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'That Some Rich Lode Amongst These Hills is Waiting for us Yet': Balancing Mining and Environmental Concerns in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Journal of Australasian Mining History
Volume 7 (Sep 2009)

Abstract: This paper outlines the development of mining at the Barn Bluff and Pelion mining fields located in what is now the Cradle Mt-Lake St Clair National Park. Mining phases from the early 1890s until the end of World War II are delineated and analysed. Reasons for the demise of the fields, including the change in land status of the area, are given. The role of key figures, such as prospectors, mine managers, speculators and politicians, associated with the mines are identified and details of mining operations are provided. Tentative conclusions are drawn about the environmental impact of mining and its significance in the history of the national park.

To cite this article: Jetson, Tim. 'That Some Rich Lode Amongst These Hills is Waiting for us Yet': Balancing Mining and Environmental Concerns in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania [online]. Journal of Australasian Mining History, Vol. 7, Sep 2009: 39-59. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=210013200665193;res=IELENG> ISSN: 1448-4471. [cited 26 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Jetson, Tim; Source: Journal of Australasian Mining History, Vol. 7, Sep 2009: 39-59 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1448-4471 Subject: Mines and mineral resources; Natural resources--Management; History; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania

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