Stanley Gold Mining Company (Pitfield)

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Stanley Gold Mining Company
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Town Pitfield
Known dates 1865
Google maps -37.825474, 143.613011

The Stanley Gold Mining Company operated a mine at Pitfield, Victoria, <1865>.

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The company operated a mine south of Cape Clear, at Pitfield. The Victorian Heritage Database locates the mine at 37° 49' 27.5"S 143° 36' 55.1"E.[1]

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There was a report on progress at the mine in June 1865:

The Stanley Company is putting down a shaft 101 feet by 3 feet 10 inches in the clear, near the 220 feet bore. A beam engine of 70 horse power, by Key of Kirkaldy, is delivered on the ground, and a contract let for rivetting together the boiler plates. The cylinder is 31 inches in diameter, and is the largest yet brought into this part of the district.[2]

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  1. Stanley 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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