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Broken Hill, New South Wales

Nature volume 113, pages 697698 (10 May 1924) | Download Citation



THE Broken Hill mining district, New South Wales, has long presented many problems of excep tional interest. It is perhaps the most important lead and zinc mining district in the world; the value of the minerals raised in the district is said to exceed 111,500,000?., approximately one-fourth of which has been paid in dividends. The greater part of this has been derived from one line of lode only, the Broken Hill Lode, j,\ miles in length, which has yielded about 32 million tons of ore, whilst the ore reserves exceed another 13 million tons. The geology of the district and the nature of the lode itself have both given rise to numerous disciissions and differences of opinion among geologists.

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