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Port Pirie was one town thriving on Broken Hill's wealth. Second largest town in
South Australia, it smelted lead concentrate from the Broken Hill Proprietary and
several smaller mines. The comet tail of black or white smoke from its chimneys ...
The iron ports ran from Geraldton on the Indian Ocean to Darwin on the Timor
Sea; they extended from a port so far south that it shipped wheat, to a port so far
north that it shipped crocodile skins and pearl shell. Iron ore was shipped 4,000 ...
213, 217 Pilbara (W.A.): goldfield, 168-71, 172; iron ore field, 349-51, 356 Pine
Creek (N.T.), 88, 90-6, 162, 314 Pinnacles, The (N.S.W.), 139-40, 142 Pipeclay (
N.S.W.), 85-6 Poole, James, damsinker, 143, 144, 145, 146 Port Augusta, 105, ...
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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
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