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Above and Below - The South Australian Department of Mines and Energy, 1944 to 1994; O'Neil, B.J. 1995
Above and Below is the product of a two-fold proposal of the Department of Mines and Energy to publish a continuation of its history in the period since 1944, and to have this history recorded from a perspective outside the Department. Together with its predecessor, In Search of Mineral Wealth, this book is a recognition of the importance of the mining and petroleum industries to South Australia and of the wealth and material prosperity they have generated in and for the State. In describing the Department's evolution since 1944, the author has placed special emphasis on the people who have worked in, or were associated with, the Department. This focus on people from the bottom to the top of the Department is reflected in the title, Above and Below. A second reference relates to the gradual assertion by the South Australian government of official control over all minerals above and below the surface of the earth in the State, and in the administration of its mining activity. Thirdly, the Department has been responsible for a wide range of activities conducted above and below the surface, the most recent manifestation of which is the South Australian Exploration Initiative, a leading technology-driven programme in which extensive aerial magnetic and radiometric surveys have been undertaken above the landscape to aid in interpreting what might lie hidden at the depth of unweathered basement below the ground. This approach is the way of the future. Directly reading the rocks will still remain important in the search for new evidence of untapped mineral deposits, but the discovery of major orebodies from surface outcrops appears now to be largely a thing of the past, since scrutiny at ground level has been thorough in the closer settled parts of South Australia.
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Cornish Mining Heritage; Johns, R.K. 1986
In South Australia, early mining methods, haulage and processing of ore and pumping of water from mines such as Glen Osmond, Montacute, Burra, Kapunda and Wallaroo Moonta, were based on Cornish technology. Observations are presented, based on visit to Cornwall in 1985, to study the contemporary mining scene and inspect sites of formerly famous mining operations. Consideration is given on how such archaeological relics in SA might be recognized, interpreted and preserved for educational, historical and tourist purposes.
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Cornish Beam Engines in South Australian Mines, 2nd Edition; Drew, G.J.; Connell, J.E. 2012 (reprinted version)
This book was first published in 1993 in response to the interest in South Australia's mining heritage created by the State's Jubilee 150 in 1986. This second edition includes a section on the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and the concept of a transnational serial listing of other Cornish mining landscapes across the world. New plans have also been added following further research and conservation work at several sites. Cornish miners and engineers played a central role in the early development of the South Australia's mining industry and it was therefore natural that Cornish machinery and mining methods were adopted. The successful mining of copper would not have been possible without Cornish beam engines, which drained mines, raised ore, and powered crushing and concentrating machinery. This revised and updated publication presents a thoroughly researched historical review from a SA perspective that includes engineering aspects and practices of a mining era that had such a profound impact on the State's development.
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Corridors Through Time. The geology of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia; Selby, J. 1990 (reprinted version)
This book tells the story of the geological history of the Flinders Ranges and includes numerous spectacular photographs, the ancient environments and life forms, the forces which built the mountain chain and the processes which have shaped what is now one of the world's great geological monuments.
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In Search of Mineral Wealth - The South Australian Geological Survey and Department of Mines to 1944; O'Neil, B.J. 1982
Mining operations, highly unstable and unpredictable ventures, have on occasion provided a sense of stability to South Australia and its economy. Indeed, the history of European settlement is intricately linked to the fluctuating fortunes of the mining industry. The appointment of the first Government Geologist, Henry Yorke Lyell Brown, on 1 December 1882 was made during a period of drought and depression in the Colony. The establishment of the Department of Mines in 1894 occurred under similar circumstances. Both measures were intended to assist private industry in the exploitation of mineral and water resources and thereby to ensure that the people of South Australia acquired some benefits. This historical research work: In Search of Mineral Wealth was commissioned by the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy to mark its approaching centenary in 1982, and was written by Bernard O'Neil as his thesis contribution to a Master of Arts degree from the Department of History at the University of Adelaide. Its first two chapters, covering the period between 1836 and 1882, concentrate on the politics of the time and outline the interaction of the Government and private enterprise in the mining industry. The following four chapters describe the operations of the Geological Survey and Department of Mines until 1911; attention is focussed on the activities of H.Y.L. Brown who became a legend in his lifetime. The final four chapters canvass the functions of the Department under the leadership of L. Keith Ward and also relate the development of mineral deposits, including uranium, coal, copper, iron and gold, and the petroleum and water resources of the State.
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Iron Ore in South Australia Commodity Review 8, 2000 (reprinted version)
The iron-rich rocks of South Australia have been classified into six deposit types - residual, chemical sedimentary iron formations, Fe-skarn and, of lesser significance, hydrothermal, clastic and magmatic. Production has been overwhelmingly from high-grade residual deposits located in the Middle back Range, northern Eyre Peninsula.
