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Rasp's discovery. A heavy Scot, pompous and jocular, thirty-five years old, he
had no experience of mining, but he knew that mines meant money at Silverton,
and he wanted money because, at the end of the long drought, his small share of
pay for a mining lease and so make his discovery public knowledge. One
consistent lesson in the history of Australian mining is the correlation between
intelligent searching and discovery.” An awareness of that correlation was absent
from Dr ...
2, Discovery of Gold in Australia (Sir R. Murchison's Claim); Select Committee on
the Gold Fields' Management Bill 1861, vol. 2, Select Committee on the Claims of
the Reverend W. B. Clarke 1871-2, vol. 2, Royal Commission of Inquiry on the ...
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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