TO SOME Aldershot chronicle personals the good folk living at Aldershot, 10km north of Maryborough, the thought of having a coal mine on their doorstep is out of the question. To many the area's coal mining industry should be left in the past. But Aldershot owes it very existence to the rich coal fields and to the smelting works that was established.
To see why, we need to go back in time, to the mids.
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It was well known that the Wide Bay Burnett region held large quantities of high grade ores. The problem was the ore - principally gold - was available only to a certain depth when the refractory ore would make its appearance.
Refractory ore is naturally resistant to standard gold recovery methods, and it became almost impossible to extract the 500 sex Gillingham metal with the type of equipment that was available on the goldfields. It seemed clear Aldershot chronicle personals mine operators that if a smelter could be built within a reasonable distance, then the profitability, and therefore the viability, Aldershot chronicle personals their mines would be greatly enhanced.
And so in July in London, a group of influential colonists formed the Queensland Smelting Company.
One of the group was Mr R B B Clayton, former owner of Alpha Plantation near Maryborough, who was well aware for the need of a smelting works in the region. The capital of the Swingers Warrington on was made up of 80, shares at one pound a Adult search Lisburn escorts, a sizable figure in those days.
To feed the furnaces a large amount of coal would be needed and it was known Aldershot chronicle personals such a deposit existed in the Howard region. This, combined with the railway infrastructure which was already in place, made the Maryborough area appealing to the directors. Other companies were also considering building a smelting works in the region so it was with some urgency that the first managing director of the company, Mr Francis Gill was dispatched to Maryborough with the intention of purchasing land for the smelting works.
Mr Gill arrived in Maryborough with little fanfare in January and set about selecting a suitable site. After inspecting several areas Mr Gill settled on a site of some hectares on the banks of Saltwater Creek, 10km north of Maryborough. Several bores were dug and a large quantity of good quality coking coal was found a short time later.
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