Sons of Gwalia & Herbert Hoover
July 2002 by Jim FosterThe Sons of Gwalia mine is situated in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. It was found by a group of Welsh prospectors in 1896. Gwalia simply means Wales; hence, it was Sons of Gwalia who found the mine.
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In these types of cases I tend to listen to what my metal detector is telling me. The machine was very quiet, suggesting my initial impressions were right about the ground make up.
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