Goldfields Sentence Examples
As early as 1860 there had been disturbances of a serious character, and the Chinese were chased off the goldfields of New South Wales, serious riots occurring at Lambing Flat, on the Burrangong goldfield.
The Madibi goldfields are some 10 m.
Durban was soon thronged; and Pietermaritzburg, which was then practically the terminus of the Natal railway, was the base from which nearly all the expeditions to the goldfields were fitted out.
Two years later, in 1886, the Rand goldfields were proclaimed, and the tide of trade which had already set in with the Transvaal steadily increased.
Natal colonists were not merely the first in the field with the transport traffic to the new goldfields; they became some of the earliest proprietors of mines, and for several years many of the largest mining companies had their chief offices at Pietermaritzburg or Durban.Advertisement
Goldfields also exist in the Waterberg and on the western frontier in the Marico district (the Malmani fields).
The Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom goldfields, known also as the Western Rand, were proclaimed in 1887 and up to the close of 1908 had yielded 446,224 OZ.
Farther north, in the Zoutpansberg and on its spurs are the little-worked mines generally known as the Low Country goldfields.
There are extensive beds of good coal, including thick seams of steam coal near the Rand and other goldfields.
In 1886 the Rand goldfields, which had just been discovered, were proclaimed and Johannesburg was founded.Advertisement
Land went up in value, and farms, many of them at comparatively remote distances from the goldfields, were sold at enormously enhanced prices.
Among the regions not previously important as gold-producers which now contribute to the annual output, the most remarkable are the goldfields of South Africa (Transvaal and Rhodesia, the former of which were discovered in 1885).
The great increase during the few years preceding 1899 was due to the development of the goldfields of the North-Western Territory, especially British Columbia.
This increase was chiefly due to the exploitation of new goldfields.
Tamworth is the centre of several goldfields, at one of which, Bingera, diamonds are found.Advertisement
The goldfields are exploited with American capital, and yield a fair return.
In the latter part of the decade1850-1859the territories adjacent to California on the east, north and south were overrun by thousands of miners from the Sierra Nevada goldfields, and within a few years an extraordinary number of discoveries were made, some of which proved to be of great importance.
The goldfields of the Yukon, though still valuable, show a lessening production.
The Gork goldfields, which are visible from Koko Nor, are reported to have yielded to China considerable quantities of gold as lately as 1888.
These have been for the most part discoveries in alluvial deposits of the goldfields, and the stones were small.Advertisement
In Tasmania also diamonds have been found in the Corinna goldfields.
When in 1905 the rich silver area was found in northern Ontario, a rush was made to it, comparable to those to the Australian and Californian goldfields.
The port is an outlet for a wide area of pastoral country and for several goldfields, and has regular communication with all ports north and south by lines of steamers.
The town is the centre of the Ovens goldfields, and the district is mainly devoted to mining with both alluvial and reef working, but much of the land is under cultivation, yielding grain and fruit.
The opening up of the diamond mines at Kimberley (1870) followed (1886) by the discovery of the Witwatersrand goldfields completely revolutionized the economic situation and profoundly modified the history of the country.Advertisement
The goldfields of Minas Geraes in Brazil, discovered about 1693, brought a vast revenue in royalties to the Crown, which was thus enabled to govern without summoning the cortes to vote supply.
In 1837 the pasha himself visited the Sudan, going as far as Fazokl, where he inspected the goldfields.
The action ranges from rural Essex to London's prisons and convict hulks; from the wilds of British Columbia to the Australian goldfields.
The average annual product of India for the period 1886 to 1899 inclusive was £698,208, and its present annual product averages about 550,000 oz., or about £2,200,000, obtained almost wholly from the free-milling quartz veins of the Colar goldfields in Mysore, southern India.
This was the first of the many rich discoveries in the same district which have made Western Australia the chief gold-producer of the Australian group. In 1907 there were eighteen goldfields in the state, and it was estimated that over 30,000 miners were actively engaged in the search for gold.
The goldfields, situated in the north-western part of the country, are a continuation of the De Kaap (Barberton) fields.
Reports of rich discoveries attracted considerable attention in South Africa and Europe during 1904-1906, but experts, sent from the Transvaal, came to the conclusion that Madagascar would not become one of the rich goldfields of the world.
In the district, which is chiefly pastoral, there are several goldfields, with both alluvial and reef mining.