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Kalgoorlie(kălgo͝or`lē), 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. Gold was found at nearby Coolgardie in 1892; nickel is also mined. The Western Australia School of Mines (1902) was transferred (1903) from Coolgardie to Kalgoorlie.
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a city in the state of Western Australia, Commonwealth of Australia. Population, 21,000 (1971; including the city of Boulder).
Kalgoorlie is a railway junction. Gold is mined there, and there are deposits of nickel ores to the south (Kambalda).
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a city in Western Australia, adjoining the town of Boulder: a centre of the Coolgardie gold rushes of the early 1890s; declining gold resources superseded by the discovery of nickel ore in 1966. Pop.: 28 281 (including Boulder) (2001)
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