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Alluvial mining near Armidale.

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Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 – 1904), Thursday 29 June 1893

ALLUVIAL MINING NEAR ARMIDALE.

The latest information to hand with regard to the alluvial mining north of this place (says the Hillgrove Guardian) is quite satisfactory enough to bear out what appeared in our columns just about a month ago ; there is safe tucker to be made at any time. Saunders, Prowl, and Jones are still working away in Cameron’s Creek, and driving through some good wash in search of the main lode.

The two young men reported previously as working in Log Hut Gully are still fossicking and doing fairly well, Hetherington, Reid, and Croke have cleared out an old shaft in the gully, and have bottomed on good tucker wash; they in tend to hole through into Lardner’s ground now left, and will use it for stowing their headings, and then continue on the lode.

Two young men, on the strength of good reports, have gone fossicking ; they are working on 11ft. of wash near Faint’s old sawmill, on the junction of the right and left hand tracks at the head of the gully, but have not bottomed yet. Another party is fossicking about, can get plenty of colors, but has not yet decided where to pitch in.

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April 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

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