Gold Discoveries Western Australia!

George Rehder

  From reading the historical literature it seems clear that the existence of gold in the state was known well before any of the official discoveries were announced. The information seems to have been deliberately suppressed by the government due to fears that people would abandon their usual employment and […]

Australian Mines

George Rehder 1

Australia is synonymous with gem quality opal and the Coober Ped Area is where it’s most prevalent. Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. The town is sometimes referred to as the “opal capital of the world” because of […]

Gold mining in Western Australia

George Rehder

Gold mining in Western Australia Position of Western Australia within Australia highlighted Location State Western Australia Country Australia Regulatory authority Authority Department of Mines and Petroleum Website Official website Production Commodity Gold Production 6.27 million troy ounces (195 tonnes) Value A$10 billion Employees 19,175 (2014-15) Year 2015-16 Gold mining in […]

Gold rushes by region

George Rehder 1

Australia and New Zealand Main article: Australian gold rushes Ballarat‘s tent city in the summer of 1853–54, oil painting from an original sketch by Eugene von Guerard Various gold rushes occurred in Australia over the second half of the 19th century. The most significant of these, although not the only […]

Bootu Creek mine fatality

George Rehder 1

Bootu Creek mine fatality A Mineworker has been buried at a the Bootu Creek Manganese mine The recovery of a miner entombed in a wall collapse at the Bootu Creek mine could take several days but the mine has vowed to keep operating despite the tragic circumstances. The NT Resources […]

Underground mining (hard rock)

George Rehder

Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals, usually those containing metals such as ore containing gold, silver, iron, copper, zinc, nickel, tin and lead, but also involves using the same techniques for excavating ores of gems such as diamonds or rubies. Soft […]

Gold discoveries in Australia, Timeline

George Rehder

Gold! History of discovery The first gold rush in Australia began in May 1851 after prospector Edward Hargraves claimed to have discovered payable gold near Orange, at a site he called Ophir. Hargraves had been to the Californian goldfields and had learned new gold prospecting techniques such as panning and […]

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