Location 501
Location #501 - Coal Mine - Cooper
Map 3



Kawarau River


Location #501 - Coal Mine - Cooper Northern bank of the Kawarau River, some distance below the Bannockburn bridge (700m?)

Still Standing


All workings are now under Lake Dunstan

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1 1894 John Cooper (1) Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3565 1894 John Cooper opened up his mine. In June 1894, John Cooper opened up a mine on the northern bank of the Kawarau River, the site being approx 700m below where the current Bannockburn bridge is located. There was an upper layer of a seam of lignite exposed on the river bank. He did not do too much work in this mine.


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