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gold exploration company in which all Londonderry investors would share. The
fourth promoter, Casey, was reluctant. Perhaps he argued that the discoverers'
syndicate should repay the figo,ooo they had received; maybe he argued that he
Before 188o Australian mining investors rarely bought shares in mines outside
their own district or colony. In the 1880s the scope for investing in new mines
within two hundred miles of Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney was narrowing, ...
London experts who claimed that British investors had lost £20 million in
Australian and fjo million in African mines may have been close to truth.
Moreover, even fewer good mining properties were being offered to London
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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