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AUSTRALIAN

Sydney, September 23. Large numbers are flocking to Peak Hill diggings daily, and it is estimated that there are now fully 4000 men on the field. The depth of sinking is 130 feet m the prospectors claim, and there is about six feet of wr.sh-dirt. The width is at present unknown, but is supposed to be considerable. Seven ounces of gold have been picked up m wash-dirt m pieces averaging from a few pennyweights to three ounces. It is estimated that the wash-dirt will yield from 6toß oz per load The I country is pegged out for miles and a number of shafts will be bottomed during the week. It is expected that the value of the field will soon be settled,

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2525, 23 September 1890

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2525, 23 September 1890

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