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Where the old river flowed gently, dropping thirty or forty feet to the mile, the gold
was spread evenly through the gravel that rested on the hard rock. Where the
river had narrowed or curved, or crossed a bar of resisting rock, huge nuggets ...
Paddle steamers tugged barges up the river with fencing wire, corrugated iron,
flour and sugar and all the provisions for the sheep stations. When the river dried
the steamers lay months in the mud and when the river flooded they sometimes ...
After prospecting 250 miles of the Ashburton River without finding gold they rode
far north to Yeeda station on the Fitzroy River and waited two months for their
provisions to arrive by sea. They had already been a year away from Pine Creek
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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