East Coolgardie Goldfield
East Coolgardie Goldfield (kōlgärˈdē) [key], 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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