Story: Engineering

Phoenix gold mine, Bullendale

Building large mines required mechanical and civil engineering expertise, and used equipment made by manufacturing engineering companies. The Phoenix gold mine in Bullendale, Central Otago, was the first to add electrical engineering to the mix, constructing a hydroelectric station to power its quartz-crushing battery stampers.

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Reference: The handbook of New Zealand mines. Wellington: Government Printer, 1887

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Matthew Wright, 'Engineering - Engineering, 1900–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Matthew Wright, published 11 Mar 2010