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Aniseed Valley Copper
The discovery of an outcrop of copper ore in the upper Aniseed Valley by Fred Stratford in 1881 led to the development of an industry that saw a...Read more about "Aniseed Valley Copper"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Just how did a German geologist come to survey the Nelson region's mineral resources, gift a major mineral and fossil collection to the Nelson Institute and lay the...Read more about "Ferdinand Hochstetter (1829-1884)"...
Roding Valley waterworks
Since its official opening on the 30th October 1941, the Roding waterworks scheme has supplied water to both Nelson City and Richmond. The scheme consists of a low...Read more about "Roding Valley waterworks"...
Dun Mountain Railway
The Dun Mountain Railway was officially opened amidst great fanfare on Monday 3 February, 1862. From the port, across the city, the horse-drawn tramway then climbed from Brook Street...Read more about "Dun Mountain Railway (1862-1907)"...