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Mining Industries on the Monaro
Is a mine situated 17 miles W.S.W. of Cooma, and originally
attracted the attention of a party of Cornish miners, who in 1872 were working
at the Cootralantra Mine, four miles distant. After sinking about 40 feet, the
prospectors abandoned the mine, which was reopened in 1907 by Lowe and party.
Assays from a picked sample gave copper 13.95 per cent., gold 7 dwt. 15 grs.,
and silver 11 dwts. 23 grs. per ton. It was afterwards leased to Dr. Leighton
Jones, representing a Moss Vale Syndicate. Bulk samples of ore from the Mine
were hand-dressed up to:
(1) 7.7 per cent of Copper and 3 dwt. 7 grs. of gold per ton, and
(2) 6.15 per cent of copper and 3 dwt.of gold per ton.
Gegederick and Kyloe are by competent authorities said to be in the one belt.
Transcribed by Pattrick Mould in 2003, from the book "Back to Cooma' Celebrations" page 51