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Old Charlie Grainger wandered into the hills three miles away and returned at
night with his billycan heavy with specimens. A crowd raced out next day and
shovelled sand and scoured the ground and found almost nothing. The rush
ended in ...
Word came in 1908 of a gold rush at the Oaks in north Queensland and he
bought a bike and rode with a mate 1,500 miles across the continent, his swag
strapped to the frame and the punctured tyres stuffed with grass. His father had
been a ...
places four-fifths of a mile wide. Systematic drilling by 1963 revealed at least 500
million tons of rich ore and hundreds of millions of tons of poorer ore. Mount Tom
Price held more ore than was known to exist in Australia only three years ...
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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