Kōrero: Rock, limestone and clay

Asbestos prospecting camp

Asbestos prospecting camp

In the early 1970s asbestos prospectors camped near the Pyke River, at the base of Red Mountain in South Westland. Helicopters serviced the camp while the prospectors worked higher up the slopes. Although they found asbestos, the quality was too low and the location was too remote for mining to be feasible.The area is now part of Mount Aspiring National Park.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Private collection
Photograph by Simon Nathan

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Other minerals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5266/asbestos-prospecting-camp (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006