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Australia: see East Coolgardie GoldfieldEast Coolgardie Goldfield
, Western Australia, SW Australia. It is the richest gold field in Australia. The chief mining center is the town of Kalgoorlie. Coolgardie, of little importance today, was the first gold-rush town in the area. Gold was discovered there in 1892.
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; KalgoorlieKalgoorlie
, town, Western Australia, SW Australia. Since 1989 part of the extensive city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (2016 pop. 30,059), 36,902 sq mi (95,575 sq km), it is the chief mining town of the state and the center of the East Coolgardie Goldfield.
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When I was in Coolgardie, Western Australia, in 1897, a barkeeper showed me a handsome piece of gold-quartz.
Located 4 km from Coolgardie, Western Australia, Three Mile Hill was opened in 1989 and by 1993/94 was producing 42,000 oz/y of gold.
Another company that is moving underground to mine narrow vein deposits is Coolgardie Gold NL at its property on the original Fly Flat, Coolgardie, Western Australia. Fly Flat was discovered by prospectors William Ford and Arthur Bailey in 1892 and was the discovery mainly responsible for sparking the gold rush that populated the Eastern Goldfields.