Story: Geological exploration

Coromandel School of Mines

Coromandel School of Mines

This is a classroom at the Coromandel School of Mines, soon after it was opened in 1897. A lantern slide projector is at the centre front. Test tubes and chemicals on the left would have been used for the identification of minerals. Posters of geological features have been pinned to the walls.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 6 (PAColl-5932)
Reference: 1/2-C-023863; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - The New Zealand Geological Survey, 1865–1892', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006