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Eagle Hawk Gully was so rich that Commissioner Gilbert saw gold glittering on
the surface soil, so rich that the barrow road or no-man's strip between each
claim was coveted by all, and when one man left his claim in order to wheel away
There the lodes were phenomenally rich. They called this area the Golden Mile.
By the middle of 1898 six mines had each produced over a ton of gold, and
Kalgoorlie had passed Charters Towers as the nation's leading goldfield.
Although no ...
Australian money also went a few years later into the rich Emperor and Loloma
gold reefs in Fiji. Most of these adventures in the balmy tropics were highly
profitable, but investors waited in vain for the discovery of rich surface outcrops
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