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Which of the following activities is performed at Coolgardie?
1. Coal mining
2. Copper mining
3. Gold mining
4. Forestry
5. None of the above/More than one of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Gold mining

The correct answer is Gold mining.

  • Gold mining activities are performed at Coolgardie.
  • Coolgardie:
    • Coolgardie town is in south-central Western Australia.
    • It was founded in 1892 with the discovery of quartz gold in the vicinity, which marked the beginning of a rush to the East Coolgardie field.
    • Known consecutively as Gnaralbine, Bayley’s Reward, and Fly Flat.
    • It was finally renamed Coolgardie, an Aboriginal term meaning “water hole,” “depression,” or “hollow surrounded with mulga trees.”
    • By the turn of the 20th century, it had a population of 15,000 to 20,000, but many soon left to work the more-productive Golden Mile of Kalgoorlie.
    • Coolgardie then became known as the “Old Camp.”
    • The Golden Eagle gold nugget, which weighed a record 1,136 troy ounces (35 kg), was found nearby, in what is now Larkinville, in 1931.
    • Although the town is now primarily a tourist attraction featuring deserted reminders of its gold-mining past, there has been some revival of mining activity in the area.

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