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Friday, 1 February 2013


From the stats I have gleened it seems like your US government takes about 40% of your GDP in taxes as against 23.6% in Australia and we get annoyed, so I can see why your all totally annoyed about your government taxing policies. I must admit that I believe Australia must benefit from some of that tax grab and expenditure but 40% seems too high by far.
One solution for you young bucks who are not silicon valley types is to consider moving to Australia as I also promote St Arnaud Vic 3478 a western Victorian country town which during the 1860′s produced an estimated 360,000ozs of gold, most of which was derived from one large mine. The Lord Nelson mine produced an estimated 320,000ozs of gold to a maximum depth of 786m. Most of the other mines did not extend beyond 200m depth, and very little exploration has occurred at St Arnaud beneath 200m. And it was high grade per ton of dirt.
So I have self appointed myself as unofficial King, ambassador and immigration minister of the region to try entice new exploration and new residents to come live in this great little town. Mind you the town which never floods is surrounded by millions of acres of grazing pastoral holdings needing young new farmers to take over before others move in. So I hearterly invite interested parties to have a closer look on google and internet sites showing history of the town of approx 3000 people and every major Australian bank still has a branch in the town should tell you lots about the underlying prosperity in the town.We have farming and silo manufaturers needing new blood to take over and expand manufacturing. Why not, it Ted of Everything Attachments can do it why not in Australia….so if you getting sick of all the BS…. come right over and come and have a look see….
I’ll even give you a free room  for a week in one of our 112 year old hotel buildings in St Arnaud not modern. but sure high n dry. There is even a modern motel business for sale in Town …lots of opportunities for the positive thinkers and workers in the US of A and we speak the same language….
and have I forgotten, we even have the largest Turkey hatching, raising and Turkey bacon processing businesses in Australia located in St Arnaud in Victoria.

Mining History
With the discovery of alluvial gold at St Arnaud in 1855 the quartz reef outcropping source was quickly located. By 1860, 47 hard rock mines were in operation. Most of these initially closed at 60-90m in depth, due to either problems with handling the ground water or that sulphide-rich ores were encountered which could not be treated with the simple gravity technology used at that time.
As these mines, which were located on small leases, were closed in the late 1850’s and early 1860’s the leases were quickly consolidated into larger groups and reopened under new management when sufficient capital was raised to purchase the pumping equipment to support these larger claims. These new entities then produced until the sulphide content of the ores caused either closure or further amalgamation. Specialised sulphide treatment plants were established later and sulphide concentrates yielded up to 50g/t Au.
Several lines of reefs were worked and were known as the West Field, Bristol, New Chum, Nelson and East Field lines. The West and East Fields were of minor importance. The Bristol line was 1.5km in length and was worked to a maximum depth of between 90 and 240m in five mines. This line had the richest alluvials associated with it and the upper part of the Bristol mine produced at a similar grade and tonnage to the Lord Nelson mine further east.
The New Chum line was followed over a strike length of 750m and worked to a maximum depth of 240m in three mines. This line had four parallel reefs. The mines were reportedly closed due to the difficulty in treating sulphide ores.
The Nelson line produced the most gold and was worked over a strike length of 3.2km and to a maximum depth of 685m in the Lord Nelson Mine. In total, 21 mines were in production on the line. Individual reefs were worked over widths of between 0.75m to 7.3m. The Lord Nelson was the only mine to produce from sulphides ores below a depth of 120m. This mine produced from up to 10 parallel reefs over a period stretching from 1856 to 1916. This production came from a 240m strike length of reefs within one mining lease.