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their leases, but no offer came from the promoters who were feted in Silverton.
Charles Smith Wilkinson, government geologist, visited Silverton in July 1884
and, sparing only half an hour at Broken Hill, was not quite sure what to think of
The long boomerang of a lode dipped deeper into the earth to the south and
north of the Proprietary leases, and the companies at the remote ends had to sink
deep before they found massive ore. They lacked oxidized ore — the surface gilt
He hurried to Mount Isa and signed with sweating hand options to buy lead
leases from Arthur Campbell the cattleman. Old William Orr, who had floated
more good copper companies than any other Australian, bought leases and
floated his ...
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