The Gold Fields of Victoria in 1862

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (343 pages)
Author: J. Patterson
Year: (1863) 2007
ISBN: 9781920978815
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

A comprehensive survey of the Victoria's goldfields in 1862 in response to "two questions ... then occupying a considerable share of public attention in the colony. The first was whether the older fields were showing signs of exhaustion; and the second was the social condition of the miners engaged upon them.

To quote further from the Preface:
The proprietors of The Argus determined to despatch a member of their staff, during the Parliamentary recess, to make the necessary inquiries ... The letters which follow contain the results of the writer's observations. They appeared in The Argus during the months of August, September, and October, 1862. ... A wish was generally expressed that the letters should be republished in a permanent form, more especially for circulation in England, as offering the latest reliable information on the subjects on which they treat. In deference to that wish, and by the kindly accorded permission of the proprietors of The Argus, they are now offered to the public.

The Rich Quartz Reefs of Inglewood
The Antimony Mines of M'Ivor
Tarnagulla and Poverty Reef
The Silver Mines of St. Arnaud
Bendigo (or Sandhurst)
The Whipstick
Maldon—Public Quartz Companies, and the Causes of their Failure
The Chinese on the Gold-fields
Unvisited Gold-fields
Bulla Bulla and its Kaolin
The Social Condition of the Miners
Characteristics of Auriferous Quartz
Method of Extracting Gold from Quartz
Water-Supply for the Gold-fields
Legislative Requirements of the Gold-fields
The Geological Maps of the Colony
Minerals and Metals other than Gold

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