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Beaconsfield Mine, 1936

A BIG LIFT

From The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania – 22 February, 1936

A big lift was successfully carried out last week at the plant being erected at Beaconsfield for the treatment of the refractory dump acquired Messrs. Austin Friars Pty. Ltd. of Melbourne. The plant for the refractory dump is being installed by Messrs. Gray Bros., the interesting feature of which is that it extracts the gold from the wastage at the old Beaconsfield Gold Mine.

The firm of Messrs. Smedley, of 25 Trevallyn-road, Launceston, General Engineers, were the contractors for the assembling and erection of the steel chimney stack seen in this illustration. This was made up of three sections each 23ft. 6in. long. The weight of the stack is 14 tons, and its dimensions are 6ft. 6in. in diameter, and 70ft. high, and it stands on a concrete base 5ft. 6in. in height.