Dan O'Connell Alluvial Prospecting Company

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Dan O'Connell Alluvial Prospecting Company
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Town Mount Egerton
Known dates 1869

The Dan O'Connell Alluvial Prospecting Company was a gold mining company at Mount Egerton, <1869>.

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The company operated a mine on a claim about 4kms east of Mount Egerton.[1]

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Dan O'Connell Alluvial Prospecting Co., Mount Egerton.— The above named company's claim is situated about two and a half miles to the east of Mount Egerton. The shaft, which has been sinking for the last eight months, was bottomed this week on a fine slate bottom, with a dip of 3ft in the length of the shaft, at the depth of 145ft from the surface. Very encouraging prospects have been obtained in every dish tried in following down the dip. This company, which is a cooperative party, have encountered great difficulties in sinking the shaft, having struck the water at 50ft; the next 40ft was a very troublesome drift, but the water was the greatest obstacle in the way of getting down. The work was suspended on Thursday, pending the formation of the company under the Limited Liability Act.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1869 '(From this day's Ballarat Star.)', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 16 January, p. 3. , viewed 25 Dec 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244916085

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