by Alex Palmer
ISBN 0-85905-466-7, (2002, R 2009), 84pp, illust., 125g
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Yerilla, relatively unheard of for its gold production between 1895 and the present, is renowned world wide among the gemstone fraternity for its ‘green gold’.
Chrysoprase (‘green gold’) the most valuable gemstone of the quartz family has been mined there for forty years. Few however, until now, have been aware of the machinations and intrigue that have been associated with its extraction.
Yerilla covers the history of this eastern goldfields area (east of Menzies) from the gold rush of the 1890s to the present time.