A workshop will have been vital for building and maintaining mining equipment such as the drainage wheels, flumes for washing tables, shuttering for aqueducts, crushing equipment and pit-props. Official mints would have produced gold coins , a key component of Roman currency .
Mining in Australia has long been a significant primary sector industry and contributor to the Australian economy by providing export income, royalty payments and employment. . Historically, mining booms have also encouraged population growth via immigration to Australia, particularly the gold rushes of the 185