smelters. Transport was a nightmare for the Burra company.
Robert Carl Sticht, aged thirty-eight and widely versed in smelters of Colorado
and Montana since his graduation from the famous mining school at Clausthal in
Germany, came along the track with his bride. Sticht was an expert on pyritic ...
They owned no smelting works, so they had to sell their lead concentrate to
German or Australian smelters at low prices. Why not buy a smelter to produce
bullion from the concentrate of the friendly mines? Large smelting works at Dapto
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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