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“I came up and looked at the ground,' wrote Bland. “I was condemned by all the
scientific men for taking it.' He was courageous enough to tilt at Murchison's
theory. He arranged a twenty-one-years' lease of the ground from the owners, ...
If the pitch was in hard rock and the copper seemed poor, the company might
offer the men ten shillings for each fl of ore they mined; if the ground was rich and
easy to work they might offer only two shillings in the pound. After lunch on
The Broken Hill lode was widest at the south end and there that slow movement
of ground which miners call a 'creep' was widespread. In the Central mine in
1902 a creep crushed two men, and their bodies were not found. The rock soon ...
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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