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Standing on the piles of slippery clay at the top of the shafts he watched a team of
five men who dug 136 ounces of gold one day and 120 ounces the next, worth
possibly £4,000 measured in our money. He stooped to see one digger wash ...
At Mount Moliagul in 1869 a Cornishman named John Deason found an inch
below the surface of the ground a huge mass of gold which, melted of impurities,
weighed 2,284 ounces and was sold to a Dunolly bank for the princely sum of ...
Bayley recalled in his first recorded interview that he was rounding up horses
before breakfast when he saw a nugget weighing half an ounce. They gulped
breakfast and sought more nuggets. By dinnertime they had twenty ounces.
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