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Mine and Quarry Rehabilitation in South Australia; Selby, J.; Hiern, M.N. 1985 (reprinted version)
This colourful publication, prepared with the assistance of the local extractive and commercial minerals industry, depicts how current South Australian surface mines and quarries are being designed to acceptable environmental standards. A readily seen example, the ongoing rehabilitation of Stonyfell quarry, illustrates the progress being made in redesigning Adelaide's Hills Face Zone quarries. Examples of the uses to which abandoned operations can be put are given. Illustrations, photographs and simple diagrams with brief captions enhance this publication, which is ideal for publicity purposes.
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Mineral Resources of the Adelaide Geosyncline; Johns, R.K; Morris, B.J; Horn, C.M; Robertson, R.S; Flint, D.J; McCallum, W.S; Scott, D.C.; Keeling, J.L; Pain, A.M; Young, D.A; Gravestock, D.I; Smith, P.C; Gerdes, L.A. 1988
This publication has been compiled from a display prepared for the launch of SADME Bulletin 53, held at the Australian Mineral Foundation on 7 December 1987. The importance and diversity of commodities found in the Geosyncline are highlighted in the geological maps, text and photographs in order to stimulate new interest in mineral exploration across this complex and exciting geological province
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Minerals of the Burra Mine, South Australia; Grguric, B.; Pring, A.; Drew, G. 1995
Burra, discovered in 1845, was Australia's first great mine, and at the time was one of the largest and richest in the world, producing nearly 5% of the total world output of copper. Today the mine is still famous for the beautiful specimens of bright green malachite and blue azurite which adorn the exhibitions of the world's leading mineralogical museums. This handbook gives a brief history of the mine, describes the geology of the copper deposit and details the minerals that have been found in it
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Mining in South Australia - A Pictorial History; Drexel, J.F. 1982
In recognition of the centenary of Henry Yorke Lyell Brown's appointment as the first Government Geologist for South Australia, and the foundation of the Department of Mines and Energy, aspects of South Australia's colourful and vital mining and mineral processing history are presented in this volume through an assembly, with complementary text, of nearly 400 archival photographs, many of which have not been published previously. The local mining industry has had a profound influence on the economic development of South Australia: on immigration, notably from Cornwall and Wales; on infrastructure, through growth of the City of Adelaide and of the towns serving the mining communities; in improved communications, ports and railways; in provision of capital for investment in other enterprises, as at Broken Hill; for the promotion of education, notably the University of Adelaide; and in development of social character. This book comprises 25 chapters based on a diversity of metals and minerals including copper, gold, uranium and opal, non-metallic and industrial minerals, and building materials, including dimension stone, slate, aggregate, clay and shale. Its scope embraces the small as well as large mining ventures of the State, from early silver and lead discoveries, through copper and gold, to Cooper Basin petroleum development and the exploration of the Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium deposit on Roxby Downs Station.
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Silver and a Trace of Gold - A History of the Aclare Mine; Chilman, J.K. 1982
After placing the Aclare mine within its setting in the early mining history of the Kanmantoo and Callington districts, this historical account ranges widely, for the problems encountered during Aclare's period of operation plus the vicissitudes of its unfortunate entanglement with the Kangarilla mine are representative of, and throw light upon, many aspects of South Australian mining during the 19th century. This study pioneers industrial archaeology in South Australian mining history, and in compliance with the author's brief under Australian Heritage Commission funding, it records the historic mining relics still remaining in the area. But it also takes a personal look at the people concerned with the mines. As far as possible the author has avoided intruding into their story and has let them tell it in their own way by quoting them directly or by using the phraseology of their letters, diaries, reports and official records. They speak from personal involvement and show that, apart from technological advances, many things have not changed at all.
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South Australia's Mining Heritage; Selby, J.; Whitehead, J.H.; Dickinson, S.B.; Connell, J.E.; Hart, E.K.; Drew, G.J.; Horn, C.M.; Fradd, W.P.; Cumming, D.A.; Faull, J.; Mussared, P.; Carthew, B.; Carthew, S.J.; McCarthy, J.P. 1987
A compilation of expert-written articles on all aspects of SA mining history, most of which were presented as papers at the first Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Seminar on Mining Heritage held in Adelaide on 25 March 1986. Compiled jointly with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Included histories and technical articles are indexed separately.
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Stratigraphy, Palaeontology, Malacology - Papers in honour of Dr Nell Ludbrook; Lindsay, J.M. 1985
This Ludbrook Honour Volume, containing twenty-four scientific papers by Australian and overseas authors, has been compiled as a tribute to the work of Dr Ludbrook in the field of palaeontology. Nell joined SADM in 1952, where she worked until retirement in 1967. Since then she has been retained by the Department as a consultant in palaeontology. Her 1984 publication - Quaternary Molluscs in South Australia - (SADME Handbook no. 9) - is recognised as one of the finest publications of its type. A majority of the papers presented here deal with systematic palaeontology of the kind promoted by Dr Ludbrook in her work, and serve to reflect the relationship between accurate taxonomy and its increasingly valuable applications in biostratigraphy. The Honour Volume has been printed with both colour and black duotone specimen photographs to enhance the excellent papers and help produce a quality publication.
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