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Two in The Bush Mine, Woodside
Title : Two in The Bush Mine, Woodside Two in The Bush Mine, Woodside
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Source : B 6262
Date of creation : ca. 1880
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 209 x 159 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Two in The Bush Mine, Woodside.

The first recorded production of gold in South Australia was in 1846 from the Victoria Mine, 18 km northeast of Adelaide. The history of subsequent discoveries is characterised by short periods of high production which had a significant effect on population movements during the development years of the State.

The Woodside Goldfield has a recorded production of ~933 kg from 1881 to 1938. Gold occurred in quartz-sulphide reefs within Umberatana Group quartzite and schist over a distance of ~3 km. Sulphide minerals included pyrite, arsenopyrite, galena and chalcopyrite. The major mines were Bird-in-Hand, New Era and Eureka. The goldfield was found by the discovery of alluvial gold which continued to be a minor producer in the area.

Content above is from PIRSA minerals: Gold

Coverage year : 1880
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Woodside
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :

Annear, Robyn Nothing but Gold Melbourne : Text Publishing, 1999

Austin, JB The mines of South Australia : including also an account of the smelting works in that colony, together with a brief description of the country and incidents of travel in the bush Adelaide 1863

Blake, LJ Gold escort Melbourne : Hawthorn Press, 1971

Hocking, G Gold: a pictorial history of the Australian gold rush, Rowville, Vic: Five Mile Press, 2006, c2000

Kwan, Elizabeth Living in South Australia: a social history, Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

Stone, DI Life on the Australian goldfields Carlton, Vic. ; [Sydney] : Methuen of Australia, [1976]

Internet links :

Egold - electronic encyclopaedia of Gold in Australia Teetulpa

SA Memory, Did you know? South Australiana, Mining

The Australian gold rush : stories from Australia's culture and recreation portal

SA Memory, A rich tapestry : South Australian communities Effect of Victorian gold rush on South Australia

State Library of South Australia Mines and mineral resources

PIRSA SA Earth Resources Info sheet M19: shows SA deposits with map



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