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Chance finds pepped the excitement; roadmakers found a beautiful lode of
copper in the North Lyell lease and men levelling ground to pitch tents at Crown
Lyell found ... But he could not regain control of the Mount Lyell Company unless
was to yield three times as much copper as the famous Mount Lyell mine. The
dubious lease became rich, and even Crotty was surprised. The will he had
composed before the new discovery made it clear that the only shares he really ...
332; discovery, 324-6; copper odes, 331-3, 338; prosperity and importance, 332-
4, 35 Mount Lyell (Tas.), lodes, 212, 243; gold rush, 215-17; copper, 219-20, 275;
bonanza and Om, 220-4; Crotty's vendetta, 224-3o; dividends, 256; zinc ...
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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