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Davidson, Allan A.

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Allan A. Davidson was a pioneering geologist who helped develop goldmining in Australia. He discovered that ore from the Kalgoorlie area, which was treated as waste, actually contained sizable amounts of useable gold. This led to the development of telluride processing in the Western Australian goldfields. Davidson discovered many other rich goldbearing belts across Australia and delivered some of his findings in the South Australian Parliamentary paper of 1905 Journal of Explorations in Central Australia. This has since been republished by the Friends of the State Library of South Australia (2005).

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Annette Alafaci
Created: 23 June 2005

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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