Lalla Rookh Freehold Company

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Lalla Rookh Freehold Company
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Town Cape Clear
Known dates 1865
Google maps -37.799770, 143.611360

The Lalla Rookh Freehold Company operated a mine at Cape Clear, Victoria, <1865>.

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The company's mine was at Cape Clear, about 1.4kms south of the town, identified in the Victorian Heritage Database as being 37°47'59.2"S 143°36'40.9"E.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

The company's progress was reported in June 1865:

The Lalla Rookh shaft is standing at 100 feet deep, pending erection of machinery. Two boilers, 26 feet by 6½ feet, riveted together on the claim, are in position ready for the stonemasons. The poppet-heads are put up, and with those of the adjoining company stand out like beacons on the treeless plain. The bed-logs of the two engines are fine examples of timber work, being all squared and subjected to the finish of the jack-plane, and the bearings being built solid from the ground upwards. The pumping engine is 20¼ inch cylinder, 4 feet stroke; the winding engine 3 feet stroke, both being first-class of their kind. The shaft is sunk 100 feet to the west of a bore put down 150 feet without getting through the solid rock; Mr Boyd, the manager, reports that the contracts now let will be completed about the end of July.[2]

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  1. Lalla Rookh Freehold Co., Victorian Heritage Database,
  2. 1865 'SPRINGDALLAH, PITFIELD, AND BULLDOG MINING INTELLIGENCE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 29 June, p. 2. , viewed 24 Aug 2019,

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