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Biographical entry Calvert, John (1814 - 1897)

Born
1814
St Winnow, Cornwall, England
Died
1897
Occupation
Mineralogist

Summary

John Calvert prospected in Australia at various times and reputedly found gold. He was regarded by some as a 'romancer'.

Details

Born St Winnow, Cornwall, England, 1814. Died 1897. Prospected NSW 1831-34, went to Peru, then returned to Australia, where he prospected NSW, SA and WA, returned to England, back to NSW 1848-49, returned to England reputedly with ton of gold, visited Australia 1890. Responsible for many publications.

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