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At least half a million people set their tables with money from the mining and
smelting towns. This was the rich age of Australian mining, surpassing even the
1850s, which old men croaked could never be surpassed. Metal mining stirred
Inventors from New Zealand to California had long tried to mine the millions of
grains of gold that had eluded the crude appliances and burrowing of the
vanished legion of diggers. Some tried to dredge gold just as ships dredged the
silt of ...
In the ten years after the dividends began, Mount Isa Mines earned net profit of £
21 million and £100 million of revenue. High profit financed the search which the
company had long been too poor to make. The diamond drills soon pointed to ...
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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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