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Whereas the original book was almost entirely concerned with metal mining, the
discoveries of the 1960s — including oil and natural gas and phosphate —
widened the scope of the second edition. In this third edition a postscript
On old goldfields small holes and mounds of clay cover river flats like a vast
graveyard. Across the wide continent are living mines with nostalgic names,
Great Boulder, Hercules, Rum Jungle, and Nobles Nob. There are metal towns
that glow ...
GLOSSARY OF MINING TERMS AHuvial gold or tin : ranging in size from a
pinpoint to a small boulder, this metal lies amongst sand or clay or gravel.
Originally the metal was in the solid rock, but over the ages the rock eroded.
Nature in effect ...
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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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