The Coolgardie Goldfields, Western Australia

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 32 pages
Author: W. Nicholas
Year: (1895) 2007
ISBN: 0859054020
Other: b&w photo, maps, appendix, index
Publisher: Hesperian Press

Born in Penzance, Cornwall, England, Professor William Nicholas came to Australia in 1859 and joined his brother who was a senior inspector of mines in Victoria. However when the Coolgardie goldfield in Western Australia he headed west.

For about ten years he was connected with various English mining companies, including being manager of the Burbanks goldmine in Western Australia.

This publication which was originally published in 1895, as an idiosyncratic pamphlet was written to advise prospectors as to the geology and conditions of the new fields.

1. Geographical Position
2. Extent of Goldfields
3. Desert
4. Contour
5. Prospectors
6. Climate
7. Timber
8. Water Supply
9. Dust
10. Rocks and Quartz Reefs
11. Minerals in Reefs
12. Reef "Formations"
13. Outcrops of Reefs
14. Forms of Reefs
15. Strikes of Reefs
16. Underlies of Reefs
17. Shoots of Gold
18. Quality of Gold
19. Nuggets of Gold in Quartz
20. Alluvial Gold-Mining
21. Twisted Reefs
22. Granitic Veins
23. Faults of Reefs, etc.
24. Hannah's (Calgoorlie) Goldfield
25. White Feather Goldfield
26. Broad Arrow Goldfield
27. Bardock's (Nigger's) Goldfield
28. Black Flag Goldfield
29. Limestone
30. Camels and Bicycles
31. Payable Quartz
Appendix: Exports of Gold from Wesern Australia 1888-1894

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