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Hannan's Reward, and the copperfields of Burraga and Mount Elliott — and he
remained an optimist and even sentimental about mines, and he had the vision to
see that Mount Isa might prove rich. He got option to buy four hundred acres from
Their surface ore was so rich that it financed the mines, while Mount Isa had no
rich ore. Their deeper sulphide ore was half as rich again as Mount Isa's average
ore. They had built no township to house the miners whereas Mount Isa would ...
milkbars, richer lodes were being discovered far beneath the school- ground and
streets and oleander trees of Mount Isa itself. In the ten years after the dividends
began, Mount Isa Mines earned net profit of £21 million and £100 million of ...
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