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Moontaminers and captains were enticed away to hundreds of tin and copper
mines in the east, and the wide Cornish fireplaces could be seen from Tasmania
to the tropics by the mid-1870s. Peak Downs in central Queensland was the first ...
Signs of a divorce came only when the mine ceased to be rich. The underground
workings were eight hundred feet below the outcrop, and they gave more
evidence than earlier visitors had seen. The Mount Lyell copper mine in
Tasmania had ...
Pyritic smelting was one answer to this problem, but only a few mines could
employ this technique. The copper industry in fact had more incentive to develop
the flotation process than the lead-zinc industry. Many copper mines called for ...
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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