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His was possibly the first serious attempt in Victoria to mine quartz rock
systematically, and if he succeeded a more permanent form of mining would
quickly spread over the goldfields. When bullock teams hauled in his steam
engine he was ...
By sheer strength he made the holes deep enough to ram in the explosive that
shattered the rock. By the 1870s Bendigo miners were fracturing the rock more
easily by using, instead of black blasting powder, the dynamite invented by Alfred
Originally the metal was in the solid rock, but over the ages the rock eroded.
Nature in effect crushed the rock and the released mineral gravitated into
watercourses. Thus it was easy for a poor man to find and mine. Basalt: a tough
dark rock, ...
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