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Caherglissane strikes…Lead! 1850

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The South Australian Register Thursday 27th June, 1850
The Galway Vindicator says:-

‘Considerable excitement prevails in the neighbourhood of Gort by the discovery of extensive lead mines at Caherglissane, containing a larger percentage of silver than the celebrated mines in South America, and far surpassing anything at present known in her Majesty’s British dominions. The quantity of ore raised in one week by that enterprising and energetic gentleman, Win. Collett, far surpassed anything before experienced, in Ireland,’

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B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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