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A clever Scottish geologist, Robert Logan Jack, had shaped the thinking on the
nature of the Mount Morgan deposit, and from his first visit in 1884 he had
preached that it was exceptional, even unique. This idea was wrong but it had
Engineers he came close to seeing that Morgan was a decomposed pyritic
deposit. But not close enough, and he ... Dr Jack wrote his fourth report on Mount
Morgan in 1898 and abandoned his geyser theory. Edward J. Dunn, a Victorian ...
Moreover, it came in the year when his dividend from Mount Morgan was halved.
The company's shares were slipping. By the end of 1903 he had spent some fl;o,
ooo in drilling for oil in Persia, and had mortgaged tens of thousands of his ...
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