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Coppr ore was discovered at Cadia (148.993E 33.443S) in eastern Australia in July 1851, and mining began nine years later. Falling copper prices closed the mine in 1867, and an attempt to resume mining in 1879 also failed. However, by 1914 the mine had been reopened for production of iron ore. After another pause, mining of iron ore resumed just before the Second World War, and production was around 700,000 tons per year in 1941.
Symonds (2004-1-31; accessed 2014-8-31)
Van Royen and Bowles (1952)
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