November 2001 by A.R. CameronThis is the first of a series of articles outlining prospecting in Australia for the visiting small prospector or miner. Whether you are just coming out for a holiday, stopping for a few months, or moving here permanently...
…there are loads of different copper minerals, but a large number of them form first in the ground as chalcopyrite and then through the effects of weathering are changed into other minerals like malachite, cuprite and chrysocolla.
The area was mined intermittently from around 1900 to 1915, but was also mined in the late 1800s, with a total output valued at about $100,000, which is around $9.5 million at the current gold price.
What goes into making a home? For starters, about 439 pounds of copper!
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Easing around the bedrock ledges and rock hopping, Terry and I came out into the open and were looking at a nice run of bedrock.
If you file for a waiver of any kind, except under the provisions of the Soldier's and Sailor's Relief Act, you must file either a notice of intent to hold or an affidavit of labor by the December 30th immediately following the September 1st waiver filing.
Q: I plan to be filing as the sole owner of the claim. How many claims can I file for and what would be the size of claim(s)?
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