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Fortunately for deep-alluvial mining the neighbouring parties often had to
amalgamate in order to finance the expense of sinking the deep shaft so as to
reach the deep gold. Unfortunately for quartz mining the parties did not have to
There was little water in the deep shafts to deter them and Bendigo's great
Cornish managers and miners mastered easily the problems of deep-sinking. On
the New Chum line of reef the shafts probed down 2,000 feet, often passing ten ...
There seems too to be something in the nature of deep-alluvial mining to inflame
bitterness in the face of unjust laws; the great civil insurrections on the Victorian
and Western Australian goldfields were both in deep alluvial mines, and it is ...
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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