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Diamond Mining at Boggy Camp.

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Diamond Mining at Boggy Camp, near Inverell.

Friday 11 September 1896, The Sydney Morning Herald

During the present month the purchase money,
£4750, will be paid for Messrs. Dasey and Aitken's
diamond mine at Boggy Camp. The property has    
been acquired by an English syndicate, but the
original proprietors retain 10,000 shares. The Messrs    
Skippen, holding tribute ground at Boggy Camp,
made a sensational find of diamonds yesterday,
obtaining 1089 diamonds from four wheelbarrow  
loads of dirt.

Saturday 6 March 1897, The Sydney Morning Herald

Brown and party, of the Bunker claim, Auburn  
Vale, have sold 100 carats diamonds at 6s 3d per  
carat, the result of one month's work for two men.  
Graham and party, of Boggy Camp have struck  
wash 4ft. thick. The prospect is 10 diamonds to  
one dish of dirt. A quantity of wash is at grass.

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April 10, 2010 at 6:06 am

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