Diamond Drill Plant in Cremorne, NSW 1896
Excerpt from an article titled Mining Industry, by W. H. J. Slee, Esq., F.G.S., Chief Inspector of Mines, &c. – published in “New South Wales: the mother colony of the Australias” (1896)
These precious stones are found in large quantities in the Bingara and the Inverell districts; but they are generally very small, which depreciates their market value. It is stated that the Bingara and Inverell diamonds are the hardest of all diamonds which reach the Amsterdam, London, or New York markets from any part of the globe. Diamonds have also been found in the Mudgee, Mittagong, and other districts.
Sapphires, rubies, topaz, garnets, and zircons, are plentiful in the stanniferous drifts of our tin-fields.
Provenance: “New South Wales: the mother colony of the Australias”. Frank Hutchinson, Edited by F. Hutchinson.
Author: Frank Hutchinson
Date of Publication: 1896
Publisher: C. Potter
Place of Publishing: Sydney
Copyright status: Out of copyright
Courtesy: The British Library