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If there had been rich patches of gold twenty or thirty miles apart, prospectors
could have reached one goldfield, and used that as a stepping stone to reach the
next; but the nearest rich gold lay nearly 120 miles to the east. If there had been ...
and telegraph operators moved in, the more adventurous prospectors began to
move out. Frost and Tregurtha went to the Klondike, Carnegie went to Nigeria to
die from a poisoned arrow, and many of the most daring of Western Australian ...
It was widely believed that the Petermann Range was mysterious, forbidding,
rarely visited by prospectors and therefore likely to conceal the Coolgardie and
Kalgoorlie of the twentieth century. In fact, many skilled explorers and geologists
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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