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Main Title: A new Bendigo : the story of the gold & silver mines of St. Arnaud / Ralph W. Birrell. Book Cover
Author: Birrell, Ralph W.
Imprint: Strathfieldsaye, Vic. : Ralph W. Birrell, 2008.
Collation: iii, 257 p., [16] p. of plates, 1 folded leaf : ill. (some col.), maps, ports ; 21 cm.
Summary: 1. The first five years of mining, 1855-1859 -- 2. Mining partnerships in the 1860s -- 3. Early company mining -- 4. Company development in the 1870s -- 5. The boom years of the 1880s -- 6. The unsuccessful mines, 1890-1916 -- 7. A successful mine, the Lord Nelson, 1890-1915 -- 8. After World War I -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Glossary of mining terms -- Appendix 2. Family stories.
Subject: Gold mines and mining
Silver mines and mining
St Arnaud (Vic.) (Dja Dja Wurrung Country)
ISBN: 9780646488448
Includes bibliographical references and index.
During the first rush to New Bendigo in 1855, alluvial mining was concentrated in the gully, and out onto the flat where the creek had deposited gold eroded from the reefs on the hills over millions of years. This alluvial was rich in gold averaging over 31 grams per tonne. In this history the emphasis is on the miners and mining investors how and where they raised capital to develop the mines and the production methods they used.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 994.58 SARN BIR Available