Ercildoun Company

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Ercildoun Company
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Town Mount Egerton
Known dates 1869

The Ercildoun Company was a gold mining company in Mount Egerton, Victoria, <1869>.

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The company operated a mine on a claim at Mount Egerton.[1]

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In January 1869 the company reported it had found payable gold:

Ercildoun Co., Egerton, — The contractors broke through the hard rock on Tuesday, and the ground became very soft. After passing through a layer of soft sandstone, paying quartz has come in from the east in a strong body.[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,

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