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Hannan's Reward, and the copperfields of Burraga and Mount Elliott —and he
remained an optimist and even sentimental about mines, and he had the vision to
see that Mount Isa might prove rich. He got option to buy four hundred acres from
Their surface ore was so rich that it financed the mines, while Mount Isa had no
rich ore. Their deeper sulphide ore was half as rich again as Mount Isa's average
ore. They had built no township to house the miners whereas Mount Isa would ...
The ambitious scheme to make Mount Isa a rich mine had been thwarted by the
unexpected, the strange behaviour of ores, the erratic price of metals, the
unexpected poverty of the lodes. Unpredictable events could still occur. After the
war, in ...
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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