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Four Hundred Miles of Gold.

Tho latest sensation. in gold mining oirios f-oin America, and, looking tit it Jil!'>!"«:'!.".' it is.one calculated to fairly i :■<(.; ■.■lie'.':'breath'si way. Four hundred miles of.gold—tlio metal- sticking out in lumps on tlie sides of a gorge and in. nuggets numerous as,the pebbles on the river bank below—such is the story sot afloat by a rc-.vit pvplorinT expedition in the State <-f ,(.'<>!<>!\i(io. 'I'lii 1 locality of this marvellous find is the Grand Canon of the Colorado river.. This stupendous masterpiece of nature, fashioned in .primeval ages by tho hand of the Great Architect of the 1 Universe, lias long filled men's minds with wonder. Certain adventurous spirits have looked down;with.,awe from its cliffs on the water, 1 flowing thousands of feet beneath ; others helve scaled it almost ■perpendicular walls and shot its river rapids from end to end of the canon, but until now no one has had any conception of the treasures lying concealed in the vast solitude. Colonel Stanton, the leader of the party of miners who have prospected the Grand Canon, says in his report that the canon is filled with gold. Allowing for evident exaggeration and the usual aptitude of gold miners to create marvels where none exist, tho news from Colorado will make stir in tho world. The thirst ior gold/dormant at present for iwant of' fresh |fieldfe^irill beffcwakened.;, sMI, 'whether there Be truth 1 "of hot in tlie nows from Colorado, a rush of gold ininers will take place to the Grand Canon/""'lts solitudes will echo with the sound of minors'ipicks', 1' and! the silence which has reigned there from time immemorial willbe broken by tho voices of men, all straining and striving to outdo each other in the findingv v tlio precious metal. '

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Four Hundred Miles of Gold., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2452, 27 June 1890

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Four Hundred Miles of Gold. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2452, 27 June 1890

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