Gibralter Hill

Gibralter Hill (also known as Gibraltar Hill) is a hill near Grahamstown, New South Wales, Australia.[1]

Gibralter Hill
Gibralter Hill
Location in NSW
Highest point
Elevation483 metres (1,585 ft)
Coordinates35°16′34″S 148°03′24″E

Gold mining

In one week in April, 1864, almost 550 ounces of gold were mined from Gibralter Hill, a yield of more than 58 ounces per ton of ore.[2] In 1893 the Gibraltar Gold Mining Company exhibited gold ore from the hill at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago yielding a net of 6 ounces of gold per ton.[3]

In 1894 the Gibraltar Hill Company took 656 tons of ore from the hill, which yielded 2090 ounces of gold.[4] In 1895 more than 1500 ounces of gold were mined from the hill by the Gibraltar Gold Mining Company, although by this time the yield was down to less than 5 ounces per ton of ore.[5]

See also

References

  1. "Gibralter Hill". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  2. Dicker's Mining Record, and Guide to the Gold Mines of Australia. 1864. p. 68. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  3. New South Wales. Commissioners for the World's Columbian exposition (1893). Catalogue of New South Wales exhibits. Charles Potter. p. 241. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  4. Journal of the New South Wales Parliament Legislative Council. 1894. p. 22. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  5. New South Wales. Dept. of Mines; Geological Survey of New South Wales (1895). Annual report - New South Wales Department of Mines. New South Wales Department of Mines. p. 75. Retrieved 3 November 2012.


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