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To this edition ten thousand words have been added on the new mining fields. A
few corrections have also been made to earlier chapters; for example the story of
the famous Egerton lawsuit of the 1870s has been amended, some dates and ...
In short, most new mining fields found after 1880 were inaccessible places with
extreme climates. They provided a firm cause for the revival but the pace of the
revival came more from the flood of money which isolated fields needed. Why did
To a mining promoter of the nineteenth century such figures would have
savoured of astronomy, not mining. ... Of the mining fields created or extended
since 1945, only Mount Isa so far supports a small city; it is populous because it
has a ...
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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