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.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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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 3 June 2023)

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