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their leases, but no offer came from the promoters who were fêted in Silverton.
Charles Smith Wilkinson, government geologist, visited Silverton in July 1884
and, sparing only half an hour at Broken Hill, was not quite sure what to think of
News that he had got a good cheque from the sale of his ore attracted men from
copper mines and cattle stations to peg out leases at 1os. an acre and gouge the
richest lead from countless narrow veins. In shelters of boughs or hessian they ...
He hurried to Mount Isa and signed with sweating hand options to buy lead
leases from Arthur Campbell the cattleman. Old William Orr, who had floated
more good copper companies than any other Australian, bought leases and
floated his ...
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