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East Coolgardie Goldfield

East Coolgardie Goldfield (kōōlgär´dē), Western Australia, SW Australia. It is the richest gold field in Australia. The chief mining center is the town of Kalgoorlie. Coolgardie, of little importance today, was the first gold-rush town in the area. Gold was discovered there in 1892.

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Coolgardie

Coolgardie, Australia: see East Coolgardie Goldfield; Kalgoorlie.

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