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Monday 8 September 1913, The Sydney Morning Herald

HILLGROVE, Saturday.

A copper find is reported. It is almost 23 miles from Hillgrove, two miles from Hall’s Peak, and eight miles from the George’s Creek, Kempsey main road. The prospectors, two local miners, came on to it accidentally while shooting down the falls. They explored it, and were surprised at the size of the outcrop. They pegged out 40 acres. Two mates also pegged 40 acres. A practical miner who has had experience on the copper field visited the locality early this week, and describes the ore as being rich over a large area of country. It is a schist formation, and large gossan outcrops can be traced right through the leases already taken up. Samples of the ore have been brought in, and experts say they are of a high quality. Several experienced men are now out inspecting the find.

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