Re­mem­ber when

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

GOLD IN THOSE HILLS: Gold was dis­cov­ered at Mt Sham­rock in Au­gust 1886, and 10 claims were taken up im­me­di­ately. The main work­ings at Mt Sham­rock con­sisted of an open-cut mine, which was taken to a depth of 76m (250 feet) and later in­ter­sected by drives. Over a 16year pe­riod, 34,500 tons of ore yielded gold to the value of al­most $500,000.

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