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Prospecting for gold

Underground mining 1900-1972

Sons of Gwalia gold mine 1900-1960

Open cut mining

Corporate underground gold mining

In 1900 most of the largest gold mines in Western Australia were controlled by British shareholders who grew wealthy from dividends paid from their incredible production. Between 1895 and 1915 these mines produced 66 million pounds worth of gold, roughly 56% of all Western Australian output. Gold mining was big business. Company profits were massive, with production peaking in 1903.

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