Norwegian Quartz Mining Company

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Norwegian Quartz Mining Company
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Town Ballarat
Known dates 1862

The Norwegian Quartz Mining Company was a gold mining company in Ballarat, <1862.

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The company operated a mine in Mount Pleasant, Ballarat.[1]

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In February 1862 the equipment of the company was offered for auction:

TUESDAY, 18th FEBRUARY, 12 o'clock sharp. To Mining Companies, Engineers and Others. Terms at Sale. Steam Engine. Stamping Battery, &c., &c. BY ORDER OF THE MORTGAGEE. JAMES BAKER will sell by public auction, at his rooms, Sturt street, Ballarat, on the above date, The PLANT of the NORWEGIAN QUARTZ MINING COMPANY, MOUNT PLEASANT, BALLARAT, Consisting of One steam engine of 15-horse power, diameter of cylinder 12 inches, length of stroke 2 feet 2 inches, one tubular boiler, 20 feet long by 5 feet diameter, together with all necessary fittings and conveniences for the proper and complete working of the same, as also one stamping battery consisting of three stamping boxes, three cam barrels and cams, one 5 inch shaft, one spur wheel and pinion with ratchet, four plummer blocks and bolts, twelve stamps, shanks, and heads, six bottoms, twelve tongs or lifters and wedges, one iron chimney stack, engine seat and foundation and framework of battery, one tank and pipes, all bolts in battery, hopper, and all and every appurtenance thereunto belonging. Terms at Sale. JAMES BAKER, Auctioneer, Ballarat. TUESDAY, 18th FEBRUARY.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1862 'Advertising', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 14 February, p. 3. , viewed 01 May 2019,

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