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60th Anniversary Plaque Golden Mile
60th Anniversary Plaque Golden Mile
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Plaque commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Telluride Minerals.

By the late 1890s Kalgoorlie`s rich alluvial gold deposits had been largely worked out. With the discovery of deep gold reefs and rich telluride minerals at nearby Boulder the age of the independent digger soon drew to a close. 1897 saw the Kalgoorlie Boulder gold fields riding the crest of an investment wave largely financed by British speculators. The stage was set for the creation of a highly capitalised modern gold mining industry. Literally hundreds of companies were floated, fortunes were won and lost, and for many years Kalgoorlie`s metallurgists led the world in developing commercial treatments of gold bearing ores. By 1902 deep underground mining of gold leads had become the norm with the Great Boulder Mine continuing to discover payable gold 1500 feet below the surface. Later Boulder Mining leases came to be known as "The Golden Mile" and by all accounts this area contained the richest square mile of gold reserves in the world.

Location

Address:Hainault Road, Super Pit, Kalgoorlie, 6430
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.778889
Long: 121.498333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd June, 1956
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE AND OBELISK
WERE ERECTED ON THE OCCASION
OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE

DISCOVERY OF TELLURIDE MINERALS
ON THE GOLDEN MILE
FIRST RECORDED BY A.J.HOLROYD
ON "BLOCK 45" (LEASE 6e)
1 JUNE 1896


UNVEILED        A CRUICKSHANK , J.P. CHM.
2 JUNE 1956    KALGOORLIE ROAD BOARD

THIS PLAQUE WAS REMOVED FROM THE MEMORIAL SITE BY KGM IN 1991
PRIOR TO THE BLOCK 45 SHAFT BEING ENGULFED BY THE SUPERPIT
IT HAS BEEN REERECTED HERE ON BEHALF OF THE EASTERN
GOLDFIELDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

Source: MA
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