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Along sixty miles of timbered moun. tains from Walhalla to Woods Point,
hundreds of independent reef proprietors tried to profit from the surface gold or
the gold in in vestors' purses. Humble men made fortunes in the mountains. One
man who ...
He was one of many Australians who believed that rich gold reefs were hidden in
the heart of the continent. He had even seen one with his strange staring eyes.
He recalled that as a young man he had gone to the Arltunga goldfield near Alice
Ride: An Epic of Central Australian Gold Discovery, that made Lasseter's reef a
legend. Investors bought shares in companies that sought Lasseter's reef or
claimed to have found it. A long line of parties went west to Lasseter's country
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