The Gold Mines of the World

The Gold Mines of the World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: about this figure the maximum of production was reached. Some years more of profitable results may be expected from the 'Brilliant, ' 'Day Dawn, ' and 'Victoria' lines of reef, but after that several of the now best-producing mines will have been worked out, and I see no new mines likely to take their place. The 'Brilliant' line of reef, or rather the one payable chute 'Brilliant' on that reef, is the most valuable ore body at Charters Towers. This chute was never found near the surface, but was first worked in the Victory mine at a depth of 300 feet. From there it passed into the Brilliant, the deep level of the Victory; then into the Brilliant St. George, the deep level of the Brilliant; and now it has passed into the Brilliant Central and Brilliant Extended, which lie below the St. George. These mines contained the main run of the chute, but fringes of it were also found in the East Mexican, Brilliant Block. Brilliant Freeholds and Phtebe. A lot of good ore, too, was found in Kelly's Queen Block. I may state, in general terms, that all the payable ore has now been worked out in the Victory, East Mexican, Brilliant Freeholds, Brilliant Block, Phcebe, Kelly's Queen Block, and Brilliant. There is still a lot of unworked ore in the Brilliant St. George and Brilliant Central, and probably in the Brilliant Extended and Bonnie Dundee. At the lowest points where the chute has been explored, that is in the Brilliant Central and Brilliant Extended, it is about 2,200 feet deep--vertically. At this point the lode is strong and the value good. As the chute dips obliquely, and is well-defined in its course, it may be expected to enter the ground of the Bonnie Dundee, and perhaps, further on, the Columbia (Charters Towers), mines. There seems no reason why.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236556070
  • 9781236556073