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Significantly all but a few of Australia's main metal fields were opened during, or
soon after, recessions. Men who retreated from Mount Browne in 1882 found the
silver- field in the Barrier Ranges stirring again. At Thackaringa men turned ...
At The Pinnacles a Melbourne company built small furnaces and employed a
manager who not only ran mine and smelter, but helped unload the firewood; for
all their optimism the small silver companies were wary of experts. W. H.
When stout brokers in frock coats entered the Melbourne exchange at the start of
1888 they heard a slightly hysterical sound when the list of silver shares was
read. Messengers hurried in with bundles of telegrams from all over Australia,
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