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In the earlier preface I noted that the book covered the main branches of mining
except coal; the simplest definition of the book, then, was a history of Australian
metal mining, but that definition has become too narrow. Australia in the 1960s ...
On old goldfields small holes and mounds of clay cover river flats like a vast
graveyard. Across the wide continent are living mines with nostalgic names,
Great Boulder, Hercules, Rum Jungle, and Nobles Nob. There are metal towns
that glow ...
The last of the Australian colonies to be settled, South Australia produced the first
metal mine. This riddle can be simply explained Metal deposits were close to the
main port of Adelaide and so were soon seen and easily developed. Amongst ...
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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