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Post  BRUNO C on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:45 pm

Has anyone read this book? What do you think of the information provided in it? Let me know.

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Post  trianglemal on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:56 am

Hi Bruno...I am only new to to the field of prospecting and the two most important aspects in my approach has been to conduct the best investigation and research that I can and also seek advice from successful prospectors. Those same prospectors that I speak to all own a copy of this book by Brough Smyth. Without exception they all treasure their own copies. Needless to say I recently purchased my (as new) 1980 reprint online from book dealer in NZ for the princely sum of around 200 bucks. In my opinion the book is a great read and contains some excellent drawings, maps and plans. The historical value of this book regarding the Victorian Goldfields is unique in my opinion and is required reading for the student of gold prospecting. If you aren't aware of any of the contents of this book then let me know and I will send you a PM with some of the details

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Post  BRUNO C on Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:01 pm

Hi mal I picked up a copy yesterday and it was a great read. I was intrested in others who have read the book and their thoughts - it answered a lot of questions as the way gold was deposited over the landscape and the inpact of erosion over thousans of years.

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I have a copy of this book for sale.

Post  adzy on Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:24 pm

BOOK FOR SALE(SOLD SOLD SOLD)

The Goldfields and Mineral Districts of Victoria

Author: R Brough Smith
First published and released in 1857

Hardcover copy, this book is in excellent condition.

This is a very collectable, rare & unique book of potentially great value to any serious prospector or collector.

Reprint Edition; 644 pages, 77 illustrations, 7 fold out maps,
appendices, original brown hardcover, title lettered in gilt on spine.
(Victoria), Queensberry Hill Press, 1980.



Make me a fair offer and pick up or can deliver if local - im located near Geelong.
Or
Extra $10 to post within Victoria.


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Post  fabphil on Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:05 pm

gday mate what will you take

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Post  Kon61gold on Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:29 pm

Members take note. There are rules governing the Items Wanted/For Sale section. 10 contributory posts are required by all/any member, prior to advertising an Item as wanted to buy or for sale.

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Post  adzy on Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:17 pm

Sold now anyway. Thankyou

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Post  Jen on Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:57 pm

adzy wrote:Sold now anyway. Thankyou

Thankyou again

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Post  RegolithRick on Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:00 pm

If this link works you should be able to read the book online.
https://archive.org/stream/goldfieldsandmi00smytgoog#page/n6/mode/2up

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Post  Jen on Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:55 pm

RegolithRick wrote:If this link works you should be able to read the book online.
https://archive.org/stream/goldfieldsandmi00smytgoog#page/n6/mode/2up

THANKYOU for the link... its works fine for me, awesome Very Happy

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