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Pushing through wet scrub they saw a massive outcrop of iron jutting twenty or
thirty feet above the ground, with small trees and shrubs sprouting in crevices on
the crest of the outcrop. It seemed as if a large explosion had shivered the rock, ...
Lang Hancock, a Pilbara pastoralist, was flying his small aircraft low over the
tumble of red-brown ranges in 1952 when he saw the black outcrop of mineral
below. Next year he investigated the spot, gathered samples, and found that the ...
It was interested only in gold, and the indications of gold were no longer
promising. In 1947, long after the town was deserted, two prospectors spent
several months seeking gold in the area. A long thin outcrop of dark gossan took
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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