Nieuport Bains

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Of the professional miners in the 2nd Tunnelling Company many were from Victoria, a state which gained fame through its large goldfields. The Alluvial gold was found in the sand and gravel associated with a series of deep leads in towns such as Ballarat and Bendigo, The Victorian miners were therefor perfectly situated to tunnel into the loose sandy soil encountered on the Belgian Coast at Nieuport Bains.[1]

Also See

2nd Tunnelling Company

Battle Fields
  1. Finlayson, Damien, Crumps and Camophlets, Big Sky Publishing, N.S.W., p. 42.