|Price||$ 35 ,000|
Own your own private gold prospecting lease right on the edge of Kalgoorlie township. Excellent access 7km from the heart of Kalgoorlie. Adjacent to the railway line from Perth-Kalgoorlie and 1.2km from the main highway (94). This is a rare opportunitity. I have a ~200 hectare prospecting lease with great potential, adjacent to the Navajo Chief gold mine operated by Norton Gold Fields. Good prospect for gold. Price $35,000 negotiable with a genuine buyer.
In January 1893, prospectors Patrick (Paddy) Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were travelling to Mount Youle when one of their horses cast a shoe. During the halt in their journey, the men noticed signs of gold in the area, and decided to stay put. On 17 June 1893, Hannan filed a Reward Claim, leading to hundreds of men swarming to the area in search of gold and Kalgoorlie, originally called Hannan's, was born.
The mining of gold, along with other metals such as nickel, has been a major industry in Kalgoorlie ever since, and today employs about one-quarter of Kalgoorlie's workforce and generates a significant proportion of its income. The concentrated area of large gold mines surrounding the original Hannan find is often referred to as the Golden Mile, and is considered by some to be the richest square mile of earth on the planet. The town's population was about 30,000 people in 1903 and began to grow into nearby Boulder.