Story: Canterbury places

Remains of a coal mine (2nd of 2)

Remains of a coal mine

This old coal mine, along with rusting equipment, is at Mt Somers. Coal, building stone, silica sand and lime were once mined in the area.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Mid-Canterbury Plains', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015