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There the lodes were phenomenally rich. They called this area the Golden Mile.
By the middle of 1898 six mines had each produced over a ton of gold, and
Kalgoorlie had passed Charters Towers as the nation's leading goldfield.
Although no ...
Australian money also went a few years later into the rich Emperor and Loloma
gold reefs in Fiji. Most of these adventures in the balmy tropics were highly
profitable, but investors waited in vain for the discovery of rich surface outcrops
His shallow shafts found that the lodes were not as massive as he had predicted,
and not as rich. And when his hands were festered with Barcoo rot and he
resigned, he admitted that the field was still “in the lap of the gods'. Corbould
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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