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Victoria Gold Mine, Montacute, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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A gold mine.

Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., 1908, Record of The Mines of South Australia , 4th ed., states,
"This was probably the first gold mine worked in Australia"
and;
“What is believed to have been the first authentic discovery of gold in Australia, to which public attention was called, and from which actual mining operations resulted, was made in January, 1846 about 10 miles E. from the city of Adelaide; but although the precious metal has been found at many places over large areas, yet as a gold-producer South Australia ranks last of the States of the Commonwealth.”

For reference, H.Y.L. Brown. Was the Government Geologist of the time and is responsible for many publications that are still used today as references for historic mines and mineral locations.

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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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References

Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., 1908, Record of The Mines of South Australia , 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide.

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