Saxton Shaft & Pump Station - Thames, North Island, New Zealand
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S 37° 07.952 E 175° 32.313
60H E 370188 N 5889425
Quick Description: Registered as a category II with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 7/9/2010 11:59:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM97KZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Saxon Mine Shaft building serves to protect a 415ft vertical old gold mining shaft. In 1889 this mine, the Saxon Shaft, was developed from the old Crown Princess shaft off Albert Street working gold-producing reefs which ran under the streets of the town. Seventy men were employed and in the first year obtained 7683 ounces of gold produced from 8200 tons of ore. In 1890, 8771 ounces were extracted from 14550 tons of ore.

Register Number

Registration Type
Historic Place - Category II

Waikato Region

Date Registered

City/District Council

* Thames-Coromandel District Council

Former Use

* Mineral Extraction and Processing - Mine Pumphouse
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 3/19/1986

Type of history commemorated (short description):
Mine Pumphouse

Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:

Year placed: 1889

Admission fees if any: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of operation:

Is it accessible to the general public:
Yes - only the exterior

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