Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Tin mining: tailings (2nd of 3)

Tin mining: tailings

Tailings – the rock and gravel excavated and dumped in the course of mining for tin – could still be seen in parts of the Tin Range more than 70 years after mining was abandoned in the 1930s.

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - History and society since the 1850s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37636/tin-mining-tailings (accessed 25 June 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 13 May 2015