Location 338
Location #338. Gold Mines.
Map 3



Cairnmuir Terrace.


Location #338. Gold Mines. Kawarau River, right bank. Cairnmuir terrace, between the confluence of the Bannockburn creek and the Robertshaw bridge (location #267).

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This area is now under Lake Dunstan

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1 1934 Various subsidized and unsubsidized miners. Details


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3166 1934 General notes. Seven claims are being worked by driving, and employee on average sixteen men. Four have been worked for a considerable time, chiefly by subsidized miners. They have recovered a fair amount of gold by following the narrow runs which are payable while they last. Three claims are in the prospecting stage. They are driving on the sandstone floor and under the Cairnmuir Flat. Most of the driving has to be close timbered, the ground being wet and loose in some claims.The work done on this are during the past two years has established the fact that there is a large area of ground that would yield good return if cheap water or power to pump it from the river was available. As a sluicing venture it has possibilities. Mining by driving and blocking has proved to be uneconomical even when tried by working parties with no overhead costs.
3167 1935-1939 General notes. Driving operations continued in this area by both subsidized and unsubsidized miners - with varying success.


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