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Slate deposit; Rich find near Walcha

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Saturday 1 November 1919, The Sydney Morning Herald

WALCHA, Friday.

Two gentlemen have been here during the week inspecting Mr. J. R. Stewart’s local slate quarry. After a careful examination, they expressed satisfaction with everything they saw. The slate deposit, which is in an arm of the Apsley River gorge, is considered the largest deposit in the Commonwealth, and tests of the material have proved it to be the best in the world for electrical purposes while for roofing it is equal to the Welsh slate.

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April 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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