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At first the diggings were chiefly along the rivers.
On the discovery of the "dry diggings" at Kimberley, the majority of the diggers removed thither.
The yield reached its lowest point in 1899, but subsequently increased through the application of improved machinery, while the tailings of the old diggings were treated by the cyanide process with profitable results.
Both these were found; in the river diggings.
The first discovery of gold in mining quantities was made by Hargraves in 1851, at the junction of Lewis Ponds and Summerhill Creek, in what was called the Ophir Diggings, near Bathurst.