Little Bendigo

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Also known as Nerrina.

Contents

Etymology

History

Late in the year 1855 Hough and party sunk a large shaft or hole in the cap of a reef to a depth of 10 feet, and the quartz taken thereout yielded over 500 oxs. of gold. Several very rich specimens were found, containing from 20 ozs to 30 ozs. of gold, embedded in quartz. At the commencement, crushing it with hammers, washed off i tubs and in dishes, but after a time they erected a crushing machine, consisting of a flat sheet of perforated iron. The stone worked by a horse much as a whim is worked. The quartz was lain on the sheet of iron, and as the stone passing over it reduced it the pulverised quartz passed through the holes in the iron into a receiver, and was then washed off, but no regular quartz mining appears to have been done in this locality until 1858. [1]

Governance

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

Hotels

List of hotels in Little Bendigo


See also

Gold Ore Mining

Eureka Jennings Co.

Monte Christo Co.

Notes

  1. Brough Smith, R., Mining & Mineral Statistics, Victorian Exhibition, Melbourne, 1872, p. 54.


References


Further reading

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--Beth Kicinski 09:38, 29 August 2013 (EST)

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